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Event Reports

For a report of a SWF event that has taken place, along with associated information please click on the event below, all listed chronologically.

Designing and Delivering Better Services... for people, with people
Thanks to everyone who joined us at Designing and Delivering Better Services - For People... With People. We're pleased to share links to the presentation slides below and a summary of the evaluation...
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Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 - 14:43
Building Better Opportunities Presentations
Slides from our recent series of workshops held as part of our partnership development work for the Big Lottery Fund's Building Better Opportunities programme in the Heart of the South West Local...
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Monday, 15 June, 2015 - 15:06
EU Funding Collaboration Workshop: Young People, Employability and Skills in the Heart of the South West
Our thanks to all who joined us at Exeter Community Centre on 1st April and to the Big Lottery Fund for funding the event. Please find below information from the day. Slides  ...
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Thursday, 16 April, 2015 - 10:54
Making Your Voice Heard: Influencing Health and Social Care Nov 2015
Our report from the event is now available here... Thank you to our event partners from the NHS SW Strategic Clinical Network and all the delegates and speakers for their contributions to the...
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Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 - 12:17
SWEN Legal Masterclass Conference - Maintaining the Business Case for Equality
Please find presentations and documents from from the 26 June 2014 in running order below:   Maintaining the Business Case for Equality - Reducing Risk and Ensuring Compliance...
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Friday, 4 July, 2014 - 14:13
Impact and ValuESS Social Value and Commissioning Event 14 May 2014
Delegates at SWF's event Social Value and Commissioning showed their cooperative spirit in contributing to a truly transnational event last week. The day provided an opportunity for cross-border...
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Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 - 14:32
Peninsula LIST Impact Masterclasses
In partnership with Learning South West we ran these four half day masterclasses for commissioners and organisations working with children, young people and families in Devon, Cornwall, Plymouth and...
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Thursday, 17 April, 2014 - 10:37
In Pursuit of Happiness & Impact Awards SW, 14 April 2014
Thank you to all who attended, our speakers and workshop hosts, award sponsors Charity Bank and once again many congratulations to the worthy winners of Impact Awards... Proving Our Value Citizens...
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Wednesday, 16 April, 2014 - 13:33
Commissioning of Victim Services - South West Engagement Event, 18th March 2014
The purpose of this event was: To inform providers of the commissioning of Victim Services  across the South West To test the capacity and interest of the market To map services To...
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Friday, 21 March, 2014 - 16:39
Local Enterprise Partnerships in the South West – opportunities and challenges for civil society, 12 December 2013, Exeter
This workshop was chaired by Nigel Costley, SW TUC and Chair of SW Stakeholders, and provided an opportunity to: Get a better understanding of how the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the...
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Friday, 13 December, 2013 - 16:08
Funding Expo South West 27 November, Torquay
Thank you to everyone who came to Funding Expo 2013 and made it such an inspiring and enjoyable day. Read on for comments, information, presentations and resources from the day. Your feedback was...
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Tuesday, 3 December, 2013 - 16:17
Social Investment in Practice, 14th November
Thank you to everyone for your participation at the workshop last Thursday at the Devonport Guildhall. As promised you can view the presentations from the day as PDFs below, click on the bold text:...
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Wednesday, 20 November, 2013 - 18:34
Impact Summit 2013
View the event report document here...  Individual speaker presentations are available below as PDFs Professor Leroy White's presentation Back drop slides Jonathan Carr-West presentation...
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Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 11:35
Skills for Impact - 26th June 2013
Thank you to everyone for your participation at the workshop this week at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter.  As promised you can view the presentations and resources...
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Friday, 28 June, 2013 - 17:20
An Introduction to Campaign Strategy Planning
Sheila McKechnie Foundation, funded by South West Forum's Voice and Influence project, delivered some great training on campaign strategy and planning in Plymouth on 12 June 2013. All participants...
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Monday, 17 June, 2013 - 15:36
Rethinking Infrastructure 3 June 2013
Thanks to all who participated for making this such a constructive and interesting day and our event partners NCVO BigAssist. A summary of delegate feedback will be added soon (if you didn't complete...
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Monday, 3 June, 2013 - 16:36
Shared Opportunities, Shared Decision - Health & Social Care 13.03.13
"Excellent meeting involving groups active in the field identifying real needs in community engagement" (Participant evaluation) View presentations from the day and more comments from participants...
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Friday, 15 March, 2013 - 17:56
Understanding Best Practice in Engagement Dec 2012
 “I will definitely use the resources available to learn about different engagement techniques" “[I will] experiment and use some of the new techniques I’ve learned about today with our...
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Wednesday, 9 January, 2013 - 16:32
Collaborating for Impact 27 November 2012
Please find speaker presentation slides below and links to the 8 workshop presentations that featured. Thank you to all delegates, speakers, exhibitors and our hosts at Plymouth University for...
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Wednesday, 28 November, 2012 - 13:03
Understanding Social Value 17 October 2012
Thank you to all delegates and speakers for your contributions to the day. Please find slideshow presentations embedded below.  Key messages from the day for Commissioners and Social purpose...
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Thursday, 18 October, 2012 - 12:50
Working in Partnership – Tackling Youth Unemployment, 15 October 2012
This free workshop, on 15th October 2012, in Devonport, was aimed at all sectors – FE Colleges, private training providers and voluntary and community sector providers. This solutions-focused...
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Wednesday, 17 October, 2012 - 15:07
Know Your Assets, 5 September 2012
Slides from the Intellectual Property Office presentation can be browsed below    
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Tuesday, 11 September, 2012 - 15:51
Hearing the Unheard - Ivybridge June 2012
Ten projects supported by South West Forum were showcased at this interesting and inspiring event. We would like to thank all participants for making the day such a success. All ten projects are...
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Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 - 00:00
Social Networking - Why? (Exeter 18 June 2012)
How can social networking help your voluntary group, social enterprise or other business improve your communications, marketing and influence? Read on to download speaker presentations from this...
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Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 00:00
Proving your IMPACT (Exeter, 13 June 2012)
  Practical guidance and real-life case studies on the tools and methods available to monitor, measure and evaluate outcomes to demonstrate impact to funders and commissioners. A South West...
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Wednesday, 13 June, 2012 - 00:00