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Bristol Inspire Me Workshop Agenda

17th October 2019

9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome from chair
9:35

Inspirational keynote: Using your voice effectively
Understanding key vocal techniques and how to use language to make your voice heard.

Susan Room, professional voice and executive coach

9:55

Masterclass: Creating a gender-neutral job description
Highlighting the main phrases and elements of job descriptions that dissuade females from applying to your job role. A group task and masterclass on how to create a job advert that will entice all genders, ages and situations. (5-minute intro and task setting, 10 minutes on the task, 10-minute feedback, 10 minute close and best practise)

Andrea Singh, director of HR, BAM Construct UK

10:30

Case study: How to improve gender balance and diversity in the work place
Willmott Dixonexplain how they have achieved an increase in women joining their business and retaining women in the workplace to achieve above industry average of 25% female representation in the wider business.  

Rick Lee, chief people officer, Willmott Dixon

10:50

 Panel discussion: Dealing with inappropriate language
A group of individuals from the industry discuss the extent of language as an obstacle in the workplace and how best to respond on an individual level and explore the measures companies should be taking to communicate best practice for appropriate behaviour in the workplace.

Andrea Singh, director of HR, BAM Construct
Nick Langdon, chairman, CGL
Lizzie Featherstone, head of business information tools, Taylor Woodrow
Deborah Walker, Westen region lead, Women in Nuclear

11:40 Closing remarks from chair
11:45 End of work shop

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