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Drive Value During Unprecedented Uncertainty & Disruption With Engaging & Supportive Organisational Change Strategies: Rethink Strategies With Business-Critical Insights Into Advanced Change Communication Strategies To Engage Employees During Times Of Uncertainty & Change, Optimise Stakeholder Buy-In, Activate Managers & Leaders For Supportive Leadership, Overcome Grassroots Resistance & Fear For Resilient Cultures, Implement New Technologies & Determine The Most Effective, Responsive Change Processes & Methodologies To Fuel Business Success.

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 21st January 2021, Virtual. Already Attending? Find out more about our virtual platform here.

Drive Value During Unprecedented Uncertainty & Disruption With Engaging & Supportive Organisational Change Strategies: Rethink Strategies With Business-Critical Insights Into Advanced Change Communication Strategies To Engage Employees During Times Of Uncertainty & Change, Optimise Stakeholder Buy-In, Activate Managers & Leaders For Supportive Leadership, Overcome Grassroots Resistance & Fear For Resilient Cultures, Implement New Technologies & Determine The Most Effective, Responsive Change Processes & Methodologies To Fuel Business Success.

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 21st January 2021, Virtually. Group Discounts Available! Send 4 for 3! For more information, please call the team on +44 (0)20 34 792299. Already Attending? Find out more about our virtual platform here.

34 Change & HR Directors Reveal Fresh Insights Into Advanced Change Communication Strategies To Engage Employees During Times Of Uncertainty & Change, Optimise Stakeholder Buy-In, Activate Managers & Leaders For Supportive Leadership, Overcome Grassroots Resistance & Fear For Resilient Cultures, Implement New Technologies & Determine The Most Effective, Responsive Change Processes & Methodologies To Fuel Business Success.

  1. Robust, Business-Critical Change Communication Strategies: Next-level internal communications to foster resilient employees and proactive cultures when navigating change and uncertainty
  2. Win Employee Hearts & Minds & Boost Morale: Bring staff with you on your change journey and create a positive-minded workforce by bringing change to life
  3. Activate Stakeholders, Managers & Leaders To Advocate Change: Sustain leadership buy-in and prevent them blocking your organisation’s vision
  4. Create A Change-Ready Culture: Empower your staff to maintain high engagement and customer satisfaction
  5. Mitigate Fear & Disengagement & Change Behaviours: Influence positive mindsets to combat resistance throughout difficult change processes
  6. Adopt Innovative Technologies & Tools: Enable smooth internal change using the latest affordable tech to support your workforce
  7. But Which Methodology Is Best? From Agile to SCRUM, explore the best approaches for successful change delivery
  8. Measure Success In Hard Metrics: Prove bottom-line benefits and translate the intangible impacts of change into easy-to-read reports
  9. Create Long-Lasting, Sustained Change: Manage change successfully through uncertainty and change fatigue

Inspiring Speakers - Listen to market-leading, brand-side speakers as they share their hard-won insights and experiences with hot topic presentations and panels

Connect & Network - Networking is easy with the use of our discussion board, direct messaging facility, meeting request buttons, live polling and social media feed. Have your say and meet the other attendees

Live Chat - Pose your own questions and comment via the live chat function and interact with other delegates and speakers in real time

Virtual Roundtables & Peer Discussions - There will be breakout discussions during the day to discuss specific areas of interest with like-minded attendees to tailor your experience

Virtual Exhibition - Explore the 'virtual exhibition stands' and speak directly to our carefully-chosen exhibitors to help you tackle your business challenges directly

Virtual Face-To-Face Meetings - Start a conversation with fellow delegates or exhibitors and discuss your individual needs and challenges one-to-one

Go Virtual - It’s Easy! All you need is good internet access and a password which we will provide. No need to download any specific software or apps. Presentations and panels are live, and you can type in questions, take part in live polling and also comment on the social feed. For any breakout discussions, it’s just a normal zoom call. You can also direct message or request a meeting with attendees. Sessions will be recorded and will be available as on-demand content after the event.

The Driving Change Conference At A Glance

30+
Senior Speakers

100%
Satisfaction In 2019

6
Years Of Insight

1
Virtual Day

PLUS! The 6th Annual Driving Change Conference Also Features:


  • 34 Brand Speakers From Diverse Sectors Across HR, Change & Communications Departments
  • 6 Informal Breakout Discussions
  • 4 Interactive Panel Discussions: A) Communication Strategies B) Drive Cultural Change C) Behavioural Change & Resistance D) The Big Agile Debate
  • 4 Conference Chairs, Interactive Voting & Q&A After Every Session
  • 80% Practitioner-Side Audience In 2019
  • 100% Satisfaction Rate In 2019

34 Cross-Sector Brands Speaking On: Robust Change Communication Strategies • Boost Employee Engagement During Uncertainty • Stakeholder Collaboration & Buy-In • Activate Leaders • Empower Cultural Change • Change Behaviours & Overcome Stagnation & Disengagement • Implement Technologies & Innovations • The Agile & Methodologies Debate • Measure Success • Maintain Long-Term Change


6 Years Of Market-Leading Driving Change Conferences! Hear What Previous Attendees Think:

'Yesterday’s conference was EXCELLENT. Well done. I’ve been telling everyone about it today!'

'Interactive, diverse and insightful. A thought-provoking opportunity to engage across a peer group of business.'

'A truly fab conference! Excellent speakers covering a wide variety of relevant topics in a hugely engaging way.' 

Now Is Your Chance To Get Involved In The 2021 Driving Change Conference!

Can You Help Senior Heads & Directors Of Change & HR Sky-Rocket Employee Engagement, Leadership Buy-In & Corporate Performance With Successful Organisational Change? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email partner@thechangeconference.com

'Excellent organisation, great speakers, rich content, strong brands.' EY

Drive Value During Unprecedented Uncertainty & Disruption With Engaging & Supportive Organisational Change Strategies: Rethink Strategies With Business-Critical Insights Into Advanced Change Communication Strategies To Engage Employees During Times Of Uncertainty & Change, Optimise Stakeholder Buy-In, Activate Managers & Leaders For Supportive Leadership, Overcome Grassroots Resistance & Fear For Resilient Cultures, Implement New Technologies & Determine The Most Effective, Responsive Change Processes & Methodologies To Fuel Business Success.

A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 21st January 2021, Virtual

Please See Below For The Driving Change Conference Programme Outline. For The Full Agenda, Please Click Here >>

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Ian Adams, Director of Membership & Stakeholder Engagement, NHS Resolution

Isobel McGonigle, HR Director & Competence Development Director, Volvo Trucks

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES | Q&A Panel

09.20 Innovative Communications Strategies To Facilitate Fast-Paced Organisational Change & Encourage A Proactive Culture

Vanessa Palmer, Director of Learning, Culture & Engagement, L'Oréal

James Makepeace, Transformation Executive, Rolls-Royce

Jenny Bloxham, Global Lead - Transformation Communications, Save the Children International

Jess Lonsdale, Internal Communications Director, Virgin Media

Jo Walmsley, Director of People & Organisation Capability, John Lewis Partnership

CAPTURE EMPLOYEES’ HEARTS & MINDS

09.50 Shift Mindsets & Capture Employees’ Hearts & Minds To Create The Resilient, Change-Ready Cultures Needed To Embed Change

Nadia Strone, Executive Director of Human Resources, Western Europe, Avon

STAKEHOLDER BUY-IN

10.10 Build The Business Case For Change To Optimise Stakeholder Buy-In To Embed & Sustain Large-Scale Transformation

Eze Lisak, Head of Change, National Grid ESO

10.30 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

LEADERSHIP ACTIVATION

11.00 From Meeting Room To Water Cooler: How To Get Leaders To Role Model, Sponsor & Engage With Real Change

Caroline Pennings, Managing Director, International Communications, FedEx

BONUS SESSION

11.20 Getting To The Heart Of Which Leaders Are Driving Real Change In Culture 

Ghassan Karian, Founder, Karian and Box

DRIVE CULTURAL CHANGE | Advisory Board - Q&A

11.40 Empower Your Staff From The Start To Drive Sustainable, Long-Term Change & Avoid A Toxic Culture

Sarah Burbedge, Head of Change, Content Production Workflows, BBC Design and Engineering

Meg Paterson, Learning & Leadership Development Senior Manager, LEGO Group

Helena Curtis, Culture & Engagement Lead, PepsiCo

Elena Grigorova, Head of Process Simplification, Santander UK

Rupal Chauhan, Operations Change Manager, Crossrail

CASE STUDY

12.10 Your people as the ‘Chief Change Makers’ and best-selling Storytellers

Michael Faulkner, Managing Director, NKD

12.40 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.40 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

INFORMAL PEER-TO-PEER DISCUSSIONS

13.50 Informal Breakout Discussions

A) Sponsorship In The New Normal

Nick Davies, Senior Programme Management & Change Lead, Imperial Brands PLC

B) Mid-Level Management

Jo Walmsley, Director of People & Organisation Capability, John Lewis Partnership

C) Change Management As An Expertise

Suzette Tenefrancia, Global HR Change & Implementation Lead – HR Transformation, HSBC

D) Getting To The Heart Of Which Leaders Are Driving Real Change In Culture

Ghassan Karian, Founder, Karian and Box

E) Diversity & Inclusion

Sabina Khanom, Head of Inclusion, Aviva

BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE & RESISTANCE | Q&A PANEL

14.20 Establish Positive Mindsets & Overcome Kickback To Embed Long-Lasting Organisational Transformation

Becca Francis, Change Lead, E.ON UK

Tara Newman, Head of Business Transformation, LV=

Samantha Long, Head of People Services, Canada Life

Nicci Cook, Head of HR, Solihull, Jaguar Land Rover

Andrea Byrne, Change Lead, Mondelēz International

TECHNOLOGIES & TOOLS

14.50 Adopt New Tools, Tech & Innovations To Support Change & Rally Your Workforce Behind Your Organisation’s View Of The Future

Patricia Mcloughlin, Director of Change Management, GSK

BONUS SESSION: Philip Morris International (PMI) 

15.10 Leading a Movement to Deliver a Smoke-Free Future​

How does an 80,000-person tobacco company maintain momentum on a multi-year pioneering transformation effort to eliminate cigarettes? For Philip Morris International (PMI), it starts with making sure employees are clear on the what, why, and how so that they can be proud and passionate about the role they play. This presentation will explore how drafting and cascading a transformation narrative successfully united PMI employees around the world under the company’s new mission to deliver a smoke-free future. 

Bessie Kokalis Pescio, Vice President, Global Internal Communications, Philip Morris International

15.25 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

BONUS SESSION! Go M.A.D. Thinking

15.55 Thinking Differently – Letting Your People Lead For A Change!

This fun and interactive session will introduce you to:

  • A practical framework that engages people to think differently and drive sustainable change
  • A methodology that engages teams to continuously improve and Go Make A Difference
  • A diagnostic tool to calculate the probability of successfully delivering the change you desire
  • A coaching tool for yourself and your team, to improve your chances of success.

Andy Gilbert, Founder and Managing Director, Go M.A.D. Thinking

THE BIG AGILE DEBATE | Q&A PANEL

16.15 The Battle Of Methodologies: Determine The Best Processes To Suit Your Change Programmes & Business Needs

Alan Cooke, Head of Delivery & Change, Co-op

Martha Férez, Head of Change, Non-Financial Risk, Deutsche Bank

Gabrielle Ogiste, Global Head of HRIS, The Body Shop

Xue Bai, Global HR Process Transformation Lead, Vodafone

Ami Davies, Head of Transformation (Volunteering, Participation & Inclusion), National Trust

MEASURING SUCCESS

16.45 The Best Ways To Measure & Visualise The Success Of Change Initiatives In Easy-To-Digest Reports

Dominic Demolder, Principal Biometrics Business Partner, Roche

17.05 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference 

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