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Covid-19 employer webinar: what to do this week - 28th May 2020

May 28, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM · London
About This Webinar

Number 10 in the weekly 'what to do' series aimed at senior HR practitioners looking for expert guidance and advice on surviving the Coronavirus crisis and beyond.

As the country returns to work, we examine the steps the country needs to be taking and offer an employer's checklist. Learn from a unions expert and an organisation about to reopen its doors. Employers must get to grips with the sticking points and ensure they take proactive steps in re-opening for business.

We will also be looking to Europe for lessons after Cambridge University leaked a decision to remain online until September 2021. How does the short- and medium-term look for students of all ages?

As ever, do email elizabeth.smith@bfi.co.uk with any issues you would like to be addressed.

Drawing on our almost two decades' worth of pandemic planning and management expertise, we are delighted to offer these free weekly senior HR webinars as part of the #KeepBritainWorking initiative.

(You can find our full list of past and future conferences, workshops and webinars on our website: www.bfi.co.uk. We are currently developing all of our training in a digital format)

  • Employers and unions: key strategies for workplace return
  • Interview: working with your unions and reps
  • Education sector: messages, obfuscation and confusion - what does the science really say?
  • Interview: stages and strategy to reopen - a case study
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter BFI-UK
Elizabeth Smith - Director of Research
Elizabeth is director of research and a founding co-director at Business Forums International. She is responsible for all programme content and writing, and researches current areas of interest for senior HR professionals in large organisations. BFI is the UK’s leading HR risk specialist conference and training provider, delivering key and timely information to over 3,000 delegates a year both through public and in-house training courses.

Before founding BFI in 1996, Elizabeth specialised in researching corporate financial programmes in Asia and the Middle East, based in Dubai. She also worked in advertising and publishing in the Middle East and London.

Elizabeth was educated in the West Indies, Saudi Arabia and Belgium before reading Modern Languages at Durham University.

She is currently developing an online training course for line managers to raise awareness of menopause symptoms and ways that employers can work to make their workplaces more inclusive.
Webinar hosting presenter
Headmaster at Ryde School with Upper Chine
Webinar hosting presenter
Strategic Communications | Reputation Risk Mitigation | Issues & Crisis Communications | Communications Trainer & Coach
Founder and Director of Conduit Associates Ltd - a boutique global crisis and issues communications consultancy.

Strategic communications leader with substantive UK and international experience and expertise in media relations, reputation, crisis and issues management, particularly in high intensity situations. Skilled in risk mapping and mitigation, crisis response, crisis recovery and leading delivery of strategic communications objectives post crisis.

Sector experience includes financial services, retail, energy, government and policy making, international development and security.

Geographical experience includes UK South East Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia.

Founding Chartered CIPR PR Practitioner (CIPR), Affiliate Member, Institute of Risk Management
Webinar hosting presenter
Training and Development Director IPA
Derek Luckhurst has been the Training & Development Director of the IPA (Involvement And Participation Association) since December 2000 responsible for consultancy services. Previously he was the Manufacturing, Science And Finance Union’s National Secretary for Legal & General since 1996. He was instrumental in the establishment of a breakthrough partnership agreement, which was signed at L&G in 1997.

At IPA he has developed partnership workshops for the Inland Revenue, the Audit Commission, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Aintree NHS Trust, Bolton NHS Trust and Santander. In conjunction with the workshop, he has written a partnership induction programme specifically tailored for people working on partnership initiatives.

He is the author of “A Practitioner’s Guide To Sustaining Industrial Partnership” published by the IPA with DTI support in 2004, updated and re-published in 2011. He also wrote a Staff Representatives’ Handbook, which has been commissioned by Sanctuary Housing, Halfords, BP, Coral Racing and Avon Cosmetics.

He has worked with many organisations helping them with employee relations including United Welsh Housing Association, Steria, Standard Life, Santander, Norwich Union, Royal College Of Surgeons, The General Medical Council, The Prince’s Trust, Egg, Blue Arrow, Royal National Institute For Deaf People, Bank Of Ireland UK Financial Services, The Independent Police Complaints Commission, The Healthcare Commission, Avon Cosmetics, The Royal Fleet Auxiliary, The National Asthma Campaign, National Grid, Peabody Trust, British Bakeries, The Employers Organisation, Pizza Express, The Communication Workers Union, The Post Office, De La Rue Cash Systems, Peabody Housing, Corps of Commissionaires, The Cancer Research Campaign, South East Water, Inland Revenue, Eurotunnel, Siemens, Pfizer, Terrence Higgins Trust, Electoral Reform Services, Opportunity Links, Kelloggs, the CBI, Skandia, AOL Broadband, Vodafone, Kimberley Clark and BP, Pearson, City & Guilds and HCL.

Derek has also introduced the option-based consultation model for the effective involvement of the representatives of employees, be they union or non-union in identifying opinions and influencing the decision making process at a strategic level within organisations. Described by Keith Sisson, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations at Warwick Business School as a ‘landmark in UK industrial relations’, Derek has been busy training managers and employee representatives in option-based consultation in organisations like the Healthcare Commission, Standard Life, Bank Of Ireland, United Welsh Housing and many others.
Derek leads the IPA’s influential Best Practice Network and, with them, developed the “15 Strategic Questions” that have proved popular with representatives and senior managers alike. He is also the author of “The 5 Key Steps To Employee Engagement”, published in 2007, which explores the unique role representatives can play in ensuring staff lose the cynicism that blocks engagement.

He was a key player in developing a framework for flexible working in Legal & General and was responsible for the training of both managers and union representatives in how the concept should work in practice. A new anti-harassment and bullying procedure was established during his term of office together with improved grievance and disciplinary processes.
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