CILIP CoFHE (Colleges of Further and Higher Education) Annual Study Conference
Keynote speakers already confirmed are: Marilyn Hawkins, Principal of Barnet College, Robert Russell, Financial Development Manager for the Association of Colleges Lloyd Ellis, Chair of CILIP Cymru Wales. A further keynote speaker will be confirmed shortly. Delegates will be able to choose from four workshop strands. Confirmed already are · Merged services, multi-skilling and maximising resources · The e-factor : mobile technologies · Career development · Safeguarding and e-safety Within the above, proposals already received include workshops on: · The new CLA licence · How your service can make an impact · A new online resource for teaching information skills · Multi-skilling and maximising resources and staff in a Functional Skills Centre · Sustainable libraries and LRCs in an age of austerity · OFSTED and the Limiting Grades : safeguarding and equality and diversity for learning resources staff · E-Guides@The Library : developing LRC staff to support ILT developments and e-learning throughout the college Please note that it is in the nature of conference organisation that some workshops are confirmed quite near the event. We anticipate the final workshop list to be 16 sessions. Social events will include a conference quiz on Wednesday evening, and our traditional conference dinner on the Thursday evening followed by after-dinner speaker and a disco. CoFHE conferences are always friendly, and we make a particular effort to welcome first time delegates. We also try to support the development of young professionals by offering sponsored places to some first time delegates. Details of these will be announced in the next bulletin. Conference will also include an exhibitors’ mall where delegates will be able to catch up with suppliers and see new product lines and services. This year’s conference theme could hardly be more appropriate, as colleagues struggle to manage the seismic changes that are now confronting our services in both the FE and HE sectors. It has never been more important that we share our knowledge and expertise as we face the many challenges ahead. We do hope you can join us in Wrexham in June for what we are sure will be a lively and highly relevant event.