Managing Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave in the Workplace

Managing Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave in the Workplace

25th June 2019 | Central London 

Supporting working parents has never been so crucial, yet policies and workplaces have not kept up with social change. Mothers are seeking gender equality in access to employment whilst fathers increasingly want to make an equal contribution to childcare. Only one in five families say they have a healthy work-life balance with just under half of parents saying that working hours get in the way of family life. Organisations need to update their thinking in order to compete for the best talent.

This conference offers an up to date brief on the current parental leave policies that are available to working parents. It provides a unique opportunity to explore the barriers faced by alternative families and how to best address them and will equip delegates with the insight and tools needed to modernise their organisational culture.

 

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Sian Elliott, Women's Equality Policy Officer, Equality and Strategy Department, Trade Union Congress
  • Kaammini Chanrai, Campaign, research and policy manager, Business in the Community
  • Louise Miller, Senior Content Designer, Government Digital Service
  • Elliott Rae, Founder of MusicFootballFatherhood and Head of Defra’s Project Race
  • Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University
  • Lisa Morrow, Head of Policy and Employee Relations, HR Policy Team- LSE
  • Dr Emma Banister, Senior Lecturer in Consumer Research, Work and Equalities Institute, The University of Manchester

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to boost staff engagement in your organisation 
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around parental leave back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in parental leave policy and practice 
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues

 

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating an inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

 

Dates and Locations

Managing Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave | Central London | 25th June 2019

*10% Early Booking discount ends Friday 3rd May 2019​

 Register now 

 

For registration queries please contact:

Annaliza Battiston

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

 

 

Agenda: 

Agenda

9.00

Registration

10.00

Chair's opening remarks

Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University

10.15

Policy update: an overview of current parental leave policies

  • The positive implications of a competitive parental leave policy
  • A review of the current Shared Parental Leave (SPL) programme, its opportunities and limitations
  • An update on current statutory maternity and paternity leave policies
  • How to develop a mutually beneficial parental leave programme for employers and employees

Sian Elliott, Women's Equality Policy Officer, Equality and Strategy Department, Trade Union Congress

Dr Emma Banister, Senior Lecturer in Consumer Research, Work and Equalities Institute, The University of Manchester

Kaammini Chanrai, Campaign, research and policy manager, Business in the Community

11.45

Networking break

12.15

Panel session

Managing alternative families: ensuring equal consideration for all parents

  • A panel of parents and experts explore the limitations of traditional parental leave policies and their ability to meet the needs of modern families.

Louise Miller, Senior Content Designer, Government Digital Service

Elliott Rae, Founder of MusicFootballFatherhood and Head of Defra’s Project Race

13.15

Networking lunch

14.15

Exploring best practise: changing workplace culture to the benefit of all

  • The benefits of a flexible working program and how to build one into your workplace
  • Managing the return to work process for mothers and fathers

Lisa Morrow, Head of Policy and Employee Relations, HR Policy Team- LSE

Kaammini Chanrai, Campaign, research and policy manager, Business in the Community

15.45

Chair's closing remarks

Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, Oxford Brookes University

16.00

Event close