Agenda

Thanks for checking out this years agenda, which is constantly being updated with new speakers and sessions.
 
Each day will have 2 ‘channels’ which will run concurrently called ‘Adapt’ and ‘Thrive’, which will be hosted by our facilitators. These will be accessible via the links that you’ll receive closer to the days of the conference.
 
All times are in GMT
Day One 16 Nov 2020
08:55 am - 09:10 am

Welcome

Channel Adapt

09:10 am - 09:45 am

Psychology of Change

Channel Adapt

09:50 am - 10:20 am

Driving performance and realising your organisations capability

Channel Thrive

10:25 am - 10:55 am

Workplace Psychology: In conversation with:

Channel Adapt

10:25 am - 10:55 am

What does Effective really look like?

Channel Thrive

10:55 am - 11:05 am

Break

11:05 am - 11:50 am

The O2 Journey: Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Channel Adapt

11:55 am - 12:25 pm

Resilient Teams Start with Empowering Leaders

Channel Adapt

For many years, our teams have been pressured to move with speed. However, in the post-COVID workplace, the need for resilience takes centre stage. Today’s decisions may need to be re-made tomorrow, and our teams must be prepared to recover when they face a setback or pivot. In our dynamic 30-minute session, Summer Salomonsen, head of Cornerstone Studios, and Liggy Webb, award-winning author and expert on human resilience and behavioural agility, will share strategies for managers and organisations to take a human-centric approach to resilience and agility. During this session, we’ll explore and debunk some of the myths and flawed thinking that is common among organisations facing times of radical change.  Plus, we’ll discover how the mindfit framework can help you boost the strength of your teams, as well as ways you can meet your managers where they are with new nanocoaching content. 

11:55 am - 12:25 pm

Leading from home: will extensive remote working facilitate or frustrate women's workplace advancement

Channel Thrive

With the new model of work providing greater opportunities than ever for home working, what will the impact of this be on women's employment. Will home working become the new 'women's work' with all the negatives that can come with that as was the case with part-time work? Given the choice will more women choose jobs that allow them to work at home with men opting to be present in the office (and thus more visible for opportunities)? Or will men's recent experiences around their children mean that they do start to take more responsibility for childrearing and/or decide that they don't want to be full-time in the office.

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

HR in the moment: How to lead with HR agility to empower business resilience

Channel Adapt

Just 29% of HR leaders said they were organized around speed, agility and adaptability according to Sage People’s research – and that was before the pandemic. In reality, it means that less than one in three organizations were prepared to respond and adapt when COVID-19 hit. So how can HR and People teams pivot their strategy to the evolving HR agenda and, in turn, be increasingly responsive and resilient? Join the session with Paul Burrin, VP Product at Sage People, to find out: - Key data on exactly how the world of work has changed – and how organiations have responded - The biggest HR challenges organisations now face - How applying agile principles to HR can improve business outcomes and performance - Next steps HR and People teams can take to become more agile and resilient to change.

12:30 pm - 01:00 pm

How to ensure diversity and inclusion is evident in your hiring processes

Channel Thrive

Nearly 90% of HR leaders said they feel their organization has been ineffective or flat at increasing diversity representation, a Gartner report found. The same April survey of heads of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) found that 69% are prioritizing advancing underrepresented talent. The report found that HR and DEI leaders must address the systemic bias embedded in their systems, processes, and stakeholders to truly increase the diversity of workforces. In this webinar, Oleeo explores how this can be done right from the beginning of the hiring process. Key themes explored will include: ● The importance of using brand content at every stage in the journey to be inclusive, engaging, and relevant to the unique questions diverse candidates have ● How to understand where your message is resonating and configure workflows that deliver inclusive, role-specific content at any stage in the candidate journey ● Pointers on how to ensure debiased job postings using technology ● Harnessing events to attract more diverse candidates ● Applying blind recruiting and AI-driven scoring to rank candidates based on their skills and competences alone ● Learning from data insights to know where DEI candidates are dropping out historically and planning improvements to help improve your next hiring cycle.

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Break

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm

The Future of Talent: Aligning Hiring at Scale with Executive Search

Channel Adapt

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm

Reaching the Pivot Point for Transformation

Channel Thrive

02:20 pm - 03:10 pm

Elevating Talent Acquisition from Transactional to Value Creating

Channel Adapt

02:20 pm - 03:10 pm

Strategic Foresighting of Technology

Channel Thrive

03:10 pm - 03:40 pm

The Green Recovery - Our Purpose as an Organisation

Channel Thrive

03:40 pm - 03:50 pm

Break

03:50 pm - 04:25 pm

What makes a leader want to be a leader?

Channel Thrive

04:25 pm - 05:00 pm

Human Resources Changes the World: How and Why HR and HR Directors Should Step-Up as Leaders in the 21st Century

Channel Adapt

04:25 pm - 05:00 pm

Remote Management: Building a New Manager Fundament

Channel Thrive

05:00 pm - 05:05 pm

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Day Two 17 Nov 2020
08:55 am - 09:00 am

Welcome

Channel Adapt

09:00 am - 09:40 am

Opportunities from a Crisis

Channel Adapt

Join Tom for a fascinating session and insightful conversation around Standard Chartered and their human crisis response. The session will look at the practicalities of keeping a Global Organisation and its people going through a thoughtful response with special focus on Employee Experience as a thought process, leadership and upskilling and the future role of the hybrid organisation.

10:20 am - 10:50 am

Accelerating your leadership development and making it stick

Channel Adapt

10:20 am - 10:50 am

Leading HR: How do you do it when you don’t know the answer?

Channel Thrive

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Break

11:10 am - 11:40 am

The Neuroscience of Change: Making sure your Digital Transformation Sticks

Channel Adapt

This fascinating session will be an open and exploratory conversation with Daniel and an Executive HR leader from one of the largest global organisations. The conversation will play hand to the evolving role of readership, where the role of the People function currently sits and its omnipresent future and how best to address the skills shortage that is no longer coming, it's here.

11:10 am - 11:40 am

The Impact of Technology on Talent Acquisition

Channel Thrive

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Moments of Change Should not just be Moments

Channel Adapt

All of our lives are full of moments, moments of change that we learn from day after day. 2020 has proved to be no exception. To enable long-lasting learnings, we need to learn from the moments that matter and go beyond what is most commonly done to secure employee engagement, loyalty and productivity. All organisations are on a journey of change due to external influences and as business leaders, we need to draw out those moments and understand where we need to focus our attention to genuinely establish cultures in which our people thrive and perform at their best. Within this session, Yetunde will align her recent book ‘Beyond Engagement’ with the ethos around there always will be winners and losers in every situation but if you focus on the small things that could truly make a difference, the ‘moments’ will become less of a moment and more of a journey and the very results we crave will become more easily within reach.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Data Driven People Insights

Channel Thrive

12:15 pm - 12:35 pm

Break

12:40 pm - 01:20 pm

Shaking the Foundations of the Talent Ecosystem

Channel Adapt

For decades, the Talent Ecosystem which drives the global economy has faced disruption from five powerful forces: Technology & Automation; Demographic Change; Social Justice & Diversity; Environment & Sustainability; and the Physical & Mental Wellbeing of employees. At different times, each has driven fundamental change in the way organisations are structured and led – and in the skills and working practices employees need to acquire. Today, however, these five disruptors are acting simultaneously to create forces which are shaking the foundations of the global Talent Ecosystem like never before. In this session, David Fairhurst and Andy Parsley will explore the impact this interaction will have on the future workplace – and outline the ways in which progressive organisations are currently developing the leadership capabilities and people practices they will need to seize the opportunities created by these seismic changes.

01:25 pm - 01:55 pm

Where and How to Build Innovation

Channel Thrive

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Helping People Back to Employment

Channel Adapt

The pandemic has affected the way people and organisations operate in a variety of ways but one of the largest impacts has been on the levels of unemployment. Our expert panel will engage in ideas on how to help people get new roles and return to employment. How can organisations give support to the unemployment challenges that are being faced across the world? How can we give help to candidates?

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Future Skills

Channel Thrive

02:50 pm - 03:25 pm

SWP 2.0 with the Imagine Collaborative Community

Channel Thrive

Many organisations face a large volume of change and complexity at an unprecedented pace. How do you manage this to be successful and meet all the dynamically changing priorities? Join us to listen and learn from a variety of Talent leaders in different organisations who came together to openly collaborate in the Imagine Community to build Strategic Workforce Planning 2.0 – a tool to deliver the fluidity and agility needed to future proof your workforce and organisation”. This session is introduced by Sue Brooks (CEO at IMAGINE), facilitated by Julie Smith (People Change Manager) and consist of panellists; Vivienne Meredith (Head of HR at Anglo American), Nick Kemsley (Owner/Director at N Kemsley Consulting), Martin Thomas (Head of Total Workforce Strategy at Philips) and Ben Murphy-Ryan (Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition at Arm).

04:05 pm - 04:10 pm

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