Strategic People Conference 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:30am
America Square Conference Centre, London

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We’ve completed the programme for the event, and have 8 fantastic workshops for you to choose from. You’ll be able to attend 4 in total, two in the morning session and two in the afternoon.

Download the brochure to choose which you’d like to attend, and then make your choices in the booking form below.


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Last year the Strategic People Conference, ‘Thoughtful leadership for a healthy culture’, prompted lots of conversations about the importance of creating a supportive environment, to improve resilience among staff and volunteers in the sector.

In 2020 we turn our attention to ‘Success through an inclusive and supporting culture’.


Our workforce spans multiple generations, and works in diverse communities. We need to actively embrace equality, diversity and inclusion, to attract the right people, and remain relevant.  The mix of age, ethnicity, disabilities, gender, roles, background and location, means that real care and thought needs to be given to give everyone equal chance to develop and succeed.

Susan Cordingley, Director of Strategy and Operations, NCVO, wrote in the People Count 2019 report, ‘It’s important that we get the right policies in place now to ensure that the senior leaders of the future are drawn from the whole breadth of backgrounds among our employees [volunteers], not just a section of them.’

We need to develop our approaches to recruitment, training and communication to attract good people and to keep them. Leaders must respond to and anticipate change.  HR and Volunteer leaders play an integral part in making things happen and the conference is a place to talk, challenge and learn.


“Really brilliant, thank you, I’ll be back next year!”

Keynote Speaker


We open with our keynote speaker, Karl Wilding, recently appointed CEO of NCVO, who champions the message, how we do things is just as important as what we do.

Here are a few words from Karl:

My work at NCVO is to champion the voluntary sector and volunteering. We believe that voluntary organisations and the volunteers they and others engage, make a positive difference to the world – and we want to support them to make an even bigger difference. I lead a group of talented, committed people that create robust, innovative, policy and research, advice and support, and campaigns for the long term. We work across sectors, supporting both voluntary organisations and volunteering, wherever it takes place.”



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Dr Helen Timbrell
People and Organisational Development Consultant

Jo Mosley
HR Director, Salvation Army

Verena Hefti
Founder, Leaders Plus

Sarah Browning
Culture and Communications Specialist, Browning York Ltd

Emma Burrows
Partner, Trowers Hamlins

Annabel Smith
Head of Volunteering, National Trust

John Sebastianelli
Volunteering and Participation Consultant, National Trust

Kate Turner
Founder and Director, Motivational Leadership

Karen James
Head of Rewards and Projects, Mencap

Sam Jackson
Head of HR Shared Services, Mencap

Cameron Hall
HR Director, Mercy Corps

Jayne Morris
CEO, TPP Recruitment

Roger Parry
Director, Agenda Consulting

Dr Jenna Ward
Associate Professor of Work, Organisation and Emotion, University of Leicester School of Business

Judith Davey
Chief Executive Officer, The Advocacy Project

Claire Alexander
UK Volunteer Forum Programme Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support

Beth Hurrell
Volunteer Coordinator, Citizens Advice

Annie Bethell
Volunteering Development Manager, English Heritage

Alice Wilcock
Assistant Director, Team London


We are delighted to have the support of our partners and look forward to welcoming their members to the conference. Thank you to Association of Mental Health Providers, Association of Volunteer Managers, Charities HR Network, Charity Comms, Heritage Volunteer Group, National Care Forum, Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, Hospice UK. 

Association of Mental Health Providers AVM Charities HR Network Charity Comms Heritage Volunteering Group Hospice UK National Care Forum Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

Conference Sponsor

Strategic People Conference 2020

“TPP Recruitment are delighted to be sponsoring the Strategic People Conference 2020 for the 5th year. A specialist, highly respected and well-established UK-wide consultancy, our areas of expertise enable us to provide dedicated support and advice to non-profit organisations across the UK.”

Rob Hayter, Recruitment Director


We are pleased to be hosting the following organisations as exhibitors at Strategic People 2020.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, get in touch with Nihal Widdowson or call on 01865 263720 to book your place. Last few spaces remaining; don’t miss out.

Anthony Collins Solicitors Atkinson HR Brita Benson Hireserve Trowers & Hamlins


Early Bird offer

(until 21.02.20)

Standard price

(from 24.02.20)

Member* Non-member All
1 delegate £185.12 £208.00 £242.00
2 delegates £340.62 £382.72 £445.28
3 delegates £499.82 £561.60 £653.40

For bookings of 4 or more, please email Nihal Widdowson, or call +44 (0)1865 263720.

Prices exclude VAT.

* Members of our partners

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