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Programme | Development Conference 2018

Student Development Conference & Awards 2018

28 March 2018 | County Hall, London

A one-day in-depth conference on developing entry-level talent programmes. Book >




08:30 Refreshments and Registration

09:00 Introduction - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Stephen Isherwood, ISE

09:10 Opening Keynote - Creative leadership - Chris Baréz-Brown - See bio > 

09:50 (Move to sessions)

10:00 Breakout sessions - choose one of the following:

  • Preparing graduates for the Fourth Industrial Revolution  - Gradconsult 
  • Innovation Community Lab': driving creative thinking and culture through graduate L&D - Nottingham Trent University, Employability 
  • BPP ‘s Apprenticeship Levy Research part II – key findings - BPP Professional Education 
  • How to design and deliver a best in class induction - The Smarty Train 

10:45 Refreshments and Exhibition  

11:15 Plenary - Graduate development in 2018: the latest trends - Samuel Gordon, ISE 

11:50 (Move to sessions)



12:00 Breakout sessions - choose one of the following:

  • Using strengths to develop student employability at University of York - Capp & Co Ltd with University of York
  • Transition from college to corporate - whose job is it anyway? - Dove Nest Group with KP Snacks 
  • Ready for the future of work - Development Beyond Learning (DBL)
  • Engaging early engineering talent using emotional intelligence - Interaction Learning and Development with Costain 

12:45 Lunch and Exhibition  

13:45 Plenary: From answering questions to questioning answers: preparing students to think differently as they transition to the world of work - Accenture. View a sneak peek of this session >

14:30 (Move to sessions)

14:40 Breakout sessions - choose one of the following:

  • Giving graduates the skills to manage life-long career development - SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London) 
  • How early talent can adopt high flyer behaviours fast! - Talent & Potential Ltd 
  • From classroom to boardroom: what does it takes to become a successful female leader in business? - Zircon Management Consulting Ltd
  • Power of pre-boarding: leveraging technology to ensure your early talent achieve success - MyKindaFuture with Skanska

15:30 Refreshments and Exhibition  

16:00 Plenary - The rise of the perfectionist - Gradconsult with Newcastle University 

16:45 Development Awards Presentations

17:15 Close  - Concluding remarks - Stephen Isherwood, ISE


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Related content 

Keynote speaker blog: creative leadership. Read more >

Plenary speaker (pm) article: student onboarding. Read more >