Birmingham HR Services for Schools Conference and Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Wednesday 18th October 2017

8.00am – 3.30pm

  Services for Schools
A traded service of

 

“Courageous Collaboration”

New for 2017, this Conference and Exhibition is being hosted in conjunction with HR Services for Schools, a traded service of Birmingham City Council.

Open to all schools in Birmingham and surrounding areas, this one-day event promises to provide Head teachers, Business Managers and Senior Leaders with an interesting and informative day full of new ideas to take back into their school settings.

The event will take place in the excellent facilities of the Gallery at the NEC in Birmingham and will include a Conference with keynote speaker and workshops and an exhibition where up to 50 education suppliers will be displaying their latest products and services.

Sir John Jones will be the keynote speaker and full details of the four workshops can be found below.

Companies wishing to take a stand at this event should kindly complete the interested in exhibiting form at the bottom of this page as soon as possible to secure their place.

The Gallery, NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT

Workshops

The following workshops will be running and can be selected on the booking form.

1a. “Tricky Conversations”

Diane Rance & Marian Hubble – Creating Value with People

Time and energy is wasted avoiding difficult conversations or managing the repercussions of not nipping inappropriate behaviours in the bud. This session is designed to help you to have “Tricky Conversations” in the workplace to address

• Performance concerns
• Inappropriate behaviours
• Attendance and timekeeping issues

The session will help you to

• Prepare for these conversations
• Use questions and listening techniques effectively
• Structure feedback
• Manage your emotions as well as respond to the other person’s emotions
• Record agreed actions and develop a plan, including a review process
This will be an interactive session with opportunities for practice. Please bring along an example of
• a real issue you’d like to resolve or
• a conversation you’ve held and wonder how you could have managed it better.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:15 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

1b. “The Humble Art of Delegation”

Nickii Messer – School Business Management and Leadership

Are you feeling overworked? Do you never seem to have time for strategic planning? Do you want to delegate but just don’t know how or where to start? Do you avoid delegation because it’s quicker to do it yourself – and, let’s face it, no-one will ever do it quite as well as you will?

In this fun and interactive workshop, Nickii will explore how humble delegation can support courageous collaboration, leading to organisational and personal success.

By mastering the art of delegation, you can increase your own productivity as well as enabling sustainability and succession planning for you and the school

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:15 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

1c. “School Workforce Planning”

HR Services for Schools

A guide to strategically planning your school work force including input on employment issues from the HR Services for Schools Employees Relations team, managing your school finances with the Schools Financial Services team and additional support from the BEP.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:15 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

1d. “The Journey to Multi Academy Trusts”

Andrew Fielder, CEO Aspire Multi Academy Trust

Aspire is a growing Cornish multi academy trust soon to be 22 academies including a free school. Its purpose is to create world-class outstanding schools for this and the next generation of children. In this workshop discover how Aspire started carving the shape of the new educational landscape.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 9:15 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

2a. “Tricky Conversations”

Diane Rance & Marian Hubble – Creating Value with People

Time and energy is wasted avoiding difficult conversations or managing the repercussions of not nipping inappropriate behaviours in the bud. This session is designed to help you to have “Tricky Conversations” in the workplace to address

• Performance concerns
• Inappropriate behaviours
• Attendance and timekeeping issues

The session will help you to

• Prepare for these conversations
• Use questions and listening techniques effectively
• Structure feedback
• Manage your emotions as well as respond to the other person’s emotions
• Record agreed actions and develop a plan, including a review process
This will be an interactive session with opportunities for practice. Please bring along an example of
• a real issue you’d like to resolve or
• a conversation you’ve held and wonder how you could have managed it better.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

2b. “The Humble Art of Delegation”

Nickii Messer – School Business Management and Leadership

Are you feeling overworked? Do you never seem to have time for strategic planning? Do you want to delegate but just don’t know how or where to start? Do you avoid delegation because it’s quicker to do it yourself – and, let’s face it, no-one will ever do it quite as well as you will?

In this fun and interactive workshop, Nickii will explore how humble delegation can support courageous collaboration, leading to organisational and personal success.

By mastering the art of delegation, you can increase your own productivity as well as enabling sustainability and succession planning for you and the school

Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

2c. “School Workforce Planning”

HR Services for Schools

A guide to strategically planning your school work force including input on employment issues from the HR Services for Schools Employees Relations team, managing your school finances with the Schools Financial Services team and additional support from the BEP.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

2d. “The Journey to Multi Academy Trusts”

Andrew Fielder, CEO Aspire Multi Academy Trust

Aspire is a growing Cornish multi academy trust soon to be 22 academies including a free school. Its purpose is to create world-class outstanding schools for this and the next generation of children. In this workshop discover how Aspire started carving the shape of the new educational landscape.

Day: Wednesday
Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 1hr 15mins

Event Speakers

Andrew Fielder, CEO Aspire Multi Academy Trust

Andrew Fielder, CEO Aspire Multi Academy Trust

Aspire is a growing Cornish multi academy trust soon to be 22 academies including a free school. Its purpose is to create world-class outstanding schools for this and the next generation of children. In this workshop discover how Aspire started carving the shape of the new educational landscape.
Diane Rance

Diane Rance

Diane began her career in the car industry, in Employee Relations, where she first developed her skills around handling “Tricky Conversations”, before moving into a strategic HR role. She now works independently as a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor, and continues to support people who are handling “Tricky Conversations”. Diane is a mentor at Aston Business School and has been a Governor at a primary school and a sixth form college
Marian Hubbell

Marian Hubbell

Marian is a specialist in the written and spoken word and has a talent for supporting others to grow in confidence, tackle challenges and increase their motivation and influence. With a background in managing HR and training in the public sector, she is an Accredited Trainer of NLP and is currently studying Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at Warwick University.
Nickii Messer

Nickii Messer

Nickii is an experienced consultant specialising in supporting school leaders develop skills and confidence to embrace the complex challenges facing schools. She is a regular and popular keynote speaker at national and international conferences, and consultant editor for several publishers. Nickii worked as a school business manager/director for many years, including seven years on the SLT of a leading edge secondary. She was a member of the NCSL Leadership Steering Group and won a prestigious national award for achievement. As well as developing and delivering a range of training programmes, Nickii works as Operational Lead for Anglia Ruskin University’s SBM programmes. For more information, visit www.nickiimesser.com
Sir John Jones

Sir John Jones

Sir John is one of a small, select band of educational professionals who have not only had their achievements recognised in the New Year’s Honours List but have been able to help and inspire others with their knowledge and passion. One of the most entertaining, inspiring and sought-after speakers on the global educational stage, his achievements and reputation for straight-talking, leadership and creativity have led him to be invited on to a number of panels and think-tanks including the National College for School Leadership, the DfES’ Leadership Development Unit, the Teacher Development Agency’s National Remodelling Unit and visiting posts with both Manchester and Liverpool Universities.
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Event Exhibitors

2Eskimos
3P Learning
ABC Teachers
Aspens Services
Atomwide
Braiswick Photographic Co Ltd
Education & IT Ltd
ESP Play
GCSEPod
Hub4Leaders
LexiaUK
Lyreco Ltd
Pattersons (West Midlands) Ltd
Pentagon Play
Red Monkey Play Ltd
Sage UK
SBM Services Ltd
ScholarPack
Schools Advisory Service
Staff Absence Management Ltd
Strictly Education Ltd
The School Planner Company
Wesleyan
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