Employee Engagement Summit
13 Jul 2010
Can you keep your staff motivated during the tough times ahead? Held at Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This conference brought together expert speakers from Senior HR, Workforce Development, Occupational Health, Welfare and Wellbeing Professionals in the private and public sector to share the latest good practice around people management and learn valuable lessons from the private sector that carried many of its staff through the toughest times.

Programme
09:50
Michael Burton, Editor, The MJ
Welcome by Conference Chair

10:00
David Smith, Former Chief Executive, Jaguar Land Rover
Challenge speaker – change management (Video presentation)

10:15
Dean Shoesmith, Head of HR, London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton and President, Public Sector People Managers’ Association
The change management challenges for public sector services over the next five years

10:30
Simon Watson, National Officer, UNISON
Union perspective

10:45
Dame Carol Black, National Director for Health and Work, Department for Work and Pensions
Challenge speaker – improving staff well-being in times of austerity

11:00
Dr Su Wang, Specialist Occupational Physician
Health perspective

11:15
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:30
Refreshments, networking and exhibition viewing
12:00
Alison Khan, Capability Building Programme, National School of Government
Equipping managers with the right skills for engagement

12:30
Engagement as a driver for performance
David MacLeod, Co-Author, Macleod Review and The Extra Mile: How to Engage Your People to Win Nita Clarke, Director, IPA

12:45
Engagement as a driver for performance
Joan Munro, National Adviser, Workforce Strategy, Improvement and Development Agency for local government (IDeA)

13:00
Engagement as a driver for performance
Steven Weeks, Policy Manager, NHS Employers

13:15
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:35
Buffet lunch, networking and exhibition viewing
14:30
Seminar 1: Back to the floor
Katherine Courtney, Director of Customer Insight, Department for Work and Pensions

14:30
Seminar 2: Transforming organisational culture
Angela Hirst, Director of Resources, Metro Giles Nightingale, Assistant Director, Metro

14:30
Seminar 3: The power of innovation: how efficient processes can improve employee engagement in health and social care
Sian Thomas, Chief Executive, Synuron

15:15
Refreshments, networking and exhibition viewing
15:45
Seminar 4: Running an entrepreneurial, not municipal style of business
Fiona Narburgh, Head of Strategy and Communications, Wychavon District Council

15:45
Seminar 5: Belief, excellence, success, trust
Raffaela Goodby, Employee Engagement Manager, Birmingham City Council

15:45
Seminar 6: Engaging the front line in service redesign
Nita Clarke, Director, IPA