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10.15 – 10.25 Chair’s opening
Lauren Weymouth, Editor, Charity Times

10.25-10.50 Wellbeing: What does a happy workplace look like post-Covid?

Claire Warner, Wellbeing Consultant

There has been an increased focus on mental health and wellbeing throughout the pandemic, but what have leaders learned and how much work is still to be done?

10.50-11.15 Imposter syndrome: How to inspire others through tackling a confidence crisis

Elham Fardad, CEO, Migrant Leaders

Imposter syndrome is something that affects almost all leaders at some point in time. Elham Fardad speaks candidly about her own experiences, and how, as a leader, speaking openly about your own confidence issues will help to instil confidence in others.

11.15 – 11.30 Comfort Break

11.30 – 11.55 Learning and development: The importance of internships and mentoring to instil a culture of growth

Tokunbo Ajasa Oluwa, CEO, Career Ready

The charity sector is in a recruitment crisis, yet there are more young people in need of work than ever. So how can the charity sector help to attract new talent through paid internships? And how can mentoring encourage a culture of growth and professional development?

11.55 – 12.20 Turning apathy to empathy – are charity comms fit for purpose?

Kimberly Ferguson, Brand Manager, Christian Aid

More than half of Brits think charities are bottomless pits that are too corporate and have lost their humanity. To navigate challenges ahead, Kimberley Ferguson explores what charities can tackle this apathy head on, taking inspiration from both within and outside of the sector.

12.20 – 13.00 Lunch Break

13.00 – 13.25 Keynote Speaker: Rallying together in crisis: Learning from the incredible story of NHS Charities Together

Ellie Orton, Chief Executive, NHS Charities Together

NHS Charities Together grew almost overnight during the peak of the pandemic, which put an extraordinary amount of pressure on NHS services. In this insightful keynote session, the charity’s CEO, Ellie Orton, opens up about her whirlwind leadership journey and the importance of rallying together to grow a small team into a huge national organisation, which has helped to raise millions of pounds for NHS charities across the UK.

13.25 – 13.50 How to build a strong and supportive culture remotely

Zoe Amar, Chair, Digital Code of Practice

More charities than ever before are working remotely, but research shows remote work makes it harder for many teams to connect. With this in mind, how can leaders work to build stronger and more supportive teams through a screen? And what daily practices can help to keep staff happy and motivated?

13.50 – 14.05 Comfort Break

14.05- 14.30 Empathetic leadership: How greater empathy can lead to more productive workplaces

David Welch, CEO, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

The pandemic has stretched charity teams more than ever before, creating a need for more flexible leadership. This session will explore how empathy can be a key tool in this process, unlocking more opportunities and a more connected workforce.

14.30 – 15.00 Panel discussion: How can charities tackle a recruitment crisis?

Panel chair: Lauren Weymouth, Editor, Charity Times

Paul Nott, Consultant/Coach
Kate Moss, Business Development & Project Management, Harbour Housing

There are fewer people wanting to join the charity sector than ever before. But why? And what can charities do to change it? This panel discussion will explore how the recruitment crisis is affecting charities first hand and provide some practical advice for helping you to reach exceptional candidates in an increasingly competitive market. 

15.00 – 15:05 Chair's roundup and end of conference.

Lauren Weymouth, Editor, Charity Times