Monday, 26 September 2016

Leading Wellbeing in Rural Contexts - Book now!

Leading Wellbeing in Rural Contexts - ONE DAY CONFERENCE
Organised jointly by Brathay Trust and University of Cumbria
1 November 2016, University of Cumbria, Ambleside campus
Supporting wellbeing in an environment where providers (public, private, third sector, individuals and volunteers) are more professionally isolated requires different ways of working.


This one-day conference turns the spotlight onto the unique challenges presented, as well as providing a forum for exploring responses and opportunities. The conference showcases good practice case studies from cross-sector contexts, including health and social care, uniform services, education and enterprise to name a few. A framework developed by the Cumbria Rural Health Forum will help us explore diverse practices, in order to draw out generalizable responses and learning for common challenges in rural contexts. These include access, community engagement and resource mobilisation. This will lead to Open Space discussions to ensure critical themes provide important learning to take away for wider sharing and application. This process contributes to an emerging rural cross-sector forum for ongoing networking, resources and communication.
Arrival and coffee
9:30 – 9:45
Welcome and introductions
9:45 – 11:00
‘The challenges of leading wellbeing in rural contexts’
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee and networking
11:30 – 13:00
Open Space session 1
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30
Open Space session 2
15:30 – 16:30
Closing circle

Call for papers: The conference will also coincide with the launch of a call for papers for a special issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (JCC) published by Greenleaf. The issue will focus on the themes of leadership, wellbeing and rurality. We welcome ideas from you on the day.

We are pleased to announce a great line up of speakers for this event.
The conference will be opened by the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the University of Cumbria, Professor Julie Mennell and Chief Executive of the Brathay Trust, Godfrey Owen.
A broad based panel discussion will start the conference discussion, with speakers John Roberts, Head Teacher Consultant; Mark Pannone, Superintendent, Operational Support; Cumbria Constabulary; Suresh Rao, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Frank Peck, Director of the Centre for Economic Development, University of Cumbria and Lucy Maynard, Head of Research at Brathay Trust. These speakers between them bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and inspiration across education, justice, health and business sectors, providing a great introduction to the rest of the day in which participants will contribute their views and ideas.
We will be using the Open Space framework to facilitate discussions, so please sign up and come along with your ideas. Registration for the conference is essential and can be done at our online store £50 full price. £20 concessions. 

Concessions will be for; Voluntary Sector workers, Students, Unemployed.
A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to students, voluntary sector and unemployed, please contact:
For more information: please contact Martin Pyrah/IFLAS on 015394 30228 or

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