Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century - 29th January

Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century: Leading Volunteer Programmes in Uncertain Times 

29 January 2009, Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, London

This one day briefing covers all the key issues encountered by leading volunteer programmes.  It will explore the problems, management structures and, more importantly, the practical solutions, illustrated with real life case studies.  The event is essential for everyone responsible for managing, recruiting, co-ordinating and motivating volunteers.

I will be presenting on the next in our series of Future Focus guides on changing demographics covering:

  • How the key demographic trends are affecting the UK, i.e. the ageing population, ethnic and religious diversity, family structures, poverty, skills and how educational attainment levels and employment are changing;
  • The challenges and opportunities that these trends can present for organisations in the future;
  • How organisations can plan more strategically for future demographic changes.

Other presentations featured are:

  • Addressing Social Diversity (Kathryn Skillings, Inclusive Volunteer Project Manager, SCOPE)
  • Financial Crises, Famines and Feasts (Michele Turner, Head of Volunteering, VSO)
  • Disposable Time - The Time Poor and The Time Rich (John Ramsey, Head of Volunteering, Age Concern, Chair, Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM))
  • Government Policies and Changes in Policy (DBE Elisabeth Hoodless, Executive Director, CSV)
  • The Roles of, and in, Social Enterprises (Nick Hurd, MP, Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering)

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