The FETL Annual Lecture 2018

The FETL Annual Lecture 2018

14th March 2018, 6.30pm, for 7pm. Concluding with drinks at 8.30pm
Kings Place, York Way, London, United Kingdom

Whistleblowing – and the loss of the good self

An exploration in search of a new understanding of the processes that underlie the stigmatisation of whistleblowers, by Mark Stein

In times of change and shape changing such as is currently being faced in the FE and Skills sector, the possibility of grievance and complaints is to be expected and through a variety of routes: whistleblowing is commonly used in public services to great public attention and consequence.

In this lecture, Professor Mark Stein will explore the impact of the process and its stigmatisation not only on the whistleblower but also on the shame and guilt evoked in staff.

Please register your interest here

Mark Stein is Professor of Leadership and Management at the School of Business, University of Leicester. Previously, Mark worked as a senior lecturer at Imperial College London, as research fellow at the London School of Economics and Brunel University, and as researcher and consultant at the Tavistock Institute. He has also been an Adjunct Professor and Visiting Scholar at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. Mark has received an Emerald Citation of Excellence; the Group & Organization Management best paper prize; the Richard Normann Prize; and the iLab prize for innovative scholarship.

Kings Place

90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG www.kingsplace.co.uk  


If you can't make it on the night, then you can watch via the livestream by signing up here.


Kings Place, York Way, London, United Kingdom

23rd May 2019

Connecting the Dots: the Role of Further Education in Local Priorities and National Challenges


  • Karin Smyth MP, Bristol South
  • Emma Jarnman, Vice Principal, City of Bristol College
  • Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Leader of Gloucestershire County Council
  • Smita Jamdar, Partner at Shakespeare Martineau
  • Prof Ewart Keep, Director of the Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), Oxford University

Dame Ruth Silver, President of Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL), invites you to join colleagues working in the FE system and local government at the FETL Spring Symposium.

This Symposium, held in Bristol Parkway, will consider the extent to which institutional, local system, and national priorities align, and ask what policy or cultural changes may be required in order to allow the FE sector to contribute fully to the needs of the country and local communities.

At a time when Combined Authorities and LEPs are being asked to devise local industrial strategies, this timely discussion will bring together stakeholders from across the system and local government to explore how FE can play a more prominent role in addressing a range of policy challenges from raising productivity, the impact of the 4th industrial revolution, and supporting local infrastructure projects.

The symposium will include a networking lunch from 12:30 to 13:30.

Please RSPV here.


City of Bristol College – AEC at Parkway Centre
New Road
Stoke Gifford
BS34 8SF

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17th July 2019

The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson, 2003

The next FETL symposium will be held in Parliament and will focus on the emerging role of technology in further education. EdTech and the application of AI has the potential to transform every aspect of teaching, learning and the education environment – but will it and indeed should it?

In line with the Government’s EdTech Strategy, this event will explore the impact of technology on teaching and highlight some of the latest innovations that are being employed in the classroom and workshop to enhance learning. Specifically, the event will involve students to provide a live demonstration of how virtual and mixed reality can provide a more hands-on educational experience.

The symposium discussion will address the challenges and efficacy of moving towards a more technology centred FE sector.

Find more details and save the date here


Attlee Suite
Portcullis House
1 Parliament Street

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