Programme announced for Third Sector Strategic People Conference 2016

Thursday 10 March 2016, America Square Conference Centre, London

Agenda Consulting, a people research consultancy specialising in the not-for-profit sector, is delighted to announce Su Sayer CBE – Chair of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Dame Stephanie Shirley – successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, as keynote speakers for its annual Third Sector Strategic People Conference on 10 March 2016 at America Square Conference Centre in London.

This one day conference attracts around 200 Third Sector professionals, including Chief Executives, HR and Volunteering leaders. Speakers will share their insights and best practice advice on leadership and strategic people management.

In the morning, Su Sayer CBE will deliver her speech ‘Successful Leaders have the Personal Touch’ and in the afternoon, Dame Stephanie will address ‘Leading from the Front – How to Break the Mould’.

Delegates will choose two of six workshops to attend, as well as enjoy a networking lunch and an evening drinks reception.

The following workshops will be led by experts from eight charities:

Loud and Clear: Give Voice to your People Strategy using Internal Comms – John Townsend, Internal Communications Manager, Children’s Society; Claire Westall, Strategic Communications Officer, Macmillan; Jess Noble, Internal Communications Manager, RNLI

Managing Community Volunteers with a Light Touch – Barbara Gale, CEO, St Nicholas Hospice

Look After your People and Deliver Results – Implementing our Organisational Health Strategy – Adrian Blair, Director of Organisational Effectiveness, World Vision

Licence to Kill Heart Disease! Aligning our People to our Ambitious BHF Strategy –Kerry Smith, Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development, BHF Charmaine Griffiths, Director of Strategy & Performance, BHF

Increasing Volunteers through Intelligent Engagement – Daniel O’Driscoll, Head of Volunteering, Oxfam

Establishing a Performance Culture at the Rainbow Trust – Anna Powis, HR Manager, Rainbow Trust

Roger Parry, Director at Agenda Consulting, will introduce and close the conference. He said: “Our conference is growing in popularity every year. We have a stellar line up of speakers once again who will inspire delegates and provide them with the latest thinking on leadership and strategic people management in the sector. We are looking forward to welcoming delegates from across the sector who come to network with other leaders, share initiatives, best practice and thinking.”

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Early bird bookings made before 12 February 2016 are £161 (plus VAT) for members of AVM, CHRN, CHS Alliance MHPF, NUS, or VODG and £183 for other delegates. 2nd and 3rd delegates will save an extra 30%.