Events

  • Fri
    07
    Aug
    2020
    11:00 - 11:40Online Event

    6-week course – Fridays 11:00-11:40, 7 August to 11 September 2020

    This six-week course is divided into 6 forty-minute workshops on Zoom that will provide an introduction to yoga that is fun, relaxed and tailored to you. From the comfort of your own home we’ll explore what yoga can do for our overall wellbeing and how best to take on the physical practice for your body. Over the period of the course we will cover:

    • Breathing techniques
    • Basic yoga ‘language’ (familiarising you with terms you might commonly hear in a yoga class)
    • Basic yoga postures (e.g. child’s pose, cat/cow, savasana)
    • Mindful movements (thinking about how your body feels and how to adapt postures to suit your needs)
    • An introduction to sun salutations – a series of movements mobilising the whole body, a great yoga staple to incorporate into your daily or weekly routine
    • Balancing postures
    • Grounding and relaxation

    With small class sizes and short sessions we hope this will provide a personalised and gentle introduction to mindful yoga that encourages you to continue beyond this course.

    To book a place on the course please call 07739 823140 or email compass.opportunities@reading.gov.uk.

  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2020
    17:00 - 18:00Online via Zoom

    Campaigns such as #CharitySoWhite have challenged the sector to take a long hard look in the mirror for a while but only the ongoing worldwide anti-racism rallies have finally pushed the topic to the top of the agenda. Join this Zoom Talk to learn about how racism manifests itself in the charity sector and how we, as organisations and as individuals, can contribute to making the sector better.

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  • Wed
    19
    Aug
    2020
    17:00 - 18:00Online via Zoom

    Leading a charity during a once in a lifetime global crisis is tough. Your organisation needs you more than ever at this time when, in private, you’re likely to be wrestling with the same lockdown frustrations and issues as everyone else during this pandemic. Join this Zoom Talk for a frank discussion with other charity leaders and to share your frustrations and victories, aspirations and hopes during these stressful times.

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  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2020
    17:00 - 18:00Online via Zoom

    Covid-19 has pushed many charities to the brink of an existential crisis and made efficient board communication more important than ever. With high consequence decisions to be made at pace, trustees naturally need to be more involved in the organisation; many boards hold more frequent meetings and ad hoc crisis working groups have been formed. But how much involvement is too much? How can organisations shape the board-executive crisis communication in a way that gives trustees all the information they need but doesn’t turn into an unnecessary additional burden on an already stretched executive? And when is it time to go back to a pre-crisis communication model?

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  • Wed
    26
    Aug
    2020
    17:00 - 18:00Online via Zoom

    Are you tired of Zoom meetings, bored of being at home all day and just can’t wait to go back to the office? Or have you and your colleagues adapted so well to a new remote work setup that your organisation is considering giving up on a physical office space entirely in the future?

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of a traditional office set up vs remote working, and can you get the best of both worlds with a more flexible approach between the two extremes?

    If you’re part of one of the many organisations that are currently reconsidering what their workspace should look like in the future, we’d love you to join us for this Zoom Talk on the future (or end) of the office.

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