PEOPLE POWER // AGENDA

18 September 2020

People Power will be run online using OnAIR by EventsAIR

Our 2020 agenda included quality content from leading experts on topics such as employee engagement, recruitment / retention, productivity, health & wellbeing, ICT skills, conflict resolution, HR management, communication, change management, emotional intelligence, agile working, effective leadership.

 

Our technology platform allowed delegates to attend People Power from their home, office or whilst on the move using any mobile device, and recordings of all sessions have since been published for delegates to view within the portal so they can catch up with any speakers they missed.

 

  • A seamless and intuitive online experience

  • Select any session of your choice

  • Full conference content recorded and available to all delegates

  • Audience interaction and engagement

  • Live Q&A and polling

  • Explore our virtual exhibition

  • Networking, group conversations and 1-2-1 meetings

 

 

09:00 - 10:00 session 1

09:00 - 09:15

 

Prof John Wilson

Northumbria University

WELCOME TO PEOPLE POWER

A warm welcome from Professor Wilson, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Business & Law Faculty at Northumbria University.

09:15 - 10:00

Keynote:

Nigel Risner

ZOO KEEPER RULES FOR THE OFFICE

Tame the beast, build a team and thrive.

Develop effective leadership and communication skills for the zoo that is your office from motivational speaker and company turnaround specialist Nigel Risner.

09:15 - 10:00

Workshop:

Emma Carhart

Our Mind's Work

STOP STRESSING ABOUT WORK RELATED STRESS

With work related stress at an 18 year high, it’s become clear that organisations are struggling to tackle the issue. 

 

Come along to the session to:

  • Gain an understanding of what “stress” really means and how it effects employee health and your business

  • Explore the most common triggers for work related stress (Management Standards)

  • Find out if your organisation is HSE legally compliant when it comes to stress

  • Know what to do to protect your organisation from HSE legislation enforcement

  • Know what stress risk assessments are required to protect employees from work related stress.

09:15 - 10:00

Workshop:

Professor Ron Beadle & Dr Helen Nicholson

QUIET KINDNESS: PHILANTHROPY AND PEOPLE POWER AT JOHN LEWIS

Based on research published in “Journal of Business Ethics” (an FT’s world top 50 business journal) examining The John Lewis Partnerships’ approach to Philanthropy, this session we examine the ‘Quiet kindness' of John Lewis' philanthropy.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

·         A step by step guide to doing philanthropy the John Lewis way

·         Learn why ‘Quiet acts of kindness’ beats ‘Shouting from the Rooftops’

·         Challenge your leadership team to rethink their approach to philanthropy

10:00 - 10:30

BREAK

Grab a coffee and look around our virtual exhibition or network with other delegates in our meeting hub.

10:30 - 11:30 session 2

10:30 - 11:15

Keynote:

David MacLeod

Engage for Success

WHY EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Employee Engagement is the vital ingredient in creating successful organisations, and this session will outline the context for, and growing importance of, engaging the full capabilities and potential of all our people. 

Key benefits/takeaways:

  • Learn how to convince colleagues and senior management this is an important topic which should be prioritised

  • Gain practical help in how to improve levels of Employee Engagement through the lens of The Four Enablers  - four common themes that taken together make successful Employee Engagement.

10:30 - 11:15

Workshop:

Gary Hosey

Ei.Company

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT LEADERS

What do effective leaders have in common?  They harness the power of emotional intelligence to transform the people around them into high performers who succeed. No matter what level of your career you’re at – or industry you work in – understanding your own and others’ emotions is the difference between incredible effectiveness and poor performance. 

10:30 - 11:15

Workshop:

Dominic Murphy

Geek Talent

Hosted by nesma

THE SKILLS LANDSCAPE:

SKILLS FOR TOMORROW

What skills do employers actually need and what is on offer in the marketplace? Discover which skills and roles are increasing and which are declining across every sector, plus the data team you didn’t know you needed.  

 

Benefits/Takeaways

  • Start to have strategic discussions and challenge corporate investments with data led decisions

  • Support improved L&D spend on skills you need now and in the future

  • Discover the link between skills on salaries, attrition levels and operational risk

11:30 - 12:00

BREAK

Grab a coffee and look around our virtual exhibition or network with other delegates in our meeting hub.

12:00 - 13:00 session 3

12:00 - 12:45

Keynote:

Ashleigh Wright

Westray Recruitment

RETAIN AND GAIN: HOW TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN THE VERY BEST TALENT

It’s no secret that recruiting and retaining talent is critical to an organisation’s success; an organisation is only as strong as the collective abilities of the people who work there. So how do you recruit and retain great talent?

The session will explore the following:

  • The importance of cultural fit

  • Creating a positive working environment

  • A transparent recruitment and onboarding process 

  • Company branding & its impact on talent attraction 

12:00 - 12:45

Workshop:

Dianne Sharp

Leadership Academy

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Designed for those specialists and star contributors in the business who now have increased leadership responsibilities. Also ideal for managers who span business functions and levels, from project leaders to business unit managers.

Benefits/takeaways:

  • Recognize the priorities and tendencies, based on their own DiSC style, that shape their approach to the fundamental work of leaders: creating a vision, building alignment around that vision, and championing execution of the vision

  • Explore in detail how to play to their strengths and overcome challenges to improve their leadership effectiveness

  • Identify strategies to develop preferred behaviors based on context-specific best practices 

12:00 - 12:45

Workshop:

Paul Hitchens

CIM / Verve

Hosted by nesma

EMPLOYER BRANDING

A strong employer brand is a primary factor in attracting the highest calibre of talent to your organisation. Employers of choice retain the best people and increase the motivation and engagement levels of their staff. This talk shares insights to develop a differentiated employer brand and the strategies to communicate it both internally and externally.

12:00 - 12:45

Workshop:

Graham Shannon

EMG Solcitors

EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE: DOMESTIC ABUSE AND YOUR BUSINESS

According to the National Crime Agency one in for women and one in 6 men have been or are subject to domestic abuse. Abuse suffered in a domestic setting links directly to the workplace and affects performance productivity. Knowing how to recognise abuse and how best to respond ought to be recognised as a moral imperative which also makes commercial sense.

Key takeaways

  • An awareness of the scale of domestic abuse in the UK

  • An awareness that domestic abuse is not a ‘domestic’ issue

  • An awareness of the consequences of abuse on individuals and your business

  • The importance of recognising the problem and educating staff on the issue

13:00 - 13:45

LUNCH BREAK

Look around our virtual exhibition and get to know other delegates over lunch in our Meeting Hub 

13:45 - 14:45 session 4

13:45 - 14:30

Keynote:

Claire Riley

Northumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Hosted by nesma

EFFECTIVE TEAM MANAGEMENT AT TIMES OF CRISIS

 

Gain an understanding of how NHS communications teams have been integral to the NHS covid response and how this has been managed throughout the crisis and how this is now supporting recovery and restoration.

This session will share the challenges and the opportunities for the future brought on by the crisis and how we have all needed to build new skills during difficult times.  

13:45 - 14:30

Workshop:

David Fairlamb

David Fairlamb Fitness

MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES: BUILDING CONFIDENCE THROUGH A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

David is an award-winning personal trainer with a 20-year track record of motivating individuals, groups, sports teams and businesses.

He is inspirational in reigniting self-confidence by helping clients lose weight and transform their lives both physically and mentally.

13:45 - 14:30

Workshop:

Dianne Sharp

Leadership Academy

SUPPORT AND STRENGTHEN TEAMWORK THROUGH YOUR REMOTE WORKFORCE

As a result of the world’s unexpected and sudden transition to working remotely, organizations everywhere are feeling the challenges that come with trying to support a cross-functional, virtual workforce. Keeping up with today’s demands means adapting quickly—but luckily, there’s already a proven solution.

Introducing “The Five Behaviors for Virtual Teams” learning experience!

This new virtual learning experience can help build and strengthen teamwork skills—from anywhere—to maintain cohesion and success. This 30 min overview will give you an insight into how The Five Behaviors for Virtual Teams works to develop those behaviours required for effective teamwork and productivity within your remote workforce.

13:45 - 14:15

Workshop:

Chris Steele

IQ-IT

teams and the cloud

Focusing on the benefits of working in the cloud, Chris will demonstrate the benefits of Teams and dicsuss strategies which will help you adopt Teams and other useful cloud based Office 365 apps to improve communication and collaboration.

  • What is Teams and how does it improve communication

  • Developing an effective strategy to adopt Teams

  • Co-editing and creating documents in the cloud

  • Sharing live documents with colleagues and clients

  • Holding online video meetings

  • Bringing together other cloud based Office 365 apps to improve performance and increase productivity

14:45 - 15:00

BREAK

Take a look around our virtual exhibition or network with other delegates in our meeting hub.

15:00 - 16:00 session 5

15:00 - 15:45

Keynote:

Naomi Crozier

Hive HR

EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK:THE KEY TO SHAPING YOUR FUTURE WORKPLACE

A Hive People Scientist will run a session on how to harness employee feedback to navigate change and make data-driven decisions about your future workplace.Over the course of the session, the People Scientist will draw upon customer insights and research, share practical advice on how to best utilise employee feedback channels, and explore the power of storytelling with data.The presentation will be followed by a Q&A to discuss specific challenges you are facing within your business and to explore specific recommendations for how to utilise employee voice to create a better, more fulfilling, working future.

15:00 - 15:45

Workshop:

Ian Mastaglio

Acas North East

MANAGING THE UNMANAGEABLE

  • Identifying challenging behaviours

  • Developing an awareness of difficult personality types

  • Recognising the impact of challenging behaviour on individuals and the organisation

  • Understanding the key factors and then traps to avoid when managing difficult personality types

  • Effective strategies to manage challenging behaviours

15:00 - 15:45

Workshop:

Di Keller

Northumbria Police

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: LEARNING TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH THE UNCOMFORTABLE

Diversity and Inclusion shouldn’t be some taboo subject that people are afraid of, it’s ultimately about people – looking at their skills, values and potential through an unbiased lens.  By acknowledging the lack of progress we are making, acknowledging that it will never be ‘done’ but most importantly acknowledging the responsibility that we all have in taking this forward.

In this session we will explore;

  • Why diversity and inclusion should be considered at every part of your strategic planning

  • The barriers caused by box ticking and initiatives run in silo

  • The impact of our bias and the language we use

  • Our responsibility to take this forward

Workshop:

Darren Race

ThinkEleven

15:00 - 15:45

DISCOVER THE SECRET TO AN AMAZING WORKFORCE

In a rapidly changing world, leveraging the maximum value from your team has never been more important.

In this session, we’ll talk about how you unlock the full potential of your workforce, how to inspire them to thrive, and how to identify your key talent (your A-Players!). Together we’ll touch upon technology and techniques that will help you more easily deliver amazing results in productivity and profitability within your organisation.

15:00 - 15:20

Workshops:

Chris Steele

IQ-IT

15:20 - 15:40

Visualising and Analysing Statistics in Microsoft Excel

Creating engaging visuals and analysing data is key to communicating statistics to clients and colleagues. Discover how to:

  • Analyse data at speed in Excel and provide key information

  • Create eye-catching visuals to present trends and statistics in an engaging style

  • Create user-friendly tools to automate frequent tasks

Graphic Design and Video Editing in Microsoft PowerPoint

 

PowerPoint has some great new graphic design and video editing tools which help you create impressive, interactive presentations to engage an audience.  Discover how to:

  • Use new tools to create engaging visuals and enhance your presentations

  • Use simple but effective techniques to work with images

  • Use online video and edit video for a slick presentation

15:45 - 16:00

BREAK

Take a look around our virtual exhibition or network with other delegates in our meeting hub.

16:00 - 17:00 session 6

16:00 - 16:45

Keynote:

Susan Fulton

Home Group

Hosted by nesma

DIGITAL TEAM TRANSFORMATION: THE FUTURE WORKFORCE... NOW

Digital transformation is imperative for all businesses if they are to remain competitive and relevant as the world becomes more digital. Discover what exactly digital transformation means to your colleagues and  practical steps that you can take to develop your teams.

​Why attend?

  • Reflect on the  expectations about ‘digital’  and the new impact on teams and how this has shifted because of the Covid-19 crisis

  • Suggest ways in which employers can enhance how teams work in new ways

  • Explore some top tips for addressing ways in which the digital agenda can be enhanced and some likely future workplace developments to make the most of  opportunities to re-imagine how we work.

16:00 - 16:45

Workshop:

Kristina Brown

Northumbria University

RESTORATIVE JUST CULTURE FROM AN ORGANISATIONAL AND HR PERSPECTIVE

Restorative Just Culture practises recognising the important role played by dealing with adverse events and incidents by asking, who is hurt; what do they need; and whose obligation is it to meet those needs?

Learn how to manage adverse events and incidents in a restorative way that minimises the negative impacts, maximise the learning and develops an organisational culture where people feel safe.

16:00 - 16:45

Workshop:

Graham Perkins

Dale Carnegie

INCREASE YOUR SALES

As we enter an era of unprecedented digital transformation salespeople need a new more consultative skill-set to succeed, to enable them to get closer to their customers, delivering value for all parties.

 

During this session we will look at:

  • Changing landscape in sales

  • Qualities to be successful in 2020 and beyond

  • Consultancy questioning model

  • Principles to build credibility and trust with clients and prospects

16:00 - 16:45

Workshop:

Dr Valerie Edgell

Northumbria University

THE FUTURE WORLD OF WORK AND THE NEW NORMAL

There are many things that we do not know about how the Covid-19 crisis will shape the future of work. This session will:

 

  • Reflect on the ways in which previous expectations about the future of work may have shifted because of the Covid-19 crisis, and what this means for employers

  • Suggest ways in which employers can support the health and wellbeing of their workforce in the ‘new normal’

  • Consider ways in which employers can address some of the likely future workplace developments and make the most of opportunities to re-imagine how we work.

Contact us

PEOPLE POWER 

19 Lansdowne Terrace, Gosforth,

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 1HP

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