Conference Developing Future Cumbria

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Start Date: 09 Oct 2015

Start Time: 9:00 AM

End Time: 4:40 PM

Duration: 7 hours 40 minutes

Venue: North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Ullswater Road, Penrith , CA11 8QT › View map

We are working with our Cumbrian Partner Institutes to deliver a First Class Conference.

The learning outcomes are that when you leave the event you will:

Be aware of how the future skills market may affect you and your respective organisation;
You come away with tools and ideas of how you and your business can be prepared for the waves of new jobs and skills shortages in Cumbria.
Over the next ten years an estimated 10,000 new jobs will be created in Cumbria through civil and defence nuclear projects in West Cumbria and 500 jobs at GSK Ulverston. Some of the people to do these jobs will come from Cumbria and others will come from other parts of Britain and across the world; a large number of people will move into Cumbria either permanently or temporarily for the lifetime of the projects.
This will lead to greater demand for support services, housing, education and medical services, with the creation of further jobs and new opportunities for businesses and individuals. These changes will have implications for employers, employees and residents in Cumbria.

The purpose of our conference is raise awareness of the coming changes and to provide a forum for business leaders and professionals to debate the implications and what they should be doing to prepare their organisations for change.

This Conference has been developed in Partnership with representatives from the CIPD, Cumbria Coaching Network, Institute of Marketing and Chartered Management Institute and has been sponsored by the CIPD, Baines Wilson, North East Sales and Marketing Academy, and Six Degrees Recruitment - we are truly grateful to all their support.

9:00   Coffee and Networking
Introduction and Welcome facilitated by Bob Keegan
Keynote 1: The Job Scene and Skills Shortages Predicted in Cumbria: Mike Smith 0BE GEN2 Managing Director 
What does this mean for me and my organisation?
Keynote 2: Building Cumbria’s People Capability; Insights of Lessons Learned From Scotland : Dr John McGurk, Head of Scotland CIPD
Coffee and Networking
Workshops; your Choice From:
Engaging Employees: Mairi Probin, Employee Engagement Specialist
Driving a High Performance Culture: Dave Watson COO & David Nicholson Head of HR, James Cropper plc
Identifying hidden talent:Julia Cater, Director, People Decisions
Influencing in Your Organisation:Beth Curl, Hyproformance

Lunch and Networking
Workshops; your Choice From:
Managing Change: Natalie Gordon, Change Management Consultant
Building Resilience: Ian Pettigrew, Kingfisher Coaching
Coaching Skills to Develop Others: Simon Whalley (Bluetree Development) and Cress Allwood (Specialist in Coaching and Leadership)
Developing an Early Talent Pipeline:Stephen Stewart and Sarah Hart, GSK
Workshops; your Choice From:
Leadership and Tango : Sue Cox, Learning and Development Consultant
Question Time : Professor Peck, Cumbria University; Allan Wilson Cumbria LEP; Suzanne Chilvers, Springboard; Chris Nattress, Lakes College, West Cumbria;
Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability:  Dr David Murphy, University of Cumbria
Who does your company’s marketing and are they up to the job?Veronica Swindle, Nesma

Tea and Networking
Keynote 3: Driving Economic Improvement through Skills: Andrew Hodgson CEO SMD Ltd and Vice-Chair of North East LEP
16.15  Next Actions facilitated by Bob Keegan
Summary and closing address

Additional Information

Early bird Rates 
Member: (CIPD, CCNet, CIM, CMI) £45 + VAT + booking fee = £57.52
Non- Member: £60+ VAT + booking fee = £76.51
Member means member of CIPD, CCNet, CIM, CMI
After 29 September the rates will be
Member: (CIPD, CCNet, CIM, CMI)  £55+ VAT + booking fee= £70.18
Non-Member: £70+VAT + booking fee = £89.17


  • Catering provided
  • Refreshments provided

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