2022 Learning Extension Day registration continuesDownload 2022 WCFA LED Programme.pdf
Posted on Thu, Jul 14, 2022 6:07 PM
The Worshipful Company of Farmers Alumni Association Committee isÂ delighted to confirmÂ the 2022Â Learning Extension Day (LED) willÂ take place once again at LoughboroughÂ UniversityÂ - now over a day and a half(!) -Â on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th November.Â The committeeÂ are delighted once again thatÂ SyngentaÂ is the headline event partnerÂ for our flagshipÂ event.Â
Registration for our annual event isÂ now openÂ for WCFA membersÂ for thisÂ interactive day with many opportunities for group discussion;Â the LED will stretch your mindÂ and continue to help advance alumni to meet the current challenges of UK agri-businesses.
"Insights and inspirations from the wider world"
29th NovemberÂ - after check-in at Burleigh Court, our firstÂ stream will take placeÂ - a speed networking event (feedbackÂ that you wantedÂ to know alumniÂ better)Â will commence at 16:30 on Tuesday.Â Session kindly partnered withÂ Juno Plant Protection.Â
Pre-dinner drinks reception will take place betweenÂ 18:45-19:30 followed by dinner. The 2022Â after-dinner speaker isÂ Amie Burke, Inclusion & Diversity Programme Manager, Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).Â Pre-dinner drinks kindly sponsored byÂ NufarmÂ &Â the wines with the meal kindly sponsored byÂ Farmacy plc. All the events on 29th will be as before at Burleigh Court; accommodation at the previous negotiated rates areÂ available - details below.
30th November -Â after breakfast at Burleigh Court, the day's events will take place in the nearby Holywell Park conference centreÂ on the Loughborough campus,Â a seven minute walk,Â as feedback from last year attendeesÂ requested a tiered lecture theatre environment and a larger area of exclusivity for networking and fellowship.
The day will start at 9:00am with registration from 8:15am for those joining on day #2. Gareth Timmins, a former Royal Marines Commando, author ofÂ "Becoming the 0.1%", will be our keynote speakerÂ providing a psychological framework for understanding how he was able to cultivate the mental strength and resilience needed to push through for success.Â
The 2022Â LED continuesÂ will theseÂ three topics areas:
The value ofÂ mentoringÂ - Nicola Miller, Manager at Heckfield Place. Nicola is aÂ vastly experienced hotelier andÂ designer of the mentoring scheme forÂ AICR (4 &Â 5 star hotels'Â receptionÂ managers' association).Â Session kindly partnered withÂ Eden Search
Making the most of social mediaÂ -Â Tom Martin, ACABM 2017 alumnus and social mediaÂ influencer.Â Session kindly partnered withÂ Oxbury Bank plc
Widening horizons andÂ funnelling great ideas to enhance your businessÂ -Â Martin Horton andÂ Sian Gardner ofÂ Martin Horton Consulting.Â Session kindlyÂ partnered withÂ Roythornes
A panel debate will take place titledÂ "Farming's image will only be fixed if we all takeÂ responsibility forÂ fixing itÂ ourselves"Â during the final session with the following panellists: Charlie Ireland, Ceres Rural; Anna Jones, author ofÂ "Divide: the relationship crisis between town and country"Â - longÂ listed for the 2022 Wainwright Prize for writing on conservation; Tom Martin, ACABM 2017 alumnus,Â social mediaÂ influencer andÂ Jonathan Roberts, CLA.
The day will close approximatelyÂ 17:45.
Costs for 2022:Â
- The dayÂ isÂ FREE to WCFAÂ members -Â as part of your benefits of membership with theÂ subscription of ÃÂ£95 per annum -Â on "a first come first served" basis.
- The fee for guestsÂ from ÃÂ£125 for the day - guest passes will commence 1st September.Â
- The optional drinks reception & 3-course dinner is ÃÂ£46 per person
- Accommodation at ÃÂ£90 singleÂ or ÃÂ£115Â double occupancyÂ (B&B basis) is available.Â Accommodation can be reserved byÂ contacting Burleigh CourtÂ on 01509 633086Â or via email@example.comÂ - quoting the reference number #412305.Â
WCFA members, to book your place please use the link that has been mailed to you. We will open up guests' places on 1st September.