IntoWork 2017 Presentations

Wednesday 5 July  
09:00 The Future: what’s possible and how to achieve growth
Breakfast meeting sponsored by PublicCo
Speakers: Anne Gregory, Director, PublicCo; Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, Employment Related Services Association; David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges
10:00 Opening ceremony and welcome
Speakers: Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute; Jules Pipe CBE, Deputy Mayor of London, Planning, Regeneration and Skills
10:30 Plenary: Shadow Secretary of State's address
Speakers: Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
11:30 Breakout sessions 

1 Education, Employment and Skills Devolution: whole system change in a fragmented arena 
Speaker: Shona Duncan, Head of Education, Employment and Skills, Tees Valley Combined Authority
2 Overcoming barriers: Create your own road, don’t just take the main roads”. 
Speakers: Sue Ormiston, EU Programme Manager, Big Lottery Fund; James Walsh, Chief Executive Officer, Steps to Work; Emma Wright, Project Manager, WHG
3 State of the labour market and challenges for this Parliament
Speakers: Duncan Melville, Chief Economist, Paul Bivand, Associate Director of Analysis and Statistics; Learning and Work Institute
4 Tracking the prospects of half a million low income Londoners over two years
Speaker: Deven Ghelani, Director, Policy in Practice
5 Learning together: innovative partnerships in adult education
Speaker: Ruth Spellman, Chief Executive, Workers' Educational Association
6 Stepping stones not ladders: career navigation in a changing labour market
Speaker: Jane Mansour, Independent Policy Consultant
7 Improving support and inclusive practice in the workplace
Speakers: Alex Saunders, Employment Impact Officer; Andy White, Working Age and Employment Manager RNIB; Atif Choudhury, Chief Executive; Adam Hyland, Campaigns and Equalities Director, Diversity and Ability
8 Disability Confident: Ambasadors for Inclusion Remploy
Speakers: Anna and Tony, Ambassadors for Inclusion, Remploy
13:30 Debates

Debate 1: Three million apprenticeships: hitting the target, missing the point? 
Chair: Fiona Aldridge, Assistant Director for Development and Research, Learning and Work Institute
Speakers: Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP; Andy Wilson, Chief Executive, Capital City College Group; Raisa Matadar, National Society of Apprentices (NSoA); Tom Richmond, Former DfE advisor on apprenticeships; Cherie Heaven, Working Links
Debate 2: Reducing the disability employment gap: willing the ends but not the means?
Chair: Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute
Speakers: Liz Sayce, Independent commentator on disability rights and equality; Gemma Hope, Head of Policy, Research and Communication, Shaw Trust; Tabitha Jay, Director, Work and Health Unit, DWP; Ben Dobson, Researcher and co-author of the reforming disability benefits and support, Reform
14:30 Breakout sessions 

9 Local Works: how other countries integrate employment, skills and welfare; and what we can do about it 
Speakers: Dan Finn, Emeritus Professor, University of Portsmouth and Emeritus Senior Research Fellow; Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute
10 Hidden routes to the labour market: an alternative route to employment support for disabled people 
Speakers: John Bell, Senior Partner, CurvedThinking; Karen Steadman, Health, Wellbeing and Work Lead, The Work Foundation
11 Getting to grips with Work and Health Programme: how ready are you for delivery? 
Speakers: Anne Gregory, Director of Business Development, PublicCo; Chris Green, Partner, PA Consulting
12 Back into work: helping the over 50s in Greater Manchester 
Speakers: Jemma Mouland, Senior Programme Manager-Innovation, Centre for Ageing Better; Dr Jenny Rouse,  Associate Director, Centre for Local Economic Strategies
13 Rethinking Refugees as Assets to the Workforce 
Speakers: Fuad Mahamed, Chief Executive; Richard Thickpenny, Business Development Manager, Ashley Community Housing
14 Making apprenticeships accessible for all 
Speakers: Emily Jones, Head of Research; Liz Davies, Senior Researcher, Learning and Work Institute
15 Community Gateway 
Speakers: Daniel Barry; Loraine Campbel, Community Engagement Officers, Auchinleck Community Development Initiative (ACDI)
16 Essex Jobcentre Plus: supporting customers with complex needs into sustained employment
Speaker: Dave Cope, Essex DWP - Operations Manager, Essex Jobcentre Plus
16:00 Breakout sessions 

17 The Safe In Tees Valley Digital Bus and Jobcentre Plus: bringing accessible digital services to the community 
Speakers: Paul Jackson, Employer and Opportunities Manager; Enid Dalton, Employer Adviser, Jobcentre Plus; Jamie Brooks Johnson, Partnership Co-ordinator; Rob Galazzi, Partnership Engagement Worker, Safe In Tees Valley
18 Creating pathways out of low pay: designing in-work progression support
Speakers: Kathryn Ray, Head of Research - Employment and Skills,Learning and Work Institute; Hannah Murphy, Researcher, Learning and Work Institute; Jane Taylor, Head of Service: Employment, Skills and Learning, West of England Combined Authority; Rachael Bailey from Timewise Foundation
19 Creating opportunities and progression: no one left behind 
Speakers: Lauren Mistry, Operations Director, Youth Employment UK CIC, Laura Fieber, Talent Match Sheffield, Jo Booth, Manager, Talent Match Sheffield
20 Devolved employment support: an opportunity for change 
Speaker: Julie-Ann Bilotti, Employability Policy Unit Scottish Government
21 Engaging women: why it works to have a specific approach to supporting women on employability programmes 
Speakers: Wendy Baverstock, Managing Director, Working Chance; Liz Sewell FIEP, Director, Belina: Get Ready for Work
22 "I can make it": inclusive apprenticeships and job opportunities through procurement 
Speakers: Martin McLean, Education and Training Policy Advisor, National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP); Philip Connolly, Policy and Development Manager, Disability Rights UK
23 Place-based Interventions: what works and why 
Speakers: Alex Mccallum, Researcher, Learning and Work Institute; Christine Brown, Principal, Future Excel; Jacki Lakin, Project Director, Accord Group; Mary Hodgson; Director of Qualitative Research and Young Foundation
17:00 Plenary
Devo Next: the future of devolution
Speakers: Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute; Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive of ERSA; David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges; Iain Walsh, Labour Market and International Affairs Director, Department for Work and Pensions; Naomi Clayton, Policy and Research Manager, Centre for Cities; Gill Morris, Chief Executive, Devo Connect
Thursday 6 July  

09:45 Keynote address: Future of the labour market and reflections on employment and skills policy
Speakers: Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP for Twickenham and Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
10:15 "Plenary: Improving lives"
Speakers: Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute; Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge and Special advisor to the Department of Health and Public Health England; Prof Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, Roy O'Shaughnessy, Chief Executive, Shaw Trust
11:30 Breakout sessions 

25 Top of the Pops! 
Sponsored by the IEP. Facilitated by: Scott Parkin
Speakers: Deborah Tillett, Fellow, IEP
26 Make it happen! Transforming recruitment for people with disabilities 
Speakers: John Flynn, Head of Contact Management, Wiltshire Police; Geraldine Scott-Smith, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Pluss
27 Financial capability, financial exclusion or financial health? Rethinking the approaches to improving household well-being 
Speakers: Ash Patel, Head of Research, Learning and Work Institute; Damon Gibbons, Director, Centre for Responsible Credit; Liz Stannard and Olena Batista, Clarion Housing Group; Gemma Glass, Optivo
28 Can ex-offenders make good apprentices? 
Speakers: Maxine Bennett, Deputy director - Innovation and Development; Sally Alexander, Executive Director, Milton Keynes College: Offender Learning
29 How the learners' voice can make apprenticeships succeed 
Speaker: Titus Alexander, Organisational Development Manager, UK Training and Development (UKTD)
30 Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance 
Speaker: Sandra Jarzebska, Volunteer and Partnership Officer for Steps Ahead, CIPD
31 A breakthrough to job outcomes 
Speaker: Clare Birch, Performance Manager, Rehab JobFit LLP
Sub-plenary 3 Different countries, different programmes (labour market strategies)
Chair: Dave Simmonds OBE, Emeritus Senior Research Fellow, Learning and Work Institute
Speakers: Michael McElhinney, Head of Employability Programme, Scottish Government; Sharron Russell, Deputy Director, Employability, Health and Benefits Policy, Department for Communities Northern Ireland; Chris Kane, Principal Officer for Contracted Public Employment Services, Department for Social Protection; Dr Rachel Garside-Jones, Acting Deputy Director, Skills, Employability and EU Funding, Welsh Government"
Debate 4 What does social justice for all look like?
Chair: Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute
Speakers: Katie Schmuecker, Head of Policy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director, Equalities Trust; Sam Thomas, Policy Manager, Making Every Adult Matter; Matthew Oakley, Director, WPI Economics

14:30 Breakout sessions 

32 #FutureESF 
Speakers: Sam Windett, Head of Policy and Communications, Employment Related Services Association
33 One stop shops: local government’s answer to the employment and skills challenge 
Speakers: Jasbir Jhas, Senior Advisor, Local Government Association; Tony Wilson, Director of Policy and Research, Learning and Work Institute
34 Further, Higher and Beyond: Does the General Election result point the way to a more integrated skills system? 
Speakers: Stephen Martin, Director, PublicCo; Ant Bagshaw, Deputy Director, Wonkhe
35 Collaboration: working together works 
Speakers: Sally Ross, Community Engagement Lead Officer, Magenta Living; Anne Gregory, Director, PublicCo
36 Embedding quality at the heart of all apprenticeships and traineeships 
Speakers: Rod Natkiel, Chief Executive; Cordelia Osewa-Ediae, Head of Client Relationships, Fair Train
37 Preparation for gateway: lessons learnt from Apprenticeship End Point Assessment  
Speakers: Mike Cox, Business Development Director, AELP
15:30 Closing plenary:
All change? What next for the new Government
Speakers: Stephen Evans, Chief Executive, Learning and Work Institute; Torsten Bell, Director, Resolution Foundation; Julian Gravatt, Association of Colleges; Katie Schmuecker, Head of Policy, Joseph Rowntree Foundation