• Choose your workshops for CT ’19

  • Choose your workshops for CT ’19

    There’s less than two months to go until CT ’19 and we can’t wait for you to join us on 12 -13 November for what promises to be an excellent two days with colleagues from across the Community Transport sector! You can find a full agenda for the event here.

    As you’ll be aware, the second day of CT ’19 holds an exhibition and a series of practical and engaging workshops.  So that we can allocate the right workshops to the right rooms, we’d appreciate it if you could let us know ahead of the event which workshops you’re planning to attend.

    We have eight workshops running in tandem during the day and you’ll be able to attend up to three.

    Workshop Descriptions:

    Block 1: 10:00 – 11:00
    Time Workshop
    10:00 – 10:45

    Using the Short Distance Exemption

    Hosted by Tim Cairns, Director of Policy and Nations, CTA and John Taylor, Director, TAS Partnership

    This is a must attend workshop if you want to understand more about the ‘Short Distance Exemption’ in the UK Government’s most recent guidance on the use of section 19 and 22 permits. We’ll explore how to assess which services fall under the exemption, methods for plotting distances and what evidence you need when applying for permits.

    10:00 – 10:30

    The Latest Practice in Accessibility

    Hosted by Michael Smith, Q’Straint

    In this hands-on session, CT ’19 headline sponsor Q’Straint will be talking about the latest best practice in accessibility and safety, looking at the latest products you can use to ensure that vehicles meet the highest standards of accessibility.

    10:15 – 11:00

    Talking to Politicians

    Hosted by Gil Morris, Chief Executive, DevoConnect

    With so many voices competing for the ear of local and national politicians it can be hard to get heard. You need a compelling story that connects with them personally and with what they want to achieve. In this session Gill Morris, Chief Executive at DevoConnect explores how to engage effectively with your local politicians make your voice heard and bring about change.

    Block 2: 11:00 – 12:00
    Time Workshop
    11:10– 11:45

    Managing Risk

    Hosted by Endsleigh Insurance Brokers

    Risk management is an important part of running an organisation but six out of 10 people at small charities have never received risk management training. In this session, Endsleigh Insurance Brokers will be exploring what good risk management looks like, helping you to keep one eye on the horizon so you can focus on the work you do best.

    11:15 – 11:45

    Good to Go – CTA’s Performance Standards

    Hosted by Anneessa Mahmood, Director of Member Services, CTA

    We’re relaunching the new Community Transport Performance Standards; come along to find out about how this user-friendly tool can help you run your services. We’ll be distributing copies of the standards, sharing some online resources and talking about how you can demonstrate that you meet them. There’ll be time for questions too.

    11:15 – 12:00

    What makes Funders Tick?

    Hosted by Duncan Nicholson, The National Lottery Community Fund

    What are the big ideas in the funding landscape and what makes the difference in whether something does or doesn’t get funding. This session will look at the current state of charity funding in the UK, exploring how charities can create healthy, long-term relationships with funders.

    Block 3: 12:00 – 13:00
    Time Workshop
    12:00 – 12:45

    Getting the most from your Board

    Hosted by Phil Benton, Counterculture

    Most boards have many questions! Should we set up a trading arm? Should we expand our services? How do we plan for the long-term when funding is short-term? This session will look at good ways to frame the work of your board so they are focused on doing the right things and are confident they are doing them well.

    12:15 – 13:00

    Volunteer Recruitment and Development

    Host to be confirmed

    In surveys of our members about what they need, help with recruiting volunteers is always high on the list. Here’s a chance to refresh your approach to running an effective volunteer recruitment campaign and how to show them some love so they stick around. We’ll also look at targeting different groups, such as young people, and explore how we can create meaningful and worthwhile opportunities for them.

    Choose your workshops:

    One of our sponsors, Atkinson HR Consulting are also offering attendees free HR advice during day two of CT 19. You can arrange a free consultation with their award-winning consultants to discuss anything from employee engagement, wellbeing, staff and volunteer recruitment, training, development and performance management, to sensitive employment issues. During your consultation, they’ll help you look at an issue from the right perspective for your organisation and identify options for resolving an issue, making improvements or easing your worry.

    If you’re interested in a free consultancy session you can book your slot here.