Birmingham HR Services for Schools Conference and Exhibition

Event Dates and Prices

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

8.00am – 3.30pm

 

 

A traded service of   

“Stronger Together – Share, Learn, Inspire”

Further to the success of last year’s first annual Conference and Exhibition, we are delighted to again be hosting this event 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 updates and 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 comprehensive range of workshops and an exhibition where up to 50 education suppliers will be displaying their latest products and services.

Companies wishing to take a stand at this event should kindly contact us as soon as possible to secure their place.

 

#SchoolsHRConf

Programme

The Gallery, NEC, Birmingham B40 1NT

The charge per delegate for this event is £160.00 and this includes lunch, refreshments throughout the day and on-site parking.

All delegates are requested to select their workshops when registering and to note that spaces are limited on some of the workshops and can therefore only be offered on a first come first served basis.

Schools registering two places are eligible to a third place free of charge and this should be selected with full name and details at registration.

Workshops

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

1A. Even top athletes have a coach

Diane Rance and Marian Hubbell – Creating Value with People

This interactive workshop aims to help you to make a difference in your school with a coaching approach.

By the end of the session you should be better able to:
• Recognise how a coaching approach can support managing under-performance
• Ask coaching questions to explore barriers to achieving performance standards and identify ways forward collaboratively
• Identify ways of engaging with those who are feeling uncertain or disconnected during a time of change
• Describe how you can use a coaching style to maximise potential
• Apply a simple coaching framework

We will explore:
• What is coaching and when to use it
• The power of insightful, positive and forward-looking questions
• The GROW Model

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

1B. How to bring your sickness down in 3 easy steps

Employee Relations Team, HR Services for Schools

Sickness and absenteeism costs schools time and money and can potentially decrease the effectiveness of teams. This session will provide useful tips, tools and advice to help managers with the confidence to address absence head on.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

1C. GDPR Lessons learnt so far

Steve Cullen – Insight Management Services

Q&A session – This will provide an opportunity to discuss the impact of the new GDPR legislation, issues schools and organisations have encountered along the way, as well as give delegates the chance to ask any questions that have arisen since the legislation came into force.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:15 am
Duration: 1 hour

2A. Even top athletes have a coach

Diane Rance and Marian Hubbell – Creating Value with People

This interactive workshop aims to help you to make a difference in your school with a coaching approach.

By the end of the session you should be better able to:
• Recognise how a coaching approach can support managing under-performance
• Ask coaching questions to explore barriers to achieving performance standards and identify ways forward collaboratively
• Identify ways of engaging with those who are feeling uncertain or disconnected during a time of change
• Describe how you can use a coaching style to maximise potential
• Apply a simple coaching framework

We will explore:
• What is coaching and when to use it
• The power of insightful, positive and forward-looking questions
• The GROW Model

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:45 pm
Duration: 1 hour

2B. Thriving at work

Julie Sanders RMN, MSC PsyhTA, CBTPGDip, UKCP reg therapist Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager

A workshop to help understand the modern meaning of Wellbeing in the workplace the role and responsibility of the manager and the benefits of investing in Wellbeing interventions. An interactive short work shop to highlight the current trends and available resources on how to manage staff who are going through life events, stress, bereavements, workplace change and what research tells us works and what doesn’t.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:45 am
Duration: 1 hour

2C. How to bring your sickness down in 3 easy steps

Employee Relations Team, HR Services for Schools

Sickness and absenteeism costs schools time and money and can potentially decrease the effectiveness of teams. This session will provide useful tips, tools and advice to help managers with the confidence to address absence head on.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:45 am
Duration: 1 hour

3A. How to market and brand your school to attract the best candidates

Justin Smith – Managing Director, Chameleon Training and Consultancy

“Marketing for Schools – debunking the airy fairy myth!”

This session will provide delegates with practical advice and insight into how to produce an effective marketing plan for your school. Free templates and resources will be made available for colleagues so they can introduce some simple and cost effective initiatives which are proven to make a difference. Managing your reputation, your brand image, making your school more attractive to new staff and parents and improving the communication flow with your local media contacts – these will all be explored in the session.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

3B. It’s Just a bit of banter, right?

Baljit Kaur, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Innate Consultancy

From the White House to front of house, workplace banter has been the subject of much debate in recent months. Baljit will share her decade of experience across private and public sector organisations to look at how these high profile cases translate to our workplaces. She’ll also explain how banter informs engagement and look at how the language of banter can help to unlock employee voice.
When opinions vary wildly on what is acceptable, we’ll use small group discussions and activities to explore how to manage or control banter in the workplace.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

**NOW FULL** 3C. Thriving at work

**NOW FULL** Please do not select this option.

Julie Sanders RMN, MSC PsyhTA, CBTPGDip, UKCP reg therapist Occupational Health and Wellbeing Manager

A workshop to help understand the modern meaning of Wellbeing in the workplace the role and responsibility of the manager and the benefits of investing in Wellbeing interventions. An interactive short work shop to highlight the current trends and available resources on how to manage staff who are going through life events, stress, bereavements, workplace change and what research tells us works and what doesn’t.

Day: Tuesday
Time: 1:15 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Event Speakers

Baljit Kaur

Baljit Kaur

Baljit is a Diversity and Inclusion specialist. Having spent over 10 years specialising in issues to do with diversity, inclusion and equality both in public and private sector organisations, Baljit has experience of delivering training, reviewing employment and customer facing policies from a ‘D&I’ perspective, and designing and implementing E&D strategies and policies. She passionately believes that diversity and inclusion needs to be anchored in corporate cultures and embedded in all people processes. Baljit is a Board member of ‘Women in Banking and Finance’ supporting initiatives that contribute to greater gender diversity, in addition to being involved in a number of practitioner and professional groups providing best practice insights. Baljit is also a committed supporter of the Greater Birmingham Engage for Success Network helping to organise events.
Dave Keeling

Dave Keeling

Author of several books and a stand-up comic, Dave proves that there is a neurological link between humour and learning and is living proof of the mantra “Education is too important to be taken seriously”.
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
Julie Sanders

Julie Sanders

As the Health and Wellbeing Manager for Birmingham City Council, Julie provides specialist knowledge to improve the health and wellbeing of peoples working lives for best business outcomes. Julie has managed services within the public sector providing psychotherapy and wellbeing services as well as introducing wider culture changes through the training of managers to understand the concepts of Wellbeing and Mental Health at work. She is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider Trainer and has extensive experience of training managers in a variety of roles.
Justin Smith

Justin Smith

Managing Director, Chameleon Training and Consultancy. Following a career spent in private sector business development and marketing, Justin moved into the education sector over 17 years ago and has worked in 3 large secondary schools in Suffolk and Norfolk. The most recent of which was Wymondham College, the largest state boarding school in the country, with responsibility for international and domestic marketing strategies, developing fundraising opportunities and introducing commercial sponsorships with business. In 2017 Justin established his own business, Chameleon Training and Consultancy, designed to provide specialist marketing, income generation and bid writing services to the education sector. Justin is a vastly experienced bid writer with a strong track record in raising funds for schools via conventional trust funds, grants and sponsorships. To date Justin has raised over £3 million in additional income for schools and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising. Justin was awarded the NASBM Marketing Award in 2015 and became a NASBM Fellow in 2017.
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.
Steve Cullen

Steve Cullen

Steve has over 25 years’ experience of working in the field of Data Protection and he has considerable knowledge of other key Information Governance disciplines including Freedom of Information, Information Security, Records Management, Business Continuity and Emergency Planning. He also has extensive experience of Management Services disciplines such as ergonomics, business process redesign, change management and workplace design. Having undertaken private contract work in the health, social care, education and charity sectors throughout his career his experience is by no means limited to the school environment. Currently he is working with over 40 schools and academies to prepare for GDPR compliance, offering a subscription service that includes advice and guidance, a documentation kit and an Information Governance health check. He also provides "hands on" training for staff, centred on the issues that are most likely to lead to data breaches in a school environment.
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Event Exhibitors

3P Learning
ABC Teachers
Action Mats Ltd
Aspire People
BHSF
Birmingham City Council Education Safety Services
Birmingham City Council HR Services for Schools
Birmingham City Council Schools Financial Services
Brighter Bills Ltd
Celsian Education
Commando Joe's
Education & IT Ltd
Education Mutual
ESP Play
eTeach
Every
GLS & Hope Education
Hays Education
Hollis Technology
Initial Washroom Hygiene
Innate Consultancy
Insight Management Services and Information Governance
Jolt Media
KRCS Group Limited
LexiaUK Ltd
Lightspeed Systems
Mad Science West Midlands
MarvellousMe
Mighty Writer
NAHT
National Online Safety
NSSE Ltd
OuttaReach
Pelican Procurement Services
Pentagon Play
Rising Stars/RS Assessment from Hodder Education
Ryman Business
Sage UK
ScholarPack
School ICT Services Ltd
School Tools
Schools' Buying Club
Setter Play
Tempest Photography
The Skills Network
Towergate Insurance
Wesleyan
YHA
Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
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