How to create healthier, more inclusive and innovative organisations.

As organisations and the world of work evolve to face the disruptions in innovation and change, the role of people professionals remains critical to successfully enabling better work and working lives.

HR, OD and L&D professionals are vital to ensuring organisations champion good people management and work practices that are not only beneficial for people and businesses but society as a whole.

Dr Paul Litchfield, Chair, What Works Centre for Wellbeing and former Chief Medical Officer at BT, joins a fantastic line-up at the CIPD Northern Annual Conference on 21 June in York. Paul will be exploring the definitions and measurements around well-being, and why it matters. Paul’s talk on ‘Why well-being matters‘ will explore the links between well-being, a fairer society and making the economic case for prevention. He’ll explain the key factors influencing well-being, building on the UK’s world-leading science.

Helen Moulinos, Chief Operating Officer at Stonewall, also joins the line-up to focus on ‘the importance of building an inclusive work environment.’ Helen will discuss the difference between ‘talking about diversity’ and delivering ‘real and sustainable impact’ in the workplace. You’ll learn about the three main approaches implemented by Stonewall, the challenges they encountered along the way and their results. Finally, Helen will examine the challenges faced by Accenture employees working at client sites and giving examples of how to address some of the barriers to inclusivity.

Carmen Drinkwater, HRD for HR Shared Services, Sodexo, Sally Bucknell, Director, Diversity & Inclusiveness, EY and Dr. Sheena Johnson, Occupational Psychologist & Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychologist, Alliance Manchester Business School join the day’s panel discussion. Chaired by Tony Vickers-Byrne, Chief Advisor for HR Practice CIPD, the panel will focus on the regional challenges for both organisations and HR professionals in implementing new technologies, embracing an open culture on employee well-being and mental health, and encouraging more inclusive workplaces.

With breakout sessions on:

  • enabling well-being in organisations,
  • creating truly inclusive organisation environments,
  • embracing technology and digital working in the way we work,

‘there has never been a more timely CIPD NAC conference addressing the issues that top organisational agendas’

Additional breakout sessions will address:

  • the Northern region’s labour market
  • the good work agenda,
  • Brexit and its implications for HR, and
  • workforce supply in a post-Brexit labour market.

With more than 60% of tickets already snapped-up don’t leave it too late to secure your place. Daphne Doody, Head of Northern England, CIPD chairs the conference and Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD will deliver the opening keynote discussing:

  • the role of the people profession in driving good work,
  • the importance of driving ethical behaviour and ethical decisions, and
  • what the future holds for the people profession.

What’s more, if you arrive the afternoon before, you can join the informal pre-conference networking evening for all conference delegates.  Peter Cheese, Daphne Doody Green, and Northern Area Partnership Chairs, Peter McLinn & Ema Perks together with the NAP Branch committee will be there to give you a warm welcome. It’ll be an opportunity to network and ask questions in preparation for the following day’s conference.

So, if you want to reconnect with those you met in 2018, or if you are on your own and at the conference for the first time, this is an ideal opportunity to meet everyone. We’ll be providing a small buffet but the venue (Cross Keys Hotel, 32 Tadcaster Rd Dringhouses, York YO24 1LQ) does excellent pub grub for those who fancy a meal during the evening (served in the CIPD’s networking space).

We look forward to connecting with you!

CIPD Manchester Branch

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