The Dialogue Society organised a two-day retreat programme for regional dialogue organisations based across the UK in mid May. The Dialogue Society, which offers consultancy and training in a number of areas, was host to twenty representatives from several charities. The programme where best practice was shared, also provided training in a number of key areas, vital for small-medium sized charities via a number of workshops. These workshops included organising successful community events, effective networking, planning, public speaking, effective communication and managing volunteers. The retreat programme was hailed by participants as highly engaging, informative and essential for emerging organisations. The Dialogue Society hopes to be running several more workshops focusing on a diverse range of issues, in the forthcoming months.