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I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well.
It is hard to believe that we've been in various stages of lockdown for over six months now. Some of us will have been working from home during this whole time, while others may have been back to the office for a short while, or out and about supporting our tenants and customers at the frontline throughout the pandemic.
At CIH we continue to work to support our members and housing professionals with their day jobs as well as their learning and professional development. As you read this, we will be in the middle of Learning at Work Week (5 - 11 October) as we celebrate continuous learning in the workplace. Keep an eye out for our webinars and social media activity as we share our learning journeys.
Throughout October we will be supporting Black History Month as part of our wider equality and diversity work. We have a range of webinars planned including one with leading race speaker Dr Karl George from The Governance Forum. Check our events schedule for more details.
Our next virtual membership roadshow is planned for Friday 16 October. These sessions are a great opportunity to network with other members, to meet your regional managers and find out more about how you can get the best from your membership to support you in your day to day work, your study and in your career. Open to both members and non-members, you can book onto the next membership roadshow here.
As always, it would be great to hear from you, so if you have any questions, want to get more involved with CIH or just to catch up, please do get in touch.
Keep smiling ??
Together with the See the Person campaign we have developed and launched It's not okay, a guide which explores the ways in which housing professionals and housing providers can create or reinforce stigma through language, behaviour and service delivery. As well as giving us all pause for thought, it's packed with great examples of the positive work taking place in the sector to tackle stigma and its causes.
Our new joint briefing with Orbit Group, Warm homes and a safe environment, highlights how the housing sector needs to lead the drive to tackle climate change and achieve the targets the government has adopted to reduce carbon emissions and which it has put into law.
We have worked with Mind and Grand Union Housing Group to produce a guide to supporting tenants and residents experiencing mental illness as part of our President's Shine a Light campaign. It complements the earlier guide which focused on what employers can do to support staff with mental health problems.
Launch of Autumn Briefing Paper -The UK Housing Review, published by CIH, is the leading source of analysis and statistics about housing in England and its regions, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Following the 2020 edition, which was published in March, you can now read the Autumn Briefing Paper, which takes key themes from the main edition and updates them. This year's update will focus on how the housing system has dealt with COVID-19.
In Conversation with Mark Pearson and Adele Rae
13 October 2020 - 1.00pm - 2.00pm - Microsoft Teams event
CIH Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Board member, Helen Smith will be In Conversation with Mark Pearson, CEO of Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association, and Adele Rae, tenant Board Member to discuss how they have driven collaboration and tenant voice throughout the organisation and into their recent Corporate Strategy "Together 2023". Discover how they have done this and ask questions of a truly community based housing association, making a big impact for its modest size.
The future of diversity in the social housing sector
14 October 2020 - 12.30pm - 2.00pm - Webinar
Our speakers and chairs will examine and discuss the following:
- Social landlords and diversity - why London landlords do not reflect their diverse communities (board, executives and senior managers).
- Overcoming challenges faced by diverse groups - networking as a means of overcoming challenges.
- Moving forward - how to improve diversity in the sector.
It''s time to talk race - if not now, then when?
20 October 2020 - 1.30pm - 3.00pm - Webinar
Black History Month takes place throughout October and we are proud to present members with a webinar from leading race speaker Dr Karl George.
Karl's personal story as a black man growing up and living in Birmingham throughout his life, is one of real power and significance. Racial injustice has been and continues to be rife within British society.
Here at the CIH we are determined to do more to tackle this and will do more. We want to celebrate the diversity of talent within the sector and support organisations in creating meaningful opportunities for people from all backgrounds to progress in their careers, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality or any other protected characteristic. We also want to do more to ensure that the people that live in our homes, our tenants, residents and customers also have equal opportunity.
Draft Building Safety Bill? the new regulatory framework. What will this mean in practice
29 October 2020 - 11.00am - 12.00pm - Webinar
During this webinar we will be looking at the key elements of the Draft Building Safety Bill which is due before the CLG select committee in July. We will consider what this will mean in practice for landlords and, importantly, what they can being doing now to prepare for the new regime. Delegates will be encouraged to share what they are doing now and the lessons that they have learnt along the way.
Homes at the heart: Doing development differently
29 October 2020 - 3.30pm - 5.00pm - virtual event
Join the Bristol Housing Festival in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Housing to explore the role of social housing today.
Supporting the 'Homes at the Heart' campaign, experts in the industry will discuss the role of social housing today in this webinar. Topics will include the role of social housing in the UK's recovery from COVID-19, the need for innovation in the sector, the use of modern construction methods and how to enable this. Speakers will draw on examples from the City of Bristol.
Using the online platform there will be an opportunity for networking with other delegates, sponsors and Q&A within the main session.
Owning your future: Making difficult decisions
30 October 2020 - 10.30am - 12.00pm - Microsoft Teams event
''Owning Your Future 2020' is a new series of informal 'how to' style sessions designed to provide you with a range of professional development skills, tools, knowledge and advice to turn your career aspirations into reality and set you on the right path to success.
The fourth session in this series will be looking at making difficult decisions.
Hear from our speakers on their own personal journeys, lessons that they have learnt and tips for ensuring that you are prepared for whatever lies ahead in your career journey.
PoP! Understanding the Psychology of Poverty
3 November 2020 - 10.00am - 11.30am - Webinar
We are delighted to welcome Hannah Absalom, PhD Researcher, University of Birmingham and Co-founder of SHM to present this webinar looking at the Psychology of Poverty.
Hannah will and explain and examine the following aspects of this study:
- A very brief outline of Behavioural Economics and how it
resulted in two strands, traditional behavioural insights
and the Psychology of Poverty (PoP).
- Why it's relevant to social housing, especially now
- PoP's insights into the individual living in poverty
- PoP's insights into the environment of poverty
- PoP's insights into the perceptions of poverty
- A consideration of ethics and risks.
Write your own future - a series of virtual events
4 - 26 November 2020 - virtual event
A post-COVID leadership series to help you build back better.
Prepare to think and act differently, take control and write your own future!
The Disruptive Innovators Network and the Chartered Institute of Housing have partnered to develop a six-part leadership series to help you 'write your own future' for housing providers starting to explore what comes next.
Each of the sessions is a masterclass in its own right, but combined they will provide you, as a leader, with a new set of insights, an understanding of the right questions to ask and powerful tools to help you plan a better business.
The series will feature thought leaders and subject experts from outside the sector who will explore a different element of business rebuilding. This won't be a series for 'beige, low risk, things were just fine before' thinkers. This will be disruptive thinking requiring courage, an open mind and resolve to take what you learn and make change happen in your business.
Part 1 4 November - The future of workplaces - Home, office, virtual
Part 2 5 November - How to be brilliantly creative in a remote working environment
Part 3 18 November - People (part one) Recruitment, onboarding and talent management
Part 4 20 November - People (part two) Workplace and people analytics. How the work gets done
Part 5 24 November - How to make better decisions in a disrupted world
Part 6 26 November - Stop measuring customer and employee satisfaction, start measuring against
customer and employee expectation
In Conversation with Nick Atkin
5 November 2020 - 9.30am - 10.30am - Microsoft Teams event
CIH Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Board member, Clive Greenwood will be In Conversation with Nick Atkin, CEO of Yorkshire Housing Association to discuss how Yorkshire Housing are fully embracing being agile and what technology is being used to do this. Most importantly how this benefits the organisation, staff and customers, how they have all been engaged in this movement and the how Yorkshire Housing is overcoming the challenges in moving to this way of working. This a great opportunity to hear from one of the leading organisations in this area.
CIH Eastern summit 2020
10 - 11 November 2020 - virtual summit
CIH Eastern summit 2020 will bring you two days of jam-packed content, focused learning
outcomes and exciting new delivery styles.
with fantastic speakers and housing professionals from across the region, we'll
explore a variety of topics from mental health, to rent arrears and affordable
housing. We'll also look at how we can build back better, and what the new
normal in a post-COVID world may look like.
Challenging Your Group Structure
26 November 2020 - 10.00am - 11.30am - Webinar
In uncertain times ensuring the resilience of your group structure has never been more important. As the sector regroups in the wake of the pandemic and reassesses business plans the time is ripe to step back and consider if your group structure continues to be fit for purpose.
Within this webinar, we will look at:
. Key legal, tax and strategic issues to consider when
reviewing your group structure against future objectives
. Effective development structuring
. Good governance expectations
. Models in the sector and their drivers
. The Regulator's expectations, particularly in light of the
implications of the pandemic on the sector and
. Common hurdles and obstacles and how to prepare for
. A better understanding of the legal, tax and strategic
issues to consider when reviewing your group structure
against future objectives
. Insight into other models in the sector and
. Learning from other RPs on the realities of group
Virtual membership roadshows
16 October 2020 - 11.00am - 12.00pm
11 December 2020 - 11.00am - 12.00pm - Microsoft Teams
At this time of immense change making the most of your CIH membership is invaluable. The housing profession is on the frontline of helping to support residents, colleagues and the wider community through the impact of COVID-19.
At CIH we want to ensure all members are getting the most from their membership and are using the services available to help in their day to day work. Membership provides the opportunity to share good practice and learning and collaboration within the wider profession, as well as accessing the wide range of resources to support members in their career and their wellbeing.
Join us for this short membership roadshow in which we'll give an overview of CIH membership and professionalism. The session will also provide opportunities to ask questions you may have about membership, CIH qualifications and training. For our session on 16 October, we're delighted to announce that we'll be joined by our president Aileen Evans.
This session is open to members and those considering becoming a CIH member.
Building better boards: putting tenants at the heart of good governance
9 December 2020 - 9.00am - 12.30pm - virtual event
CIH Building better boards continues in the second of its quarterly forums. These forums cover all of the hot topics from the world of governance, providing you with the latest updates and emerging trends.
As we head towards the White Paper release, it is expected that the tenant voice and consumer regulations will maintain a central role in government thinking. Not only this, but regulation across the UK is shifting or strengthening its focus on consumer regulation too.
Our Building better boards forums bring you the best from expert speakers from across the housing sector. This time out we are delighted to be joined by Jenny Osbourne, CEO at TPAS, as well as chief housing ombudsman, Richard Blakeway.
CIH qualifications and training - ensure you''re equipped to face the challenges ahead
Now is a good time for many of us to think about where we could build skills and improve our knowledge.
We offer a wealth of online training and qualifications, with some innovative new ways of how these can be delivered to work best for you. For further information get in touch.