29th May 2018
Our annual Committee Conference is the best opportunity for all committee members to network, learn new skills and find out how to effectively run your club, society or student group. Click below for quick links to conference information, or, if you still have questions, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Conference is a one day event with different training sessions aimed to help you get the most out of your committee position. It all happens in the KeeleSU building and we really encourage you to attend this event to put yourself in the best position for an amazing 2018/19
Top Tip: Attending Committee Conference counts as training to get your committee role accredited on your HEAR. If you cannot attend Conference there will be a series of mini training sessions for you to attend throughout the year. You must attend atleast 4 of these to count towards your HEAR.
This year's timetable will be stuffed full of sessions that will give you everything you need to be an amazing committee member for your group this year. Obviously, there are three sessions running at the same time, but this year we have streamed our sessions to match with specific committee roles, so sign-up to the sessions that best suit you!
Top Tip: Why not split your committee up and cover every conference session? All of you attending the same sessions will mean you potentially sitting through stuff that might not feel relevant, and the team as a whole missing out on important ideas and information.
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Timetable - 29th May 2018
- Does this training count for my HEAR accreditation?
Yes! Attending Committee Conference counts as training to get your committee role accredited on your HEAR, but you will need to attend at least every session. To get your role accredited, you also need to have held that position for more than 3 months. Remember, if you cannnot attend Conference we will be holding a series of mini training sessions throughout the year- you must attend 4 of these to count towards your HEAR. Ask in the Activities department about any upcoming Advisory Sessions.
- Is there food provided at Committee Conference?
Oh yes! Refreshments will be provided. We know some people have certain dietary requirements, so we'll make sure there are vegetarian, vegan and non-dairy options available.
- Does my time at conference count as volunteering hours?
Yes! You can claim the time spent in sessions as volunteering hours (sorry, eating lunch won't count). You can find more detail on exactly what counts for the rest of the year here.
- What will I need to bring?
You'll need something to take notes on so bring pens and pads, or you can go high tech and use a phone or tablet/laptop. You'll also need your Keele Card to swipe into sessions and a healthy dollop of enthusiasm and excitement.
- I've not been to this before and I'm new to the committee, will I be able to stick with my team?
Committee Conference is a big event and for a lot of people, it will be their first time on a committee. However, we suggest you split your committee up and cover sessions that are relevant to different roles. All of you attending the same sessions will mean you potentially sitting through stuff that might not feel relevant, and the team as a whole missing out on important ideas and information. There's introduction talks and lunch to make sure that you can check in with the rest of your committee team.
Any questions or queries? Just email email@example.com