Counting on Communities; Developing the new Normal!
Our Annual Conference and General Meeting this year will be held virtually and will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the voluntary sector’s role in supporting people through the coronavirus pandemic, and how organisations are planning for the ‘new normal’.
The week will consist of a number of online workshops focusing on different aspects of developing the ‘new normal’:
A GREEN RECOVERY: BUILDINGS
This workshop focuses on ways to save money and carbon. Join us to understand more about bills and tariffs and how some simple, low cost improvements can make your building more energy efficient. Suitable for anyone who operates community halls, church halls, sports clubs and offices.
The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the finances of community organisations has been marked. Is it time to rethink how we fund the services we provide? This workshop will introduce the concepts of ‘community wealth building’ and the ‘foundational economy’, the role of ‘anchor organisations’ and the importance of the local economy in creating the financial stability of the future
AN EQUAL RECOVERY
Covid 19 has affected everyone but some people have been more badly affected than others. Hear how organisations serving these groups have changed their ways of working, adapted the services they provide and worked in partnership with others to make sure that no one is left behind.
A SAFE RECOVERY
How do organisations move forward safely in the fast changing environment we are living and working in?
This session focuses on what it will mean for organisations to emerge safely post-lockdown.
A DIGITAL RECOVERY
The world of work is moving more online. Digital skills are becoming more important for the third sector.
This workshop will explore some of the key areas of a digitally enabled third sector, and the support that is available to grow skills and capacity in these areas.
A SOCIAL RECOVERY
With an explosion of formal and informal volunteering in communities across Powys to assist in the support of the Covid-19 pandemic this workshop will hear from community groups on what they have delivered, what they are currently delivering and future plans they have for their community support to continue.
A GREEN RECOVERY: TRANSPORT
To deliver a zero carbon future, we must change the amount and the ways we travel and how we move our goods. However, such changes can also make our towns more pleasant places to live and work, more self reliant and resilient and to help us to live healthier and more active lives. This session outlines key transport findings from the Centre for Alternative Technology's Zero Carbon Britain research.
A HEALTHY RECOVERY
The challenges brought by Covid-19 have affected the mental health and well-being of us all to some degree. This workshop will focus on how to maximise your own workforce’s well-being, including dealing with the more sensitive issues such as anxiety and stress and related performance-management. We will also look ahead to the potential challenges that may arise during the winter months. There will also be an opportunity to experience some practical examples of well-being activities.
Election of Trustees for 2020
Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) is inviting nominations from individuals who wish to stand for election to its Board of Trustees at the AGM on Friday 20th November 2020. The relevant documentation is available on our website by following: the below link or if you require copies to be posted to you please contact us.
The closing date for nominations is 23rd October 2020 at 12 noon.
Please pass this information on to anyone that you know who may be interested in standing. We are looking for nominees with skills, knowledge or expertise that will further enhance the governance of the organisation.
Nominations must be endorsed by a PAVO member organisation, but nominees do not need to be a member of that organisation.
Trustees are not remunerated but all related expenses are reimbursed.