Our member-exclusive events provide an opportunity for Foyer professionals to network, learn and share knowledge of working with young people experiencing homelessness.
These events give staff an opportunity to step away from the pressures of their service for a day and take time to reflect on their practice. Each event is shaped by the needs of the network at the time and might offer a mixture of peer learning and sharing, doses of inspiration from speakers who are doing exciting things in the youth sector, time to connect with colleagues in other services, and creative workshops.
Find out more about the different events we offer through the year below, and check the events page to sign up when dates are announced.
Kick off the new year by connecting online with fellow Community members to catch up and share your experiences and progress. It's a great way to stay up to date with the Foyer Federation's goings-on, hear about useful tools and resources, and get inspired for the year ahead.
The next scheduled Digital Gathering will be in January 2023.
Foyer Connect gives staff in direct delivery roles a chance to meet peers from other services and learn about what's happening in other Foyer services. Workshops focus on practical approaches to role-specific challenges and ways to implement Advantaged Thinking in day-to-day practice.
Register for the March 2023 Foyer Connect events on our events page.
Held in summer, the Great Gatherings are for staff in all roles and create space for ideation, innovation and aspiration. Speakers from across the youth sector share insights into their work, and attendees are encouraged to think creatively as they reflect on their practice.
The 2022 Great Gatherings will be held in July. Keep an eye on the events page for updates.
The Ideas Lab is a space for service/senior managers to get creative about their Foyer(s) using a deep-dive innovation approach. Starting with a problem statement, we thoroughly examine a common challenge and find practical approaches. Ambitious, off-the-wall ideas are encouraged!
The next Ideas Lab will be in September 2022. Check the events page for updates.
Investor Inspire Day
Twice a year, our Investor members join us for two days of inspiration. Senior managers visit inspiring services and organisations, hear from guest speakers who can offer fresh perspectives, and discuss what support the Foyer Federation can offer.
Inspire Days are exclusive to Investors. To find out more about becoming an Investor, member visit our membership page.