Social events

Social events are a great way to build your local institute community and provide members with the opportunity to network with colleagues and peers in a more informal setting.

Some institutes choose to have social committees who will put together the social events programme, whilst others may just have one person responsible for this - the Social Officer - and some are lucky enough to be able to delegate its social programme to a Young Professionals group. Your institute may already have established social events in its calendar, such as award ceremonies and presentation evenings, or a golf day and annual quiz.

Have you ever thought of having a wine tasting or BBQ? Or maybe even something like an end of exam social? In 2020 local institutes have introduced innovative events such as virtual yoga and pilates!

Social events are a great way to raise money for your chosen charity/charities.
Awards events are also a great way to engage with your studying members and reward their hard-work.

A local institute’s social offering is a great way for your members to engage with the wider business community. It also gives your local institute the opportunity to pass on its key messages to an audience in a less formal manner.

Social activities also offer a valuable networking opportunity for your members.

A key challenge for your local institute will be deciding on what social events and activities you want to offer your members as part of your social events programme. Have you considered the following:

Treasure hunt
Quiz night
Local brewery tour
Carol service
Ten-pin bowling / 5-a-side / Pool / Golf day
Summer BBQ

Events such as these can often be fertile ground for recruiting future council members ideal for future succession planning and are a great way of raising money for the President’s chosen charity.

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