Skills issue to be at the forefront of third sector conference
The skills gap within charities will be discussed in detail at this year's training and skills conference hosted by the third sector.
Martin Baker, founder and CEO of The Charity Learning Consortium, will be sharing his insights and looking at ways o stretch your training pound at a time when budgets are restricted.
Baker will join Graham Leigh, director of Strategic Partnerships at Skills - Third Sector in a special workshop which will be looking at low and no cost ways to develop talent in the sector.
The event, Our People Our Skills Our Future, features Dame Mary Marsh, director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme, former chief executive of NSPCC and newly appointed to lead a review into leadership and skills in the third sector. The conference will provide a great opportunity to learn about the implications of the skills review, as Dame Mary Marsh will be sharing a platform with Civil Society Minister Nick Hurd MP, who appointed her to lead it.
Baker said: "It's been a great week for learning and development in the third sector, with the announcement that Dame Mary Marsh is to lead a review into leadership and skills. So the Our People Our Skills Our Future conference is incredibly timely.
"I'm delighted to be sharing my knowledge of free and affordable ways to build essential skills on a charity budget, chief amongst these being collaborating with other charities - together charities can achieve so much more than when they face challenges alone."
Our People Our Skills Our Future is part of Skills - Third Sector's ongoing work to support the development of an ambitious, skilled and adaptable third sector workforce. Presenters will be encouraging delegates to share and collaborate, and think of their colleagues (staff, volunteers and trustees) as strategic assets.