The voluntary sector: a guided tour

The voluntary sector: a guided tour

Thursday 15  March 2012 (10.15–12.30) Northern Ballet, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PA    The voluntary sector: a guided tour is one in the series of Landscape seminars run by Involve Yorkshire & Humber. The voluntary and community sector (VCS) takes many shapes and forms, and plays a vital role throughout society. Boundaries are blurring, with the VCS taking on more and more public service delivery, sometimes in partnership or competition with the private sector. Where does social enterprise fit in? And how does corporate social responsibility (CSR) relate to the sector? David Cameron’s call for the Big Society has caused increased debate about the nature and role of the VCS. This seminar will help you navigate your way through the sector in Yorkshire and the Humber and help you build crucial new relationships. Book now.

You will

hear from key players

gain an understanding of the history of the VCS

explore how the sector is organised and how it relates to the public and private sectors

get hard information about the type, size and activities of voluntary organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber (from Involve Yorkshire & Humber research)

look at what the voluntary sector does at local, city region/regional and national levels

identify at what levels you could engage and work with voluntary and community organisations, and who you should be making new partnerships with

have the opportunity to meet and network with people from key organisations in different sectors 

Speakers likely to include

national voluntary organisation

Judy Robinson (Chief Executive, Involve Yorkshire & Humber)

local support and development organisation

local voluntary or community organisation

public sector

Who should attend

people in the VCS taking on new, wider responsibilities

people new to the VCS

commissioners

public sector officers and councillors who work with the VCS

private sector organisations who would like to engage with and work with the VCS

CSR leads in companies

  Price

Involve Yorkshire & Humber member - £38.00

other voluntary and community organisation - £48.00

public sector - £58.00

private sector - £68.00

Special offer  Book a place on The voluntary sector: a guided tour and two other seminars (see below) at the same time for a big discount:

Involve Yorkshire & Humber member - £95.00

other voluntary and community organisation - £120.00

public sector - £145.00

private sector - £170.00

Landscape series of seminars

Reading the riots The role of the voluntary sector in a divided society Thursday 29 September 2011 (10.00-12.00) The Circle, Sheffield Show me the evidence Involve Yorkshire & Humber’s research into the voluntary and community sector in Yorkshire & the Humber Wednesday 9 November 2011 (10.15-12.30), followed by Involve Yorkshire & Humber AGM University of York Healthy changes? NHS reform and the voluntary and community sector in Yorkshire & the Humber Tuesday 29 November 2011 (10.30-12.30) Northern Ballet, Leeds Who’s who in learning and skills Tuesday 17 January 2012 (10.15-12.30) Northern Ballet, Leeds The voluntary sector: a guided tour

Thursday 15 March 2012 (10.15-12.30) Northern Ballet, Leeds  

Book now Please complete and return this booking form by Friday 6 March 2012. Places limited.  

Venue Northern Ballet  have a brand new conference venue in central Leeds.  

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