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Upcoming SFHA Live! virtual conferences, training and webinars

View our exciting programme of virtual events, conferences and training which include social value with Housing Europe; a UK housing conversation; organisational internal development; and finance!

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Let’s Talk About the Social Value of Housing

Thursday 15 October, 09:00-12:30

Price: From free

Over the last few years, more and more cities around the globe have become uninhabitable for a large number of their population, due to an increasing lack of affordable housing solutions.

The financialisation of land and housing and the focus of the public debate being on housing as a commodity is damaging our communities. In this context, public, co-operative and social housing providers have been committed to investing and re-investing in their neighbourhoods, generating value in different forms and in the long-term.

Housing Europe and SFHA will turn this conference into a call to forget about the price tag and rather focus on the much neglected social value of housing instead.

Book your place via this link.

Four Federations – The Big Housing Conversation

Thursday 22 October, 13:30-17:00

Price: from £75

For the first time ever, we are holding a virtual event, the Big Housing Conversation, where just under 1,000 members from across Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland are invited to discuss, learn, harness our influence, share and reflect on the key issues that tested our sectors and to also be proud of what we have achieved.

Delegates will hear from the chief executives of the four UK housing federations, each with their own unique perspective of the past six months.

We'll be running sub-plenaries which will focus on innovation and digital engagement, governance and risk, tenant re-engagement, and modern leadership post-Covid.

We'll finish the conversation with a look to the future, post-Covid and what that could mean for our sector.  

Book your place via this link.

KickStart your workforce - why wait for recovery?

Friday 30 October, 10:30-11:30

Price: Free

The Wise Group has been immersed in employment support for 35 years and this session is aimed at helping you to register your interest in any 6 month placements you want to open up within your business through the KickStart scheme. 

  • Hear how to provide valuable experience to prepare the young workforce towards gainful employment through KickStart
  • Prepare to sustain employment opportunities for young people over the winter months when mental health can take a hit
  • Get ready for our economic recovery. Why wait?

Book your place via this link

Trust Lab: The Process

Tuesday 3 November, 14:00-15:00

Price: Free

Following the success of Trust Housing Association's session at SFHA’s first virtual event in August, HR and People, where Darren Lewis and Neil Ferguson exhibited their ‘Trust Lab’ programme, we are hosting a ‘part two’  session which will involve a deeper look at Trust Lab – exploring the vision, how it is being implemented and challenges/opportunities to date.

Forming part of SFHA's Innovation and Future Thinking Programme's Digital and Innovation series, we will facilitate a Q&A session, and members will have the opportunity to pose questions to really explore the ethos, the process and lessons learnt to date. 

Trust Housing Association is a leading example of internal development, and and SFHA is pleased to showcase this innovative programme. 

Book your place via this link. 

SFHA Live! Finance Virtual Conference

10 and 11 November 2020

Price: from £220

The new normal: what will it look like?

Although the effects of reduced rental income are being felt already, the full extent of the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak could take many months to emerge.

At SFHA’s sector-leading finance conference, hear from experts about what will need to change in light of the crisis – and what we, as a sector, should consider changing now that we have a chance to hit the reset button.

The conference will cover:

  • the sector's role in the road to recovery is vital, and we will discuss what it might look like
  • a chance to network with your fellow finance professionals
  • new challenges and opportunities that will emerge for the sector, hear more about what they might be.

View the programme and book your place via this link.


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