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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 AGM & National Conference provide 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 run 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 delivering presentations and running student ambassador schemes. Usually held in the late autumn, the New Practitioners’ Conference includes an overnight stay and plenty of opportunities to network and develop best practice. 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.

Charlotte Brooks, UK Vice-Chair (Training)