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Improving & Promoting Wellbeing & Diversity in Construction & Property Conference; in association with Stephen George + Partners

Tuesday, 11th January 2022 0930hrs – 1600hrs

This online conference will focus on diversity, inclusion, health and wellbeing in the construction and property industry.

Worker wellbeing in the construction industry has rarely been out of the headlines over the past few years – and rightly so – and that’s why we’re committed to running a free-to-attend virtual event focused on EDI and Wellbeing every six months.

The construction industry has the highest suicide rate of any other profession – whilst several hours a year are lost in productivity due to work-related stress, depression and anxiety. And there are many challenges to overcome – from long hours, extended times working away from home, temporary and precarious nature of many projects, diversity challenges, the ‘macho culture’ and more have all contributed.

This online conference will look to break down stigmas, bring awareness to issues and challenges, and hear from those at the forefront of change – sharing details on what is being done successfully across the UK in many different sectors of the industry. A large focus in the past on Health & Safety has been on physical hazards – and now it’s now to focus on the wellbeing of our most important asset – the workforce.

Topics will focus on:

  • Inclusive regeneration and building communities with people from all backgrounds
  • Challenges of attracting and retaining diverse talents
  • Addressing digital burnout
  • How health inequalities can often supress social mobility
  • We will also challenge our unconscious bias

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:30-09:50 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:50-10:00 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

10:00-11:00 Session One: Inclusive Regeneration – Designing Better Places and Communities

We will hear from councils and developers how they create places which promote inclusivity for hard to reach communities. How can place benefit the people and what are their roles as developers and local authorities to ensure different needs are catered for.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Fahmida Nisa, Event Host

Landsec; Mo Kebbay, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

Homes England; Chris Standish, Senior Community Engagement Manager

Leeds Community Homes; Claude Hendrickson, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Associate, Accredited Community Led Housing Advisor

Other speakers TBC

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Skills, Training and Talent in Construction

This session will look at what organisations can do to encourage people from different backgrounds in to the industry. How can we step away from standard practices of recruitment and make it more inclusive where we are upskilling our existing employees and focusing on talent retention also encouraging young people into roles within the built environment.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

MOLA; Amy Atkins, Delivery and Implementation Manager

BAM Construction; Jess Morgan, Community & Education Co-ordinator – Western Region

Other speakers TBC

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Innovative Ways to Manage Mental Health the Mental Health Crisis

In response to the pandemic, and before that too, many organisations took tactical steps for workers’ mental health. However, we’re pleased to observe, that workplace wellbeing has developed and grown into a key issue in our corporate consciousness. As workplaces change and societal values change too, the approach to workplace wellbeing and culture is now evolving into something altogether more sophisticated. We will hear from experts on how to best manage this.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

The Crown Estate; Henrietta Frater, Head of HSE and Wellbeing

Other speakers TBC

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

14:30-15:30 Session Four: Challenging Unconscious Bias – Developing Awareness and Providing Effective Training Regarding EDI

How do we challenge our own internal unconscious bias? What has worked for organisations and individuals in cultivating a safe environment for employees from all backgrounds – race, ethnicity, all abilities, neuro diversity, sexuality and many more positioning that could act as a obstruction in how they are perceived

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Nottingham City Homes; Abigail Greenwood, Construction Employability Officer

Other speakers TBC

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing their knowledge and expertise around the EDI agenda. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

MOLA – Amy Atkins, Delivery and Implementation Manager

Amy is the both the Early Careers and Mental Health Lead at MOLA (a major archaeological contractor), giving her unique insight into how workplace training opportunities and wellbeing can go hand in hand. This year Amy has managed the training of 20 new-to-sector trainees from local communities and 25 graduates, and is keen to share the positive impacts this has had for all involved.

Landsec – Mo Kebbay, Diversity & Inclusion Manager

More information to follow.

BAM Construction – Jess Morgan, Community & Education Co-ordinator – Western Region

Specialising in Human Rights & Equality, Jess has led on a number of national positive action programmes that raise aspirations and creates access for disadvantaged groups.  Within her role, she believes in creating a ground up approach, being agile and connecting with communities to positively impact ‘what matters to local people’.  Jess has worked in a number of sectors to include Housing, Sport and Education; and in addition to her work role has had a number of voluntary commitments and board memberships, to include the Welsh Rugby Union Equality Steering Group and Vice Chair of Women in Property.

Homes England – Chris Standish, Senior Community Engagement Manager

Chris is a chartered Town Planner and CIH Member, a member of the NW Design Review Panel and an accredited Community Led Homes Advisor.  Motivated by empowering local communities to transform their places, he joined Homes England in September 2020.  As a senior specialist in the Technical Centre of Excellence, he is responsible for establishing and leading the Community Engagement Team and establishing the agencies approach to community engagement. Prior to Homes England he was Regeneration and Place Lead for a north west housing association where he developed long term transferable approaches to housing led regeneration and transformation.

The Crown Estate – Henrietta Frater, Head of HSE and Wellbeing

The Crown Estate are delivering a £1.5 billion investment and redevelopment plan with sustainability at the centre of their vision, with a commitment to ensure that central London continues to be an outstanding place to work, live and visit. With these high levels of project under their belt, looking after their employees is of utmost priority where mental health is at the forefront. Henrietta is an avid advocate for mental health and wellbeing where she has spoken and implemented actionable processes in place to better support employees.

Leeds Community Homes – Claude Hendrickson, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Associate, Accredited Community Led Housing Advisor

Leeds Community Homes aim to create and enable community-led homes, that are newly built or brought back into use by local people. They collaborate with new scheme providers, councils, developers for ease in the provision of homes benefitting the community. Claude has participated in a number of projects which has transformed the lives of those involved, including- Self build Project, yes Cyber Project and BHI Black Men’s champion. Over the last 15 years, he has worked face-to-face with individuals and groups from all walks of life and backgrounds, with diverse abilities and confidence and have produced consistent outputs in his own work and outcomes for his clients.

Nottingham City Homes – Abigail Greenwood, Construction Employability Officer

More information to follow.

Stephen George + Partners – Speaker, TBC

More information to follow.

Associate your brand with the Wellbeing and Diversity in Construction and Property Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around EDI in the built environment.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Lounges

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 11th January 2022

Time:
0930hrs – 1600hrs

Cost:
£0 – £0

Venue

Online – Hopin


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