Inspiring Futures Annual Conference 2014 'How young people succeed'
Friday, 9 May 2014 from 08:30 to 16:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How young people succeed
Examining cross sector models and exchanging best practice
Preparing young people for their futures is arguably one of the most important aspects of education, yet in a landscape largely dominated by the pressures of exam results and league tables the emphasis is, by default, on academic achievement. The acquisition of skills – practical and non-cognitive – is seen by many as a discretionary extra in an already crowded curriculum.
Forward looking higher education, school leaders and governors increasingly recognise that in order for young people to maximise their potential, there needs to be a step change in the way career guidance is delivered. Young people need to understand their strengths and weaknesses, interests and aptitudes first, before exploring where to go next. As one said ‘How can I know what I want to be, if I don’t know what I am capable of?’
- Matthew Taylor, CEO at RSA (Co-chair)
- Wendy Berliner, Head of Editorial at Guardian Professional (Co-chair)
- Adele Blakebrough MBE, Chief Executive, Social Business Trust
- Alison Heron, Head of Recruitment, KPMG
- Denise Yates, Chief Executive, Potential Plus UK
- Helen Fraser. CEO of Girls Day School Trust
- Professor Sir John Holman, Senior Fellow in Education at the Wellcome Trust, Adviser to the Gatsby Foundation
- Professor Medwin Hughes, Vice Chancellor, University of Wales
- Nosheena Mobarik, CBI Scotland
- Rushanara Ali MP, Shadow Minister (Education)
- Dr Tim Hands. Master of Oxford Magdalen College School, Chair of HMC
- Walter Boyle, Head Master, Holyport College
- The National Citizenship Service
- Study Options
- Laureate Education
- BPP University
- Plus more to be announced
This year for the first time, Inspiring Futures is bringing together thought leaders from politics, universities, schools and employers in order to explore how to grasp this agenda, drawing on many examples of good practice from all sectors across the globe and the UK. Regardless of socio-economic background, or childhood circumstance, every young person deserves to fulfil their potential.
The conference offers a mix of theory and practice. Delegates will leave not only with a much clearer idea of the value and importance of quality careers guidance but also a better understanding of how to ensure that their institution is well placed to give maximum support and guidance to those young people in their care today to be the leaders and ambassadors of tomorrow.
Who should attend?
Delegates will be drawn from across the education sector as well as business and industry, including those working in schools and colleges, universities, local authorities and central government.
The conference will be of particular interest to:
- School and college leaders
- Head of careers, careers advisors in schools and universities
- Business and industry representatives
- School governors
- Higher education liaison officers
- Members of parliament and the cabinet office
- Government agencies
- Careers companies
Together with representatives from the national and trade press.
For more details please call us on 01276 687 511 or email email@example.com.
Inspiring Futures are able to organise accommodation for those who require it, please call to make a reservation 01276 687 511.
Please note speakers may be subject to change.
Once payment has been received, we require 14 days' notice of cancellation of the place on the event in order to issue a full refund of the event fees. If less than 14 days' notice is given, Inspiring Futures reserves the right to retain the event fees in full.
When & Where
Inspiring Futures offers professional and impartial careers information, advice, guidance and skills development services to young people. In partnership with schools, Inspiring Futures has been supporting young people for over 70 years and today helps over 60,000 young people annually to reach their potential. Inspiring Futures also works with employers and other partners to offer a range of professional events for school staff on careers, higher education and skills topics. Inspiring Futures is part of Group GTI.