The Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit

“People not assets make organisations thrive” Dame Carol Black, Chair, UK Government’s Occupational Health Task Force

New for 2024, is the Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit. Echoing the mission of our Make A Difference Leaders’ Club, the Summit’s goal is to drive forward excellence in employee health and wellbeing.

The two tracks of content, one focused on “Strategy and Delivery” and the other on “The Future”, we’ll be sharing best practice and keeping attendees up to speed with the latest developments in the fast-evolving fields of workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing.

Pivotal to achieving excellence in employee health and wellbeing is finding the balance between an individual and an employer’s responsibility. This will be the golden thread throughout the agenda.

Setting the tone, Lord Mayor of the City of London Michael Mainelli will welcome delegates and Dame Carol Black will Chair an opening keynote debate, pitching “Individual interventions vs. Institutional change”. Two leaders will each make their case before attendees cast their deciding vote.

The grand finale of the Summit, culminating our celebration of excellence in employee health and wellbeing, will be the announcement of the Make A Difference Award winners.

Key topics we’ll be addressing across the two tracks of Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit content include:

  • HR, Occupational Health, Health & Safety, DE&I and Wellbeing: uncomfortable bedfellows or essential allies?
  • Frameworks, policies and guidance: which are right for your people and your organisation?
  • Best practice case studies: what we can learn from across sectors and from other nations
  • A holistic and inclusive approach to employee wellbeing: what good looks like
  • Building trust through uncertain times: why this underpins wellbeing and what employers can do to help employees navigate permacrisis
  • Culture is the bedrock of a successful wellbeing strategy: how to turn yours around
  • AI and employee health and wellbeing: impact, opportunities and pitfalls to avoid
  • Employee health and wellbeing 2.0: Keeping up with the evolving supplier landscape
  • Heading off the unintended consequences of flexible working
  • Personalised support of employee health and wellbeing: achieving the ultimate objective
  • Keeping 50+ well at work
  • Meeting the needs of the next generation entering the workforce
  • Job design and skills development: crucial elements of employee wellbeing

The ever-popular roundtables at the Summit are also evolving. Sponsored by Aon, this section of the agenda will be an opportunity for attendees to share ideas and experiences in a closed-door setting around five key topics:

  • Balancing psychosocial risks v personal resilience
  • Integrating a future proof wellbeing strategy
  • Measuring the effectiveness of your wellbeing interventions
  • Tech and AI in Wellbeing. Help or hindrance?
  • How does leadership and culture facilitate wellbeing in a multi-generational workforce?

We are coming into a pivotal moment in the workplace wellbeing space. After an influx of responsive solutions, good guesses and hyperfocus on workplace culture, the focus is now on safety, evidence, and qualified people to drive clear goals for standards and measurable impact. The Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit provides us with a space to professionally reflect and look critically at what does and what doesn’t work when it comes to supporting employee health and wellbeing

Wherever you are on your employee wellbeing journey, join us for the premier B2B event for cross-sector collaboration, inspiration and to find the right solutions for your organisation – now, and for the future.

For all speaking enquiries please contact Claire Knott, Senior Conference Producer,