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Acas & CIPD conference: Making flexibility a reality for all


Join Acas and Manchester CIPD as we move beyond the stereotypes of flexible working to understand the benefits and explore how it can succeed across sectors and different size organisations.

Business need

Flexible working is essential for organisations in order to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent, at all levels. Along with a flexible working strategy it is key to inclusion, plays a part in reducing the gender pay gap and can improve workplace wellbeing and productivity.

This conference is designed to both inspire and provide delegates with practical tools to enable them to make flexible working a reality within their organisation.

Suitable For

Delegates from CIPD and all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


Our key note speaker Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) will lead the event with guest speaker sessions from Acas, CIPD and leading experts of academia and business.

The event will include interactive workshops on the following topics:

  • Flexible working for senior managers
  • Preparing line managers for managing flexibly
  • Making the case for hiring flexibly
  • Flexible working policies that help

Workshops will be led by:

  • Lynne Ridsdale; Director of HR & OD at Manchester City Council
  • Gem Dale; Co-Founder of The Work Consultancy
  • Claire Campbell; Programme Director at Timewise
  • Prof Carol Atkinson; Associate Dean: Research at MMU
  • Rob Baker; Founder of Tailored Thinking
  • David Jackson; Associate Director HR at MMU and Founder of Twin Kingdom Consulting
  • Simon Gregory; Managing Partner at GPS Return 
  • Dr Nina Teasdale; Researcher at University of Manchester
  • Clare Mulligan; Business Psychologist at CMC Business Psychology Ltd
  • James Boffey, Acas

NB: The fee for this conference is offered at CIPD rate for all delegates. Delegates do not require CIPD membership to attend.

This training event is nearly fully booked and has been taken offline to avoid overbooking. Please contact Acas on 0300 123 1150 about availability of places

Venue The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester   Map (opens in new window)   Date 28/09/2018    Time 09:45 - 15:30   
Price £115.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt