BECBC Workshop (under Cumbria Growth Catalyst): Constellation of Opps & Social Media in schools

27th February 2019 from 9:00 - 14:00

Hunday Manor Hotel, near Workington

NB: This workshop has moved from 28 Feb to Weds 27 Feb 2019 now

FREE event for BECBC members

With thanks to Dianne Richardson of Balfour Beatty for providing this BECBC Workshop.

This support is provided through Cumbria Growth Catalyst, with BECBC working in collaboration with The Centre for Leadership Performance, among others, and on behalf of Cumbria LEP and BEIS.


BECBC Socio Economic Sector Group led Workshop: Constellation of Opportunities and
Social Media for Students

9.00am to 2.00pm (including lunch)

This workshop is suitable for anyone from BECBC member companies who would like to inform and inspire future generations in West Cumbria by supporting business interactions in schools but wants:

  • to feel more confident about presenting in schools
  • to learn more about the support available to you at school events
  • to understand how to engage the students in the session

The BECBC Socio-Economic group has developed two presentations for secondary schools:

The new “Constellation of Opportunities” PowerPoint Presentation encourages students to aspire. This doesn’t focus on one sector, one job type or one route but informs them about the options open to them and is presented by a variety of volunteers from the BECBC community.

The Social Media presentation encourages students to think about how their use of Social Media could affect future job applications with a real life example of how one social media post can affect your future and one showing how someone used social media to get a job with the company they admired.

This course will put you back in the classroom with Dianne presenting these presentations to you as if you were the students while adding in notes about how to bring in stories from your own & others careers to illustrate points. Vicky Ritson from inspira will also attend to share how Inspira can support you when you go into schools.

This course will give you the tools you need to feel confident presenting in schools whether you’re at the start of your career or further down the road.

Research has shown that 4 meaningful business interactions in an individual’s school career means they are 86% less likely to become NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). If you want to be part of a team passionate about making that difference this course will show you how to do that.

Trainer: Dianne Richardson
Dianne Richardson is the Social Impact & Comms Manager on the Box Encapsulation Plant Project (BEP) for Balfour Beatty. She is passionate about businesses working with schools to help prepare future generations for the workplace. Currently a Board Member of Copeland Community Fund and Centre for Leadership Performance as well as working as part of the Nuclear Community Network Dianne believes working collaboratively is the only way to bring sustainable Social Impact to West Cumbria. As an advocate of “Lifelong Learning” she is currently studying for a Masters in Corporate Social Responsibility online with Robert Gordon University.


If you would like to book a place (first come first served), please contact Hazel Duhy, BECBC Admin Manager as soon as possible.
Booking closes at 5.00pm on 22 Feb 2019.