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Conference Programme

We will be making detailed programme announcements over the coming weeks. But to give you an idea of our planning, ‘Everyone Onboard!’ is a packed three days of online activity covering Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 May. Regular attendees will know that a UHR Conference has a great mixture of learning opportunities, workshops, specialist legal sessions, interest group discussions and inspiring plenary speakers - #UHR22 will give all of this and more!

We have a fantastic line-up of headline speakers for you.

Simone Buitendijk is Vice Chancellor at the University of Leeds. Professor Buitendijk has previously worked at the universities of Amsterdam and Leiden, as well as at Imperial College London. Her initial specialisms are in child health and midwifery. She brings all of that experience to UHR, together with a deep commitment to the equalities agenda and a fascinating international perspective.

Jennifer Moss will join us to discuss burnout and wellbeing. Are our interventions working, and if not, why not? How can leaders develop healthy cultures that empower employees to escape unhealthy cycles and achieve both happiness and impact in their working lives? After the stresses of the last two years Jennifer Moss’s insights could not be more welcome or timely.

Professor Eddie Obeng (Henley Business School) has been described as ‘the rock star of business education’. For over twenty years, Eddie has passionately researched and explained the emerging complexity and ambiguity in our world - and invented pragmatic solutions - while leading organisations through a world which changes faster than we can learn.

David Olusoga is one of Britain’s best-known historians, with television work including ‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’ and ‘A House Through Time’, and is today considered one of the ten most influential Black Britons. He is Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester. He tells diverse stories about Britain’s past to help us understand our present.

Mohsin Zaidi is a writer, barrister, advocate and campaigner for LGBT rights, issues around inclusion and diversity, and social mobility. Mohsin will discuss his background in a poor part of east London, his strict Muslim home life, and the challenges he has encountered as he attempted to reconcile who he felt he was, including his sexuality, with where he had come from.


As is traditional at a UHR Conference we have included a range of social activities so you can have some of the usual conference buzz, as well as the annual UHR Awards - let's celebrate the best of what the sector has to offer. That means there will be ample opportunities for networking with colleagues, with suppliers and providers of professional services. We are very grateful to all of the sponsors of this event and we'd urge delegates to make full use of the business sessions and other opportunities to interact with our partners. Catch up with your key account contacts and find new services and providers for all your core HR activities.




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