Workplace Week Convention

The one-day convention provides a unique and rich opportunity to meet with like-minded, senior business leaders and workspace professionals, from the worlds of FM, HR, Real Estate, L&D, IT and more, to identify some of the latest tools and techniques to inspire positive change in today’s ever-changing world of work.

The carefully crafted programme will incorporate a series of highly informative, engaging  (and social) workshops, case-studies and interactive sessions, hosted by professional expert speakers across a broad range of disciplines, that will aim to challenge yesterday’s thinking and shine a light on new creative solutions to deliver the next generation of effective workspace management.  The dedicated sessions will each provide a unique opportunity to explore the latest key learnings, developments and insights, to drive future growth for your organisation, through maximum operational efficiency and innovation. 

The next Workplace Week Convention will take place in Spring 2018. Come and discover new opportunities for you and your business, and learn about the crucial role you can play to shape the future. 


The 2016 Workplace Week Convention celebrated ‘The Cognitive Athlete: Managing the workplace for peak professional performance…beyond wellness’.  
Through a series of insightful presentations and workshops (from sportsmen, neuroscientists, business leaders and Workspace Management professionals) we identified how the management of the workspace can serve as an effective tool to create the right practices and environments to make every employee the best they can be.
Featuring speakers including Tim Henman, Professor John Harrison, Helen Griffin, Neil Usher, Sally SellersAndrew Mawson, Karen Plum and more, the highly successful 2016 Convention explored the ways in which Workplace Management can be deployed as a strategic resource, providing and proactively managing the right infrastructure, policies, technology and processes to help workers be the best they can.

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The Workplace Week Convention is delivered in a relaxed light hearted style and great value at just £311 with funds going to BBC Children in Need.

The Workplace Week 2016 Convention addressed the following key topics:

How does the brain really work and what can we do to make it work better individually and collectively?

What are the factors that make the biggest difference to the performance of the brain?

How can we manage the workplace to increase organisational brainpower and what programmes could we put in place to make a difference?

What can we learn from the world of sport that we can use in business?

How do we go about creating a ‘cognitive culture’?

How do we re-balance measurement to tell us how well we’re doing in creating the right workplace conditions for peak cognitive performance?

Who should attend?

COO’s and Real Estate, FM, HR and IT leaders who want to evolve their organisations to deliver an enhance contribution to the organisations they serve.

We are our brains.

Concentrating, memorising, recalling, planning, communicating, sharing, collaborating and creating are the new ‘DNA’ of work. And as artificial intelligence decimates process roles over the coming years the reliance on knowledge professionals will only increase.

So if maximising the individual and collective performance of every human on the payroll is not yet a top priority of FM, Real Estate, HR and IT professionals (workplace leaders), it soon will be as organisations increasingly come to rely on their ‘knowledge professionals’ for their business results.

The 2016 programme featured a series of stimulating and interactive discussions and workshops, providing insight from the latest research and case-studies. 


08:30   
Coffee

09:00   Introduction………………………………………………………………………………Karen Plum

09:15   The architecture of the brain…………………………………………………………..John Harrison

10:00   The brain’s role in peak performance………………………………………………….Tim Henman

10:45   Coffee

11:15   Group social session (an exercise to increase people awareness of their brains)

13:00   Lunch

13:40   The UNICEF Cognitive Athletics Experiment…………………………………………..Helen Griffin

14:10   Transforming BSI…the full and frank story……………………………………………Sally Sellers

14:45   Tea

15:15   Designing the workplace for KW productivity…………………………………………Jan Johnson

15:45   Towards a cognitive workplace at Sky…………………………………………………..Neil Usher

16:15   A new end game – The Chief Workplace Officer……………………………………..Andrew Mawson

16:45   Workplace Week Reception