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

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Agenda

Please find below the event agenda for our upcoming two-day Women into Leadership virtual event!

Please note, if you were previously registered for the conference in Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff or London, your place has been automatically transferred to the virtual conference, taking place online on Tuesday 23rd - Wednesday 24th February 2021.

Please get in touch with conference.admin@dodsgroup.com if you have any queries.

Day One | 23rd February 2021

09.15

Chair's welcome and introduction

09.25

Permanent Secretary's opening address:

Leading the charge: creating a culture of inclusivity & inspiring positive change

SPEAKER: Susan Acland-Hood, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education

10.00

Comfort break

10.15

Breakout session A

Working parents: banishing guilt to manage
wellbeing and power success

SPEAKER: Gifty Enright, Author & International Speaker

Breakout session B

Maximising your impact in online communications

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

Breakout session C

The power of a network: building your support system and finding your tribe

SPEAKER: Cherron Inko-Tariah, Author, 'The Incredible Power of Staff Networks'; Consultant & Coach, The Power of Staff Networks

11.15

Comfort break

11.40

Plenary address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership

12.10

Comfort break

12.20

Breakout session D

Protecting your mental health during uncertain times: key lessons to take forward from COVID-19

Breakout session E

Thinking on the spot: responding with coherence under pressure

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

Breakout session F

Cultural Intelligence: empowering yourself and engaging innovatively

SPEAKER: Jennifer Izekor, Executive Director, Above Difference

13.20

Lunch

14.15

Plenary address

Exploring the Confidence Conundrum: a lesson in knowing and demonstrating your worth

15.00

Comfort break

15.15

Closing address

Failing forward: the necessity of risk-taking for success

16.00

Chair's closing remarks

Day Two | 24th February 2021

09.15

Chair's welcome and introduction

09.25

Permanent Secretary's opening address

Leading the charge: creating a culture of inclusivity & inspiring positive change

SPEAKER: Sarah Healey, Permanent Secretary, Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

10.00

Comfort break

10.15

Breakout session G

Transforming your stress into resilience: bouncing back from adversity

Breakout session H

Preparing for the SCS: are you ready for a promotion?

SPEAKER: Richard Hillsdon, Dods Trainer

Breakout session I

Succeeding remotely: progressing your career ambitions by embracing impactful remote working 

11.15

Comfort break

11.40

Plenary address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership

SPEAKER: Sherin Aminossehe, Director of Infrastructure, Ministry of Defence

12.10

Comfort break

12.20

Breakout session J

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

SPEAKER: Julie Dennis, Menopause at Work Trainer

Breakout session K

Managing challenging situations at work: transforming the destructive energy of conflict

SPEAKER: Ishreen Bradley, Chief Inspection Officer, Equality Pioneers

Breakout session L

Tackling imposter syndrome head-on: facing up to fears and owning your accomplishments

13.20

Lunch

14.15

Plenary address

Exploring the Confidence Conundrum: a lesson in knowing and demonstrating your worth

SPEAKER: Zamila Bunglawala, Deputy Head of Unit & Deputy Director of Policy & Strategy, Race Disparity Unit, Cabinet Office

15.00

Comfort break

15.15

Closing address

Failing forward: the necessity of risk-taking for success

16.00

Chair's closing remarks