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Ready Steady Devolution - a look at emerging skills models for local commis...
Thu 11 May 2017, 09:30 – 15:30 BST
The conference will be looking at the devolution of skills and funding to new local/regional structures. The conference will also look at what has happened elsewhere in the country with speakers from Sheffield, Manchester and the West of England and will give colleagues from across the region an opportunity to examine how well prepared they are for local commissioning.
This conference will be of interest to adult learning practitioners; skills practitioners and strategic managers with responsibility for learning, skills and economic development in Local Authorities and LEPs.
09.30 Coffee and Registration
10.00 Introduction and Welcome - Lesley Spain, Chair of South West Learning & Skills
10.10 Guest Speaker - Mark Bandali and Emmet Regan, Mutual Ventures will talk about the policy behind devolution, what it means for providers, the threats, opportunities and funds available, and how business models might alter to support the new regime.
10.50 Guest Speaker - Peter Norris, Price Waterhouse Cooper will talk about the Sheffield Skills Bank model and how it works to meet the growth needs of Sheffield and how “thinking outside of the box” could lead to regional and national growth.
11.30 Refreshment Break
11.45 Round Table Discussion and Questions to Mark, Emmett and Peter
13.00 Networking Lunch
14.00 Guest Speaker - Julie Rushton, Manchester Adult Education Service will talk about the Manchester devolution story so far and how commissioning might work.
14.30 Guest Speaker - Jane Taylor, West of England - Head of Employment, Skills and Learning (Bristol City Council) will talk about their story so far; getting ready to commission AEB and positioning adult learning in Bristol.
15.00 Q&A to Full Panel