1. An exclusive, private database of members and mentors
This will include all members of the association, with each member able to manage their own entry in the database online. Plus those members of the Worshipful Company of Farmers prepared to offer mentoring to members of the alumni association. The database will allow WCF Alumni members to search for other members, or groups of members, by course; by year; by industry sector and by geography (or any combination of these criteria).
Password controlled access to the database will be via the WCF website and only available to paid-up members.
The database will also include a facility for individual WCF Alumni members and Liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Farmers, to flag their willingness to act as mentors to other members of the WCF Alumni and for members to indicate that they are seeking mentoring – a sort of mentoring dating app!
3. Annual WCF Alumni - Learning Extension Day
This event will be free to WCF Alumni association members. It will take the form of a one-day, practical workshop, intended to allow the alumni to meet and mix, to share experiences, as a follow-up to their courses and to continue to develop their personal skill-set, through working sessions, hosted by experts and course tutors from the WCF courses.
The day will also include an opportunity to participate in Speed Mentoring. Short, 10 minute, one-to-one conversations with a variety of industry and educational experts, where members can get advice on topics of particular interest to themselves. The Learning Extension Day will conclude with a dinner (this will be charged for).
4. Free membership for twelve months for all newly qualified alumni
Annual membership, to cover the cost of administering the association, is £95, this includes a charitable donation of £25 to a fund to support potential delegates less able to afford course fees and costs. Alumni receive their membership of the WCF Alumni association free for the year in which they attended a course. Subscriptions become due on January 31st each year.
5. Reduced price tickets for WCF Events – including the Annual Lecture and Dinner
6. Invitations to participate in further WCF sponsored, training and development
7. A WCF Alumni badge
An exclusive, members only badge, that may be worn at all WCF Alumni and WCF events