Yorkshire and North East Network Regional Conference 2020

Alcuin East Wing, University of York

Free for AUA members based in the Yorkshire & North East region | £50 for non-members

Thursday 27 February 2020 | 09:30 to 15:00

About this Event

This one day event is an opportunity for delegates from the Yorkshire and North East region to get together with like minded colleagues to network, share, and learn.

Delegates will hear about how the AUA can help them harness their full potential, receive tips on planning their career development and will engage in an interactive session on dealing with change.

There will also be an opportunity for members to showcase their personal and professional successes and choose from one of three skill building sessions.

This conference is aimed at all staff looking to develop their working practices and progress within the sector.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of key skills and behaviours that can facilitate their own development
  • Explore techniques and methods to build resilience in times of change
  • Understand how to reflect on own working practices and identify gaps in their development
  • Identify and explore ways in which the AUA can help with all staff development

Details in brief

Location: Alcuin East Wing, University of York

Date: Thursday 27th February 2020

Start time: 09:30

End time: 15:00

Free for AUA members based in the Yorkshire & North East region


The programme for this event includes 4 keynote sessions, along with a skill-building session in the afternoon in which delegates will be able to choose from 3 options.

The programme is available to download here.

Keynote sessions and speakers

Sam Bayley has been a Trustee of the AUA since 2014 and has held a number of other voluntary roles including as a Branch Advocate and Network Coordinator. He will give a short talk about how he has made use of his AUA membership to help develop his career over ten years at the University of York, and some of the opportunities open to you as members that will help you harness your, and your team’s, potential.

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Over 20 years, Rachel has worked in a number of Professional Services roles across both the public and for-profit sector, including Head of Professional Development for the AUA, and has expertise in individual and team development. A qualified coach and mentor, she has experience in leading and supporting change management initiatives and helping staff position themselves, and their teams, for change. “For she’s a jolly good Fellow” takes a look at the process of securing AUA Fellowship and how this can benefit you, your team and your organisation.

Have you ever considered how you can best cope in a world full of change & uncertainty? This interactive session will task you to discover your own personal methods and answers, in order to be more resilient and robust in this ever changing environment.

Daniel works within the heritage sector as a Learning and Skills Development Manager, after a successful career within HEI. His background throughout his whole career has been within HR and Learning and Development. He focuses on implementing learning to affect change within teams and organisations.

Daniel is an Associate of the CIPD and is an active member of the Manchester branch of the CIPD focusing on L&D activities. He is passionate about learning and developing others as well as being a trained coach.

A regular participant in CIPD Cake Camps, L&D CoWork and active on social media, follow him @DanielT_LnD.

Skill-building session choices

This session is being delivered by Jo Forsyth, Professional Development Manager for the AUA.

This session is being delivered by Rachel Dodd from the University of Sheffield.

This session is being delivered by Nancy Baines from the University of York. This session will focus on how to use LinkedIn, considering how to:

• promote your profile online
• connect with other LinkedIn members with similar interests to yourself
• use LinkedIn to network online and find connections that may be able to help you with your own career journey.

Come along ready to share your own tips as we go through the session – Nancy will be happy to take contributions from the group.

This session is being delivered by Andrew Unwin from Durham University

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