Engagement Unconference

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Engagement Unconference

Time: November 23, 2011 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: The Spring
Street: Vauxhall Gardens
City/Town: London
Website or Map: http://www.thespringgardens.c…
Event Type: unconference
Organized By: Jonathan Wilson
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2011

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Event Description

Jonathan Wilson writes:


‘Join our unconference about how to engage employees, customers and the community, with a special discount of 20% for Full AMED members.


Kenexa’s “Work Trends 2010” report says that employee engagement in the UK dropped to a net 51% in 2010. The global average is 60%, which itself is depressing.  The IPA estimated disengagement cost the UK £44bn in lost productivity in 2008. There is a mass of research to show that the UK is suffering badly and this is harming our economy and even more importantly, our quality of life.


Health and wellbeing are now considered one of the top five boardroom issues, but more than 97% of HR professionals believe stress is the biggest threat to health of the future workforce.  Other research shows clear connections between employee and customer engagement. But the most important reason to engage people is essential humanity. People want to engage and value being engaged, so the UK’s 51% net engagement is an unnecessary human tragedy that we must and can overcome.   

Our Engagement Unconference will explore why and how organisations can and should engage all their people.   


Hear stories how engaging people helped overcome catastrophe.  Listen how listening led to corporate triumph. Compare how once great businesses lose meaning and purpose while others go from strength to strength. Feel how it feels to win, to lose and to win again. Share your story for others to learn too. Reflect how different people might have done things differently. Think what you are going to do.

 Corporate balladeer and radical, Doug Shaw, will enliven the day with his songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWygiM4bh1I&feature=related

The event will be punctuated by occasional Pecha Kuchas - intense presentations of exactly 20 slides, each for exactly 20 seconds; guaranteed 6 minutes and 40 seconds of sharply focused value.

The best difference between an unconference and a traditional conference is that we all actually confer together all day instead of all listening to a few people spout. That’s what gets the results.

At an unconference the most important voices are yours and everyone else’s.  No presentation will last more that seven minutes. It will be a day of lightly led conversations about the wisdom and practicalities of engaging people in today’s very tough times. That means a lively day of dialogue and discussion about the things that matter most to you, about getting real results with your people that add measurable, sustainable value to your people and to your life.

Cost:  £119 + VAT (plus 20% discount for Full AMED Members)

For more details and to sign up, please go to http://stopdoingdumbthings.eventbrite.com.  To claim your 20% AMED Members’ discount, type in the code AMED2011

Before and after the event,you can join the dialogue on Linked-in http://www.linkedin.com/groups/How-do-we-stop-doing-4084763?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr.

And follow #sddt on Twitter to keep right up with the flow from the start.

We look forward to seeing you there on the 23rd November. 

Best wishes.’ 

Jonathan Wilson E:  Jonathan.Wilson@Humap.com


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