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FE Mergers and Partnerships
13 Jun 2011
Sharing and outsourcing; building beneficial collaborations. Held at Eversheds LLP HQ, London EC2

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This conference provided experience and insight for principals, finance directors, facilities and ICT managers, deans and directors facing the challenge of change.

Programme
10:00
Steve McCormack, Education Journalist
Welcome and introduction by conference chair

10:10
Glynne Stanfield, Partner, Eversheds LLPSurname
The legal aspects of mergers and partnerships in the FE sector

10:30
Martin Sim, Principal and Chief Executive, Salford City College
Drivers and critical success factors when considering mergers and partnerships

10:50
Bryn Davies, Principal, Ystrad Mynach College; Chair, NIACE Dysgu Cymru
New style partnerships, collaborations and federations

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:20
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:50
Dr Ian Tunbridge OBE, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Thames Valley University; Executive, Association for Collaborative Provision of HE in FE (ACP)
HE and FE mergers

12:10
Pete Birkett, Principal and Chief Executive, Barnfield Federation
Efficiency savings and shared services

12:30
A case study: Stockport College Building successful co-operative and mutual businesses. An insight into mutual pathfinders
Mervyn Wilson, Principal and Chief Executive, The Co-operative College; Lynn Merilion, Principal, Stockport College.

12:50
Questions and discussion: Session 2
Detailed session with speakers - Pete Birkett, Principal and Chief Executive, Barnfield Federation Efficiency savings and shared services Mervyn Wilson, Principal and Chief Executive, The Co-operative College Lynn Merilion, Principal, Stockport College.

13:00
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition
14:00
David Byrne, Principal and Chief Executive, Southgate College
Involvement and communications with staff and students

14:15
Panel discussion: Impact on staff, learners and other stakeholders
Dan Taubman, Senior Education Officer, University and College Union (UCU); Paul Lawrence, Director and Head of Further Education, KPMG LLP (UK); Janice Shiner, Director, WCL.

15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:30
Key issue seminar A Innovative collaborative models that can deliver efficiencies - projects of the Efficiency and Innovation fund
Janice Shiner, Director, WCL; Kieron White, Managing Director, WCL.

15:30
Key issue seminar B: College mergers and IT - some practicalities
Julian Bream, Technical Specialist, JISC Regional Support Centre for London; Ray Bezuidenhout, Head of ICT Services, College of Enfield, Haringey and North East London.

15:30
Seminar C: Collaborations, alliances and mergers - the research and the reality
Andy Shenstone, Director of FE and HE, Capita Consulting

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