Organised by Network Training at Botanical Gardens Conference Centre, Birmingham. Contributors include: Liz Hodgson-Wilson, Further Education Funding Council inspector, Pat Dench, assistant chief executive, Pre-school Playgroups Association and Sue Hurrell, education officer, BBC TV. Fee: Pounds 145 + VAT. Details: Mike Bryan, 0823 353354.
NOVEMBER 29 TOWARDS A EUROPEAN CURRICULUM IN FE COLLEGES Organised by North and Mid-Cheshire education business partnership, Halton College and Warrington Collegiate Institute at Mid-Cheshire College, Northwich. Speakers include: Brian Simpson, MEP Cheshire East, and Chris Blythe, chief executive, NMC Training and Enterprise Council. Fee: Pounds 45. Details: Kathryn Lloyd, 0606 550645.
NOVEMBER 30 SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS Organised by ISCG, an independent institution for school and college governors, at Holy Trinity Centre, Carlisle Lane, London SE1. Speaker: Chris Barnham, Department for Education. Fee: Pounds 20 or Pounds 35 for two if one is a lay governor. Details: 081 968 8644.
NOVEMBER 30 DRUGS? NOT IN OUR SCHOOL!
Organised by Wessex Drugs Forum for schools and school communities at Winchester Guildhall. Speakers include: Sarah Baines, Community Drug Services, London Healthcare NHS Trust, and Dr Philip Fleming, consultant psychiatrist, Portsmouth Healthcare NHS Trust. Fee: Pounds 30. Details: 0962 840900.
DECEMBER 2 AND FEBRUARY 8 CONFLICT OF INTERESTS - CHILD PROTECTION AND ADULT MENTAL HEALTH Organised by Family Welfare Association, Child Abuse Training Unit at the National Children's Bureau and Community Care at Olympia Conference Centre, London W14, and Viking Hotel, York, respectively. Speakers include: Liz Sayce, policy director, MIND, Jennifer Barnard, director of social services, Newcastle, and Anne Hollows, NCB. Fee:Pounds 116.32, Pounds 82.25 voluntary organisations. Details: 071 843 60412.