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The Psychology of Whistleblowing

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The Studio

7 Cannon Street

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B2 5EP

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The Birmingham CIPD branch is responsive to current issues facing HR and Learning professionals, and will provide ‘Spotlight’ events in addition to our published programme where we aim to provide insight into current issues when they impact our profession.

Currently the House of Commons itself is under scrutiny for a failure to have proper procedures for whistleblowers, after the resignation of Michael Fallon, and the allegations against a number of MPs. In the recent Hollywood case of Harvey Weinstein, news and drama collided, with serious proposals being made for the company itself to be dissolved. This follows after PR giants Bell Pottinger who were wound up after the scandal over a social media campaign which stoked racial tensions in South Africa. In each case the same questions are raised.
• Why did people fail to speak up?
• Why were those who spoke up not listened to?

It is your responsibility in HR to provide leadership and to set the tone taken by your organisations. To take on that responsibility your toolkit has to include both a broad understanding of the law and a deeper understanding of the psychology of whistleblowing.

This session is aimed at all those who take a leadership or strategic role in their company, and will provide you with the understanding you need to drive forward policy and practice to protect your organisation. After a brief introduction to the law to provide context from legal expert Ian Pettifer, this session will be led by Dr Mike Drayton, who will explore the research in the behavioural and psychological sciences with case studies and video material. This session will be interactive, so come prepared to engage and share your questions.

Guest speakers:

Dr Mike Drayton is a business and clinical psychologist and an expert on workplace relationships. He specialises in helping senior leaders, and leadership teams manage complex, potentially high conflict ‘tipping point’ situations. Mike’s clients include: Sony, Cathay Pacific Airways, Zurich International School, the Cabinet Office and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Mike was educated at LSE, the University of Birmingham and the University of Oxford (Saïd Business School).

Ian Pettifer is a solicitor with more than 20 years of experience, advising on all areas of employment law, and regularly appearing in Employment Tribunals, and even in the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has been the head of department at a series of leading firms, and is now developing the Birmingham office of Davies and Partners Solicitors. Ian is also a Chartered MCIPD, and is the treasurer of the Birmingham branch.

Registration and Refreshments

Please arrive at 18:00 for registration and refreshments. The session will begin at 18:30 and will run until 20:30.

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Where is the venue located and is car parking available?

Please see The Studio website for directions and further details

What is the refund policy?

Places can be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that any non-member delegate fee of £15 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.

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