15th September 2017

Evolution of Work Conference

Victoria Park Plaza, London
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Evolution of Work Conference

The traditional workplace is fragmenting

Technology is having a profound impact on the way we work and also our expectations of what work has to offer – and new technologies impacting on our working environment, such as robotics and Artificial Intelligence, are constantly evolving.

Against this backdrop of rapid technology-driven change in the workplace the human condition remains and the culture of an organisation and the way it interacts with its people and its customers is arguably more important now than ever before.

Delegates to this Conference will learn how the traditional workplace is fragmenting – technology savvy millennials and digital natives will soon make up the majority of the workforce. Organisations must also grapple with the challenges that come from an increase in homeworking and the blurring of the lines between our work and our social lives.

Topic Streams

The Impact of New Technologies
The Benefits of Homeworking
The Workforce of the Future
The Workplace of the Future
Employee Recognition, Reward and Retention

Quick Facts

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What to expect

  • A focus on the new technologies that are transforming the working environment and expectations of our people
  • How those technologies are changing the very fabric of the way we work
  • The changing demographics where millennials will make up 50per cent of the workforce by 2020
  • Why the human condition and human nature must be factored in to this workplace transformation
  • The blurring of the lines between our working lives and our social lives
  • A look at the paramount importance of getting the culture right in a fragmenting working environment
  • Predictions on what work will look like in five years from now and beyond

Running in tandem with the Internal Communications Conference

We’re delighted that the Evolution of Work Conference will be taking place alongside our Internal Communications Conference, where delegates will learn how internal communications can deliver effective communications across the entire organisation, particularly with the workplace transforming at the rapid rate in which it is.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE

Speakers

Adrian Furnham UCL

Adrian Furnham

University College London
Alyson Fadil

Alyson Fadil

Missguided
Caroline Anderson

Caroline Anderson

Land Registry
Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu

University College London
Melissa Hungerfords

Melissa Hungerford

Avon
Derek Tong

Derek Tong

CIPD
Philippa Scudds

Philippa Scudds

Canford School
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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Public Health England
David Roberts

David Roberts

Anchor Trust
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Helen Walker

TimeBank
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Adrian Furnham

Professor of Psychology

Adrian Furnham was educated at the London School of Economics where he obtained a distinction in an MSc Econ., and at Oxford University where he completed a doctorate (D.Phil) in 1981. He has subsequently earned a D.Sc (1991) and D.Litt (1995) degree. Previously a lecturer in Psychology at Pembroke College, Oxford, he has been Professor of Psychology at University College London since 1992. He has lectured widely abroad and held scholarships and visiting professorships at, amongst others, the University of New South Wales, the University of the West Indies, the University of Hong Kong and the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He has also been a Visiting Professor of Management at Henley Management College. He has recently been made Adjunct Professor of Management at the Norwegian School of Management (2009. He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books.

He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, as well as the past elected President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He is also a founder director of Applied Behavioural Research Associates (ABRA), a psychological consultancy. Like Noel Coward, he believes work is more fun than fun and considers himself to be a well-adjusted workaholic. He rides a bicycle to work (as he has always done) very early in the morning and does not have a mobile phone. Adrian enjoys writing popular articles, travelling to exotic countries, consulting on real-life problems, arguing at dinner parties and going to the theatre. He hopes never to retire.

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Alyson Fadil

People Director

Professional Experience

Alyson is the People Director for Missguided, joining the organisation in April 2017.

Prior to this, Alyson joined Sofaworks (formally CSL) in July 2012 as HR Director. Her role was leading its 1000 Sofaworkers through a transformational change programme that turns sofa retailing on its head.

The transformation has included rebranding a well-established retail business, leading cultural change to a service centred proposition, recruiting a full executive team to assist with external investment and preparing the business to become an Omni- channel retailer.

Education

Alyson is a Fellow member of the CIPD with an MA in Strategic HR management. Currently studying with the OCM for the Advanced Diploma in Professional Coach Mentoring.

Professional Profile

She started her HR career in 2005 as a Divisional Business Partner for Luminar Leisure, before moving onto Selfridges PLC as a dual site Senior HR Manager. Her earlier career as a General Manager served her well to transit into a pragmatic, commercial HR professional.

Other Professional Interests

Alyson is a trustee for the charity Dancesyndrome which is an inclusive arts organisation that enables learning disabled individuals to access high quality leadership and development opportunities in order to be more active and visible citizens. By using dance as a vehicle for change, Dancesyndrome provides creative, cultural and social opportunities that increase physical health and personal well-being.

Alyson has a keen interest in assisting young school leavers into the world of work and thus is a volunteer for Inspiring the future which is an organisation that links schools and colleges with business ambassadors. She is an elite member of the North West Employee Engagement Group and a popular HR blogger.

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Caroline Anderson

‎HR Director

Caroline joined HM Land Registry in December 2013 following a career in local government. Previously she was Human Resources Director for the London Borough of Hackney.

Caroline has substantial experience of operating at board level including advising board chairs, chief executives, directors, senior managers and politicians in a range of highly complex, politically sensitive and fast moving environments. She has extensive experience of leading and delivering organisation and cultural change, transformation programmes, service redesign and the development and implementation of human resources and organisational development infrastructure (polices, processes and systems).

A keen advocate for staff engagement, succession planning and personal development she led on the introduction of the first apprenticeship programme at HM Land Registry which initially resulted in the recruitment of 80 apprentices in 2014. Now on our third intake. 5% of our workforce is made up of apprentices.

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Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Lecturer of Business Psychology

Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu is a Lecturer of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and the co-founder of Meta Profiling Ltd. He has previously held the positions of Director of Management and Entrepreneurship, Director of Digital Entrepreneurship, and Director of Consumer Behaviour at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has also taught at London’s City University and Heythrop University. Gorkan is the author of Personality 101, the editor of the Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship, and has published numerous articles and reviews in leading academic journals as well as authored in Harvard Business Review and Management Today. Dr Ahmetoglu is a leading expert in psychological profiling and assessment and a business adviser and speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, consumer decision-making, and marketing strategy. He is also an associate to Harvard’s EFL Global. Gorkan consults to global organisations and the UK government, and frequently appears in media as expert adviser.

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Melissa Hungerford

VP, Global Talent Management and Inclusion

Dr. Melissa K. Hungerford is currently VP, Global Talent Management and Inclusion for Avon Products, Inc. Melissa has over 18 years of experience and a proven track record in designing and leading end-to-end talent management strategies with a focus on strengthening the leadership pipeline, creating an engaged and high performance culture and offering learning and OD solutions to support the business strategy.

Melissa has worked across a wide-range of industries including retail with The Home Depot, pharmaceuticals with Bristol-Myers Squibb, lighting with Philips and fast moving consumer goods with The Coca-Cola Company and most recently with Coca-Cola European Partners, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world. She is an American ex-pat with global work experience, having lived in Turkey, The Netherlands and the U.K.

Early in her career, Melissa worked in management consulting with Personnel Decisions International (PDI) and across a diverse spectrum of counseling settings. She earned her Ph.D in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in organization development from Georgia State University. Melissa resides in London with her husband and two children.

In 2016:

UK HR Directors Summit and Awards, Advisory Board Member and Judge
Employee Engagement Summit, Chair
Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Judge
Association for Business Psychology’s Workforce Experience Awards, Judge
Women of the Future Awards, Judge
Inaugural Engage Awards, Judge

Specialties: talent management and succession planning; high potential and leadership development; learning solutions to build organizational capability; performance management and career development; assessment and selection; executive coaching and counselling; diversity and inclusion with a focus on women’s leadership development; team effectiveness; engagement; change management

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Derek Tong

Editorial Manager

Derek Tong is Editorial Manager on the Strategy, Brand and Communications team at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Derek works with departments across the organisation and with external stakeholders to develop and implement a content and engagement strategy to help the CIPD increase its voice and influence as a champion of better work and better working lives. He has a background in news and publishing, in addition to experience in producing webinars and multimedia assets. The CIPD-sponsored Future of Work is Human initiative is one of Derek’s passions and core areas of focus — along with a newly formed taskforce he leads the program planning for the initiative, represents the CIPD in speaking engagements on the topic, and curates content on the futureworkishuman.org website.

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Philippa Scudds

Director of Marketing and Communications

A strategic thinker with 20 years’ experience in independent schools’ and business marketing, sales and public relations, working both in-house and through consultancy services as a founding director of Cathcart Communications.

Reporting at Board level and a member of the Senior Management Team, I have successfully developed marketing and public relations strategies producing impressive results.

I have extensive experience working with press and broadcast media running campaigns at both regional and national level.

I am a regular contributor on generic schools marketing issues in major independent education publications and a speaker at national conferences focusing on wider issues in the independent education sector.

Specialities:

Strategic marketing planning and development advising at Board level
Development of PR campaigns
Branding and identity
Competitive analysis
Advertising
Editorial contribution
Event management

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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Chair of Health and Work Programme & Director of HR

Tony has over 20 years’ experience at director level, primarily in the NHS, where he has also led on facilities and communications at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Tony was HR Director at the Health Protection Agency for five years prior to moving to PHE in April 2013.

Tony also chairs PHE’s Delivery Board on Health and Work, which has been set up to work with business, national and local government and the public sector to help employers improve the health of the 27 million adults in employment in England.

Tony is also a member of NHS England’s Equality and Diversity Council, a lead mentor in Race for Opportunity’s mentoring circles and a member of the Civil Service schools mentoring programme.

Tony is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and lives in Dorking in Surrey.

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David Roberts

Head of Colleague Engagement

David has a mixture of HR and brand experience, having worked both in in-house and consultancy roles in the areas of employer branding, resourcing strategies and employee engagement.

He is head of Colleague Engagement and Internal Communications at Anchor, England largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the elderly. Previously David worked as Employer Brand and Engagement Manager at the BBC and Orange. Working across the HR, marketing and employee engagement functions he has successfully created and launched award winning engagement strategies and employer brands.

Passionate about the creation and implementation of employer brands as a way to attract, engage and retain staff, he has appeared in the media and at conference commenting on employer branding and employee engagement.

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Helen Walker

Chief Executive

Helen Walker is Chief Executive of TimeBank, a national volunteering charity that aims to make volunteering part of the fabric of everyday life and a rewarding experience for everyone involved. The charity specialises in mentoring projects that tackle complex social issues. It also takes an innovative approach to employee volunteering, helping employees develop leadership, decision-making and negotiation skills and companies to build effective teams, engage staff and improve retention rates.

Before joining TimeBank in 2008, Helen was Director of Fundraising at the military charity SSAFA and was previously Head of Fundraising at Hospitality Action, the benevolent association for the hospitality industry.

Brought up on the Isle of Man, Helen now lives in East London. She studied for a degree and M.Phil at the London School of Economics before joining the School of Oriental and African Studies as Briefing Officer.

Helen is passionate about volunteering as an effective intervention to tackle complex social issues and believes that great volunteering can transform the lives of both volunteers and beneficiaries by building stronger, happier and more inclusive communities. She was inspired to work in the voluntary sector after volunteering as a Trustee of a small charity funding a school for deaf children in Tanzania.

On joining TimeBank, Helen undertook a fundamental review of the organisation’s vision, mission and values to define the charity’s core direction in its second decade. A new brand and website was launched reflecting this strategic review. During the last two years – and in a challenging economic climate for the voluntary sector – Helen’s focus has been on ensuring TimeBank’s long-term sustainability. This has been achieved by developing a comprehensive business plan, increasing the charity’s income streams and building a solid platform for the charity’s future development.

Helen is an inspirational speaker, who has spoken at House of Commons events, at Business4Better, Cass Business School and YMCA conferences; at Charity Works seminars; the Third Sector Women Lunch & Learn event and the speakers’ panel for the launch of Do-it among many others. She writes regular blogs about the challenges facing the voluntary sector.

Who will attend?

• AA • American Express • American Express Community Stadium • AMLIN • Arbuthnot Latham • Atom Bank • Bauer Media • BGL Group • Bosch Service Solutions • BP Group • BPI Recycled Products • Brainfood Consulting • BT • BUPA • CANON • Capita • Carillion • Channel Doctors • CITI • Covea Insurance • Customer Engagement Consulting • Customer Experience Foundation • Direct Line • Dobbies • DTZ
• DX GROUP • East Thames • Ellipse • Explore Learning • Financial Times • First Ark • First Great Western • First Rate Exchange • Forrester
• Genesis Housing • Global Payments • GlobalGiving UK • GolfBreaks • Great Western Railway • GSK • Heathrow • Hood Group • Housing Solutions • HSBC • Hutchinson • Hutchinson 3 UK • ITV • John Lewis • Kano • Kings Court Trust • Lifeplus • Linklaters • Lloyds Banking • Lloyds Banking Group • Lumleys • LV= • Macfarlane • ManpowerGroup • Marston’s Inns & Taverns • McNicholas • Morgan Sindall • Nationwide • NCFE • Norgon • Ovum • Prudential • Prudential Assurance • Prudential Financial Planning • QA • RBS • Richmond and Barnes Solicitors • RWE npower • Save the Children • Scania • South East Ambulance • South East Coast Ambulance NHS • Tate • Tate Britain & Tate Modern • Tesco • TMS • Tungsten Information Management • Virgin Money • WorldRemit • Yorkshire Water

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15 september 2017
VICTORIA PARK PLAZA

239 VAUXHALL BRIDGE ROAD,
LONDON, SW1V 1EQ

The four-star Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London, situated within walking distance of Victoria train, coach, bus and Underground stations, provides an excellent transportation link to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. The hotel is also centrally located to some of the city’s main tourist and shopping attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Harrods, the Houses of Parliament, Theatreland and Oxford Street.

On-site facilities include dining options, Amber Spa and an Executive Lounge, this Victoria Station hotel is thoughtfully designed to suit business, conference and leisure travellers alike. The Park Plaza Victoria London is also a non-smoking hotel.

DIRECTIONS:

From London Paddington National Railway Station (approx 25 mins)

  • Take London Underground
  • Travel via the southbound Bakerloo Line service to Oxford Circus
  • Change for the southbound Victoria Line service and depart at Victoria
  • Walk south on Wilton Road for 100 metres
  • Park Plaza Victoria London will be on your left

From King’s Cross & St. Pancras National Railway Station (approx 15 mins)

  • Take the London Underground
  • Take the Victoria Line southbound towards Brixton
  • Depart at Victoria
  • Walk south on Wilton Road for 100 metres
  • Park Plaza Victoria London will be on your left

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