Annual Conference

Masterclass in Befriending Strategy and Practice (England) Wednesday 7th June 2017 - 10am - 4pm £90 members (£100 non-members)

This year’s national learning and networking event in England provides an exclusive opportunity to participate in a full-day masterclass, facilitated by Befriending Networks, who will share expertise and learning from the organisation’s 20 years of experience in befriending strategy and practice.

Through the presentations and workshops on offer, delegates will be able to explore a wide range of key topics related to the successful running of a befriending service in the challenging climate in which we operate, and discuss issues which are currently facing them.

The masterclass also provides the unique opportunity to spend the day with other befriending professionals from around the country and to share ideas and practice with them.

The two main presentations will be on the following subjects:
The use of publicity, marketing and social media in Befriending – Magnus Shaw, Chesterfield Volunteer Centre
Creating successful partnerships – Sandra Brown, Befriending Networks
Delegates will also have the opportunity to participate in two rounds of interactive workshops, one of which will take the form of a ‘Open Space’ session in which participants decide the topics to be discussed.

Early-bird places cost �����£75 for Befriending Networks members and �����£85 for non-members. To take advantage of this discount, please book before April 30th. Book soon to make sure you’re there to take part in this unique day of learning and discussion for professionals working the befriending sector!

After 30th April, places cost ��� ��£90 for members and �����£100 for non-members.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Bookings can be made through your membership profile (if you are a BNs member), or by contacting us directly ( or if not.

Past Conferences

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