On Thursday 9th February 2012 at Liberty Stadium in Swansea Empower hosted our first ever Empower funded conference. With over 150 people in attendance the Sustainability themed event included live performances, expert speakers and workshops and a variety of diverse exhibitors. This was a fantastic event thanks to the Empower team and all who attended - we cant wait for the next one!
Photographs from our 'Measuring Soft Outcomes and Distance Travelled' course in September 2011 at our offices in Abercynon which we ran for £20.00 and recieved fantastic feedback from.
This years conference was held at SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff and was attended by over 75 exhibitors and 450 delegates.
A conference that brings together professionals in the fields of rights, health and well being to discuss issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the UK. With a mixture of key note speakers, workshops and specialist exhibitors Empower is extremely pleased to be supporting this event and sharing our expertise with delegates.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno: Despite fears that the majority of programme teams in the south would not travel to north Wales Empower managed to deliver a capacity crowd of 400 delegates again to this event. There were 30 exhibitors and a series of workshops spread over two days which again received very positive feedback.
The Liberty Stadium in Swansea in 2009 saw the first hosting of the Communities First Annual Conference by Empower Support for the Voluntary Sector. The conference enjoyed a capacity audience of 400 delegates and a new feature of a large exhibition of key organisations from all three sectors, providing delegates with the opportunity to engage directly with organisations who could support their work. The biggest exhibition of its kind; Paul Dear Head of Communities First stated that the conference had “ substantially raised the bar on delivery of these events.”
Higher Shotton Communities First Residential Board Training
In the Third Sector, efficiency, focus and accountability are always important. Organisations need to demonstrate the value they deliver to stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries. And they often need to be wiser with their finances than private or public sector organisations. So making sure staff are working on the right things, and supporting organisational goals is vitally important. But how do you do this in practical terms?Published by Sean Conrad - Certified Human Capital Strategist of Halogen Software on 17/05/2013 View this entry
Writing can be an immensely pleasurable and rewarding experience but, as with any such hobby, start to make it something that others rely upon and it swiftly loses its lustre. Take Julie for example … (please someone take her) … she loves quilting and has often thought how brilliant it would be if she could sell her quilts for enough money for it to be her source of income. Then someone asked her to make a quilt; not for money but for a favour, this hobby rapidly became a bit onerous. Every stitch now had to be perfect; every fabric choice became agonisingly difficult; suddenly she felt she was to be judged on what had previously been done solely for her enjoyment - and there wasn’t even any cash involved!Published by Natasha James and Julie Smith of Breaking Barriers Community Arts on 14/05/2013 View this entry