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Investors in People
08 Dec 2009
National conference held at Westminster Conference Centre, London
Building on the success of 2008, this year’s Investors in People 9th National Conference focused on the performance challenges faced by employers in the downturn. ACAS/CIPD guide on managing in a recession CLICK HERE  
Programme
10:00
Polly Toynbee, Journalist and Commentator, The Guardian
Welcome from Conference Chair

What's on now:
10:05
Simon Jones, Chief Executive, Investors in People UK
How Investors in People can support organisational improvement

10:20
David MacLeod and Nita Clarke: Transforming performance through employee engagement: findings from the MacLeod Review
David MacLeod, Co-author of the MacLeod Review Nita Clarke, Director IPA

10:40
Lord Young of Norwood Green, Minister for Postal Affairs and Employment Relations, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Keynote address - Keeping Britain competitive through the downturn

10:50
Panel discussion: Session 1
David MacLeod, co-author of the MacLeod Review Sue Round, Head of Learning and Development, Sainsbury’s Professor Cary Cooper CBE, Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Relations), Lancaster University

11:20
Refreshments and networking
11:45
Session 2 - Forum 1: Corporate Health Responsibility: How to realise the bottom line performance benefits of embracing health and wellbeing at work
Peter Barnard, Registrar, The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

11:45
Session 2 - Forum 4: High performance workplaces: How to improve efficiency with transformational HR
Stephen Moir, Corporate Director - People, Policy and Law, Cambridgeshire County Council, winner of HR Strategy Award in 2009 Penny Tamkin, Programme Director, Leading for High Performance, The Work Foundation IIP Facilitator: Cliff Sparrowhawk

11:45
Session 2 - Forum 5: How to measure performance: From job satisfaction to employee engagement
Angela Baron, Adviser, Employee Engagement, CIPD

12:35
Dame Carol Black DBE, National Director for Health and Work
Keynote address - The performance payback of a healthy workforce: tangible results for people and organisations

12:55
Dame Carol Black DBE, National Director for Health and Work
Question and answer

13:00
Buffet lunch and networking
14:00
Chris Humphries CBE, Chief Executive, UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Investors in People - its future with the UK Commission for Employment and Skills

14:20
Session 4 - Forum 2: Keeping staff onside: How to effectively engage employees in a recession
Dr Angela Carter, Research Fellow, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield

14:20
Session 4 - Forum 1: Corporate Health Responsibility: How to realise the bottom line performance benefits of embracing health and wellbeing at work
Christine Hancock, Director, The Oxford Health Alliance

15:05
Refreshments and networking
15:35
Professor Bob Fryer CBE, Chairman, Campaign for Learning
Prospects for learning in the downturn

15:50
Sir David Normington KCB, Permanent Secretary, Home Office
Transformational leadership in the Home Office and the impact of Investors in People accreditation to staff development

16:15
Questions and discussion: Session 5
16:20
Chair’s closing comments
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