two-day Work-Life Summit will take place at Lancaster House on 8 and 9 March to
bring together academics, employers and Government representatives. The event
will be held over two days and attended by UK and international delegates as a
forum for discussion and debate on both practical and theoretical issues in the
area of work-life.
With the launch of
the Employers for Work-Life Balance and the Government campaign on 9 March 2000
by Tony Blair, the issue of work-life balance is now firmly in the eyes of the
public and in the minds of employers and employees. The first National Work-Life
week took place and The National Work-Life Forum launched its report on ‘Work-life
Strategies for the 21st Century’. The year 2000 is a year in which
Government, business and academics have concluded that the changing workforce
and workplace of the new millennium requires a new approach. A global Summit on
the issue of Work-Life Balance in 2001, on the anniversary of the launch of Employers
for Work-Life Balance, is the next step in recognising and exploring the importance
of the issue.
invited delegates will come from the USA, Continental Europe, the South Pacific
and the UK to attend the Summit. They will discuss and explore fundamental topics
regarding work-life such as:
practice from around the world
business case for work-life balance – sharing results and impacts
in the future
- Social justice and economic
The proceedings from
this diverse and informed atmosphere will be recorded in a Summit publication.
Although not all can attend
the event we would like to extend the opportunity for all to participate in the
Summit. If you would like to pose questions to the international delegates that
will be in attendance then please click
here and send us your queries. We will then pass them on to either
the workshop groups or to the general audience to be discussed at the Summit.
Once we have received feedback we will post the answers received on the website
for all to access.
(We cannot guarantee
that all questions will be answered by specified individuals or that you will
receive a reply immediately)
The programme was designed
to move away from "experts speaking to the converted". As those attending
are relatively familiar with and exposed to current thinking in the field of work/life
it was felt that having speakers who were not expert in the field but who could
apply their "view of the world" to it, would provoke some new thinking.
Ed Smith, Chief Executive
Smith is the PricewaterhouseCoopers UK Board member for strategy and transformation
of the UK into an e-business centric organisation. His role also encompasses strategy
and implementation around knowledge management and addressing the factors (culture
and process) to create a more innovative organisation. He is, in this role, also
a member of the following global groups:-
- Strategic Technology
- Knowledge Management Council
He was chairman
of the National Work Life Consortium and head of its strategy group during the
development and publication of "Breakpoint/breakthrough: Work-life strategies
for the 21st Century". His principal interest is in the role of leaders
in organisations in setting the tone for cultures which accept a broad employment
basis and enable high business performance in the "Digital Age".
AT THE EVENT WILL BE:
Hampden-Turner – the Global Experience
Hampden –Turner is senior research associate at the Judge Institute of Management
Studies, Cambridge University. He is director of research and development and
Fons Trompenaars is president of Trompenaars-Hampden-Turner Group, a cross-cultural
consulting and training company based in Amsterdam. Hampden-Turner and Trompenaars
are coauthors of The Seven Cultures of Capitalism and Riding the Waves of Culture
Childs – The business case
Childs is IBM's Vice President of Workforce Diversity with world-wide responsibility
for workforce diversity programs and policies. In addition to a variety of human
resource staff and management assignments, Mr. Childs served as Executive Assistant
to Dr. Benjamin L.
Hooks, Executive Director
of the NAACP, on an IBM Social Service Leave.
is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), American Society on Ageing
Business Forum; The Conference Board's Work Force Diversity Council; the American
Business Collaboration Board of Champions; the American Association of People
with Disabilities Board of
The Executive Board of the President's Committee on Employment of People with
Disabilities; and the Leadership Education for Asian Pacific's Board of Directors
He was appointed a member of
New York State Governor's Advisory Council on Child Care and in 1996, Mr. Childs
was invited by Vice President Albert Gore to serve on the eight person planning
team for the 1996 Family Reunion "V" that the Vice President and Mrs. Gore hosted
in Nashville, TN. Mr. Childs also serves as an advisor to the Secretary's Working
Group on Child- Care. The group was convened at the request of President Clinton
to facilitate business and labor leaders' focus on best practices which address
childcare problems facing working parents.
Bellini will be addressing Work-life in the Future
Bellini has a long and distinguished track record as an analyst, writer, speaker
and conference chairman. He specialises in future issues affecting business and
management with a strong emphasis on retailing, financial services, information
technology, brand values and corporate reputation. He has an MA from Cambridge
in Law and History and a PhD from the London School of Economics and has written
or co-authored eight books and special reports. He is currently completing a major
study on business issues in the 21st century.
Bellini was invited to join the Hudson Institute - the renowned US-headquarters
‘think tank’ - as their first British member. He subsequently became Head of Political
Studies at the Institute’s European division in Paris. Since 1975 he has been
a regular broadcaster on British television and radio presenting The Money Programme
for three years before moving onto ‘Tonight’ and ‘Panorama’. He is Chairman of
Media Counsellors, a London-based Consultancy working in corporate reputation
and crisis management.
– Social Justice and Economic Efficiency
head of Arcadia Group Web sites she has been responsible for the successful launch
of Zoom the ISP and on line retailer. Ms Pascoe first came to prominence when
she co-founded the highly successful the Cyberia Group and was responsible for
the development of the Cyberia cybercafe concept and rolling it out world-wide.
From Poland she came to study Cognitive Psychology at London University
and was responsible for interfaces for on-line information systems for both consumer
and corporate Intranet applications. Ms Pascoe is a visiting lecturer at Hypermedia
MA at Westminster University, honorary research fellow at Consumer Computer Psychology
at Madrid University, and is the Independent's columnist covering the Internet.
She has been awarded both the Grand Award and the Design Award for her to the
Information Superhighway by The Sunday Times and British Telecom.
is asked to speak on various topics including Business in the 21st Century, Change
Management, E-commence, Investors in People, IT, Internet, Organisational Change,
Public Relations, Women in Business.
Harre – Minister for Womens Affairs, New Zealand.
- Minister of
- Minister of Youth
- Minister of Statistics
Auckland Girls Grammar. BA (Political Studies); LLB. Graduated from university
Worked in Geneva with the Womens'
International League for Peace and Freedom as Disarmament Intern 1988. Returned
to NZ and worked as a Mediation Officer with the Human Rights Commission Auckland
1989. Appointed Executive Assistant to the Minister of Disarmament Wellington
1989. Solicitor with the National Distribution Union Auckland 1990-94. Director,
Watercare Services Ltd, Auckland from July 1993-December 1995.
"Employment Advice Handbook" 1991. In private practice as an industrial relations
lawyer from 1994.
Labour Party member
1982-87. Labour Council member 1987: resigned to become founding member of the
New Labour Party. Stood as Alliance candidate for Te Atatu in 1993, 1996, and
1999. Elected to Parliament as a list MP in 1996. Placed at number 8 on list for
1996 election, and number 6 in the 1999 election.
of Womens' International League for Peace and Freedom.