19 Mar 2024| Online

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FDA/Keyskills Members

£245 +VAT

Private Sector

£595 +VAT

Public Sector

£295 +VAT £250* +VAT

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With menopausal women as the fastest-growing demographic in the UK workforce, it is imperative that employers and managers are equipped to support their staff through the menopause. 

Similar to mental health or maternity provisions, supportive frameworks and managers can make a significant difference to staff, increasing productivity and staff loyalty, as well as reducing turnover and absence. 

Join us for ‘Supporting Menopause and Menstruation at Work’ to receive valuable insights from expert speakers into how women experience this stage of life in the workplace, creating policies to support staff and training managers to ensure that the best outcomes are secured for your workforce and organisation alike.   

On-demand video recordings of all sessions will be provided to delegates following the event. 

Why attend? 

Learn how to ensure that menopausal staff, and their managers, are supported to ensure that they can do their best work

Bring new, innovative ideas around creating a positive and menopause-informed culture in your workplace back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 

Hear from leading figures on adapting workplace policy and practice to ensure that constructive frameworks for supporting menopause are implemented in your workplace

Enjoy an opportunity to network with expert speakers and your peers

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.


Welcome from Dods Events D&I

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Portfolio Director, Dods Events


Chair's Opening Remarks

Deborah Garlick, Founder, Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace


Pause for thought: why are menopause and menstruation a workplace issue?

The business case for supporting menopause and menstruation at work

Key facts: what is menopause and menstruation, and how is it experienced?

Examining the barriers which traditional practice poses for menopausal and menstrual individuals

Professor Carol Atkinson, Professor of Human Resource Management, Manchester Metropolitan University


Comfort Break


Duty of care: developing a menopause and menstruation policy that protects staff and organisation alike

Understanding legal responsibilities under the Equality Act and Duty of Care

Performing a risk assessment and addressing the findings

Lessons learned from recent tribunals

Using your existing policies to inform and support new, menopause and menstruation focused guidelines

Jog Hundle, Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP


Comfort Break


Managing Menopause and Menstruation: enabling managers can support their staff

'One size does not fit all': ensuring managers can provide for individual needs

Performance management: providing guidance on appropriate expectations

Managing sickness absence and enabling greater attendance

From fans to flexible working: simple reasonable adjustments that make all the difference

Julie Dennis, Director & Trainer, Menopause at Work


Comfort Break


Keynote: You've got a friend in me: the importance of being an menopause ally 

Alan McCleave, Job Centre Customer Service Manager, Department for Work and Pensions


Panel Discussion:
One-to-one: developing confidence to conduct sensitive conversations and building trust

Creating an open-door culture of trust and compassion

The path made clear: enabling staff to tell you what they need

How familiarity with policy can allow managers to guide staff towards solutions

Guidance on confidentiality, disclosure and when to act


Break for Lunch


Changing Culture: breaking stigma and raising awareness about menopause and menstruation at work

What does a menopause and menstruation friendly organisation look like?

How support groups can enable simple yet powerful change: a case study

Tackling the menopause and menstruation taboo in male-dominated environments

Sharan Wildman, Op Elegance Retail Crime Sergeant, Force Lead, Menopause & Endo Support Group, Northamptonshire Police


Chair's Closing Remarks

Deborah Garlick, Founder, Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace


Deborah Garlick
Founder of Henpicked & Menopause In The Workplace
Jog Hundle
Partner, Mills & Reeve LLP.
Julie Dennis
Director & Trainer, Menopause at Work
Professor Carol Atkinson
Professor of Human Resource Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
Sharan Wildman
Op Elegance Retail Crime Sergeant, Force Lead, Menopause & Endo Support Group, Northamptonshire Police
Audrey Whelan
Education & Skills Funding Agency; Co-Chair of the DfE Menopause Network