Menopause | November

10.15 

Registration and morning refreshments

11.00 

Leading from the front: adjusting workplace policy to the needs of a modern workforce

  • Navigating employment law: understanding the current rights and regulations concerning the menopause
  • Extending current workplace policy to protect those experiencing the menopause
  • Creating policies to best support your menopausal workforce

Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser Employment Relations at CIPD and Authress, Menopause at work CIPD Guidance

Gill Dix, Head of Workplace Policy,  Acas

12.30 

Networking lunch

13.30

Looking forward: bringing policy into practice to create a positive culture change

  • Understanding the potential symptoms of menopause and creating an open culture where they can be discussed
  • Training and preparing line managers for the conversation: treating the needs of individuals and not collectives
  • Adjusting dress codes to include fit for purpose clothing for all genders and ages 
  • From fans to flexible working: reasonable adjustments that can make a tangible difference to the working experience
  • Understanding early onset menopause: its causes and symptoms

Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better

15.30 

Event end