The Age Diversity Conference will be held at Peterborough College of Adult Education on 7th May 2009 and the programme will run from 9am to 4pm.
Places for this free conference are limited and on a 'first come first serve' basis. To reserve your free place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, organisation and contact details.
At a time when issues of working into retirement is in the news, find out from leading practioners about the latest age diversity practices and projects - from the UK and Europe - and how age diversity programmes can benefit both individuals and organisations alike.
Carole Smith, Programme Manager, Age Diversity in the Workforce at NHS Employers will be talking on: ‘Age Diversity: who cares wins!’ NHS Employers believe that the business benefits of a mixed-age workforce are now widely recognised in the NHS. There is clear evidence that both staff turnover and absenteeism are reduced and that motivation and commitment are improved in organisations employing people of all ages. Carole will cover why it is important to take age diversity seriously - for both individuals and employers. She will describe some of the initiatives undertaken by the healthcare sector to promote working in the NHS for people of all ages.
Chris Ball, Chief Executive Officer of TAEN - The Age and Employment Network will talk on: ‘Age Management and Diversity in the Recession’. The mission of TAEN is to promote an effective job market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy. TAEN informs and advocates for effective age management policies to be adopted at all levels – in employing organisations, by individuals and across the labour market.
Trevor Hills of Trevor Hills Associates who has been Life Academy’s UK lead in the European project ManAGE: Build your Corporate Age Management Strategy will talk about this exciting European project which is working on the development of an interactive e-learning course in age management for company managers and human resource staff.
Anthony Chiva, Head of Education at Life Academy, (who recently co-edited the book: ‘Older workers in Europe’) will talk about the 50+ Europe project - a project designed to: support the over 50s into employment; highlight the benefits of employing older workers and help employers meet the challenge of an ageing workforce.
The Intergenerational Portfolio Management (IPM) - has been led in the UK by Jan Shepherd, consultant for Life Academy. The IPM is a process for developing a portfolio of knowledge, skills and competencies that both younger and older/more experienced employees working together in partnership can use to support one another. The project focussed on health services in Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, the UK and was led by the Netherlands. Jan will talk about the project’s findings, outcomes and implications.