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8:30 am Conference Registration & Networking

9:00 am Chair’s Welcome & Recap of Day One

Reinvent Leadership Development in a Hybrid Working World

9:10 am Living The Experience of Unbossed: Creating the Conditions for Pharmaceutical Companies to Thrive in a Hybrid Working World

Synopsis

  • Discover the culture journey at one of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies into the world of curious, inspired, and unbossed
  • Learn how to provide an effective framework for leaders to support their teams in the new hybrid set-up
  • The principles that Novartis leaders follow to set clear expectations with teams to ensure clarity and direction and succeed in delivering business performance

9:30 am Discover: Transforming Personal & Business Leadership to Redefine the Role of Life Sciences Leaders in 2022

  • Wendy Pickford Director - Global Leadership, Enterprise Development, Education & Learning, AstraZeneca

Synopsis

  •  How can life science HR leaders combine their personal leadership and business leadership to transform their effectiveness in a post pandemic environment?
  • Cultivating the conditions to help leaders discover innovative new ways of thinking and expand their range of leadership capabilities to drive business performance
  • Uncover how the immersive leadership development work at AstraZeneca that has enlightened its top 150 and redefined the role of leaders in a post pandemic environment

9:50 am Develop: How Would Some of the Most Innovative HR Leaders Define the New Role Of Leaders Within The New Hybrid Working World?

  • Chris Howarth SVP, Global Head People & Organisation, Novartis
  • Wendy Pickford Director - Global Leadership, Enterprise Development, Education & Learning, AstraZeneca

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:10 am Action: Roundtable Discussions

  • Yvette Buchele Director HR EMEA & HRBP Global Digital IT, Cell Signalling Technology
  • Jan Swinnen Talent Acquisition Lead & Specialist, Terumo Europe
  • Julie Binon Chief People Officer, Oxurion NV

Synopsis

In this quick fire session, each table will be hosted by an HR leader who will share the secrets of their most high-impact leap; you then get the opportunity to question the host before moving on to your next table.

  1. How Do You Prioritize DE&I Within A Challenging Labour Market Whilst Fighting For Talent?
  2. From Graduates to Sponsors: Reconsidering Your Solutions to Sidestepping The Talent Shortage.
  3. How Do You Create Vibrant Growth Culture For Employees At All Levels & Retain Talent In A Disrupted Working World?

10:40 am Networking Break

Meet the Fast Changing Needs of Your Employees

11:10 am Discover: Wellbeing Is Wealth: Changing Conversations & Investing in Employee Wellbeing in a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Synopsis

  • The best practices to encourage holistic wellbeing and reduce the stigma of mental health in the workplace
  • Revealing the fresh new thinking required to implement the highest impact investments that go above and beyond to support employees
  • How COMPASS Pathways is embracing neurodivergent traits to create a more inclusive talent base and rethinking its measurement of wellbeing program effectiveness

11:30 am Discover: Transforming Your Digital HR Processes & Effectively Tracking Performance to Predict the Fast-Changing Needs Of Employees In a Hybrid Working World

  • Alain Bindels Head of Innovation Facilitation & Digitalization, Roche

Synopsis

• How Roche has transformed the way it reaches its entire workforce to provide opportunities for employees to develop new skill sets for the future
• Transforming how we assess employees’ potential skill gaps and interests via inclusive learning interfaces to anticipate the workforce’s fast-changing needs
• How Roche has provided support and ensured psychological safety for employees while turbocharging their digital skills to drive improve performance in a safe digital learning environment

11:50 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from Those Rethinking How to Meet the Current & Future Needs of Life Science Employees At All Levels & Locations?

Synopsis

Facilitated by the Head of Event Content

12:10 pm Break

Create & Cultivate a Sustainable Culture in a Post-Pandemic Environment

1:00 pm Discover: How Cultivating Cultures Of Feedback Will Turbocharge Your Peoples’ Purpose & Drastically Reduce Turnover In Life Sciences Companies Of All Sizes

  • Zaheer Ahmad Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Consumer Healthcare, GSK

Synopsis

  • When there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to DE&I, how can life sciences companies of all stages and sizes integrate DE&I into a hybrid organizational strategy ensuring a sense of inclusion and satisfaction for all employees?
  • Identifying the role of leadership and how it informs our thinking in creating lasting cultural change
  • How GSK’s bold new global DE&I strategy utilises companywide transparency and ensures all innovative new processes are adoptable at regional level to benchmark employee experience globally

1:20 pm Discover: Effectively Implement Crucial Company-Wide HR Transformational Projects Without Compromising Employee Experience in Life Sciences Companies

  • René Bujard Director Human Resources, Global R&D & DE&I Leader, Galderma

Synopsis

• How do we effectively implement the truly transformational HR projects when multiple drivers of innovation are impacting lab, office, and field employees all at once?
• The best DE&I practices employed by one of the most innovative Life Sciences companies to break away from traditional HR structures and drastically improve employee experience
• How Galderma is strategically managing multiple HR transformational projects while taking an innovative new approach to employee experience and building a truly future-proof company structure

1:40 pm Develop: How Can Life Sciences HR Change-Makers Create Leading, Future Focused Workplaces At All Levels & Locations?

  • Zaheer Ahmad Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Consumer Healthcare, GSK
  • René Bujard Director Human Resources, Global R&D & DE&I Leader, Galderma

Synopsis

Facilitated by the Head of Event Content

2:00 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference