15 Jul 2020| Online

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

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

Wednesday, 15th July 2020 | Online

Staff wellbeing must become a key priority for organisations during periods of crisis, change and upheaval, if organisational resilience is to be fostered and enhanced. Associated benefits, from improved staff motivation, morale and retention, reduced absenteeism, lower costs, and a more sustainable workforce, are all crucial to supporting productivity and adaptability.  

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.  

Please note that video recordings of each session will be made available to delegates in the days following the event. 

'Wellbeing at Work' is also taking place in London on 4th November 2020. Click here to visit the event page.

Key speakers: 
  • Sarah Churchman OBE, Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer, PwC UK
  • Anastasia Vinnikova, Wellbeing Lead, Bank of England
  • Bernadette Thompson, Co-Chair, Race to the Top Grade 6/7 network; Deputy Director, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government
  • Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Advisor, CIPD
  • Emma Gage, Wellbeing Campaign Manager, BITC
  • Bailey Lavelle, HR Consultant for Wellbeing, Santander UK

  • Damien Shieber, Head of Culture and Inclusion, Santander UK

  • Tony Vickers-Byrne, member of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work, Trustee at the Royal Society for Public Health and retired Chief Advisor for HR Practice, CIPD
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 supporting employee wellbeing, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; line managers; 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:
09.00
Welcoming Session

Grace McLoughlin, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Dods PLC 

09.05
Chair’s introduction 

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

09.20
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: Emma Gage, Wellbeing Campaign Manager, BITC

09.50
Managing wellbeing in times of crisis or change
  • Change management: communicating change sensitively and clearly
  • Managing staff communications when only partial information is available
  • Creating and encouraging open channels for dialogue with staff

SPEAKER: Sarah Churchman OBE, Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer, PwC UK

10.30
Comfort Break
11.00
Mental health matters: building a toolkit for supporting mental health at work 
  • The importance of developing a mental health strategy that encompasses both prevention and recovery

  • Encouraging the sharing of mental health concerns and conditions

  • Supporting mental health from afar: conducting check-ins and encouraging staff to reach out

  • Key components of mental health strategies

SPEAKER: Anastasia Vinnikova, Wellbeing Lead, Bank of England

11.45
Wellbeing when working from home
  • Combatting loneliness and isolation amongst staff

  • Ensuring that work-life balance is achievable for all staff

  • Supporting staff working in a variety of home circumstances 

  • Fostering resilience and positive work relationships amongst staff in remote locations 

SPEAKER: Damien Shieber, Head of Culture and Inclusion, Santander UK

SPEAKER: Bailey Lavelle, HR Consultant for Wellbeing, Santander UK

12.30
Break for Lunch
13.30
Lightning session: 
Financial wellbeing: a new frontier and crucial consideration 

SPEAKER: Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Advisor, CIPD

13.55
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: Bernadette Thompson, Co-Chair, Race to the Top Grade 6/7 network; Deputy Director, Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government

14.30
Chair's closing remarks

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

14.45
Event close