Dates : Wednesday 9th November – Thursday 10th November 2016
Venue: Mercure Sheffield, St Paul’s Hotel & Spa, Sheffield, S1 2JE
This year’s SDF conference explored the question: Are we as staff/organisation development practitioners and providers fit for the future?
To answer the question the conference specifically looked at:
1. the role of learning and development in HE in the future
2. the impact L&D can have by showcasing the excellent work that goes on already within the sector as well as identifying the impact L&D could have in the future, and
3. in light of the above an understanding of the implications for everyday practice.
These themes were explored through plenary sessions, debate, workshops and conference exhibitors from a variety of industries and professional capacities.
- SDF 2016 Conference – Programme
- Intro – What brings you here?
- Keynote 2 – Laura Overton
- Keynote 3 – Sarah Vogel
- Parallel Keynote 2 – Colleen Harding/Lisa Sofianos
- Workshop 2 – Lorna Prince
- Workshop 3 – Lucy Owens
- Workshop 4 – Alison Leggett/Ros Hitchen/Alastair Work
- Workshop 8 – Sandra Booth
- Workshop 7 – Terry Croft/Chris Turgoose
- Workshop 10 – Valerie Fawcett
- Workshop 14 – Tracy Ellis/Meriel Box
- Workshop 16 – Julian Bancroft-Martin
- Workshop 17 – Colleen Harding/Sally Worth
- Workshop 18 – Ali Orr/Jeroen Stam
- Conference Feedback – Nov-2016
In addition to the Conference, we also hosted the 2016 Developing Excellent Practice Awards, which was very generously sponsored by GoodPractice.
The Awards attracted nominations from TEN institutions across the United Kingdom, and they were:
- Newcastle University
- University of Wolverhampton
- University of Sheffield
- Durham University
- University of the West of Scotland
- Liverpool John Moores University
- University of Stirling
- University of Salford
- Cardiff University
- University of the West of England
The judges (Lesly Huxley LFHE, James McLuckie GoodPractice, Linda Robson, out-going SDF Treasurer and Nick Gallagher-Hughes, SDF Chair) had a very difficult job in deciding the short-list, but after much deliberation, that short-list was decided as:
- University of the West of Scotland – “Daring 2B Different”
- Durham University – “RYPA Framework”
- The University of Sheffield – “Thirty30”
- The University of Salford – “The Salford Dialogue”
And the winner was… The University of Salford.
Congratulations to Salford… and here’s looking forward to receiving even more applications for the 2017 Awards – both from individual institutions and regional collaborations.
The SDF would like to express it’s appreciation for the much valued support of our Conference and Awards sponsors & exhibitors