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Digital member meetings

Virtually meet peers from across the country to exchange ideas, issues, challenges and experiences.

These events will be run as a Zoom meeting with cameras and microphones on. They are not recorded.

Wednesday 24 April, 14:00 – 15:30

An opportunity for the ACEVO team to welcome you to our community of leaders, and for you to meet other new ACEVO members and learn how we can support you and how you can make the most of our network.

Thursday 2 May, 11:00 – 12:00

The four-day work week movement has grown considerably in recent years. At a moment in time when civil society bodies face ever-growing recruitment and retention challenges, could this move be right for your organisation?

Wednesday 8 May, 11:00 – 12:00

This session will enable participants to better understand emotions and narratives around the topic of Israel-Palestine and empower participants with tools for dealing with strong emotions and creating safe and brave spaces within their organisations when it comes to polarising topics.

Tuesday 14 May, 11:00 – 12:00

Find out what causes imposter syndrome, who gets it and what you can do about it. You’ll discover that you’re not alone as you hear about other’s experiences, and you’ll learn tools and techniques to release the imposter feelings. 

Tuesday 21 May, 11:00 – 12:15

An opportunity for leaders to go beyond productivity hacks and discover mindset, personal wellbeing and personal work strategies to help raise motivation when it dips.

Tuesday 4 June, 11:00 – 12:00

This event will provide members who may be considering an interim position as a future career option some of the practicalities entailed that you may not have previously considered. It may also be useful for leaders anticipating the need to create a brief for an interim replacement in the future.

Wednesday 5 June, 14:00 – 15:15

An opportunity for CEOs and leaders who have been in their roles less than a year, to connect and learn from one another in an informal setting. The gathering will feature a guest CEO reflecting on their experiences of being a new CEO, breakout discussions and a time to reflect with the wider group.

Tuesday 11 June, 11:00 – 12:30

An opportunity to hear from Baroness Shaista Gohir OBE, founder of Nisa Global Foundation and CEO of Muslim Women’s Network UK about the highs and lows of her leadership journey and to connect with other women senior leaders from many different organisations across the sector.

Tuesday 18 June, 11:00 – 12:00

Identify some of the barriers you may face as a leader in prioritising self-care and help you to develop an understanding of the importance of modelling self-care in your leadership role.

Tuesday 25 June, 11:00 – 12:00

The quality of relationship between the CEO and their chair will reflect the quality of governance within every organisation. But there isn’t just one answer or one rule to follow that works across all organisations. Come along to explore different approaches to this important topic and bring your own questions and challenges to tackle.

Wednesday 3 July, 11:00 – 12:30

An opportunity for the ACEVO team to welcome you to our community of leaders, and for you to meet other new ACEVO members and learn how we can support you and how you can make the most of our network.

Thursday 11 July, 11:00 – 12:00

A quarterly check-in for members to reflect on the past three months and to plan for the next three months. A safe space for leaders to reflect on their experiences and learning, and to think through priorities and how they want to approach the next quarter.

Tuesday 16 July, 14:00 – 15:00

Since February 2023, Sir Julian Hartley has led NHS Providers as its CEO. Join us to hear Julian share his leadership reflections as the sector continues to face an array of challenges in the provision of hospital, mental health, community and ambulance services. 

Tuesday 23 July, 14:00 – 15:00

An opportunity for CEOs and leaders to come together and discuss relevant topics around the climate emergency. All members welcome whether your organisation is directly involved in climate change or just if you have an interest in saving the planet!

Wednesday 24 July, 14:00 – 15:00

Learn more about the workings of the Commission’s whistleblowing service, its purpose, accessibility, and effective utilization. You’ll also have the chance to pose questions to Christopher Sladen, head of proactive regulation at the Charity Commission, to gain clarity on this vital resource.

Wednesday 31 July, 11:00 – 12:00

Thanks to a movement led by inspiring leaders with lived experience over many years, charity leaders are increasingly focused on making sure lived experience is influencing what their charity does, how it does it and what benefit this brings for service users and employees alike. Join us to hear NPC’s senior consultant Naomi Chapman outline the findings of their recent Centring Lived Experience report and discuss what this means for civil society leaders and their organisations. 

Tuesday 10 September, 14:00 – 15:00

Join us as we offer leaders the chance to pause and check in on how they are feeling, review and note whether things are particularly challenging, and reflect upon whether any changes need to take place. 

Not an ACEVO member?

If you have any queries please email info@acevo.org.uk or call 020 7014 4600.

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