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

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Event agendas

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London | 11 September

08.30

Registration opens

09.20

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09.30

Opening address

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success  

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

10.05

Breakout session A 

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

SPEAKER: Charlotte Clark, Director for Private Pensions and ALB partnerships, DWP

SPEAKER: Sarah Rapson, Director, Authorisations, Financial Conduct Authority

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

Breakout session B

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

SPEAKER: Niran Mothada, Deputy Director, Home Office

SPEAKER: Natasha Harris, Director of People, Ofwat

Breakout session C

How to build great relationships: overcoming the behaviours holding you back

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

Breakout session D

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

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

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

Breakout session E

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 F

Flexible working: making it work for you and your team

SPEAKER: Caroline Pusey, Director, Service Personnel Policy, MOD (jobshare)

SPEAKER: Kate McGavin, Deputy Director, Arts, Libraries and Digital Culture, DCMS (jobshare)

11.05

Networking break

11.30

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

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

12.05

Breakout session G

Resilience and mental wellbeing: performing during times of stress

SPEAKER: Purdy Smith, Project Lead, The Wellbeing Project

Breakout session H

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

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

SPEAKER: Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

Breakout session J

Networking with confidence: creating rapport, respect and relationships

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

Breakout session K

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

SPEAKER: Jess Baker, Psychologist & Women's Leadership Coach

Breakout session L

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

SPEAKER: Shaun McNally CBE, Chief Executive, the Legal Aid Agency 

13.05

Lunch

14.00

Panel Discussion:

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

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

SPEAKER: Grace Ononiwu OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS West Midlands Region 

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

SPEAKER: Jacky Wright, Chief Digital and Information Officer, HMRC

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

Manchester | 15 November

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA

09.40

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success

SPEAKER: Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary, Government in Parliament Group, Cabinet Office

10.15

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

Resilience and Mental Wellbeing: performing during times of stress

SPEAKER: Purdy Smith, Project Lead, The Wellbeing Project

Breakout session C

How to build great relationships: overcoming the behaviours holding you back

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

11.20

Networking & refreshment break

11.50

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

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

12.20

Breakout session D:

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 E:

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

SPEAKER: Jess Baker, Psychologist & Women's Leadership Coach

Breakout session F:

Networking with confidence: creating rapport, respect and relationships

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

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Panel discussion

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

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

15.20

Closing adress

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

SPEAKER: Joanna Roper, Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, Vice President, FDA