ASCL Conference for Business Leaders 2020

Diverse Leadership

In a new approach for 2020, our annual Conference for Business Leaders will run alongside the ASCL Annual Conference on Friday 13 March, providing the perfect opportunity for business leaders to be a key part of the strategic leadership conversations which take place across senior leadership teams at ASCL Annual Conference. 
 
Our conference theme is 'Diverse Leadership', and we will be exploring this concept with our high profile speakers and expert-led workshops.  There will also be opportunities to broaden your network with school and college leaders from across the UK, as well as time to speak to trusted suppliers. 

You'll hear about new approaches to audit and assurance, as well as vital updates on the Academies Financial Handbook. We'll be sharing good practice from across the country on organisational culture and integrated curriculum financial planning (ICFP), and our specialist team will provide guidance on pay and conditions, and funding. 

Keynote speakers include ASCL President Rachael Warwick, ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton, and Maggie Alphonsi MBE, together with the Secretary of State Gavin Williamson (invited), and Stephen Morales from The Institute of School Business Leadership, with more names to be announced.

The Conference for Business Leaders will be held over one day, however, you are very welcome to book Day 2 of the ASCL Annual Conference, where you will have the opportunity to hear from more speakers including HMCI Ofsted Amanda Spielman, and Ruby Wax OBE, the well-known actress and author, a passionate campaigner for mental health. Visit our Annual Conference page for more information. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues.
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Geoff Barton

ASCL General Secretary

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Maggie Alphonsi MBE

England Rugby World Cup Winner and commentator

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Rachael Warwick

ASCL President 2019-2020 and Executive Headteacher, Ridgeway Education Trust

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Hayley Dunn

Business Leadership Specialist

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Julia Harnden

Funding Specialist

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Louise Hatswell

Pay and Conditions Specialist

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Stephen Morales

Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL)

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08.30       Registration, refreshments and exhibition (Hall 3)
09.30     Introduction and welcome (Hall 11)
Hayley Dunn, ASCL Business Leadership Specialist
09.50     Delegates move to Hall 1
10.00     Keynote: Diverse Leadership
Rachael Warwick, ASCL President
10.20     Keynote
Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State (tbc)
10.40     Keynote
Maggie Alphonsi MBE, England Rugby World Cup Winner and commentator 
11.10     Refreshment break and exhibition (Hall 3)
12.00     Workshop sessions (5 workshops - delegates choose one)
12.50     Keynote (Hall 11)
Geoff Barton, ASCL General Secretary
13.15     Lunch and view exhibition (Hall 3)
14.30     Workshop sessions (12 workshops - delegates choose one)
15.15     Refreshment break and exhibition (Hall 3)
16.00     Keynote (Hall 11)
Stephen Morales, Chief Executive, Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) 
16.30     Close

ASCL Professional Development reserves the right to amend the programme should circumstances dictate 

Member £199
Non-member £250

The International Convention Centre (ICC) is located in Birmingham City centre and is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. If arriving by train, Birmingham New Street Station is a ten minute walk.