Registration and Light refreshments will be from 16.30.
16.45: Welcome and Introduction
Julie Temple, Co-chair, Essex and Ipswich CIPD and Professor Neil Kellard, Interim Dean of Essex Business School.
16.50: Pulled in different directions: The competing identities of the HR professional
Dr Ian Roper, University of Essex, will talk about the ‘hidden’ role of the HR practitioner (conflict) and how this creates a paradox with the conventional view we have of HR as a profession. He will also explore some of the connections between managing conflict in one’s own role and stress.
17: 20: The potential for Employer (Critical) Action Learning to support the wellbeing of HR managers
Dr Maria Hudson, University of Essex, will share her research on how to build an employer action learning set to improve mental health in the workplace; outcomes of this process include learners reflecting on their own mental health and wellbeing and combating a sense of HR manager isolation.
17: 50: The relationship between personal resilience and stress management
Lara Carmel, Assistant Director People and Culture (Workplace Wellbeing) at the University of Essex, will offer suggestions for how we can build personal resilience especially during periods of change and how we can encourage others to build personal resilience.18.20: Questions and Answers with University of Essex Speakers.
18:40: Refreshment Break
19:00: Wellbeing at Work - Developing your Personal Checklist
John Toplis, Co-chair, CIPD Essex and Ipswich Branch, will discuss how you decide what jobs to apply for, with your current employer or elsewhere?
One way of doing this is to develop a personal checklist of the things that matter to you, and then go on to list the work features that are most important to you. Add to list the things that you want to avoid too. To help you to do this, John Toplis will share his personal checklists with you. This will help you to develop and use your personal checklist, which you may wish to modify and refine from time to time. He will also remind you of possible ways forward other than simply changing your employer. This interactive session will help you to see how you might use this approach when advising others.
19.30: Question and Answer Session
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