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As part of our commitment to the professional development of HELOA members, we offer a range of training and development opportunities at local and national level. As an Association, we are committed to providing ‘top quality, competitively-priced training’, and always seek to deliver innovative and timely activities.

At group level, members are able to access a range of training opportunities and networking support through regular meetings. One of the key benefits of the Association is the way in which it enables members to communicate, share information, provide mutual support and create opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.

Our National Conference allows members to take advantage of a range of sessions from numerous high-profile keynote & plenary speakers, as well as a range of topical, engaging workshop and discussion sessions. The National Conference also includes the HELOA Innovation & Best Practice Awards which recognise and celebrate examples of excellence from within the membership.

HELOA also runs a series of specialist conferences aimed at new & experienced Practitioners. The New Practitioners’ Conference provides an opportunity for new or inexperienced members to learn from education liaison professionals; typical sessions include building effective relationships and an overview of the current HE sector and the conference offers plenty of opportunities to network and develop best practice. Our Professional Development Conferences provide the opportunity for individuals who are operating at a management level to come together and interact with policy makers and leading practitioners in a particular field. Where possible, also look to accredit our New Practitioners and Professional Development Conferences.

As per the HELOA Strategy, the Training Team will ensure there is a balance of in person and online events to support our members. We will continue to work with our range of partners to support conferences and ensure members have access to their insights and knowledge. We will also be embedding recommendations from HELOA’s recent EDI project into all our events which includes considering any changes we can make to ensure we are offering an inclusive and engaging training offering for our members.

As we continue with our strategic aims of offering sector-leading training and best practice opportunities, we are pleased to be able to continue our membership with CPD U.K. and aim to accredit our new practitioners and professional development conferences. 

Emily Day

UK Vice-Chair (Training)