2017 Schedule

  1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  1. 09:00 - 09:45 (45 minutes)

    Commercial skills development workshop

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    • Understanding the concept of profit for purpose and what it means to be a social business.
    • Exploring the commercial landscape of housing.
    • Enhancing your sales and marketing skills.
  2. 09:45 - 10:30 (45 minutes)

    Using data and analytics

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    • Exploring how technological innovation will change the way housing associations do business.

    • Big data in housing – discover the power of data and how analytics is changing the way housing associations operate.

    • Data analysis and housing informatics for dummies.

  3. 10:30 - 11:00 (1 year, 30 minutes)

    Refreshments and networking in the Housing Exhibition

  4. 11:00 - 13:00 (2 hours)

    BATTLEROOMS: driving innovation and embedding the learning

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    In small groups you will be set a challenging scenario and act as if you were the board of a mythical housing association. You will have to think your way out of the situation like leaders, using the skills you have been taught. You'll need to discuss and debate ideas, influence when required, then analyse and present solutions, all in real time.

  5. 13:00 - 14:00 (1 hour)

    Lunch and networking in the Housing Exhibition

  6. 14:00 - 14:45 (45 minutes)

    BATTLEROOMS feedback

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    They say you learn from experience. Well that's not strictly true. You learn from reflecting on your experiences. Share you solutions with the wider group and discuss how to turn them in to actions.

  7. 14:45 - 15:15 (30 minutes)

    Refreshments and networking in the Housing Exhibition

  8. 15:15 - 16:00 (45 minutes)

    Creating our future

    Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government
    David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

    Hall 1

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    • Opportunity, ambition and purpose.
    • Creating ideas to change the world.
    • Investing in future skills and talent.
    • Managing your assets efficiently and effecitvely and delivering a high quality service to customers.
    • What is the future of rent setting?
    • Addressing sector wide identity issues – what kind of businesses do we really want to be?
  9. 16:00 - 16:00 (1 second)

    Close of Conference