Please note, this programme is an outline only and will be subject to change.

Friday 6th July

11:00 Registration Opens
12:30–14:00 Complimentary Buffet
14:00 Welcome to Conference – Gill Howland, BELMAS Chair
14:15–15:15 Keynote 1
15:30–16:45 Session 1
16:45–17:15 Refreshments
17:15–18:30 Session 2
18:40–19:00 Drop-In ‘Meet the Council’
19:00–20:00 Buffet
20:00–21:00 Quiz

Saturday 7th July

09:00–10:00 Keynote 2:
10:10–11:20 Session 3
11:20–11:50 Refreshments
11:50–13:00 Session 4
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:10 Session 5
15:20–16:30 Session 6
17:15–18:00 BELMAS AGM
18:15–18:45 SAGE Wine Reception and Best Paper/Thesis Awards
19:00–19:30 Distinguished Service Award Presentation
19:30–21:00 Banquet Dinner

*Our BELMAS conference banquet is a chance to celebrate.
We have no official dress code but many people do like to dress up for the event.
e.g. jackets, cocktail dress, suits or national dress.

Sunday 8th July

09:00–10:30 Session 7
10:30–11:00 Refreshments
11:00–12:15 Keynote 3:
12:15–12:30 Conference Summary
12:30 Lunch and Depart




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Our Delegates

“The BELMAS Annual Conference is of great value as it provides attendees with the opportunity to present and dialog will colleagues from throughout the world in an intimate setting.”

Jami Royal Berry
Co-Director, UCEA Center for the International Study of Educational Leadership

Our Delegates

“BELMAS provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about important problems of leadership practice with and from colleagues who are leading and researching schools”

Michelle D. Young
Executive Director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)

Our Delegates

“The BELMAS annual conference gives me the opportunity to stay abreast in my field and to engage productively with colleagues in superb surroundings. A number of important collaborations have come about…as a result of conversations during the conference. It is by far my favourite conference of the year and I always look forward to it.”

Steve Courtney
Programme Director MA Educational Leadership, University of Manchester

Our Delegates

“The BELMAS conference is easily my favourite conference. I am always trying to attend and present if the dates are right. Wonderful locations, relaxing and professionally rewarding at the same time. Can’t get any better than that.”

Stelios Orphanos
Lecturer of of Educational Administration and Policy, Frederick University

Our Delegates

“[The conference] was an excellent chance for me to present my research findings to a knowledgeable leadership audience. As BELMAS members are a mixture of practitioners in schools…and working academics, which brings together the theoretical and the practical, this is a great opportunity for everyone to expand as well as present their knowledge in this area.”

Maria Karamanidou
Leader of Learning, Hazelbury School