Employee Engagement Programme

Employee Engagement Conference and Workshop programme

Day 1
30 Jan 2020
Day 2
31 Jan 2020
09:00 - 09:30

Registration opens and morning refreshments

Keeping people motivated at times of organisational change and digital transformation

The world of work is changing at an exponential pace. The opportunities today are endless, but at the same time a source of concern. How can organisations keep employees engaged and motivated during uncertainty? This session will explore how you can find the right balance between implementing digital and organisational change and helping people prepare for the workplace of the future, including:

Case study – Achieving transformation through the engagement and passion of your employees

How do you articulate change in a way that resonates with your employees? Kate will share how her organisation managed to introduce a high engagement culture at a time of losses and profit warnings and turn around organisational performance. Based on real experience and lessons learnt, this session will provide you with the practical tools to:
  • build the business case for change and show ...
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Kate Griffiths-Lambeth
10:50 - 11:20

Morning networking and refreshments

Case study – Creating a leadership culture to empower managers to engage with their teams

Engagement should not be owned by HR, and line managers do have a critical role in maintaining motivation in the organisation. How can HR encourage them to play their part in engaging their teams? Hear the story of an organisation that managed to create a leadership culture that makes managers accountable for providing a great experience at work, through:
  • implementing value-based leaders...
Rick Lee
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Rick Lee

The engagement-performance link: what does the research really say?

The last five or so years have seen both major advances and controversies in employee engagement, in particular its link with performance. Whilst there has been a huge growth in the body of research on this question, we have also heard considerable critique challenging the lack of agreement on what ‘engagement’ is, how to measure it, and the types of studies that are used to explore its relationship with performance. This latest CIPD research will reveal:...
Jonny Gifford
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Jonny Gifford

Panel discussion – How can we best leverage data to measure engagement?

The annual employee survey may seem like the obvious solution to ‘temperature check’ engagement levels. However, is it enough and does it tell the full story? This panel of experts and innovative practitioners will discuss how we can make the best use of data to acquire a clear an accurate status of our organisation’s engagement levels, including:
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Alex Sturge
Birthe Mester
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Birthe Mester
12:45 - 13:45

Networking lunch

Case study – Bringing your engagement strategy to life

Turning what is said in the boardroom into something concrete is a crucial step and it can be challenging, especially following difficult times in the business. How do you communicate your strategy effectively across the whole organisation and increase your level of engagement in return? In this session, you will learn how to:
  • translate your corporate strategy into a compelling narrative...
Drew McMillan
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Drew McMillan

Panel discussion – From surveys to a holistic experience: how do you find new ways to boost engagement?

Engagement is complex and cannot be solved by one initiative in isolation - it requires a more holistic approach that fits into today’s workplace. Looking at and beyond the traditional staff survey, this session will explore new and effective ways of developing an integrated approach that boosts productivity and avoids disengagement. Key experts and experienced practitioners will discuss how we can:
15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon networking and refreshments

Facilitated group discussions – Reflecting on your employee engagement journey

This is your turn to share your experience with fellow practitioners and discuss your own challenges and solutions to support engagement within your organisation. Facilitators will report back on the findings from each group discussion at the end of the session. You will be invited to focus in groups on one of the following topic areas:
  1. innovative approaches to engagement...
Michelle Clark
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Michelle Clark
Marco Galer-Reick
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Marco Galer-Reick
Mel Green
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Mel Green

Closing keynote – Applying practical insights from neuroscience to improve engagement

Neuroscience can help us maximise our understanding of employee engagement. If we can learn what motivates employees and link it to our organisation strategy, we can make our workforce more connected and involved. This closing session will look at how you can encourage engagement and promote behavioural change by understanding:
  • how people choose to be engaged and the psychology of engage...
Dr Lynda Shaw
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Dr Lynda Shaw
09:00 - 09:30

Registration opens and morning refreshments

Launching or revamping your employee engagement strategy effectively: practical steps and what you need to know

For many organisations, keeping staff engaged is an ongoing struggle. If people are disconnected and not engaged with their work, productivity suffers and the ability to retain the right talent becomes a business issue. But it can be hard to know exactly where to start when it comes to improve engagement. This practical workshop will provide you with essential tools to effectively devise and implement a workforce engageme...
Emma Bridger
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Emma Bridger