CIPD Northern Annual Conference

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Northern Annual
Conference 2021

6 May 2021 | Online

Join us for the CIPD Northern Annual Conference, online on 6 May 2021

Work can and should be a force for good. It should be fair, meaningful and productive for the benefit of people, organisations and the society as a whole. The people profession is a unique position to drive this agenda and must step up to the challenge to enable purposeful jobs, ethical practices, and safe and inclusive work environments for all.

Driving good work requires a fundamental shift in the role we play in organisations as we need to effectively influence organisations to create meaningful opportunities, embed ethical practices and cherish people while meeting their business objectives.

This year’s CIPD Northern Annual Conference will be your opportunity to connect with the good work agenda and learn how it will drive the future of our profession. With a mix of keynotes, panels, case studies and research-focused presentations, you will have the chance to hear the latest CIPD’s insights, learn from the experiences of other organisations, and solve the most pressing issues in your nation or region.


Day 1
06 May 2021
08:30 - 09:30

Registration opens and morning refreshments

Daphne Doody
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Daphne Doody-Green

Chair’s welcome remarks

Peter Cheese
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Peter Cheese

Opening keynote: Putting good work at the heart of the people profession

Sarah Longlands123
Sarah Longlands

Northern economy – why do we need regions and not just cities?

11:00 - 11:30

Morning refreshments and networking

A1 – Fairer work panel discussion: The 4 day working week – could we ever make it reality?

Tim Scott
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Tim Scott

B1 – Productive work interactive session: How to use data and analytics to drive evidence-based decisions

Lizzie Crowley
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Lizzie Crowley

C1 – Skilled work case study: Apprenticeships and early careers – focusing on the new generations to build your talent pipeline

12:20 - 13:20

Networking lunch

Edward Houghton
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Edward Houghton

People Profession 2030

Samantha Clark123
Samantha Clark

A2 – Fairer work panel discussion: Managing conflict in the workplace – creating cultures to speak up

Rebecca Peters123
Rebecca Peters

B2 – Productive work presentation: Engagement and employee voice – new approaches to increase motivation and performance

Rachel Dodd123
Rachel Dodd

C2 – Skilled work ignite: Developing future skills – reskilling people to be ready for the future

15:10 - 15:30

Afternoon refreshments and networking

Simply Health123
Simply Health

Key findings from the 2020 health and wellbeing at Work report

Prof Sir Cary Cooper123
Prof Sir Cary Cooper

Closing keynote: Health and well-being at work: An organisational approach

Daphne Doody
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Daphne Doody-Green

Chair’s closing remarks