What we’ve got planned…
Learning, Dialogue, Action
Our government has made a promise to ensure that British Columbians have access to the services they need. And with the majority of social services in BC being provided by community-based organizations, there is a growing need to pay attention to the issues facing the community social services sector and the opportunities to strengthen the community sector.
As such, we have designed this conference to bring people together, to model collaborative approaches to problem-solving, and to facilitate learning, dialogue, and action.
Day one of the conference will focus on learning and information. Guest speakers and experts will present on topics such as leadership, compensation, policy development, and community planning before Q&A sessions and networking opportunities.
Day two will empower participants to translate that learning into action. Working sessions (hosted by graduates of The Federation’s Leadership 2020 program) will use participatory, collaborative methods to engage participants in creating action plans to address the key issues identified earlier in the conference.
Participants will leave with a new network of allies, new approaches to problem-solving, and practical steps to address the issues that matter to them.
The big picture
The planning and preparation for this event involves taking the first steps of what will become a 5-year framework for creating and building a stronger and more sustainable community social services sector in British Columbia.
From setting priorities and gathering info to reporting and progress updates, learn how your participation fits into the bigger picture of what we’ve got planned.