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Building wellbeing and resilience in the HE workforce

10:00AM, 5 May 2016
Central London

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A healthy workplace is not just nice to have; it is a business imperative in a fast-changing world. A strategic approach to building wellbeing and resilience is fundamental to healthy and productive employees, sustainable business and societies.This conference will examine how HEIs can develop their approach for maximum impact.

The conference will draw on findings from recent research by the CIPD on the key factors for success, and on research by Affinity Health at Work on embedding resilience in the wellbeing agenda. Royal Mail will discuss ways of bringing senior management and TUs on board and the University of Worcester will give an insight into their award-winning approach. Eversheds Solicitors will open the day with a reminder of the legal imperatives for building wellbeing and resilience in the HE workforce.

The confirmed speakers are as follows:

  • Di Gilhooley, Partner and Head of the Eversheds UK Education Sector - Legal imperatives to promoting wellbeing and resilience, including recent case law.
  • Dr Jill Miller and Rachel Suff, authors of the CIPD report “Growing the health and wellbeing agenda: from first steps to full potential” - Taking employee well-being from first steps to full potential.
  • Dr Shaun Davis, Group Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability at Royal Mail Group - Preventing stress in organisations: How to develop positive managers.
  • Emma Donaldson-Feilder, Affinity Health at Work and co-author of the report Preventing stress in organisations: How to develop positive managers.
  • Louise Jones, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor Educational Partnerships & Strategic Director for Health and Wellbeing, University of Worcester - From ad hoc initiatives towards a joined-up strategy: one HEI’s journey.
  • Lucy Stokes, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Economic and Social Research - How can worker wellbeing contribute to workforce performance?

The day will run between 10.00 am and 3.15 pm (registration from 9.30 am).

A fully timed programme can be found below

Building wellbeing and resilience in the HE workforce - programme


Prices and booking processes:

Delegates from UCEA member HEIs

£319 per place

If you work at a UCEA member institution book a place at via this link

Delegates from other HEIs and HE sector agencies

£419 per place

If you work for an HEI not in UCEA membership or another HE sector agency please email for more details about booking a place on this conference.