17 Mar, 20219:30 am-1:00 pm18 Mar, 20219:30 am-1:00 pm
Online Conference
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With 50% of the UK population currently working from home, a trend expected to carry on for the foreseeable future, the public sector is facing a significant shift in the way that it operates. It is evident that many organisations were unprepared to deal with this shift, with 48% of employers admitting that employee motivation was their greatest challenge and 41% of employees feeling anxious and isolated as a result of working from home.

Organisations across the public sector will need to make significant changes to their ways of working in order to ensure a more productive, supported and happy workforce which delivers results. It is clear that better working practices need to be implemented, as employees are more likely to work longer hours during Covid-19, whilst the output per hour in the UK is 16.3% below the average for the rest of the G7. Employers will need to balance this need to improve productivity with support for employee mental health and wellbeing, against a growing risk of burnout and increased anxiety among employees.

This event will provide public sector employers with the opportunity to come together and discuss common challenges whilst hearing how they can deliver innovative solutions that will deliver a more productive and happier workforce.

To ensure that this event is driven by the desire to make a difference and is able to offer real world solutions-focused approaches we have researched and designed this event from the ground up with virtual in mind from the outset.

As such we will be making full use of our virtual event platform to deliver engaging workshops, discussions, breakout rooms and so much more on topics including remote management, work optimisation and employee Covid-19 support.

We want to ensure you are able to leave this event with clear learning outcomes that you can take away and implement within your own organisation so please do feel free to contact us after the event.

Key Speakers

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Professor Yasin Rofcanin
Professor of Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management
University of Bath
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Kate Guthrie
Smarter Working Programme Director and Deputy Director for Workplace Experience
Government Property Agency
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Bridget Workman
Chief Executive
The Changing Work Company
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Simon Jolley
Assistant Director, Change and Internal Communications
Competition and Markets Authority
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Emma Mamo
Head of Workplace Wellbeing
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Kate Richardson
Head of National Office Programme
NHS Property Services


This Conference is specifically designed for the wider public sector, Central and Local Government, Health and the Voluntary Sectors. Typical job titles will include:

  • Heads of HR
  • HR Managers
  • Directors of People and Organisational Development
  • Heads of Workforce
  • Heads of Workplace Wellbeing
  • Directors of Occupational Health
  • Directors of Estates
  • Heads of Estate Management
  • Facilities Managers
  • Directors of Property
  • Service Transformation Managers
  • Heads of Delivery and Performance
  • Programme Directors