14 Mar 2024| The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

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FDA/Keyskills Members

£240 +VAT

Private Sector

£740 +VAT

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£340 +VAT £295* +VAT

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Overview

  

 Women into Leadership

Thursday 14 March | in partnership with the FDA

Now in its thirteenth year, the annual Women into Leadership conferences have established themselves as the key events for all those interested in enhancing leadership opportunities for women. Women into Leadership 2023 will examine how female leaders, at any grade, can enhance their skills to become the leader they aspire to be.

This year's conferences will draw on feedback from previous Women into Leadership events, as well as discussions that took place at this year’s planning meeting. The conferences will offer hands-on advice and coaching on how to further develop your career in times of change.

You will hear from inspirational women of all grades and levels, within and outside the Civil Service. You’ll discuss together how you can manage modern leadership challenges and help ensure the Civil Service doesn’t lose momentum in recognising and rewarding female leaders.

The benefits of attending Women into Leadership include the opportunity to:

  • Examine the barriers currently facing female leaders (and future leaders) in the Civil Service and hear how to overcome them
  • Hear from a diverse range of Senior Civil Servants, as well as inspirational leaders from outside of the Civil Service
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed to be a successful leader
  • Design your own breakout session schedule based on your own needs and aspirations
  • Learn how to be an effective leader
  • Network with peers and counterparts from across Government who are also contemplating furthering their careers in the Civil Service
Agenda
08:30

Registration 

09:15

Chair Welcome & Introduction

09:30

Permanent Secretary Opening Address

Purpose-driven leadership: leading with purpose and inspiring a positive culture of inclusion in challenging times

SPEAKER: Jo Shanmugalingam, Second Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport

10:05

Transition to Breakout Sessions

10:15

Breakout Session A

Having impact: from language to body language

SPEAKER: 

10:15

Breakout Session B

Managing wellbeing: best practice in improving individual and team wellbeing

SPEAKER: 

10:15

Breakout Session C

Preparing for your next role: are you ready for a promotion?

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Civil Service Selection Consultant, ex-CS occupational psychologist and Senior Civil Servant

11:15

Comfort break

11:45

Morning Plenary Address

Authenticity: determining your personal leadership style and priorities with confidence

SPEAKER: 

12:20

Transition to Breakout Sessions

12:30

Breakout Session D

Quietly visible: building your brand as an introvert leader

SPEAKER: 

12:30

Breakout Session E

Writing to impress: an interactive masterclass on selection and promotion

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Civil Service Selection Consultant, ex-CS occupational psychologist and Senior Civil Servant

12:30

Breakout Session F

Communicating for results: how to negotiate with confidence

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Consultant & former Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

13:30

Lunch

14:30

Afternoon Plenary Address

Leading from the middle: developing your profile and creating impact at any grade

SPEAKER: Sandra Johnson, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, UK & Ireland, Philip Morris International

15:10

Closing Address

From imposter to empowered: overcoming self-doubt to smash your own glass ceiling

15:50

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Speakers
Jo Shanmugalingam
Second Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport
Sandra Johnson
Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, UK & Ireland, Philip Morris International
Cath Baxter
Professional Voice and Public Speaking Consultant
Richard Hillsdon
Civil Service Selection Consultant, ex-CS occupational psychologist and Senior Civil Servant