Events Briefing 4/19

Published: 20 Feb 2019

AoC HR and Employment Law Conference and Exhibition – Tuesday 5 March and Wednesday 6 March, Loughborough

A little about some of the sessions and speakers:

Amanda Cowan - will be with us on the evening of the 5 March in a relaxed session designed to focus on you. As HR professionals we typically tend to lead on the wellbeing issues of staff, at all levels – but who looks out for us? The aim of this session is to enable you to reflect on your own wellbeing in the workplace. You can find out more about Amanda HERE .

Jo Maher – is the Principal and CEO at Boson College and she will be taking us through her inspirational journey of cultural change at the college: from transactional to transformational working practices, driving a lean business and establishing behavioural standards within a well-being framework. Read more about Jo HERE.

Debra Corey – will be encouraging us to be rebels when it comes to staff engagement, rewards and recognition. Find out more about Debra and her rebellious nature HERE

Joy Marsden - is founder and creator of the Keep Stepping Principles - a proven leadership development model for teams and individuals. She works with leaders, leadership teams and their employees to increase their effectiveness in the workplace. Joy encourages audiences to think differently, work differently and succeed in any environment; speaking from the heart, her message is clear... Keep Stepping! Find out more about Joy HERE

View the conference website for further details (full programme, list of speakers, fees, venue and more).

AoC Marketing and Communications Conference - 20 March, London

The AoC Marketing and Communications Conference offers you a key opportunity to discuss the ever-evolving digital marketing and communications landscape. It brings together national expert speakers to share and discuss innovative ideas and practice to help inform your strategies in your college. The event will cover a wide range of topics prevalent to your role including the ‘Love our Colleges’ campaign.

The #LoveOurColleges campaign has seen MarComms professionals from colleges from across the country do brilliant things to engage local stakeholders and press and really put colleges back on the map. At this conference Aaron Hussey, Head of Communications, Association of Colleges, is looking forward to sharing some examples and getting your thoughts on how to keep it growing.

For more information, please visit the conference website.

AoC Governance Summit - 28 March, London

This is the key national event for Governors, Chairs and Clerks in the sector. The annual event enables members to hear from high profile speakers and build their networks of colleagues committed to improving governance and board performance. Details on the programme will follow in due course.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain an update on the insolvency regime and changes to the Further Education commissioner role from Richard Atkins CBE
  • Discuss the new education inspection framework and what the changes will mean for the sector with Paul Joyce HMI, Ofsted
  • Network and build connections with colleagues and learn from each other’s best practice

For more information, please visit the conference website.

AoC/ETF Data Sciences Conference – Thursday 28 March, London

A little about some of the sessions and speakers:

Mindy Lolria and Tom Beresford will give an update on data and MI discovery run by the ESFA focussing on reducing burden and increasing feedback on ILR data collections, including an introduction to the new data collection platform.

Dr. Lida Ghahremanlou, will provide a brief history of AI, Machine Learning and Data Science. Shewill then give an overview of the recent changes and innovation in Data Science lifecycle and tools from Microsoft Azure technology perspective.

The afternoon will be an interactive workshop, led by Jisc which will allow you to work in small groups and leave with practical ideas you can take back to your college. This workshop will use data visualisation to explore approaches and solutions to the topics and challenges identified during the morning panel session.

To view the programme and further details, please visit the conference website.