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

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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for Cardiff (first tab) and Birmingham (second tab) below!

2019 agendas for Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, London and Manchester will be added shortly.

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Cardiff | 7 February

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.30

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success

SPEAKER: Elan Closs Stephens CBE, BBC Board member for Wales & non-executive director, Welsh Government Board 

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:

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

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

Breakout session C:

Resilience and mental wellbeing: performing during times of stress

Breakout session D:

Flexible working: making it work for you and your team

11.15

Networking & refreshment break

11.45

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Kathy Barnes, Chief Executive, Defence Business Services, MOD

12.15

Breakout session E:

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 F:

Networking with confidence: creating rapport, respect and relationships

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

Breakout session G:

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

Breakout session H:

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

SPEAKER: Sara Moseley, Director, Mind Cymru

13.15

Lunch

14.00

Panel session

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

SPEAKER: Suzanne Bull MBE, Chief Executive, Attitude is Everything

15.20

Closing address

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

SPEAKER: Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the National Assembly for Wales

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

Birmingham | 14 March

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

09.40

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success

SPEAKER: Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport

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

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

Authentic Leadership: Finding the courage to lead authentically

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

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

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: Dr Sharleene Bibbings, Chief of Staff, UK Export Finance

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

15.20

Closing address

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

SPEAKER: Poli Stuart Lacey, Director of Communications, HMRC

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC