Business culture is a powerful enabler and never is this more apparent than right now. The way we lead, communicate, support and collaborate has a critical bearing on how successfully our organisations are able to pivot to our "new normal".

Over the course of 2 afternoons, our speakers, who include some of the best and most innovative minds in HR and business today from major UK and international companies, will share how they are dialing up purpose to keep stakeholders engaged; supporting employee wellbeing and learning; maintaining a focus on D&I at a time of significant challenge and reorienting their talent approach.

Keynote Speaker: Author & Workplace Culture Expert, Bruce Daisley

Work Rebooted: Reconstructing work culture after the shock of 2020. How can we create resilient, creative cultures that achieve breakthrough performance.

About the Speaker: Bruce was responsible for the development of Twitter in three continents and previously ran YouTube UK at Google. He is now an author on better working published in Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and more.

He runs the top business podcast, Eat Sleep Work Repeat. His first book - about improving work & work culture - was a Sunday Times #1 bestseller and has been translated into 14 languages. His second book The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again was published in Jan 2020 and is now the No. 1 Sunday Times Business Bestseller.

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Key Themes & Insights

Join other business leaders to share in ground-breaking insights from today's major business trends:

1. The transformation of culture at speed and scale
2. A new approach to leadership
3. Putting wellbeing and compassion at the heart of business
4. Building community and evolving approaches to employee listening
5. Digital transformation and the impact of remote working
6. Talent strategies for the new normal
7. HR’s evolving role in the C-Suite
8. Maintaining our commitment to diversity and inclusion
9. Dialling up purpose & being authentically led by our values
10. Reorienting to shifting needs in personal/team learning & development

Conference Programme

Tim Pointer, Founder, Business Culture Awards

Keynote session:
  “Work Rebooted: Reconstructing work culture after the shock of 2020. How can we create resilient, creative cultures that achieve breakthrough performance.”
Speaker: Bruce Daisley, Author & Business Culture Expert

Case Study Interview:
“The New Culture of Leadership”
Speaker: Eugenio Pirri, Chief People and Culture Officer - Global Diversity Champion, Dorchester Collection (Winner Leadership)
Session Themes: Leadership, Values & Behaviours, Inclusion

Case Study Interview:
“The transformative power of our “People Promise” and how it’s been stress-tested in 2020”
Speaker: Helen Kelley, Internal Communications & Engagement Director, Inmarsat (Winner Employer Brand)
Session Themes: Transformation, Values & Behaviours, Leadership

Networking break

Panel Discussion:
“How are we Making Inclusive Decisions Today?”
Philip Wilson, Chief Psychologist & Chief Assessor, Civil Service Fast Stream (Winner D&I)
Tali Shlomo, Head of Inclusion and Wellbeing, Shearman & Sterling LLP (Judge)
Aggie Mutuma, Group People Director, Argent Foods (Judge)
Session Chair: Fiona Young, Content Director and Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Hive Learning
Session Themes: Diversity & Inclusion, Behaviours, Talent

Purpose Masterclass (Live Workshop Discussion)
: “Your purpose probably isn’t good enough for our new reality”
Atif Sheikh, CEO, businessfourzero
Session Themes: Transformation, Leadership, Leading Change

Panel Discussion:
"Putting Wellbeing and Compassion at the Heart of How we do Business"
Linda Mountford, Northern Europe Commercial HR Director, Thai Union Group Europe incl. John West Foods (Judge & Winner)
Stephanie Neuvirth, Global Vice President, People and Organization, Mars Veterinary Health, a division of Mars (Judge & Winner)
Ali Mohammed, Executive Director of HR & OD, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Judge & Previous Winner)
Session Themes: Wellbeing, Behaviour Change

Networking break

Panel Discussion:
“Creating a Culture of Innovation to Disrupt a Sector”
Darryl Cooke, Executive Chairman, gunnercooke llp. Author of “To Innovate or Not to Innovate? A Blueprint for the Law Firm of the Future” (Business Culture Awards Overall Winner)
Natalie Wharton, Founder and Managing Director, Wharton Business Consulting (Leadership Winner)
Alastair Barlow, Founder & Chief Dreamer, flinder
Session Themes: Disruption, Innovation, Leading Change, Leadership

Case study Interview:
“A Cultural Shift to Everyday Learning & Collaboration”
Speaker: John Shurmer, Head of Digital Learning, Barclays (Winner Learning)
Session Themes: Digital Learning, Behaviour Change, Transformation

Closing comments, Tim Pointer, Founder, Business Culture Awards

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Networking & drinks

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Key Details

Date - Tuesday 22nd September, 2020

Conference - 08:00 - 16:30, showcasing more than 15 unmissable Case Study presentations & discussions featuring senior practitioners.

Venue - Thomas Lord Suite, Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, St John's Wood, London NW8 8QN. (Access via Grace Gate Entrance).

How to get there - Lord's Cricket Ground is a 5 minute-walk from St John's Wood Station (Jubilee Line) and a 15 minute-walk from Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee & Metropolitan Lines)

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Conference Agenda

8:45-9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 xxx Tim Pointer, Chair of Judges

9:15 - 9:45 Keynote from current Overall Winner, xxx, Dr Carly Telford, Senior Organisational Psychologist & Helen Roberts, Business Development & Marketing Manager (Go Engage), Wrightington Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (Overall Winner, Winner Technology & Analytics and Winner Public/Not-For-Profit 2020) Engagement, Technology

9:45-10:45 xxx, Elvin Eldic, Global Director, People & Performance Innovation (Winner Innovation) Engagement, Innovation

10:45-11:15 xxx, Helen Constantine, Talent Delivery Manager & Anthony Walker, Director, Sainsbury's + t-three (Winner Next Generation 2020) Next Generation

11:15-11:35 Coffee & Networking

11:35-12:05 xxx, Catherine Dineley, Head of Group Culture, Lloyds Banking Group - Group Culture (Winner Transformation 2020) Transformation

12:05-12:35 xxx, Eugenio Pirri, Dorchester Collection (Joint Winner Leadership 2020) Leadership, Purpose & Values

12:35-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Break out session 1 - XXX, Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, CultureIQ TBC

2:00-2:30 xxx, Helen Kelley, Internal Communications & Engagement Director, Inmarsat (Winner Employer Brand & Values 2020) Purpose & Values

2:30-3:00 xxx, Linda Mountford, Northern Europe Commercial HR Director, John West Foods (Winner Learning 2019) Learning

3:00-3:30 xxx, Bjørn Thonvold, VP Human Resources, Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Winner International) Transformation

3:30-4:00 xxx, Sarah Elsy, Content Curation & Campaign Lead & Fiona Young, Content Director and Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Barclays + Hive Learning (Winner Learning 2020) Learning, Technology

4:00-4:30 xxx, Alexandra Pierce & Theo Keane, Domestic & General + businessfourzero (Highly Commended Team 2020)

4:30-6:00 Networking Drinks

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