Birmingham Inspire Me Workshop
17 October 2019
|8:15||Registration and refreshments|
Welcome from chair
Lem Bingley, editor, Construction News
Keynote speech: Resilience to the modern world
Mandy Rutter, Mandy Rutter Consultancy
Case study: Retaining and finding new talent
Eloise John, regional director/Aldgate office lead, Aecom
Question and answer session
Inspirational leader in the industry
Helen Samuels shares her career trajectory in the construction industry how she achieved greatness, reached the level of success and their views on gender diversity.
Helen Samuels, engineering director, infrastructure projects, Network Rail
|10:30||Networking and refreshments break|
How to create a workplace that embraces agile working
Discover how construction companies can create an agile working environment that meets the work life balance needs of people we need to attract into the industry. Learn how to best support your colleagues, roll out agile working and equip yourself with the knowledge of agile working to ensure it is a catalyst for better productivity and success.
Clare Williams, head of people operations, Willmott Dixon
Roundtable discussion: How could creating a flexible working culture benefit you and your business?
Discuss the following questions in your tables sharing experience, challenges and best practise as you go. After discussing we will be feeding back via an interactive Slido poll – make sure you log in to cast your votes!
|11:50||Feedback and polls from roundtable discussions|
Panel discussion: Changing skill sets and levelling the playing field
As the construction industry takes advantage of the wealth of technology becoming available the skills required in the industry will evolve. Are women better suited to the roles of the future? Are technological advancements, like exoskeletal suits, making gender and strength irrelevant? To what extent is the digital transformation changing the culture and requirements of the construction industry?
Lara Potter, director – workforce for the future, Arcadis
|12:45||Closing remarks from chair|
|12:50||Close of conference|