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Skills Conference 8 November 2018 Leeds Marriott Hotel

This Skills Conference organised jointly with CIA, is a must-attend event for all those who have a responsibility for skills development. This event will significantly enhance your knowledge of the skills landscape, whether you are an HR professional, a manager or leader with people management responsibilities. The one day conference will feature a wealth of informative keynote speakers from both the Chemicals industry and other leading organisations. It will bring a practical focus on solutions to tackle skills shortages and shortfalls, brought about by a maturing workforce and the pressing requirement to upskill in line with new technologies.



09.30 Registration and exhibition

10.15 Welcome, Introduction and work of the Chemistry Growth Partnership Skills Group - Chair Simon Marsh, CIA

10.35 Skills policy/landscape overview and resources available (incl. SIP survey/T levels) – Jenny Clucas, Cogent

11.05 Apprentice speaker, Cath Hardaker, DePuy Syntheses Joint Reconstruction/ Apprenticeship Levy case study

11.35 Apprenticeship Standards - putting the Trailblazer programme into practice – Jodie Coe, CPI

12.00 Process Safety Skills - where next? - Richard Roff, Chair, Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board / Costain

12.20 Managing Competence in Todays 24/7 World, Sarah Grindrod, HFL consulting

12.45 Lunch, networking Exhibitor stands etc

13.45 2018 Skills Award winner Colin Lamb, GSK Ulverston

14.15 Attraction and retention Lynne Bianchi, Manchester Uni / Cogent

14.45 Coffee 15.05 Developing Skills, a Case Study, David Talbot & James McIntosh, CATCH

15.30 Panel Session general Q&A covering all aspects of the skills agenda / future outlook / industry needs & concerns

16.00 Closing remarks

If you are involved in delivering, running or setting up training programmes and systems this conference is for you. It is especially relevant to training and HR managers as well as senior managers and front-line supervisors looking to find out more about current good practice and the way the training, skills and competence assurance are being delivered. Exhibition space is available.

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