Monday, 13 October 2014

Free event: Using Knowledge Management To Increase Third Sector Resilience

Venue: RNLI Boardroom, 124-126 Webber St, London SE1 0QL 
Speaker: Gillian Ragsdell & Moya Hoult
Date: Monday, 10 November 2014 at 12:30 - 15:00

How can sharing information help build resilience in the voluntary sector? Gillian Ragsdell and Moya Hoult will be discussing their experience of a Big Lottery funded project entitled ‘Charnwood Connect’ to show how knowledge management practices can help to build and sustain meaningful partnerships, and, in turn, lead to increased resilience. Charnwood Connect, launched on 1st October 2013, aimed to encourage voluntary and public sector organisations to work together to achieve more for service users and service providers, building on the success of the well-established advice providers in the Borough. With collaborative working becoming an increasingly important cornerstone of the voluntary sector, it is timely to reflect on the benefits and challenges of Charnwood Connect and to share lessons from the early stages of the project.
Gillian Ragsdell is a Knowledge Management expert from Loughborough University, whilst Moya Hoult brings hands-on expertise as Chief Executive of Charnwood Citizens Advice Bureau.
This talk will be combined with the General Meeting of the OR Society's Third Sector Special Interest Group, electing a committee, Chair and Secretary.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided; please feel free to bring lunch if you wish.
Registration starts:                                                                             12.30
O.R. and Third Sector: review and discussion                                   13.00
(Ruth Kaufman, Chair of Third Sector SIG)                
Election of Officers and Committee                                                   13.20
Knowledge Management and Third Sector Resilience                      13.30
Gillian Ragsdell, Loughborough University; Moya Hoult, Charnwood CAB
Further discussion, networking: details tbc                                        14.15
Meeting closes at 15.00