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The Nineteenth Annual Conference took place on Tuesday 18th July - Wednesday 19th July in Winchester, Hampshire.
All sessions and postings from the 2017 conference are archived below.
The Briefing explored the development of the NAAONB as a ‘community of practice’ a network of people passionate about protecting our areas of outstanding natural beauty. We will explore what a CoP is, and using an approach called ‘Appreciate Inquiry’ will identify the strengths of the AONB Family including the NAAONB, identify opportunities and through group participation craft an agenda of action based on impact and ease of implementation, to move the community forward.
The workshop delivered by Dr Tammi Sinha, Senior Lecturer Operations and Project Management, Academic Project Manager Continuous Improvement Unit at Univeristy of Winchester explored the challenges and opportunities to promote organisational excellence and quality across the network and Community of Practice. Approaches used in leading organisations, when tackling change, such as John Kotters approach which incorporates building a sense of urgency, gathering our community, communicating our priorities and building on beneficial changes were explored. (more…)
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This session focussed on making your landscape more relevant and sustainable by actively involving a broader range of people to love, enjoy and value it.
Led by HLF’s Drew Bennellick, Head of Landscape and Natural Heritage and Liz Ellis Policy Advisor Communities and Diversity, this session provided examples of popular, successful ways to actively involve a wider range of people by using examples from both within and without the landscape world. (more…)
Paul Bristol, Director, Strategic Partnerships at Arts Council England delivered a presentation at the conference.
Key points of the presentation included:
Making special places successful places – culture and our rural communities