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Wrigleys' Employment Law Conference for CharitiesNext steps for Inclusion and Wellbeing at Work

Thursday 6th June, 2024 |
Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds LS1 2HA

This is a paid for event

This conference will explore inclusion and wellbeing in the workplace and offer strategies for working with employees. The day will include breakout sessions and opportunities to network with the speakers and other delegates, along with updates on the key recent developments in employment law. The conference will be beneficial to all those involved in managing people.
 
We are delighted to announce Alison Unsted as this year's keynote speaker.


Alison Unsted is the CEO of MindForward Alliance, a leading global not-for-profit membership organisation transforming workplace culture into one that supports the mental health of its employees. Alison’s role is instrumental in setting the standards for workplace mental health globally, through leadership of MindForward Alliance’s Thriving at Work programmes.

Alison has over 25 years’ experience gained in both operational and specialist global HR leadership roles across professional services, retail and STEM industries working for employers such as law firm Hogan Lovells, the John Lewis Partnership and BAE Systems plc. She is a subject matter expert in the field of diversity, inclusion, and workplace wellbeing.

 
Read what our delegates had to say about last year's conference

'Excellent, informative day with great speakers/topics covered'  'Fantastic organisation of the conference'  'Really useful law updates and future proposals to take forward into the workplace'
 
 
 
 
We are offering a 10% discount for additional delegates attending from the same organisation.

Please see pricing information

Programme

Registration and refreshments

Merchants Hall

Welcome and Introduction

Sue King a partner in Wrigleys' charities and employment team 

 

Herringbone Suite 

Case Law Update for Charities

Alacoque Marvin a partner in Wrigleys' charities and employment team 

 

Herringbone Suite 

Legislation update

Michael Crowther an associate in Wrigleys' charities and employment team 

 

Herringbone Suite 

Data Protection Update

Ibrahim Hasan is a lawyer and director of Act Now Training Limited 

In an era of advancement of AI, enabling faster and deeper analysis of personal data, it is essential for professionals across all sectors to remain informed about the latest developments in data protection law. Join us for an enlightening session with Ibrahim Hasan, as he delves into recent updates in data protection law and explores potential future changes to the UK GDPR and PECR. 

 

Herringbone Suite 

Refreshment break

Merchants Hall

Why there is no wellbeing without inclusion

Keynote speech

 

Alison Unsted is Chief Executive Officer of MindForward Alliance 

MindForward Alliance a leading global not-for-profit membership organisation transforming workplace culture into one that supports the mental health of its employees. Using best practices from around the globe, they offer a range of tools and services to support businesses create mentally healthy workplaces. 

 

Herringbone Suite 

11:55 - 13:00 BREAKOUT SESSION

Please select which breakout you would like to attend

Breakout 1A: Inclusion and flexible working: a case study

Alacoque Marvin a partner in Wrigleys' charities and employment team

A chance to work through an example flexible working request with your fellow delegates applying the updated rules and considering inclusive practice.

Breakout 1B: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – next steps in the journey

Sue King a partner in Wrigleys' charities and employment team plus guest speakers from Legal Lynk

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Equity – what does this look like in your charity and how can you move forward? 

 

During this interactive session, the speakers will explore practical approaches to assist charities in progressing their strategies around equality, diversity, inclusion and equity. Through polls and discussions, together we will identify where you are on the journey, what is going well, and potential ways forward. Rukhsar and Maryam will give examples of lived experiences and alternative ways they could have been managed. This session promises to be an excellent chance for candid discussion and practical suggestions.

Lunch

Merchants Hall  

14:00 - 15:05 BREAKOUT SESSION

Please select which breakout you would like to attend

Breakout 2A: Acas – more than conciliation

Helen Houghton, Senior Business Adviser at Acas 

In this workshop Helen Houghton, Senior Business Adviser at Acas, will discuss the importance of an inclusive and engaged workforce and will explore the different methods of support that Acas can offer to achieve this. This will include a case study, describing different services Helen has been able to offer to an organisation in the third sector.   

Breakout 2B: Neurodiversity in the workplace

Michael Crowther an associate in Wrigleys' charities and employment team and Dr Alice Siberry, Criminal Justice Neurodiversity Consultant at Creased Puddle 

In this workshop Dr Alice Siberry, Criminal Justice Neurodiversity Consultant at Creased Puddle, will lead a session discussing neurodiversity in the workplace. 

Refreshment break

Merchants Hall  

Domestic abuse: why it’s a workplace issue and what employers can do about it

Susan Bright, CEO, Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse  

The Employers’ initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) is a charity which raises awareness of domestic abuse amongst UK employers, provides them with the tools to support their employees who are impacted by domestic abuse, and brings employers together to share best practice.  This session will share information about the prevalence of domestic abuse and its impact in the workplace, and set out some practical steps employers can take to support their employees who are impacted. 

 

Herringbone Suite 

 

Panel session

Our panellists include Sue King, Alacoque Marvin, Michael Crowther and guest speaker Susan Bright 

 

Herringbone Suite 

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