CIPD Northern Annual Conference

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Northern Annual
Conference 2020

14 May 2020 | Manchester

Join us for the CIPD Northern Annual Conference, 14 May 2020 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

Hear the latest insights on fair, meaningful and productive work practices

Through a mix of keynote talks, panel discussions, case studies and research-focused presentations, you will have the opportunity to connect with the good work agenda and learn how to enable effective work practices within your organisation, helping to drive the future of our profession.

Why attend?

  • Meet with the region’s leading people professionals
  • Learn from a full day of fresh and engaging content
  • Share your experiences and expertise
  • Benchmark your practices and take part in breakout sessions
  • Explore service providers that can support your organisation

If you’re in an HR, L&D or managerial role and passionate about enabling purposeful jobs, ethical practices and inclusive work environments, then this conference is perfect for you!

Book today and make the most of this opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge to make a real lasting impact.

***For sponsorship and/or exhibition queries, please contact: Tess Foy

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Day 1
14 May 2020
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

Claire Salter123
Claire Salter

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

Scott Smith123
Scott Smith

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

Jonny Gifford
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Jonny Gifford

UK Working Lives: the CIPD Good Work Index

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

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


The Midland Hotel
16 Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS