Influence, engage and augment… gearing up for your future L&D

SDF’s Festival of Learning and Development 2022

Date: From 14, 15 and 16th November 2022

Venue: SDF Zoom and AdvanceHE connect

We are now offering exclusive partnering opportunities for organisations who would like to support the Annual SDF National Event, at our third virtual SDF’s Festival of Learning and Development, engage with a forward thinking community of learning and development professionals from across the Higher Education and share our community values.

This year’s SDF Festival of Learning and Development will focus on four key themes:

  • Refining the staff developer’s tools – Getting to grips with data analytics, blending the learning in masterful ways, harnessing the power of influencing and negotiating, or creating, innovating and predicting like a wizard. Let’s reimagine what we can do.
  • Evolving our leaders and managers – Support and flourish managers and leaders, new and ongoing, in managing the gaps made visible by the necessity of embracing flexible ways of working.
  • Augmenting the staff developer’s victories – Grow on ‘atomic’ or ‘local’ successes, by sharing what was developed and works, how you are blending the learning, and how you are implementing reflective evaluations. How could others do the same?
  • Metamorphosing the staff developer role –  Understand what a staff developer is and how it relates to organisational development. Where are the synergies? How can we support career progression in professional roles? What is the future?

The SDF National Event attracts colleagues at all levels of the learning and development community.  Its main focus is on delegates who are learning and development practitioners within the Higher Education sector. Delegates not only influence strategic direction, but are focused on pragmatic development issues and actions.

The Festival gives access to a platform for organisations supplying of services to the Higher Education sector to develop new contacts, promote their products through sponsorship and reinforce existing relationships. SDF strategic partners are more likely to meet the staff who are directly using their services and products and ideally positioned to receive feedback from their existing clients.



Would you like to be a strategic partner of the SDF?

Please do get in touch if you would like to take advantage of further sponsoring opportunities.

If you are interested in any of the sponsorship opportunities still available, please complete and return the attached form, or contact Dr Rossana Espinoza to discuss.


Partnering Opportunities – SDF’s Festival of Learning & Development 2022

Partnering Request Form – SDF’s Festival of Learning & Development 2022



Jane Lucas: SDF Administrator, Staff Development Forum, 241 Bedford Road, Hitchin, SG5 2UQ