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The CIPD Festival of Work - updated 27 March 2020

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CIPD Festival of Work programme

Thursday 11 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.

Filter by stream

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.

Day two

09:30-10:30

Opening keynote

Dr Hannah Fry, Associate Professor Mathematics of Cities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

Chaired by Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL FLOOR

11:00-12:00

Leadership, Business Management
and Organisation Development
Expert Masterclass

Matthew Syed, Writer, Broadcaster and Thought Leader
Chaired by Jenny Roper, Editor, People Management

People Management, Engagement and Reward World Cafe

Nick Davison, Head of Health Services, Leisure Benefits and Hotels, John Lewis Partnership
Susannah Clements, Group HR Director, Anglian Water Group
Louise Aston, Well-being Campaign Director, Business in the Community
Dr Shaun Davis, Global Director Compliance & Sustainability, Royal Mail Group
Chaired by Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser Employment Relations, CIPD

Resourcing, Talent Management
and Future Skills
Ignites and Discussion

James Saville, HR Director, University of Edinburgh
Dawn Moore, Group People Director, The Murphy Group
Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
Becky Coleman, Senior HR Business Partner, Ferrero
Chaired by Shakil Butt, Honorary Treasurer, CIPD

Workplace Technology and Innovation
Practical Case Studies

Will Chaney, Team Manager, Essex Social Care Academy, Essex County Council
Nik McKiernan, Learning Development Programme Manager, Severn Trent
Chaired by Megan-Marie Butler, Senior Research Advisor; data, technology and AI, CIPD 

Learning and Development Strategy
Expert Masterclass

Joydeep Bhattacharya, Professor of Psychology and Director of Research, Department of Psychology, Goldsmith University of London
Elena Antonacopoulou, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, University of Liverpool
Chaired by Jessica Barclays, Head of HR, Haymarket Media Group

Learning Design and Delivery
Practical Case Studies

Robert Stewart, Learning and Development Adviser, Digital Learning Team, Scottish Social Services Council
Chaired by Rebecca Peters, Research Adviser, CIPD

LUNCH

13:00-14:00

Leadership, Business Management
and Organisation Development
Practical Case Studies

Alison Lowe, Chief Executive, Touchstone Support
Charandeep Singh
, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Chaired by Edward Houghton, Head of Research and Thought Leadership, CIPD

People Management, Engagement and Reward Ignites and Discussion

Camilla Bellamy, Deputy Director of HR, Public Health England
Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research and Development, Institute for Employment Studies
Francisca Burtenshaw, Senior Director HR Western Europe and Nordic Region, Prahs
Alice ter Haar, People Strategy and Development, Deliveroo
Chaired by Daphne Doody-Green, Head of Northern England, CIPD

Resourcing, Talent Management
and Future Skills
Interactive Panel Discussion

Jon Dawson, HR Director, Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Jane Graham, Head of Resourcing at Taunton and Somerset, NHS Foundation
Yetunde Oladipo, Recruitment Business Partner, DWP
Scott Young, HR Director, RedEye
Chaired by Lee Ann Panglea, Head of Scotland and Northern Ireland, CIPD

Workplace Technology and Innovation
Expert Masterclass

Neil Milliken, Global Head of Accessibility, Atos & Chair of Diversity and Inclusion and Advisory Board, The Institute of Coding
Chaired by Mel Green, Research Advisor, CIPD

Learning and Development Strategy
Practical Case Studies

David Harding, Head of Learning and Development, Steer
Yvonne Garricks, Head of Talent Development (UK and Middle East), Dentons
Chaired by Mary Connaughton, Director, CIPD Ireland

Learning Design and Delivery
Ignites and Discussion

Sarah McGowan, Learning and Development Manager, eShopWorld
Andrew Collingwood, Head of Academies, Diageo
Andy Gallagher, Digital Learning Lead, Appreciate Group
Emma Brown, Head of Digital Learning and OD, Places for People
Chaired by Steve George, HR Content Manager, CIPD

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL FLOOR

14:30-15:30

Leadership, Business Management
and Organisation Development
Interactive Panel Discussion

John Nurthen, Executive Director Global Research, Staffing Industry Analysts
Dr Rochelle Haynes, Senior Lecturer, University of the West England
Chaired by Jonny Gifford, Senior Research Adviser, CIPD

People Management, Engagement and Reward Practical Case Studies

Kerry Smith, HR Director, British Heart Foundation
Laggi Diamandi, Head of L&D, Foster and Partners
Chaired by Chris Moriarty, Director of Insight and Engagement, IWFM

Resourcing, Talent Management
and Future Skills
World Cafe

Sonia Khera, Former Head of People and Community, Tonik Energy
Peri Thomas, Head of HR, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Chaired by Ally Weeks, Commercial Learning Consultant

Workplace Technology and Innovation
Interactive Panel Discussion

Melissa Kantor, VP of People Analytics and Insights, The LEGO Group 
Jo-Ann Moran, Diversity and Inclusion, Engagement and Comms Lead, Civil Service UK
Professor Ilke Inceoglu, Professor of Organisational Behaviour and HR Management, University of Exeter Business School
Anne Pearce, Vice President HR, Shell
Chaired by David D’Souza, Membership Director, CIPD

Learning and Development Strategy
Practical Case Studies

Paul Aldrich, Global Head of People and Performance, Pemberton Asset Management
Geraldine Cunningham, Associate Director of Culture Change, Barts Health NHS Trust (Winner of CIPD People Management Award 2019)
Michele White, Principal Consultant, AOD
Chaired by David Hayden, L&D Consultant, CIPD

Learning Design and Delivery
Expert Masterclass

Carlo Beschi, Enterprise Agile Coach, ASOS
Chaired by Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning, CIPD

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL FLOOR

16:00-17:00

Closing keynote

Caroline Criado-Perez OBE, British Feminist, Activist and Journalist
Chaired by Mary Connaughton, Director, CIPD Ireland