The Home Symposium

Keeping strong during a global pandemic – event on 27 May

We’ve created this event in partnership with Barnwood Trust and GCHQ, and have designed it around your requests for help and support. This day will provide an important space for reflection and learning to help us to navigate the coming months as confidently as we can.

If you would like to formally register, please email and you will receive the relevant hyperlinks to access Zoom sessions beforehand. There will also be support throughout the day via the Event Buddy on email or WhatsApp. You are more than welcome to dip and out throughout the day, so if there is only one seminar that you will find useful, do still feel that you can register and just attend that one session.


There are four areas of activity.

  1. The Main Hall
  • 9am Welcome from Helen Lovatt, High Sheriff of Gloucestershire
  • 9.15am Keynote speaker Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE from Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • 4.45pm closing reflection from Sally Byng, Barnwood Trust
  1. The Studio
  • 10am Adapting well: Practical tools for building organisational resilience
  • 10.15am Workshop: Building organisations that stand the test of time in a changing world
  • 1.15pm Workshop: Contingency planning, accessibility and cyber security
  • 2.30pm Workshop: Returning to in-person activities safely
  1. Chat Room
  • 11.30am Discussion: Resilient leadership or Fundraising
  • 3.45pm Discussion: Volunteer workforce or Reserves budgeting
  1. Garden Retreat
  • 9.45am Mosaic
  • 11.15am Skills Shed
  • 12.30pm Shared picnic
  • 1.15pm Fundraising flowerbed
  • 3.30pm Garden bench

See the full programme here.

May 21, 2020


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