Webinar: Coming Through Covid - Sustainability Works

Issued: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:14:00 BST

Workplace Legacies from the Covid-19 Landscape – Putting People First

HR & Workplace Legacies from the Covid-19 Landscape: Putting People First

Wednesday, 26 August 2020
12.00 - 1.00pm
Online webinar

The third webinar in this series discussed how Covid-19 has caused significant changes to the way people work and is likely to create both positive and demanding legacies surrounding the management of people and their future capacities to work and retire in sustainable ways. This webinar brought together expert professional and practitioner stakeholders to explore the possibilities for curating the post-Covid-19 organisation both in terms of embedding good practices and lessons learned, and negotiating the cultural, wellbeing and succession challenges facing today’s workplaces.

Expert panel

  • Martin Booth, Executive Director of Finance at Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Pension Fund
  • Maria Cearns, Director of People, Cooperative Bank
  • Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville, Adam Smith Business School
  • LeeAnn Panglea Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland

Panel biographies 

Martin Booth is the Executive Director of Finance at Glasgow City Council and has been in post since May 2018 after spending 8 years as Director of Finance and Corporate Services at Glasgow Life. Prior to this Martin worked for COSLA where he led on negotiations with the Scottish Government over financial settlements and drafted the Concordat. Prior to this Martin was Managing Director of Isoplan and previously worked in management consultancy for IBM and PWC. Martin started his career as a trainee accountant with Glasgow District Council and worked for a number of Local Authorities before being part of the Senior Management Team that opened HMP Kilmarnock.

Maria Cearns is the Managing Director, Current Accounts & Savings at the Cooperative Bank.

Dr Belgin Okay-Somerville is a Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. She is a work psychologist by training. Her research focuses on understanding skill utilisation, wellbeing at work and career development, particularly of new entrants to labour markets and young workers. She has recently been aprt of the leadership team organising an online conference on Young People’s Work, Employment and Careers funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology. Alongisde leading programmes on the HRM degree at Glasgow University, she is the programme chair for the Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference.

Lee Ann Panglea is the Head of CIPD Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Enquiries: business-events@glasgow.ac.uk

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