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ICYMI: January 2021

In case you missed it is a monthly round-up of what we have been up to at ACEVO. Communications officer Heloisa Righetto shares links to recently published content, newly launched events and services available to members.

A narrated version of this blog is available at the bottom of the page

News from ACEVO

In the past month, ACEVO has signed up to:

  • Equality Republic: a partnership of people who work on equalities issues.
  • Halo Code: a pledge to protect employees who come to work with natural hair and protective hairstyles associated with their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities.

In January, we also reached 100 signatories to our racial diversity principles. Each leader in this list has provided detailed information about the work they have been conducting at their organisations. We encourage you to take a look at the statements (click on the names) for ideas and inspiration – and please get in touch if you’d like to sign up. This list is regularly updated. Please email for more information.

We have updated our coronavirus section on the website with information about the vaccine roll-out. We have pulled together information on three elements of the vaccine roll-out – countering anti-vax messaging, civil society’s role in assisting the roll-out, and employment issues, and will update as more information comes available.

Our website now has a section dedicated to our work on the Climate Crisis, including ACEVO’s internal targets, the member working group, and our plan to develop new offers that support our members to take ownership of this issue.

Announced new events

The Friday Review is back! Round off the week with an informal gathering of leaders, to check-in with one another. This one-hour get-together, hosted by ACEVO’s head of member support Tom Andrews, is a space to pause, reflect and connect.

We have announced new dates for the New & Emerging Leaders programme:

  • Fully digital: 1 September 2021/ 3 February 2022
  • Digital + face to face workshops: 10 January 2022/28 March 2022

This series of online learning modules, workshops, coaching and support will expand self-awareness and help participants gain valuable insights into how other people think, feel and respond in the workplace. The New & Emerging Leaders programme will give delegates powerful practical skills and a sound base of leadership knowledge that will serve them well in current and future roles.

Latest resources

ACEVO’s governance resources have been updated to reflect the recent changes in the Charity Governance Code. The refreshed code includes clearer recommended practice in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Principle, and updates to the Integrity Principle to emphasise ethics and the right of everyone who has contact with the charity to be safe.

Within our guides, tools and templates section we now have a dedicated area for CQC related resources, provided by leading health and social care firm Hempsons. Hempsons has a long history of supporting social care providers in their dealings with the CQC and can also help you with your inspection.

There is also a new episode of our podcast Leadership Worth Sharing, which was recorded at #ACEVOFest in November 2020. Vicky Browning chats to Kim Shutler, CEO, The Cellar Trust about being part of the Gold Command response in Bradford, and the role of local VCS leadership in strategic influencing.

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