NC2023 – volunteers share thoughts on CII strategy and discuss good practice at volunteer conference

In June we hosted our annual volunteer conference, Network Conference, to over 100 delegates in Southampton where we explored the theme of ‘excellent member experience’ - thank you to all council members who attended.

The morning sessions focussed on the CIIs new five year strategic plan which contains six strategic themes that place a renewed emphasis on professional standards and the value of CII and PFS membership supported by world-class learning and qualifications.

The CII also launched a new initiative called Realigning the Partnership which will explore the support given to local institutes and the development of the local proposition.

Delegates were given the opportunity to ask Alan Vallance CII CEO and Mike Crane CII Board Member questions about the strategic plan and the CIIs vision for the local institute network during a fireside chat session with Yasmin Carter-Esdale from Hiscox, alumnus of the CII New Generation programme and CII Journal magazine contributor.

The session proved hugely popular, and we had more questions than we could answer on the day. We took away the questions we couldn’t get through and we are now distributing a video of Alan answering many of them directly, with written answers to others. See below.

Discussions within the interactive break-out sessions were truly inspiring and have provided the regional membership team with additional information in order to develop further projects, protocol and process to support your volunteer role.

A number of ongoing challenges, such as data and corporate relationships, were also identified and discussed – the new Realigning the Partnership consultation will further explore these issues, to ensure all local institutes have their say in shaping the future relationship between the CII and our local institutes.

Many institutes shared examples of good practice including: celebrating success, succession planning, school relationships, charitable support, CPD development, running large events, diversity and inclusion, if you want to know more about any of the examples highlighted then contact your Regional Membership Manager who will broker the relationship with the relevant institute.

We hope that the conference provided our delegates with information, intel, and ideas to discuss at forthcoming council meetings.

If you have any queries with regards to the conference, then please contact your Regional Membership Manager.