Resilient Management during COVID-19 | Online Agenda (Free Access)

Tue 12 May 2020

Resilient Management during COVID-19 | Online Agenda (Free Access)

Resilient Management during COVID-19: Putting your people at the heart of your strategy

The COVID-19 crisis has posed significant challenge to the way that we work, cooperate and lead. A clear focus on employee wellbeing and a positive working culture is more crucial than ever, with remote working having significant implications for wellbeing, team cohesion and productivity.

D&I best practice has much to offer in this period of upheaval. With this in mind, we at Dods D&I have gathered advice from several of our expert speakers for guidance and inspiration in this time of change.

In the below agenda you will discover videos providing actionable insight on topics ranging from fostering belonging and compassion, to active listening, nurturing inclusivity and supporting wellbeing.

In the weeks following the release of this online agenda, our speakers gathered together to consider this theme once again. In this Q&A session, we discuss specific questions pertaining to their original presentations and to ponder the skills and qualities which will be essential to us all in the 'new normal'. You will find the Q&A session here, and at the bottom of this page. 


Session 1: Practical Advice for People Managers

SPEAKER: Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Acas

Julie shares practical advice for people managers on meeting responsibilities and protecting staff wellbeing during the current disruption to working lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Session 2: Compassion and kindness at work

SPEAKER: Tony Vickers-Byrne, member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work and retired Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD

Tony explains how working practice changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the integral role of compassion and kindness has in HR and workplace practice in the midst of this change.

Session 3: Mental Wellbeing and Active Listening

SPEAKER: Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

Emma shares practical advice for people managers on supporting mental wellbeing of their staff and practising active listening.

Session 4: Creating an inclusive culture from afar

SPEAKER: David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert and former Director of Global Inclusion & Diversity at KPMG

David draws upon his research and experience of a global role to offer practical advice and prompts to managers and D&I practitioners on creating an inclusive organisational culture from a distance.

Session 5: Fostering belonging during upheaval

SPEAKER: Asif Sadiq, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion,  Adidas

Asif discusses techniques for fostering belonging during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Session 6: Q&A


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