Call for applications to join a virtual learning club for courses on Introducing Leadership in the Voluntary Sector and Collaborative Leadership in Voluntary Organisations
The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) based at The Open University is looking for participants interested in undertaking the Centre’s courses on Introducing Leadership in the Voluntary Sector and Collaborative Leadership in Voluntary Organisations.
Following a successful local learning club piloted in Milton Keynes, the Centre is looking for participants to join a virtual learning club i.e. a learning club with virtual facilitation through webinars and social media. To create a good learning environment those participating will commit to doing the courses within indicative timelines, to allow for the maximisation of the benefits of facilitation. Places on the course will be limited and will be allocated on first come first served basis. These online courses can be accessed here.
Applicants will be expected to study for independently for about 4 hours per week for 5 weeks to complete the course on Introducing Leadership in the Voluntary Sector (20 hours over a 5 week period) and/or 4 hours per week for 8 weeks to complete the course on Collaborative Leadership in Voluntary Organisations (32 hours over 8 weeks).
In addition, participants are invited to, and expected to attend 1 (if undertaking only the 5 week course), 2 (if doing the 8 week course) or 3 (if undertaking both courses) virtual 1hr 15m long supportive learning club sessions during the duration of the course. These sessions will give participants the opportunity to share their learning during the intervening period and benefit from peer learning. In the period between the virtual sessions, participants will use social media to share their learning and engage in peer support activities.
If you would like to join the virtual learning club, please upload complete the application form and a starter questionnaire (here).
Completed application forms and questionnaires should be submitted by email to Dr Fidele Mutwarasibo (firstname.lastname@example.org) at their earliest convenience. Details of the launch of the virtual learning club will be communicated with successful applicants in due course.
If you have any further query, feel free to contact Fidele by email.
On behalf of Arts and Heritage Alliance Milton Keynes (AHA-MK),
Please show your support for the future of The Stables by attending a crucial MK Council planning meeting at 7pm on Thursday 4th April
As you will know, live music venues across the country have been threatened by the arrival of new housing development in their vicinity. The Stables face this very issue with the proposed housing development plans on their western boundary in Wavendon. This important venue could be threatened if the right planning agreements are not put in place. AHA-MK members were very supportive when this first came to light; indeed local objection resulted in the Planning Department’s email box seizing up and The Stables is keen for you to show your support again by letting Milton Keynes Council know we need them to resolve this in a positive way.
Having understood that more time was required to resolve outstanding concerns, at the Development Control Committee meeting on 7th March councillors voted to defer the decision until June to provide more time to allow further discussions to take place. However the Council informed everyone on 20th March that the decision has been brought forward at the request of the developers to this Thursday 4th April, providing insufficient time to resolve all the concerns – and in particular to further explore the idea of a deed of easement.
The Stables have sought expert legal advice and have provided a summary of the current position, which you can read in full here.
The Planning meeting on Thursday 4th April is a public meeting held at 7pm at the Civic Offices. Please come if you can and so demonstrate the importance of The Stables to MK and to our cultural landscape. Letters to MK Council and its Councillors in support of our world class music venue, The Stables, would also be very valuable but must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd April setting out any concerns or comments arising from the report (available on the Milton Keynes Website Planning Portal www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/publicaccess or by visiting the Civic Offices, Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ).
Transition Town Milton Keynes, a local group promoting action on low-carbon living, run a popular programme of film nights. They would like to invite anyone with interests and passion for environmental issues to join them at the next film night that will take place on Thursday 15th February: 6-8pm at Central Milton Keynes Library. They will be showing ‘The Soil Solution to Climate Change’ film, exploring the soil’s potential as a biologically based solution to the global climate crisis.
The event is free, although small donations towards the cost of refreshments will be welcome. See more details below:
Contact or follow Transition Town Milton Keynes at the details below: