CILT(UK) - Women in Logistics Speakers

So, Why Don’t Women Play Golf?

Wendy Dean, Managing Director, Strategi Solutions Group Ltd

The title of this session is based upon many women’s experience of feeling foolish at company golf days.
Research suggests that many women struggle in management because they are similarly reluctant to make fools of themselves. 

Many companies are now focused on creating more opportunities for women in business, but this can only be achieved if women develop their beliefs and values and stride forward with confidence.



Resilience and Inclusivity

Fiona Triller, Programme Director, Creating Inclusive Cultures

The session focuses on two key points. Firstly, how to become more resilient in order to maintain a positive outlook, support others and inclusive leadership. Secondly, how to clearly understand what inclusive leadership is, and how to be more inclusive in day-to-day work.

The session will be interactive throughout and participants will be directed to further reading and online material.


Leading innovation: creating new ideas that add value to a business

Richard Atkinson, Director of Marketing and Communications, CILT(UK)

Richard will share lessons from his military leadership journey, not least from the RAF's 'Thinking to Win' programme - designed to re-double the innovation culture of the RAF.

Crucially, Richard will share the three key essential ingredients, necessary to focus organisational brain-power on challenges and opportunities for success.




Employee Engagement Matters – setting the cultural tone of your organisation

Janice Keyes, Founding Director, Mind Over Matter Coaching

In this talk we’ll consider how an organisation’s strategic narrative impacts engagement, explore ways to create engaging managers, appreciate how to maximise the employee voice and maintain your integrity as an organisation. 

We’ll use research, explore case studies and provide practical tools to help delegates appreciate that the ‘little things’ help to build a culture where employee engagement matters.  The session will help you to shape a more motivated and high-performing workforce and a great place to work!



Living diversity at work – how to engage in constructive dialogues within your workplace

Dr Naomi Irvine, Director, Naomi Irvine Ltd

What gets talked about in organisations, and how it gets talked about, will determine what gets done. What does a conversation about diversity at work look like? Who does the talking? How are the outcomes defined? Discussions about diversity can be polarising and confrontational, but they can also be strategic, evidence-based and transformative. This presentation will help delegates to ask the questions that matter, and create a more nuanced and participatory approach to diversity management in their organisations.



Case Study: Getting disadvantaged people in Northamptonshire into logistics roles

Marisa Baker, Senior Business Partner, Kingsley Consulting

The shortage of skills within the logistics sector is high on everyone’s agenda.

How do we can expand our labour pool and create skills? The solution is simple... TIME!
Marisa will explain about how taking the time to communicate, showing appreciation for training, and taking the time to listen will solve this.



Tour visit

John Munnelly FCILT, Head of Operations, Magna Park Campus, John Lewis

For the last 10 years, John Munnelly has been responsible for the design, build and implementation of John Lewis’ semi-automated National Distribution Centre at Magna Park, Milton Keynes, in his role as Head of Operations. 

Join him for an in-depth case study of this customer-centric facility, and discover the evolutionary journey behind the John Lewis supply chain strategy.






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