The 7th Annual MAD World Summit

We’re expanding the MAD World Summit to become a FESTIVAL of workplace culture, health and wellbeing – incorporating FOUR separate summit events into one day – each catering to different information needs:

  • The Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit – Driving excellence in workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing:  Two tracks of leading-edge content, showcasing best practice in strategy and delivery, profiling thought leadership and enabling attendees to stay one step ahead in the fast-evolving world of workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing.
  • The MAD Legal Industry Summit – Strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing across the legal sector: A one-day Summit bringing the different elements of the law profession together to discuss key issues and decide the best way forward to make the law a healthier profession.
  • The MAD Construction Summit – Building better mental health and wellbeing across construction’s workforces: By providing best practice, toolkits and case studies, this Summit will demonstrate how organisations from across the construction sector can embed a continuous and comprehensive approach to ensure no-one reaches crisis point and mental health awareness becomes everyone’s issue.
  • The MAD DE&I Summit – Investing in a future where diversity, equity and inclusion are the cornerstone of a thriving workforce: Building on the success of last year’s DE&I Symposium, which demonstrated the powerful connection between DE&I and wellbeing, we’ll be bringing together leaders to foster the collaboration that’s needed to create inclusive workplaces where all employees can thrive.

For employee wellbeing initiatives to have real impact we need to break down silos and collaborate across departments.

Harnessing the power of business, the MAD World Festival will convene a range of leaders from across sectors, including HR, Benefits, Finance, DE&I, L&D, Health & Safety, Occupational Health, Culture & Transformation, Engagement, Talent and Communications.

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

Agenda is subject to change.

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Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit - Strategy & Delivery - Track 1
Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit - The Future - Track 2
Leaders' Summit Roundtables
The MAD Construction Summit
The MAD DE&I Summit
The MAD Legal Industry Summit

Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit - Strategy & Delivery - Track 1

Best practice, practical insights and inspiration for all those looking to achieve maximum engagement with initiatives, optimise investment and really make a difference.

New for 2024, is the Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit. The Summit’s goal is to drive forward excellence in workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing. With 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 at a pivotal moment in this fast-evolving field.  

Knee-jerk reactions, rushed responses and good guesses are now being replaced by a focus on clear goals, standards and measurable impact. The Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit provides us with the ideal space and time to professionally reflect, look critically at what does and what doesn’t work when it comes to supporting employee health and wellbeing and determine the right approach for your people and your organisation - now and for the future.

08:15 - 09:15

Breakfast Briefing

Sponsored by:

09:30 - 09:50

Welcome and Opening Address

Speaker

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
Lord Mayor
City of London

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

Lord Mayor, City of London

Michael Mainelli is the 695th Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Lord Mayor acts as a spokesman for the City, leading overseas business delegations to key international markets on behalf of the UK financial and professional services industry. He has served as Alderman for Broad Street since 2013 and as Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021. Significant past posts have included Almoner of Christ’s Hospital, International Financial Advisor to the Taoiseach, London Waterways Commissioner, Trustee of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Originally a research scientist in aerospace and computing, Mainelli became a senior partner with accountants BDO Binder Hamlyn and later Corporate Development Director for Europe’s largest R&D firm, the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency. During a mergers & acquisitions spell in merchant banking with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, he co-founded Z/Yen in 1994, one of the City’s leading think-tanks, promoting societal advance through better finance and technology.

 

09:50 - 10:40

Keynote debate: Individual interventions vs. institutional change – the key to a healthy, happy and productive workforce?

The past five years have seen a surge in the supply of health and wellbeing interventions designed to help individual colleagues build and maintain their own mental and physical wellbeing. This has been followed by a hyper-focus on workplace culture. But which approach really makes a difference? Our opening keynote debate will set the scene for the day's proceedings, with two esteemed leaders making their case and attendees voting for the winning argument.

Speaker

Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
CEO
CIPD

Peter Cheese

CEO, CIPD

Peter is the CEO of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and People Development. He is also Chair of Engage for Success and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and on the Board of the College of Policing. He sits on many forums linked to wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, routes in to work and skills, flexible working, and corporate governance.

Peter writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills. In 2021, his second book ‘The New World of Work’ was published, exploring the many factors shaping work, workplaces, workforces and our working lives, and the principles around which we can build a future that is good for people, for business and for societies. 

Prior to joining the CIPD in 2012 Peter was Chair of the Institute of Leadership and Management, an Executive Fellow at London Business School, and held a number of Board level roles. He had a long career in consulting at Accenture working with organisations around the world, and in his last seven years there was Global Managing Director for the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice. 

He is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute), the Royal Society of Arts, and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University, and is a Visiting Professor at Aston University, and at Unitar University, Malaysia.

Chair

PROFESSOR DAME CAROL BLACK GBE FRCP FMed Sci.
PROFESSOR DAME CAROL BLACK GBE FRCP FMed Sci.
Government's Independent Advisor on Drug Misuse
Chair, Centre for Ageing Better; Chair, British Library Board

PROFESSOR DAME CAROL BLACK GBE FRCP FMed Sci.

Government's Independent Advisor on Drug Misuse, Chair, Centre for Ageing Better; Chair, British Library Board

Dame Carol is currently the Government’s independent advisor on drug misuse. She is also Chair of the British Library, the Centre for Ageing Better, and Think Ahead, the Government’s fast-stream training programme for Mental Health Social Workers.

She is a member of RAND Europe’s Council of Advisers and  Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ageing Well

In 2019 she completed a seven-year term as Principal of Newnham College in Cambridge University where she was a Deputy Vice-chancellor.

She is a past President of the Royal College of Physicians of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges past Chair of the Nuffield Trust for Health Policy and a previous trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee, networking and visit the exhibition

11:10 - 11:15

Chair’s Introduction

11:15 - 11:35

Peers or managers? Who creates a culture of psychological safety?

Whilst many now recognise that psychological safety at work underpins employee health and wellbeing, achieving this shift change can be challenging. In this fireside chat, we compare two different approaches and consider:

  • The role and limitations of the line manger
  • The power and pitfalls of relying on peer-to-peer support
  • Listening as a fundamental skill for all
11:45 - 12:05

Meeting the increasing need for personalised mental health support

It’s no secret. Demand for mental health support is on the rise. Despite 13.8million UK employees being covered by an EAP, 52% don’t feel they are receiving enough support from employers on mental wellbeing:

  • What a personalised experience really looks like and the importance of supporting individual care needs
  • Affordability: providing personalised support without busting the budget
  • Marrying mental health, culture and individualised care globally
12:15 - 12:50

A buyer’s guide to creating informed and effective wellbeing strategies

Professionals tasked with leading wellbeing strategies are facing multiple challenges:

  • How do you decide whether a framework, guidelines or policies are the best approach for your organisation?
  • Financial, psychological, physical, social. How do you prioritise the many facets of wellbeing?
  • Benefits, Occupational Health, Training: Navigating the maze of solutions to find the right blend for your people
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, networking & visit the exhibition

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s Introduction

14:05 - 14:25

Supporting our people: The story of our journey

HSBC has been ranked as one of the top employers in the UK for promoting good mental health - a journey which has taken a number of years. Which lessons can you apply to your own organisation?:

  • Using creativity to dispel myths and change the dial on mental wellbeing
  • Highlighting areas of focus in communications and engagement and demonstrating impact with data
  • Increasing investment in services to support mental wellbeing
14:35 - 14:55

Job design, skills and training: cornerstones of employee health and wellbeing in the multigenerational workplace

Conversations around employee health and wellbeing are increasingly acknowledging that job design, skill and training are all crucial elements of supporting employee wellbeing:

  • The delicate balance of designing jobs that stretch without overwhelming employees
  • Professional development: where it fits into workplace wellbeing
  • What good looks like for young, middle aged and older colleagues
15:00 - 16:00

Employer-led roundtables

The ever-popular roundtable discussions 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?
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee, networking & visit the exhibition

16:30 - 17:00

Closing keynote

17:15 - 19:00

Make A Difference Awards ceremony & networking

Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit - The Future - Track 2

Stay ahead of the latest developments and assess approaches to future-proofing workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing strategies.

New for 2024, is the Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit. The Summit’s goal is to drive forward excellence in workplace culture, employee health and wellbeing. With 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 at a pivotal moment in this fast-evolving field.  

Knee-jerk reactions, rushed responses and good guesses are now being replaced by a focus on clear goals, standards and measurable impact. The Make A Difference Leaders’ Summit provides us with the ideal space and time to professionally reflect, look critically at what does and what doesn’t work when it comes to supporting employee health and wellbeing and determine the right approach for your people and your organisation - now and for the future.

08:15 - 09:15

Breakfast Briefing

Sponsored by:

09:30 - 09:50

Welcome and Opening Address

Speaker

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli
Lord Mayor
City of London

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

Lord Mayor, City of London

Michael Mainelli is the 695th Lord Mayor of the City of London. The Lord Mayor acts as a spokesman for the City, leading overseas business delegations to key international markets on behalf of the UK financial and professional services industry. He has served as Alderman for Broad Street since 2013 and as Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021. Significant past posts have included Almoner of Christ’s Hospital, International Financial Advisor to the Taoiseach, London Waterways Commissioner, Trustee of the International Fund for Animal Welfare.

Originally a research scientist in aerospace and computing, Mainelli became a senior partner with accountants BDO Binder Hamlyn and later Corporate Development Director for Europe’s largest R&D firm, the Defence Evaluation & Research Agency. During a mergers & acquisitions spell in merchant banking with Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, he co-founded Z/Yen in 1994, one of the City’s leading think-tanks, promoting societal advance through better finance and technology.

 

09:50 - 10:40

Keynote debate: Individual interventions vs. institutional change – the key to a healthy, happy and productive workforce?

The past five years have seen a surge in the supply of health and wellbeing interventions designed to help individual colleagues build and maintain their own mental and physical wellbeing. This has been followed by a hyper-focus on workplace culture. But which approach really makes a difference? Our opening keynote debate will set the scene for the day's proceedings, with two esteemed leaders making their case and attendees voting for the winning argument.

Speaker

Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
CEO
CIPD

Peter Cheese

CEO, CIPD

Peter is the CEO of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and People Development. He is also Chair of Engage for Success and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and on the Board of the College of Policing. He sits on many forums linked to wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, routes in to work and skills, flexible working, and corporate governance.

Peter writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills. In 2021, his second book ‘The New World of Work’ was published, exploring the many factors shaping work, workplaces, workforces and our working lives, and the principles around which we can build a future that is good for people, for business and for societies. 

Prior to joining the CIPD in 2012 Peter was Chair of the Institute of Leadership and Management, an Executive Fellow at London Business School, and held a number of Board level roles. He had a long career in consulting at Accenture working with organisations around the world, and in his last seven years there was Global Managing Director for the firm’s human capital and organisation consulting practice. 

He is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute), the Royal Society of Arts, and the Academy of Social Sciences. He’s also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management. He holds honorary doctorates from Bath University, Kingston University and Birmingham City University, and is a Visiting Professor at Aston University, and at Unitar University, Malaysia.

Chair

PROFESSOR DAME CAROL BLACK GBE FRCP FMed Sci.
PROFESSOR DAME CAROL BLACK GBE FRCP FMed Sci.
Government's Independent Advisor on Drug Misuse
Chair, Centre for Ageing Better; Chair, British Library Board

PROFESSOR DAME CAROL BLACK GBE FRCP FMed Sci.

Government's Independent Advisor on Drug Misuse, Chair, Centre for Ageing Better; Chair, British Library Board

Dame Carol is currently the Government’s independent advisor on drug misuse. She is also Chair of the British Library, the Centre for Ageing Better, and Think Ahead, the Government’s fast-stream training programme for Mental Health Social Workers.

She is a member of RAND Europe’s Council of Advisers and  Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ageing Well

In 2019 she completed a seven-year term as Principal of Newnham College in Cambridge University where she was a Deputy Vice-chancellor.

She is a past President of the Royal College of Physicians of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges past Chair of the Nuffield Trust for Health Policy and a previous trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee, networking and visit the exhibition

11:10 - 11:15

Chair’s introduction

11:15 - 11:35

Shifting company culture and transforming lives with flexible working

As organisations adapt to changing needs and priorities, the concept of flexible working has emerged as a revolutionary force reshaping traditional notions of work and employee wellbeing. This case study highlights:

  • Drivers of the decision to shift to flexible working
  • How flexible working is helping to shift company culture and transform lives for frontline as well as office-based staff
  • What’s next? Dealing with the continuous transformation that flex working can trigger
11:45 - 12:05

Data-driven employee health and wellbeing to underpin your business case

Data tracking the impact of employee health and wellbeing initiatives is increasingly robust. However, many employers are still struggling to provide the insights that they need to maintain investment:

  • Understand which data you need to draw on both to assess needs and measure impact
  • Best practice approaches to accessing this data
  • Translating data into effective storytelling to build the business case and reinforce the Board’s trust in health and wellbeing initiatives
12:15 - 12:50

Embracing AI to create a step-change in health and wellbeing at work

Many leaders are taking a serious look at AI. But question marks still remain about how to maximise its potential. 

  • Insight into how AI is currently impacting health and wellbeing in workplaces
  • Exploring how AI can be used to make workplace health and wellbeing support more scalable, accurate and personalised
  • How to get the balance right between technology and empathy
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, networking & visit the exhibition

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s Introduction

14:05 - 14:25

The next big thing in employee health and wellbeing benefits

From cancer care to helping working carers, fertility assistance to family support, planning finances to period pain awareness. The range of health and wellbeing benefits now available to employees is vast:

  • Which are the benefits that employees value the most?
  • The pain points that aren’t yet being addressed
  • The future of employee benefits to 2030
14:35 - 14:55

Achieving an holistic approach to employee health and wellbeing

Many people still misunderstand that there’s more to holistic wellbeing than physical and mental health. Financial wellbeing, environmental factors and social engagement, all contribute to overall health and happiness.

  • The growing intersection between wellbeing, sustainability and community
  • Where financial wellbeing fits into the mix
  • Achieving cross-departmental collaboration to embed wellbeing in the employee experience
15:00 - 16:00

Employer-led roundtables

The ever-popular roundtable discussions 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?
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee, networking & visit the exhibition

16:30 - 17:00

Closing keynote

17:15 - 19:00

Make A Difference Awards ceremony & networking

Leaders' Summit Roundtables

Sponsored by

Aon

Leaders’ Summit Roundtables

The ever-popular roundtable discussions will take place at 15:00 – 16:00 and 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?

Further details will follow shortly.

The MAD Construction Summit

Building better mental health and wellbeing cultures across the construction's workforces. By providing best practice, toolkits and case studies, this summit will demonstrate how organisations can embed a continuous and comprehensive solution to ensure that no-one reaches crisis point and mental health awareness becomes everyone’s issue.

In partnership with:

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome and introduction

Chair

Sam Downie
Sam Downie
Sam Downie
Managing Director
Mates in Mind

Sam Downie

Managing Director, Mates in Mind

Bio to follow.

09:45 - 10:30

Opening keynote panel – Where are we now and what needs to change

Jim Beestone, HSES Projects Partner - Bids and Communications, Balfour Beatty

Anne Hayes, Director of Sectors and Standards Development, BSI

Fred Mills, Founder and Managing Director, The B1M

Speakers

Jim Beestone
Jim Beestone
Jim Beestone
HSES Projects Partner - Bids and Communications
Balfour Beatty

Jim Beestone

HSES Projects Partner - Bids and Communications, Balfour Beatty

Fred Mills
Fred Mills
Founder and MD
The B1M

Fred Mills

Founder and MD, The B1M

Having worked with a leading UK contractor, Fred founded The B1M to focus on sharing "the best of construction" - improving the industry while helping to attract more people to come and work in it.

Fred has since grown The B1M into the world’s largest, most subscribed-to (and best) video channel for construction with over 3 million YouTube subscribers and 30 million viewers each month. It now employs a 16-strong team across London and Sydney and has been named by The Times as one of the 20 best educational YouTube channels in the world.

Under Mills’ leadership, The B1M has interviewed Sir Richard Branson, filmed inside London’s Elizabeth Tower, taken viewers into a nuclear fusion reactor, run campaigns on the London Underground, launched a chart-topping podcast, created Tomorrow’s Build: a channel dedicated to the future of construction, founded Get Construction Talking: a global mental health initiative, invested in a LEGO subscription service to help LEGO inspire young builders and produced acclaimed, hard-hitting documentaries on New York’s Billionaire’s Row, the UK's HS2 megaproject and London’s Battersea Power Station development.

In 2022, Mills was awarded an Honorary Masters Degree by UCEM and named an Honorary Fellow of the IET in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the public understanding of construction”.

Fred’s videos have amassed hundreds of millions of views making him a global figure in video publishing and a role model to millions of people interested or already working in construction. Fred is a leading influencer in the sector, frequently speaking at international events and sharing his expertise with schools, colleges and organisations. 

Fred’s mission is to fundamentally alter the perception of construction on planet Earth.

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee, networking and visit the exhibition

11:00 - 11:45

Case studies – How to support mental wellbeing across supply chains

Speakers

Jennie Armstrong
Jennie Armstrong
Founder
Construction Health and Wellbeing

Jennie Armstrong

Founder, Construction Health and Wellbeing

Jim Beestone
Jim Beestone
Jim Beestone
HSES Projects Partner - Bids and Communications
Balfour Beatty

Jim Beestone

HSES Projects Partner - Bids and Communications, Balfour Beatty

11:50 - 12:10

Sponsor’s session

12:15 - 13:00

Panel – What does excellent organisational mental wellbeing look like?

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, networking and visit the exhibition

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s introduction

14:05 -14:50

Panel – The importance of supporting future workforce mental wellbeing

Logan Price, Quantity Surveying Degree Apprentice and Construction Mental Health Ambassador, MPB Structures

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

14:55 - 15:20

Coffee and visit the exhibition

15:20 - 15:40

Sponsor’s session

15:45 - 16:30

Panel – How to build mental wellbeing in and through work

16:30 - 17:00

Closing Keynote – Key learnings and practical takeaways from the day

The MAD DE&I Summit

Investing in a future where diversity, equity and inclusion are the cornerstone of a thriving workforce: Building on the success of last year’s DE&I Symposium, which demonstrated the powerful connection between DE&I and wellbeing, we’ll be bringing together leaders to foster the collaboration that’s needed to create inclusive workplaces where all employees can thrive.

Sponsored by

FAIRER Consulting
Thriiver
09:30 - 09:50

Welcome & Introduction

09:50 - 10:00

Chair’s introduction

10:00 - 10:40

Opening DEI keynote panel – The key to transforming and maintaining DE&I in the workplace

Our opening panel will share approaches to addressing the strategic challenges and achieving the benefits that increased diversity can bring to organisations - both for those working in them - and for business performance.

  • Implementing actionable DEI strategies and rethinking priorities
  • The importance of having robust DEI frameworks
  • Establishing diverse, equitable and inclusive leadership
  • Commitment to DEI and why there needs to be an executive focus on it

Pernille Hagild, Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Leader, Ikea

David Carrigan, Group Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, Sky

Speakers

David Carrigan
David Carrigan
Group Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing
Sky

David Carrigan

Group Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, Sky

Bio to follow.

Pernille Hagild
Pernille Hagild
Pernille Hagild
Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead
Ingka Group

Pernille Hagild

Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Ingka Group

Pernille Hagild has been the Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead for the Ingka Group since December 2021 and based in Sweden. Prior to that, she was Competence Development Manager for three years with Ikea, before that Regional HR Manager - Central/West Europe at Ikea for three years. Pernille was also the Country HR Manager UK/IE at Ikea for five years, based in London.

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee, networking and visit the exhibition

11:10 - 11:35

Case study – The increasing intersection between DEI and wellbeing – where belonging, health, happiness and productivity meet

Investing in cultural transformation and DEI initiatives should be seen as an investment in the wellbeing and happiness of all employees. Our speakers explore how to navigate an intersectional approach to promote an inclusive and thriving workplace culture. 

  • The intersection of race and gender - the impact of women’s experiences at work on workplace wellbeing and productivity
  • Prioritising mental health and wellbeing - creating open networks of support and breaking down taboos 
  • Inclusive wellbeing support for diverse fertility journeys - addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ employees and same-sex couples
11:45 - 12:05

Sponsor’s session – Equity and a fairer world

Diverse teams drive fresh perspectives, inclusive cultures foster commitment, and equitable practices ensure that talent is recognised and nurtured irrespective of background.

12:15 - 12:55

Panel – Championing inclusive recruitment and retention strategies

Focusing on diversity at the recruitment stage and through to succession planning builds capability to ensure this is achieved. If HR and DEI professionals can get inclusion right at the onboarding stage, this will support the business goals in the long term.

  • Improving operational processes and developing an inclusive workplace culture
  • Creating inclusive recruitment and retention processes
  • Building inclusion into multiple aspects of the employee experience
  • Achieving age inclusivity in the workplace - attracting top talent from all ages and backgrounds
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, networking & visit the exhibition

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s introduction

14:05 - 14:25

Case study – Closing the gender gap and driving towards equal pay

Employers need to focus on ethnicity pay gap reporting and pay transparency, along with enhancing employment security and protection of workers’ rights, with the goal being to develop a much better workplace for all. Hear how to tackle biases and mitigate gender discrimination to drive equitable policies and tangible progress.

  • Gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting and the value of pay transparency.
  • Tackling gender equality through global employee benefits
14:35 - 14:55

Sponsor’s session – Creating and celebrating neuroinclusion at work

It is estimated that approximately 15% of the UK population is neurodivergent; however, not enough organisations are embracing neurodiversity and fostering an inclusive work environment. 

  • The challenges neurodiverse individuals face both in the workplace and day-to-day life
  • Designing policies that work for neurodiverse colleagues
  • Launching a toolkit to help inform your workforce about neurodiversity 
  • Creating a staff network to provide a safe and welcoming space where neurodivergent staff can share experiences
15:00 - 15:20

Coffee and visit the exhibition

15:20 - 16:00

Panel – Driving meaningful DEI change by maximising data use and measuring impact

With limited access to diversity data in the EU, how can employers monitor their inclusivity actions and benchmark improvements?

  • Growing influence of AI and the role that it can play in improving DEI levels
  • Data gathering and utilisation to support achieving diversity goals 
  • Use of data and an evidenced-based approach
  • Workforce data collection methods and strategies for achieving organisation-wide buy-in for DEI
16:00 - 16:30

Closing keynote – Strengthen and build inclusive cultures – driving greater disclosure through representation and workforce diversity

In order to create meaningful change and build truly inclusive communities, organisations need to broaden their perspective and acknowledge the complexity of representation. Representation is not just about ticking boxes. Learn how to navigate DEI representation across diverse cultures and countries, to foster unity amid global differences.

  • Refreshing your D&I hybrid practices - new methods and strategies to maintain an inclusive work culture
  • Establishing clear reporting systems and creating a safe work environment

The MAD Legal Industry Summit

Strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing across the legal sector:  A one-day Summit bringing the different elements of the law profession together to discuss key issues and decide the best way forward to make the law a healthier profession

        In partnership with:                                                                 Charity partner:

                         

09:30 - 09:50

Welcome and introduction – The state of the mental health of the Legal profession: Why it’s so important that everyone comes together to decide the best way forwards.

Richard Martin, Executive Officer, The Mindful Business Charter

Andrew Masraf, Senior Partner, Pinsent Masons

09:50 - 10:30

Opening keynote panel: Why are lawyers particularly at risk?

Chair:  Richard Martin

Panelists:

George Artley, BIC Project Lawyer, International Bar Association

Dr Emma Jones PFHEA, Senior Lecturer in Law and Chair of the Association of Law Teachers, University of Sheffield

Lucinda Soon LL.B (Hons), Solicitor, MSc Psychology, GMBPsS, Doctoral Researcher, Organizational Psychology, Faculty of Business and Law, Birkbeck, University of London

James Pereira KC

10:30 - 10:50

Case study: Lessons to be learned from other sectors on stress reduction remedies that work (and improve productivity) – a study from the NHS

Kevin Teoh, Occupational Health Psychologist, Birkbeck, in conversation with Peter Kelly

10:50 - 11:10

Coffee, networking and visiting the exhibition

11:10 - 11:15

Chair’s Introduction

11:15 - 11:35

Understanding suicide and supporting those impacted

Dr Rachel Gibbons, Consultant Psychiatrist

11:45 - 12:05

Sponsor session: Preventing and recovering from burnout

12:15 - 13:00

Creating psychologically safe workplaces across the Legal profession

Chair: Richard Martin

Panelists:

Anne-Marie Carvahlo

Martin Hamilton, Managing Partner, Capsticks LLP

Paul Davison - PPWD

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch, networking and visit the exhibition

14:00 - 14:05

Chair’s introduction

14:05 - 14:35

Case study: Humanising litigation

Speakers:

Richard Martin

Ben Parry-Smith, Partner, Family, Payne Hicks Beach

14:40 - 15:00

Sponsor session: Vision for the mental health of the legal profession

15:10 - 16:00

Employer-led roundtables

The roundtables will get everyone thinking and talking about what they've heard across the day, challenges that resonate, opportunities identified and key actions they will take back to the workplace.

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee, networking and visit the exhibition

16:30 - 17:00

Closing plenary keynote