Use your intelligence!

ncvo-eventAndy Phillips (our Head of Skills Research) and I will be running a workshop at the forthcoming “Influencing Policy, Driving Change” conference on 26 February 2009, organised by Regional Action West Midlands in partnership with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

The event will help voluntary and community (VCS) organisations understand the policy environment and engage in local, regional and national decision-making so that their works brings about real change.

Our workshop will run twice during the day. Entitled “Use your intelligence”, we’ll explore how better evidence leads to better policy, and the resources that the Observatory has to offer to help VCS organisations in the West Midlands.

The event is being held at West Bromwich Albion Football Club on Thursday 26th February 2009. Book via the NCVO website.

3 Responses

  1. This sounds interesting enough that I’d like to attend, but cannot for a variety of reasons, and the event description seems aimed at people who are “a policy worker, development worker, CEO or trustee who holds responsibilities for policy work”. Not ordinary participants or organisers of voluntary groups, then. Perhaps a step or two above.

    Nonetheless, I’m hoping there’ll be some sort of summary afterward, maybe something informal like one person’s perspective on the day.

  2. Thanks for the feedback dp. We’re not organising the event, but I will ask colleagues from Regional Action West Midlands to shed some light. I’ll certainly be posting a summary of the event on this blog from my perspective. Cheers, Oliver.

  3. Thanks for your enquiry. The profile of the intended audience is included as guidance only – of course anyone whose role involves thinking and dealing with current policy is very welcome to join in the event – the more the merrier!

    We are looking into the best format for a post-conference report. If you’d like to receive copies of any report or summary we produce email and we’ll start a list.

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