September 21st 2017 | Cardiff, Glasgow, Belfast, London and Manchester

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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for the upcoming WiL events in Cardiff (first tab) and Birmingham (second tab) below!

The full agendas for all other 2020 events will be added shortly.

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Cardiff | 6 February

08.30

Registration opens

09.20

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.30

Permanent Secretary opening address

Inspiring positive change: creating a culture of ownership and inclusion

SPEAKER: Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport

10.10

Breakout session A

Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversation

SPEAKER: Julie Dennis, Menopause at Work Trainer

Breakout session B

Resilience and mental wellbeing: enhancing your wellbeing to manage stress effectively

Breakout session C

Communicating with confidence: gaining credibility and influence

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session D

How to build great relationships: managing difficult conversations and building rapport

SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Training & Consultancy Ltd

11.10

Networking break

11.40

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Alison Pritchard, Director General, Government Digital Service

 

12.20

Breakout session E

Embracing flexible working: when, why & how?

SPEAKER: Professor Rosie Campbell, Director, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

SPEAKER: Victoria Jones, National Officer and Women's Lead, FDA

Breakout session F

Imposter syndrome: separating the fears from the facts to own your accomplishments

SPEAKER: Anna Parker-Naples, Visibility Coach & Host of Inspiring Success Podcast

 

Breakout session G

Finding your full voice: a toolkit for presenting with maximum impact

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session H

Networking with confidence: strategies and tools for effective and enjoyable networking

SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Training & Consultancy Ltd

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Leading from the middle: developing presence and impact at any grade

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell-Smith MBE, Evidence Advisor, Environment Agency and Founder, Cross-Government Women's Network

15.00

Closing Address

Never the less, she persisted: embracing change and squaring up to failure

SPEAKER: Harriet Minter, Journalist, Broadcaster and Founder, Guardian's Women in Leadership section

15.40

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks

Birmingham | 12 March

08.30

Registration opens

09.20

Chair’s welcome and introduction

09.30

Permanent Secretary opening address

Inspiring positive change: creating a culture of ownership and inclusion

SPEAKER: Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Exiting the European Union

10.10

Breakout session A

Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversation

Breakout session B

Resilience and mental wellbeing: enhancing your wellbeing to manage stress effectively

Breakout session C

Communicating with confidence: gaining credibility and influence

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session D

How to build great relationships: managing difficult conversations and building rapport

SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Training & Consultancy Ltd

11.10

Networking break

11.40

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Writer, Broadcaster & Activist

12.20

Breakout session E

Introversion in leadership: unlocking the true value of the quiet leader

Breakout session F

Imposter syndrome: Acknowledging and overcoming your private fears to improve your leadership capabilities

SPEAKER: Fiona Buckland, Professional Life Coach, Fiona Buckland Coaching

Breakout session G

Finding your full voice: a toolkit for presenting with maximum impact

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session H

Networking with confidence: strategies and tools for effective and enjoyable networking

SPEAKER: Elaine Powell, Peak Performance & Communication Expert, SWC Training & Consultancy Ltd

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Leading from the middle: developing presence and impact at any grade

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell-Smith MBE, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Cabinet Office and Founder, Cross-Government Women's Network

15.00

Closing Address

Never the less, she persisted: embracing change and squaring up to failure

SPEAKER: Harriet Minter, Journalist, Broadcaster and Founder, Guardian's Women in Leadership section

15.40

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks