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Growth Through People: How to Build a Resilient Workforce

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Date: 01/03/2018

Venue: Squire Patton Boggs

Division: GBCC

General Price

Member Price: Free

Future Faces Members: Free

Non-Member Price: Free

All prices exclude VAT

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Event Description:

This workshop will focus on health and wellbeing in the workplace and the strategies employers of all sizes can put in place to support, engage and retain staff who may be facing health or wellbeing challenges. It will also explore the opportunities presented by neuro-diversity in the workplace.

The session will feature a panel of organisations leading work in this space.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Sean Russell, Director, West Midlands Combined Authority Mental Health Commission
  • Helen Wadley, CEO, Birmingham Mind
  • Giorgia Molinari, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Autistica

Giorgia Molinari, Corporate Partnerships Manager

Giorgia has wide-ranging experience of working with small and medium sized charities and NGOs, supporting various different causes from social issues such as homelessness and unemployment to environmental projects in developing countries. She joined Autistica, the UK’s leading autism research charity, in April 2016 from Cancer Research UK, where she was responsible for managing high value relationships and corporate partnerships. Her role at Autistica is focused on developing and strengthening the charity’s relationships with the corporate world to help accelerate the pace of discovery that families living with autism want to see. As neurodiversity rises up the corporate agenda, Giorgia is increasingly working with companies around the UK to help them appreciate how they can capitalise on an untapped pool of extraordinary talents for commercial advantage and social good.

Helen Wadley, CEO, Birmingham Mind

Helen has been CEO for over 10 years but has worked for Birmingham Mind since 1995 and has been pivotal in shaping the development of recovery based service provision. Helen chairs the Supporting People Mental Health Forum and is also the elected Third Sector Representative at meetings within the Mental Health Governance structure in Birmingham. Helen is also the Mental Health Champion within the Third Sector Assembly.

Helen sits on the Regional Steering Group as the Third Sector Rep and reports back to other third sector mental health organisations in Birmingham through her roles above. She also uses the Network of other Local Minds in the West Midlands to communicate with third sector organisations more widely than Birmingham.

Attend this event for:
- Organisational, personal and professional development
- The latest insight and intelligence
- Networking

This event is aimed at business leaders, managers and HR professionals interested in developing their practical knowledge of the resilience, health and wellbeing agendas.

This event is part of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Growth Through People campaign. This week focuses on Growth Through Responsible Leadership. Our Campaign Partner for Growth Through Responsible Leadership Week is the West Midlands Combined Authority.

About our partner:

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is the biggest Combined Authority in the country, still growing and currently covering around four million people.

It was formally established in June 2016 with a remit to gain devolved powers from Westminster to the West Midlands to benefit the region, its residents and businesses.

Andy Street was elected as the region’s first Mayor in May last year.

Through collaborative working, across a range of sectors, the WMCA aims to deliver more jobs, enhanced and targeted skills training, increased housing and better connectivity, bringing inclusive growth to all of the region’s communities.

Address:
Squire Patton Boggs
148 Edmund Street
Birmingham
B3 2JR


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