04 Nov 2020| London

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

Ivana Picone
Customer Services Assistant
020 7593 5739

Wednesday 4th November 2020 | Central London

Effectively addressing employee wellbeing creates significant and tangible benefits. These include improved staff motivation, morale and retention, reduced absenteeism, lower costs, and ultimately a more sustainable workforce.  

Wellbeing is multi-faceted, encompassing mental, physical, financial, environmental and social health. Robust and comprehensive policies and action, as well as education and understanding, are therefore essential to optimise employee wellbeing and organisational performance.

Our upcoming ‘Wellbeing at Work: Enhancing Employee Engagement and Productivity’ event will provide you with the practical advice and actionable insight needed to holistically address wellbeing at work, and ultimately maximise both staff satisfaction and organisational outcomes.

Wellbeing at Work is also taking place online on 15th July. Click here to view the full agenda.

Please click here to view the full agenda.

Key Speakers:
  • Tony Vickers- Byrne, Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health and Member of National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work
  • Sarah Churchman OBE, Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer, PwC UK
  • Si- Fu Julian Hitch, Director of Wellbeing, LEON Restaurants
  • Rukasana Bhaijee, Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, EY
  • Marie Coombes, Director, MECCR Ltd

Why attend? 
  • Learn how to boost employee engagement in your organisation 

  • Bring new, innovative ideas about ensuring staff wellbeing is supported back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 

  • Hear from leading figures in how to adapt workplace policy and practice to support staff wellbeing

  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression

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

Who should attend? 

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


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


Welcoming Session

Olivia Bishop, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Dods PLC 

Chair’s introduction

SPEAKER: Marie Coombes, Director, MECCR Ltd

Healthy body, healthy mind: what do we mean by workplace wellbeing?
  • How wellbeing, employee engagement and productivity interconnect
  • Examining the different facets of wellbeing, from mental to physical to financial health
  • Employee wellbeing surveys: crucial sources of information in promoting wellbeing and productivity

SPEAKER: Tony Vickers-Byrne, Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health and Member of National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work

Practical frameworks: adapting your workplace policies and environment
  • Criteria for reviewing current policies
  • Placing wellbeing at the heart of how health and safety, working hours, sickness absence and return to work are addressed
  • Office plans: designing an office environment which supports wellbeing
Networking Break
Mental health matters: building a toolkit for supporting mental health at work
  • Strategies for managing stress and preventing burnout
  • Developing a mental health strategy that encompasses both prevention and recovery
  • Encouraging the disclosure of mental health concerns and conditions
Lightning session:
Financial wellbeing: a new frontier and crucial consideration
Afternoon workshop: Managing wellbeing with confidence
  • Creating clear guidelines for managers when addressing wellbeing with staff
  • Guidance on holding candid and constructive one-to-ones
  • Increasing confidence in managers in publicly discussing health and wellbeing
  • Fostering resilience and positive work relationships amongst staff
Realising change: embedding wellbeing in your organisational culture and mindset
  • People power: engaging champions, networks and peer mentoring systems
  • Raising awareness and normalising discussions around wellbeing at all levels of your organisation
  • Advocating work-life balance and eradicating presenteeism
  • Ensuring wellbeing is always on the workplace agenda

SPEAKER: Si-Fu Julian Hitch, Director of Wellbeing, LEON Restaurants
SPEAKER: Rukasana Bhaijee, Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, EY

Chair’s Closing Remarks

SPEAKER: Marie Coombes, Director, MECCR Ltd

Event Close

Please click here to check out our recent article about Wellbeing.