The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is hosting the first national conference dedicated to community investment.
Opening keynote speech:
The future of civil society: where do housing associations fit in? Asif Afridi (Panel member, Independent inquiry into the future of civil society, and Deputy CEO, Brap)
Can community investment deliver resident involvement? Michael Hill, Business Development Manager, Tpas; Charlie Norman, CEO, MSV; Rachel Honey-Jones, Head of Community Regeneration, Newydd Housing Association
Workshops (morning sessions):
How do we support Boards to become the champions of community investment? Gary Fulford, Group Chief Executive, whg; Jon Fisher, Head of Communities, Sovereign; Jennifer Dykes, Board member, Sovereign; Andy Zuntz, Chair of the Board, ForViva (Chair)
Stepping into the spotlight – youth engagement and the Spotlight Centre: Daniel Rose, Director, Spotlight
Using and collecting evidence to shape community investment services: Stephen Burns, Executive Director, Care and Communities, Peabody; Ceris Anderson, Knowledge and Insight Manager, Streetgames; Dr Frances Harkin, Research Lead, HACT
Developing community investment's approach to professional development and qualifications: Dr Val Harris, ESB; Nicky Hazelwood, Community Investment Manager, Hexagon; Rebecca Clarke, Head of Membership, CIH
Lunch: Meet Your Network Lead session
Sub-plenary 1: Five years of the UK Social Value Bank: how to use social value to demonstrate the value of community investment: Sheila Maxwell, Community Regeneration Officer, Link Group; Mary Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive, HACT; James Williams, Head of Social Impact, HACT
Sub-plenary 2: The inside story of GUAC's Communities that Work campaign: Lynsey Sweeney, Managing Director, GUAC; Jon Fisher, Chair of Board, GUAC
Sub-plenary 3: Understanding alternative funding options for community investment: Jules Tompkins, Investment Manager, Community Impact Partnership; Helen Wilson, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, Clarion Futures
Workshops (afternoon sessions):
Changing the national conversation around housing to include community investment: Mark Lawrence, Editor, 24 Housing; Jen Barfoot, Chief Executive, Homes in Sedgemoor; Andrew van Doorn, CE, HACT (Chair)
How to use procurement as a vehicle to drive and deliver community investment priorities: Barry Malki, Head of Communities, HACT; Alison Wilkinson, Group Customer Development Manager, Mears; Gary Jackson, Group Director Marketing, Comms & Customer Success, Mears
Sharing social impact measurement skills: Sheila Maxwell, Community Regeneration Officer, Link Group
Upskilling frontline staff to deliver community investment: Helen Scott, Performance and Evaluation Manager, Wheatley
How to deliver community investment in a diverse cultural climate: Panel discussion: Chaired by Julie Haywood, Director of Community Investment, whg; Tim O’Malley, Community Development Manager, Clanmil; Sahil Khan, Head of Gateway and Community Services, Catalyst; Lyn Mangisi, Community Development Officer, Radian
Closing speech: How do we ensure that community investment is at the core of social housing? Sally Thomas, Chief Executive, SFHA
Panel discussion following Sally’s speech featuring Sally Thomas, Sahil Khan, Stephen Burns, Nicky Hazelwood, and Julie Haywood, with Andrew van Doorn (Chair)
The Rowton Hotel is located 15 minutes walk from central Birmingham.
Hotel rooms are available for the night before and after the conference, at discounted rates. These are available on a first-come-first-serve basis so please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you require a room.
Car parking space is limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you wish to arrive by car please email us
We are grateful to both Mears and Walsall Housing Group for their sponsorshop of this conference.
£100 + Eventbrite booking fee