Community Action: MK invites you to GATHER on Friday 28th September 9.30am – 4.30pm

GATHER (1)

Over the course of the day you’ll be able to attend sessions on a range of topics relevant to the voluntary sector in Milton Keynes. Stay all day or drop in for what interests you. The timetable will be released shortly!

Health & Wellbeing Space

How do we PLAN SERVICES?
David Pye from Simpson & Ashland Parish Council will share the learning from their experience of using research on residents views of the support they would like to see in the future to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Expect to talk about: #demographics #data #services #ageing #wellbeing
How do we address WHAT MATTERS?
VP of MK Community Foundation, Retired NHS Consultant Physician (Public Health and Addiction Medicine Consultant) Vasco Fernandes will present the Community Foundation’s Vital Signs work and help groups to navigate how they best use the information contained within it.
Expect to talk about: #evidence #statistics #miltonkeynes #vitalsigns #poverty #health #wellbeing

Leadership and Governance Space

How can we LEAD COLLECTIVELY?
Owain Smolović Jones and Nela Smolović Jones of the Open University will facilitate two workshops that help participants unpack and develop leadership. They will help participants build practices such as embodied responsiveness, conversation and collective storytelling, supporting them to think and enact leadership in fresh and generative ways.
Expect to talk about #leadership #relational #aesthetics #conversation #storytelling
What is the STATE OF THE SECTOR in MK?
Alissa Pemberton and May Chung from Community Action: MK will be talking about our forthcoming State of the Sector survey. We know that groups need many things in order to thrive so tell us about your current challenges and successes and help us to think about the ways in which Community Action: MK can support you.
Expect to talk about: #civilsocietystrategy #infrastructure #vcs #community #groups #advice #support

Social and Cultural Space

How do we ASK FOR WHAT WE NEED?
Andrew Armes from Vagabond Cinema will share how they put together a compelling sponsorship package and use their challenges as their greatest strengths, kickstarting discussion on how VCS groups get better at asking for what we need.
Expect to talk about: #funding #finance #marketing #business #sponsorship
How do we GATHER?
Lallie Davis from the Arts and Heritage Alliance will share some learning from the AHA Forums to kick start discussion about how the voluntary sector is currently gathering, what our spaces look like and what we might need in the future.
Expect to talk about: #voice #territory #space #representation #mapping
How do we SLOW DOWN?
Nicky Kenny will share learning from the Pedalling Culture project which seeks to encourage sustainable transport use when visiting cultural venues and ask how we can encourage behaviour change and help people slow down in this fast paced world?
Expect to talk about: #culture #heritage #transport #cycling #walking #wellbeing

Environment & Transport Space

How do we IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT?
Rebecca Kurth from CMK Town Council will share her research on public transport and her experiences with engaging stakeholders and communities to kickstart discussion on how we help people influence public transport and public policy.
Expect to talk about: #buses #networks #communitylearning #publicpolicy
How to we DEVELOP A COMMON LANGUAGE?
Storyteller Phil Tipper will tell tales of a future where AI has transformed the way we move around the city. Join in and help build a language that expresses what ordinary people might need from this kind of technology.
Expect to talk about: #autonomousvehicles #driverlesspods #stories #mobility #movement #city #civicspace

More sessions to be announced soon!

Please RSVP here, even if you only intend to come for part of the day.

#gather2018

Thank you to MK Council and MK Community Foundation for supporting this event.

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