Increasing evidence suggests that approaches to diversity management must modify to reflect the extraordinary changes to society such as demographic characteristics, changes in the makeup of the workforce through the inclusion of women and minorities, as well as the effect of the aging baby boomers.
Employee engagement plays a key part in dealing with these changes, but what are the best approaches? How do organisations keep their talented employees and what must they do to attract the best talent for the future?
These, and other, important considerations will be explored at our conference ‘Managing Diversity in the context of employee engagement: How to be curious to get the benefits'.
We have four great keynote speakers for you:
|Stephen Frost||Kevin Bowsher, QPM|
|Principal||Head of Diveristy & Inclusion|
|Frost Included||Network Rail|
|Dr Christina Evans Academic MCIPD||Tom Morrell, MBA, Chartered FCIPD|
|Deputy Director||Chair of the Engage for Success London Region ‘Thought and Action’ Group|
|University of Roehampton London|
Stephen Frost - Principal, Frost Included
Stephen leads Frost Included, an Inclusive Leadership practice.
He served as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for KPMG and continues as a strategic advisor to the firm and its clients. Steve was also Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and established the Stonewall workplace programmes. He teaches at Harvard Business School and Sciences Po and is an advisor to the British government, KPMG, the International Paralympic Committee and several other organisations.
He is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is author of The Inclusion Imperative (Kogan Page, 2014) and Inclusive Talent Management (Kogan Page, forthcoming).
Kevin Bowsher QPM – Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Network Rail
Kevin will develop key issues that are relevant to Network Rail, sharing what it has done to address the challenges of securing and managing a diverse workforce.
Dr Christina Evans Academic MCIPD – Deputy Director, University of Roehampton London, Business School
Christina is Deputy Director of the Business School at UR and co-editor of Re-Tayloring Management: Scientific Management a Century On - and -Engaged With What? Employee Engagement Viewed Through a Different Lens - published as part of the HR 2025 Series, edited by Perry Timms. In this session she will draw on her research on how organisations are supporting and utilising job crafting (a bottom up approach to job design) to enhance work engagement, particularly amongst technical and professional workers. She will explain the different forms that job crafting can take and the benefits for individuals and organizations. Using examples from her own research, conducted whilst writing her books, Christina will engage the audience in a discussion on how job crafting might compliment more top-down approaches to engagement within their own organisations.
Tom Morrell, MBA, Chartered FCIPD – Chair of the Engage for Success London Region ‘Thought and Action’ Group
Tom is Chair of the Engage for Success London Region ‘Thought and Action’ Group, part of the government taskforce focusing on Employee Engagement. Since September 2015 Tom has grown the group from 4 member organisations to over 25, including M&S, McDonalds, the UK Cabinet Office, The Telegraph, and others. He will talk about the Engage for Success movement and explore with delegates how they can apply some of the key enablers for achieving employee engagement in the workplace.
The day will be hosted by Brenda Ennison, Treasurer of the CIPD South West London Branch.
|09:00||Registration and Networking Coffee|
|09:30 - 09:45||Welcome Remarks|
|09:45 - 10:45||Stephen Frost|
|10:45 - 11:15||Networking Coffee Break|
|11:15 - 12:15||Kevin Bowsher QPM|
|12:15 - 13:00||Breakout Session - "Be Curious!"|
|13:00 - 13:45||Networking Lunch|
|13:45 - 14:15||Plenary - "Be Curious!"|
|14:15 - 15:15||Dr Christina Evans|
|15:15 - 15:45||Tom Morrell|
|15:45 - 16:00||Next Steps & Close|
Delegates will have an opportunity before the lunch break to ‘Be Curious!’ We will have a breakout session to explore and share some of the key issues that have arisen from Stephen’s and Kevin’s presentations that are relevant to delegates and their organisations. The aim is that each delegate will take away some new insights that they can apply back in the workplace.
This will be a thought provoking, not to be missed, conference for the senior HR community with plenty of networking opportunities. Tickets are being offered at a complimentary prices and we expect them to be sold quickly, so book soon to avoid disappointment.
This event is aimed at Chartered CIPD members.
Cancellations and Refunds Policy
If you are unable to attend this conference please give us at least 1 week notice (no later than Friday 8 April 2016) and we will be happy to refund 100% of your booking fee or book you on to a subsequent event to the same value. Cancellations received after this time will be non transferable and non refundable.
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