Visit the CIPD stand for expert-led presentations across a range of fascinating topics

Join our experts on the CIPD stand (D80) where we will be presenting 20-minute presentations covering topics from Brexit, to flexible working, and all the way through to the future of the profession.

All of our free to attend, expert-led presentations will be running across both days of the festival. Please arrive early to secure your seat.

10:00 – 10:20

Shades of Grey: the four zones of engagement

Learn how to improve performance in teams and organisations by overcoming barriers to engagement. Find out how to create a workplace climate where people choose to give their very best and improve your organisational outcomes.

10:30 – 10:50

Taking action to build inclusive workplaces

Pay gap reporting has shone a light on inequality at work and is provoking organisations to take action. Hear the latest evidence on how you can build inclusive workplaces to attract and retain diverse talent and future-proof your business.

11:00 – 11:20

Menopause, menopause, menopause!

Women over the age of 50 are the fastest growing segment of the UK’s workforce and many will go through the menopause during their working life. Find out how managers, employers and HR teams can improve working conditions, support women through this transition and break the taboo.

11:30 – 11:50

Keep calm and carry on through Brexit

Expecting the unexpected is what businesses must do in times of uncertainty. Learn how to weigh and manage people risk to maintain business continuity through Brexit or other critical events. Find out what the essential steps in workforce planning are, to ensure you have the people you need to deliver on your objectives.

12:00 – 12:20

Find out how CIPD qualifications can support your professional development

Meet our qualifications expert and find out how a CIPD qualification can help you develop the knowledge and skills employers are looking for. Increase your career prospects and earning potential with flexibility in the level, breadth and mode of study to suit you.

12:30 – 12:50

Future roles for L&D functions

The future of L&D teams. What do they look like and how can you prepare for them? Get a glimpse into the future and find out what new professional L&D roles are on the horizon. Find out what this means for the structure and development of L&D teams moving forward.

13:00 – 13:20

The key to workplace productivity and business growth… people management skills!

Your people are the most important part of your business but managing them well can be difficult and challenging. Take away top tips, tools and resources to run your business more effectively, mastering the essentials in just a few steps. Perfect for those in SMEs.

13:30 – 13:50

If only you could turn back time… you can with flexible working

With flexible working on the rise, businesses are benefiting from resources better matched with demand, improved job satisfaction and savings on office space. Get practical tips on implementation, implications and how to make the business case.

14:00 -14:20

Profession for the Future – What does it mean for you?

Profession for the Future is the CIPD vision for our evolving profession, complete with practical ways for people professionals to make a greater impact and thrive through change. Whether you are in L&D, OD, HR or just want to be a better people manager, come and find out what it means for you.

14:30 – 14:50

Take action, make change. Good work starts with you.

Find out how you can use your professional skills and knowledge to support your community, raise your profile and provide future talent with insight and access to fulfilling work. Learn how business and people professionals are taking action to drive social change and the good work agenda.

15:00 – 15:20

Employment law resources at your fingertips with CIPD HR-inform

CIPD HR‐inform is the essential companion for busy HR professionals. Online, simple to use and packed with helpful employment law and HR resources. See first-hand how you can navigate daily hurdles with document templates, HR calculators, salary reviews and ‘how-to’ checklists.

15:30 – 15:50

Making the most of your local networks

For CIPD members and non-members! Join us to find out how our local branches can help you learn, debate and connect with like-minded professionals in your area. CIPD branches create communities to share learning and support you through a wide range of activities such as career clinics, mentoring, networking events and more.