21 Jan 2021| London

If you have any queries regarding our upcoming events, please contact:

Ivana Picone
Customer Services Assistant
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com
020 7593 5739

Thursday 21st January 2021 | London

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

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 in the Workplace’ to receive valuable insights from expert speakers into how menopause is experienced 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.   

'Supporting Menopause in the Workplace' is also taking place online on 28th October. Click here to visit the event page. 

Click here to view the full agenda
Why attend? 
  • Learn how to ensure that menopausal staff and their managers are supported, to ensure that staff 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
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • 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.

Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £295 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £595 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £245 (+VAT)

Book with total confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events. We promise the following:

  • If the Dods D&I team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the Dods D&I team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Registrations can be made online here

Agenda

Please find the full agenda below

09.00
Registration 
09.40
Welcoming Session

Olivia Bishop, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods PLC

09.45
Chair's Opening Remarks
10.00
Pause for thought: why is menopause a workplace issue?
  • The business case for supporting menopause at work
  • Key facts: what is menopause, and how is it experienced?
  • Examining the barriers which traditional practice poses for menopausal individuals
10.45
Duty of care: developing a menopause 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
  • Using related policies to inform and support new, focussed guidelines
  • From fans to flexible working: simple reasonable adjustments that make all the difference
11.30
Networking Break
12.00
Managing menopause: supporting your managers in facilitating staff
  •  ‘One size does not fit all’: ensuring managers can provide for individual needs
  •  Performance management: providing guidance on appropriate expectations
  •  Managing sickness and health absence, and enabling greater attendance
13.00
Networking Lunch
14.00
Workshop: 
One-to-one: developing confidence in conducting 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
15.00
Changing culture: breaking stigma and raising awareness about menopause at work
  • Opening and normalising conversations around menopause in the workplace

  • Ensuring that menopausal staff feel included and supported

  • Staff network case study: advancing education and creating community

16.00
Chair's Closing Remarks
16.15
Event Close