PEOPLE POWER // AGENDA

Your choice of a range of inspirational keynotes, panel sessions, seminars and practical workshops.

Drop in for the sessions that pique your interest or stay all day!

(Please note that we are currently developing the programme and that this will be subject to change.)

SESSION 1:  09.00 - 10.00

EVENT opening & welcome

rOOM 1

Speaker:  Nigel Risner

zoo keeper rules for the office

Tame the beasts, build a team and thrive.

Develop effective leadership & communication skills for the zoo that is your office.

IDEAS & INSPIRATION

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO TAKE AWAY

rOOM 2

Speaker:  Emma Carhart, Our Minds 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.

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SESSION 2:  10.30 - 11.30

rOOM 1

Speaker:  TBC

Hosted by:  Westray Recruitment Group

Retain & 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? Why should they choose your organisation?

IDEAS & INSPRIATION

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rOOM 2

Speaker:  Gary Hosey, Founder, 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. 

INSPIRATION AND IDEAS

ROOM 3

Speaker:  Dominic Murphy, MD @ Geek Talent

Hosted by:  nesma

skills for 2030 - skills for the future

What skills do employers actually need and what is on offer in the marketplace? Discover how to identify the skills that our teams and our business needs and how to find them.

INSPIRATION & IDEAS
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ROOM 4

presenting to win

Top tips for public speaking.

Speaker:  Jo Darby, Voice in the room

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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Know your rights: Employment law fundamentals

 

Speaker:  TBC

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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aPPRAISAL & pDR TECHNIQUES

Speaker:  TBC

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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rOOM 5

Become a pro-negotiator

Speaker:  Ian Murray, Pro-Training

  • Understanding the different types of negotiation

  • Negotiating practice

  • Crucial steps to a collaborative agreement

  • Determining the zone of possible agreement

  • Securing the Best Alternative to a negotiated Agreement

 

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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SESSION 3: 12:00 - 13:00

ROOM 1

Speaker:  Engage for Success

The Employee engagement deficit

Engaging employees is good for personal well-being, central for organisational success and vital for growth of UK plc as we all meet the challenges of recession and global competition. 

Understand the huge costs of disengaged staff and the benefits of employee engagement for your business including employee wellbeing and organisational productivity and growth.

INSPIRATION & IDEAS

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO TAKE AWAY

rOOM 3

Speaker: 

Paul Hitchens, TedX Speaker and well known author.

Hosted by:  nesma

Employer branding:  Are you an employer of choice?

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.

INSPIRATION & IDEAS 

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO TAKE AWAY

SESSION 4  13:45 - 14.45

Room 1

Speaker:  TBC

Hosted by: HIVE HR

What are you trying to achieve?  The journey for change

Identifying your challenges to implement change.

A VISION OF THE FUTURE. 

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO TAKE AWAY

room 2

Speaker: 

David Fairlamb from 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.

 

IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

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room 3

Speaker:  Kim Davis, Explain Market Research

Hosted by:  nesma

Employee engagement for improved efficiency: How do we actually measure Internal Customer satisfaction?

IDEAS & INSPIRATION

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ROOM 4

The incredible impact of Effective ONBOARDING - Get it right first time

Speaker:  TBC, Hosted by Westray Recruitment Group

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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Managing the unmanageable

Speaker:  Ian Mastaglio, ACAS

  • 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

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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ROOM 5

Speaker: 

Chris Steele, IQ-IT

SESSION 5: 15:00 - 16:00

TEAMS and the cloud

Teams is the fastest growing application Microsoft have released and will continue to grow and change the way we communicate with colleagues and clients.

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

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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Room 1

Speaker: TBC

Hosted by:  Northumbria University

Women Leaders

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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Room 2

Speaker: 

Pete Rogers

Learning Manaager, Willmott Dixon

Building an inclusive culture

Willmott Dixon was the UK’s highest placed company to appear in the FT’s inaugural list of European leaders for workplace diversity and inclusion, coming 3rd out of 700 organisations ranked for their approach to inclusivity. The leading construction firm came above a host of household names like Ikea, Google, Tesla and Rolls Royce.

 

In this session, Pete will share the steps they are taking to building a more inclusive culture and the targets they have set to keep growing a more diverse workforce. He will also be looking at the challenges they are facing and the actions they are taking to overcome them.

 

Why attend?

  • Discover some useful tips for placing equality and diversity at the heart of everything your organisation does.

  • Explore what inclusion means for you and your organisation.

  • Find out how diverse, complementary teams deliver the best results for everyone and what you can do to build a culture where everyone feels challenged, content and included.

INSPIRATION & IDEAS

room 3

Speaker: 

Danielle Phillips, Inside Out  Communications Consulting

Hosted by:  nesma

Designing and implementing your employee engagement strategy

A closer look at what happened at Australia Bank and what you can learn from it.

IDEAS & INSPRIATION

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room 4

Speaker: 

Darren Race, CEO, Think Eleven

No more square pegs in round holes

In a hugely competitive world and market place it has never been more important to ensure your people are not only trained and developed, but are competent (optimised) to deliver amazing results.
 

  • No more box ticking, beyond compliance and records training or skills matrices

  • Creating a transformational competency framework

  • Assessing the whole person, not just technical ability

  • Digital transformation of your L&D process – information at your fingertips

  • Delivering amazing results in productivity, profitability and staff utilisation

  • Case-Study – TBC

 

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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rOOM 5

Speaker: 

Chris Steele, iq it

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

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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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

 

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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SESSION 6: 16:15 - 17:15

Room 1

Speaker: 

Mark Fitzmaurice, Dale Carnegie

Increase your sales:  How to get your customers to buy more

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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Room 2

Speaker: 

TBC

Hosted by:  Northumbria University

transforming organisational culture: the principles and practices of Restorative just culture

TOOLS & TECHNIQUES TO TAKE AWAY

room 3

Speaker: 

Susan Fulton, Home Group

Hosted by:  nesma

Transforming your team to digital: your future workforce

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 own business and the practical steps that you can take to develop your teams.

IDEAS & INSPRIATION

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room 4

Flexible & Agile Working - Managing workforce flexibility

Speaker:  TBC

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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Human learning systems - managing in complexity

 

Speaker:  TBC - Northumbria University

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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room 5

seo training

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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Instagram training

PRACTICAL TRAINING

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