ECC Annual Conference and AGM

2019 - Celebrating the past; Shaping our future

Thursday 21st November 2019 9.45am –3.30pm

BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1 9JP

Join us at our 25th anniversary conference as we reflect on a quarter century of supporting HE and FE pay and reward, and take a hard look at the challenges ahead for all of us in the post-18 education sector.

Conference attendees will learn from thought leaders, and network with colleagues to share problems and solutions.


Keynote 1: Higher Education in turbulent political times - Nick Hillman, Director, HEPI

Nick Hillman

Nick will discuss the Augar Review, OfS, political change, and reveal his insights into potential future policy directions in HE


Keynote 2: The pay and reward landscape - Helen Fairfoul, Chief Executive, UCEA

Helen Fairfoul

Helen is uniquely well placed to discuss current pay and reward issues, how reward is changing - and what may lie ahead


Plus attend two of three interactive Elective Workshops:

10 top tips for HR professionals looking to embrace digital transformation and employee engagement
Ian Rummels, Head of Thinking & Possibilities at PES will focus on the top 10 themes education HR professionals need to think about when trying to increase employee engagement, attraction and retention.  Ian will discuss the importance of employee benefits, how this can be efficiently and effectively delivered digitally and the advantages of learning from businesses that have delivered employee benefits and the positive impact it had alongside sharing best practice.

Ian Rummels

Run by Ian Rummels of PES


From Job Design to Employee Performance: how ECC Online can help
From designing the job, defining requirements, evaluating the labour market, determining selection criteria, employing (and inducting) and maintaining employee performance, ECC Online can help. Find out how by attending this interactive session.

Run by the ECC Consultant team


HR excellence through international collaboration and innovation
Dr Musa will share his experience of identifying and collaborating with HR thought leaders globally, and explore themes of innovation and HR excellence.

Musa Ali

Run by Dr Musa Ali, Universiti Sains Malaysia and Chairman, Human Resources Committee for Malaysian Public Universities