Presentation on theme: "Linking London 5 th Annual Conference 5 th May 2011- Sue Betts Director Linking London The Price of Progression."— Presentation transcript:
Linking London 5 th Annual Conference 5 th May Sue Betts Director Linking London The Price of Progression.
Sue Betts, Director
Chair of Linking London John Annette, PhD Pro Vice Master for Lifelong Learning and Engagement Professor of Citizenship and Lifelong Learning
James Chappell - Curriculum Development Manager
Stuart Mitchell - Development Fund Co-ordinator / Researcher
Pam Calabro - Network Officer
Pete Nguzo - Website and Information Systems Manager
Andrew Jones - Deputy Director & IAG Manager
Sarah McCarthy - Communications Officer (Part time)
Kate Burrell - Network Officer
CFE evaluation Year long summative evaluation of Linking London Very positive Highlighted the impact and flexibility of response 60+ development projects, 78 Progression Agreements brokered, 163 events held, 2,570 staff attended, 27 new courses developed, a quarter of a million web hits
The Board sustainability seminar Question: What would members pay for? Answer: 3 key priorities at the moment 1. Access Agreement support and retention 2. HE in FE developments 3. Employer engagement
What next? Currently writing the new Business Plan for the Board meeting in late May We will hear about our European bid in June/July – 400,000 Euro – over 2 years With the agreement of the members approaching new members who are interested in joining Links to Pan London developments
What have we learnt? Partnership working and mission Communication Small amounts of external funding have an effect beyond their monetary value Change comes slowly – and is needed at all levels Someone with responsibility and authority Money or the law – great motivators!!