Learning Outcomes & New Directions
The practical nature of the leadership group training was useful because it enabled peers to find ways to tackle similar challenges. Durham Miners Association has been able to apply this learning to the particular issues that arose while the organisation was in a phase of transition from limited company to a CIO.
Durham Miners Association adopted different method of keeping accounts, setting up accounting packages, cashflow projections, and financial reporting to
support capital works, reopening and revenue fundraising.
They worked with a consultant to develop a plan to maintain links with the community during a phase of closure and virtual-only activities.
Inclusivity in the workplace felt timely; while Durham Miners Association has always prided itself on responding to the needs of its communities, the new CIO provided an opportunity to update existing equalities policies and the training has accelerated work on their new EDI policy.
They also built well-being into their thinking because of the community needs (a community in grief); this included how to communicate inclusively and with care.