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Event agendas

Please find the agendas for the upcoming WiL events in London (first tab), Manchester (second tab) and Cardiff (third tab) below!

The full agenda for the 2020 Birmingham event will be added shortly.

Please click here to register for any of the upcoming WiL events

London | 29 October

08.30

Registration opens

09.20

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.30

Permanent Secretary opening address

Inspiring positive change: creating a culture of ownership and inclusion

SPEAKER: Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade

10.10

Breakout session A

Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversation

SPEAKER: Sarah Davies, Co-Founder & Director, Talking Menopause

Breakout session B

How to build great relationships: managing difficult conversations and building rapport

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

Breakout session C

Social mobility in the workplace: breaking down barriers and identifying tools for success

SPEAKER: Drew Morris, Head of Social Mobility, Ministry of Justice

SPEAKER: Gerri Clement, Deputy Director, EU Exit Implementation Capability Unit, Cabinet Office & Co-chair, Cross Government Social Mobility Network

Breakout session D

Communicating with confidence: gaining credibility and influence

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session E

Leading from the middle: developing presence and impact at any grade

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell-Smith MBE, Evidence Advisor, Environment Agency and Founder, Cross-Government Women's Network

Breakout session F

Resilience and mental wellbeing: enhancing your wellbeing to manage stress effectively

SPEAKER: Lucy Gower, Founder & Director, Lucidity and Author, The Innovation Workout

11.10

Networking & refreshments

11.40

Tackling gendered cultures: challenging discrimination and promoting equality

SPEAKER: Jason Ghaboos, Co-Chair, Home Office Gender Equality Network & Head of Sponsorship, Visas & Citizenship Operations, Home Office

12.20

Breakout session G

Introversion in leadership: unlocking the true value of the quiet leader

SPEAKER: Emma Taggart, Executive Leadership Coach for Introverts

Breakout session H

Finding your full voice: a toolkit for presenting with maximum impact

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session I

Imposter syndrome: separating the fears from the facts to own your accomplishments

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

Breakout session J

Networking with confidence: strategies and tools for effective and enjoyable networking

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

Breakout session K

Embracing flexible working: when, why & how?

SPEAKER: Professor Rosie Campbell, Director, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

SPEAKER: Victoria Taylor, National Officer and Women's Lead, FDA

Breakout session L

Sponsorship as the new mentorship: why you need a sponsor, and how to get one

13.20

Lunch

14.20

A lesson in confidence: operating on the edge of your comfort zone

SPEAKER: Alison Pritchard, Director General, Government Digital Service 

15.00

Closing Address

Never the less, she persisted: embracing change and squaring up to failure

SPEAKER: Harriet Minter, Journalist, Broadcaster and Founder, Guardian's Women in Leadership section

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

16.00 - 17.00

Informal networking drinks

Manchester | 20 November

08.30

Registration opens

09.20

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.30

Permanent Secretary opening address

Inspiring positive change: creating a culture of ownership and inclusion

SPEAKER: Melanie Dawes, Permanent Secretary, MHCLG

10.10

Breakout session A

Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversation

Breakout session B

Resilience and mental wellbeing: enhancing your wellbeing to manage stress effectively

SPEAKER: Dr Carole Pemberton, Resilience expert and Managing Director, Coaching to Solutions

 

Breakout session C

Communicating with confidence: gaining credibility and influence

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session D

How to build great relationships: managing difficult conversations and building rapport

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

11.10

Networking break

11.40

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

SPEAKER: Kathy Barnes, Chief Executive Officer, Defence Business Services, MOD

12.20

Breakout session E

Introversion in leadership: unlocking the true value of the quiet leader

Breakout session F

Imposter syndrome: separating the fears from the facts to own your accomplishments

SPEAKER: Anna Parker- Naples, Visibility Coach 

 

Breakout session G

Finding your full voice: a toolkit for presenting with maximum impact

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session H

Networking with confidence: strategies and tools for effective and enjoyable networking

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

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Leading from the middle: developing presence and impact at any grade

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell-Smith MBE, Evidence Advisor, Environment Agency and Founder, Cross-Government Women's Network

15.00

Closing Address

Never the less, she persisted: embracing change and squaring up to failure

15.40

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks

Cardiff | 6 February

08.30

Registration opens

09.20

Chair’s welcome and introduction

CHAIR: Fiona Eadie, President, FDA

09.30

Permanent Secretary opening address

Inspiring positive change: creating a culture of ownership and inclusion

SPEAKER: Bernadette Kelly, Permanent Secretary, Department of Transport

10.10

Breakout session A

Menopause in the workplace: seeking support and opening up the conversation

Breakout session B

Resilience and mental wellbeing: enhancing your wellbeing to manage stress effectively

Breakout session C

Communicating with confidence: gaining credibility and influence

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session D

How to build great relationships: managing difficult conversations and building rapport

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

11.10

Networking break

11.40

Authentic Leadership: finding the courage to lead authentically

12.20

Breakout session E

Introversion in leadership: unlocking the true value of the quiet leader

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

Breakout session F

Imposter syndrome: separating the fears from the facts to own your accomplishments

Breakout session G

Finding your full voice: a toolkit for presenting with maximum impact

SPEAKER: Cath Baxter, Professional Voice and Public Speaking Coach & Head of Voice, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Breakout session H

Networking with confidence: strategies and tools for effective and enjoyable networking

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

13.20

Lunch

14.20

Leading from the middle: developing presence and impact at any grade

SPEAKER: Keela Shackell-Smith MBE, Evidence Advisor, Environment Agency and Founder, Cross-Government Women's Network

15.00

Closing Address

Never the less, she persisted: embracing change and squaring up to failure

SPEAKER: Harriet Minter, Journalist, Broadcaster and Founder, Guardian's Women in Leadership section

15.40

Chair's closing remarks followed by networking drinks