Shendish afternoon tea smallCome along to our networking cream tea on Wednesday 13th July 2018 at Shendish Manor Hotel and meet like minded local companies, discover the benefits of Connect Dacorum, hear the inspiring presentations of our guest speakers and have a wonderful cream tea of sandwiches and scones - Tickets are £13.00 including VAT and booking fee.

Our event is on the subject of Volunteering and our speakers will be from Epson and from Sunnyside Rural Trust about the benefits of volunteering as an individual and as part of a team and why volunteering is good for the workforce.

We look forward to seeing you there whether you are already a Connect Dacorum business member, a visitor or a local charity.

 

To book click here -  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connect-dacorum-cream-tea-and-networking-tickets-45714935603

Invite smallOur next networking event of 2018 is on Tuesday 24th April at the Forum (Dacorum Borough Council's new offices).

Great speakers from Astley Cooper School and Building Better Opportunities.

Come along and find out how your compnay can get involved and network with local businesses and charities.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

Quiz Poster smallOur Annual Big Business Quiz is being held on Thursday 24th May at the lovely Shendish Manor Hotel.

A new quiz mistress is ready to put your quizzing brains to the test.

email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your place.

CAD Poster smallDue to unforseen circumstances unfortunately I am having to cancel the quiz night at Shendish Manor Hotel this Thursday (8th March).  We are hoping to rearrange the quiz for May/June time and I do hope you will still be able to come along with your quiz team then. 

 

If you are desperate for a quiz in the meantime, Community Action Dacorum will be having their quiz at Shendish on Thursday 22nd March and I have attached the details for you.  If you would like to go to that please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Again, apologies about the late notice.

employability days smallOver the past 4 years we have seen 1600 pupils go through our Employability Days with over 1,000 hours volunteered.  Now in our 5th year Connect Dacorum is again running the Employability Skills programme in 2018. Can you help out?

This is a half day session whereby volunteers from businesses and charities help a small group of students (8-10 in each group) go through an interactive morning of CV writing, application forms and interview techniques. The day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 1.30pm.

The dates are:

Thursday 3rd May at Longdean School

Tuesday 26th June at Hemel Hempstead School

Monday 16th July at Kings Langley School

We need YOU.   Everyone of us has experience of writing CVs and going for interviews, so I would be grateful if you could get the word around your organisations and let me know if you have any volunteers.  I am looking for around 15 people for each day.   

Last year the facilitators came from a wide variety of backgrounds and businesses, all willing to give up their time to help shape the future generation and pass on valuable advice. 

“Really enjoyable day spent with the students at Longdean School – very bright futures ahead.” Said Olivia Tunnell from UK Power Reserve.

Jeanette Squire from Squires Estates was equally positive about the event “I have just spent a positive morning teaching CV and interview skills to pupils at Longdean School, an experience I found to be very rewarding as they felt and appeared a lot more confident at the end of the sessions.”

The pupils also completed a feedback sheet at the end of the day with all of them of them saying that it was helpful.  One wrote “I have found about interviews and a variety of skills needed”.  Another said “I will apply the communication skills that I have developed.”

If you know of anyone who would be interested, please do let me know.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.