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10th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
24-25 April 2014, Stockholm, Sweden

In co-operation with the Swedish Public Employment Service, the Swedish Ministry of Employment, SALAR- Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and WAPES – World Association of Public Employment Services, the 10th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development will bring together some 250 representatives of local partnerships, government officials, public employment services, local leaders, youth organisations, social entrepreneurs, business representatives, and academics. Registration will be open in February 2014.

Acas South West, TUPE – a practical guide to business transfers, outsourcing and the new regulations
8 April 2014, Holiday Inn Plymouth

Confused about the new changes to #TUPE? This event will provide a practical overview of the TUPE process at each stage, and looks at the changes to the TUPE Regulations that were introduced on 31st January 2014. Join expert Dr John McMullen at this event in Plymouth on 8 April. #UKEmpLaw

Adult Skills Funding and the Skills Funding Statement
with Kirsty Evans, Deputy Director for Funding Policy at the Skills Funding Agency
27 March 2014, Campaign for Learning, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD

The Skills Funding Statement sets out funding for adult education and training for 2014/15 and provisionally for 2015/16. Kirsty Evans, Deputy Director for Funding Policy at the Skills Funding Agency (BIS) will explain and discuss the decisions and policies in the Skills Funding Statement, and examine the new reforms of Apprenticeship funding.

Better Skills, Better Careers – Reforming the Apprenticeships System
30 April 2014, Central London

This timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to gain an understanding of the apprenticeship reforms as they are implemented and how young people can be supported into work whilst promoting a culture of work-based learning. The symposium will assess how apprenticeships can become more rigorous and responsive to the needs of more employers, whilst delivering strong returns for the economy and apprentices.

CIPD East Devon Area Event
17 March 2014 17:30, Pilton Community College, Chaddiford Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1RB

Jon Dunkley of Toller Beattie Solicitors will be discussing Family Leave including Flexible Working.

CIPD North Devon Area Group Event
20 March 2014, 17:30, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW

An event for HR professionals, CIPD students and leaders of business of any organisation. This event will invite and encourage a frank discussion about issues that organisations in the East Devon Area are currently facing with attracting and retaining Talent. Perspectives will be shared from recruiters and local employers on what methods they are utilising to attract talent and the challenges they face. Information will also be shared about the current labour market, nationally and locally.

Effective grammar teaching in the new National Curriculum
19 March 2014, Manchester

This conference will equip delegates with the ideas, tools and evidence needed to return to school and implement a whole-school approach to the teaching of contextualised grammar, including preparing Year 6 children for the SPaG test.

Exeter business events diary – HR essentials
20 March 2014, 08:30-10.45, Exeter Racecourse

The HR Dept and Mango Personnel present a Step-by-Step Guide to HR Essentials, a workshop designed to help you know what your legal responsibilities are if you employ staff.

Finding the best pathways to employment for ethnic minority jobseekers
3 April 2014, Amnesty International, London

Inclusion and BTEG are jointly hosting three one-day partnership events examining how to improve the labour market outcomes of people from ethnic minority backgrounds. The three events taking place during 2014 will examine: Employment, Entrepreneurship and Apprenticeships.

Fourth International Summit on the Teaching Profession 2014
28-29 March 2014, Wellington, New Zealand

The event brings together education ministers and leaders of national teachers’ federations and teachers’ unions from jurisdictions that, according to the OECD’s 2012 PISA survey results, have high-performing or rapidly-improving school systems.

High Level Policy Forum on Education for Social Progress
24-25 March 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil

This project is about better understanding how to prepare individuals for tomorrow’s world; a world that can be prosperous yet challenging, unpredictable and uncertain. Those empowered can better manoeuvre in a highly dynamic and skill-driven labour market. They are more capable of preventing physical and mental illness by following healthy lifestyles and interpersonal relationships.

Higher Apprenticeships: What further support is required for future delivery?
26 March 2014, NCVO, Regents Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

The event aims to: put a spotlight on the forthcoming Higher Apprenticeship agenda for the Education and Training Foundation; discuss the findings from the consultation on Higher Apprenticeships; hear about the Trailblazer pilots; provide an opportunity to contribute to the consultation on Higher Apprenticeships; and, provide an opportunity to ask questions and shape the future support for providers.

IfL Fellowship Research Programme
17th Oct 2014, Oxford

The IfL Fellowship Research Programme is designed to develop individuals’ research and publication skills.

Local Enterprise Partnerships Network – Annual Conference
26 March 2014, Church House, London

This will provide an opportunity for LEPs to come together to exchange knowledge and engage with Government. To register for the event please contact Olivia Widen on info@lepnetwork.org.uk including attendee name(s), LEP, email(s), dietary and other special requirements.

Rural Revitalization
26 June 2014, Bristol University

This event will focus on the range of issues that face the future development of rural towns and communities. 120 delegates are expected at the event, together with up to 20 speakers and 20 exhibitors. This will a great opportunity to listen to a range of key speakers on Rural Development and also learn and share good practice.

Seminar – Tackling very long-term unemployment – what works and why?
1 May 2014, DTG Venues, Vauxhall, London

Timed to coincide with the launch of the ‘Help to Work’ programme in April 14, this seminar will explore what we know about those who become very long term unemployed (three years or more), what works, and why it works. It will be supported by case studies and expert analysis.

Skills South West 2014
19-20 March 2014, UWE Bristol Exhibition & Conference Centre, Bristol

Bring your courses, careers, industry sectors and skills to life using ‘hands on’ interactive demonstrations to truly inspire and engage with thousands of 14 – 19 year olds from across the South West.

Speed up your dream job search
23 April 2014, Gloucestershire Granite & Marble, 8a Landsdown Place Lane, Cheltenham, GL50 2JZ

An interactive workshop where you’ll learn how to Speed up Your Dream Job Search using advanced techniques and social media. An interactive workshop where you’ll learn how to Speed up Your Dream Job Search using advanced techniques and social media. Two local experts will be on hand to guide you – Louise Jenner, the Dream Job Coach and Jonathan Pollinger of Intranet Future.

Symposium on Innovation and Inclusive Growth
20-21 March 2014, Paris

The symposium is a joint event of the OECD and the Growth Dialogue. Its objectives are to identify key policy principles by bringing together leading experts and policy makers from advanced, emerging and developing economies to discuss the critical challenges that need to be addressed for innovation to support inclusive growth.

Tackling very long-term unemployment – what works and why?
1 May 2014, DTG Venues, Vauxhall, London

Timed to coincide with the launch of the ‘Help to Work’ programme in April 14, this seminar will explore what we know about those who become very long term unemployed (three years or more), what works, and why it works. It will be supported by case studies and expert analysis. Presentation from Andrew Dean of Exeter University will examine international approaches to what works in tackling long term unemployment. The day will end with a look at case studies of individual approaches and area-based approaches in Solent and Greater Manchester.

The Voice of Apprenticeships Conference: Supported by the National Apprenticeship Service
4 – 5 March 2014, London Film Museum Riverside London

The cost to attend The Voice of Apprenticeships conference will be £100 a day per person and the gala dinner will cost 75.00 per person, making this one of the most affordable events of its kind in the apprenticeships diary. There are 2 chairs for the conference, Nick Linford FE Week and Penny Power CEO DYA, so each day will look at apprenticeships from a different perspective and this will be matched by speakers on each of the two days. Click the link below for more information…

Unionlearn Apprenticeships and Equality Conference – A Call to Action
29 April from 10:00-13:00, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London

“Apprenticeships and Equality: A call to action” is a free conference hosted by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, the National Apprenticeship Service and the TUC. The conference will look at apprenticeships and equality in light of the recent unionlearn/National Apprenticeship Service research on “under-representation in Apprenticeships” and discuss what needs to be done to make sure apprenticeships are genuinely open to all.

Unions and the path to war – Tolpuddle Radical History School
17 July to 19 July 2014, Tolpuddle Festival Site

Open to all, the history school is a great chance to learn more about radical and trade union history. Running ahead and alongside the annual Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival it offers a chance to learn lessons from the past in beautiful, rural Dorset. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion. Visit the Tolpuddle Martyrs website for full programme information.

Welfare reform – creating effective local delivery partnerships
20 December 2014, Prospero House, Borough High Street, London SE1

This one day conference will provide an early opportunity to consider the updated Local Support Services Framework and will feature examples of best practice in the planning and delivery of services sharing learning from the Local Authority led pilots as well as drawing on the experience of housing associations, and third sector organisations in the delivery of budgeting support, debt advice, and financial inclusion initiatives, local welfare schemes, and digital inclusion projects.

Widening Participation through Curriculum
30 April – 1 May 2014, Milton Keynes

Higher education institutions have a major role to play in issues of access and pre-access, but we believe that to date insufficient attention has been paid globally to the core tools that universities have to support widening participation and student success. In this conference we focus on the curriculum. We understand the term ‘curriculum’ to be wide ranging: the organisation of the curriculum, its design and contents, pedagogy, assessment, and how all these can be harnessed to contribute to more equal outcomes for all individuals, irrespective of background.

Youth Employment Convention 2014 – ‘Generation Found – driving full employment for young people’
13-14 May 2014, The KIA Oval Cricket Ground, London

Join Inclusion and Convention partners: the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) on May 13/14 2014 at the biggest UK conference addressing youth employment and achievement.

 

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