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This one day event will give you the knowledge and tools needed, from those who are well placed to help. You'll enjoy a full day of learning, networking and real-life case studies, all with a distinct absence of jargon.

We'll show how evolving global social, political and technological trends affect both individuals and business success.

Whether you are a seasoned health and safety professional, a risk manager or consultant, or just starting out in your career, you'll pick up valuable lessons that can be immediately taken back to the day job.

The conference will be followed by our inaugral Risk Excellence Awards - celebrating the very best of our profession. It is also a great opportunity to network and make new contacts in a relaxed and enjoyable evening.  

There are three options on the drop down list below.  You will need to be logged in to receive the member rate:

IIRSM members
Conference only £249 + vat
Dinner only £150 + vat
Conference and dinner £364 + vat

Non-members
Conference only £299 + vat
Dinner only £150 + vat
Conference and dinner £385 + vat​

IF YOU HAVE A PROMOTIONAL CODE YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER IT WHEN YOU CHECK OUT - THE DISCOUNT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR BASKET

For bookings of three or more please click here to email Clare Fleming



When
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 - 09:00 - 22:30
Where
Church House Westminster Deans Yard Westminster London SW1P 3NZ
Price
Members:
£436.00
Including VAT
Non-Members
£462.80
Including VAT

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PROGRAMME OUTLINE

TIMETABLE

 

08:00 – 08:40

Registration

08:40 – 08:50

Welcome from IIRSM’s President – Andy Hawkes

08:50 – 09:00

Welcome from this morning’s Conference chairman – Steve Fowler

09:00 – 09:50

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - ‘Thinking the Unthinkable’ – Nik Gowing, TV news journalist and author of ‘Thinking the Unthinkable’

09:50 – 10:40

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - ‘Leading for Organisational Resilience’ – David Denyer, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change, Cranfield University

10:40 – 11:10

BREAK

11:10 – 11:50

‘Decision making – the why and the how’ – Steve Fowler, Managing Director, Amarreurs Consulting Ltd

11:50 – 12:30

‘The underlying causes of ill health and injury at work’ – Pamela Gellatly, CEO, Healthcare RM

12:30 – 13:10

‘Technology and the workplace’ – Andy McClure, Chief Marketing Officer, Europe, AIG

13:10 – 14:10

LUNCH

14:10 – 14:20

Welcome from this afternoon’s Conference chairman – John Huckstepp

14:20 – 15:00

‘Beyond compliance’ – Simone Wray, Head of Risk Management, Avios

15:00 – 15:45

PANEL DEBATE – ‘Preparing for tomorrow’s risk and safety landscape’ - chaired by Clive Martin, Practice Leader, Internal Consulting Group

15:45 – 16:30

‘Future-proof me’ – John Huckstepp, Managing Director, A Blank Canvas Ltd

16:30 – 16:45

Round up and close by the Conference chairmen

16:45 – 17:30

TEA AND NETWORKING

Evening

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER – hosted by leading communications coach, Robin Kermode 

 

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PROGRAMME DETAIL

CONTEXT

Practical risk management saves money and saves lives.

Organisations are increasingly taking broad organisational-wide approaches to risk, responding to different types of risk, such as safety, security, financial, people and product-related risks, through a single integrated programme.

Furthermore, the new international standard for safety management, ISO45001:2018 stresses the importance of taking an integrated risk approach to safety management.

Reputation, resilience and risk management are inextricably linked, as has become crystal clear from recent public events involving organisations as diverse as Oxfam, BHS, Carillion and United Airlines. 

Risk management is everyone’s business, from the boards to the shop floor. Empowering people across an organisation by giving them the tools to handle risk is the best way to build the resilience needed to keep on top of our ever changing world.  

This conference is the guide to this new world.

PART 1: THE GLOBAL SCENE

Session title: Thinking the unthinkable

Nik Gowing, Journalist and writer

The proliferation of ‘unthinkable’ events over the past four years has revealed a new fragility at the highest levels of corporate and public service leaderships. The ability to identify and handle unexpected, non-normative events is shown not just to be wanting but also perilously inadequate at critical moments, threatening both careers and reputations. These events are potentially existential for both corporates and governments.

Examples of this ‘new normal’ keep stacking up. They include Brexit, the inadequate handling of Europe’s migration crisis; the implications for energy producing nations of turbulence in oil prices, and the new fragilty of political stability as traditional parties are challenged by our new disruptive age of public disillusionment, digital empowerment, and overall challenge to all that had been assumed to be stable.

Nik will set the scene for the day by talking about how the nature of risk is changing fast as unthinkables keep happening. How flexible and prepared are you?

Please come to the session ready to discuss openly your risk perspectives and to share unthinkables that need to be on the agenda. Solutions and answers need to be found and debated, especially in the areas of behaviour, culture and mind sets.

Session title: Leading for Organisational Resilience

David Denyer, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change, Cranfield School of Management

Drawing on academic knowledge and practical insights from organisations across the globe, this session will explore the core tensions that underpin organisational resilience and how these can be managed dynamically to cope with the uncertain and rapidly changing landscapes in which organizations now operate. 

The implications for risk and resilience professionals as they take on bigger (and broader) roles and responsibilities will be discussed. 

PART 2: THE BIG RISK AND SAFETY CHALLENGES THAT ORGANISATIONS FACE

Session title: Decision making - the why and the how

Steve Fowler, Managing Director, Amarreurs Consulting

In this highly interactive session, Steve will discuss the different habits of people working in teams, why they happen, how they vary by culture and how to spot them. We’ll look at some current examples of what can go wrong from a risk and safety perspective, drawing on examples from around the world. Finally he’ll provide practical tools to take away.

Session title: The underlying causes of ill health and injury at work

Pamela Gellatly, CEO, Healthcare Risk Management

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the biggest causes of ill health at work. In particular, low back pain is the number cause of disability globally. 

Mental health is often ranked second and may incur more days lost that MSDs.   

The manner in which we assess and treat both conditions is based on out dated safety and medical models which fail to understand multiple causation in ill health.

In particular, the importance of addressing the whole person, rather than just a single component, is vital.

This talk will cover these increasingly important issues in the workplace.

Session title: Technology and the workplace

Andy McClure, Chief Marketing Officer, Europe AIG

In this session, Andy will cover:

  • How new technologies (3D printing, drones, blockchain, cyber threat) are introducing new types of risks to manage.

  • How new technologies (drones, sensor-enables hi-viz jackets) are introducing new risk management opportunities.

Session title: Beyond regulation and compliance

Simone Wray, Head of Risk Management, Avios

In this session, Simone will cover:

  • Securing effective risk management and control beyond regulation and compliance

  • ISO 45001 – Why a risk based approach?

  • Benefits of managing risk through self-regulation

  • A common sense approach to compliance

PART 3: FUTURE PROOFING YOUR CAREER

PANEL DEBATE – Hosted by Clive Martin, Internal Consulting Group and sponsored by Cardinus Risk Management

This session will examine the trends highlighted by speakers during the day and discuss their implications for personal career development.

Session title: Future-proof yourself

John Huckstepp, A Blank Canvas Ltd

In this session, John will cover:

  • Taking personal responsibility

  • Personal resilience including health and wellbeing

  • Breadth of knowledge – taking a 360o degree view

  • Role of the employers and employees

ONE MINUTE BRIEFINGS

During the day, there will also be one minute briefings to give delegates the essentials on key topics in the risk and safety world including: Future-proofing yourself, IIRSM’s future leaders’ network, ISO45001, volunteering and branch activity.

RISK EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Hosted by Robin Kermode, one of Europe’s leading communications coaches and author of the best-selling book, ‘Speak so your audience will listen’, the evening celebrates the best of the best in the risk management world.

A member of BAFTA’s voting panel, and the voice of the ATP World Tennis Finals, Robin is very much in demand from business leaders and national politicians and is the body language expert for several national newspapers.

‘One of the best speakers I’ve ever heard’ – Bank of America

‘Robin has that rare ability to talk to everybody individually, even in a larger group’ – Walt Disney

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SPEAKERS

Nik Gowing, Journalist and writer

Nik Gowing was a main news presenter for the BBC’s international 24-hour news channel BBC World News. Before that, he worked at ITN where he was bureau chief in Rome and Warsaw, and Diplomatic Editor for Channel Four News.

He has been a member of the councils of Chatham House, the Royal United Services Institute, and the Overseas Development Institute. Nik is a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy.

He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geo-Economics.

Nik is author of ‘Thinking the unthinkable’, the acclaimed report published in 2016 (www.thinkunthinkable.org)

David Denyer, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change and Director of Research, Cranfield School of Management

David works with senior leaders in public, private and voluntary sectors to develop safety leadership and organize for resilience and high reliability.  In 2012, HR Magazine voted David the UK’s ‘Most Influential Thinker’. 

Previous clients include the likes of Sellafield, Broadmoor, Addenbrooke’s, Siemens, Shell, Centrica, Police Service Northern Ireland and the Civil Aviation Authority. 

David is a professor at Cranfield School of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Fellow of the CIPD, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Drawing on academic knowledge and practical insights from organisations across the globe, this session will explore the core tensions that underpin organisational resilience and how these can be managed dynamically to cope with the uncertain and rapidly changing landscapes in which organizations now operate.  The implications for risk and resilience professionals as they take on bigger (and broader) roles and responsibilities will be discussed. 

Steve Fowler, Managing Director, Amarreurs Consulting

Steve Fowler’s trained as a risk and safety engineer before a career change into a series of business strategy and project management roles, including Director of IT and Business Transformation for a FTSE100 firm.

Steve was CEO of the Institute of Risk Management for 13 years from 2002 before establishing Amarreurs Consulting Ltd in 2015.

His areas of expertise span strategy formation, organisational culture, risk and governance, organisational resilience and change and project management. Steve is passionate about the importance of accessible risk management, ensuring everyone throughout an organisation speak the same language.

John Huckstepp, Managing Director, A Blank Canvas

John is a Specialist Fellow of the IIRSM and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.  His background includes rail, gas, and chemicals, although in recent years, he has worked with Central Government, higher education and the NHS on performance, capability and risk.  His career has included the transformation of a £60m turnover business, the single point of contact following a double fatality, and advising on international culture.  John has spoken at the Institution of Chemical Engineers ‘Hazards’ Conference, has hosted a recent IIRSM webinar on leadership and risk, presented at the IOSH National Conference, and is a regular presenter and guest speaker at a variety of corporate conferences and training events.

For the last five years, John has been studying risk and resilience and has recently been working on the development of the IIRSM Futureproof programme.

 

Simone Wray, Head of Risk Management, Avios

Simone is a certified risk professional and former IRM Chairman with proven success in driving the risk management agenda at Board level.  She has developed her knowledge, skills and experience through working within organisations across a range of industries in the private, public and not for profit sectors over the past 25 years. Her passion for risk management has been described as infectious.

Simone is a Certified Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management and Member of IIRSM.

 

Andrew McClure, Chief Marketing Officer, Europe, AIG

Andy McClure is Chief Marketing Officer for AIG Europe, with Global responsibility for Sales Enablement – the effective integration of Sales and Marketing efforts. 

Before moving to Europe he held senior leadership positions in strategy and marketing roles in SE Asia, the Middle East, the US and the UK. 

Andy has an MBA from London Business School and a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London.

 

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VENUE

The conference and dinner will take place in the elegant surroundings of Church House in Westminster.

Church House

Dean’s Yard

Westminster

London SW1P 3NZ