(33) Conference for Heads' PAs (Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, 20-21 May 2019)

Provide the opportunity for Heads’ PAs to meet and share ideas about best practice and be updated by listening to presentations from leading figures in the field.

Description

This course aims to:

Provide the opportunity for Heads’ PAs to meet and share ideas about best practice and be updated by listening to presentations from leading figures in the field.

This course is for:

Heads’ PAs and Secretaries.

This course includes:

All accommodation, meals, refreshments and course materials from 11.30am on Monday  until the end of the conference on Tuesday.  Please note that there is not a conference dress code, so please dress however you feel comfortable.

A number of rooms have been reserved at the hotel on the night of Sunday 19 May 2019.  If delegates wish to stay the night before the conference starts, there will be an additional cost to be paid by delegates on departure from the hotel.  This should be booked directly with Jenny Wilde Associates on 01202 671409.

 

Course outline:

DAY 1:

9:00 -11:30

 

The hotel has a spa, gym and swimming pool, which are all available for delegates staying the night before or arriving early.  Spa bookings should be made directly with the hotel please.

11:30 – 11:45

Arrival, registration and coffee

11:45 – 12:00

Welcome, introduction and ice-breaker activity

Sara Clark, Dean Close Preparatory School

12:00 – 1:00

Session 1: The educational consumer: How the parent body has changed; what parents look for and why

 

Clare Thomas, Clare Thomas Coaching and Communications     

1:00 – 2:00

Lunch

In the hotel restaurant

2:00 – 3:00

Session 2: Sharing good practice

Themes for discussion (delegates are invited to submit questions or issues in advance that relate to these themes):

  1. I.T. – hints and tips for using I.T. to improve effectiveness and efficiency
  2. Staff wellness and motivation – what do schools do to recognise staff and support wellbeing?

Facilitated by Sara Clark

3:00 - 3:20

Tea

3.20 - 4:20

Session 3: Managing upwards, and what do Heads look for in their PA?

Garry Bowe, educational consultant and former Headmaster of Wellingborough school  

4:20 – 7:00

Free time

7:00

Drinks reception

7:30

Dinner

DAY 2:

7:00 – 9:00

Breakfast

In the hotel restaurant

9:00 – 10:00

Session 4: Workshops (1)

Delegates to choose from one of the following three options:

  1. GDPR one year on – legal updates and lessons learned – Darren Rose, DHR Consultancy
  2. Customer service – Tug Rhys, RSAdmissions
  3. Supporting colleagues – the Head’s PA’s role as counsellor and pastoral supporter – Lorraine Groves, Associate, Your Excellency Ltd.

10:00 – 10:05

Circulation time

10:05 – 11:05

Session 5: Workshops (2)

Delegates to choose from one of the following three options:

  1. GDPR one year on – legal updates and lessons learned – Darren Rose, DHR Consultancy
  2. Customer service – Tug Rhys, RSAdmissions
  3. Supporting colleagues – the Head’s PA’s role as counsellor and pastoral supporter – Lorraine Groves, Associate, Your Excellency Ltd.

11:05 – 11:30

Coffee and check-out

11.30 – 1:15

Session 6: Crazy Busy: How to get more done in a day than you do now in a week

Zena Everett, Bec Development

Careers Expert Zena Everett is an international executive coach and speaker on career management and productivity. She is an executive coach on the Executive MBA programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and a speaker for the London Business Forum.  

 

1:15 onwards

Closing remarks, optional sandwich lunch, and depart

Lunch is served in the hotel restaurant