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Leeds City Region Skills Network Conference - The Power of Communication

When? Friday 3rd July 2020 09:30 - 12:30

Where? Webinar

The annual Leeds City Region Skills Network conference (virtual); bringing together the skills industry, local authorities and businesses.

About this Event

This year's conference will take place virtually whilst still providing excellent networking opportunities, interaction with presenters and Q&A sessions. Everything will be available within one online conference platform, more details are to follow.

The Power of Communication

It is becoming more evident that great communication and collaboration are key for the skills industry to succeed, particularly within times of crisis. This communication and collaboration among employers, within sectors and between different training providers, colleges and universities is fundamental to ensure that the future skills needs of the region are met.

The conference will explore these themes and how the we can all work together to achieve positive change and success. The conference will feature key updates on new projects and findings from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and a guest keynote speaker who will provide inspiration and practical tips for taking the plunge into the next era, together.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Roger Marsh, OBE - Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership and the NP11
  • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe - Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Jim Lawless - Pioneer in the fields of change and performance shift, British freediving record breaker
  • West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Networking and Audience Participation

More details are to be confirmed but we will be using virtual conferencing technology to set up online networking areas, live polls and Q&A forums.

The Leeds City Region Skills Network is managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and funded by the European Social Fund.

Our Patrons



Halifax & District Chamber of Commerce Huddersfield & District Chamber of Commerce Wakefield & District Chamber of Commerce