Overview

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of how the symptoms of menopause negatively impact a person’s experience at work. With one in six people considering leaving their job due to a lack of support (Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) 2023), many employers have begun acting on their responsibility to help staff manage their symptoms. From developing an effective menopause strategy, offering flexible working arrangements and breaking taboos, there is a rich set of best practice for employers to learn from to support colleagues and improve retention. In coming together to share their experiences and solutions, HR leaders and professionals will be better placed to support staff and help ensure they have rich and fulfilling working lives.

  • 1 in 3 employers feel ill-equipped to effectively support staff going through the menopause (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), 2022)
  • Women aged 50-64 are the fastest-growing demographic in the workforce (CIPD, 2021)
  • 8 out of 10 women say their employer hasn’t shared information, trained staff, or put in place a menopause absence policy (The Fawcett Society, 2022)
  • More than 10% of people feel discriminated against because of their menopausal symptoms (CIPD, 2023)

Join us at Navigating Menopause in the Workplace: Best Practice for Support and Wellbeing to hear the latest guidance and best practice in supporting colleagues and mitigating the impacts of menopause at work. High-level keynotes will provide strategic guidance for strengthening workplace policies and practices, followed by a range of exemplary case studies. Topics of best practice include achieving staff buy-in, championing inclusion and wellbeing for menopausal colleagues and providing comprehensive support. A breakout networking session offers the opportunity to share your experiences whilst networking with other senior colleagues from a variety of sectors.

Why Attend:

✓Stay Ahead: Get the latest insights and trends on managing menopause in the workplace from industry experts

✓Expand Your Network: Connect with professionals who share your interest in supporting menopausal employees, opening doors to new opportunities and collaborations

✓Prioritise Wellbeing: Show your commitment to employee health and productivity by learning how to create a supportive work environment for menopausal staff

✓Boost Engagement: Improve morale and retention by providing resources and accommodations for employees experiencing menopause-related symptoms

✓Break Stigma: Join conversations that challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about menopause, fostering open communication and understanding

✓Gain CPD: Enhance your professional development by gaining 4 CPD points towards your annual quota

 

NEW AND EXCLUSIVE TO YOUR CONFERENCE PACKAGE – GE Insights:

This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including HR & Employment, and ALL CPD certified

 Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Agenda
  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Professor Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations, The Open University (invited)

  • Keynote: Taking a Holistic Approach to Menopause in the Workplace: Government Insight into Supporting Women at Work

    This session will provide comprehensive guidance on supporting menopausal employees, ensuring equitable treatment, improving flexibility, and prioritising health and safety in the workplace.

    • National overview of the current trends and challenges in supporting women going through menopause in the workplace
    • Equal Treatment: key insights into ensuring that menopausal employees receive fair opportunities, benefits, and working conditions
    • Successful strategies for improving flexible working arrangements to better accommodate staff needs
    • Guidance on performing due diligence in providing health and safety measures through reducing hazards and signposting support

    Senior Representative, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) (invited)

  • Keynote: Guidance on Supporting and Empowering Menopausal Colleagues to Enable Fulfilling Working Lives

    This presentation offers guidance on creating cohesive menopause policies, fostering open discussions, removing barriers to professional growth, and providing training for supportive leadership in the workplace.

    • Key guidance for developing cohesive menopause policies and improving workplace practices for menopausal employees
    • Driving changes in workplace culture to create an open and respectful environment for staff to discuss menopause with others
    • Reducing barriers to professional development resulting from the menopause transition by offering tailored progression pathways
    • Training and education initiatives to upskill managers and senior leaders in identifying and supporting colleagues struggling with symptoms

    Jenny Gowans, Director of Research, Policy and Context, CIPD (invited)

  • Case Study: Delivering Inclusive Menopause Provision: Strategies for Supporting Staff from All Backgrounds

    This case study will cover developing a comprehensive strategy to enhance employer understanding of menopause’s impact, collaborating with EDI staff networks, sharing tailored awareness campaigns, and elevating the voices of minority colleagues for sensitive and respectful support.

    • The Menopause Inequalities Programme: developing a strategy for enhancing employer understanding of the impact of ethnicity and gender on menopause
    • Techniques for collaborating with EDI staff networks to embed specific groups’ needs into support initiatives
    • Sharing successful awareness raising campaigns tailored to tackle barriers to support for staff from minoritised backgrounds
    • Elevating the voices of colleagues from ethnic minorities or LGBTQ+ staff to ensure provisions remains sensitive and respectful

    Nicola Bullen, Associate Director for Health, Safety and Wellbeing, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton (UHDB) (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Sharing Workplace Solutions to Boost Support for Colleagues Going Through Menopause

    This session will provide the opportunity to network with colleagues from a variety of organisations and sectors. Explore new solutions and challenges in supporting menopausal and peri-menopausal colleagues through discussing your shared ideas.

  • Comfort Break

  • Case Study: Mitigating the Impacts of Menopause on Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing

    This session explores interventions to challenge sexism and ageism around menopause, emphasising support for colleagues’ wellbeing and creating safe spaces for empowerment, alongside providing tools for resilience.

    • Tackling sexism and ageism: designing behavioural interventions to challenge negative stigma and microaggressions around menopause
    • Identifying and addressing symptoms of menopause to offer compassionate support before a colleague’s long-term wellbeing deteriorates
    • Creating safe spaces for employees to empower one another and act as effective allies
    • Tools and resources to share with staff to support resilience and confidence building

    Jenny Haskey, CEO, The Menopause Charity (invited)

  • Case Study: Harnessing Lived Experience to Deliver Training Initiatives with Impact

    This session will provide insights into engaging colleagues with volunteering opportunities, leveraging lived experiences for awareness campaigns, empowering peri-menopausal colleagues to share their stories, and ensuring continuous evaluation and improvement of menopause initiatives.

    • The Learning Team: tips for engaging colleagues with volunteering opportunities to help shape menopause training programmes
    • Methods for leveraging the lived experiences of colleagues to create menopause awareness-raising campaigns
    • Tips for empowering peri-menopausal colleagues to share their experiences to help educate younger staff members
    • Ensuring continuous evaluation and improvement through assessing the impact of initiatives and implementing feedback

    Wendy (Kay) James, Leadership, Learning, Talent and Diversity Director, BT Group (invited)

  • Case Study: Driving Retention of Female Staff: Tips for Creating Supportive Working Environments

    This presentation offers ideas for adapting uniforms, policies, and processes to foster an inclusive workplace culture. It will also look at facilitating mentorship, and creating a menopause action group to sustain support efforts.

    • Ideas for adapting uniforms, policies and processes to alleviate stigma and discomfort for colleagues going through perimenopause and menopause
    • Fostering an inclusive workplace culture through encouraging male allyship and men’s active participation in workplace discussions on menopause
    • Facilitating a mentor system to match junior colleagues with senior professionals to provide individualised advice and support
    • Insights into creating a menopause action group to maintain organisational progress in providing support despite time and resource pressures

    DI Natalie Beresford, Menopause Action Group Lead, Thames Valley Police (invited)

  • Questions and Answers 

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

    *programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Sponsorship

We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

 Network with key decision makers
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts across the Sector
 Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
 Speak alongside industry leading experts
 Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:


Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact the team on 0330 0584 285, or sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.

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Pricing
  • Public Sector: £260.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector: £260.00+VAT
  • Private Sector: £425.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month