Building Resilience in Further Education and Skills

09:00 to 18:00

Wednesday 16 May 2018

East Midlands Conference Centre

Join us at our conference on 16 May 2018. The conference will take a focused and honest look at the further education and skills sector as it continues to demonstrate innovation and resilience, to meet the challenges of the economic and skills landscape. Be part of the debate and have your say on key issues such as apprenticeships, social mobility and the latest reforms to the sector in the shape of further technical education.

The conference promises to provide a platform to learn, network and collaborate with senior civil servants from government departments, politicians and sector representatives through seminars and interactive workshops. It’s also an excellent opportunity to connect with other like minded individuals from across the education and skills sector.

The conference under the patronage of ABC Awards, Certa and emfec, will be Chaired by former Member of Parliament and Minister, Jonathan Shaw.

 

Speakers

Martine
Wright
MBE

7/7 Survivor, Paralympian and Inspirational Speaker

Jonathan
Shaw

Chief Executive, Policy Connect

Jo
Maher

Principal and Chief Executive, Boston College

Atholl
Stott

Chair Skills and Education Group

Dame
Ruth
Silver

President Further Education Trust for Leadership

Euan
Blair

CEO WhiteHat

Richard
Atkins
CBE

FE Commissioner, Department for Education

Paul
Joyce
HMI

Deputy Director Further Education & Skills

Karen
Redhead

Principal and Chief Executive, Derwentside College

Paul
Eeles

Chief Executive, Skills and Education Group

Angela
Joyce

CEO & Group Principal, Warwickshire College Group

Neil
Bates

Associate Director for Professional and Technical Education, Education and Training Foundation

CJ
Burge

SOS+ Coordinator, St Giles Trust

Stephen
Evans

Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Shakira
Martin

President National Union of Students

Karen
Woodward

Deputy Director – Employer Relationships, Education and Skills Funding Agency

Tom
Bewick

Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)

Ben
Blackledge

Director of Education and Skills Competitions, World Skills UK

Nick
Linford

Editor FE Week

Pricing

For Members or Centres

£0

If you are a Centre of ABC Awards or Certa, or a Member of emfec, click here to book your free place.

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Exhibitors & Sponsors

£0

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Additional Member or Centre Bookings

£90

If you are a Member or Centre of ABC Awards, Certa or emfec, book an additional place at the Conference for £90.

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Non-member Bookings

£120

If you are not a Member or Centre, book your place at our Conference for £120.

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Sponsors

Exhibitors

Programme

Our programme is constantly evolving. We are lining up a fantastic range of speakers, and are busy developing a set of interactive workshops. Keep checking back and watch out for further speaker announcements.

09:00

Registrations and exhibition

09:50

Welcome

Jonathan Shaw

Chief Executive, Policy Connect

Atholl Stott

Chair Skills and Education Group
10:00

A Q&A with the FE Commissioner, Richard Atkins CBE

Having a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, this Q&A session is set to spark interesting questions with insightful answers.

Richard Atkins CBE

FE Commissioner, Department for Education

Jonathan Shaw

Chief Executive, Policy Connect
10:30

Building Opportunities for the Forgotten Voices

An exciting panel of guests, not to be missed.

Jonathan Shaw

Chief Executive, Policy Connect

Dame Ruth Silver

President Further Education Trust for Leadership

Paul Eeles

Chief Executive, Skills and Education Group

CJ Burge

SOS+ Coordinator, St Giles Trust

Stephen Evans

Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute

Shakira Martin

President National Union of Students
11:20

Break and exhibition

11:35

Workshops

Leadership, management and governance | Holistic approaches to wellbeing | Student voice | Teaching, learning and assessment | Assistive technology | Gender and skills
12:35

Lunch and exhibition

Take this opportunity to network, connect and visit our exhibitors.
13:35

A keynote address from Paul Joyce HMI

Deputy Director, Further Education & Skills

Paul Joyce HMI

Deputy Director Further Education & Skills
13:55

Building a Professional Pathway for Technical Education

A popular and important topic facing the Further Education and skills sector.

Jonathan Shaw

Chief Executive, Policy Connect

Neil Bates

Associate Director for Professional and Technical Education, Education and Training Foundation

Angela Joyce

CEO & Group Principal, Warwickshire College Group

Tom Bewick

Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB)
14:45

Break and exhibition

15:00

Workshops

Another opportunity to attend a workshop of your choice.
16:00

Developing World Class Apprenticeships fit for Industry

How do we tackle it?

Euan Blair

CEO WhiteHat

Jo Maher

Principal and Chief Executive, Boston College

Ben Blackledge

Director of Education and Skills Competitions, World Skills UK

Karen Redhead

Principal and Chief Executive, Derwentside College

Nick Linford

Editor FE Week
16:50

Be inspired... Martine Wright MBE

A truly inspirational story that will leave you thinking that you can achieve anything.

Martine Wright MBE

7/7 Survivor, Paralympian and Inspirational Speaker
17:35

Closing remarks

Jonathan Shaw

Chief Executive, Policy Connect

Paul Eeles

Chief Executive, Skills and Education Group
17:45

Drinks reception

A time to network, mingle over drinks and reflect on the day.

Accommodation

Start the conference feeling refreshed. We have an allocation of rooms available to book at the Orchard Hotel at a negotiated rate including free WiFi, breakfast and parking. This fantastic hotel is adjacent to the conference venue. For further information and to book a room please call a member of our team on 0115 854 1631.

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