Sandwell Community Conversation: Session one
AudienceCSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, Third-sector and Public sector
Wed, 24 February 2021 @ 10:30 – 12:00
About the event
Business in the Community (BITC) and Midland Metro Alliance are hosting two virtual Community Conversations, the second one will take place on 10 March , exploring how people from all sectors can support the recovery and rebuilding of the economy in Sandwell in the West Midlands. Attendees will need to register for both events.
BITC believes resilient communities are made up of collaborative partnerships, which are willing to work together and build on local knowledge resulting in long-term change.
This first Community Conversation session will focus on the benefits of improved connectivity in areas of opportunity and major employment sites in and around Sandwell. The session will also explore wider social and environmental issues that the business, community and public sectors can collaboratively address.
During the virtual event there will be break-out sessions, which are designed to discuss challenges, ideas and solutions as a group. This will provide an opportunity for participants to work as part of a cross-sector team, sharing their knowledge to provide real support to local communities.
- Welcome and overview – Business in the Community
- Opening speakers – Midland Metro Alliance and public sector representative
- Working together to ‘Build Back’ – community priorities
- Cross sector breakout rooms
- Report back and wrap up
About Community Conversations
A Community Conversation is a cross-sector virtual networking event exploring collaborative working. It is a forum for community, business and the public sector to share opportunities, discuss priorities and highlight areas of need to build a healthier, sustainable community.
A key outcome from a Community Conversation is a commitment from participants to continue to work together on agreed collaborative actions that can make a real difference in a place. BITC will assess actions, pledges and offers after the event and make plans for further action.
This event is open to all public, private and voluntary organisations with an interest in the community of Sandwell and who have registered to attend.
Contact details and further information
For more information please contact Kelly Stackhouse, Programme Manager at BITC.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.
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