Abstracts

 

 

Growing a Digital Workforce to engage with our Digital Workplace
Joanna Pentecost, Head of Digital Skills Development, King’s College London

Despite our highly digital workplaces, we still find many teams and individuals working in quite traditional ways, not making full or even proper use of the technologies that are available to them. At the heart of this issue is the digital literacy of our staff, with many staff lacking the skills and confidence to engage with technology effectively.

Hear how King’s College London are changing the way we view digital skills development, and the strategies we are adopting to engage with staff at all levels of the organisation to develop their digital skills and adopt the technologies we have.

 

How might we be leading and developing people 5, 10, 20 years from now?
Jon Faulkner, Managing Director, Domain7

In this session we'll be sharing insights and reflections with the group as well as encouraging conversation on the topic of "Leading and Developing People" through the different lenses of leadership, culture, empathy and connectedness, coaching, mentoring, trust & challenge, vulnerability & confidence, flexibility & constancy and a range of theoretical and practical reflections alongside.

 

Having open and honest conversations about mental health
Megan Vagg, Health and Safety Advisor and MHFA, Queen Mary University of London

This session will help you to feel confident in having open and honest conversations with your direct reports about their mental health and wellbeing. We will look at proactively engaging with staff about their wellbeing as well as how to have a conversation with somebody who is struggling with poor mental health.

 

Welcome On e-board!
Seema Kisnay, Head of Business Systems, Goldsmiths, University of London and Agi Jankowska,

IT Student's Experience Relationship Manager, Queen Mary, University of London
New employee onboarding is integral as they find out about the university and its culture, as well as getting the tools and information they need to become a productive member of the team. We would like to share our experiences on how we onboarded new staff remotely, our approach to training new staff to use the collaboration tools set in place, such as Microsoft Teams, how we help support their wellbeing and finally we would like you to join our open discussion and share experiences on how you have onboarded staff into your teams and what learnings will you take forward.