14-16 May 2024

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Tuesday 14th May

Plenary 1: Opposite Things Can Be True At Once

WA1: Empowering Voices, Building Bridges: The Future of Technology in University HR

WA2: Building On Good – Developing Our Approach to Managing Staff Surveys

WA3: Predicting, Responding and Adapting to Change - A New Approach For Team HR

WA4: Future REFlections: The Role of HR Teams in the 2029 Research Excellence Framework

WA5: Aligning Capability – Putting the Human Back Into Systems

WA6: The Higher Education Recruitment and Retention Crisis and Our Shared Responsibility to Address It

BA1: NTT DATA Business Solutions - Empowering Higher Education HR: Unleashing the Potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

BA2: Evelyn Partners Financial Planning Limited - Money Health

BA3: Times Higher Education - Finding the Best Candidates: Top-tier Talent For Future-ready Higher Education

BA4 - Revealing the Blueprint: Five Steps to Guarantee a Sustainable Coaching Culture.

BA5: Prosci Europe - “You don't understand, it's different in the HE sector”

Plenary 2: Free Speech and Academic Freedom in Higher Education

LA1: Shakespeare Martineau - Baby Boomers to Millennials - Dealing With Generational Differences In the Workplace

LA2: Browne Jacobson LLP - The Changing Role of Social Media in Universities – Navigating the Future Imperfect

LA3: Mills & Reeve LLP - Employment Law Update – The Latest Developments to Help You Prepare For Future Imperfect

Wednesday 15th May

Plenary 3: Creating Impactful Work and Workplaces

WB1: Succession Planning

WB2: Developing People Strategies to Meet the Future Needs & Expectations Of Our Workforce

WB3: Digital Skills For Collaboration

WB4: Supporting Menstrual Health and Embracing Change to Create Accessible and Inclusive Research Careers

WB5: Transforming and Embedding Employee Relations at King’s College London

WB6: Streamlining and Automating the Recruitment Process to Increase Candidate Engagement and Enhance User Experience

BB1: Strengthify - Future-Proofing Talent: Engaging a Diverse Workforce Through Strengths-Based Development

BB2: People Insight - One Step Ahead? How the University of Nottingham Are Enabling and Acting On Their People and Culture Staff Survey

BB3: From Auto-Pilot to Human Mastery: Rethinking Work in the Age of AI

BB4: Reward Made Simple: Transforming Non-Specialists into Reward Champions

BB5: Veredus - Assessment to support leadership development & succession planning

LB1: Pinsent Masons - Next Generation HR: The Impact of Changing Technology, Worker Attitudes and Employment Law

LB2: Weightmans LLP - Disability and Beyond: How AI Can Help With Tricky Questions

LB3: Eversheds Sutherland - Equality and Freedom of Speech in a Virtual World

Plenary 4: Navigating the Future: Transformative Perspectives on AI and HR In Higher Education

Thursday 16th May

WC1: Developing the Talent Pipeline

WC2: Staying Human In the Face of the Machine – Introducing A Values Driven Digital Literacy Initiative

WC3: What Is Impacting Your Colleagues’ Mood?

WC4: Navigating the Future Imperfect: Futureproofing the HE Workforce

WC5: Our Lived Experience of Disability As People Practitioners

WC6: Bringing Values & Behaviours to Life

BC1: GatenbySanderson - Technology Enabled, Human Centred: Using Technology In Recruitment To Set Candidates Up For Success

BC3: ECC - Reward Strategies For Different Demographics: Creating Inclusive, Forward-thinking Reward Strategy

BC4: Oracle - TrailBlazers 2024 – A Lived Experience!

BC5: Jisc - Diversity in HE staff: show me the numbers

LC1: VWV - Mind the (Generational) Gap: Avoiding Age Discrimination Claims In a Changing World

LC2: Bevan Brittan LLP - Academic Freedom of Speech – Free Debate Versus Risk and Reputation

LC3: Farrer & Co - How to Deal With Sexual Harassment Allegations Raised By Staff Or Students

Plenary 5: The Perfect University HR For An Imperfect Future? Followed by Conference Close

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