Free topical Zoom talks with the Directory of Social Change

Article date
29 July 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The Directory of Social Change (DSC) are hosting a series FREE of Zoom talks on a range of very topical subjects in August. These sessions may be of interest to charity trustees and managers.  Please register directly with DSC through the links below.

Racism: Not in our sector? 12 Aug, 5-6pm

Campaigns such as #CharitySoWhite have challenged the sector to take a long hard look in the mirror for a while but only the ongoing worldwide anti-racism rallies have finally pushed the topic to the top of the agenda. Join this Zoom Talk to learn about how racism manifests itself in the charity sector and how we, as organisations and as individuals, can contribute to making the sector better.

More details and booking link

The Covid Crisis CEO – How to get it right? 19 Aug, 5-6pm

Leading a charity during a once in a lifetime global crisis is tough. Your organisation needs you more than ever at this time when, in private, you’re likely to be wrestling with the same lockdown frustrations and issues as everyone else during this pandemic. Join this Zoom Talk for a frank discussion with other charity leaders and to share your frustrations and victories, aspirations and hopes during these stressful times.

More details and booking link

The do’s and don’ts of a successful Board: communication in a crisis. 24 Aug, 5-6pm

Covid 19 has pushed many charities to the brink of an existential crisis and made efficient board communication more important than ever. With high consequence decisions to be made at pace, trustees naturally need to be more involved in the organisation; many boards hold more frequent meetings and ad hoc crisis working groups have been formed. But how much involvement is too much? How can organisations shape the board-executive crisis communication in a way that gives trustees all the information they need but doesn’t turn into an unnecessary additional burden on an already stretched executive? And when is it time to go back to a pre-crisis communication model?

More details and booking link

The end of the office as we know it? 26 Aug, 5-6pm

Are you tired of Zoom meetings, bored of being at home all day and just can’t wait to go back to the office? Or have you and your colleagues adapted so well to a new remote work setup that your organisation is considering giving up on a physical office space entirely in the future?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a traditional office set up vs remote working, and can you get the best of both worlds with a more flexible approach between the two extremes?

If you’re part of one of the many organisations that are currently reconsidering what their workspace should look like in the future, we’d love you to join us for this Zoom Talk on the future (or end) of the office.

More details and booking link