IEP Summit 2022 Speaker Sessions and Further Panellists Announced

With just two weeks to go until the IEP Summit 2022, sponsored by NCFE we are delighted to announce further panellists and details of our speaker sessions for this year’s event which takes place on 9th June at London’s RSA House.

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Mike Brewer, Deputy Chief Executive, The Resolution Foundation

The challenges for the British labour market over the short to medium term

Having got through the Covid-19 pandemic comparatively unscathed, the UK labour market is now at a turning point. Strong demand for workers is fuelling high wage growth, but the cost of living is surging faster, and some are warning that excessive wage demands will tip the UK into recession. This is threatening to mask the longer-lasting positive and negative impacts of the Covid crisis, from the increased opportunities offered by remote or hybrid working, to the rise in inactivity and the interruptions to careers experienced by younger workers.

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, The Skills Network

Levelling up and the intersection of employability and skills

Levelling up is rightly a government priority. But do we really know what good looks like and how we get there? Good sustainable employment requires skills acquisition but is that really understood and acted upon?
Employment, skills, and upskilling are an absolute priority for the UK. For decades we have faced a disjointed approach from the top down between those in government driving the employment agenda and those driving the skills agenda. Those delivering on the ground attempt to bring coherence, linking skills enhancement to employability, but do we have an environment where that is actually possible?
What are the challenges and how do we get through them to ultimately deliver economic and social benefit to the country, its communities, employers, and individuals?

Jane Mansour, ReAct Programme Director, Institute for Employment Studies (IES)

Harnessing Collaborative Advantage – the ReAct Model

The ReAct Partnership is an industry-led collaboration to support a continuous improvement community in the Restart programme through action research, action learning and the development of applied, evidence-based resources.
In this session we will consider the value and practicality of maximising collaborative advantage in tackling the challenges of the labour market, improving outcomes for programme participants and employers, and working closely with DWP. This will include a focus on the creation of the Prime Provider Network to focus and facilitate shared employer engagement.

Professor Christina Beatty FRSA, Professor of Applied Economic Geography, Sheffield Hallam University

Professor Beatty will be bringing her insights on the real level of unemployment to highlight the disparities by place – more details to follow!

Our speakers will be chaired by Sam Avanzo Windett MIEP, Deputy Director at the Learning and Work Institute who will be joined by our expert panellists including:

David Gallagher FIEP, Chief Executive Officer, NCFE

Paul de Pellette FIEP, Chief Executive, Triage

Liz Sewell FIEP, Director, Belina Consulting/Belina Get Ready for Work

Dan Howard FIEP, Director of Operations, NCFE

Tony Wilson FIEP, Director, IES

Jim Carley FIEP, Founder and Managing Director, Carley Consult Ltd

Kathryn Jellings, Head of Programmes, 3SC – Third Sector Consortium Management LLP

The IEP Summit is a unique opportunity for senior leaders and key industry figures, who are responsible for driving the sector’s strategic agenda, to come together in one space. It provides a platform to learn from and debate with colleagues offering perceptions, insights and solutions to some of the challenges and priorities facing the employability sector now and in the future.

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