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The CIPD Festival of Work - updated 27 March 2020

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CIPD Festival of Work programme

Wednesday 10 June 2020

Book your conference ticket today and gain full festival access. You can select one of six pre-planned content streams that highlights what’s most relevant to you across the two days, or you can create a bespoke experience by choosing your own way through a broader range of offerings, including tech and innovation, leadership, and resourcing now for a future we don’t yet know.

Alternatively, you can register for free to visit the festival floor only.

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Refine this year’s conference programme to suit your area of expertise with our filtered session pages. Hone in on the topics that are most pertinent to you by selecting any one of the six core content streams below and start mapping your festival experience today.

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Day one

09:30-10:15

Opening keynote

Prof Simon Anholt, Founder of the The Good Country Index and Independent Policy Advisor
Chaired by Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

10:15-11:00

Opening panel discussion

Andy Briggs, Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Group
Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management & Founder of the 30% Club
Prof Simon Anholt, Founder of the The Good Country Index & Independent Policy Advisor
Christina Marriott, CEO, Royal Society for Public Health
Chaired by Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL FLOOR

11:30-12:30

Leadership, Business Management
and Organisation Development
Expert Masterclass

Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management & Founder of the 30% Club
Chaired by David D’Souza, Membership Director, CIPD

People Management, Engagement and Reward Interactive Panel Discussion

Lord Gus O’Donnell, Chairman, Frontier Economics
David Halpern, CEO, Behavioural InsightsTeam
Prof Dame Carol Black, Chair of the British Library and Centre for Ageing Better
Prof Sir Cary Cooper CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Chaired by Jenny Roper, Editor, People Management

Resourcing, Talent Management
and Future Skills
Practical Case Studies

David Shontz, Head of Workforce Analytics and Organisation Management, Nokia
Catherine Ward, Global People Director, British Council
Rebecca Caldeira De Almeida, Strategic Workforce Planning Lead, Lloyds Banking Group
Justine Thompson, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning and Workforce Analytics, Lloyds Banking Group
Chaired by Ally Weeks, Commercial Learning Consultant, CIPD

Workplace Technology and Innovation
Interactive Panel Discussion

Steve Scott, Managing Director, Global Head of Workforce Management and Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank
Charlotte Jackson, Group Head of Resourcing & Selection, Ministry of Justice
Jessica Hosking, HR Data and Insights Specialist, Financial Times
Chaired by Edward Houghton, Head of Research and Thought Leadership, CIPD

Leadership, Business Management and Organisation Development
Expert Masterclass

Jeremy Snape, Founder and Director, Sporting Edge
Chaired by Lizzie Crowley, Senior Skills Policy Advisor, CIPD

Learning Design and Delivery
World Cafe

Kath Howard, Head of Human Resources, Samaritans
Dipesh Mistry, L&D Manager, My Home Move
Sarah Ratcliff, L&D Partner, Ann Summers
Sian Prigg, Senior Learning Consultant at Opel Vauxhall Finance
Chaired by David Hayden, L&D Consultant, CIPD

LUNCH

13:30-14:30

Leadership, Business Management
and Organisation Development
Interactive Panel Discussion

Paul Farmer, CEO, Mind
Wendy Warham, VP Hybrid Infrastructure Services and Networks and Telecoms, Fujitsu Services
Lea Patterson, Executive Director HR, Bank of England
Julie Welch, Chief People Officer, Carey Group Plc
Chris Lewis, Co-author ‘The Leadership Lab’
Chaired by Katie Jacobs, Senior Stakeholder Lead, CIPD

People Management, Engagement and Reward Expert Masterclass

Helen Starkey, Head of Strategic HR, Crown Prosecution Service (Winner at the CIPD People Management Awards)
Samantha West, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities
Chaired by Winston Ben Clements, Specialist and Advisor on Inclusion & Culture

Resourcing, Talent Management
and Future Skills
Ignites and Discussion

Jo MacPhail, HR Director, West Midlands Trains
Adam Harwood, Head of L&D, D&D
Daniel Taylor, Learning and Skills Development Manager, National Lottery Heritage Fund
Kate Ross, L&D Leader, UK Early Professionals Programmes, IMB
Chaired by Claire McCartney, Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion, CIPD

Workplace Technology and Innovation
World Cafe

Neil Perkin, Author of ‘Agile Transformation: Structures, Processes and Mindsets for the Digital Age’
Chaired by Sarah Corney, Head of Digital Experience, CIPD

Learning and Development Strategy
Ignites and Discussion

Joyce Dodd, Director of Learning and Development, Publicis Group
Gail Hatfield, People and Resources Director, Energy Systems Catapult
Nick Coley, Head of Learning and Development, Evans Cycle
Liam Burditt, Group Head of Learning and Development, Greene King
Antony Smith, Head of Learning, Culture and Development, Brighterkind (Winner of CIPD People Management Awards)
Lorna Murphy, National Training Manager, Brighterkind
Chaired by Mel Green, Research Adviser, CIPD

Learning Design and Delivery
Practical Case Studies

Sean Penistone, Leadership, Learning and Talent Director, BT
Grace Padonou Addy, Head of Learning and Organisational Development, Croydon Council
Chaired by Brad Taylor, Director of People, Organisation and Workplace, CIPD

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL FLOOR

15:00-16:00

Leadership, Business Management
and Organisation Development
Practical Case Studies

Helen Moulinos, Director of Change Delivery, Marie Curie
Robert Nitsch, Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Apprenticeships
Chris Oakes, Executive Director of HR and OD, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Chaired by Ksenia Zheltoukhova, Director of Research Operations, Nesta

People Management, Engagement and Reward Ignites and Discussion

Ian Hodson, Head of Rewards and Benefits, University of Lincoln 
Emre Kucukkayikci, Global Head of Reward, The Body Shop
Chaired by Giorgia Gamba Quilliam, Digital Learning Portfolio Manager, CIPD

Resourcing, Talent Management
and Future Skills
Expert Masterclass

Somi Arian, Multi-award Winning Filmmaker, Tech Philosopher & Entrepreneur
Winston Ben Clements, Specialist and Advisor on Inclusion & Culture
Chaired by Jonny Gifford, Senior Research Adviser, CIPD

Workplace Technology and Innovation
Interactive Panel Discussion

Ian Bradbury, Chief Technology Officer – Financial Services, Fujitsu
Duncan Steel, Chief Technology Officer, Sellafield Ltd
Kerri-Ann O’Neill, People and Transformation Director, Ofcom
Yvonne Cooke, Head of HR, Police Service of Northern Ireland
Chaired by Megan-Marie Butler, Senior Research Advisor and Consultant, Augmented HR: PhD candidate Leeds University Business School

Learning and Development Strategy
World Cafe

Simon Ashton, Head of Learning & Development, Phoenix Leaders
David Frost, Group Organisational Development Director, Total Produce
Chaired by Stuart Haden, Programme Manager, CIPD

Learning Design and Delivery
Interactive Panel Discussion

Michaela Crawford, Instructional Designer and Learning Technologies Lead, Domino’s Pizza 
Benjamin Murray,  Business Partner Learning Technologies, NHS
Tim Drewitt, former Learning Partner, Quantum, Aviva
Gemma Patterson, Head of Development Experiences and Innovation, Legal & General
Chaired by Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning, CIPD

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL FLOOR

16:30-17:00

Closing keynote

John Amaechi OBE, Organisational Psychologist, Director of the UK’s largest NHS Trust