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Thursday 2 November 2017

The Studio, Birmingham, B2 5EP

CPRE’s 2017 Autumn Conference, Thursday 2 November

We are excited to announce that our national Autumn Conference will be taking place on Thursday 2 November, 10.30am – 18.30pm. The positive feedback we received last year about the location and setting of the venue – as well as the excellent food! - means that we will be returning to The Studio, 7 Canon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP. Please put the date in your diary and have a think about those people who would be best placed to attend from your branch/region. Numbers are the same as last year, with spaces for three branch and two regional representatives.

Excitingly, this year the Conference will have an extra element – a post-conference drinks reception. We regularly receive feedback from branches and regions that you’d value more time for talking to each other and sharing ideas and information. So, taking this into account, a drinks reception will be held within The Studio, straight after the day’s activities. The conference will finish at 17.00 as normal, with a bar open until 18.30 to give people a greater opportunity to discuss key issues with colleagues from all across the country.

One of the main aims of this year’s Autumn Conference is to have a greater focus on CPRE’s campaigns. Building on the success of the Housing White Paper engagement event in March, we hope to make Conference a fully collaborative occasion, learning from each other about our campaigns work and sharing the good, the bad and even the ugly (!) in the spirit of ‘One CPRE’. More information will follow, with the agenda and online booking link circulated towards the end of the summer.

Like last year, it would be wonderful to have a good spread of representatives from each branch – from volunteers, to executive members and staff. We hope that the conference, and its all-important networking opportunity, will result in a very collaborative and positive event. Hope to see lots of you there.

CPRE National Office induction days are held three times a year at our office in London and are open to any new staff and volunteers who would like to attend from the CPRE network of districts, branches and regions. Induction days focus on the role of National Office and CPRE's overarching structure, ambitions, operations and resources across the organisation.

These induction days are an excellent opportunity to learn about CPRE as a national organisation. We look at the history and structure of CPRE, the role of National Office and how we operate (including communications, fundraising, membership and development), key areas of our campaigning work, and the resources available to branches. The day is a great way to get a few ideas for your work at the grassroots of CPRE and to meet people from other branches as well as national office staff whom you can ask questions throughout the day.

The three dates for the 2018 induction days will be:

Tuesday 30th January
Tuesday 22nd May
Tuesday 11th September

Contact Anna Mathieson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to book on behalf of yourself or others.

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