SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOPS A1 A2 A3 & A4
Delegate-choice from four 40-minute symposium/workshop sessions
A1: How to create an effective wellbeing strategy
Starting with your ‘wellbeing why’ is fundamental to creating an effective wellbeing programme. For some, defining a strategy is an afterthought and for others, an overwhelming task. Regardless of what stage you are at, your wellbeing strategy can always improve. This workshop will enable you to learn: - what an effective wellbeing strategy looks like; - how to ensure your strategy meets the needs of your people; - why leadership support is paramount; and - what can be done to maintain & improve it over time.
Rachel Arkle - Director: Yoke
Alvin Ashford-Quaye MBA - Representative: Investors In People
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Yoke, in partnership with Investors In People
A2: The role of the line manager in supporting employee wellbeing
Research tells us the biggest impact on the wellbeing of employees is their line manager. But as organisations put wellbeing programmes and strategies in place, insufficient attention has been paid to the key role of line managers in facilitating their success. This session will examine how line manager behaviours can affect the wellbeing of their teams, for good and for bad. It also considers their role in relation to existing organisational wellbeing programmes and it looks at how managers can protect their own wellbeing as they seek to build and maintain the wellbeing of their teams..
Paul Barrett - Head of Wellbeing: Bank Workers’ Charity
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Bank Workers’ Charity
A3: Innovation in Stress Management
Each year, one in four people will face mental health challenges, much of which is caused by occupational stress. Technology has a key role in helping company’s deliver stress management and employee mental wellbeing programmes at-scale and with measurable results. Learn how companies are using devices and Apps to provide their employees with scientifically validated tools to help them improve their mental resilience and ability to manage stress. Best practice for mental wellbeing programmes and some of the potential challenges technology can pose.
Marie Clarke - Head of Marketing: Galvanic
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Galvanic / pip
A4: The Responsible Employer: Comprehensive lifestyle & wellbeing services
The aim of the workshop is to inform employers, HR Directors and Managers in particular the opportunities which currently exist in the world of healthcare. Employers have a huge responsibility both morally and legally to ensure that their staff are encouraged to look after their overall health and wellbeing, this predominately requires lifestyle changes. This is a sensitive requirement for any employer to fulfil but if done properly, the rewards are endless. Having motivated well, highly appreciated staff can only benefit all parties. The secret is to deliver this commodity affordably and with compassion. This workshop will hopefully assist in this process and at least will give examples of how and where these services can be obtained from.
Mike Parker - Chairman: Smart Clinics
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Smart Clinics
SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOPS B1 B2 B3 & B4
Delegate-choice from four 40-minute symposium/workshop sessions
B1: Workplace Humidity & its Positive Impact on Employee Comfort & Wellbeing
In every workplace, excessively dry air is ideal for a variety of microorganisms that can lead to respiratory problems, infections, colds and sore throats for your employees. An integral cog in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) of buildings, relative humidity can dramatically affect the thermal comfort of occupants by impacting the air conditioning levels, as well as improving the economy of the building itself. Learn how superior IAQ means better occupant wellbeing, resulting in less employee discomfort and absenteeism, and how installing a humidification system can help employers save money on employee duty of care, in the long term.
Andie Chessun - Air Humidity Group Chair: HEVAC / UK National Sales Manager: Hygromatik
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Hygromatik
B2: The importance of organisational culture to employee wellbeing
The right culture is critical to every organisation and a high trust, high engaging culture will in itself engender employees’ wellbeing. Organisations where the culture is poor are more likely to suffer lower levels of employee wellbeing. So whilst wellbeing programmes are important, they will be less effective if the organisation’s culture is poor. We look at what creates a great culture and what organisations can do to build and maintain employees’ wellbeing at all levels. Co-presenting the workshop is Salesforce, who will share how they build their award-wining workplace culture and their approach to safeguarding their employees’ wellbeing.
Dr Petrina Carmody PhD CPsychol - Associate Consultant: Great Place to Work®
Sally Sourbron - UK HR Director: Salesforce
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Great Place to Work®
B3: Workplace wellbeing: Nutritionally led, chef inspired intelligent eating
Artizian focuses on intelligent eating in the workplace to help our customers achieve mental, physical and emotional resilience. The companies we work with enable us to provide opportunities for their employees to be educated, informed and inspired to eat well, whilst at work. Google’s top searches are from mobile users wanting to know more about functional food and how it can benefit them and address issues such as energy levels, stress or anxiety. Our role is to help through providing nutritionally-balanced options in the workplace, so companies can demonstrate a genuine competitive advantage. Join this workshop to learn more about Artizian’s award-winning approach to intelligent eating in the workplace and wellbeing, that’s informed by evidence-based nutrition science. We’ll show you how creating a wellbeing strategy that includes nutrition know-how can be easily and cost-effectively implemented.
Catherine Attfield - Manager of Nutrition and Wellbeing: Artizian
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Artizian
B4: Women at Work: Enabling & retaining women through life stages & changes
Do career paths and life stages clash or co-exist for the women in your workplace? This workshop provides inspiring real world examples of what works in enabling and retaining women through life stages. It will examine the challenges, and the opportunities, women may face in the workplace though life changes including maternity, ongoing motherhood, menopause and caring for elderly parents, among others. Discover the three key areas of focus for success through life changes, for women and for men, with tips that you can easily implement.
Jennifer Liston-Smith - Head of Coaching & Consultancy: My Family Care
Symposium/Workshop delivered by My Family Care
SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOPS C1 C2
Delegate-choice from two 40-minute symposium/workshop sessions
C1: How to help your people cope with stress and avoid burn out
Too stressed at work? Dr. George presents an interactive session giving you, as leaders and managers, an insight into key wellbeing areas such as coping, resilience, burnout and the biological, behavioural and organisational consequences of failure to cope with stress at work. He presents a new model of resilience, and shares helpful hints and tips on how to help your people better manage workplace demands for better performance, health, organisational and personal outcomes. He demonstrates how you can predict, track and address stress and burnout, with a full health and wellbeing audit and subsequent interventions in your organisation.
Dr George Margrove - Head of Consultancy: People Insight
Symposium/Workshop delivered by People Insight
C2: Gathering the evidence to build your business case and evaluate ROI (Walbrook Room)
This workshop is all about the evidence; what you can do to make sure your programme aligns with employee and business needs. We will also examine how to show ROI and introduce HealthHive™, our new interactive reporting system.
Dr Bridget Juniper PhD - Director: Work and Well-Being Ltd
Symposium/Workshop delivered by Work and Well-Being Ltd