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

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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for the upcoming WiL events, taking place in Glasgow (first tab) and Liverpool (second tab) below!

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

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Glasgow | 16 May

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.35

Permanent Secretary opening address

SPEAKER: Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

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

SPEAKER: Jenny Campbell, CEO, The Resilience Engine

Breakout session D:

Flexible working: making it work for you and your team

SPEAKER: Nikki Slowey, Programme Director (Job Share), Family Friendly Working Scotland

11.15

Networking & refreshment break

11.45

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Gayle Gorman, Chief Executive, Education Scotland

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: separating the fears from the facts, to celebrate who you really are

SPEAKER: Sarah Langslow, Executive Leadership Coach, Trainer & Speaker

 

Breakout session H:

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

SPEAKER: Jo Anderson, Director of External Affairs, Scottish Association for Mental Health

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Panel session

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

SPEAKER: Jillian Kay, Director, Grenfell Recovery and Resilience, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

SPEAKER: Penelope Cooper, Chief Executive, Scottish Public Pensions Agency 

SPEAKER: Uzma Khan, Deputy Director, Economic Strategy, Scottish Government

SPEAKER: Gerri Clement, Deputy Director, EU Exit Capacity and Capability, Cabinet Office

15.20

Closing address

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

SPEAKER: Dr Bridget McConnell CBE, Chief Executive, Glasgow Life

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

Liverpool | 27 June

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

09.35

Permanent Secretary opening address

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

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 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:

Networking with confidence: creating rapport, respect and relationships

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

Breakout session F:

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

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Panel session

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

SPEAKER: Jacqui Gavin, Inclusion & Cultural Manager, Cabinet Office

SPEAKER: Nicola Hanns, Co-Chair, Cross Government Social Mobility Network, and Head of Directorate Services, HR Strategy, DWP

15.30

Closing address

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

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC