Topics including safeguarding, diversity and the gender pay gap will all feature at this year’s Charity People & Culture Conference.
The programme for the only event in the charity sector that combines technical HR and employment issues with themes of leadership, employee engagement and organisational culture has now been announced.
Now entering its fourth year, the conference will feature an opening plenary session from writer, actor and comedian Francesca Martinez, who will talk about how diversity is beautiful and how we need to embrace it and see the profound benefits it can bring.
The conference is about instilling a positive working culture and putting in place the right strategies, processes and systems to build motivated and effective teams.
Other sessions include a keynote from Sarah Pryce, chair of Cornwall Air Ambulance and non-executive director of Royal Cornwall Trust, who will talk about holding onto your sanity in an increasingly crazy world. Drawing on a combination of research, theory, personal experience and the power of storytelling, she will share her seven-point model on building resilience.
There will also be a panel debate on challenging racial inequality and prejudice in charity leadership.
This will involve a lively and interactive debate with panellists Thomas Lawson, chief executive of Leap Confronting Conflict; Dr Wanda Wyporska, executive director of the Equality Trust; Vicky Browning, chief executive of Acevo; Sufina Ahmad, from the City of London Corporation and chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s expert panel on diversity; and Tessy Ojo, chief executive of The Diana Award. It will be chaired by Rob Berkeley, trustee at the Baring Foundation.
Other sessions include one from Jehangir Malik, chief executive of Muslim Aid, who will talk about rebuilding the trust and confidence of your workforce after a crisis; and one from the Wellcome Trust on how they plan to close their gender pay gap.
The conference takes place on 18 September, and the early bird discount runs out on 13 July.