6th Annual SEDA Conference 2001

Developing the Developers: professional enhancement for staff and educational development

20 November 2001 - 21 November 2001

Location: Manchester

Conference Aim
The conference aims to build upon the success of previous annual conferences by providing an environment for participants to reflect upon and share ideas and practices related to delivering, planning, managing and researching educational and staff development.

Conference Format
As with previous events, the format of the conference will comprise plenary sessions, along with a programme of parallel workshops, seminars and paper presentations. It will open at 10.00am on Tuesday 20th November and close at 4.30pm on Wednesday 21st November.

Conference Themes
  • strategic and policy contexts
  • research and evaluation
  • diverse roles and responsibilities
  • preparing for / managing change
  • skills for staff and educational developers
  • models of staff and educational development
  • the new 'profession(als)'

The plenary sessions will be led by Professor Phil Race, part-time Senior Academic Developer at the University of Leeds, and Carole Baume FSEDA, Director of the TQEF National Co-ordination Team. This year's conference will be opened by Professor Michael Harloe, Vice Chancellor of Salford University.

Who Should Participate
The conference will be of interest to all learning professionals: academic staff; library, learning centre and ICT staff; those involved in HEFCE initiatives such as FDTL projects and LTSN Subject Centres; Teaching Fellowship holders; managers of staff and educational development programmes and strategies.

Conference Venue
Once again the conference will be held at The Manchester Conference Centre, a purpose built residential conference venue in the heart of the city centre. Accommodation on-site (Weston Building) is to 4* hotel standard, with all bedrooms being en-suite. The Conference Dinner (on the 20th) will take place at the nearby Palace Hotel.

Manchester is well served by the motorway network and there is on-site parking available. Piccadilly railway station is approximately 300 yards from the Conference Centre and there is a shuttle service from the station to the airport every 20 minutes.
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