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Networking and skills development


In conversation with the CBA: lunchtime networking sessions

If you are involved in leading a voluntary or community archaeological group, these online discussions could help your group adapt to the challenges of the new normal.

Join us for a lunchtime session designed to help group organisers share ideas and pool experiences. Facilitated by CBA staff, the sessions are designed to be friendly and informal - bring a coffee or your lunch to the session.

The sessions follow on online networking meetings we held in September and will look at topics that organisers have told us are important in more depth. All sessions are open to people involved in running groups for adults or for young people.

These opportunities are supported by Historic England’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund.

All sessions will run from 12.15 to 1.15pm

Places are limited. To book, please email, stating which session you would like to attend. 

Wednesday 9th December: Getting back to in person activity

Before the current lockdown, some groups had been experimenting with different forms of in-person meetings, including site visits, field work and sessions for small groups. Our sessions in September heard from a number of groups who had tested out the possibilities of new kinds of activities. In this session, we would like to hear from other groups who experimented with in-person events in the autumn, or who have ideas for the Spring they would like to discuss.

Facilitated by Neil Redfern, Jo Kirton and Rachel Arbury

Digital skills development sessions

Join the CBA for a quick introduction to some of the skills needed to host and participate in online events using common video conferencing software, and an opportunity to improve your social media skills.

All sessions will run from 12.15 to 1.15pm

Places are limited. To book, please email, stating which session you would like to attend. 

Friday 11th December, 12.15 – 1.15: Improving your social media

With groups unable to meet in person, social media has become an even more important tool for keeping in touch and sharing content. This session will help group organisers understand how they can use social media more effectively to connect with existing members, and reach new audiences.

Led by Chris Wakefield and James Rose

Monday 14th December: How to run an online AGM, 12.15 – 1.15

Many groups are considering hosting their AGM online this year. This session will offer some hints and tips about how to run the meeting successfully and ensure that no one is left out of the chance to participate.

Led by Helen Wilkinson and Claire Corkill


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