Perspectives During Times of Change: A Webinar Series by Cpl’s Future of Work Institute

Cpl’s Future of Work Institute is delighted to bring you the second in our Webinar Series “Perspectives During Times of Change.” Now more than ever your leadership style, employer proposition and employee experience are important. As we all adapt to new ways of working, leading virtual teams, interviewing and onboarding are a constant challenge.

Throughout this webinar series, we will interview experts across a range of fields to gain insight and perspectives across a range of topics. These are virtual, engaging and interactive sessions designed to provide you with practical tools you can implement today.

Register for webinars below and watch back our previous series Leading Through Times of Change here.

Perspectives During Times of Change: A Webinar Series by Cpl’s Future of Work Institute

Cpl’s Future of Work Institute is delighted to bring you the second in our Webinar Series “Perspectives During Times of Change.” Now more than ever your leadership style, employer proposition and employee experience are important. As we all adapt to new ways of working, leading virtual teams, interviewing and onboarding are a constant challenge.

Throughout this webinar series, we will interview experts across a range of fields to gain insight and perspectives across a range of topics. These are virtual, engaging and interactive sessions designed to provide you with practical tools you can implement today.

Register for webinars below and watch back our previous series Leading Through Times of Change here.

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Webinar 4: Responsible Business – Learnings & Recommendations from Sustainability Leaders

Senior Consultant Dr Declan Bogan, Brian O’Kennedy, MD of Clearstream Solutions and Dr Dorothy Maxwell, Head of Sustainability for Brown Thomas Arnotts discuss their sustainability journeys from a leadership, employee and customer perspective.  

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responsible business is one that has embraced environment, social and governance in their design, culture, values and actions. In this webinar, the panel will share insights on their experiences and that of the companies they have worked for across retail, supply chain, life sciences and FMCG.  

What You Will Learn

  • The big ‘sustainability’ trends across different sectors
  • The panels sustainability journeys and learnings
  • Who are the stakeholders in your business and why they should care
  • How organisations can communicate about sustainability internally and externally
  • The post-COVID-19 future of sustainability

About the Panel

Brian O’Kennedy, Director – Clearstream 

Brian has over 16 years’ experience in global supply chain management and procurement particularly in the areas of IT, Media, Print and Packaging. He has previously worked for the IDA and Clondalkin group’s Irish subsidiary, Cahill Printers and is the former Managing Director of DC Kavanagh, one of Ireland’s largest independent commercial printing and mailing companies.

Brian worked for 10 years as Global VP at Arvato Sonopress, a subsidiary of the global media group, Bertelsmann. From its 18 sites around the world, Arvato provides global supply chain solutions to the world’s leading IT, Telco, media and publishing companies.  

Dr Dorothy Maxwell, Head of Sustainability, Brown Thomas and Arnotts, Selfridges Group, Ireland  

Dr Dorothy Maxwell has 20 years experience working in sustainability with businesses and government in Ireland, EU, Asia Pacific and the USA. She has an extensive track record in sustainable business having been Sustainability Director at House of Fraser, Walmart, Nike and now Brown Thomas Arnotts.

She has previously worked as a sustainability advisor to HRH Prince of Wales, McKinsey Centre for Business and Environment plus. In 2017 she became The Prince of Wales’s Responsible Business Ambassador for London. An alumnus of UCD and Imperial College London, she has a PhD & MSc in Environmental Science.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, lectures on sustainable business at Imperial College London and authors books, blogs and articles. Books published include Valuing Natural Capital: Future Proofing Business & Finance (Greenleaf Publications, 2015). 

Moderator – Dr Declan Bogan, Senior Business Consultant, Future of Work Institute 

Declan is a senior business consultant in the Future of Work Institute. He has been immersed in the fundamental drivers of innovation across product, people, portfolio and business model proposition elements over the last 20 years.

From the bench to the boardroom, with micro to multinational corporate organisations, Declan has worked internationally with senior executives and intrapreneurs at over 75 companies helping to reshape their commercial and strategic direction. He has a passion for social and environmental sustainability and has worked with many organisations in this space. 

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Webinar 3: Reimagining Wellness

A panel discussion with Elysia Hegarty, Future of Work Wellness Lead, Dr Robert Kelly, Lifestyle Medicine Ambassador and Donal Scanlan, Head of Mental Health First Aid Ireland.

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To manage the impact of COVID-19 into the future, the approach to workplace wellness will need to change. Join our next webinar discussion to get a professional insight into the current approach to workplace wellness, the rise in mental health issues due to COVID-19 and how organisations can be primed to support employees as they return to work.  

What You Will Learn

  • Why organisations need to take a different approach to wellness 
  • What does COVID mean for the future of wellness  
  • Whether mental health is the next major crisis  
  • What you can do to prepare and support employees 

About the Panel

Dr Robert Kelly MD MBA FRCPI FACC FESC FFSEM, Cardiologist, Lifestyle Medicine Advisor, Behaviour Designer

Dr Kelly serves organisations as a coach and advisor, creating solutions designed to work for entire groups, from small companies serving high performers to Fortune 500 companies, to key advisory positions that tackle challenges in public health.

He has an MBA Henley with expertise in disruptive innovation and has applied that to the field of digital health, telemedicine and patient monitoring.

Donal Scanlan, Mental Health First Aid Ireland

Donal Scanlan is a Project Manager with Mental Health First Aid Ireland and has been working and studying as a professional in the area of mental health and well-being for 20 years. He leads the team at MHFA Ireland to bring mental health training all over Ireland.  Their aim is to create more supportive and informed communities and workplaces.

Donal is also an occasional contributor to digital, television and print media, often speaking publicly on mental health at conferences, schools, colleges and the corporate world and has guest lectured at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Ireland.

Elysia Hegarty, Future of Work & Wellness Lead

With over 14 years’ experience in Human Resource Management and the Health and Wellness Industry Elysia has combined her expertise to partner with business leaders to develop bespoke solutions for a healthy and engaged workforce.

She has worked within multiple sectors and is a lead consultant at the Future of Work Institute. She works with customers to build strategic wellness programmes that attract, engage, and retain talent.

Webinar 2: Together Apart – Challenges & Perspectives on Managing Remote Teams

A panel discussion with Lisa Holt, Cpl Managing Director and manager of over 200 recruiters, and Barry Winkless, Cpl Strategy Director.

Over the last number of weeks, many organisations have been forced to work remotely whether prepared for it or not. This has been a challenge for employees and leaders alike.

In this webinar Cpl’s CSO and Head of Future of Work Institute, Barry Winkless interviews Managing Director, Lisa Holt about her experience leading a large team whilst staying employee-focused and results-driven.

What You Will Learn

  • The challenges and opportunities of managing large teams remotely
  • Building and maintaining a good culture remotely
  • Success and getting results while apart
  • Managing the varying real-world challenges people are feeling right now

About the Panel

Lisa Holt, Managing Director, Cpl

Over the past 24 years, Lisa has led Ireland’s most respected recruitment divisions across Cpl. She started in her career in Cpl as a Technology Recruiter and Manager of the Cpl Tech team before moving into Financial Services. Lisa now leads multiple high-performance specialist teams with over 200 recruiters in Dublin and throughout Ireland.

Her divisions recruit across a sectoral mix of Technology, Financial Services, Legal, HR, Marketing, Multilingual, Sales and Retail and commercial throughout Ireland and Cpl’s Executive Search brand – all now working remotely. A strong negotiator and a good people person, Lisa’s empathetic management approach allows her to identify and nurture top talent whilst working closely with her client base across a range of sectors to meet their talent management needs.

She is passionate about nurturing talent and ensuring the very best recruitment and talent transformation experience for Cpl’s clients and candidates.

Barry Winkless, Strategy Director, Cpl

Barry currently drives the strategic direction of Cpl in collaboration with the CEO and senior leadership team. He also leads Cpl’s Future of Work Institute, which explores, questions and advises on key areas important to the future of working and the workplace for business leaders globally.

His core areas of expertise are strategy, innovation, change and engagement and he has led multi-disciplinary teams in delivering significant projects for clients. A frequent author and speaker at international events, Barry will be leading this discussion and interviewing Lisa about her experiences managing remotely during COVID-19.

Webinar 1: The STEAM Leader

A panel discussion with Judith Moffett, Cpl Director & Laurie Winkless, Science Communicator – moderated by Elysia Hegarty, Future of Work Lead

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Whilst the rise of women in leadership roles is increasing, they are still underrepresented in some industries namely, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

In this panel discussion Elysia Hegarty, FOW Lead chats with Cpl Director Judith Moffett and Physicist-turned-science-communicator Laurie Winkless about what it’s like to recruit for women in STEAM roles, the challenges women face and how women can drive a successful career in STEAM.

What You Will Learn

  • Challenges faced by women in STEAM and Leadership roles
  • Why women are not likely to go into STEAM roles
  • How organisations can recruit more women into STEAM roles
  • How to encourage girls to go into STEAM

About the Panel

Judith Moffett Director Cpl

From her earliest memories, Judith has had a fascination with the natural world, this led her to study biology and chemistry and now has the pleasure of reliving this through her children’s curiosity of dinosaurs, animals and any little creatures that move.

Wanting to learn more about the art of communicating science, Judith pursued this and had the opportunity to become an organiser of the Alchemist Café, Dublin’s Café Scientifique for over 10 years.

Judith has worked with children and teenagers to take up STEM subjects and careers and has acted as a judge for the International Science Communication competition, Famelab. For the last 15 years, Judith has worked at Cpl and is responsible for the Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Divisions, Engineering and Construction divisions. Judith has a B.Sc. in Biology and Chemistry and a M.Sc. in Science Communication

Laurie Winkless, Science Communicator

With a background in physics and a career in scientific research, Laurie is an unapologetic nerd. She left the lab to pursue her interest in science communication and has gone on to work with Nobel Laureates, astronauts, educators, and entrepreneurs all over the world.

She has a regular column in Forbes and has had her work featured in outlets including Wired, The Economist, and BBC World Service. Her first book, Science and the City was a bestseller and translated into several languages. Her second book, Sticky, is in the works. Laurie is an advocate for equality and diversity in STEM.

This panel will be moderated by Elysia Hegarty, Future of Work Lead and Wellness Specialist. 

For any further queries please email hello@futureofwork.ie