Engaging the modern workforce

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Date(s) - 16/05/2017
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Cass Business School


Join our stellar panel of senior industry leaders on 16th May to discuss the reality of the modern workforce, the importance of mindset wellbeing in the workplace and the impact that effective coaching conversations can have.

The majority of businesses address engagement on a macro level providing free breakfasts, cool working spaces, gym memberships and the like. All of which are great but will never fully engage an individual. Partly because it’s a ‘one size fits all’ approach and we are all different, and partly because every business is offering much the same so it’s become the norm. Engaging talent needs to be addressed at a micro and individualised level – and this sits with their direct manager. To be ‘engaged’ in a business talent need to be experiencing optimum levels of mindset wellbeing at the very least. So, let’s start here!

Our panellists include:

Karen Blackett OBE is currently Chairwoman of MediaCom, the largest media agency in the UK with billings over £1 billion. Prior to this Karen was CEO for five years. Karen received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2014 and, in 2015, was the first business woman to be named Britain’s Most Influential Black person in the Power List.  In March 2016 Karen became the President of NABS, the advertising industry charity which focuses on health and wellbeing in the workplace and presenting the business case for diversity.

Helen Hyde is Personnel Director at Waitrose.  Helen is a John Lewis Partnership ‘lifer’ having joined the company as a graduate trainee almost 30 years ago.  She has held operational and people roles across the John Lewis Group and became the Personnel Director for Waitrose five years ago.  Helen is passionate about the power of coaching and is presently working for her Masters in Executive Coaching at Ashridge.

Jackie Daniels is the Chief Executive of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. Since Jackie’s appointment, the Trust has embarked upon a successful improvement journey – moving from being rated as ‘inadequate’ and in special measures by the Care Quality Commission in 2014, to ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for caring in 2017 and now sits among the top-rated NHS hospitals in the country. The Trust has won a number of national awards and is one of the top 50 most inclusive employers in the UK. Jackie is an avid health and wellbeing commentator and a member of the HSJ Women Leaders Board.  Jackie was recently selected as one of the leading NHS Chief Executives in the HSJ 2016 Top 50 Chief Executives Awards list.

Anna Rasmussen has been a leadership coach for 12 years and is the founder and CEO of Open Blend, an online tool that enables and supports people managers to have effective coaching conversations. Open Blend is proud to work with companies such as American Express, Bain & Company, Heathrow Airport, Mediacom and Waitrose.

6.15pm – 6.45pm Registration and networking

6.45pm – 8.15pm Debate

8.15pm – 9.00pm Networking and drinks

Venue: with thanks to our hosts Cass Business School


Bookings are closed for this event.