Agenda


The Wellbeing in the Third Sector Breakfast Briefing will feature case studies and best practice presentations from industry leaders and HR and recruitment experts that will outline how best to support your employees during this time of crisis. They will present wellbeing initiatives that they have implemented in response to employees suddenly being forced to work from home.

This briefing will be held online.

09:30 Welcome from Third Sector and Introduction

Emily Burt, Editor, Third Sector

09:35 The business case for wellness

Keynote presentation

    • The CEO of Blood Cancer UK will present the business case for wellness and will outline the initiatives they have put in place to support staff before the pandemic began and since. Gemma will also cover the impact of covid-19 on their organisation and why looking after the wellbeing of your staff will ultimately lead to better business.

Gemma Peters, Chief Executive, Blood Cancer UK

10:00 Crisis point for charities: an overview of the biggest challenges that have hit the sector in 2020

Keynote interview

  • From a fundraising shortfall, to the end of the furlough scheme and mass redundancies, this presentation will assess the initial impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Where do we go from here?

Javed Khan, chief executive officer, Barnardos
Interviewed by: Emily Burt, editor, Third Sector

10:25 Rallying those who remain: how do we protect and support a reduced and exhausted workforce?

  • Several charities are now seeing redundancies and restructuring. Workloads are huge and margins are small. Both speakers will cover employee engagement during a time of great uncertainty and fear.

Adrian Blair, Director of People and Organisational Development, Diabetes UK
Kim Shutler, CEO, The Cellar Trust

10:50 New ways of working: how to manage a hybrid workforce and deliver results for the charity?

  • A significant number of London based charities have closed their offices, furloughed staff and seen their income plummet. This talk will cover the challenges of managing remote and office-based workers and how best to bring everyone together. With the majority of people now working from home, what are the methods that charities can use to unite an increasingly disparate workforce of leaders, back office staff and volunteers?
    With the majority of people now working from home, what are the methods that charities can use to unite an increasingly disparate workforce of leaders, back office staff and volunteers?

Peter Reeve, chair, charity HR network and head of HR, Motor Neurone Disease Association

11:10 The Future of the Charity Sector: how to embed staff wellbeing throughout the business

Panel discussion

  • When funding is limited, how should charity leaders ensure that employee wellbeing is still a priority?
  • The hybrid workplace is another challenge for diversity and inclusion. Why is it key that charities embed inclusion into their wellbeing initiatives?
  • The panel will discuss how to downsize ethically and re-engage your team through empathy and innovation

Chair: Emily Burt, editor, Third Sector
Ama Afrifa-Tchie, head of culture and wellbeing, Mental Health First Aid England
Emma Mamo, head of workplace wellbeing, MIND
Sam Dewey, Reward & Wellbeing Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support

11:55 Closing Remarks

12:00 End of Conference