Flexible Working Digital Focus Day 2022


Flexible Working Digital Focus Day 2022

Wednesday 13th April 2022

Watch Diversity Network's Flexible Working Digital Focus Day 2022 to discover insights and tools that will help your business prepare for the 'next normal' and the future of the workplace.

Now is a crucial time to implement new strategies, tools and technologies to ensure you can compete in the market for both talent and customers. 

With the global pandemic having provided a powerful catalyst for workplace change, organisations must continue to adapt to meet the demands of their current and future workforce – looking at everything from hybrid working and talent management to employee wellbeing and social impact. 

Organisations have been forced to navigate a rapidly changing environment in recent times, having to quickly respond to addressing remote working requirements, developing corporate responses to social justice and political events, finding new ways of onboarding and supporting staff and more.  

As the landscape continues to change at pace and present challenges, businesses must be agile to remain competitive, and this will require people and technology working together to innovate and drive change.

At this exclusive Digital Focus Day, discover expert insights, strategies, tools and technologies that can help you build a strong, productive workforce for the future.  We will cover:

  • Effectively managing hybrid working and mitigating against related bias
  • Redefining physical office spaces to be accessible to all
  • The benefits of flexible working for greater inclusiveness of all minorities
  • How leadership will need to step up, supporting employees personally and professionally to enable them to perform at their best
  • New accessibility tools and technologies to aid staff day to day

Through solo presentations and panel discussions, Diversity Network’s Flexible Working Digital Focus Day is packed with practical ideas and resources to help you make a real difference to your staff’s wellbeing and your company’s office re-integration strategies over the year ahead.

  • Discover new software tools and strategies to benefit diversity and inclusion in your organisation
  • Ignite passion for diversity and inclusion initiatives within your organisation and facilitate greater change for good
  • Connect with other professionals also looking to upgrade their D&I strategies and work together to advance change

Our Expert Speakers

Ama Afrifa-Tchie

Head of People, Wellbeing & Equity

Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA England)

Sara Edwards


Work-Life Strategy

Jill Scott MBA

CEO / Founding Director

Inclusion Solutions

Charlotte Richmond

Head of Employee Engagement and Wellbeing


James Donald


University of Sydney Business School

Flexible Working Digital Focus Day 2022 | Agenda

Wednesday 13th April 2022

12pm – 1pm BST

The Flexible Working Revolution – The Pathway to Work Equality?

  • Reviewing the wave of flexible working initiatives which have come to the fore during the pandemic and the effect on businesses and employees, positive and negative
  • Discover how many  companies are changing the way in which they operate to allow greater flexibility in how, when and where work is accomplished, and the results that this approach stands to bring
  • From online office bingo to virtual pub quizzes, how can office culture and water cooler moments be taken digital? Will we take this into the future?

Ama Afrifa-Tchie, Head of People, Wellbeing & Equity, Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA)

1pm – 2pm BST

Why Closing the Office Meant Opening the Door to Flexible Working: A Case Study by Aiimi

  • Working to live, not living to work – embracing hybrid working and the hybrid office as a space to suit everyone
  • Why you need to ask ‘what’s fundamentally right for this individual to enable them to work to their best potential? And what reasonable adjustments might they need to be put in place?’ – an ideal method to benefit both parties
  • Ensuring all working spaces support video conferencing and relevant technology to connect with co-workers in the office and those WFH
  • Ask employees for feedback to ensure your hybrid and WFH models meet everyone’s individual needs

Charlotte Richmond, Head of Employee Engagement and Wellbeing, Aiimi

2pm – 3pm BST

Reinventing Office Life For The Better

  • Flexible working, working from home, and ‘the great resignation’: What are the new expectations for what work life should look like for workers who are keen for careers to fit around their needs?
  • What are world-leading organisations doing to reimagine a workplace fit for the future?
  • How experts in workplace design are responding to the increased demand for an employee-centric approach, catering for a combination of in-person and remote workers
  • Listening to your employees – taking into consideration their working patterns and individual requirements to ensure accessible, inclusive work spaces
  • Water-cooler momentsways to facilitate informal conversations and idea generation virtually to encourage innovation and creativity
  • Tools and technologies that will enable productivity, focus, and collaboration

James Donald, Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School

3pm – 4pm BST

Discussion: Improving Employee Experience to Meet the Needs of the Future Workforce

  • Remaining competitive – what do organisations need to do to attract and retain future talent from all backgrounds? From flexibility and fairness to culture and collaboration
  • Strategies for boosting employee engagement – understanding how their expectations and engagement needs are changing, and how technology-based human experience management tools may be able to help
  • More inclusive approaches taken during the pandemic that should be continued in the post-pandemic world – such as different ways of working that have benefited those with disabilities / neurodivergent conditions / additional responsibilities at home
  • What is the future of the physical office space – what do businesses need to consider for the needs of their hybrid workforce? How can spaces be designed to maximise productivity, innovation and collaboration?
  • Why you need to focus on wellbeing, and strategies you can implement to prevent burnout
  • How can you make your process more flexible, forward-looking, and collaborative?


Jill Scott, CEO, Inclusion Solutions; “The Culture Change Champion”

Sara Edwards, Founder, Work-Life Strategy 

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Hands in the Air
Thank you very much for an excellent and thought provoking conference. Many thanks to the team for organising such a great event.
Great to be able to share our own experiences and tips but also to learn from other sectors.
Thank you... You are opening up a whole new realm of tech that I didn't know existed.
Thank you very much to you all for putting on a highly professional and great show!!