HR Conference – Wednesday 24 November 2021

An eclectic range of academic and industry experts have been confirmed for the University of Kent’s 7th annual HR Conference: Keeping Up with the Change.

The virtual conference will run from 9.30 to 14.00 on Wednesday 24 November and is organised by Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, the business and innovation gateway to the University of Kent. To book tickets, please visit this webpage.

The University’s world-leading academics and guest speakers will share their latest research, examples of best practice and tips and tools which can be applied in the workplace. In line with the theme ‘Keeping Up with the Change’, speakers will be cover topics including flexible working, leadership, cybersecurity and stress management. Delegates can expect to gain advice on adapting to cultural change at work and how to cultivate new, future proof ways of working.

Speakers from the University include:

  • Dr Dawn H Nicholson, Senior Lecturer in Business/Organisational Psychology, partnering with Jenny Varley, Founder of Flink, to argue the case for job sharing.
  • Dr Jason Nurse, Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity, focussing on the unique cyber security challenges posed by working from home.
  • Coral Warner, counsellor, mental health mentor, supervisor and trainer who will help delegates to identify and offer support to staff members who are suffering with stress.

Industry experts include:

  • Antonio Fletcher, Employment Lawyer at Brachers who will provide expert advice on how not to break the law when working from home.
  • Chris Preston, Founder and Director of The Culture Builders sharing his tips for managing change in a new world of work.
  • Sonya Sikora and Alice Capell talking about their experience of embracing the ‘anytime, anywhere’ philosophy whilst working at Holiday Extras.
  • Kelly Wakeman, Founder and Director of Start Inspiring sharing her tips on how to become RADICAL leaders in a post-covid world.