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

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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for Birmingham (first tab) and Glasgow (second tab) below!

2019 agendas for Liverpool, Belfast, London and Manchester will be added shortly.

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Birmingham | 14 March

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

09.40

Positioning yourself as a leader: redefining success

SPEAKER: Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department for Transport

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

Managing your resilience and wellbeing: coping with increasingly uncertain times 

SPEAKER: Jo Clift, Founder, Jo Clift Consulting & Associate Trainer, Dods

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

Authentic Leadership: Finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Grace Ononiwu OBE, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS West Midlands Region

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: Fiona Buckland, Professional Life Coach, Fiona Buckland Coaching

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

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

SPEAKERS:

Navroza Ladha, Deputy Director, Digital Skills & Inclusion Policy, DCMS

Natasha Harris, Director of People, Ofwat

Dr Sharleene Bibbings, Chief of Staff, UK Export Finance

Charlotte Clark, Director for Private Pensions and ALB partnerships, DWP

15.20

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

SPEAKER: Poli Stuart-Lacey, Director of Communications, HMRC

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Vicky Johnson, President, ARC

Glasgow | 16 May

08.45

Registration opens

09.30

Chair's welcoming address

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.35

Opening address

SPEAKER: Leslie Evans, Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government

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: Gayle Gorman, Chief Executive, Education Scotland

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

SPEAKER: Fiona Buckland, Professional Life Coach, Fiona Buckland Coaching

Breakout session H:

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

SPEAKER: Jo Anderson, Director of External Affairs, Scottish Association Mental Heath

13.15

Lunch

14.15

Panel session

Amplifying diverse voices: leveraging our differences to drive success

SPEAKER: Jillian Kay, Director, Grenfell Recovery and Resilience, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

SPEAKER: Penelope Cooper, Chief Executive, Scottish Public Pensions Agency 

15.20

Closing address

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

SPEAKER: Dr Bridget McConnell CBE, Chief Executive, Glasgow Life

16.00

Chair’s closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA