16 September 2021 | London and online

Behavioural Science
at Work Conference

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Join the CIPD Behavioural Science at Work Conference — Applying behavioural science to reshape your people practices in a changing world of work

In this evolving working environment, understanding people’s new behaviours, expectations and needs is crucial in order for organisations to create effective culture change programmes. Leveraging behavioural insights and evidence-based frameworks, can offer HR an additional layer of insights towards operating a new hybrid working reality.

A vast body of psychological and behavioural research has also highlighted how it is possible to improve your employees’ daily performance uncovering those factors that drive their satisfaction and motivation, such as psychological safety, a high level of engagement and a healthy lifestyle.

Join this one-day conference on 16 September, in London or online, and hear from experts in the field, who will provide you with practical takeaways that can be implemented in any workplace.

Conference takeaways

  • Discover how behavioural science can provide new ways to think about the future of work
  • Master behavioural science to reduce discrimination and prejudices in your workplace
  • Learn how to improve your people’s productivity and achieving a more flexible and happier work-life balance
  • Understand the importance of nourishing resilience among your employees in the new working environment
  • Leverage behavioural insights into sleep quality and job performance to enable better work
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Day 1
16 Sep 2021
09:00 - 09:30 (BST)

Morning networking and refreshments

Chair’s opening remarks

Stephen Donajgrodzki123
Stephen Donajgrodzki

Opening keynote: Applying behavioural science to hybrid working to deliver the best for business and employees

Andrea Vogel123
Andrea Vogel

Panel discussion: How behavioural science can create winning culture change programmes in your organisation

11:00 - 11:20 (BST)

 Networking break

The impact of psychological safety in your team and organisation 

Jonny Gifford
Jonny Gifford123
Jonny Gifford

Employee engagement: what does the science tell us?

12:40 - 13:40 (BST)

 Networking lunch

Eric Barends123
Eric Barends

Interactive session: Developing leaders — an evidence based approach

John McGurk, Head of Policy and Insights UK Nations and Regions, CIPD
Dr. John McGurk123
Dr. John McGurk

Sleeping on the job: behavioural insights into sleep quality and job performance to enable better work

15:10 - 15:30 (BST)

 Networking break

Dr Anna Koczwara123
Dr Anna Koczwara

What factors can enhance your employees’ inclusive behaviour?

Denise M. Rousseau123
Denise M. Rousseau

Closing keynote: Cultivating resilience among employees – why this should be a 2021 priority for businesses 

Chair’s closing remarks

Meet the speakers

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Group discounts are available on all tickets at the discounted and standard rate. Booking in groups of 3-5 are eligible for a 10% discount. Bookings of 6 or above are eligible for a 15% discount. Please contact cipdevents.tickets@haymarket.com to enquire.
Please note: ticket sharing is not permitted.

In-person or online conference - what can you expect?



  • All conference sessions – in-person, at the venue
  • All conference sessions – online only
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies 
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies
  • A chance to ask the experts your questions in live Q&As
  • Online Q&A and networking opportunities
  • 1-2-1 and group face-to-face networking opportunities
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Lunch and refreshments

*Subject to speaker discretion


The CIPD and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPD) continue to follow the guidelines set out by the government and closely monitor the situation with regard to COVID-19 on a regular basis. The safety and welfare of attendees is always front of mind and remains a priority as we move forward with planning the event. We work closely with the venue to ensure that protocols are in place to adhere to government guidelines. Details on these measures will be made available shortly.