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2019 Sector Strategic Forum - Programme Announced
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2019 Sector Strategic Forum - Programme Announced

Join us on the 3rd October at IBIS, Ladywell Walk, New St, Birmingham 10:00 – 16:00pm

The need for impactful and co-ordinated development of the Outdoor Learning sector has never been greater.  Building on UK Outdoor Learning’s 2018 conference this Forum will provide opportunities to both update yourself and your organisation on the latest developments and for you to influence the future shape of the sector and its services.  We will not promise a peaceful and reflective day as we need to challenge and inspire each other to continue the development of this sector!


From 9:00

Arrival, settle-in, tea and coffee, networking


Welcome, outline of the day and opening remarks


CLIMATE CHANGE SPEAKER: Dom Ferris, Surfers Against Sewage

Awareness Through Adventure - The Natural Power of Grassroots Movement Building

Followed by questions and group debate about issues raised in the presentation


Tea, coffee, networking and discussions


STRATEGIC FORUMS – choose from:

A Climate Emergency? – Where is our collective responsibility to act, and what are we going to do about it?

Workforce Training and Development – Chartered Professional Status, Career Pathways, another Outdoor Apprenticeship

Reinvigorating Youth Work in the Outdoors –What do we need to happen?


Lunch, networking and discussions


HEALTH & WELLBEING SPEAKER: British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Prescribing A Fresh Approach for Health and Wellbeing

Followed by questions and group debate about issues raised in the presentation


Tea, coffee, networking and discussions


STRATEGIC FORUMS – choose from:

Safety, Inspection and Licensing Post AALA – Where are we now, and where next?

Outdoor Mental Health Interventions – Introducing a new IOL Statement of Good Practice

Research in Outdoor Learning – The impact of current projects and recent work


HEADLINE SESSION: UK Outdoors – the collaboration continues


Closing remarks, thanks and next steps


Close, further tea and coffee, networking

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