Survival through collaboration

Survival through collaboration

Survival through collaboration – two half day events on collaboration[1] for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), migrant and refugee community (MRC) and infrastructure organisations – publicity and programmes.

London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) recently published a research report of 15 case studies of collaboration. The case studies covered a range of collaborative models from informal partnership working to full merger.

Following the launch of the report we got together with partners in the BAME and MRC sectors to discuss the delivery of two half-day sessions specifically targeted at BAME, MRC and infrastructure[2] organisations to enable more effective collaboration.


[1] By collaboration we mean any work that organisations do with each other (formal and informal) with a common purpose and with a view to greater output than if they pursued the activity alone.

[2] We include both generic and BAME/MRC 2nd tier/support when we talk about infrastructure.

Programme

Day 1 at Greater London Authority, Monday 23rd September: this first day aims to develop more effective support for BAME and MRC organisations.

09:30 – 10:00

Registration, refreshments and networking

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction and welcome – Mulat Haregot (Evelyn Oldfield Unit) and Tim Brogden (LVSC) and Amna Mahmoud (GLA)

10:15 – 11:15

Genuine collaboration? What sort of support should BAME/MRC voluntary and community organisations expect from infrastructure?

 

Short panel presentations and discussion in groups, which will look at thinking about and making suggestions to improve support.

 

Panel including:

 

Truly Johnston, Community Action Southwark and other CVSs

BAME/MRC infrastructure

 

11:15 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:30

Participants experience of collaboration – round tables and discussion

12:30 – 13:15

Plenary – next steps for improving infrastructure support

13:15 – 13:30

Review of day 1 and preview of day 2

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch and networking

 

Day 2 at Voluntary Action Islington, Wednesday 2nd October: this second day aims to present and discuss models of collaboration and present and discuss case studies of successful collaborations

09:30 – 10:00

Registration, refreshments and networking

10:00 – 10:15

Reminder about day 1 and welcome to day 2

10:15 – 11:15

Models of collaboration – presentation and plenary

11:15 – 11:30

Break

11:30 – 12:00

Launch of Voice4Change England’s guidelines and principles for collaboration in the BAMER sector and discussion – Saqib Deshmukh, Voice4Change England

 

12:00 – 13:15

Case studies of current successful collaboration and discussion

13:15 – 13:30

Review and what happens next?

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch and networking


Register here for day 1 on Monday 23rd September
http://civi.lvsc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=581

Register here for day 2 on Wednesday 2nd October http://civi.lvsc.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=591

For any further information on this initiative please contact:

Tim Brogden – Policy & Networks Development Officer

LVSC, DD:  020 7832 5813

E: tim@lvsc.org.uk

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