OUR EVENTS

We run events to suit many different purposes. Whether that’s sharing the story of one of the accredited organisations in our community, delivering a thought-provoking topical webinar, or kicking off the journey to make work better for an organisation wanting to become accredited – the reasons are endless.

If you’re looking to find out more about our products, what it takes to get accredited and the results you could see from embarking on the journey to make work better with us, then make sure you register for one of our upcoming events. 

Introductory Webinars

Thought Leadership Webinars

In-Person & Hybrid Events

The Investors in People Awards

The Investors in People Awards 2022 saw a record number of guests in attendance for a fantastic evening celebrating the very best in people management, wellbeing, apprenticeships and individual success from all over the world.

If you’re inspired to join us as a sponsor, attendee or maybe even a winner, register your interest for the Investors in People Awards 2023.

Previous Events

It’s an employer’s obligation to ensure an employee is given the best environment and opportunity to thrive while at work.

But when the employee finds themselves involved in an unfortunate, unexpected, or unavoidable situation that impacts their wellbeing…then, where do specific wellbeing responsibilities lie?

  • What SHOULD you, as an employer, do to support them?
  • Who decides where that support starts and stops?
  • And what happens if employee and employer don’t agree?


It can be very hard to determine, and to communicate, where the line is.

That’s why, during this discussion, we want to explore this in a conversation with some of the leading minds on wellbeing.

In an exclusive webinar with our CEO Paul Devoy, we’re exploring the fundamentals of organisational success; people. How do you get the very best from your people in order for them, and your business, to thrive?

In this webinar Paul will cover;

  • How you can create and adapt your culture to provide the best possible working environment
  • Why employee engagement is such a critical metric
  • Why trust is the foundation of success
  • The impact of flexibility
  • The importance of work life balance
  • What it takes to see an employee flourish and grow


With over 20 years of experience in organisational development, Paul knows a thing or two about leading people and improving business success. 

Here’s some hard hitting facts. 70% of employees have financial concerns. 76% of employees haven’t mentioned it to their employer. And only 30% say their employer cares…

In some way, everyone has been impacted by the Cost of Living crisis, and these stats really hit home on the impact it’s having on people.

Most people spend 80,000 hours of their lives at work. They shouldn’t have to spend that time worrying about finances.

Join us as we partner with Wagestream to explore the findings of their latest research on The State of Financial Wellbeing.

Wagestream’s Insights Director, Jamie Lawrence joined our Head of People Beth Samson to explore the research, and discuss what employers can do to further support their people.

From a global pandemic to economic uncertainty, a cost-of-living crisis, and everything in between – it’s a tough time for businesses right now. That’s why it’s more important than ever to attract and keep the best people.

Employee expectations around the world of work are changing, and so too are your choices around how to access the skills your business needs to thrive. We know that with recruitment trends and the pace of change around in-demand skillsets, for many it is no longer a viable strategy to simply ‘buy’ skills. Upskilling, reskilling, and talent redeployment have therefore taken centre stage for L&D and talent leaders. It’s crucial that businesses understand how to tap into all available solutions – and the impact they’ll see when they do.

Joined by the CEO, David Marsh, and CLO, Rachel Kay at Babington as we host this webinar to explore the potential of funded learning to upskill both existing staff and your future workforce

Sunday Night Blues. We’ve all felt them – and that’s a fact. But what causes them? And more importantly, how do we combat them to make sure that come Monday morning, the people in our organisations are feeling energised, happy and raring to go for a productive week!

In 2020/21 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 50% of all work-related ill health cases. Couple that with financial pressures being the top cause of stress outside of work, it’s no surprise that many people just dread Monday and the week ahead.

Joined by Kirstin Furber, People Director at Channel 4 and Professor Ilke Inceoglu, Director of Research at Exeter Centre for Leadership, University of Exeter Business School.

L&D in the workplace continues to go unrecognised as a key factor in keeping your company and workers thriving.
According to the City and Guilds Skills Index 2021, 30% have not received formal workplace training in the last 5 years. With the impact on training budgets due to the pandemic, this number more than doubles with people having not received training in the past year (64%).

Joined by Stephen O’Brien, Managing Director at Platinum accredited Optm.

Organisations that have strong DEI initiatives are more likely to have employees with increased job satisfaction, higher levels of trust and are more engaged.

These are the fundamentals of a successful organisation – and can result in up to 38% more revenue and being up to 21% more profitable.

A lack of alignment, information, recognition, balance and direction are said to be the 5 biggest barriers to employee engagement. So how can you smash through them, to build a team of motivated, driven people that strive towards both their goals, and that of your organisation?

We were delighted to be joined by Emily Christmas, HR Manager at Platinum accredited Carrington West, who were also a Winner at The Investors in People Awards 2021.

According to research we conducted late last year, we found that over 86% of organisations have highlighted recruiting the right calibre of staff as an issue, and 67% of organisations highlight retaining their talent as one of their biggest challenges. 

People are in demand, and if your people aren’t happy, healthy, feeling productive and given the right opportunities to develop, well then you can wave them goodbye. Because you can bet your bottom dollar someone else will give them what they’re looking for.

Defined by a recent article on the Harvard Business Review, the 5 biggest challenges of hybrid working are Culture, Connection, Communication, Coordination and Creativity. Claire Oliver, Head of HR at Troup Bywaters + Anders will be joining our CEO Paul Devoy and expert practitioner Gwen Powell to talk all about overcoming these challenges.

As Winners of the Best Pivot award at The Investors in People Awards 2021, Claire literally has an award winning approach to overcoming these key challenges!

Communities are so much more than just a group of people. A real community makes you feel safe, supported, and a part of something. Something that adds value to your life. The 2022 workplace looks drastically different to that of 2019, so now more than ever it’s vital that we make our employees feel safe, and provide them with the outlets and opportunities to manage their whole self; personally and professionally. 

According to Gallup’s latest ‘State of the Global Workplace’ report 85% of employees do not feel engaged at work. That’s a staggering amount of people who arrive at work, remotely or in person, every day feeling bored, uninspired and ready to jump ship. In fact it’s even been confirmed by Smarp that 7 in 10 people would jump ship should a new opportunity arise.

Your people are the backbone of your organisation and to make work better we’ve got to do more than offer free yoga classes, gym memberships or fruit bowls. If you’re up for a conversation that cuts through the corporate rhetoric, de-stigmatises mental health in the workplace and brings awareness and tools to supporting someone’s wellbeing in a meaningful way then please watch this webinar!

When you think about learning and development you usually think of courses, diplomas, certificates, conferences, mentors etc. etc.

All great, but have you ever considered using apprenticeships as an alternative to the norm?

Job vacancies are at a record high, so how do you stand out to job hunters? And what can you mirror in your recruitment, to improve your existing team’s morale and overall staff retention… Come along to this event where we’ll be discussing our top tips for recruitment in a post pandemic world, and particularly how you can win the race for the best talent. We’ll be talking about how the workplace has changed over the past 2 years, what people want and expect from employers now and what you can do to cater to every individual – it’s not ‘one size fits all’. 

Boardroom 2030 is a B Lab UK-led initiative calling on all businesses to explore what a 2030 future could look like. It’s all about empowering businesses to run a board meeting in a different way – by engaging key people to address challenges and make future-proof decisions. How will businesses adapt to meet future demands? We’re sitting down with Charlotte Sewell, an independent facilitator who is working with B-Corp on their 2030 campaign. We’ll be talking to Charlotte about the goals for the campaign, how and why as many companies can and should give it a go, and sharing our experience from our own Boardroom 2030 at Investors in People.

The world needs business at its best. We’re teaming up with the Better Business Act and guest speakers to share how!

There has been a great deal of focus recently in Parliament and the media on skills, retention and investment in quality workforces. It’s becoming increasingly clear to more and more businesses that investing in people delivers an excellent return.

Apprenticeships are on the rise. Age is not a restriction, in fact almost half of apprentices in the UK are aged 25 and over, so how can we add as much value to the journey as possible?

We sat down with Emily Austin, Director at the Association of Apprentices and Investors in People CEO Paul Devoy to deep dive into what employers can and should be doing to make every apprentices journey the best it can possibly be

In partnership with The 5% Club, we’re joined by Katherine Doherty from The Sutton Trust and Jennifer Chamley and Lisa Pinfield from Capita.
 
Katherine, Jennifer and Lisa will be breaking down the internal and external perceptions of apprenticeships – peeling back and exploring the typical stereotypes and how they manage apprenticeships in their organisations.

4 years on from the Chartered Management Institute’s 2017 Management Manifesto highlighting that there were over 2.4 million accidental managers in the UK, costing the economy an estimated £84bn a year, where are we now?

Well the answer is, not where we should be. And that’s because not much has changed. Have we really sat back and allowed that 2.4 million number to grow? Have we really taken over a quarter of a trillion pounds hit to our economy because we’ve just not tackled the problem?

We’re joined by Francis Goss, Director, Organisational Wellbeing Consulting at Gallagher and Denise Crossley, CEO at Lantern Debt Recovery to talk about the link between your finances and your wellbeing.

Often underplayed, your financial wellbeing can have a huge impact on other aspects of your health, particularly mental.

Join us and bring your questions, as we deep dive into the topic and understand what both Gallagher and Lantern are currently doing to support their clients and their people when it comes to financial wellbeing.

What must an organisation have in place to increase the chances of success for the organisation and the apprentice? Often success on an apprentice program is measured by completion rates – but is this the best measurement of success, what other success metrics should we be considering? To what degree do we understand that the career progression and succession plans for graduate candidates and apprentice candidates alike are identical?

If you want to know the answers to these questions then tune in!

Apprenticeships are on the up. Did you know that 55% of parents now think that an apprenticeship is a better choice for their child than university?

We sat down with Robert Halfon MP and Jack Parsons to talk all about apprenticeships and how they have a key role to play in the economic recovery.

Apprenticeships continue to surge forwards as competition to university degrees, so come along and hear how apprenticeships work at NIE Networks and Bentley Motors; why they employ apprentices, the impact they’ve had, their advice and tips for employers. Come along and have your questions ready for our panelists.

Ever wondered what it takes to maintain Investors in People accreditation? Join us as we sit down with House of Colour CEO Helen Venables and practitioner Cath Parish, to talk about their 26 year journey with us.

It’s bound to help you whether you’re new to our community or you’ve also been accredited for a while. 

Did you know that there’s a direct correlation between diet and stress. And we all know that stress is something we want to avoid, especially at work. So, come along to this webinar, where you will hear from and have a chance to ask questions to our panel of experts on health, nutrition and organisational development.

In this webinar, our CEO Paul Devoy is joined once more by Anna Ambrose, Director of the London Progression Collaboration as well as UNLEASH Editor Yessi Bello Perez to talk all things Apprenticeships. 

The panel discussed the impact that investing in young talent can have on an organisation, what quality apprenticeships look like and how organisations can measure the quality of their apprenticeship scheme using We invest in apprentices.

Did you know that there’s a direct correlation between diet and stress. And we all know that stress is something we want to avoid, especially at work. So, come along to this webinar, where you will hear from and have a chance to ask questions to our panel of experts on health, nutrition and organisational development.

Baby it’s cold outside. Factor in a year of uncertainty and it’s fair to say we all need to take a step back and make sure we’re looking after number One – that’s you. Check out our webinar with MHFA England and Mental Health in Recruitment for some top tips on how can look after yourself, you colleagues, your team, your friends, your family – through the Winter months.

Ever wondered if an apprenticeship scheme is something your organisation should consider? Maybe you’re not quite sure if an apprentice is a right gamble for you to take. Trust us; it is. And what’s more, we’re here to help you along the way. So sit back, relax and take in our webinar with the London Progression Collaboration.

That first sentence. It’s an eye-opener, right? Stress isn’t avoidable, but it is manageable. We have to improve management of our own stress in order to help us manage the stress of those around us. In this webinar, Danielle Bacon talks us through the dos and don’ts for managing stress.

Beth Samson is joined by Investors in People CEO Paul Devoy, and Clear Review CEO Stuart Hearn, to chat about the impact of COVID-19 within organisations; how it’s affected people and business. And why now, we must turn our focus to building a better normal. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

We sat down the the Managing Director of Gaudio Awards, Adam Hutchinson, to chat about the importance of wellbeing. In this conversation Beth and Adam chat about how they’ve supported their teams and themselves throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the Chartered Management Institutes #BetterManagers series our CEO Paul Devoy was invited to join Ann Francke OBE to discuss what it takes to achieve We invest in people platinum accreditation!

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