RCET is delighted to announce that Dame Katherine Grainger will be presenting at the RCET Practitioner’s Conference on 7 November 2017

The Conference, which is free to attend, is open to professionals interested in or involved in supporting the education and wellbeing of Armed Forces children and young people.

The keynote speaker is Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, honorary Fellow and Senior Lecturer within the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee (Scotland). In 2011, Suzanne stepped away from a full-time academic post to help individuals, groups and organisations understand everything science has discovered about the importance of emotional connection for human health and happiness. Over 40,000 people have attended her speaking engagements.


The RCET conference will take place 7 November 2017, at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. The event will run from 9am to 5pm and is free to attend

0845 Coffee and Registration

0915 Welcome, Malcolm Noble, RCET Chairman

0923 3 minute pitches by the Market Place Representatives

0930 Rear Admiral J Weale + Questions

0955 Keynote speaker: Dr Zeedyk + Questions + discussion

1040 Table discussion and exercise on aspirations from an early age

1115 Refreshments, Networking and Best Practice Marketplace

1145 Tackling Mental Health In Schools, See Me – My Personal Journey 1215 Table discussion –Mental Health and Young People

1240 Pipes, Drums and Dancers, Queen Victoria School, Dunblane

1300 Buffet lunch, Networking and Best Practice Marketplace

1400 Dame Katherine Grainger

1425 Water Cooler Debate – For and Against

1445 Table discussion & Exercise + table feedback from the day

1515 Why it Matters, Colin Flinn, RCET CEO

1545 Evaluation & Feedback, Moira Leslie, RCET Education Manager

1600 Concluding Remarks, Malcolm Noble, RCET Chairman.

Conference concludes with refreshments and networking.

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