Hospice HR in the 21st Century: helping you prepare for future challenges

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  • Location: Leeds, LS1 1PJ
  • Date: 27 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
  • Address: The Queens Hotel, City Square

This joint one-day conference with Hospice UK and the HR network SHaWL, builds on the success of the network and is the inaugural conference for all Human Resources staff in hospices.

HR leads face unique challenges and are under pressure to deliver programmes of change, retain talent and developing leadership capability as their workforce becomes inter-generational. This conference  is a valuable opportunity to be informed and will inspire HR thinking within Hospices to help prepare for future challenges.

Our keynote speaker;  Dean Royles, former Director of HR and OD at Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT) and HR Consultant opens the conference with a session focusing on staff engagement in the NHS and the journey LTHT has been on to develop ‘The Leeds Way’, a set of organisational values.

He will focus on how these values have become embedded in the Trust, helping to make it an attractive place to work and demonstrate what taking a digital approach to staff communication has meant for HR policy and practice.

Further sessions include: 

  • tips on how to lead a diverse workforce on how HR can manage an increasing flexible and multigenerational workforce
  • how wellbeing plays an increasingly important role in day to day HR.

You will also have the opportunity to learn from your peers as well as other outside experts during what promises to be an interesting and stimulating day.

To find out more download the draft programme

By the end of the event participants will

  • be updated on future HR developments  
  • be inspired to tackle future HR challenges facing hospices and ways to address them
  • have shared and learned from best practice and had an opportunity to network with peers.


Dean Royles, former Director of HR and OD at Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT) and HR Consultant

Jonathan Ellis, Director of Advocacy and Change, Hospice UK

Details of more speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Date 27 September 2018
Times 9.30am registration with 10am start and close at 4pm
 Price £150.00 ex VAT (£180.00 inc VAT)
Location Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ
Notes This event is only open to Members and subscribers of Hospice UK 
Accommodation The hotel is offering a delegate rate of £117 (inc VAT) for Bed and Breakfast.
If you wish to book a room please call Reservations on 0113 2431323 Option 2 and quote Hospice UK 260918.
A £50 deposit is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable and non-transferable.


To book you place use the link. for any queries relating to your booking please contact the courses and conferences team or call 020 7520 8200.

Exhibitor opportunities

There are a limited number of opportunities to exhibit at this conference. For more information or for an informal discussion, email Lynsey Howard, Business Development Manager – Commercial or contact her on 020 7520 8211.

With thanks to our sponsor

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