2nd November 2017

Please see below planned running order of the day 

08.30am Registration, Exhibition and Networking

09.30am Welcome from Host – Liz Cross – Founding Partner and Managing Director of The Connectives

Liz Cross has been a champion of diversity and created positive disruption in the housing sector for almost 30 years.  Passionate about affecting social and economic change by challenging the status quo, she always starts by asking ‘what if we did things a little differently’?

09.45am Guest Speaker – Laurice Ponting, Chief Executive – HouseMark 

Laurice Ponting is the new Chief Executive of HouseMark, a unique membership network of housing organisations, providing solutions and opportunities to drive performance improvements.

Her career spans different geographies, Group and RP structures, local authority and for profit and not for profit housing sector. She has also worked extensively with world class private sector organisations.

Immediately prior to HouseMark, Laurice was Executive Director, Communities at Genesis Housing Association one of the G15 largest associations in London, where she was responsible for overseeing housing services, neighbourhood management, housing strategy and a thriving care and support business.

As Chief Executive of Mercian, she led the discussions and implementation to bring Mercian into Circle Group, where she became one of Circle’s key Managing Directors. During this time Laurice oversaw a growth in affordable home ownership and instilled a customer service culture.

It was throughout these roles she developed her passion for customer delivery and innovation, driving, change, innovation and exceptional customer benefits from mergers, to digitalisation and transformation.

Laurice has built a successful track record and strong reputation for no nonsense delivery; developing strategies and quickly translating plans into action and outcomes.

In her new role as Chief Executive, she has a clear vision to modernise HouseMark, listening to customers, identifying challenges, needs, solutions and working together to improve the sector.

Committed to developing the next generation of leaders, Laurice continues to work tirelessly to spot talent within the sector, whilst ensuring that she fosters a fun, inclusive, rewarding culture within her own organisation.

10.30am Panel intro and Debate

Chair – Liz Cross 

Emma Maier – Editor, Inside Housing 

Cym D’Souza, Chief Executive – Arawak Walton Housing Association

Jane Kenyon, Founder – Girls Out Loud 

Kiera Vogel, Managing Director – Senate Construction 

Christine Amyes, Deputy Chief Executive – New Charter Group 

12.00pm Lunch & Exhibition

12.50pm Workshop Session A

A1) Adele Leah – ‘Keep Calm – You’ve Got This’ – FULLY BOOKED

This is a ‘Self Leadership’ workshop that will build your inner confidence.

There’s no escaping the fact we all have those moments of self-doubt, when niggling, negative voices start chattering away to us. Why is it that we allow them to control our thoughts and how can we stop them? This workshop tackles those challenges head on. Would you like to develop the tools to let fear become your best friend? Come on the journey, where you’ll discover how to become a partner to your best self and strengthen your inner confidence (which is known as the ‘secret sauce’ to your success).

This creative workshop is facilitated by Adele Leah, the founder of Finch Street, a specialist career consultancy. Adele’s mission is to assist more people to discover the formula to career happiness. Adele’s expertise as a former headhunter and now as a career strategist, coach and NLP master practitioner has enabled her to consult globally to clients searching for career happiness. Her experience has led her to identify the one key defining point: how you manage your inner voice will ultimately determine your success and career happiness. Adele has mastered the art and science behind controlling the dissenting voice in her head. Find out how she can do the same for you.

A2) Sarah Smith, Indigo – 5 steps to making your personal goals stick

A workshop for women who are fed up with having pipe dreams and want to turn their goals into reality

In this workshop we’ll take a look a 5 simple steps to creating ‘sticky goals’, ones that are more than just hopeful aspirations. We’ll practice using the 5 steps with your own goals and by the end of session you’ll have a renewed sense of confidence, a clear intention and a game plan for your next steps

This workshop is run by Master NLP Practitioner and Executive Coach, Sarah Smith. Sarah is currently running leadership programmes for Network Homes, helping managers work out what kind of leaders they want to be and how they are going to get there. A pragmatist with over 20 years experience helping people achieve their goals, Sarah is well aware that we can be our own worst enemies when it comes to making progress.

A3) Karuna – Founder Hub for Heart – Build a Better Brain

Did you know that the brain shrinks when you’re stressed? Do you think it would be a good idea to grow more grey matter? Research shows you can–in just 8 weeks!  And how’s this for an interesting fact? The brains of people who meditate are, on average, 7 years younger and more highly functioning than the brains of people who don’t meditate.  Karuna presents fascinating information about neuroscience, brain health and mental fitness and guides us during a powerful experience of meditation

Karuna is an internationally experienced meditation teacher, a corporate mindfulness consultant and a personal mentor for those interested in the process of transformation. For more than 25 years, Karuna has gained experience throughout the world in the studies and teaching of mindfulness, meditation and holistic wellbeing. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees and worked in the U.S. Senate, for a multi-million dollar capital campaign and for National Public Radio Stations.  Karuna also completed extensive studies of Eastern Philosophy and spent time with the top scholars and teachers, including Ram Dass, Radanath Swami and Sri Vasudeva who gave the her name Karunamayi, meaning one of greatest compassion.  Karuna currently is a 2017 Global Wellbeing Expert, specialising in mindfulness and meditation, for Aromatherapy Associates London.

A4) Ric Moylan, Performance Coach – Developing Your MAPP for success

The MAPPS is the programme designed and used by Ric Moylan to coach and develop the world class athletes he has worked with during his career.  This workshop will teach the key principles of the MAPPS, and how when applied correctly these principles can be transferred and used in the workplace, to improve both individual and company performance.

The Mindset and Athletic Performance Principles programme (MAPPS) has been used by 5 world champion athletes and discuss key programme principles such as how you develop a #deadlinemindset, and why it is crucial to become a student of your own game.  This workshop will discuss the role played by nutrition in developing your brains ability to make decisions quicker and react in times of pressure, as well as how physical performance and increased athletic training can make you more resilient in the workplace as well as all areas of your life.

Ric is an active health, fitness, performance and leadership writer for successful magazines and publications, where Ric shares his years of knowledge, experience and top tips. Despite this, most of his work can be found here on rics own blog.

Ric has a straight talking, no nonsense approach to building a healthy, lean and high performing body. his philosophy has been strongly forged by the thousands of lives he has improved and the many titles and championships he has helped guide his fine stable of athletes towards.

A5) Georgina Uttley, GEM Operations Business Lead – Centre for Partnership 

GEMs past and present will form a panel discussing their career progression and leadership challenges from a young housing professional perspective. Each panellist will share their personal career journey and discuss the challenges they have faced since starting their career in the housing sector. The workshop will be interactive with a question and answers session and the opportunity to learn from different experiences and create a Guide for Success based on these experiences.

02.00pm Coffee Break

02.20pm Workshop Session B

B1) Adele Leah –  ‘Keep Calm – You’ve Got This’

This is a ‘Self Leadership’ workshop that will build your inner confidence.

There’s no escaping the fact we all have those moments of self-doubt, when niggling, negative voices start chattering away to us. Why is it that we allow them to control our thoughts and how can we stop them? This workshop tackles those challenges head on. Would you like to develop the tools to let fear become your best friend? Come on the journey, where you’ll discover how to become a partner to your best self and strengthen your inner confidence (which is known as the ‘secret sauce’ to your success).

This creative workshop is facilitated by Adele Leah, the founder of Finch Street, a specialist career consultancy. Adele’s mission is to assist more people to discover the formula to career happiness. Adele’s expertise as a former headhunter and now as a career strategist, coach and NLP master practitioner has enabled her to consult globally to clients searching for career happiness. Her experience has led her to identify the one key defining point: how you manage your inner voice will ultimately determine your success and career happiness. Adele has mastered the art and science behind controlling the dissenting voice in her head. Find out how she can do the same for you.

B2) Sarah Smith, Indigo – 5 steps to making your personal goals stick

A workshop for women who are fed up with having pipe dreams and want to turn their goals into reality

In this workshop we’ll take a look a 5 simple steps to creating ‘sticky goals’, ones that are more than just hopeful aspirations. We’ll practice using the 5 steps with your own goals and by the end of session you’ll have a renewed sense of confidence, a clear intention and a game plan for your next steps

This workshop is run by Master NLP Practitioner and Executive Coach, Sarah Smith. Sarah is currently running leadership programmes for Network Homes, helping managers work out what kind of leaders they want to be and how they are going to get there. A pragmatist with over 20 years experience helping people achieve their goals, Sarah is well aware that we can be our own worst enemies when it comes to making progress.

B3) Karuna – Founder Hub for Heart – Build a Better Brain – FULLY BOOKED 

Did you know that the brain shrinks when you’re stressed? Do you think it would be a good idea to grow more grey matter? Research shows you can–in just 8 weeks!  And how’s this for an interesting fact? The brains of people who meditate are, on average, 7 years younger and more highly functioning than the brains of people who don’t meditate.  Karuna presents fascinating information about neuroscience, brain health and mental fitness and guides us during a powerful experience of meditation

Karuna is an internationally experienced meditation teacher, a corporate mindfulness consultant and a personal mentor for those interested in the process of transformation. For more than 25 years, Karuna has gained experience throughout the world in the studies and teaching of mindfulness, meditation and holistic wellbeing. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees and worked in the U.S. Senate, for a multi-million dollar capital campaign and for National Public Radio Stations.  Karuna also completed extensive studies of Eastern Philosophy and spent time with the top scholars and teachers, including Ram Dass, Radanath Swami and Sri Vasudeva who gave the her name Karunamayi, meaning one of greatest compassion.  Karuna currently is a 2017 Global Wellbeing Expert, specialising in mindfulness and meditation, for Aromatherapy Associates London.

 

B4) Georgina Uttley, GEM Operations Business Lead – Centre for Partnership 

GEMs past and present will form a panel discussing their career progression and leadership challenges from a young housing professional perspective. Each panellist will share their personal career journey and discuss the challenges they have faced since starting their career in the housing sector. The workshop will be interactive with a question and answers session and the opportunity to learn from different experiences and create a Guide for Success based on these experiences.

03.30pm Guest Speaker – Collette King, Chief Executive – Equity Housing 

Collette King is the Chief Executive of Equity Housing having previously worked for the First Ark Group where she was Executive Director of Business Transformation. Collette is a people focused leader who believes that business success revolves around recognising and motivating colleagues and delivering real and sustainable value for customers. Collette will be sharing her story and how she has come from a fast paced commercial background in retail to help make a change in Housing.

04.15pm Close from Host

04.20pm Finish