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

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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for Manchester (first tab) and Cardiff (second tab) below!

2019 agendas for Birmingham, Glasgow and Liverpool will be added shortly.

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Manchester | 15 November

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.40

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success

SPEAKER: Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary, Government in Parliament Group, Cabinet Office

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

Resilience and Mental Wellbeing: performing during times of stress

SPEAKER: Purdy Smith, Project Lead, The Wellbeing Project

Breakout session C

How to build great relationships: overcoming the behaviours holding you back

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

11.20

Networking & refreshment break

11.50

Now and then: 100 years of women in the civil service

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell Smith MBE, Founder, Cross Government Women's Network

12.20

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:

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

SPEAKER: Jess Baker, Psychologist & Women's Leadership Coach

Breakout session F:

Networking with confidence: creating rapport, respect and relationships

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

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Panel discussion

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

SPEAKER: Joanne Roney, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

SPEAKER: Louise Warde Hunter, Head of Housing, Urban Regeneration & Local Government, Department for Communities NI and Gender Champion for NICS

SPEAKER: Gerri Clement, Head of ALB Reform, Strategy Directorate, Defra

15.20

Closing address

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

SPEAKER: Joanna Roper, Special Envoy for Gender Equality, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

Cardiff | 7 February

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.30

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success

SPEAKER: Elan Closs Stephens CBE, BBC Board member for Wales & non-executive director, Welsh Government Board 

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

Breakout session D:

Flexible working: making it work for you and your team

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 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: tackling the challenge of owning your talents and accomplishments

Breakout session H:

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

13.15

Lunch

14.00

Panel session

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

15.20

Closing address

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

SPEAKER: Manon Antoniazzi, Chief Executive and Clerk to the National Assembly for Wales

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA