Wellbeing at Work Event Edinburgh 2018

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The Wellbeing at Work Event returns for the third year in central Edinburgh on 26 April 2018. The event will provide HR professionals and business leaders the opportunity to learn from experts and peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across the UK and Europe.

Watch our London 2017 event video here

An excellent day! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and have taken away so much to take back to the workplace – Thank you!

Head of Employee Programmes, Lloyds Banking Group

The Wellbeing at Work Event provides a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practitioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve wellbeing programmes in the workplace. Corporate wellness is helping organisations to attract and retain talent, reduce absenteeism and create happier and healthy workplaces.

An excellent range of speakers and ideas to take back to the workplace

Head of HR, Toshiba

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Evelyn Toma, Managing Director, Re-tek

Evelyn Toma, Managing Director, Re-tek


Business Leader creating productive and positive environments that bring out the best in people & producing outstanding results

Julie Gemmell, Head of Human Resources, Scottish Rugby Union

Julie Gemmell, Head of Human Resources, Scottish Rugby Union


Responsible for managing the HR function for employees and professional rugby players across various sites throughout Scotland

Helen Honeyman, Head of HR policy, Products & Governance, Royal Bank of Scotland

Helen Honeyman, Head of HR policy, Products & Governance, Royal Bank of Scotland


Experienced Head of Policy, Wellbeing and Governance with a demonstrated history of working in the Global
Financial services industry

Celia Tennant, Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland

Celia Tennant, Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland


20 years’ leadership experience in the private sector & 8 years as CEO of Inspiring Scotland

Jeanette Forbes, Chief Executive, PCL Group

Jeanette Forbes, Chief Executive, PCL Group


2017 CEO of the Year, Scotland Women in Technology Awards

Annika Crisp, Head of HR, Scottish FA

Annika Crisp, Head of HR, Scottish FA


More than eight years experience in a multinational environment and six years in high volume International Recruitment and HR

Jackie Wilks, Director – Diversity, Wellness and CSR, Verisk Analytics

Jackie Wilks, Director – Diversity, Wellness and CSR, Verisk Analytics


Engaging with senior leadership and HR to establish the D&I strategy for the Verisk group of companies

Kirsty Lynagh, Chief People Officer – People and Development, Nucleus

Kirsty Lynagh, Chief People Officer – People and Development, Nucleus


A high growth Scottish fintech company & Kirsty is a people geek at heart & a long time champion of ‘humans’ rather than ‘resources’

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Health Spokesman, Scottish Liberal Democrats

Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP, Health Spokesman, Scottish Liberal Democrats


MSP for Edinburgh Western and the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman

Bertie van Wyk  Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

Bertie van Wyk Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller


Equiping organisations with the knowledge and skills to become more productive, healthy and connected

Alex Joyce, Employee Director, NHS Lothian

Alex Joyce, Employee Director, NHS Lothian


After a 30 year career in the NHS, Alex was appointed Employee Director of NHS Lothian in 2012

Shirley Campbell, People and Organisational Development Director, Scottish Water

Shirley Campbell, People and Organisational Development Director, Scottish Water


As a member of the Scottish Water Executive Shirley is the Director for People, Workplace and Organisational
Development

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society


International Speaker, Stress Management/Wellbeing expert, Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer.

Amy McDonald, Founder, Headtorch

Amy McDonald, Founder, Headtorch


A passion for respect and equality at work with theatre and L&D

08:00 – 08:55

Registration and Networking

 

08:55 – 09:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society

 

09:00 – 09:20

Supporting Initiatives Towards Positive Mental Health

Driving a policy framework that supports mental health initiatives for those who need it the most.

Alex Hamilton-Cole MSP, Spokesperson for Health, Scottish Liberal Democrats

 

09:20 – 09:45

Bringing Wellbeing to the Top of the Organisational Agenda

  • Wellbeing as part of an overall leadership strategy for change
  • Driving wellness from the top to help employees improve their health
  • The journey of what employees really think about initiatives to improve their wellbeing to what is actually offered

Helen Honeyman, Head of HR policy, Products & Governance, Royal Bank of Scotland

 

09:45 – 10:10

Implementing a Culture of Health & Wellbeing

  • Creating a framework to support employee health
  • Sustaining a flourishing workforce by promoting physical, mental and emotional health
  • Overcoming the challenges of implementing wellbeing initiatives in a wide variety of occupations and settings
  • Combing approaches to employee wellbeing through a coordinated approach between different teams

Kristy Lynagh, Chief People Officer and Development, Nucleus Financial

 

10:10 – 10:35

The Role of Leadership in Promoting Wellbeing Initiatives

  • Hear from the Leader of Scottish Business of the Year 2017
  • Why the senior management in any organisation is key to promoting physical, mental and emotional health
  • Ensuring employees understand that their leadership supports the benefits that promote overall wellness
  • How can senior management show employees that they are valued?
  • Promoting employee wellbeing in a climate that is cultivated, embraced and supported by high-level leaders and managers

Evelyn Toma, Managing Director, Re-Tek

 

10:35 – 11:00 – Networking Break

 

11:00 – 11:50

Panel Debate: Employee Wellbeing and Organisational Strategy 

  • How can HR ensure support for wellbeing initiatives from senior management?
  • Measuring the financial ROI of employee wellbeing?
  • Understanding the connection between financial metrics and employee wellbeing
  • Enabling a supportive culture through a wellbeing strategy

Julie Gemmell, Head of Human Resources, Scottish Rugby Union 

Shirley Campbell, People, Workplace and OD Director, Scottish Water 

Annika Crisp, Head of HR, Scottish FA

Dee Denholm, Head of Human Resources, Queen Margaret University

Evelyn Toma, Managing Director, Re-Tek

Alex Joyce, Employee Director, NHS Lothian

 

11.50 – 12.15

Cognitive and Social Economics at Work

For over half a century, ergonomic principles have been an integral part of Herman Miller’s products, environments, knowledge base and customer service. The purpose of this presentation is to give you an understanding of what ergonomics is, what we believe in when applying ergonomics to the design of workspaces, and how we have applied these principles to everything we do with real-life case studies.

Bertie van Wyk, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

 

12:15 – 12:40

Change Strategies that Improve Employee Wellbeing

  • Ensuring employee wellbeing is taken into consideration in times of change
  • Strategies to mitigate risks to wellbeing in times of change
  • Changing the mindset of employees that change represents an opportunity rather than a threat to their position?

Jackie Wilks, Director, Diversity, Wellness & CSR Programmes, Wood Mackenzie 

 

12:40 – 13:45    Networking lunch

 

13:45 – 14:10

Mental health at work is top priority – the miracle has happened

  • what’s noticeable when the miracle has happened?
  • what values are embedded in this mentally healthy culture?
  • what needs to be in place to enable the miracle?
  • where is your organisation on the journey towards the miracle?

Amy McDonald, Founder, Headtorch

 

14:10 – 14:35

Fireside Chat: It Is People Who Drive an Organisation

This session will discuss how wellbeing is essential for ambitious, highly motivated people in any organisation to drive forward its mission.

Celia Tennant, Chief Executive, Inspiring Scotland

Jeanette Forbes, Chief Executive, PCL Group

 

14:35 – 15:00

Case Study Session

Speaker & Session to be announced shortly

 

15.00 – 15.25    Networking Break

 

15.25 – 16.25

Round Table Discussions

Delegates will discuss key wellbeing issues with the colleagues at their tables. Each table will feature a captain who will lead the debate.

 

16:25 – 16:30

Chair’s closing remarks   

 

16:30 – 17:30

Networking Drinks   

 

Changeboard

Changeboard

Changeboard.com is a global HR jobs site, career advice and community platform for HR professionals

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights provides global insight, intelligence and the latest trends around the future of the workplace

Headtorch

Headtorch

Creating positive mental health at work

Herman Miller

Herman Miller

Menself

Menself

Menself+ Improving the health and wellbeing of men in Scotland

Stress Management Society

Stress Management Society

Since 2003, our dream has been to create a happier, healthier, more resilient and sustainable world.

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26th April 2018
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Venue

Assembly Rooms
54 George St
Edinburgh, EH2 2LR United Kingdom