Welcome to the first of a new series of monthly ‘Skills Share’ sessions for Forum Central members. Following on from the Summer Time Out workplace wellbeing festival in August, and drawing on the experience of colleagues from Leeds Older People’s Forum, it seems that some people would find some informal skill sharing would be of benefit.  

Date: Thursday 10 December

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Zoom

We plan to run them roughly once a month (allowing for the vagaries of Christmas, and school holidays), on a Thursday lunchtime, when hopefully some of you can snatch a bit of time from the daily grind.

The meetings are free to attend and open to staff from any Forum Central member organisations who have an interest in the topic up for grabs that month. We encourage you to share this invite with colleagues across your organisation too. 

The sessions will be led by Jessica Duffy, Learning Facilitator, Leeds Older People’s Forum. If you have any questions, or suggestions for topics to be covered in future sessions, please get in touch with Jessica: [email protected] 

We are setting the agenda for this first meeting and then it is over to you to decide what you would like the future skill shares to consider. This session will be a chance to share with colleagues how you are managing to deliver your projects:

  • Have you been able to adapt to get some face to face time with beneficiaries?
  • Is the shift to digital working well for your clients?
  • Are you managing to tentatively reopen small groups?

This is a chance to find out how people from other third sector organisations are managing to do things – away from your boss and your colleagues (unless you want to bring them of course) – to explore different ideas and share problems and solutions.  

You can bring a cuppa, and a sandwich.  Events are totally free but to help with planning them, please book a place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/forum-central-skill-and-ideas-sharing-meetings-tickets-128641340713. We hope to see you there!

Future Dates for your diaries:

  • Thursday 14th January
  • Thursday 25th February