Maritime Charities Group Conference 28th & 29th October 2019

It’s two years since the publication of Navigating Change: a review of the UK Maritime Welfare Charity Sector and the publication of Navigating Change: a review of the UK Maritime Welfare Charity Sector. At the 2019 Maritime Charities Group conference Dr Catherine Walker will present an up to date report on the sector over the last two years based on the analysis of the recent questionnaires sent to Maritime and Military charities.

Dr Aideen Young from the Centre for Ageing Better and Simon Bottery from the Kings Fund will give us the latest analysis of challenges for charities in meeting the needs of an ageing population.

Should our Maritime Charity Trustee Boards be more diverse in their make up? Clare Scherer, Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Fund, Penny Wilson, Getting on Board and Cordelia Osewa-Ediae Green Park Consultancy will give their perspectives on the meaning of diversity for Trustee Boards. The panel session will be followed by a practical workshop session on trustee recruitment strategies.

In our 2017 survey of maritime charities, you told us that raising awareness of your charities and being better at describing your impact were top concerns. Over the two days of the conference you will have the opportunity to take part in a unique workshop facilitated by Narativ and find out how to tell your charity’s story better.

The Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP will close the first day of the conference on 28th October 2019 and as the Brexit date approaches The Minister’s thoughts on “The State of Our Maritime Nation” will have great importance.

Our keynote speaker on the second day of the conference is Patrick Nash, Enterprise Values, will be discussing whether the skills and knowledge required to be a successful social entrepreneur are relevant to a sustainable future for our maritime charities.

See the full conference agenda and learn more about our speakers.