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How do you build personal and organisational resilience?

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23 January 2017 – Preparing for future challenges

How do you build personal and organisational resilience? Tips and advice from the British Safety Council seminar speakers

The political and social events of 2016 have proven that one thing that is constant in the modern world is change. This trend will no doubt continue into 2017, so to help organisations anticipate, prepare and respond to change in order to survive and prosper, the British Safety Council is running a half-day seminar focused on building personal and organisational resilience.

The seminar, to be held in Manchester at Double Tree by Hilton Manchester, Piccadilly, on 22 February 2017, will focus on ways of managing organisational security and safety, as well as workplace resilience and personal wellbeing. The speakers come from a wide range of sectors such as policing and security, government, transport, training and development.

Louise Ward, Policy, Standards and Communications Director, said: “2017 is set to be a challenging year with political and economic uncertainty associated with Brexit and a new US President, as well as growing threats to both physical and cyber security. However, planning ahead and investing in people can boost resilience of both organisations and individuals so they can respond to challenges as they arise.

“Our seminar speakers, experts in their field, will share tips and advice and inspire the audience by example, especially people such as Nathan Douglas, double Olympian and Captain of the British Athletics team for the European Athletics Championships 2016, who will talk about his experience of building personal resilience.”

The seminar will also provide valuable networking opportunities, bringing together not only health and safety professionals from different industry sectors but also security experts and HR professionals, as well as other people concerned with organisational and personal resilience from across the Greater Manchester region.

The programme of the British Safety Council’s half-day seminar

Manchester, 22 February 2017

9:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome and introduction
Louise Ward, Policy Standards and Communications Director, British Safety Council
09:35 Planning for catastrophe
Tom Powell, Head of Audit and Risk Management, Manchester City Council
10:05 The changing face of workplace security
Superintendent Kyle Gordon, C Division Operations, British Transport Police
10:35 Tea/ coffee break
11:00 Conflict avoidance (case study)
Dave Mulhall, Head of Safety and Security, TransPennine Express
11:30 Rest, recovery and resilience
Mark Davies, 7 Futures
Nathan Douglas, Double Olympian and Captain of GB Athletics European Championships 2016
12:25 Mates in Mind
Steve Hails, Director of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Thames Tideway Tunnel
12:55 Closing remarks
Louise Ward
Policy and Standards Director, British Safety Council
13:00 Close

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The price of a seminar ticket is £120.00 plus VAT for British Safety Council members and £165.00 plus VAT for non-members. To book a ticket please click here.

About the British Safety Council
For more than half a century we’ve been a trusted guide to excellent health, safety and environmental management. We have educated millions of workers and made hundreds of thousands of workplaces safer for everyone. We do this by sharing information, supporting, advising, educating and campaigning. We are a membership organisation and a charity.

In 2017, the British Safety Council is celebrating its 60th anniversary. A programme of special events and projects planned for our diamond jubilee can be seen here.

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