We have chosen the theme of ‘Self Management’ for several reasons.
First, one of the behaviours on the CIPD’s profession map is ‘Driven to Deliver’ which demands numerous self-management competencies.
Second, the numbers of self-managed people appears to be growing – as well as those who are ‘self managed’ in their employment (making their own decisions and managing their own time), many are self- employed.
Third, the demands of work and of the ‘digital deluge’ are challenging the self-management skills of many.
Fourth there are the challenges of managing the self-managed and helping them to deal with the stresses of work and life.
Jackie Clifford will offer some top tips for HR professionals who are seeking to be even more effective in delivering what their organisations need. Jackie is Director of Clarity Learning and Development and is the co-author of three learning and development related books. Jackie also lectures on the HR courses at Suffolk College.
Ros Searle will be describing the pressures faced by administrative staff implementing cost-cutting measures, and what can be done to sustain their self-management. Ros is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Psychology at Coventry University.
Jamie Hacker Hughes will discuss stress and burnout in NHS staff, the role of supervision and other protective measures, and the wider implications of his findings. Jamie is visiting Professor of Psychology at Anglia Ruskin University. He is the current President of the British Psychological Society and will be Vice-President from May 2016 onwards.
John Toplis will discuss the importance of ‘self-management’ in both work and in life, the challenges of the ‘digital deluge’ and some of the ’self-management’ and other remedies available. John chairs the Essex and Ipswich Branch of the CIPD and is a Chartered Psychologist. Recently he co-authored ‘Towards Organisational Fitness’ with the late Emeritus Professor Gerry Randell.
Julie Temple will discuss the extent to which employers can monitor the behaviour and performance of employees and contractors who are ‘self-managed’. Julie runs regular ‘Employment Law Updates’ for groups within the Essex and Ipswich Branch of the CIPD; she is a partner at Quantrills Employment Law and HR Solicitors in Ipswich.
Each presentation will last for around 20 minutes.
A Question and Answer session will then be chaired by Dave Warren, a member of the CIPD Essex and Ipswich Branch Committee. Dave is a workplace mediator at Alternative Resolution to Conflict.
There will be a further opportunity to ask questions over light refreshments which will be available at the end of the session.
The Branch is also required to hold an Annual Business Meeting and CIPD members are invited to attend a short meeting at 19.00.
The Annual Event is free but prior booking is essential.
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