#SDF2018 Conference Programme

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Conference Programme – Super-Vision and Sea ChangeBelbin Conference Sponsor



Date :Thursday 29 – Friday 30 November 2018

Venue: Highcliff  Bournemouth


Delegate bookings now open! SDF 2018 conference booking form


When was the last time that you had the time and space to stand back and take a good look at your purpose, department, or the way in which you perform your role?  It was very likely some time ago that you gave yourself this luxury.   We invite you join us on the south coast to take a breath of fresh air and to stand back and develop some super-vision on your own practice.  Come and join us to explore how we can create a ‘sea change’ in our own practice so that we can support others to effect change in theirs.

The conference will touch on five key themes:

  • A provocative look at our purpose, our role and our practice.
  • Tools, techniques and approaches that have been proven to effect change
  • Coaching, including: coaching supervision; coaching for leadership teams, groups and individuals; coaching techniques and approaches; coaching culture
  • Super-Vision on our own practice, including coaching walks by the sea
  • Views from outside the sector.

These themes will be explored through plenary sessions, panel debates, workshops, conference posters, our sponsors and exhibitors, and coaching walks beside the sea.

Day OneBelbin Conference Sponsor

09.30 Arrival, refreshments and registration

10.15 Welcome  from the SDF / Welcome to Bournemouth

10.30 Keynote 1 – Engaging Staff in Developing Vision, Values and Strategy by Professor John Vinney, VC, and Jim Andrews, COO, Bournemouth University

11.15 Refreshments, and Exhibits

11.45 Keynote 2 – The Business of Excellence by Justin Hughes, MD & Director of Consulting, Author of The Business of Excellence

12.45 Lunch

13.45 Sponsor Competition

14.15 Workshops 1-5 plus 2 Coach Walking

  • Workshop 1: A Virtual #CoachingHE Community by Dr. Rossana Espinoza, Middlesex University; Juliet Flynn, Canterbury Christ Church University; Dr. Emma Gillaspy, University of Salford; Dee-Ann Johnson, The University of Manchester, and Louise Rees, Swansea University
  • Workshop 2: Appreciating cognitive diversity – working with unconscious bias for teams in change by Mark Gilroy, Managing Director, TMS Development International Ltd. mgilroy@tmsdi.com
  • Workshop 3: Service Excellence by Jill Lees, University of Hertfordshire
  • Workshop 4: Looking Afresh at Narrative by Paul Gentle and Louise Clifton, Invisible Grail
  • Workshop 5: Creating space, opportunities, choice and journeys – A fresh look at learning. Adapting and thriving in a changing landscape by  Sara Jackson, University for the Creative Arts
  • Coach Walk – Supportive conversation – Seeing change by the Sea by Susanne Clarke Service Excellence and Organisational Change Lead at Bournemouth University

15.15 Refreshments and Exhibits

15.45 Keynote 3 – Alison Johns, Chief Executive, Advance HE

16.45 Workshops 6-10

  • Workshop 6: From coach pool to coaching culture: systematic to systemic approaches by Christine Wilkinson, University of Nottingham
  • Workshop 7: Delivering Change through Transforming Performance Management by Hedda Bird MBA, 3C Associates Ltd
  • Workshop 8: The Use of Self: Developing Presence by Jacqueline Bisson, University of the Arts London
  • Workshop 9: Digital Learning Creation: Enhancing staff development opportunities using your VLE by Kar Stanton and Julie Barber, Bournemouth University
  • Workshop 10:  Enabling effective partnerships between technicians and organisational and staff developers to create a sustainable technician services by Chris Turgoose, Business Development & Centre Manager, National Technician Development Centre

17.45- Free Time and Networking

19.00 – Drinks Reception sponsored by Marshalls

19.30 – Conference Dinner and Awards by Goodpractice / Drinks sponsored by Cylix


Day 2Belbin Conference Sponsor

9.00-9.05 Welcome to Day 2 by SDF

9.05 Keynote 4: Taking orders or providing direction?  Balancing service delivery and strategic influence as a People function’ by Nathan Palmer, Head of Learning and Development, RNLI  and Susanne Clarke, Head of Service Excellence and Change Lead, Bournemouth University, and member of LEANHE

Workshops 11-15 plus Coach Walk

  • Workshop 11: The role of Manager Coaching in Learning Transfer by Paul Mathews
  • Workshop 12: Sponsor v Mentor – why race matters by Tinu Cornish, Equality Challenge Unit   and Jannett Morgan, Director for Diversifying Leadership
  • Workshop 13: Playfulness at work – Be more creative, open and well (COW)’. Lisa Hobbs, University of Westminster and Olga Lavrentieva, Consultant
  • Workshop 14: Bring in the…trainers? Building digital capability within an organisation – a leadership approach by John Sumpter, Chris Thomson, Zac Gribble
  • Workshop 15: The swell of supervision to buoy staff engagement by John Trantom,  Jason Boultert by Liverpool John Moores University
  • Coach Walk Eszter Molnar Mills, Formium Development

11.00 Refreshments /Exhibits

11.30 Panel of Provocateurs by Dr Simon Inger, Bath and Dr Kevin Flinn, Hertfordshire

12.30 Lunch/ /Exhibits

13.15 Workshops 16-20 and coaching walk

  • Workshop 16: Provocative Look at Coaching Evaluation in HE by Colleen Harding , University of Bournemouth and Meriel Box , Liverpool John Moores University
  • Workshop 17:  Ask what’s strong, not what’s wrong: adding the power of strengths to your coaching technique by Eszter Molnar Mills, Formium Development
  • Workshop 18:  Career Pathways by Samantha White, OD Programme Advisor, London South Bank University; Sophie Sowerby, Training Manager, CAROD, Durham University and Albina Shashyna, Organisational Learning Consultant, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Workshop 19:  Are You Dipping Your Toe In or Diving Straight In? How to Manage Your Digital Identity in Social Media by Julie Bennett , Liverpool John Moores University
  • Workshop  20: Spotlight – Learning to FLEX and COPE by Dr. Pete Lindsay and Dr. Mark Bawden, Mindflick
  • Coach Walk  Ebb and Flow by Curie Scott

14:15 Workshops  21 or 22

  • Workshop 21: Looking after ourselves  – Self care, by Michelle Spirit
  • Workshop 22: 10/10 Perfectionism – Curse AND Blessing. Coaching the perfectionist towards “good enough” and why it’s important by Lisa Face, Leadership and Career Coach

15.00 Closing Remarks and Prizes SDF


Delegate bookings now open! SDF 2018 conference booking form