Support Cambridgeshire recognises that voice and influence is vital for the voluntary sector.
Why is voice and influence so important?
- It enables seldom heard groups to state their case.
- Ensures that the sector has a place at the highest tables.
- Enables voluntary groups to enter into meaningful discussions with stakeholders on all aspects of service delivery.
How to do you gain voice and influence?
Voice and influence is best gained through Representation.
Support Cambridgeshire has just designed a new training course specifically around the issues of Voluntary Sector Representation (or VSR). Participants from the first session in April noted:
A very good training session, well delivered with lots of practical examples on how to represent the sector.
Excellent tips on how to deal with difficult situations when representing the sector.
It was a great opportunity to meet other voluntary sector representatives.
The facilitator was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable of the voluntary sector.
A professional and well organised course.
Support Cambridgeshire wants to run this course across the 5 districts of the County, but needs participants. If you are interested in learning more about how to represent the sector (as distinct from representing your own organisation), then please contact Support Cambridgeshire in the first instance. We can talk you through the course preview to ensure its right for you.