From the BHA: The Humanist Professionals Conference, taking place in Cambridge during the daytime on Friday 9 June. This conference has been organised to take place alongside the BHA Convention 2017, which is running from Friday evening through to 16:00 on Sunday 11 June.
The Humanist Professionals Conference is an excellent opportunity to share experiences and best practice with others, with CPD that will be relevant and useful to everyone who might attend: school speakers, pastoral support volunteers, dialogue officers, and celebrants. The day is also open to those who might not be involved with the BHA in any of the above ways, but who would like to be. There’s been strong interest, and half the tickets are gone already.
There will be twelve sessions – plenary and parallel – throughout the day, covering a wide gamut of topics and interests:
- Getting involved with Community Services
- Pre-need funerals and pastoral support
- Marketing yourself
- Producing a good PowerPoint
- How to ask good questions
- Prison Education
- How to speak to young people about Humanism – and answer tricky questions
- Developing a voice you can rely on
- Debating and dialogue techniques
- Making use of symbolic gestures in your work
- Successful peer assessment
The Humanist Professionals Conference is free to those also attending the BHA Convention 2017, or just £49 as a standalone event.
The BHA Convention 2017 will take place from 17:30 on Friday 9 June until 16:00 on Sunday 11 June, featuring dozens of speakers on myriad topics. Even three months out, it’s already our biggest Convention ever.
Join us and hear from theoretical physicist and BHA Vice President Jim Al-Khalili; comedian and BHA President Shappi Khorsandi; Humanist of the Year and author of the ‘Dubs amendment’ that committed the government to accepting more child refugees, Lord Alf Dubs; Julia Ebner, policy analyst at the Quilliam Foundation; oceanographer and physicist Helen Czerski; and many, many more.