The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment: National Conference 2019

If you came to the conference, thank you for attending the day. It was an exhilarating event, and one that we will be repeating next year!

If you weren’t able to make it, you can download a copy of the programme here. And you can also review some of the presentations from the day by scrolling through the agenda below.

Programme of events

Welcome to the day: introductory comments from Andrew van Doorn, CE, HACT.

Opening speech – Andrew Van Doorn (HACT) (download presentation)

Listen to the introductory comments:

 

Opening keynote speech: 
The future of civil society: where do housing associations fit in? Asif Afridi (Panel member, Independent inquiry into the future of civil society, and Deputy CEO, Brap)

Download the presentation from Asif Afridi, Deputy CEO, Brap

Panel discussion: 
Can community investment deliver resident involvement? Michael Hill, Business Development Manager, Tpas; Charlie Norman, CEO, MSV; Rachel Honey-Jones, Head of Community Regeneration, Newydd Housing Association; Andrew van Doorn, CE, HACT (Chair)

Workshops (morning sessions):


How do we support Boards to become the champions of community investment? Jon Fisher, Head of Communities, Sovereign;  Jenny Dykes, Board member, Sovereign; Gary Fulford, Group Chief Executive, WHG; Andy Zuntz, Chair, ForViva Group; Babu Bhattacherjee, Director of Communities & Neighbourhoods, Poplar HARCA, (Chair)

Download the presentation from Jon Fisher, Head of Communities, Sovereign

Download the presentation from Jenny Dykes, Board member, Sovereign

Download the presentation from Andy Zuntz, Chair, ForViva Group

Stepping into the spotlight – youth engagement and the Spotlight Centre: Daniel Rose, Director, Spotlight

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Using and collecting evidence to shape community investment services: Stephen Burns, Executive Director, Care and Communities, Peabody; Ceris Anderson, Knowledge and Insight Manager, StreetGames; Dr Frances Harkin, Research Lead, HACT

Download the presentation from Stephen Burns, Executive Director, Care and Communities, Peabody

Download the presentation from Ceris Anderson, Knowledge and Insight Manager, StreetGames

Developing community investment’s approach to professional development and qualifications: Dr Val Harris, ESB; Nicky Hazelwood, Community Investment Manager, Hexagon; Rebecca Clarke, Head of Membership, CIH

Download the presentation from Dr Val Harris, Nicky Hazlewood and Rebecca Clarke

Lunch: Meet Your Network Lead session 

Sub-plenary 1Five years of the UK Social Value Bank: how to use social value to demonstrate the value of community investment: Sheila Maxwell, Community Regeneration Officer, Link Group; Mary Kathryn Adams, Deputy Chief Executive, HACT; James Williams, Head of Social Impact, HACT

Download the presentations from MK Adams, Deputy Chief Executive, HACT, James Williams, Head of Social Impact, HACT, and Sheila Maxwell, Community Regeneration Officer, Link Group

Sub-plenary 2The inside story of GUAC’s Communities that Work campaign: Lynsey Sweeney, Managing Director, GUAC; Jon Fisher, Chair of Board, GUAC

Download the presentation from Lynsey Sweeney, Manager Director, GUAC

Sub-plenary 3Using social investment to deliver community investment outcomes: Jules Tompkins, Investment Manager, Community Impact Partnership; Helen Wilson, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, Clarion Futures

Download the presentation from Jules Tompkins, Investment Manager, Community Impact Partnership, and Helen Wilson, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Projects, Clarion Futures

Workshops (afternoon sessions):

How to change the national discourse around housing to include community investment: Mark Lawrence, Editor, 24 Housing; Jen Barfoot, CE, Homes in Sedgemoor; Andrew van Doorn, CE, HACT (Chair)

How to use procurement as a vehicle to drive and deliver community investment priorities: Barry Malki, Head of Communities, HACT; Alison Wilkinson, Group Customer Development Manager, Mears; Gary Jackson, Group Director Marketing, Comms & Customer Success, Mears

Download the presentation from Gary Jackson and Alison Wilkinson, Mears

Sharing social impact measurement skills: Sheila Maxwell, Community Regeneration Officer, Link Group

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Upskilling frontline staff to deliver community investment: Helen Scott, Performance and Evaluation Manager, Wheatley

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How to deliver community investment in a diverse cultural climate: Panel discussion: Chaired by Julie Haywood, Director of Community Investment, WHG; Tim O’Malley, Community Development Manager, Clanmil; Sahil Khan, Head of Gateway and Community Services, Catalyst; Lyn Mangisi, Community Development Officer, Radian

Download the Prezi from Lyn Mangisi, Community Development Officer, Radian (zip file)

Closing speech:
How do we ensure that community investment is at the core of social housing? Sally Thomas, Chief Executive, SFHA

Panel discussion following Sally’s speech featuring Sally Thomas, Sahil KhanStephen Burns, Nicky Hazelwood, Julie Haywood (tbc) and Jon Fisher (tbc), with Andrew van Doorn (Chair)

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