Management & leadership, Volunteer management, HR

Developing and Elevating your Staff - Online conference

This new conference digs deeper into the best ways of ensuring your organisation retains and develops staff.

One-day online conference on Wednesday 26 October

“The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.“
Agha Hasan Abedi, Banker and Philanthropist 1970’s

This one-day conference explores how we can create a learning and development culture within our organisation. When we nurture and support staff to develop their skills, experience and confidence – hey, they may not stay with us forever – they will naturally be more motivated, high performing and engaged with the work we are doing.

During our workshops/sessions we will explore a number of ways managers can support learning, staff development and people’s career development, in ways that work for the organisation and the team member. So they stay here happy or move on happy and accomplished, saying what a great organisation we are.

Who should attend?

This conference is for anyone working with teams or supporting staff members.

At-a-glance agenda

10.00 – 10.15: Conference opening
10.00 – 11.00: Opening keynote with Q&A
11.00-11.15: Comfort break
11.15 – 12.15: Breakout sessions A, B, C
12.15-12.30: Comfort break
12.30 – 13.30: Breakout sessions E, F, G
13.30 – 14.15: Lunch
14.15 – 15.15: Breakout sessions H, I, J
15.15-15.30: Comfort break
15.30-16.00: Closing keynote

Find out more about your speakers here

Full agenda

10.00 – 10.15: Conference opening 

A welcome to the day and an overview of the conference programme

10.15 – 11.00: Opening keynote with Q&A 

In this keynote we will discuss why the development of staff should matter, what are the benefits for charities and why should they care? This keynote is a chance to understand and explore the benefits and drawbacks of, and the impact on, keeping the charity sector competitive with the corporate and public sector as an employer. Speaker: Nicholé McGill-Higgins; campaigner, coach and consultant 

11.00-11.15: Comfort break 

An opportunity to step away from your screen, and get some light refreshments

 

11.15 – 12.15: Breakout sessions A, B, C

Breakout sessions give you an overview of the theory of the session topic, practical ways to implement this in your work, and next steps to further learn and explore the topic.

A) Positive inductions – The development and retention of staff starts from the first day they join your organisation. Creating a positive induction experience gives you the opportunity to motivate and support a new member of staff as they begin their new role. Speaker: George Knight, Training Consultant, DSC.

B) When management can’t but coaching could – If managers manage and coaching is useful in management, what do coaches do?
Join this session to explore: what coaching is and isn’t; how it can be helpful in a line management context; how you can use coaching approaches for effective and purposeful, problem-solving; the all-round benefits of coaching for performance where managing performance just isn’t getting results – but you know the potential is there. Speaker: Cathy Shimmin, Senior Training Consultant, DSC.

C) Provide purpose to manage performance – This session will explore how organisational Mission, Vision and Values should drive our purpose and goals. Helping your staff to understand the vision of the future and communicating what is expected of them will give them a clear sense of purpose and direction in their work. Speaker: Eileen Browne, Training Consultant, DSC.

12.15-12.30: Comfort break

An opportunity to step away from your screen, and get some light refreshments

 

12.30 – 13.30: Breakout sessions E, F, G

E) Positive inductions – Description as above

F) When management can’t but coaching could – Description as above

G) Provide purpose to manage performance – Description as above

13.30 – 14.15: Lunch 

Grab some lunch and join a breakout room to talk with conference attendees

 

14.15 – 15.15: Breakout sessions H, I, J

H) Positive inductions – Description as above

I) When management can’t but coaching could – Description as above

J) Provide purpose to manage performance – Description as above

15.15-15.30: Comfort break 

An opportunity to step away from your screen, and get some light refreshments

 

15.30-16.00: Closing keynote 

Building a positive culture – How do you build a positive culture and what are the benefits for your organisation? DSC CEO, Debra Allcock Tyler, shares some final words on how this can be done and what it takes.

 

Find out more about your speakers here

 

Early Bird prices until 17:00 on Friday 2 September

Band A: £59

Band B: £69

Band C: £89

 

Prices after Early Bird ends

Band A: £69

Band B: £79

Band C: £99

Conference schedule

Please choose one session per time slot.
 

26 Oct 2022
Positive inductions11:15 — 12:15
When management can’t but coaching could 11:15 — 12:15
Providing purpose to manage performance11:15 — 12:15
Positive inductions12:30 — 13:30
When management can’t but coaching could 12:30 — 13:30
Providing purpose to manage performance12:30 — 13:30
Positive inductions14:15 — 15:15
When management can’t but coaching could 14:15 — 15:15
Providing purpose to manage performance14:15 — 15:15

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
£59.00
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
£69.00
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.
£89.00

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