Stream one | Leadership, Business Management and Organisation Development

Good leadership, positive behaviours and the ability to drive people and organisations through change and disruption are key to enable the long-term growth of our businesses and the economy as a whole. How do we enhance our leadership skills, or business management and organisation development practices to drive the growth of our organisations?

Day One | Stream One
10th June 2020
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Olympia London

Building good businesses – developing resilient workforces to thrive in uncertainty

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Simon_Anholt
Professor Simon Anholt
Founder, The Good Country Index and Independent Policy Advisor

The opening keynote will explore the most recent global macroeconomic and macro-political trends, their implications for businesses and how focusing on good work will enable organisations and their employees build resilience and succeed.

Leading good work in practice – translating the theory to proactively drive business growth

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Andy Briggs
Andy Briggs
Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Group
Helena Morrissey
Dame Helena Morrissey
CEO of Newton Investment Management, a founder of the 30% Club
Simon_Anholt
Professor Simon Anholt
Founder, The Good Country Index and Independent Policy Advisor

• Identifying what good work and good people practices look like and the skills we need to develop to embed it within our organisations
• Focusing on job quality, fairness and long-term skills development to drive business growth and societal well-being
• Increasing organisational productivity and output while driving brand reputation, employee and customer loyalty

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the festival floor

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Olympia London

Business leadership in an age of disruption - how to lead and thrive in turbulent times

Helena Morrissey
Dame Helena Morrissey
CEO of Newton Investment Management, a founder of the 30% Club

• Why and how the skills needed to be an effective business leader are changing
• Adopting the qualities to lead colleagues and inspire confidence from stakeholders
• Maintaining and/or improving consistent corporate culture to avoid cynicism from colleagues, media and shareholders

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Olympia London

Lunch

What business leaders need from people leaders - developing a successful people and business partnership

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

• Creating high-performing organisational ecosystems, increasing communication and breaking down silos
• Developing a sound people and talent strategy aligned to the company growth plans and financial objectives
• Driving cultural change and supporting agile business models to ensure the long-term success
of the organisation

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Olympia London

Explore the festival floor

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia London

Productivity through collaboration – enabling leadership from every level of the organisation

Kerry Smith
Kerry Smith
Executive Director of People and Organisational Development, British Heart Foundation
Chris Oakes
Director of HR and OD, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Moulinos
Director of Change Delivery, Marie Curie
Robert Nitsch
Robert Nitsch
Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Apprenticeships

• Learning from less hierarchical organisation structures to enable your people to take ownership of business growth
• Cascading leadership responsibility and encouraging your people to display leadership behaviours at every level
• Championing more agile and collaborative ways of working to increase creativity and drive innovation from within

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Olympia London

The learning organisation – creating a culture of self-directed learning to drive adaptability and innovation

John Amaechi OBE
Organisational Psychologist, Director of the UK’s largest NHS Trust, and former NBA Player

Taking inspiration from the good and bad lessons learnt from real organisations, this keynote will focus on why an agile learning culture is essential for business survival and how we can facilitate a culture of learning that will create an effective knowledge-transfer ecosystem, inspire people to take ownership of their own learning and become more agile and creative.

Day Two | Stream One
11th June 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Olympia London

Humans versus automation? Upskilling people to succeed in an AI-driven world

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Hannah Fry
Dr Hannah Fry
Associate Professor Mathematics of Cities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

So how do we embrace AI and automation as an opportunity? How do we empower and upskill people to recognise its benefits? This keynote will explore the practical impact of automation on the world of work, and how we can harmoniously integrate people and technology in the workplace.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore the festival floor

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia London

Leading growth and change – developing yourself as an agile leader to drive business transformation

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

• Enhancing your ability to effectively engage people through business change, mergers and acquisitions
• Inspiring trust and loyalty by positioning yourself as a compassionate and emotionally
intelligent leader
• Driving flexibility and cultural change while balancing fairness and transparency with business needs

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Olympia London

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Olympia London

The ethical and inclusive leader – nurturing diverse and sustainable businesses to gain competitive advantage

Charandeep Singh
Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce
Edward Houghton
Head of Research and Thought Leadership, CIPD
Elizabeth Raffle Lloyds
Elizabeth Raffle
Head of Finance, Legal and Strategy Community, Lloyds Banking Group

• Driving environmental sustainability and inclusive cultures to drive people engagement and customer loyalty
• Developing awareness and focus on diversity and environmental issues while championing positive attitudes and behaviours
• Defining a value-based and inclusive organisation to increase employee and customer retention while enhancing your brand

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Olympia London

Explore the festival floor

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Olympia London

To gig or not to gig – embracing flexible and productive ways of working to succeed in the new ‘gig economy’

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

• Adapting your business model to gig working to drive the long-term growth of your business
• Increasing productivity by considering the implications of more flexible ways of working and
shorter working weeks
• Ensuring fair treatment and gig workers and external collaborators to drive engagement and increase output

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia London

The power of inclusion - overcoming the barriers of a world designed for men

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

This keynote will explore how organisations can successfully re-design jobs and workplaces to welcome and better cater for all diversity – to create a clear and contagious organisational culture and ensure that we make the most of all our talent while building a better society.