There’s so much knowledge and skill in the community development sector in Birmingham, people who work day-to-day with citizens finding out what matters to them and helping them live a good life. 

But do you know who to call when you have a challenge?  And do others know about the great stuff you’re doing, or are they out there re-inventing the wheel when we could be sharing resources and benefitting our communities?

Sharing the Cake is a series of quarterly face to face events with lunch followed by learning, and 90 minute monthly zoom groups. These BVSC Community Development Practice Hub events are an opportunity to share the good work that’s happening in the City, be aware of the skills and talents in the room, add to your tool kit, and work together for the benefit of our communities.

 Face to face and online, every session will give you the chance to refresh and recharge:

  • share current projects
  • talk through challenges one to one
  • practice take away tools to benefit your communities
  • widen your network of colleagues and resources in the city.

Events will be capped at 20 to give the meaningful connection participants have really valued, so book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Please come along if you are community development practitioner in any sector in Birmingham – voluntary, community, faith, sport and wellbeing, the arts - who wants to:

  • Eat cake with colleagues and friends you haven’t met yet
  • Share practice and build your skills
  • Hear about the good stuff that’s going on
  • Know people well enough to ask for help and give help
  • Know who to call when you have a particular challenge
  • Talk about what matters to you, and what you might do with the help of a few people in the room
  • Take these skills away to use with your communities

Forthcoming sessions:

Sharing the Cake Face-to-face sessions:

Wednesday 7 December, 12.00 – 3.00

Wednesday 8 March, 12.00 to 3.00

Sharing the Cake Zoom sessions

Wednesday 12 October 9.30 - 11.00

Wednesday 16 November 1.00 - 2.30

Wednesday 11 January 9.30 – 11.00

Wednesday 8 February 9.30 – 11.00


About the facilitator

Steph Vidal-Hall is an experienced facilitator, specialising in enabling people to do what matters to them, and in sharing those enabling skills with others. She’s trained in Asset Based Community Development and in the Thinking Environment – a structure for everyone in the room to do their own best thinking.