SDF’s Festival of Learning and Development 2021

Date: From 22nd to 25th November 2021

Venue: SDF Zoom

We are now offering exclusive sponsorship opportunities for organisations who would like to support the Annual SDF National Event, at our second 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:

  • Becoming agile, flexible and empowered individuals and organisations – Embrace new ways of working, nurture flexibility, plant trust, harvest autonomy, while respecting human differences and enhancing organisational performance.
  • Moving towards self-directed individuals and self-service learning and development –  Meet the learner of the future, autonomous and sufficiently empowered to envision their own learning plan and drive their own development.
  • Letting go of familiar mindsets and befriending flattening organisations – Grow trust and accountability in organisations by nourishing strengths. Meet the new leader who discards control and achieves triumph by relinquishing power.
  • The new, the unknown and the reimagined – Support new circumstances and challenges, marvel at all that we don’t know and dream to reimagine the skills and strengths of the future professionals that are needed now.

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 2021

Partnering Request Form – SDF’s Festival of Learning & Development 2021



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