Engaging Leadership: EFS Wales Annual Conference 1 December 2020 

Conversation 1 : Leadership that Builds an Engaging Strategic Narrative

This conversation will explore how the goals of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales) could provide core success metrics for an organisation’s strategic narrative and vision.

Contributors: Sophie Howe (The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales) is in conversation with John Williams (CEO of The Institute of Leadership & Management) and Ruth Marks (CEO of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action).

Sponsors: Thank you to The Institute of Leadership & Management for sponsoring this conversation.

Conversation 2 – Engaging Managers Pay Attention to Wellbeing

This conversation will explore how engaging managers, another of the four engagement enablers, pay attention to the emotional health and wellbeing of their team members.

Contributors: James Dalton (CEO E3i) is in conversation with Cath Bailey (Founder of Office Om, building wellbeing skills), Helen Iliff (trainee anaesthetist and founder of the #DistanceAware scheme) and Andries Pretorius (former Wales international rugby union player).

Sponsors: Engage for Success Wales wishes to thank CIPD Wales for sponsoring this conversation.

Conversation 3 : Diverse Perspectives Contribute to a Rich Employee Voice

This conversation will explore how a more equal and diverse workforce increases the richness and creativity of the employee voice.

Contributors: David D’Souza (Membership Director CIPD) is in conversation with Lynn Abhulimen (Black Young Professionals Cardiff), Karen Davies (Founder and MD of Purple Shoots) and Julian John (Founder and MD of Delsion).

Sponsors: Engage for Success Wales wishes to thank CIPD Wales for sponsoring this conversation

Conversation 4 : Organisational and Business Integrity

The conversation will explore the potential of a reframing of the wellbeing goals, by placing a values-based economy as a central well-being goal into which all of the other six feed in. Could such a re-framing be a driver for values-based business and economy in Wales, delivering on the fourth enabler of employee engagement?

Contributors: Derek Walker (CEO of Wales Cooperative Centre) in conversation with Richard Selby (IoD Wales National Chair, Chair of Torfaen Strategic Economic Forum, Board Member of Cardiff Capital Region Economic Growth Partnership and Patron and Advisory Committee Member of The Prince’s Trust Cymru) and Professor Rachel Ashworth (Dean and Head of Cardiff Business School).

Sponsors: Engage for Success Wales wishes to thank Wales Cooperative Centre for sponsoring this conversation.

Conversation 5 : A Route Map for Leadership that Builds Engagement

This concluding conversation will focus on the engage for success movement, the four enablers of employee engagement and the relevance of the wellbeing goals in place in Wales to provide a platform to assist engagement and in turn enhance productivity.

Contributors: Professor Carwyn Jones MS (previous First Minister of Wales) in conversation with David MacLeod OBE and Nita Clarke OBE, the authors of the MacLeod report (2009) and founders of Engage for Success.

Sponsors: Engage for Success Wales wishes to thank Cardiff and Vale College for sponsoring this conversation.

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