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Navigating The New World of Work: Complimentary Webinar Series

Think People are pleased to offer two weeks of complimentary expert panels, practical webinars, wellbeing support and business advice for our Think People community.

Overnight our work and home lives have been conflated like never before, we have had to make more changes than we could have anticipated and we have had to make them fast. This has impacted us and our teams in a range of different ways.

Now, we are dealing with the ongoing demands and implications of the pandemic, and many of us are looking at how we move forward, including how to bring staff back to work, structure changes and future working arrangements.

These sessions will be delivered via video-link which you can access from any device with an internet browser. Register for any of the following sessions through the link below. If you would like to register a group, please contact Cora.Degan@thinkpeople.co.uk.

Date Details
Monday 11th May 11.00am – 12.00pm
 
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Monday 18th May 11.00am – 12.00pm
Art Class at Home – with Sinead from The Art & Design Factory
To help parents working from home, children can follow this class on their own or parents can take a well-deserved break to join in too.
Sinead embeds the National Curriculum, ensuring all children get an opportunity for reinforced learning with numeracy and literacy. Sinead has an M.A in Applied Arts, a PGCE in Art and Design Education and over 20 years teaching experience.
Tuesday 12th May 3.30pm – 4.00pm Thriving While Working from Home
Practical advice and tools to create the structure that allows you to deliver results and maintain your resilience, while meeting the challenges of working at home during a crisis.  
Our Senior Talent & Organisational Development Consultant, Louise Gault, will be joined by Dr. Dave Woods, Lecturer in the School of Sport in the University of Ulster. Dr. Woods specialises in studying the impact of sports programmes on mental health and wellbeing.
Wednesday 13th May
4.00pm – 4.30pm

And
  Wednesday 20th May
4.00pm – 4.30pm
Mindfulness Practice with Anne Costello
This short introduction to mindfulness can be done anytime and anywhere. It was developed to help clarify the benefits of mindfulness for our relaxation and refocus, particularly in times of uncertainty.
Anne is qualified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and holds years of experience in the design and delivery of mindfulness programmes for Business, Community and Education.
Wednesday 13th May 11.00am – 11.45am Managing and Motivating Homeworkers in the New World of Work with Legal Island
Our Managing Partner, Emer Hinphey has been invited to join Scott Alexander of Legal Island to discuss tips to ensure that employers and employees get the most out of homeworking, and challenges that could arise. Emer will discuss how to maintain productivity & how to communicate effectively during remote working.   Questions will be taken live and in advance. Send your questions in advance to Scott@legal-island.com.
Direct Registration Link
Thursday 14th May 12.45pm – 1.15pm
 
And
  Thursday 21st May 12.45pm – 1.15pm
Yoga at Lunch with Alexa Sleator
A 30 minute stretch and strengthening session that you can fit into a busy day. The focus will be on re-energising and loosening up those muscles which have been challenged from long days on web calls.  
Alexa specialises addressing our association of the workplace and challenging the context of how we normally exercise. It is Alexa’s intention to nurture a healthier, and more resilient team through the practice of yoga in work.
Friday 15th May 9.30am – 10.15 am Post-COVID: Return to Work & Employment Law Implications
This session will explore return to work and focus on Safe Return, and rationalisation including changes to terms and conditions, reduced working and redundancies whilst keeping an eye on what else you need to know as at the 15th May.  
Facilitated by our Managing Partner, Anne Dougan and Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Director of Employment and Data Protection, Aisling Byrne.
Friday 15th May 12.15pm – 1.00pmManaging Remote Teams with Institute of Directors Even those of us used to managing remote teams have never had to engage and deliver in such a complex context.   
In this session, IoD have invited our Managing Partner Emer Hinphey, to share best practice and some of the lessons and tips gathered from company’s experiences so far.
Direct Registration Link       
Tuesday 19th May 3.00pm – 3.40pm Lessons from Leaders: Lockdown Working What have we learned and how will it change the ways we work post-COVID?
In this session you will hear the experiences of some of our best known businesses. They will share how they have flexed their people strategies to respond to the need for new ways of working and what this may mean for the future of how they work.
Panel:
Barry Phillips, Chair, Legal Island
Cathy Donnelly, Senior Director – Talent, Liberty IT
Denise Collins, HR Director, Norbrook
Friday 22nd May
12.30pm – 1.10pm  
Lessons from Leaders: Leading Through the COVID Crisis and Beyond
In this session you will hear how industry leaders reacted to the challenges and opportunities presented by the current crisis.
Panel:
Ciaran Doherty, General Manager Foodservice UK, Huhtamaki
Keith Farley, Managing Director, Aflac Northern Ireland
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Cora Degan