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Fresh Thinking 2022 is the fifth Autumn workshop series delivered by CAG Oxfordshire. the workshops enable us to reach a wider range of network and non network members, and allows participants to explore topics and questions in more depth. 

The workshops are all run by CAG staff or external facilitators relevant to the field. They will be a mixture of online and 'in person' depending on the content. The sessions are also a great oppotunity to meet other CAG members, make connectons and benefit from peer to peer support. 

This year we are running sessions on: 


Wednesday 9th November, 7pm-8:30pm. Online (Zoom)

We know writing applications to grant-making organisations can sometimes seem daunting if you haven't got a background in fundraising. 

In this session, we'll hear from both a grant-making organisation and a community group (speakers TBC) to look at both sides of the coin, offering perspectives on how to write successful bids and manage this alongside your other work.


Climate Cafe
Saturday 12th November, 2:30pm-4pm. Common Ground, 37-38 Little Clarendonst, Oxford OX1 2HU

A Climate Cafe is a warm and friendly environment in which people can meet and talk about what our changing climate means for us, exploring feelings and thoughts which may often be hard to talk about.

The aim is to focus on what we are feeling in relation to climate change, rather than what we are doing. As such, participants don't need to worry about committing to any actions. This is a space for thinking individually and collectively, and finding a haven from the busyness that accompanies climate action.




Working with Conflict: 

2 sessions: Wednesday, 16 November and Wednesday, 23 November, 

7pm-8:30pm. Online (Zoom)

Don't know what to do when tensions or conflict arise in your group? Find out more about how you can turn towards conflict in a productive way, in these two sessions with Kathryn Tulip from Navigate training collective.


Thursday 1st December (postponed from 20th October), 7pm-8:30pm. Online (Zoom)

An overview of different communications strategies and plaforms, looking at how audiences get their information and what works best for your organisation and actvities.

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