The Future of Further Education Forum 2011
10 May 2011
Held at The Bloomsbury Hotel, London WC1

Headline Speakers

The Future of Further Education Forum highlighted how sector specialists, principals, senior management teams, and policy leaders, will prepare for changes that this new age demands.

This national forum explored the evolving funding and governance models for colleges, whilst sharing best practice in demonstrating quality and making valuable resources stretch further. How will the sector find alternative revenue streams and develop new products and services?

NB There is no video for Stephen Sheedy's presentation but you can listen to his speech by downloading the podcast.

Programme
10:00
John O’Leary, Editor, Times Good University Guide
Welcome and introduction from Conference Chair

10:10
Michael Davis, Interim Chief Executive Officer, UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Further Education and the Skills Agenda

10:30
Tim Marshall, Chief Executive, JANET (UK)
The role of technology to support organisational strategy

10:50
Mark Ravenhall, Director of Policy, National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE)
Colleges in their communities inquiry: early research findings

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
12:00
Lorna Fitzjohn, Divisional Manager, Learning and Skills, Ofsted
How will FE inspection develop in the coming years?

12:20
Asha Khemka OBE, Principal and Chief Executive, West-Nottinghamshire College (rated ‘outstanding)
FE Inspection and Ofsted

12:40
Stephen Sheedy, Principal, Queen Mary’s College
Improvement through Partnership

13:10
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:10
Toni Fazaeli, Chief Executive, Institute for Learning (IfL)
Teaching and learning beyond 2012

14:25
Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, OCR
Qualifications in partnership: innovating our learning pathways

14:40
Toni Pearce, Vice President Further Education Elect, National Union of Students
Improving student experience – the learner voice

14:55
Julian Stanley, Chief Executive, Recourse
Riding the storm: supporting staff through the deficit

15:15
Questions, and discussion: Session 3
15:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:50
Seminar 1: International development: FE in the wider world
Matthew Anderson, Director, TVET UK.

15:50
Seminar 2: Funding challenges and opportunities beyond 2011/12
Nick Linford, Director, Lsect

15:50
Seminar 3: Apprenticeships schemes: best practice case study
Andrew Stanley, Head of Education and Learning, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Lou Haughton, South Thames College Zoe Carter-Owen, Graduate Development Manager, Mott MacDonald