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 AGM & National Conference provides members with a platform to shape HELOA’s national development and take advantage 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.
Covid-19 Update: In line with government guidance, we are currently unable to run any of our usual events in person however we have adapted to offer a menu of activity virtually. Since April we have delivered our New Practitioners and Professional Development Conference via Zoom and introduced our HELOA Best Practice webinars. We have hosted 4 webinars so far have reached over 400 of our members! We will continue to develop and deliver a range of virtual options for our members over the coming months and we will keep up to date with government and university guidance about physical training events and adapt our plans accordingly.
Reena Kaur, UK Vice-Chair (Training)