Clann Credo’s hugely successful series of online events – Changing Landscapes – is back with two new events!
These free online events focus on new opportunities for communities arising from the huge increase in remote working and working from home.
The Covid-19 pandemic has propelled forward the move towards remote working and opened up the possibility of alternatives to time-consuming commutes and office-based working practices.
We have a great line up of speakers with unique insights into the latest trends and developments in remote working, as well as inspirational stories from trailblazing community organisations.
Event 1: Remote Working and Communities – Volunteers
Tuesday 13th April, 7:30 – 8:30 pm
This event will respond to these questions:
- What makes a successful community organisation?
- Could your community project benefit from the skills of remote workers?
25 years of working with over 1,500 community organisations, sports clubs and social enterprises across Ireland has taught us that volunteer skills and capacity is the key factor that sets successful community organisations above the rest. However, we also know that finding volunteers with specific skills can be challenging.
One year on from the March 2020 directive to work from home, we look at the growing popularity and viability of remote working and the opportunities that this brings for the rejuvenation of volunteer-led organisations.
Rose Barrett from Grow Remote joins us for this event. She has a unique perspective on how remote workers, including former commuters, those returning to their home communities and those striking out in new communities are seeking to (re)connect with their local community and contribute to community wellbeing (and their own wellbeing). Grow Remote is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to enable us to work, live and participate locally.
Henry Healy, Director of Moneygall Development Association will share his experiences of harnessing the right skills for community projects; how to decide which skills you need most, and how to track down the right people.
For more information and to register for Remote Working and Communities – making the most of remote workers’ skills for your community project, click HERE.
Event 2: Remote Working and Communities – Facilities
Tuesday 20th April 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Our second event looks at opportunities for community groups arising from the challenges that have emerged from enforced working from home, for example:
- Lack of access to high-speed broadband
- Lack of suitable workspace at home
- Lack of social interaction throughout the working day
Community organisations have a key role in the transition to sustainable remote working and hybrid working practices, facilitating access to broadband, quality workspace and offering new modes of connecting through work.
Sean O’Coisdealbha from Údarás na Gaeltachta joins us for this event and will share his experience of adapting community infrastructure to meet emerging demands of remote working and his unique insight into the future of remote work in Ireland’s Gaeltacht communities.
From the community angle, we are delighted to have John Lynch, St. Aidan’s GAA Club, Co. Roscommon talking about their experience in adapting space for remote working.
For more information and to register for Remote Working and Communities – adapting community facilities for remote workers, click HERE.