Knowing your Assets from your Elbow: The Big Event 2019

Organisation: 
SpeakUp
Start date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 09:30
End date: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 16:00
Location: 
International Tennis Centre Eastbourne
Cost: 
Free
Description: 
Thursday 24th September will be a day for sharing and celebrating the excellent work, often hidden, that happens within our local communities throughout East Sussex. With an emphasis on inspirational, ‘outside the box’ thinking, discussion and new ideas will be actively encouraged, enhanced by a creative approach that will make this day unlike the ‘normal’ conference experience. Communities can be many things: geographical, social, economic, sharing specific needs. They are always complex and it is often those who live or work within them who have an understanding, a vision, of how the skills, experiences and expertise of local people can be harnessed to develop the community and, importantly, the individuals themselves. There are many people and organisations that offer the gift of time, experience, talent and materials, professionally and voluntarily, to help make people, places and communities local to them more resilient. These people, organisations, places / spaces and materials or equipment are often referred to as ‘local assets’ and it is this practice that we will be focusing on, together, for the day. The day will be peppered with excellent examples of ‘asset-based practice’ already happening in the region. It will be an opportunity for the collective group to reflect on, consider and determine best ways to acknowledge, support and grow the ‘asset-based’ practice. Every group, organisation or individual attending will be asked to provide, pre-event, information about themselves and their work to create an information sharing point for the day. This will help to generate the perfect opportunity to meet others working in the region who might enhance your work and / or community. The day-long event will be held at the International Tennis Centre on Tuesday 24th September. A light lunch is included. The attend is free to attend but places are limited
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