Annual Conference 2017 – Programme

The Europa, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Monday to Thursday, 2nd - 5th October 2017

‘CELEBRATE THE DIFFERENCE’

Monday, 2nd October 2017

12.30 p.m. Buffet lunch and refreshments
served in the Exhibition Areas
  New Members’ and Mentors’ lunch
(by invitation only)
served in the Penthouse
2.00 p.m. Public Session
Jonathan Powell
(former Chief of Staff to Tony Blair and CEO and Founder of Inter/Mediate)
Lessons from the Northern Ireland peace process
held in the Conference Centre
2.45 p.m. Chair's Address
held in the Conference Centre
3.30 p.m. Refreshments
served in the Exhibition Areas
3.30 p.m. Afternoon Tea for Spouses/Partners
held in the Mezzanine Lounge
4.15 p.m. Private Session
Divergent Leaders Panel
chaired by Duncan Piper
(Director, Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology)

A panel of diverse former students talking about their experiences
Jo Cruse
Managing Director, The Unreasonables
Anamay Viswanathan
Morehead-Cain Scholar, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Afoma Ojukwu
BAME Representative, The University of York Students’ Union held in Conference Centre
5.15 p.m. Private Session
Divisional Meetings

London : Penthouse
South Central : Rotunda
South West : Dublin 1
South East : Dublin 2
East : Copenhagen 1
West : Copenhagen 2
North West : Amsterdam 1
North East : Amsterdam 2
Scottish : Berlin 1
Irish : Berlin 2
7.00 p.m. Drinks Reception
served in the Exhibition Areas
7.30 p.m. Dinner
served in the Causerie Restaurant, Piano Restaurant,

Lobby Bar and Penthouse
7.30 p.m. Discussion dinner with Stuart Lancaster,
Former Coach of the England rugby team and Current Coach of Leinster RFC
(only for members who have confirmed they will attend)

hosted by David Elstone (Hymers College)
held in the Rotunda
9.30 p.m. Poetry Reading by Alice McCullough
held in the Piano Bar

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

7.00 a.m. Breakfast
served in the Causerie Restaurant, Piano Restaurant, Lobby Bar and Penthouse
7.30 a.m. Catholic Mass
held in Berlin 1
7.30 a.m. Holy Communion
held in Berlin 2
8.45 a.m. Public Session
Barb Oakley
(Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, Michigan
and Founder of the world's largest MOOC)

Classes are like marriage, MOOCs are like dating
- learning how to learn in the neuro-digital age

held in the Conference Centre
9.45 a.m. Workshop Session 1
Dr. Sara Bubb (Institute of Education) – Private session
Looking after yourself: surviving and thriving in headship
held in Dublin 1
Mark Fenton
(King Edward’s School, Birmingham) – Public session
What works in learning and teaching
held in the Penthouse
Richard Harman
(AGBIS) – Private session
Great expectations: you and your Governors?

held in Amsterdam 2
Alison Havey
(The Raising Awareness Project) – Public session
Sex, likes and social media: talking to teens in the digital age
held in Amsterdam 1
Tricia Kelleher
(The Stephen Perse School) – Public session
You have the digital infrastructure, so what?
held in Dublin 2
Barry Martin and Aleksandr Hulkes
(Courtlands Schools Consultancy) – Private session
TP or not TP? Pension and retirement planning
held in Copenhagen 1
Tamsin Martle
(Skynote Consulting) – Private session
Leadership coaching: driving growth and resilience

held in Copenhagen 2
Nicola Morgan
(Author and International Speaker) – Public session
The effects of digital and social media on teenage wellbeing and performance
held in the Conference Centre
Julie Robinson (ISC) and Leo Winkley
(St. Peter’s School) – Private session
Independent / State School partnerships and politics
held in Berlin 2
Mark Turner
(Shrewsbury School) – Private session
Thinking strategically, including affordability
held in Rotunda
Angus McPhail
(ex-Warden of Radley College) – Private session
Dispute resolution through mediation
held in Berlin 1

10.45 a.m. Refreshments
served in the Exhibition Areas
11.15 a.m. Workshop Session 2
Dr. Sara Bubb
(Institute of Education) – Private session
Looking after yourself: surviving and thriving in headship
held in Dublin 1
Richard Harman
(AGBIS) – Private session

Great expectations: you and your Governors?
held in Amsterdam 2
Barry Martin and Aleksandr Hulkes
(Courtlands Schools Consultancy) – Private session

TP or not TP? Pension and retirement planning
held in Copenhagen 1
Tamsin Martle
(Skynote Consulting) – Private session

Leadership coaching: driving growth and resilience
held in Copenhagen 2
Nicola Morgan
(Author and International Speaker) – Public session
The brains in your classroom: how adolescent brains and pressures affect performance
held in the Conference Centre
Richard Petty
(Berkhamsted School) – Public session
Supporting young entrepreneurs in a rapidly changing world
held in Amsterdam 1
Julie Robinson
(ISC) and Leo Winkley (St. Peter’s School) – Private session
Independent / State School partnerships and politics
held in Berlin 2
David Smellie and Jane Foster
(Farrer & Co.) – Private session

Dealing with historical sex abuse
held in Dublin 2
Mark Turner (Shrewsbury School) – Private session
Thinking strategically, including affordability
held in Rotunda
Jo Morgan and James Priory
(The Portsmouth Grammar School) – Private session
Beyond tolerance: celebrating difference in schools
held in Berlin 1
12.15 p.m. Public Session
John Lloyd
(creator of Blackadder, Not the Nine O'clock News and QI, producer of Blackadder)

Creating a QI classroom
held in the Conference Centre
1.00 p.m. Buffet lunch and refreshments
served in the Exhibition Areas
2.00 p.m. FREE AFTERNOON
5.00 p.m. COACH TRANSFER FROM THE EUROPA TO ST. ANNE’S CATHEDRAL
5.30 p.m. Annual Service at St Anne's Cathedral
6.30 p.m. COACH TRANSFER FROM ST. ANNE’S CATHEDRAL TO THE CULLODEN
COACH TRANSFER FROM THE EUROPA TO THE CULLODEN
7.15 p.m. Drinks Reception
served in the Lounge areas, the Culloden
8.00 p.m.  Autumn Conference Dinner
(not black tie)
served in the Stuart Suite, the Culloden
followed by traditional Irish dancing and an Irish folk band
10.45 p.m. COACH TRANSFER FROM THE CULLODEN TO THE EUROPA

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

7.00 a.m. Breakfast
served in the Causerie Restaurant, Piano Restuarant, Lobby Bar and Penthouse
7.30 a.m. Catholic Mass
held in Berlin 1
7.30 a.m. Prayer Meeting
held in Berlin 2
9.00 a.m. Private Session
Annual General Meeting
held in the Conference Centre
10.00a.m.  Public Session
Innovation Panel
chaired by Julia Harrington
(Head, Queen Anne's School)
Innovations in HMC schools
Philip Britton
Head, Bolton School
Sarah Fletcher
High Mistress, St. Paul’s Girls’ School
Jonnie Noakes
Director, Tony Little Centre Eton
Alistair McConville
Deputy Head Academic, Bedales School
held in the Conference Centre
11.00 a.m. Refreshments
served in the Exhibition Areas
11.45 a.m.  Public Session
International Panel
chaired by Peter Armstrong
(Principal, The International School, Bangalore)
held in the Conference Centre
12.30 p.m. Buffet lunch and refreshments
served in the Exhibition Areas
2.00 p.m. Public Session
Mark Steed
(Director, JESS Dubai)

How disruptive innovation may change schools in the future: lessons from Dubai
held in the Conference Centre
3.00 p.m. Refreshments
served in the Exhibition Areas
3.30 p.m. Private Session
Boarding Schools' meeting
Martin Reader
(Chair Elect, Boarding Schools’ Association, Cranleigh School) 
Robin Fletcher
(Chief Executive, Boarding Schools’ Association)
held in the Conference Centre                                                                                                         
4.15 p.m Private Session
Talking Heads: Testing Times
Chaired by Peter Hamilton
(Head, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School)
Seven HMC members speak about testing times for heads

held in the Conference Centre
7.00 p.m. Drinks Reception
served in the Rotunda - City Hall, Belfast
7.30 p.m. Dinner
served in the Great Hall - City Hall, Belfast

Thursday, 5th October 2017

7.00 a.m. Breakfast
served in the Causerie Restaurant, Piano Restaurant, Lobby Bar and Penthouse
10.00 a.m  Private Session
International Division Meeting
held in the upper level of the Piano Restaurant
12.45 p.m  International Division Lunch
served in the lower level of the Piano Restaurant

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