GM VCSE Learning Event

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GM VCSE Learning Event “Managing your different hats”

29th April 2021, 13:30 – 15:30
As volunteers and staff in the VCSE sector, we are increasingly asked to attend meetings by the public sector, to give our views or to contribute to forward planning.

But are we there to put the needs of our organisations first or there to represent the views and interests of the wider VCSE sector? Do we know what capacity we are there in?

Do the other participants in the meeting understand we can often be wearing multiple hats?

Does this raise the possibility of a potential conflict of interest?

In this workshop we will examine these questions and come up with practical ways of managing these issues, ensuring all sides are clear and we can effectively represent the wider sector and the interests of our own organisation. 

courtesy of GMCVO e bulletin issue 183