GWT Conference Webinar - Day 1

Monday 8th March 2021, 10:00am - 3:30pm

This year, due to the pandemic we are offering six webinars, each lasting one and a half hours, covering a wide range of topics which will be available online.

Monday 8th March 2021

Webinar 1 – Intergenerational Faith Communities

Time: 10 am – 11.30 am (includes an Award presentation)

Speaker: Darren Phillip, Youth & Children’s Development Worker, Livingston United Parish Church, Intergenerational Faith Communities

From gathered assemblies in the Hebrew scriptures to the house groups of the earliest churches, ancient faith practices were inherently intergenerational. By blending theory and theology with examples of current intergenerational practice in Scotland, this webinar explores how core spiritual practices such as community, hospitality, learning, story-sharing, prayer, music and worship can shape communities of faith into intergenerational families of belonging.

Introducing: Ellie Stewart (Calderglen High School), Gordon Palmer (Minister) & Anna Corlett (Claremont Parish Church)

The Befriender’s Project ran by Claremont Parish Church and Calderglen High School has been established for over 10 years. During the pandemic they have managed to keep their intergenerational project going via telephone. A younger and older person will share their experiences of how the project has made a real impact to them and to others in the local community.

Excellence Award Presentation – Creative ways to connect after Covid-19 (approx 11.15am)

Webinar 2 – Places for intergenerational encounters and connections

Time: 2pm – 3.30pm

Speaker: Jennifer Challinor, Project Officer, Building the Case for a Care Campus and Ageing Society

We will look at what makes for good intergenerational spaces and places. We shall briefly explore some inspiring examples from our recent study trip to the Netherlands and Denmark in February 2020 and also how places and projects are developing in Dumfries & Galloway that are all about intergenerational connections. We will also share how we developed a brief for architects that involved community members of all ages as active partners in designing new spaces and in the repurposing of old ones.

Further details on our other webinars can be found on the following pages:

  • Day 2Wednesday 10th March (1) Let’s get rid of Ageism (2) Excellence Award (Tackling Ageism) (3) Food and Relationships (4) Excellence Award (Innovation in the Community)
  • Day 3Friday 12th March (1) Innovation (2) Research and Innovation (3) Excellence Award (Digital Innovation) (4) Celebration Award (This special award will be announced on the day)


One day – member £10 / non-member £15
Two days – member £20 / non-member £30
Week pass – all three days, giving access to the six webinars and to GWT’s Excellence Award presentationsDiscounted rate of £25 for members and £38 for non-members – Book here for the week pass or click on the individual day links above to book for just one day.

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