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EMEA22 March 2023

Culture First EMEA 22 March 2023

Join us as we explore the role of culture in reworking work for everyone

Connect with the Culture First Community at this free, one-day virtual experience on the 22nd of March 2023. We’ll hear from leading experts and thought leaders on building culture first foundations and discuss our collective vision for the world of work.

Free virtual experience 22 March 2023

We’re gathering as a community to explore the intersection of culture, science, and innovation.

Register to join us at Culture First EMEA as we explore ideas, dive into the data, and create meaningful connections. Gain the clarity and skills you need to develop your people practices, transform workplace culture, and navigate change.

Together, we’ll dive into insights, guidance, and practices on:

Building and nurturing culture first foundations

Learn how to overcome unexpected change by making culture the foundation of everything you do.

Designing impactful employee experiences for everyone

Explore the latest data, tools, and best practices organizations are using to amplify the employee experience.

Creating a better world through work

Discover how you can meet employees’ expectations for meaningful work through social impact and action.

Take notes from leading thinkers, researchers, and doers.

More speakers announced soon

Speakers

Edward Enninful headshot

Edward Enninful

Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue and European Editorial Director of Vogue

Georgina Reeves-Saad headshot

Georgina Reeves-Saad

Employee Engagement and Experience Lead at British Council

Dr. Barbara Zesik headshot

Dr. Barbara Zesik

Chief People Officer at Omio Travel

Nicole Stewart headshot

Nicole Stewart

Organisational Behaviour Manager at Dnata

Steffi Jones headshot

Steffi Jones

World-renowned coach and World Champion German football player

Nayomi Lardier headshot

Nayomi Lardier

Talent Director and Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Deezer

Charlotte Mosley headshot

Charlotte Mosley

Senior People Scientist at Culture Amp

Jessica Brannigan headshot

Jessica Brannigan

Senior People Scientist at Culture Amp

See what the day has in store

Timezone GMT

8:00am

Curated connection & networking

Pre-event interactive session: How can I make meaningful connections at a virtual experience?

8:30am

Acknowledgement of Country

Join us as we start the day with an Acknowledgement of Country.

8:35am

Opening remarks

Opening remarks

8:40am

Main stage | Keynote

Why culture matters and what to do about it

Join us for an opening keynote with Didier Elzinga on why culture matters and what to do about it.

Didier will share:

  • The latest research from 6,000 companies on why culture matters more than ever before
  • Stories from the world’s top performing companies
  • Actionable insights that you can take back and apply to your own company

Presented by:
Didier Elzinga, CEO and Co-Founder, Culture Amp

9:10am

Main stage | Keynote

Transforming the fashion industry from within: How Edward Enninful normalized diversity and inclusion at Vogue and beyond

What does it take to fundamentally reshape an entire industry?

Edward Enninful, – Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, European Editorial Director of Vogue, and author of A Visible Man: A Memoir – is one of the few who can speak on this topic.

One of the foremost names in fashion worldwide, Edward has leveraged his position and his influence to disrupt the status quo in fashion through his commitment to diversity and inclusion. Throughout his career, Edward has successfully promoted and normalized DEI in an industry dominated by mainstream notions of beauty.

Join this session to:

  • Hear how Edward’s learnings from building Vogue in a way that represents the diversity of the world
  • Understand the power of using your influence to help others in the workplace feel visible
  • Join a 15-minute Q&A session with Edward, where he’ll answer audience questions

Presented by:
Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue and European Editorial Director of Vogue

10:10am

Session | Building and nurturing culture first foundations

How The British Council uses data to navigate their workforce through change

Georgina Reeves-Saad is no stranger to change. As The British Council’s Employee Engagement and Experience Lead and someone with a seasoned career in corporate communications, Georgina works directly with senior leaders to help them understand how integrating workforce diversity into the HR strategy can improve employee productivity, engagement and effectiveness.

Through her strategic and innovative work, Georgina has helped establish a change management framework built on data and employee insights that are helping shape what the future of work at The British Council can look like in a time of immense global change unrest.

In this session you will learn:

  • How to create an employee listening strategy that fosters a culture of ongoing feedback and improvement
  • How to gain the leadership buy-in necessary to generate change at the individual employee experience level
  • Actionable tips for creating a change management framework that supports employee wellbeing, the employee experience and business goals

Presented by:
Georgina Reeves-Saad, Employee Engagement and Experience Lead at British Council

Moderated by:
Jessica Brannigan, Lead People Scientist, Culture Amp

10:10am

Session | Building and nurturing culture first foundations

How Foundry built a people-first culture that retains and attracts talent

Foundry was named one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain” in 2019 by the London Stock Exchange. However, like many other companies, Foundry was challenged with high levels of attrition. At the same time, Foundry also understood that the key to attracting and retaining top talent is to understand their people. This led them to take action and develop a people-first culture that led to positive outcomes across the entire team.
During this session, Jessica Barlow, Chief People Officer at Foundry, will share the steps she and her team took to create a safe space for feedback, and how they achieved 11% higher employee engagement in just one year by effectively taking action on their survey results.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to introduce an employee listening policy and analyse survey results
  • Best practice for learning, growth and career initiatives – from internal movement policies to mentoring schemes and more
  • How to measure success and continue to grow your culture through employee feedback

Foundry creates pioneering software for creative industries across Digital Design, Media and Entertainment. Foundry has over 300 employees and in 2019, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.”

Presented by:
Jessica Barlow, Chief People Officer, Foundry

Moderated by:
Charlotte Mosley, Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp

10:40am

Wellbeing Break

Wellbeing Break

10:50am

Main stage | Keynote

ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON

Stay tuned for upcoming speaker announcements

11:20am

Session | Designing impactful employee experiences for everyone

How employee experiences help Omio Travel scale through crisis

With the economic crisis continuing in 2023, many HR leaders are looking for pro-active solutions that lead to positive outcomes. The key? Creating holistic and interconnected employee experiences. Join this session with Dr. Barbara Zesik, CPO at Omio Travel as she discusses how strategic employee experiences play a key role in fostering a culture of high performance, engagement, retention and growth.

Dr. Barbara Zesik is a thought leader in the design and implementation of talent and culture change strategies that combine theory and practice. She will share her extensive experience in global organisational development and change initiatives.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The components of a successful employee experience in an ever-changing work environment
  • How to ensure agility and adaption
  • How data helps Omio amplify their employee experience

Omio is a German online travel comparison and booking website based in Berlin, Germany with over 300 employees.

Presented by:
Dr. Barbara Zesik, Chief People Officer at Omio Travel

Moderated by:
Sonal Chauhan, Senior Customer Success Coach at Culture Amp

11:50am

Wellbeing Break

Wellbeing Break

12:35pm

Main stage | Keynote

Women in leadership: Why gender diversity matters and what to do about it

How can we build a better world of work through diversity, integration, and tolerance?

Steffi Jones, one of Germany’s most successful football players, is known both for her successes on the field – and her sharp criticism of gender equity and subsequent withdrawal from the sport.

Today, numerous women are held back by what’s known as the “glass ceiling” – and without more women in positions of influence, this gender disparity will only continue to perpetuate.

Join this session to:

  • Hear Steffi’s story and struggles with the German Football Club’s lack of gender equity, and why she spoke out
  • Understand why a better world requires more women in leadership positions – and what organisations can do about it
  • Join a 15-minute Q&A session with Steffi, where she’ll answer audience questions

Presented by:
Steffi Jones, World-renowned coach and World Champion German football player

1:20pm

Main stage | Keynote

The impact of being Culture First

How are your efforts as people leaders driving positive change in the world of work? In this session, Culture Amp’s product leaders will reveal:

  • Never-before-seen insights about the impact HR leaders are driving in the workplace
  • A sneak peek of new Culture Amp capabilities that will empower you to expand your impact in the future

Presented by:
Rachel Morley, Chief Product Officer, Culture Amp

1:50pm

Wellbeing Break

Wellbeing Break

2:00pm

Session | Creating a better world through work

How Deezer is creating an employee development program that benefits their employees, business, and the community they serve

Finding and filling talent gaps is one of the biggest challenges for companies, no matter the industry. However, without an intentional employee experience strategy, you risk losing the talent you’ve worked hard to attract.

At Deezer, Nayomi Lardier, Talent Director and Diversity & Inclusion Lead, is ensuring that as their business grows, their people strategy continues to support their mission & values, their employees’ development, and the communities they serve – at every stage of the employee journey.

Hear how Nayomi’s team is building a growth-mindset company culture that promotes employee retention and business success by empowering individuals to develop every day, positively impact their communities, and live their company values.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to ensure your company values are reflected at all stages of the employee journey, beginning with the candidate experience
  • How to connect your employee development and social impact strategies
  • How to empower your managers to improve employee engagement

Deezer is a French music streaming platform with 600+ employees worldwide. From a French tech start-up created in 2007, Deezer has become one of the earliest French unicorns and leading music platforms globally.

Presented by:
Nayomi Lardier, Talent Director and Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Deezer

Moderated by:
Carmen Amador Barreiro, Senior People Scientist, at Culture Amp

2:00pm

Session | Creating a better world through work

How Dnata took action to increase and support female leadership representation across their organisation

In September 2021, Dnata became the first global air and travel services provider to join the International Air Transport Association’s 25by2025 initiative, which strives to advance gender diversity in the aviation industry. In 2022, through intentional and strategic actions, they surpassed their initial goal of achieving 25% representation of women in senior roles and are now looking to continue their momentum into 2023.

Join Nicole Stewart, Organisational Behaviour Manager at Dnata, to learn how Dnata levered data and strategic planning to achieve their goals, as well as the actions they are taking to facilitate improvements in the employee experience for underrepresented groups.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to leverage data to inform and support equitable hiring practices
  • Small actions you can take to create a more equitable employee experience
  • How to generate buy-in from other company leaders on DEI initiatives

Dnata (Dubai National Air Travel Agency) is an Emirati airport services provider which provides aircraft ground handling, cargo, travel and flight catering services across five continents. Dnata has over 10,000 employees and is part of the Emirates Group.

Presented by:
Nicole Stewart, Organisational Behaviour Manager at Dnata

Moderated by:
Benjamin Kandebe, Senior Customer Success Coach at Culture Amp

2:30pm

Wellbeing Break

Wellbeing Break

2:40pm

Main stage | Keynote

ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON

Stay tuned for upcoming speaker announcements

3:30pm

Closing remarks

Join Didier in reflecting on what we’ve learned about what it means to be Culture First.

Presented by:
Didier Elzinga, CEO and Co-Founder, Culture Amp

3:40pm

Closing connection session

We’ll close out Culture First EMEA as a community and connect on what we can do next to continue to build a better world of work.

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    Culture First Chapter Lead - Edinburgh

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