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Shared Services for Further Education - Strategies for Results #ssfe12
26 Mar 2012
This conference was held at Eversheds HQ, 1 Wood Street, City of London, EC2V 7WS
Why you must view this conference: • Get an insider’s briefing on what services FE colleges are successfully sharing and how best to maximise cost savings; • Understand the obstacles and key success factors in commissioning shared services – quality, technical, legal, VAT and HR; • Learn from your peers - eight FE colleges share their experiences of delivering shared services; • Define your strategy for shared services – understand the structural differences between outsourcing, sharing collaboratively and centralising.
Programme
09:00
Registration, refreshments and exhibition
09:45
Asha Khemka OBE, Principal and CEO, Vision West Notts and winner of the Association of College’s Beacon Award for Staff Development
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair.

09:55
Bobbie McClelland, Deputy Director for Post-19 Landscape, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Sharing services and focusing resources.

10:10
Christine Doubleday, Director of Innovation and Delivery Models, 157 Group
The Collaboration and Shared Services Grant: delivering efficiencies, service improvements and organisational resilience in further education.

10:30
Lesley Templeman, Senior Project Manager - Shared Services Efficiency Projects, Association of Colleges
Collaboration and shared services.

10:45
Glynne Stanfield, Education Partner, Eversheds
Identifying the obstacles of shared services: overcoming the legal and VAT challenges. Session one - Setting the scene

11:05
Questions and Discussion
11:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
11:45
Candy Munro, Merger Project, City of Glasgow College
Considering mergers and ventures.

12:00
Ian Taylor, Deputy Head, Gloucester Academy
Working with academies and trusts.

12:15
Dr Kathy Bland, Project Director, Shared Services, City of Sunderland College
Partnering with local authorities, universities and the NHS to utilise their size and experience of shared services.

What's on now:
12:30
Panel Discussion: How can we prioritise areas where collaboration is likely to bring most benefit in each organisation?
Session two - Models for delivery

12:50
Summary of the morning's session Interview with Glynne Stanfield, Education Partner, Eversheds
13:50
Andrew Thomson, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region
Case study: shared procurement amongst FE institutions.

14:10
Monica Owen, Director of Communications, NHS Shared Business Services
Transforming business support in the NHS: a case study - NHS Shared Business Services.

14:30
Stella Mbubaegbu CBE, Principal and Chief Executive, Highbury College
Update from a Collaboration and Shared Services Grant Pilot area: Collaborative curriculum development.

14:50
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments, networking and exhibition
15:20
Dr Paul Jackson, Performance Improvement Adviser CIPFA
Key Issue Seminar 1: Learning shared lessons from across the public sector

15:30
Julian Sayer, Sales and Operations Director, Symmetry Ltd
Key Issue Seminar 2: Cloud accounting – enabling your future and overcoming the barriers in shared services.

16:30
Conference close
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