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BGEN Training and Networking events

12 August 2015

There are a number of great BGEN training and networking events coming up this September:

Building capacity: developing teacher and student teacher training
Tuesday 15th September at RHS Garden Harlow Carr near Harrogate
Running CPD (continuing professional development) programmes is both exciting and profitable, however it can also be challenging. This workshop will use case studies to showcase how a number of organisations have tackled setting up and delivering CPD, with examples from primary, secondary and tertiary sector programmes. You will get to try out a number of the activities used to engage teachers during these sessions and will also have an opportunity to share views on the delivery and evaluation of the various programmes through a panel discussion. Add to this a ‘Betty’s’ lunch bag in the wonderful surroundings of Harlow Carr and you can’t fail to have a good day!
Cost: £70

Volunteer Management Workshop
Thursday 17th September 2015, London
Heritage sites such as museums, galleries, historic houses and botanic gardens are relying more and more on the valuable support of volunteers, however there is very little training available for staff who take on the management of a volunteer force. Understanding best practice in managing volunteers, current legislation and how best to assess the value that your volunteers provide is key to sustainable and productive volunteer / staff teamwork and will ensure successful development for the organisation. This event is run by National Heritage and endorsed by bgen.
Cost: £75

New Curriculum (England) Update Workshop
Wednesday 30th September at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Following on from our successful National Curriculum (England) workshop last year, this event will look at the relationship between the New Curriculum (England) and outdoor learning one year on. With input from the Institute of Education, Head Teachers and Botanic Garden Educators, we will explore how practical and creative learning opportunities have been developed in response to the New Curriculum at both Primary and Secondary level and discuss what further opportunities can be developed in the future.
Cost: £70

For more information, please visit the BGEN website or contact BGEN co-ordinator, Suzanne Dampney, at

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