Adult Education & The Big Society Event

3rd March 2011, Peoples History Museum, Manchester


The WEA and ECA member LSEN have organised a free event aimed at community activists and practitioners working with local community organisations. Taking place on the 3rd of March 2011, 9.45am – 3.30pm, at the People History Museum, Manchester, it will help those attending to understand and engage with the new political landscape in the context of the Big Society, Localism and the links with adult education. It will offer the opportunity to share approaches to community empowerment across the region and connect and strengthen local community links and networks.


The day will feature 4 keynote addresses, one of which is Bernard Godding, ECA Chair & CEO. Also invited to speak are Greg Coyne – Regional Director of the WEA North West (Workers’ Educational Association), Alan Tuckett – Chief Executive of NIACE (National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) and Jimmy Devlin – Chair of NW Tenants and Residents Association. There will be workshops and information sessions looking at practical tools for increasing participation in future agendas. Themes for these sessions include The Big Society, Localism Bill, Community Organisers, Learning for Active Citizenship and Parliamentary Outreach.


Lunch is provided and there will be free tours of the Peoples History Museum.


The event is offered on a first come first served basis, with a waiting list for cancellations. Places on the Peoples History Museum tours are limited so book early.


You can register for the event at http://takepart.eventbrite.com


To see the event flyer click here.


Date Added: February 21st 2011