Thinking Men: Thursday 26th September

Thinking MenThis year’s Third National Conference for Men and Boys 2013 includes our first ever Thinking Men gathering.

We’re bringing together some of the UK’s leading thinkers on men’s issues to explore what we have in common, where we think differently and how we can work together more effectively in the future.

This event is open to men and women from a variety of  fields such as academic research, social sciences and party politics. We’ll also be inviting charity leaders, media commentators, policy advisors and anyone else we think can add to thoughtful discussions  on men and boys issues throughout the day.

If you want to spend a mind-expanding day in the company of dozens of experts who think differently about men and boys then this Thinking Men event is for you.

Timetable For The Day

0900-0930: Registration

0930-1015: Opening plenary – a meeting of minds

10.15-11.15: Like minds think alike. Breakout sessions exploring common perspectives.

11.15 -11.45: Morning Break

11.45 – 12.45: What do we think about? Discussions around key men’s issues.

12.45 – 13.45: Lunch Break

13.45 – 15.00: Thinking differently. In search of new approaches to old problems

15.00 – 15.30: Afternoon Break

15.30 – 16.00: Collecting thoughts. Shared reflections on the day.

16.00 – 16.30: Thinking of the future. What will we do next?

VENUE: THE BRIGHTHELM CENTRE, BRIGHTON & HOVE (Click here for venue details)

To find out more about this event contact:

glen@glenpoole.com                                                                        07981 334222

david@bloodwood.org                                                                    07776 001823

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ONLINE TODAY CLICK HERE NOW (new window)

—Photo Credit: geishaboy500/Flickr

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Sector Gathering: Friday 27th September

Sector GatheringThe key event of this year’s  Third National Conference for Men and Boys 2013 is the Sector Gathering on Friday 27th September.

This is the UK’s leading event for everyone who is committed to improving the lives of men and boys in the UK.

The Sector Gathering is a unique opportunity for people who work with men and boys to get together, share their experience and learn from each other. This event is for the grassroots of the men and boys sector, for the people who stand shoulder and shoulder with men and boys and help them improve their lives.

Its for health workers and family workers; people who mentor boys and young men; those who work with young offenders; anyone who’s helping dads; professionals tackling men’s mental health issues and male suicide; people working with male victims of domestic and sexual violence; people working with older men, GBT men, BME men.

If you’re helping men and boys through your work then we’d love you to come along to the sector gathering and share your experience—and find out what your can learn from other people’s experience in the process.

The theme of this year’s Sector Gathering is ‘Into The Mainstream’ and will be an Open Space-style event giving the UK’s men and boys’ sector a unique opportunity to take ownership of the conference agenda on the day.

Timetable For The Day

0830: Registration

0900: Opening plenary. Who’s here? Why are we here? What do we need  to get from the day to help us take men and boys’ issues into the mainstream?

0930: Pitches for Session One on the theme of “Tell Us What You Do”. For delegates who have a unique approach to working with men and boys that they what to share with others – this is your opportunity to make a case for showcasing your work.

1000: Session One: Tell Us What You Do Breakouts – delegates choose which men and boys’ projects they want to find out more about.

1045: Morning Break 

1115: Pitches for Session Two on the the “How Do You Do That?” For delegates who have a specific skills they want to pass on to others – this is your opportunity to invite your peers to spend a session with you.

1145: Session Two: Show Us How You Do That Breakouts – you choose which delegate you want to spend a session learning new skills with.

1230: Lunch

1330: Pitches for Session Three: “Wouldn’t It Be Amazing If?” Have you got a problem that you want to address or a big idea you help bringing to life? In this session

1400: Session Three: choose from a series of collaborative workshops where delegates come together to solve big problems and help develop new solutions by answering the question “Wouldn’t It Be Amazing If?”

1530: Afternoon Break 

1600: Closing Plenary. Reflections. Ideas. Commitments. What have we learnt from the day? What new ideas have we created? What actions will we take next?

1700: Close

VENUE: THE BRIGHTHELM CENTRE, BRIGHTON & HOVE (Click here for venue details)

To find out more about this event contact:

glen@glenpoole.com                                                                        07981 334222

david@bloodwood.org                                                                    07776 001823

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ONLINE TODAY CLICK HERE NOW (new window)

—Photo Credit: geishaboy500/Flickr

Big Man Gathering (part 1): Saturday 28th September

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This year’s  National Conference for Men and Boys 2013 will culminate with Big Man Gathering  II  starting on Saturday September 28th.

Following the success of last year’s event, we’re inviting various groups and individuals from around the UK who are interested in men’s work, self development, men’s circles, rites of passage – all that kind of stuff –  to come together to create an extraordinary weekend together.

This year we have the added bonus of camping and camp fires and an even bigger range of workshops and activities for you to choose from. You can come for either one or both days, whichever works for you.

Day One Timetable

0930-1030: Opening Circle

1030 – 1045: Break

1045-1315: Morning Workshops on the theme of ‘Exploring The Man Inside’ with sessions from Marc Broderic of Wisdom Walks, Kenny D’Cruz of Menspeak, Sasha Mitrofanov of Become Authentic and Paul Howell of Clarity Coaching.

1315-1415: Lunch

1415-1430: Afternoon Circle

1430-1700: Afternoon Workshops on the theme of ‘Revealing Your Inner Strengths’ with Rodney Browne of Spirituality and Men, Rob Fallon of Wild Nature, Max MacKay James and Kenny D’Kruz of Men Beyond 50, Barry Fowler of The Men’s Network in Suffolk and Marc Broderic of Wisdom Walks.

17.00 -1715: Break

1715 – 1815: Closing Circle

1900-2200: Evening Celebration and Entertainment

See this link for the Big Man Gathering (part 2): Sunday 29th September.

VENUE: Wowo Campsite (Click here for venue details)

To find out more about this event contact:

Michael van Rensburg           misterfixitsa@gmail.com            07733 360838

Dr Sasha Mitrofanov              sasha1504@gmail.com                01273 556159

Dr David Bloodwood              david@bloodwood.org                07776 001823

Glen Poole                                  glen@glenpoole.com                     07981 334222

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ONLINE TODAY CLICK HERE NOW (new window)

—Photo Credit: geishaboy500/Flickr

Big Man Gathering (part 2): Sunday 29th September

TMN-BigManGathering2013-E-Flyer [v02]-01This year’s  National Conference for Men and Boys 2013 will culminate with Big Man Gathering  II  ending on Sunday September 29th.

Following the success of last year’s event, we’ll inviting various groups and individuals from around the UK who are interested in men’s work, self development, men’s circles, rites of passage – all that kind of stuff –  to come together to create an extraordinary weekend together.

This year we have the added bonus of camping and camp fires and an even bigger range of workshops and activities for you to choose from. You can come for either one or both days, whichever works for you.

Day Two Timetable

0930-1030: Opening Circle

1030 – 1045: Break

1045-1315: Morning Workshops on the theme of ‘Masculinity In Action: Men On A Mission’ from Max MacKay-James of Men Beyond 50, Rob Fallon of Wild Nature, Sasha Mitrofanov of Becoming Authentic, Paul Howell of Clarity Coaching and Marc Broderic of Wisdom Walks.

1315-1415: Lunch

1415-1430: Afternoon Circle

1430-1700: Afternoon Workshops on the theme of ‘Connecting With The Feminine: The Power Of Union’ with Marc Broderic of Wisdom Walks and Nicola Dexter; Tricia McCleod of the AllMen Project; Jakkie Talmage of MindBody Courses and Glen Poole of the AllMen Project; and Kenny D’Cruz of Menspeak.

17.00 -1715: Break

1715 – 1815: Closing Circle

See this link for the Big Man Gathering (part 1): Saturday 28th September.

VENUE: Wowo Campsite (Click here for venue details)

To find out more about this event contact:

Michael van Rensburg           misterfixitsa@gmail.com            07733 360838

Dr Sasha Mitrofanov              sasha1504@gmail.com                01273 556159

Dr David Bloodwood              david@bloodwood.org                07776 001823

Glen Poole                                  glen@glenpoole.com                     07981 334222

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ONLINE TODAY CLICK HERE NOW (new window)

—Photo Credit: geishaboy500/Flickr