Conferences

ABLE Masterclass 30 November 2021: Risk Management in Schools

(This event is free to ABLE members. There is a fee of £40+booking fee for non-members)

About this event
The Business Network Training on Risk Management is one of the popular sessions in the ABLE training and development programme. This two-hour virtual programme is designed to provide business leaders and their teams with a broad overview of what Risk Management provision is required as outlined by the DfE and ESFA and other professional bodies.

Drawing on guidance from the DfE, ESFA, industry leaders, case studies and peers, the session will help you understand what leaders and their organisations need to focus on and comply within their delivery of risk management.

Through this immersive and interactive programme we will cover:

· Risk Management Requirements as outlined in the Academies Trust Handbook and the Orange Book 2021-22

· Risk management frameworks and practices

· How integrated risk management works

· The mechanism of governance and its critical relationship with risk

This training session blends quantitative research and intelligent risk strategies to broaden participants’ risk management understanding and ability. The diverse programme cohort is tailored to include participants from educational organisations and role functions. It is also designed for mid to senior-level managers looking to expand their knowledge of risk regulation, compliance and practice, in both teaching and business staff positions.

Karen Bonser

· Education & Business Consultant and Trainer

· Director, Association of Business Leaders in Education (ABLE)

· Charity Manager, Vicky McClure’s – Our Dementia Choir

With more than three decades of business experience in the commercial and educational sector, Karen has a solid reputation as a competent, responsive and passionate expert in the field of business management and professional development.

Having been an Executive Leader for a large multi-academy trust in Nottinghamshire and Business Consultant to a number of other educational and business establishments for over 30 years, Karen has a vast range of skills, experience, knowledge and a passion to support and further develop leaders and their teams working in a wide range educational business areas.

Karen is also the Director and one of the originators of a network and professional development group – ABLE. This regional group, based in the East Midlands, has been providing training and support to educational business leaders for over 20 years, ensuring that professional development and support is provided for up to 200 members who work in educational business management and leadership.

Outside of the educational field, Karen is also a carer for her husband, Mick, who at the age of 51 was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s – he is now 54. Wanting to help and support others, her business and charity management experience now provide valuable skills in her role as the Registered Charity Manager for ‘Vicky McClure’s Dementia Choir’, of which her husband is a choir member.

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ABLE Autumn Conference

(This event is free to ABLE members. There is a fee of £50+booking fee for non-members)

We are pleased to introduce our keynote speakers Darrell Woodman, Art of brilliance and Antoinette Dale-Henderson, How gravitas can maximise your impact and influence.

There are a variety of interesting workshop choices for both morning and afternoon sessions, and a large Exhibition- a one-stop-shop for all your school, academy or MAT’s procurement and contract requirements. This is your opportunity to visit a large selection of educational providers all in one place. 

The exhibitors we have attending provide excellent opportunities for best value comparisons and plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues, we trust our autumn conference will be a resounding success.

Our venue, Eastwood Hall is following the Government’s Covid Secure Guidelines and will operate in accordance with any Covid measures still in place at the time of the Conference.

For further information, you can follow this link Stay Safe, Feel Safe, Covid-19 – Eastwood Hall

Click here to view the Autumn Conference Agenda 08 Dec 21

Click here to view the Speaker and Workshop Details 08 Dec 21

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Conference Dates and Venues for 2021-22

We have listened to feedback from our members and are very excited to confirm the venue and conference dates for this year.

Autumn Conference: 08 December 2021 at Eastwood Hall

Spring Conference: 09 March 2022 at Eastwood Hall

Summer Conference: 29 June 2022 at Eastwood Hall.

Our conference agenda includes the opportunity for delegates to visit our exhibition throughout the course of the day.

If you are interested in exhibiting at an ABLE conference, please click here for more details.

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