30 Sep 2020| Online

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in partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better
30th September 2020|Online

With the ageing population increasing, and remaining in work, learning how to effectively support ageing staff is key to future-proofing your business and avoiding a critical skills gap

There are simple yet effective measures that must be taken to better manage your ageing demographic and ensure that vital skills and experience remain within and accessible to your organisation.

Join us for ‘Managing an Ageing Workforce’, to receive expert guidance on effective age management at work. You will come away with crucial, actionable insight for recruiting, retaining and retraining older employees. 

Due to current uncertainty surrounding live events and restrictions around social distancing, this event will now take place online. The content for the day exactly mirrors that of the live event, and there will be plenty of time built into the day for Q&A and interaction with speakers and fellow delegates. Video recordings of each session will also be made available to delegates following the event.

Click here to view the full agenda
Why attend? 
  • Learn how to foster the retention and development of older employees in your organisation

  • Bring new, innovative ideas about supporting ageing staff back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 

  • Hear about best practice in creating an age-diverse workplace from leading figures

  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression

  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with expert speakers and fellow colleagues

Key Speakers: 
  • Maria Grazia Zedda, Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Manager, HS2

  • Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager – Fulfilling Work, Centre for Ageing Better

  • Steve Anderson, CEO, The Age Diversity Forum

  • Christopher Brooks, Senior Policy Manager, Age UK

  • Katie Waldegrave, Co-founder, Now Teach

  • Oyebanji Adewumi, Associate Director of Inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust

  • Muriel Tersago, Principal Consultant, TIMEWISE

  • Dr. Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre UK

  • Adam Hudson, Corporate HR Manager, Landmarc Support Services

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.

Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £195 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £395 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £145 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here
To request a manual booking form, please email conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

 

Agenda

Please find the full agenda below:

09:00
Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity and Inclusion Events Manager, Dods D&I

09:05
Chair's introduction

SPEAKER: Christopher Brooks, Senior Policy Manager, Age UK 

09:20
Plugging the skills gap: why the ageing workforce is everyone’s business
  • Changing demographics, and the business case for effective age management

SPEAKER: Dr. Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre UK

09:50
Harnessing data to improve business and age management
  • Using a staff and skills audit to future-proof your business plans
  • Identifying which aspects of your organisation help and hinder age-diversity
  • Best Practice Case Study: Examining the NHS’ Age Awareness Toolkit

SPEAKER: Oyebanji Adewumi, Associate Director Inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust

10:30
Comfort Break
11.00
Lifelong learning: ensuring development, progression and recruitment at all ages
  • Providing staff with challenging, appropriate work, regardless of age

  • Ensuring we limit bias in our recruitment processes,  for all age profiles

  • Providing adjustments and accommodations in the workplace – intersectionality of age, gender and disability

  • Ensuring training and progression occur at all stages, for all age profiles

  • Providing career and role evolution over time

SPEAKER: Maria Grazia Zedda, Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Manager, HS2

SPEAKER: Katie Waldegrave, Co-founder, Now Teach

11:45
Adapting roles and agile management: increasing flexibility to facilitate ageing staff
  • Flexible working and transitional retirement: accommodating changing needs
  • Redeployment and redefined roles as renewed opportunity
  • Normalising early, open conversations around retirement and financial planning
  • Ensuring managers are supported and trained in facilitating older employees

SPEAKER: Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager – Fulfilling Work, Centre for Ageing Better

SPEAKER: Muriel Tersago, Principal Consultant, TIMEWISE

12:30
Break for Lunch
14:00
Valuing assets: recognising the benefits of age-diversity at work
  • Ensuring ageing colleagues feel valued, recognised and included
  • Capitalising on inter-generational knowledge-sharing
  • Creating a community culture by countering bias and stereotype
  • Fostering confidence in addressing adjustments and changing needs

SPEAKER: Steve Anderson, CEO, The Age Diversity Forum

SPEAKER: Adam Hudson, Corporate HR Manager, Landmarc Support Services

15:00
Round-up Q&A
15:20
Chair's Summary
15:40
Event Close