Supporting Menopause in the Workplace

Supporting Menopause in the Workplace

28th November 2019, London

Understanding the connection between workforce diversity and business success is essential to remaining competitive in the modern market. According to the Office for National Statistics, menopausal women are the fastest growing working demographic in the UK, with nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women now remaining in work. Indeed, 1 in 4 women working with the menopause state that it is a key consideration when making decisions about their future in employment. With an ageing working population, it is time for organisations to prioritise the retention of their menopausal workforce.

 

Key Speakers

  • Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser Employment Relations at CIPD and Authress, Menopause at work CIPD Guidance
  • Emily Andrews, Senior Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Gill Dix, Head of Workplace Policy,  Acas
  • Julie Dennis, Menopause at Work Trainer
  • Karen Canner, Chair and Sandra Marcantonio, Co- Chair of Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice
  • Marie Coombes, Director, MECCR Ltd

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to boost staff engagement in your organisation 
  • Bring new, innovative ideas back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear from leading figures in gender equality
  • 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; line managers; 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

Supporting Menopause in the Workplace | Central London | 28th November 2019

 Register now 

 

Pricing: 

Public Sector

1 Place £255 (+VAT)
2+ Places £205 each (+VAT)

Corporates

1 Place £345 (+VAT)
2+ Places £295 each (+VAT)

Charities

1 Place £305 (+VAT)
2+ Places £155 each (+VAT)

*Special delagate rates due to half day conference*

For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

Agenda

10.15 

Registration and morning refreshments

11.00 

Chair's introduction

Marie Coombes, Director, MECCR Ltd

11.10

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 Author, 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

Emily Andrews, Senior Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better

Julie Dennis, Menopause at Work Trainer

Karen Canner, Chair and Sandra Marcantonio, Co- Chair of Supporting Workplace in Menopause (SWIM) Network, Ministry of Justice

15.30 

Event end