to download a PDF copy of the 2012 workshop programme. The 2013 programme will be available at a later date.
13:00 - 13:45 Making the most of your Workforce - Bespoke Apprenticeships for the Social Housing Sector
Learn from industry leading apprenticeship and social housing organisations Kensington and Chelsea College and Catalyst Housing on how they have saved money and increased productivity through their apprenticeship and staff retraining programmes. Discover how your business could do the same.
Matt Wojtyniak KCC Works Manager, Kensington and Chelsea College
Mathew Corbett Community Regeneration Director , Kensington and Chelsea College
Luisa Islam and Masooma Okera Customer Support Apprentices, Catalyst
Amanda Leeuwerke Employment and Skills Project Officer, Catalyst Gateway
14:00 – 14:45 Is your gas safety management leaving you at risk?
This workshop will address the responsibilities of senior management in social housing to ensure legal compliance in gas safety management.
Trevor Batt Technical Services Manager, Corgi
15:00 – 15:45 Douglas James Leak free Shower Cabins
Find out what the benefits are of using Douglas James Shower Cabins with a 25 year leak free guarantee.
Phil Trotter National Sales Manager, Douglas James
16:00 – 16:45 Information governance and data protection open goal!
Data protection, transparency and security are on the tips of every one’s tongues. Fines of over £1m raised their profile greatly. Join Paula, regarded by the ICO as a leading expert in housing for her top tips.
Paula Tighe Head of Information Governance, Service Matters
9:15 – 9:45 Loan Sharks – can your organisation handle them?
Loansharks operate in the shadows, they affect your rent collection, antisocial behaviour issues, and your tenants. Attend this workshop to find out how to spot them, helping to protect your residents and keep them safe.
Christopher Connor Liaise officer, Illegal Money Lending Team, Trading Standards
10:00 – 10:45 Doing it differently: Connecting young people with sustainable jobs
The session will focus on in particular:
- How can we create sustainable job opportunities for young people in housing?
- Which youth unemployment initiatives are actually having an impact?
- Understand how to help young people up skill in sectors that are set to experience the most growth
Head of Training and Employment, Fusion21
11:00 – 11:45 Social hearts, business heads – new thinking on VFM for housing associations
The session will focus on the joint HouseMark/Federation publication which is being published on 10 September. This will be a free-form, discussion session and a chance to question and challenge latest thinking on VFM for the sector.
Steve Smedley Director, Yarrow
Sam McGrady Deputy Chief Executive, HouseMark
Will Perry Business and Development Director, HouseMark
12:00 – 12:45 Engaging the power of wellbeing at work
An engaging and energetic session covering issues relating to health and wellbeing and how this impacts individual and business performance. Topics covered include energy levels, hydration and stress plus an overview of health statistics at work. If health and wellbeing is on your agenda then this is a must attend session for you.
Wayne Campbell Managing Director, Healthy Performance
13:00 – 13:45 Get in shape for welfare reform
Find out how Solihull Community Housing have applied lean thinking to prepare for welfare reform by reducing arrears, freeing up staff time and getting much closer to their customers. Meet and put questions to the people who actually do the work.
Andrew Jones Income Collection Manager, Solihull Community Housing
Andrew Schofield Senior Partner, Lean Housing Solutions
14:00 – 14:45 Data Protection Consulting
An outline of the impending changes to data protection law under consideration in Europe and the actions that can be taken now to prepare your organisation.
Mandy Webster Director, Data Protection Consulting Limited
15:00 – 15:45 Linking Value for Money (VfM) and social impact
Do you know if you are really delivering VfM? Can you quantify the social impact you are having on your communities and for your stakeholders? This session will look at setting a strategy and achieving VFM, the effective use of benchmarking, as well as the benefits and methodology for measuring your social impact.
Keith Ward Director, Baker Tilly
Peter Lunio Associate Director, Baker Tilly
16:00 – 16:45 Service matters – delivering Value for Money and social outcomes through innovative procurement
Are you generating enough efficiency savings from your main areas of expenditure? Are you ready for the requirements of the Social Value Act? Gary Stephens, who leads the current Housing Heroes Procurement Team of the Year, will guide you through the latest innovations.
Gary Stephens Procurement Director, Service Matters
17:00 – 17:45 Communications/Walfare Reform
Panda Media have been using video, infographics and social/new media to communicate social housing policy for the past 5 years. We are here to share and debate best/worst practice.
Ahid Miah Director, Panda Media Productions Ltd
Kielly Harrower Leeds City Credit Union
9:00 – 9:45 Young people delivering services to young people
A Peabody workshop, providing professionals with an overview and understanding of frameworks enabling young people to design, develop and deliver workshops and training to their peers. Explore the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in housing through case studies and interactive exercises, and discover how Investors in Diversity can help you achieve and exceed.
A group of young people and staff from Peabody Youth Services
10:00 – 10:45 National Centre for Diversity
Advancing Excellence in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Explore the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in housing through case studies and interactive exercises, and discover how Investors in Diversity can help you achieve and exceed your aims.
Solat Chaudhry Chief Executive, National Centre for Diversity
11:00 – 11:45 Transform Data Management
How to boost performance and efficiency with EMC's cost effective data management solutions that control the cost of the Backup and Recovery of data.
Paul Tippett Dacoll Ltd