Another great day the B-Skill Annual Conference…
(The ‘F’ word being FREE… Yes, we know what you were thinking!)
When you work in a constantly evolving industry, it can be hard to keep on top of the changes and the challenges they bring. Paul Wileman, Managing Director, shared his knowledge and expertise with the room to address the most recent changes the industry faces and forecast what’s to come.
As we all know, there’s not much time that goes by when Ofsted doesn’t get mentioned in this industry so we were delighted to welcome Carole Loader from Mesma to shed some light on training ‘Through an Ofsted Lens’. Mesma are specialists in quality assurance and Carole engaged the room, triggering thoughtful discussions and provided useful information for everyone to take home.
B-Skill’s quality team followed with a workshop to get everybody thinking about how their role contributes to creating a quality journey for the learner. As we approach 2019, the workshop was formed around the upcoming Chinese Zodiac ‘Year of the Pig’ which is believed to represent consideration, responsibility, independence and optimism. This was used as a base to think about how our approach into the New Year will fulfil these ways to achieve a year of success for all.
To bring the day to a close, we welcomed Doug Hill from MIND to present in what is usually acknowledged for being the ‘graveyard slot’. Well if that was the case, it certainly isn’t any more. Mental health is becoming more and more poignant in the discussion of well-being (and rightly so). Doug managed to translate a very serious and personal subject into something less intimidating, something less isolating whilst provoking some laughter in between.