Thursday 1st March saw the first “Leadership Matters” workshop for third sector leaders on “Moments that matter: Dealing with Conflict”.
12 leaders came together to see whether there was any synergy in having a leadership training track, in a safe environment to learn and give themselves permission to take much deserved time in investing in their leadership skills.
Jayne Sargeant, leader of Phase Trust, facilitated the session which covered causes and sources of conflict, consequences, style of conflict and gave some basic tools for handling and managing conflict.
The overwhelming feedback from this pilot session was that this was an excellent chance to reflect on our own practice, gave lots of helpful ideas on how to deal with conflicts currently faced and that more sessions like this were needed and wanted.
The hope is that this will be the start of leaders not only receiving investment into their growth and development but also an opportunity to share their learning and experience and invest into others. Further sessions hope to include topics such as “Self-leadership”, “Building great teams”, “Strategic leadership” and “Leaving a legacy”.
Outstanding Citizen Awards 2018 – Nomination Form
Please find below details of the Outstanding Citizen Award for 2018 which was launched at the end of January and is looking for the unsung heroes of the West Midlands to be nominated for the Award.
Nominations are now being accepted for the following categories:
Outstanding Young Citizen
Outstanding Community Project
Individuals or organisations who are nominated for the awards will be voluntary or community based and will have shown consistent dedication to their community over a period of time, giving up their own time and helping others in ways which contribute to community safety or reducing crime and disorder. The closing date for nominations will be Monday 9 April 2018, and there will then be an Awards Ceremony held on Thursday 5 July 2018. As with previous years custody visitors will also be presented with long service awards on the evening , as well as thank you for their work this year and a welcome for new visitors.