The Paraplanners

A new kind of event for paraplanners. How? Mon 28 Jan 2013

Picture courtesy of Papakata

Teepee

I'm contemplating the creation of a paraplanner-only event where outsourced and in-house paraplanner tribes can mingle and share tales of best practice, swap stories and listen to opinion-leading chiefs.

An informally enlightening and entertaining event where paraplanners can meet with paraplanners and confer about the challenges facing our profession.

An event that is independent of any professional bodies and takes place in the Summer months. 

In the countryside. 

In a teepee. 

(With a feast, of course.)

A Paraplanners Powwow.

If it's an idea that piques your interest, let me know because I'm putting together the plan.

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  1. Gravatar of Kathleen KeyteKathleen Keyte

    count me in !

    Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 1:35:56 PM
  2. Gravatar of Cathi HarrisonCathi Harrison

    And me!

    Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 3:42:33 PM
  3. Gravatar of Gary TunstallGary Tunstall

    Feast you say? I'm there.

    Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 4:12:21 PM
  4. It will be a great feast once all the braves have caught the meat!

    Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 4:18:11 PM
  5. Gravatar of JasonJason

    It sounds good. I may, however be a Planner by then!

    Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8:21:47 PM
  6. Gravatar of Perri WoodPerri Wood

    Sounds good too me

    Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8:56:56 PM
  7. Gravatar of Loraine RosierLoraine Rosier

    Yes a good idea!

    Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:32:54 PM
  8. Gravatar of Martin Vaughan Martin Vaughan

    Richard, an excellent idea, I will be there.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:57:19 AM
  9. Gravatar of Rachel StylesRachel Styles

    Fantastic! See you there.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:07:56 AM
  10. Gravatar of Sarah KearseySarah Kearsey

    Sounds great!

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:18:45 AM
  11. This sounds like a great idea, count me in!

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:45:43 AM
  12. Gravatar of Liz AlleyLiz Alley

    Fab idea, I'm in

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:54:55 AM
  13. Gravatar of Tom RobertsTom Roberts

    Sounds good to me!

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:11:01 AM
  14. Gravatar of Matt GardnerMatt Gardner

    Sounds like a great idea, I'd love to hear more!

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:21:40 AM
  15. Gravatar of Charlie BurtonCharlie Burton

    Sounds great Richard, count me in.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:26:09 AM
  16. Thanks for all the comments and emails so far - we have 27 people interested after one day. We'll be in touch with everyone once we have some more news.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:32:53 AM
  17. Gravatar of Lucinda DaveyLucinda Davey

    Sounds a great idea, count me in!

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:44:12 AM
  18. Gravatar of Michael DuttonMichael Dutton

    Sounds good! Definitely interested.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 10:28:54 AM
  19. Gravatar of Jonathan CooperJonathan Cooper

    Sounds interesting - keep us updated.

    Re the venue - I have used these people (http://www.worldinspiredtents.co.uk/) and they are very professional and reasonable.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:29:44 PM
  20. Gravatar of Becci JonesBecci Jones

    Sounds like fun - there's 4 paraplanners here that would be interested.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 2:30:48 PM
  21. Sounds like a plan to me - count me in!

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 2:48:38 PM
  22. Gravatar of Heidi WithamHeidi Witham

    I'm in ...

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 3:27:52 PM
  23. Gravatar of Kev SuttonKev Sutton

    Souns interesting im sure my team would be interested!

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:21:29 PM
  24. Gravatar of Kirsty CooperKirsty Cooper

    I'd be interested - especially if the Timebank brought along some of their speciality cider I've read about...

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:51:53 PM
  25. Gravatar of Damian DaviesDamian Davies

    HA - Kirsty, none of last years Cider left - bit of Perry banging about though. This year apples are very sparse so may have to take a sabbatical!!

    Good call Richard, well done.

    Posted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 4:54:55 PM
  26. Gravatar of Emma McMahonEmma McMahon

    Ooooh, I'm interested too!!! Looking forward to getting the details!

    Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 9:37:34 AM
  27. Gravatar of Claire GoodwinClaire Goodwin

    Don't need much persuading - count me in too!

    Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 1:44:02 PM
  28. We have heard from more than 50 paraplanners already who are keen to be involved in this which is great news. We are working on the planning now and will let you all know about possible venues and dates shortly.

    Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:09:27 PM
  29. Gravatar of Gemma LanglandsGemma Langlands

    This sounds like a truly excellent idea! Count me in.

    Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 2:32:11 PM
  30. Gravatar of Alan GowAlan Gow

    Did someone mention food? Yep, count me in.

    Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:33:28 PM
  31. Gravatar of Helen PocockHelen Pocock

    Sounds interesting, I would be interested, depending on location.

    Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 2:45:35 PM
  32. Gravatar of Julie PipeJulie Pipe

    Sounds a great idea, count me in!

    Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:29:21 PM
  33. Gravatar of Sue HolmesSue Holmes

    Count me in..sounds interesting! Hope I'm not on my jollies!!

    Posted Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12:02:00 PM
  34. Gravatar of Robert Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell

    Sounds Great, count me in.

    Posted Friday, February 1, 2013 at 12:54:29 PM
  35. Gravatar of Sarah KeebleSarah Keeble

    Sounds good to us here, depending on location.

    Posted Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1:09:07 PM
  36. Gravatar of Jane BlackJane Black

    Sounds good!

    Posted Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 8:50:23 AM
  37. Sounds great - if only I had the time to travel from Australia ;)

    Posted Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 10:35:37 PM
  38. Gravatar of Jane HoltJane Holt

    Yes please, I would definitely be interested. Please keep me updated.

    Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:56:51 PM
  39. Gravatar of Kathleen KeyteKathleen Keyte

    Soemone has just mooted idea of bacon rolls and endless cups of tea - yes please!

    Posted Friday, March 1, 2013 at 10:22:29 AM

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