By the end of 2016, more than 1,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK (Source: Macmillan). It’s also understood that there are 560,000 people in the UK currently working with cancer (Source: Working with Cancer).
This interactive session facilitated by Deborah James, James HR and Graham Irons, Howes Percival explore the challenges and impact of cancer in the workplace. We will discuss case study scenarios to consider the legal responsibilities of employers (in line with the Equality Act 2010) with emotional intelligence and exploring different perspectives to managing difficult, sensitive conversations.
Angela O'Dell, Macmillan Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist from Northampton General Hospital will also be in attendance to talk about Macmillian cancer services and support within the Northamptonshire area.
A question and answer session will follow giving you the opportunity to discuss some the challenges your business face when managing cancer in the workplace.
Deborah James has worked in the field of HR covering a variety of sectors for 11 years, 6 of which have been within an outsourced environment. She is a Chartered Member of CIPD and a qualified organisational coach and mentor specialising in leadership, performance and career coaching.
Deborah founded James HR Consultancy Ltd during 2015 after an unexpected diagnosis of bowel cancer which turned her life upside-down. Deborah was determined to make a positive difference to support businesses, cancer patients and those impacted or affected by cancer within the workplace, and after careful planning created a Cancer Employment Advice Service.
Graham Irons is a partner at Howes Percival LLP solicitors based in their Northampton office. Graham provides advice to clients in all areas of employment law and has been recognised in the Legal 500 as someone who 'inspires confidence‘. Graham is a regular speaker at a range of events and has a reputation for delivering fun and practical seminars and training.
What is the timing for this event?
Registration will be at 08:00, when breakfast will be provided. The session will run from 08:30 to 10:30.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Car parking is available at the Hilton Northampton
What is the refund policy?
This event if free for CIPD members to attend. There is a non-member fee of £12, places may be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that fee is non-refundable
Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
When & Where
CIPD Northamptonshire Branch
The CIPD Northamptonshire branch provides opportunities for its 1300 members to network with local HR and L& D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year and you can find details of the upcoming events listed below. For further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.
Unless otherwise stated branch events are free for CIPD members to attend, and there is a non-member fee of £12 which must be paid online when booking.
The CIPD Northamptonshire branch committee look forward to seeing you at our events and if you would like any further information please contact the Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones on email@example.com or 0116 235 7992
Northamptonshire branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) which holds an Annual Midlands Event in October. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday 7 October at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. MAP is also organising a Midlands Student Conference Empowering the Future Leaders of HR on Saturday 11 March at Aston University. You can find out more about both events on the MAP events website.