Information, Advice and Guidance for Young People
31 Mar 2011
National Conference. Held at Westminster Studio, London SW1

This conference brought together experts and leaders from schools, the further and higher education sectors, local authorities and all others involved in the provision of IAG to hear what the future holds for IAG.

Programme
10:00
Dr Graeme Atherton, Executive Director, Aimhigher London WECAN partnership
Welcome and introduction by Conference Chair

10:10
Tricia Jenkins MBE, Director International Centre for Excellence in Educational Opportunities, University of Liverpool
Information, advice and guidance in the brave new world

10:25
Steven Edwards, Project Manager, Bestcourse4me
Transparent and unbiased information for students

10:40
Gareth Griffiths, Head of Curriculum and Qualifications Policy, Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA)
I know where I’m going: improving information for vocational learners

10:55
John Freeman CBE, Director, John Freeman Consulting
Funding for IAG

11:10
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 1
11:25
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:55
Richard Barrett, Director, Deloitte LLP
How employers can support careers education

12:10
Peter Cobrin, National Education Director, Notgoingtouni
Young People's ambitions and the right guidance

12:25
Richard Linley, Senior Policy Adviser, Equality, Action on Access
Specialist IAG: Is there a choice?

12:40
Susan Hayday, Director of Workplace Learning Strategy, Foundation Degree Forward
Advising work based learners

12:55
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 2
13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Trevor Mason, Chair, Institute of Career Guidance
Effective career guidance

14:30
Jo Hutchinson, Deputy Head of Centre, International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby
The role of IAG in challenging stereotypes and promoting equality

14:50
Brian Lightman, General Secretary, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
Supporting learners to reach their full potential

15:10
Questions, comments and discussion: Session 3
15:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:45
Seminar A: Critical websites – a vital role in the advisers toolkit
Hilary Nickell, Director, Surf In2 Careers Ltd and Project Manager Career Comp@nion Online

15:45
Seminar B: The impact of the All Age Careers Service on the Schools Workforce
Julie Hughes, Workforce Strategy Professional Lead, Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) Craig Hart, Workforce Strategy Project Manager, Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA)

15:45
Seminar C: LMI for Career Practitioners
Stephen Martin, Development Officer (HE/FE), Connect South West Ltd