Evaluating projects – planning your approach

Date: 20 Apr, 2021

Location: Online - Zoom

Region: All

Type: Online training

9:30am-12:30pm

This session will help you to build upon your previous evaluation experience and training to explore how we benchmark findings again existing frameworks using a range of evaluation tools. We will look at the elements that make up a ‘Theory of change’ and we will consider the importance of timelines and the pacing of your evaluation. This is an ideal course to attend either as a stand-alone course or as a follow-up to the ‘Evaluation 101’ course, some prior knowledge of evaluation is useful for attending.

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Introduction to presentation skills

Date: 25 May, 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Region: All

Type: Online training

This online workshop is for members who would like to improve/refresh their presentation skills. It is aimed at rail officers but may also be useful for partnership members or station adopters who are asked to give talks.

The workshop will cover:

• How to plan and structure a presentation/talk

• Identifying challenges for presentation/talks and how to overcome these

• Presenting with confidence

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Webinar 1 – Promoting rail’s green credentials

Date: 8 Jun, 2021

Region: All

Type: Webinar

10:00 – 11:30am

This webinar will help build confidence so our members can engage confidently with their communities in promoting rail as the sustainable transport option.

It will look at the bigger picture of sustainable transport and also explore some of the key facts and future plans within the sector around decarbonisation and environmental sustainability. The aim is to inspire and motivate community rail officers and volunteers, so they can play an integral role supporting the rail industry to communicate rail’s green credentials and assist in a green recovery of the railways.

Full timings and presenters TBC. Eventbrite bookings open six weeks before webinar, further details will appear in Community Rail News and on our social media feeds.

Webinar 2 – Encouraging and enabling modal shift through community engagement

Date: 22 Jun, 2021

Region: All

Type: Webinar

10:00 – 11:30am

Full timings and presenters TBC. Eventbrite bookings open six weeks before webinar and further details will appear in Community Rail News and on our social media feeds.

Community Rail in the City 2021

Date: 30 Jun, 2021

Region: All

Type: Promotional event

With it looking unlikely our popular promotional event will run in the usual format in May, we’re considering whether a digitally-focused event, such as a community rail discovery day campaign, could take its place on 30 June. More details can be found on our Community Rail in the City page.

Webinar 3 – topic TBC

Date: 10 Aug, 2021

Region: All

Type: Webinar

10:00 – 11:30am

Topic, full timings and presenters TBC. Further details will appear in Community Rail News and on our social media feeds.

Webinar 4 – topic TBC

Date: 14 Sep, 2021

Region: All

Type: Webinar

10:00 – 11:30am

Topic, full timings and presenters TBC. Further details will appear in Community Rail News and on our social media feeds.

Community Rail Awards 2021

Date: 9 Dec, 2021

Location: Southampton

Region: All

Type: Awards

We are aiming to run a prestigious hybrid presentation event at the iconic Guildhall in Southampton, which will include both live and digital attendees.

Note: Entries will open and close later, on 14 June and 2 August respectively, and the live element of the event dependent on Covid 19 restrictions being lifted sufficiently to enable it to take place. Take a look ahead to this year’s awards.