All of our volunteers are invited to our Region Conference on Saturday 18 September. The event will be held virtually to allow as many members to attend as possible.
The conference will start at 10am with an inspiring keynote speech, followed by a two informative sessions for leaders, young leaders, commissioners and Inspire members. After a short break for lunch, join in with a fun drumming session to get re-energised for our third and final session, where we'll come together for top tips to recruit girls and volunteers, ways to support members to move up to the next section, and inclusivity at all levels of guiding.
10:00 -10:30 Welcome and opening keynote speech from Region President Michelle Skeer, Chief Constable of Cumbria Police, who will talk about unconscious bias and race equity.
10:30-11:15am A Promising Programme
- For leaders - get back to basics with some exciting promise activities to use in the unit, whilst also covering the Five Essentials.
- For commissioners - we have two sessions to either remind yourself of the Girlguiding policies and how to ensure units are running in line with them, OR, work on ways to rebuild your team and support the return to face to face guiding.
- For Young Leaders - explore the Young Leader Programme and receive support in completing modules of the qualification.
- For Inspire - raising the profile of Inspire in your local area and beyond
11:30am-12:15pm International at Home
- For leaders - learn how to bring the fun and adventurous opportunities of an international trip into the unit meeting place.
- For commissioners - delve into ways of how others can support you in role of commissioner and how to manage the workload.
12:45-1:15pm Motivational Drumming Session
13:15-14:15pm A Space for Everyone
This session will be for all members, exploring ways for us to be inclusive, work on supporting the transition of all our young members through the sections and bettering our recruitment of young and adult members.
The morning sessions will be split into the following groups - leaders, young leaders, commissioners and Inspire members, so on booking, you will be asked to select in which role capacity you plan to attend. If you hold multiple roles, you’ll be asked to attend in just one role so we can assign you to the correct sessions and facilitate the best possible conference experience for all of our members. For you and your fellow volunteers to get the most from the conference, why not liaise with your local volunteer team so that, between you, you cover as many roles – and therefore sessions - as possible!