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At-a-glance programme

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Plan your day of training and development with our at-a-glance programme with all the day's timings.

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What's happening on the day?

10.00am - 10.20am

Forum Session title Speaker(s)
Welcome Welcome and update from Co-operatives UK Rose Marley, Co-operatives UK

10.30am - 11.30am

Forum Session title Speaker(s)

Communicating your co-op's USP

John Owens and Matt Leigh, Instruct
HR Preventing and addressing sexual harassment at work Emma Bagshaw, Seabury Legal 
Governance Inherited assets: A double-edged sword? James Wright, Co-operatives UK
Finance Triple bottom line reporting: Using sustainable development goals Colin Curtis and Andy Young, TBL Services
Membership/culture Building working relationships and culture in the 'new normal' of hybrid working Chris Hood and Brad Taylor, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)

11.50am - 12.50pm

Forum Session title Speaker(s)
Co-operatives and the wider world Adapting your co-operative to changing consumer trends and behaviour Chris Noice, Association of Convenience Stores
Communications Reaching young people through digital communications Matt Bell-Watson, Priestley
HR Covid case studies around discrimination of those shielding/pregnant Gary Morrison, Co-operatives UK
Governance Governance/legal update David Alcock, Anthony Collins Solicitors
Membership Co-operative approaches to product development Kayleigh Walsh, Outlandish

1.50pm - 2.50pm

Forum Session title Speaker(s)
Communications Creating online content on your phone Tom Clarke, Lewis Valentine and Ryhan Haque, SharpFutures POD
Membership Writing a membership engagement strategy John Atherton, Co-operatives UK
HR The motherhood penalty Joeli Brearley, Pregnant then screwed
Governance Making cognitive diversity work in the boardroom Neil Tsappis, Demyst Board Sciences
Finance A guide to grant funding for co-ops and community businesses Cailen Kinney, Co-operatives UK

3.10pm - 4.10pm

Forum Session title Speaker(s)
Co-operatives and the wider world Combating the climate emergency Barry Clavin and Joe Hulme, The Co-op Group
Communications What makes a good media story Iain McCallum, Freelance Communications Consultant
Membership Creating strategy in co-operative ways (without boring committee meetings) Adrian Ashton, Consultant
HR The menopause at work Kate Fielding, Co-operatives UK
Governance/finance Financial distress – role and responsibilities of the board and warning signs and options Lindsey Cooper, RSM Restructuring Advisory LLP
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