Theme 2: Leading. Managing. Learning.
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The developmental observation process.
This session will explore the power of Padlet and Google to automate a developmental observation process, maximise sharing practice, peer observation, professional dialogue and the display of data.
UKFEchat Live: Leadership and management. With Maria Wilkinson
Come and join in a real life UKFEchat hosted by leadership and management expert Maria Wilkinson. Bring a 5 minute presentation, or share your experience of what works and what doesn't, or just come along for a sit down and a chat with a new network of like-minded colleagues. Whether you're a leader, manager, teacher, support professional, or just have an interest in the subject, everyone is welcome to join the conversation
Evidence-based management: exploring missed opportunities. With Dr Gary Jones
If you’re a teacher, evidence-based practitioner, manager or senior leader and are looking to improve your decision-making processes, then this session is for you. We’ll look at the competences and processes associated with evidence-based management and explore the implications for education professionals.
Making the most of meetings. With Hannah Tyreman
If you've ever sat in a meeting wondering why opportunities for meaningful and relevant collaboration, celebration and conversation have failed to emerge then this session will seek to show you there's another way.
Living the dream - being the leader you want to be in FE. With Liz Leek.
Liz Leek has held senior positions in FE colleges around the UK and is currently Principal at Barnsley Sixth Form College. In this session she shares what she's worked out about being a leader.
Time Management – What are your Distractors? With Liz Lang
A session to reflect on how you manage your time, sharing tips to make the most of your day. A chance to explore ideas that you can share with your colleagues and students.
Darwin was right; adaptation is key. With Jayne Stigger
After 22 years, 11 Ofsteds, 15 colleges and 2 mergers, I’ve learned a lot about FE and how to survive it. If you work as an LSA, lecturer, curriculum manager, quality bod or senior manager then I’ve been in your shoes. Come and hear me talk about our future and lessons learned, for the benefit of all, students and staff.
Education Policy and the Low Trust Trap. With Christina Donovan
This session explores how performative education policies (inc. performance management, arbitrary target-setting etc..) can effect the way people trust each other in an institution. The presentation will outline research which shows how managerialism, risk and performativity in FE persist in spite of themselves. This will form the basis of a discussion about how this environment is experienced by practitioners, and introduce forthcoming research which seeks to investigate how this could impact upon the experiences of students.