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Over the next couple of weeks, our Executive Director Laura Seebohm will be speaking at two events, looking at how we address some of the the challenges highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are interested in how we can affect change, engage local communities and ensure no region and no one is forgotten, then please sign up. Details are available below.

Reimagining Government

Last month we shared our report, ‘Learning to listen again: How people experiencing complex challenges feel about engagement and participation through the Covid-19 pandemic’, which is based on our listening project in partnership with Centre for Public Impact UK.

We are excited to announce that Laura Seebohm will be speaking at Wake up with CPI: Reimagining Government over breakfast event on November 17th. This is an online event hosted by the Center for Public Impact exploring how we can learn to listen again.

In the UK (as elsewhere) the pandemic has hit people facing existing challenges the hardest and highlighted the issues they face. Laura and a range of changemakers from other frontline organisations and the charity sector will explore how learning and deep listening exercises can be at the forefront of responses to the pandemic, and how we can turn learning into action.

There will also be a live ‘sensemaking’ exercise, to help turn key insights from frontline leaders into tangible guidance for government, looking at what we need to keep doing, what we need to leave behind, and what we need to start doing differently to make sure we are building the recovery together.

Wake up with CPI: Reimagining Government over breakfast

Thursday 17th November, 9am -11am

Find out more and register here.

Levelling Up and Community Power

On Friday 13th November, Laura Seebohm is hosting an online roundtable for the Better Way Network to explore how ‘levelling up’ and other funds could be distributed in ways that also give more power and control to local communities whilst ensuring systemic and strategic impact.

As someone who interested in creating change across the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, North West and Midlands, we invite you to participate in a discussion about how we can help government understand what is really required to implement the levelling-up agenda.


  • Danny Kruger MP and author of ‘Levelling Up Our Communities’ 2020
  • Nadine Smith, UK Director of Centre for Public Impact
  • John McCabe, Board member of North East Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Chris Marsh, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and People’s Powerhouse
  • Jill Baker, Lloyds Bank Foundation

Better way in the north: levelling up and community power roundtable

Friday 13th November, 9.30am – 11am

Contact Alison Manson if you would like to book a place.

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