Apr 10 2018 09:30

Would you like to support the community by getting more of your staff volunteering? What if volunteering could boost your staff's leadership skills at the same time, giving them unrivalled professional and personal development?

Charities might be looking for the corporate pound, but they also highly value the corporate ‘muscle’ – the wealth of professional skills, talent, knowledge and experience that businesses possess. Some of the skills you might take for granted are priceless to charities and community organisations.

Oxfordshire Community Foundation's FREE event at the stunning Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College, Oxford will explore employee volunteering as a mutually beneficial activity – one that supports the charitable sector, but also brings significant benefits to businesses in developing the professional skills of their staff.

At the event attendees will hear from:

William Downing, a Partner at Blake Morgan who is Chair of Homeless Oxfordshire

Graham Beith, a Manager at Handelsbanken and a charity trustee

Clive Johnson, Group Head of Health, Safety and Security at Westgate developers Landsec, who has championed the company’s innovative and highly successful CSR initiative.

There will also be practical, interactive workshops, and a free buffet lunch. Oxfordshire-based companies can bring up to ten members of staff to this event, and we encourage you to consider nominating a cohort of high-potential employees who would benefit the most from this development opportunity.

The Beard Charitable Foundation, set up by the Beard family to support its own staff in their charitable activities, is delighted to be lead sponsor for this event at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre – an impressive construction project that was completed by Beard in 2017.

The symposium will include refreshments and a buffet lunch, and the chance to network with like-minded businesses. There will also be a series of ‘marketplace’ stands where you can make connections with community sector partners who can help you take action on skills-based volunteering.

 

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