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Peer Learning Forum: Understanding Communities

Dec 04
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Date and time
Wed, 04 December  @  13:30  -  16:00
London EC3R United Kingdom
BITC members, BITC members with a community partnership , Community investment practitioners
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BITC members, BITC members with a community partnership and Community investment practitioners

Wed, 04 December 2019  @  13:30  –  16:00

The purpose of this practical session is to provide a space for businesses to share experiences of working with their communities. 

The session will cover the following areas:

  1. What are your communities and how do you identify them?
  2. How do you identify the key issues facing your communities? Which of these are most relevant to your business? 
  3. How do you engage local stakeholders to identify and understand local needs and what are the mechanisms for this?
  4. How do you establish a collaborative place-based approach to working together to tackle the key issues identified?
  5. What ‘good’ looks like when taking a place-based approach to understanding and engaging your community, with best practice examples?

There will be guest speakers from Barkers & Bolton Family, winners of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Connected Places Award 2019, for delivering social value for vulnerable families by uniting businesses, charities and others to support community projects.

About a place-based approach

BITC’s Place campaign is enabling a strong, business-led approach to building trust between business and society. A place-based approach involves multiple partners working together to create thriving communities. If you are interested in learning more about a place-based approach sign up for BITC’s Four Steps to Delivering a Place-Based Approach toolkit.

About Peer Learning Forums

BITC’s Peer Learning Forums provide a confidential environment to discuss common issues, good practice and solutions. There will be an emphasis on discussion and sharing experiences.


A light lunch will be provided.

Who should attend this event?

This is a free event for BITC members only, aimed at those with a community partnership or interest in taking on a community partnership. It is designed for staff at all levels, including c-suite and practitioner level.

Further information and contact details

To book, use the link above. If you require further details please contact Yasmin Nartey, Administrator, BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Business in the Community is building thriving communities where people want to live and work