Event Overview
Overview

Join this association specific conference on education and development.

Dedicated to senior executives responsible for learning, education and professional development and eLearning, as well as those involved in creating programme content and setting examinations.

Benefits of attending

Hear association-focussed case studies, practical advice and expert insight at this event designed for learning/education heads and managers.

This conference is suitable for Heads/Directors/Managers of Learning; Education; Professional Development; E-learning as well as staff involved in creating programme content and setting examinations

About the event
  • Hear from two learning development experts about how they are building education programmes to deliver professionalism and member value in their associations;
  • Understand more about Ofqual regulation and how this is undertaken;
  • Find out about the impact of globalisation and how associations are facing increased competition in the provision of education;
  • Understand the place that soft skills have within your education programme and why they should not be overlooked;
  • Get the inside track on how to get started on an e-learning programme, what’s involved and what are the benefits to members;
  • Already offering e-learning? - find out how to build on your existing platform to create more advanced programmes;
  • Hear how about building successful online communities for learners;
  • Learn more about setting computer-based assessments and examinations that are rigorous and fair to candidates;
  • Look ahead to the next trends and developments in education and development.

 

 

Programme Agenda
Programme

Introduction to the programme

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9.00 AM
Enjoy a hot drink and meet your fellow delegates, speakers, conference sponsors and exhibitors.
9.30 AM
The chairman will welcome delegates, introduce the conference theme and explain the day’s format.

Speakers

Valli Rajagopal

CEO
Digital Learn Ltd

9.35 AM

Globalisation is driving many changes and influencing the way that education is delivered.  The digital transformation of schools, universities and workplaces mean that current and future generations of members expect to source their education  on-line.  Association students also expect ease of access to programmes with great service and support; high-quality content delivered in appealing and stimulating formats and 24/7 availability.   Associations are increasingly fighting competition from other associations, academic bodies and commercial providers who are all keen to access the association market as a potential revenue stream.  To compete successfully in this landscape, an association must have credibility and be seen as a trusted and authoritative source of information.   Another important factor particularly for Millennials and GenZ is that an association’s programme is multi-cultural and facilitates global connections and networks. 

10.05 AM

Ofqual, the statutory regulator of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, have been regulating qualifications provided by over 150 awarding organisations, since 2010. Why? So that professional bodies, employers, learners and universities can be confident that qualifications – whether they are GCSEs or vocational qualifications, on subjects ranging from history to fish husbandry -  are reliable indicators of knowledge, skills and understanding.

In this session, Claire will explain more about how Ofqual does this and the benefits of regulated qualifications to professions and professional bodies.

Find out:

  • How regulated qualifications can support the development of your sector
  • How you can influence qualification design, delivery and regulation
  • How you can get your qualifications regulated

Speakers

Claire Gill

Senior Manager, Vocational and Technical Qualifications
Ofqual

10.35 AM
A chance to clarify points raised with the speakers and to discuss key points.
10.50 AM

No description provided

11.20 AM

Developing learning programmes requires careful planning and research as well as a robust process for sourcing and curating expert and relevant content. Two associations talk about how their experience of developing learning programmes for their members and what have been the benefits so far.

 

  • How should we research the market for new products correctly; gathering data; analysis; interpretation of data.  
  • Making sure that a new course and/or qualification genuinely meets the needs of the intended audience.  
  • Looking to the future – answering the demand for business skills which cannot easily be replicated by AI – eg negotiating, relationship management, presentation skills, leadership. .

 


 

Speakers

Caron Fassetta

Head of Membership & Information Management
British Parking Association

Abi Lammas

Executive Director; Learning and Professional Development
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Parallel session for large associations - roundtable with Ofqual
12.20 PM
Time for short clarification questions on key points.
12.30 PM
Enjoy a light lunch and visit the exhibition of suppliers and services
1.15 PM
Many associations offer excellent technical, professional or vocational education programmes appropriate to all levels of their membership and expertise.  Increasingly, employers are seeking evidence of soft skills in their workforce - the ability to communicate; negotiate; work in a team; provide good customer service and at a higher level, manage teams and resolve conflict.  What is driving the need for this type of education?  The speaker will describe how soft skills training has been introduced into an extensive education portfolio and the impact it has made.

Speakers

Richard Ellithorne

Membership Services Director
Builders Merchants Federation

1.44 PM

Delegates will experience a mini-workshop and find out how to integrate this into an association education programme. 

Join our experts at round tables for a short presentation and discussion.  There are two sessions, each of 30 minutes.

1.45 PM

No description provided

Speakers

John Scarrott

Trainer and Coach
John Scarrott Training and Coaching

No description provided

2.45 PM
Meet your fellow delegates and visit the exhibition of suppliers and services.
3.14 PM
E-learning workshops - parallel sessions - choose one option
3.15 PM

Join this workshop and find out how to plan and prepare to introduce e-learning into your association.  

  • Find out what are the costs and time involved and how to set up a project team
  • Learn more about the technology involved 
  • Look at the various financial options available such as partnering with an LMS supplier
  • Understand the importance of sourcing and curating expert content - will this be member-driven or specially commissioned?

Participants will create an outline digital learning plan during the session.

Speakers

Valli Rajagopal

CEO
Digital Learn Ltd

Mark Parrish

Managing Director
Cortexa

Once you have your e-learning platform and have some on-line courses, how do you maximise your portfolio and increase the commercial opportunities available.   Hear from one association who have successfully done this.

Speakers

Gaynor Lewis

Head of Commercial Development
Institute of Leadership and Management

4.00 PM
How can rigour be maintained for higher level qualifications when using computer based exams
One important reason that members join associations is for the community and networking with their peers at live events such as training courses, conferences or meetings.  As education moves online it becomes harder for people to get to know each other and engage with one another without the classroom or event setting. How can successful and active online communities be created? What are the dos and don’ts?   
4.30 PM
  • Mobile learning; rapid e-learning deployed quickly to large groups; 
  • Podcasting
  • Virtual learning environments 

Speakers

Philip Allen

Head of Learning
Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association

5.00 PM

No description provided

 


Speakers
Speakers

Philip Allen

Head of Learning
Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association

Richard Ellithorne

Membership Services Director
Builders Merchants Federation

Caron Fassetta

Head of Membership & Information Management
British Parking Association

Claire Gill

Senior Manager, Vocational and Technical Qualifications
Ofqual

Abi Lammas

Executive Director; Learning and Professional Development
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Gaynor Lewis

Head of Commercial Development
Institute of Leadership and Management

Mark Parrish

Managing Director
Cortexa

Valli Rajagopal

CEO
Digital Learn Ltd

John Scarrott

Trainer and Coach
John Scarrott Training and Coaching

 

Venue & Hotels
Venue & Hotels
The Event is hosted by ETC Venues Prospero House.

 

Location

241 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1GA

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Options & Fees
Options & Fees

The Conference is open to employees of Associations, Societies, Federations and other membership organisations.


Early Booker

Valid up to 30th April 2019: £345.00 plus VAT

Standard

Valid after 30th April 2019: £445.00 plus VAT


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