Rod Clark is a Chief Executive with a strong track record in leadership, strategy and delivery in multi-stakeholder environments. He has headed up the Prisoners’ Education Trust since 2013.
Prisoners’ Education Trust is the UK’s leading prison education charity. Since 1989, they have given more than 40,000 awards to people in prison – equipping them with skills and qualifications to build brighter futures. they fund courses in every prison in England and Wales
Emma has been in the education industry for over 20 years, starting as a sales representative for Nelson Thornes , Pearson for Knowledge Box and The Guardian for Learn. I have been at Britannica for 8 years as Head of UK Sales.
She is most proud of building a new channel for Britannica, working with Virtual Heads in LAs to improve the education plans for children looked after.
Britannica is also incredibly proud of its relationship with the Egyptian Ministry, who use Britannica for all of their schools and colleges. Emma has been lucky enough to visit Egypt to aid in the set up.
Ryan is the founder and CEO of Acceleron Learning, a life skills education company. Acceleron’s correctional products reach tens of thousands of learners per year in over 125 correctional facilities. Acceleron also serves 250 K-12 schools around the U.S.
Ryan started his career in radio broadcasting, then worked as a corporate strategy consultant with Accenture. There, he aided major reorganisation efforts at Anheuser Busch, USAA, and OfficeMax to name a few. He completed his B.B.A. at Baylor University and his M.B.A. at The Ohio State University.
Neil Ryland is the Business Development Manager for theUK Commercial Team of Scanning Pens.
His role is to help people with reading issues such as dyslexia, outside education. Scanning Pens has been heavily involved in the education sector for many years, and wants to continue that support for people in the workplace or other environments.
Neil has worked with different organisations over the last year to develop a new pen specifically to suit the commercial market.
Patrick has been involved in training and learning technology since the mid 1980s. His main interests have been in effective learning design practice, consulting and project management of learning technology projects, and he has worked for most of the e-learning agencies and management consultancies. He has been a regular speaker at industry events (Learning Technologies, Learning and Skills Group conferences, Online Educa Berlin, IITT, The CIPD, eLearningnetwork) and a contributor to learning journals and publications. He has an MBA from Warwick Business School and an MSc in Advanced Learning Technology from the University of Lancaster. His current role as a contractor with Ufi VocTech Trust involves project account management of a range of projects, and he has developed a particular interest in the application of new learning technologies for the prison sector.
Dr Helen Farley
Dr Helen Farley is the Practice Manager Education and Training – Southern Region for Ara Poutama Aotearoa Department of Corrections New Zealand. She was the Director of the Digital Life Lab at the University of Southern Queensland where she led many projects introducing digital technologies into prisons to provide access to higher education. The latest of these, Making the Connection, was a $AUD 4.4 million project which saw the introduction of laptop computers into 39 sites across Australia. Helen moved to Christchurch two years ago to take up her position with Corrections. She has published extensively about digital technologies in corrections.
Jimmy is the Business Development Leader at Methodist Mission Southern, and is responsible for the design, development and funding of innovative, evidence-based social service and education programmes. Jimmy’s work currently includes; self-regulation and oral language initiatives for preschool and primary school children, speech language communication programmes for youth and adults, virtual reality education tools for prison-based and community learners, transitional housing models for young people, data-driven capability building initiatives for social service providers, and modified e-therapies for supporting mental health and wellbeing.
Kala has been working in the training and education sector since 1998 in India, Dubai and now Australia. Her background is in analysing, designing, developing and implementing learning solutions that use the latest technology, models and proven adult learning principles. As the Director she works with various stakeholders building and implementing the four levers for BSI Learning – its Brand, Delivery, Systems and People.
Jason heads up BSI Learning’s Correctional Education division and has been working within the Correctional space for the past 10 years. Jason is passionate about Correctional Education and creating life long change through education. As the National Manager – Correctional Education he is responsible for the day to day operations and creating innovative solutions to drive Correctional Education into the future. Jason is a member of the International Corrections and Prison Association, the Australasian Correctional Education Association and the Correctional Education Association.
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