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 Manchester (first tab) and Cardiff (second tab) below!

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

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Manchester | 20 November

08.30

Registration opens

09.20

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Margaret Haig, FDA Executive Committee

09.30

Permanent Secretary opening address

Inspiring positive change: creating a culture of ownership and inclusion

SPEAKER: Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary, MHCLG

10.10

Breakout session A

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

SPEAKER: Sarah Davies, Co-Founder & Director, Talking Menopause

Breakout session B

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

SPEAKER: Dr Carole Pemberton, Resilience expert and Managing Director, Coaching to Solutions

 

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

12.20

Breakout session E

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

SPEAKER: Emma Taggart, Executive Leadership Coach for Introverts

Breakout session F

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

SPEAKER: Anna Parker- Naples, Visibility Coach 

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: Elysia McCaffrey, Interim Director, Government Equalities Office 

15.40

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks

CHAIR: Margaret Haig, FDA Executive Committee

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

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

12.20

Breakout session E

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

Breakout session F

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

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, 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