Sir Alan Steer to be keynote speaker at Society of Education Consultants conference on educational c
The SEC has released details of its November conference to be held at the Royal Society of the Arts on 20th November, 2009, including a keynote address by government behaviour tsar, Sir Alan Steer.
[UKPRwire, Thu Oct 08 2009] The Society of Education Consultants (SEC) has released details of its next annual education consultancy conference to be held on 20th November, 2009 at the Royal Society of Arts, London. The keynote speaker will be government behaviour tsar, Sir Alan Steer, along with speeches by Ms. Farzana Aldridge and Dr. Rosie Raffety, followed by their participation in a panel discussion. The conference, aimed at professionals in the education consultancy industry, will also include several workshops and networking opportunities. For more information, and to book a place, visit www.sec.org.uk or call 0845 345 7932.
The 2009 conference theme is: 'Educational consulting in a changing landscape: responding to current political, economic and educational challenges.' "The 2008 conference was very well received, and with more members than ever before, we anticipate the 2009 SEC conference will be a great success," commented Adam Caller, Marketing Officer for the SEC. "It provides a perfect opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by education consultants in these interesting times, and also for networking with others, which is invaluable for consultants who usually work alone."
After the keynote address and morning discussion, conference attendees will be able to choose from a number of workshops covering the Early Years Foundation stage, marketing an education consultancy business and also financial advice. "Many of our members run their own consultancy businesses," Adam explained. "The workshops are designed to help with the practical aspects of running an education consultancy business, as well as theory." The afternoon session of the conference will focus on the opportunity to participate in networking structured by sector, followed by a discussion and plenary in response to the survey of members recently completed by the SEC.
About the Society of Education Consultants
Formed in 1990, the Society of Education Consultants serves professionals working across the whole education and children's services spectrum. The range of SEC members encompasses consultants who work as individuals, in partnerships, or in association with larger consultancies or organisations. The SEC has two primary functions, the one of which is providing information and support to education consultants, meeting their professional and developmental needs at all stages of their education consultancy career. Members also have access to a comprehensive professional indemnity insurance scheme at preferential rates.
The second function of the SEC is to provide one stop shop to individuals, education and children's services managers and governors, whether in schools, LEAs, higher education establishments, or other institutions looking for high quality professional help and support. Those who use the SEC to find education consultants are assured that members can provide the high-quality education consultancy needed to provide the education support they are seeking. All SEC members work to a strict Code of Practice that provides a benchmark for their integrity and the quality of their work.