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

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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for Belfast (first tab) and London (second tab) below!

The Manchester 2018 agenda will be published shortly. 

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Belfast | 28 June

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

09.40

Opening address 

SPEAKER: Jill MinneStrategic HR Director and NICS Diversity Champion

10.10

Breakout session A

Presenting with impact: building confidence with communicating (beginners)

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

 

Breakout session B

Knowing your worth: increasing your profile and making your presence felt

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith, Founder, Cross Government Women's Network

11.10

Networking and refreshment break

11.50

The business case for diversity in the NICS

SPEAKER: Peter MayPermanent Secretary of the Department for Infrastructure & NICS Diversity Champion

12.20

Breakout session C:

Mastering vocal impact: finding your full voice (intermediate)

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

Breakout session D:

Resilience and Mental Wellbeing: performing during times of stress

SPEAKER: Purdy Smith, Project Lead, The Wellbeing Project

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Now and then: 100 years of women in the civil service

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith, Founder, Cross Government Women's Network

14.50

Panel discussion

Leadership for all: challenging traditional leadership paths and behaviours

SPEAKER: Gerri Clement, Head of Improvements, Strategy Directorate, Defra and Co-Chair of the Cross Government Social Mobility Network

SPEAKER: Jo Sheppard, HR OD Consultant, HM Revenue & Customs

SPEAKER: Kathryn Thomson, Chief Executive, National Museums NI

15.50

Closing adress

Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?

SPEAKER: Louise Warde HunterHead of Housing, Urban Regeneration & Local Government, Department for Communities NI and NICS Gender Champion 

16.20

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

London | 11 September

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09.40

Opening address

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success  

SPEAKER: Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 

10.15

Breakout session A 

Failure is an option: the importance of taking risks and learning from mistakes

Breakout session B

Enhancing the BAME talent pipeline: empowering yourself & holding down the ladder for others

Breakout session C

The experienced working woman: age as an enabler, not a barrier, to success

Breakout session D

The importance of Women’s Networks: building, promoting and maintaining a meaningful network

Breakout session E

Presenting with impact: building confidence with communicating (beginners)

Breakout session F

Flexible working: making it work for you and your team

11.15

Networking break

Now and then: 100 years of women in the civil service

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith, Founder, Cross – Government Women’s Network

12.20

Breakout session G

Resilience and mental wellbeing: performing during times of stress

Breakout session H

Mastering vocal impact: finding your full voice (intermediate)

Breakout session

Managing disabilities in the workplace: the challenge of bringing your whole self to work

Breakout session J

Leading from the middle: a discussion on having impact at any level

Breakout session K

Imposter syndrome: tackling the challenge of owning your talents and accomplishments

Breakout session L

Men as allies: the role of men as key and essential partners in gender equality

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Panel Discussion:

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

SPEAKER: Jazz Bhogal, Deputy Director, Civil Service Diversity & Inclusion, Cabinet Office

SPEAKER: Kit Collingwood-Richardson, Deputy Director, Data – Universal Credit, DWP

15.20

Closing Address

Leading a change in culture: where do we go from here?

SPEAKER: Helena Morrissey, Head of Personal Investing, LGIM and Founder, 30 percent club

16.00

Chair’s Closing Remarks

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

16.15 - 17.00

Informal networking drinks