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After the conference and lunch break from 2.15-3.15pm, you are invited to join one of five master classes/discussion groups, which you can book a place on through the event's booking system on eventbrite. Find more information about these master classes below. Please note that this page will be updated regularly, as more information comes in.

Managing the ‘People’ risk – getting it right (Neil Franklin of Sussex-based UK Charity Insurance)
“It was all fine until we started working with People” – how many times have you heard, or even used, that phrase?
The thing is, while having the potential to be your greatest asset your people are also capable of causing both the most problems and the most damage. If you have volunteers you need to understand both the responsibilities and risks they bring to your organisation.
Delivered by UK Charity Insurance, who are experts in the third sector and sponsor of this year's Big Event, this masterclass will help organisations to consider the implications of recruiting staff and using volunteers. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of your role and an action plan for managing or reducing the risks - to give you the best chance of making volunteering work most effectively for you. In addition you’ll be guided through the roles and responsibilities of perhaps the most crucial of volunteers – the trustee – exploring the impact on them as individuals and the organisation if they fail to fulfil their roles effectively.

Successful volunteer recruitment (Lee Shepherd & Brenda Bruzon, Volunteer Centre East Sussex)
VCES (Volunteer Centre East Sussex) experts will share the most common mistakes to learn from and some simple ideas that can make a difference when you are trying to attract more volunteers to your organisation.

Micro volunteering
How can this work for your organisation and for people wanting to give their time? What needs to be developed to implement micro volunteering successfully in East Sussex?

Supported Volunteering
Several experts will explain how you can involve volunteers with a wide range of abilities, especially those facing additional barries keeping them from accessing volunteering opportunities.

Discussion group: Local community involvement, good neighbours, community resilience
How does this work?  What works locally, what are the barriers and challenges, who can it work for? Join us for discussions.