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Changing the DNA of your organisation

How can business leaders and senior HR professionals collaborate in the redesigning of how organisations are governed and led? What does a responsible business culture of the future look like, and how do we get there?

All times given are in BST.

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Day one
15th June 2021
Day two
16th June 2021
Day three
17th June 2021
9:00 am - 9:30 am

CIPD opening - setting the scene for the new era of good work

Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
9:45 am - 10:30 am

Responsible business - what's its new meaning in practice?

Alex Edmans
Professor of Finance; Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG), London Business School

- how the purpose of business is evolving in light of current global challenges
- ensuring considerations of social and environmental impact are balanced against those of financial gain
- overcoming the real-life trade-offs and dilemmas that hold many companies back

10:45 am - 11:30 am

The end of command and control? – What does a high quality working culture look like?

Lars Schmidt
Author of "Redefining HR: Transforming People Teams to Drive Business Performance"

- can hierarchy exist in the digital workplace?
- assessing the pros and cons of new collaborative organisational models
- what can traditional organisations do to become more future-ready?

11:45 am - 12:40 pm

Being part of the next generation of revolutionising leaders - how to steer with a global impact

Allyson Stewart-Allen
Allyson Stewart-Allen
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Author of Working with Americans

- why leaders need corporate diplomacy skills now in the 'new normal'
- the costs of ignorance: examples of leaders losing international influence
- how to build global mindsets in your leaders and wider organisation

11:45 am - 12:40 pm

Agility and adaptability – nurturing the leaders of our future

David Villa-Clarke BEM, MBA
CEO, Aleto Foundation

- What qualities will the next generation of revolutionising leaders have?
- What businesses, HR and L&D can do to promote social mobility and develop young leaders
- How do we facilitate equal opportunities for aspiring leaders?

Pandemic perspective - how did the 2020 'reset button' create new opportunities for HR and business leaders?

Clare Chapman
Chair of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Council.
Emma Ayton
VP of People, Sage
Peck Kem Low
Chief Human Resources Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development) Singapore Public Service Division Prime Minister’s Office President Singapore Human Resources Institute SHRI IHRP-MP, Chartered CCIPD, MSHRI
Rick Lee OBE
Chief People Officer, Willmott Dixon

- encouraging experimentation, innovation, and learn-fast behaviours and collaboration
- identifying new ways to embrace technology
- developing relationship management, risk management, influencing and judgement skills for solving human and business challenges
Session sponsored by Sage

6:45 am - 7:00 am

CIPD Asia - Opening

Tony Osude
Tony Osude
Commerical and Marketing Director, CIPD

Hear from Tony Osude he introduces the Asia segment of the CIPD Festival of Work, taking place 06:45- 09:20 (BST) / 13:45-16:20 (SGT) across the three streams. All conference delegates are welcome to attend.

7:00 am - 7:40 am

Asia Perspectives: Why becoming an agile organisation leads to higher levels of productivity

Richard Claydon
Dr. Richard Claydon
Chief Cognitive Officer, EQ Lab

- What are the characteristics and benefits of an agile organisation?
- How do you adopt an agile approach to running your business?
- What is the link between agile methodology and high productivity?
See the other streams for more sessions in the Asia segment. All conference delegates are welcome to attend. 

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Life in a Hybrid Working Model: the best of both worlds for people and technology

Carl Benedikt Frey
Director, Future of Work, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

- how the past year of forced remote working has broken down traditional working barriers for the better
- what developments in technology will become synonymous with the new era of work?
- what skills do humans need to work alongside technology in order to enhance the quality of working life?

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Organisation driven cooperation - from individualism to a team of teams

Paul J Barbour
Executive & Team Coach and Co-Author of "Building Top-Performing Teams"
Helen Moulinos

- developing a unifying strategy and vision for collaborative working
- exploring the benefits of non-traditional organisational structures in relation to culture and productivity
- lessons learned and practical advice around how to implement and empower a more collaborative working approach

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

The Board Level Conversation: what will corporate governance look like in our new economic landscape?

Berna Öztinaz
Chief Human Resources Officer, Genel Energy PLC
Sandra Wallace
Partner and Joint Managing Director UK and Europe, DLA Piper LLP, and titled 'Champion of the Year' at the Social Mobility Awards 2020

- seizing the opportunity to make ethnic and socio-economic diversity and inclusion principles a priority
- digitalisation and brand: rethinking how your business is perceived online
- navigating the impact of Brexit on talent and business partnerships

Panel discussion: The end of 9-5? Modernising traditional working arrangements for a more productive and inclusive workforce

Dr Volker Patent
Dr Volker Patent, Lecturer in Psychology and Business Coach, The Open University
Mari Linnapuomi
Head of Unit (Organisational Development), Council of the European Union
Angelica Krystle Donati
Head of Business Development at Donati S.p.A. and CEO of Donati Immobiliare Group
Helen Starkey
Head of Strategic HR, Crown Prosecution Service

- retaining the flexibility that people gained over the course of the lockdown to maintain engagement and productivity
- overcoming remote working constraints such as trust, social cohesion, and information sharing
- finding innovative ways for business and HR leaders to motivate colleagues and support their wellbeing in a remote/hybrid working setup.
Session sponsored by: The Open University

Plenary Panel Discussion: Responsible leadership during a pandemic - Building and sustaining trust in times of uncertainty

Sir Jon Thompson
Chief Executive, Financial Reporting Council
Amanda Mackenzie OBE
Chief Executive, Business in the Community
Pat O’Doherty
Chief Executive, ESB

- How have approaches to leading businesses and people evolved during the pandemic?
- What can leaders do to ensure they are maintaining a principles-led and responsible business mindset amidst uncertainty?
- What are the key lessons for leaders to take away from this time?

Fighting fit - the legacy of a pandemic in relation to mental health and wellbeing

Prerana Issar
Chief People Officer, NHS
Prof. Diana Kloss MBE
Hon President, Council for Work and Health
Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina
Author of Homo Distractus

- how has the pandemic changed the way we think about and handle wellbeing and mental health in the workplace?
- what are the new considerations for workplace design that can best meet our post-covid health needs?
- what are the best methods for managing work related psychosocial and mental health risks?

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Will AI really be taking so many jobs? Why human judgement will keep us in work

Sir Andrew Likierman
Professor of Management Practice in Accounting, London Business School

- exploring the forecasts around the impact of AI on jobs
- why judgement will remain one of the comparative advantages of humans and what that means in practice for organisations and individuals
- how can business and HR leaders develop, nurture, and safeguard human judgement at work

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Foreseeing success with OD&D - prioritising a culture of inclusion and purpose for organisational growth strategies

Dr Sonya Wallbank
Director of HR and OD, Department of Health and Social Care, UK PPE
Nabila Salem
President, Revolent Group

- implementing a 'building better' approach into your OD&D strategies
- building more future-ready and sustainable businesses
- assessing how your working culture can be more attuned to your people's needs for inclusion and purpose

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Preserving purpose in the chaos - the unfaltering importance of meaning and purpose at work

Brian Cox
Professor Brian Cox CBE, OBE, FRS
Professor of Particle Physics, The School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

**PLEASE NOTE: this session will not be available on-demand. Please join at 13:15 on 17 June to view the session.**
- why people increasingly want to work for businesses that are making a genuinely positive impact on the world and environment
- how the pandemic has emphasised the importance of supporting the planet, communities and giving back
- how can you find purpose in what you do at an individual level?

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing remarks: Bringing it altogether – Implementing good work and responsible business to build our working world back better

Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD