CIPD Midlands Annual Event – Programme

CIPD Midlands Annual Event 2019 programme

09:15 – 10:00     Registration, exhibition and networking coffee

10:00-10:10          Welcome address

Speaker: Virginia Perkins, CIPD Branch Chair, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire

  

10:10-10:40          Opening keynote: raising the voice of the people profession

This opening keynote will discuss:

  • the role of the people profession in driving good work
  • the importance of driving ethical behaviour and ethical decisions

Speaker: David D’Souza, Membership Director, CIPD 

 

10:40-11:20      Taking an evidence based approach to diversity and inclusion

  • designing more effective D&I initiatives embracing an evidence-based approach 
  • exploring the right key metrics to understand how your workforce interact  

Speaker: Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Scientific Director, Queen Mary University of London, Center for Evidence-Based Management

 

11:20-11:30     Joint discussion and Q&A

Speakers:

Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology, Scientific Director, Queen Mary University of London, Center for Evidence-Based Management

David D’Souza, Membership Director, CIPD 

 

11:30-12:00     Morning coffee break and networking

12:00-13:00      Breakout sessions

A1 – Case study – enabling well-being in organisations

  • a holistic view of how well-being is brought to life in John Lewis Partnership
  • analysing the various levels of engagement, and  how the implementation of well-being’ initiatives can make a positive impact in your organisation

Speakers:

Nick Davison, Head of Health Services, John Lewis Partnership 

Chair: Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD

A2 – Case study – creating a diverse and inclusive culture in your organisation 

  • exploring the tribe5 Diversity & Inclusion methodology through a variety of case studies to embed in your organisation positive change towards inclusion
  • a five step framework and clear guidance to enable your organisation to move its diversity and inclusion strategy forward with confidence  

Speaker: 

Teresa Boughey, Founder and CEO, Jungle HR Ltd.& Jungle Diversity

A3 – Interactive session – embracing flexible and remote working to further productivity 

  • understanding why flexible working matters for your people and the economy 
  • exploring the challenges of and embedding a flexible working culture in your organisation 

Speakers:

Jennifer McClellan, Divisional HR Business Partner – ADS&T, Atkins

Lisa Tomlinson, Head of People and Commercial Development, Fircroft College 

13:00-14:20     HR street market – lunch and networking

14:20-15:20      Breakout sessions

B1 – Interactive session – building resilience: for individuals and organisations

  • learning how to build and maintain resilience through simple tools and techniques that will supercharge your effectiveness and success
  • exploring how to use these crucial skills to impact and enhance organisational  resilience and performance  

Speaker:

Jo Banks, Owner, What Next Consultancy 

B2 – Interactive session – furthering diversity and flexibility in the workplace

  • learning how the CIPD is helping its members to create an inclusive and supportive work environment 
  • exploring the work of Professor Sir Cary Cooper’s National Forum to improve health and well-being at work

Speaker:

Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Adviser for HR Practice, CIPD

B3 – Interactive session – the employee as a customer of the organisation

  • understanding the role of Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence in developing employees as valued customers of the organization
  • exploring the work of Sinek and Edmondson on the topic of Psychological Safety and how it can help support employee development

Speaker:

Sandra Thompson, Applied Customer Experience, Course Founder and Lead, Exceed all Expectations 

15:20-15:40      Afternoon coffee break and networking

15:40-16:25       Closing keynote – the key to motivation and collaboration 

  • exploring the incredible journey to the depths of the biggest natural disaster in our living history
  • discovering what is at the core of humanity, the truth behind motivation and the power of successful collaboration

Speaker:

Michelle Mills-Porter, Managing Director, Mmp

16:25-16:30          Chair’s closing remarks

Chair: Shakil Butt, Honorary Treasurer, CIPD