COBIS Conference for Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff

Sustainability in Schools

St Julian's School, Lisbon, Portugal

10-11 February 2017

Sponsored by WCBS International

The third COBIS Conference for Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff will take place at St Julian's School in Portugal, 10-11 February 2017.

This two-day training and networking event will be of interest to colleagues from COBIS Member and non-Member schools including:

  • Bursars
  • Business Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Estate Managers
  • Other senior administrative staff with responsibility for HR and Operations

Programme: The programme will cover a range of themes including:

Governance-Strategy and Direction

-The cost of sustainability
-Short vs long term benefits

Human Resources-Sustainable HR processes
-Effective and efficient role handover
Facilities-School development
Community & Partnerships-Raising community awareness
-Building sustainable partnerships
Delegate-led sessions-Sharing best practice

To download a copy of the programme, please click here

Timings: The conference will start with lunch at 12 noon on 10 February, and finish at 14:15 on 11 February.

Delegate fees: €280 for COBIS Member Schools; €300 for Supporting Members; €380 for non-Members (delegate fees will be plus VAT at PT rate)

Booking: Booking for this conference is now closed.

Exhibition: The exhibition is fully booked. For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email

Accommodation: Participants are advised to stay at Hotel Riviera: The conference rate is €70 (single room, including breakfast) / €80 (double room, including breakfast). To book rooms at this rate, please email using the reference "COBIS". To take advantage of this rate, rooms must be booked by 14 January 2017.

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