Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:30am
America Square Conference Centre, London
Welcome to Strategic People 2019: Thoughtful leadership for a healthy culture
The past year has been one of turmoil, both politically and socially, with Brexit uncertainty and high profile cases of abuse, leading to the “Me Too” movement.
The world of work and volunteering is inevitably impacted by both the external and organisational environments. Leaders need to work hard to build a safe and open culture in which people can thrive.
This year’s conference covers many contributory factors, and shares practical steps to take back to your organisation. Hear the keynote address from Girish Menon, Chief Executive of ActionAid UK, and join 4 workshops from this year’s selection.
We hope you’ll join us!
“Cannot believe I’ve never been to this before! Loved it and made lots of new connections”
“This is the first Strategic People event I have attended, will definitely come back next year”
“Really pleased I encouraged colleagues to come”
We are delighted that Girish Menon, Chief Executive of ActionAid UK will be our keynote speaker for 2019. He has worked in social development for three decades, starting his career with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, an Indian NGO, and followed this with stints at ActionAid, Plan India and DfID India.
Prior to his current appointment, Girish worked for WaterAid, in London, for ten years. As WaterAid’s deputy CEO and Director of International Programmes, he held responsibility of supporting their work in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Girish was trustee on the boards of Water and Sanitation for Urban Poor (WSUP) and People in Aid. He is currently Trustee of the Disaster and Emergency Committee (DEC) and on the Board of ActionAid Netherlands.
Click a workshop title to read its précis:
|A1||Leading in uncertain times
Kyla Lacey-Davidson, Head of Engagement and Internal Communications, Stroke Association
Ruth Gibbins, Head of Learning and Talent Development, Stroke Association
|A2||Square pegs and round holes? Designing volunteer roles for a new generation
Helen Timbrell, People and Organisational Development Consultant (Chair)
Angela Wilson, Head of Volunteering, Samaritans
Chris Freed, Head of Volunteering and Head of Equality, Citizens Advice
Tiger de Souza, Director – Volunteering, Participation and Inclusion, National Trust
|A3||Unlocking the doors to a culture of wellbeing
Nikeesha Gosal, Development Lead – Wellbeing, St John Ambulance
|A4||Managing sickness absence
Emma Burrows, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins
|B1||Inclusive recruitment – thinking differently
Natasha Broomfield-Reid, Director, Diverse Matters
|B2||How to: Agile working
Caroline Mark, Head of Volunteer Engagement, Prostate Cancer UK
Sue Virgoe, Associate Director of People and Facilities, Prostate Cancer UK
|B3||Boosting mental health and resilience
Lara Roche, Owner and Lead Consultant, The Talent Sphere
|B4||Practical approaches to safeguarding employees and volunteers
Roger Parry, Director, Agenda Consulting (Chair)
Tina Proudlock, People Director, Oxfam GB
(Workshop titles may be subject to change)
|Early Bird offer
For bookings of 4 or more, please email Caroline Oates, or call +44 (0)1865 263720.
Prices exclude VAT.
* Members of AMHP, AVM, AVSM, Charities HR Network, CharityComms, Hospice UK, HVG, NCF, NUS, VODG
We are delighted to welcome TPP Recruitment as our conference sponsor. TPP is a charity recruitment specialist dedicated to recruiting outstanding employees for not-for-profit and healthcare organisations.
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Thoughtful leadership for a healthy culture