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Driving Digital Inclusion in the Voluntary and Community Sector(080622)

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This event will include examples of how the VCSE sector is driving digital inclusion, areas where we need to be careful – so data handling, and skills development to help organisations to develop their skills and make best use of digital.

Please note that this event will take place online via Zoom.

This event will include examples of how the VCSE sector is driving digital inclusion, areas where we need to be careful – so data handling, and skills development to help organisations to develop their skills and make best use of digital.

The event is focussed on highlighting the following areas of digital: 

  • Digital inclusion – what are we doing as a VCSE sector to ensure that no-one (organisation or individual) is left behind?
  • How can we use digital to innovate or improve service?
  • Digital skills – what do we need as a sector?  Will include a Q&A session to enable you to say what you need to engage effectively with digital – please come prepared with questions!

The event is aimed at small to medium VCSE organisations who are looking to engage with digital.

Partnering with Suffolk County Council and the Digital Inclusion Network to deliver this workshop.

9.30 - Introduction to the Day:  Chris Bally – Deputy Chief Executive - SCC

The digital inclusion of the public and your service users – what are we doing as a sector to ensure that no one is left behind?

9.40 – 10 - Bruce Leeke – Chief Executive - Suffolk Libraries

 Suffolk Libraries run a variety of activities around digital inclusion.  They are part of the Digital Inclusion Network (DIN aims to be a platform that organisations can use to support each other and share what they are doing on Digital Inclusion in Suffolk). 

10.00 – 10.15 - Tracy Walsh – Digital Co-ordinator - BSEVC – Digital Champions

The role of digital champions in enabling and enthusing people to use digital

10.15 – 10.25 – Q&A

10.25 – 10.45 – Hilary Nugent, Volunteer Manager - The Good Things Foundation

How we can use technology to innovate or improve service?  The Good Things Foundation are a social change charity, helping people to improve their lives through digital. They tackle the most pressing social issues of our time.

10.45 – 11.00 – Kate Knowlden - The Food Museum – Volunteers and Digital

Using digital in the arts/archive/museums sector with volunteers

11.00    Break

11.10 – Simon Clifton – Mid Suffolk CAB - Data and your organisation

An intro for organisations starting on their data handling journey.  What are the top tips for ensuring that you set things up correctly.

11.40    Digital Skills – what do we need? 

Through the CAS Covid Impact Surveys undertaken in 2020 & 2021 the VCSE sector in Suffolk has highlighted the need for help with skills – this is to build on the rapid adoption of digital technologies that we have seen over the past couple of years in response to Covid 19 and the restrictions that this placed on our ways of working:

11.40 - The development of digital skills in Suffolk – Nicola Jenner – SCC Skills Team

11.55 - Digital training provider for organisations to enable better engagement with digital - Jamie Mortimer – Realise Futures

12.10 – Q&A – what are our key skills needs as a VCSE sector in relation to digital?

12.30 - Next steps and close – Nick Khan Strategic Director East Suffolk Council

Agenda may be subject to change

When
8th June 2022 9:30 AM through 12:45 PM
Location