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Already in its fifth year, and with a high percentage of delegates returning each year, Inspiring Leadership covers real depth and breadth, with topics spanning innovation, leadership, partnership, development and technology.

Why Are We Doing This?

Inspiring Leadership 2018 returns with an exciting itinerary of over 30 keynote, masterclass and workshop sessions led by the best and brightest from different sectors, all looking to provide a fresh perspective on leadership.

Benefits

This is the perfect opportunity for senior leaders to meet their peer group, share experiences and exchanges views and ideas to take back to the workplace. Delegates also have unrivalled access to updates on technology, products and services to improve their work environment via the extensive exhibition.

What People Say

“Inspiring Leadership is a ‘must do’ in my diary and has been for many years. I have encouraged all my headteachers to attend the conference, it’s not just about the speakers and the content it’s about the people you meet…”

LOOK WHO’S TALKING…

Our keynote speakers come with a wealth of stories; some have found their lives under fire and yet flourished, some have successfully challenged the status quo against all odds and others have changed lives through the smallest of actions. All, however, are inspiring. In a year where major challenges facing the sector are as pressing as ever, learning from other leading thinkers, ways in which you can approach challenges will help you leave with new methods of problem solving, new approaches to try out, and new supportive colleagues from schools around the country.

2018 Speakers - Confirmed to date

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Prof Steve Peters

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Michael Fullan

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Lucy Adams

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Spencer West

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Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE

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Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE

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Barry Carpenter

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Alastair Campbell

Previous years speakers

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Fadumo Dayib

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Estelle Morris

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Drew Dudley

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Frank Gardner

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Lord William Hague

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Matthew Syed

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Will Gompertz

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Zainab Salbi

PROGRAMME

A carefully curated event where education leaders get to tackle recurring issues anew, and take back to the workplace new thoughts and ideas to implement which deliver improvements.

Inspiring Leadership is the only conference of its type in the education sector; nowhere else will you find such a diversity of leadership speakers chosen for their value to you, combined with the opportunity to work hard with your peer group on the issues that challenge you. On leaving Inspiring Leadership, we believe you will not only be feeling refreshed and energised, but be walking away with improvement plans formulating, new supportive contacts made, and a reminder of the difference your leadership can make.

Speaker programme to be finalised

Click here for a selection of 2017 masterclass and workshop presentations

Conference registration and exhibition viewing

Conference registration and exhibition viewing

60mins

Geoff Barton & Paul Wiseman

Conference opening and welcome address

Conference opening and welcome address with Geoff Barton & Paul Wiseman

15mins

Geoff Barton & Paul Wiseman

Plenary One

Plenary One - 1 hour

60mins

Plenary Two

Plenary Two – 1 hour

60mins

Lunch and exhibition viewing

Lunch and exhibition viewing - 1 hour

60mins

Plenary Three

Plenary Three – 1 hour

60mins

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

Refreshments and exhibition viewing - 1 hour

60mins

Plenary Four

Plenary Four – 1 hour

60mins

Welcome reception: meet the sponsors and exhibitors

Welcome reception: meet the sponsors and exhibitors - 1 hour

60mins

Conference dinner – An evening with ……

Conference dinner – An evening with ……

Registration and exhibition viewing

Registration and exhibition viewing - 1 hour

60mins

Plenary Five

Plenary Five - 1 hour

60mins

Masterclasses and workshops (Morning)

Masterclasses and workshops - 1 hour

60mins

Refreshments and exhibition viewing

Refreshments and exhibition viewing - 1 hour

60mins

Masterclasses and workshops (Afternoon)

Masterclasses and workshops - 1 hour

60mins

Lunch and exhibition viewing

Lunch and exhibition viewing - 1 hour

60mins

Plenary Six

Plenary Six – 45 mins

45mins

Plenary Seven

Plenary Seven – 45 mins

45mins

Conference close

Conference closes 15:30pm.

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Why sponsor and exhibit at Inspiring Leadership…

Inspiring Leadership is an annual conference and exhibition showcase that excels in all that it does. The conference is already known for its positive, thought provoking and ultimately inspiring ambience, giving delegates time and space to learn, reflect and plan.

Now in its fifth year, it has built a reputation as one of the most inspirational and influential events in the education calendar. Each year around 60% of delegates from previous years attend, the majority of which are Headteachers, Principles and CEO’S.

As an exhibitor or sponsor at this event you’ll have access to over 1,000 leaders of primary and secondary schools, academies and early years’ settings - all important decision makers, keen to find practical ideas and solutions for implementing change and driving improvement in their organisations.

To maximise the opportunities for both exhibitors and delegates alike we’ve allowed ample networking time and longer breaks so that there is more time to talk, to meet as well as discuss and explore developing business relationships.

Flexible options for you and your company.

Sponsoring or exhibiting at Inspiring Leadership gives you a unique opportunity to raise your company profile and access this influential audience of leaders.

We offer a flexible range of options designed to suit your business needs and your budget, whether you’re:

• Simply looking for an opportunity to showcase your products and services
• Would like to demonstrate how your company is working with schools and others to innovate and transform education
• Wanting to connect with some of the really key individuals driving and shaping leadership for children

The sponsorship and exhibition prospectus will be issued in early November in which you’ll find a range of packages offering different levels of engagement with the conference.

If you can’t see something that’s right for you, we’d be happy to discuss your ideas on how you’d like to get involved.

The ICC, Birmingham

The ICC is easily accessible by public transport, with hotel accommodation just a short walk away. Delegates can also benefit from a 25% discount on Virgin Trains for the conference. To view the details of the discount and book tickets visit: https://www.virgintrains.co.uk/nec

The ICC, Birmingham

8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA

ICC Website

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We offer discounts to groups and small schools.

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PLEASE NOTE

Small Schools: Schools of 100 or fewer pupils qualify for the reduced rate.

Group bookings (five or more): To qualify for a group booking all delegate bookings must be made at one time and one invoice will apply for the group.

VAT is chargeable on the conference fee, however, this may be reclaimed from HM Revenue and Customs by schools through their normal VAT reclaim route.

Conference dinner

If you wish to attend the Conference dinner (optional) on Thursday 14th June please select Conference dinner – £65 +VAT when booking.

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee, but there are a large number of hotels nearby to suit different budgets. You can also arrange accommodation at negotiated rates via our conference booking site once registration is live.

An evening with...

The conference dinner in 2018 will be an evening with a difference. A departure from our traditional formal gala dinner ‘An evening with’ is a fusion of the formal and informal; an evening that combines food, entertainment and socialising. Retaining the glamour and quality of the evening we seek to broaden the appeal of the event making it more attractive to a wider cross section of guests.
We are delighted to announce an event with Alastair Campbell, a writer, communicator and strategist best known for his role as Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy between 1994-2003. Still active in politics and campaigns in Britain and overseas, he now splits his time between writing, speaking, charities and consultancy. An author of thirteen books, he is an advisor to Portland, editor at large of The New European, chief interviewer for GQ, and has made several award winning TV documentaries. He is an ambassador for a number of mental health charities, speaking about his own experience of depression, psychosis and addiction, and of his brother Donald’s lifelong struggle with schizophrenia. He currently states as his ‘main objectives’ - winning the battle for parity between mental and physical health; and stopping Brexit.

Tickets for the conference dinner are £65 + VAT when booking your place at the conference.

VIDEO WALL

View some of our videos from the last two years.

Contact us


Event management provided by Blackberry Productions Ltd

For general enquiries about the conference or presentations please email conference@inspiringleadership.org or call the conference helpline on 0845 139 2015 (International calls +44 (0) 188 720 9215)

For specific enquiries relating to the work of the three Inspiring Leadership conference partners please contact as follows:

Association of School and College Leaders

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130 Regent Road, Leicester LE1 7PG

T: 0116 2991122
E: info@ascl.org.uk
W: www.ascl.org.uk

National Association of Head Teachers

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1 Heath Square, Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1BL

T: 0300 30 30 333
E: info@naht.org.uk
W: www.naht.org.uk

Inspiring Leadership Events Ltd

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11 Greenbox, Westonhall Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4AL

T: 01527 878761
W: www.ilevents.co.uk

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