Architects of Collaboration 700x200

Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW

ASCL Members £200 per delegate plus VAT

Non-members £220 per delegate plus VAT

Business Leaders: Harness and enhance your power as the architect of collaboration in your organisation

Business leadership professionals in schools and colleges perform many roles. Whether you have responsibility for a range of business and operational strategies, or your focus is on specific areas such as directing finance, HR, or facilities, you will undoubtedly be the one who brings all the elements together to ensure your school or college delivers the best possible education experience for children and young people.

Suitable for strategic business leaders, school business managers, finance directors and managers, CFOs, estates managers and HR directors based in primary, secondary and post-16 education from cross-phase MATs and trusts. 

Key themes include:

Leading change
Architects recognise the need to collaborate in order to succeed. But amidst the challenges of restricted funding, how can you bring people and resources together to lead the changes necessary for a more collaborative organisation and environment?

Best practice, next practice
Architects encourage colleagues to share obstacles and solutions, and provide the vision needed for a collaboration-conducive environment. How can we extend our networks, and deliver and learn from colleagues beyond our own teams?

Future developments and research
Architects operating within a constantly changing system use an evidence-based approach, harnessing intelligence to stay ahead of the game when it comes to future planning. What is on the horizon, and how can we develop now to prepare for what lies ahead?

Ethical practice
Architects as leaders will face testing circumstances which could lead to a feeling that their skills and business practices are under constant scrutiny. How can we continue to foster an environment of trust and respect in these challenging situations?

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Dr Fiona Creaby
Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management, Manchester Metropolitan University

Sean Harford (invited)
National Director of Education, Ofsted

Barry Phillips
Chairman, Legal Island and TEDx speaker

Carolyn Roberts
Headteacher, Thomas Tallis School and Chair, ASCL Ethical Leadership Commission

Julia Harnden
ASCL Funding Specialist 


Topics and titles include:

So, what is the true cost of education and what is ASCL doing about it? 
Julia Harnden, ASCL Funding Specialist
Sam Ellis, ASCL Funding Consultant

The School Resource Management Programme
Graeme Hornsby, SBM Consultancy Ltd

Building professional collaboration with SLT
Nickii Messer, Director, All The Geese

Recruitment and retention: what can we do about it?
Louise Hatswell
ASCL Pay and Conditions Specialist

ICFP: It depends on how you look at things
Julia Harnden
ASCL Funding Specialist


Further speakers and workshop topics will continue to be added over the coming weeks.

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