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					Straighten up and fly
right
Third Sector and Private Sector
working in partnership


Lisa Vernon
Chief Executive
Who are we?
Derbyshire Learning & Development
Consortium was established in 2000 to support
Voluntary and Community Sector organisations
across Derbyshire to develop and deliver high
quality learning and
development opportunities
for their staff, volunteers,
clients and learners.
Partnership Working
A buzzard took a monkey for a
ride in the air
The monkey thought that
everything was on the square
The buzzard tried to throw the
monkey off of his back
But the monkey grabbed his
neck and said: "Now listen,
Jack...
Across the Divide:
VCS and private sector working together
Derbyshire Learning & Development
Consortium
Derbyshire Network
Nottinghamshire Training Network
One East Midlands
Public Services Compact
The Question

How do we develop effective ways for third
sector (voluntary and community sector)
learning providers and private training
providers to work together for the benefit of
learners in their communities?
The Project

Return on Investment and Social Return on
Investment
Raising the participation age
Are we working to get people working?
Equality & Diversity
Apprenticeships
 Key Drivers

• Raising the Participation Age
• Programmes for the Unemployed
• Apprenticeships
• LEP Skills Agenda
• Contracting/commissioning of Public Services
 Challenges

Misconceptions and myths
Funding promotes competition not collaboration
Finding the ‘good guys’
Reduced funds = reduced time
Information, information, information
In it together ?

How can we make partnerships work for us?
• Networking the networks?
• Carving out our niche?
• Sticking up for one another?
• Sharing information & resources?
• Helping build good reputations?
Thank you for your time




                  lisa.vernon@consortium.org.uk

				
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