17 of us will be at Bostin Summer Camp next Thursday and there’s plenty of space for more to join us, share ideas, learn and discuss anything we want about our sector.
Given recent news regarding cuts to the sector in Dudley borough and because it’s our first Bostin Summer Camp, we thought it might be sensible to adjust the timing of the day and focused on a couple of sessions in the morning. We’ll wrap things up at around 1pm, and anyone that wants to stay around for lunch and to continue their conversations in the afternoon would be very welcome to do so.
I’m really looking forward to the morning and thinking about the challenges and opportunities Dudley’s voluntary and community sector is responding to in a way that benefits communities. I wanted to get you all thinking about the kinds of things you’d like to discuss. On the day, you’ll be able to pitch a session and set the agenda, so you might want to use this week to start thinking about possible topics.
What are you interested in? What would you like to learn from others? How could we respond to the challenges we face? You might have ideas, questions, suggestions that you might want to share. You might be interested in how we can support each other, opportunities for working together, how we could encourage public trust, how we could raise awareness of the work that goes on in our sector, what we could do to help the sector be less reliant on grant funding, what skills we think the sector needs in the future… the list goes on! But don’t let me lead you! Bostin Summer Camp is your event and you can discuss whatever you’d like.
So get thinking and feel free to share your thoughts, comments and suggestions here too!
If you haven’t booked a place at Bostin Summer Camp yet, you can do so here.
I’m looking forward to joining you next Thursday.