MARCH 15 EDUCATION AND TRAINING: THE BRUSSELS PERSPECTIVE Organised by North West Post-16 Network at AEA Conference Centre, Risley, Warrington, to update staff involved in vocational education and training about European Commission initiatives and funding programmes. Speakers include: Tim Mawson, principal administrator, Leonardo da Vinci programme, Diana Forte, consultant to the Representation of the EC in London, and Robert Evans MEP. Fee: Pounds 140 plus VAT, Pounds 80 plus VAT subscribers. Details: 01942 68144301942 501438.
MARCH 22-25 HOW COMPUTERS ARE ENGINEERING TOMORROW'S WORLD Organised and held at Stowe School, Buckingham, to provide A-level pupils and teachers with hands-on experience in modern techniques and improve understanding of the key ways in which computers are used to help engineers. Fee: Pounds 75 residential. Details: David James 01280 813164.
MARCH 22 DEALING WITH BULLYING AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOUR: IDEAS THAT WORK Organised by Kidscape at Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London SW7, for primary and secondary school staff. Speakers include: Joan Preston, counsellor and Kidscape trainer, on peer counselling; Colin Newton and Derek Wilson, educational psychologists, Nottinghamshire, on the "Circles of Friends" approach to meeting emotional and behavioural needs; and Mick McManus, teacher and author, on coping in the classroom. Fee: Pounds 88.13. Details: Lisa Flowers, 0171 730 3300.
MARCH 22 WHAT DO LEARNERS WANT? SHIFTING TO A MATERIALS-FOCUSED CULTURE Organised by Careers Research and Advisory Centre and the Open Learning Foundation, supported by the Department for Education and Employment, at New Connaught Rooms, London WC2. Speakers include: Professor Frank Gould, vice-chancellor, University of East London, and David Hardy, chief executive, Open Learning Foundation. Fee: Pounds 193.88, Pounds 170.38 OLF members. Details: Karen Dowle, CRAC, 01223 460277.