Insider Day 2009
Following on from last year’s first ever Cambridge Insider Day, we are delighted to report that the second one, held at Robinson College on Saturday 11 July 2009, was also a resounding success.
The event brought together leaders of Alumni Groups from around the world to discuss how the network of over 300 Groups can continue to thrive, and how they can adapt so as to best fulfil their important roles in this ever-changing world.
Seventeen overseas Group leaders attended the day, including representatives from Azerbaijan, India, Europe and the USA, as well as 37 UK Group leaders from all around the country. All attendees received some 800th ‘goodies’, and were also given a copy of the first ever Volunteer Handbook, which is packed with information and tips on running a group.
The morning session included an update on CARO and what it can offer alumni groups, followed by a stimulating and inspiring talk by Lord Watson on the topic ‘800 years; what next?’ about why volunteering is so important. After lunch with the Vice-Chancellor, Group leaders attended a series of workshops on topics such Engaging young alumni, Working with CARO and The Collegiate University, followed by an open Q&A session. The day was rounded off with an entertaining (and often mind-boggling!) lecture by Robert Hunt on ‘Why Maths matters in the real world’, a wonderful speech by the VC where she thanked the group leaders for all their hard work, and a Garden Party in the beautiful Gardens at Robinson.
CARO is delighted that so many Group leaders were able to attend and greatly enjoyed meeting and chatting to everyone.
Notes from the sessions will be circulated shortly, however if anyone else wishes to receive a copy, pleases email firstname.lastname@example.org