08. November 2018 - 9:00 till 13:00
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The Influencers guide to Leadership | Cumbria Health on Call Ltd | Thursday, 08. November 2018

This event is sponsored by Nigel Wright Recruitment
Leading change within modern organisations can often be challenging and frustrating for HR professionals. This practical and insightful event aims to help us understand how we can influence Senior Executives and Leaders of organsations by adopting good relationship strategies at Boardroom level. Come along and meet some of the Regions Top Influencers who will be sharing their knowledge and experience of 'How to Influence' with you.
The facilitator for this event is Alison Freer

A CIPD qualified and Association for Coaching accredited executive coach, Alison combines innovation, business psychology and human-centred design thinking in her work with leaders and their teams.
As Director of Consulting & Learning at durhamlane, Alison specialises in delivering 1:1 leadership coaching with senior executives, as well as devising bespoke commercial leadership and sales development programmes. Alison has worked widely with many corporate sector clients, and leadership teams in fast growing businesses.
Through years of working with leaders of fast growing businesses, durhamlane recognise and understand the impact positive leadership can have, not only on the longevity of a business, but on its valuation. Pat Riley the basketball coach once famously said “if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse”. In times of rapid change it’s vital you keep growing as a leader and as a person in order to build the best business possible.
Our special guests are 

Dorothy Gradden OBE, Head of Programme Delivery Legacy Ponds, SellafieldDorothy displays exceptional talent in overcoming challenges, which has always set her apart from the crowd. From the early days of her career, as one of two women on a 200 strong engineering course at Manchester University, her energy and enthusiasm coupled with resolute determination has seen her rise to lead the First Generation Magnox Storage Pond and Pile Fuel Storage Pond programmes, high-hazard “Legacy Ponds’ at Sellafield and nationally important nuclear clean-up projects. She has worked in the nuclear industry for over 30 years.
After graduating in 1983, the first half of Dorothy’s career was in building nuclear reactors for the National Nuclear Corporation. She has worked on all of the UK reactor designs to date at nuclear sites across the UK in a variety of roles including design, commercial and project/programme management Joining Sellafield in 1999, Dorothy’s role is one of huge national importance and she is a highly successful, great team leader who is resilient, focused and not afraid of a challenge. As someone who joined the industry at a time when female engineers were rare, Dorothy actively promotes engineering education and career pathways for women and is the former Chair of North West Women in Engineering. In 2017 she was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, being awarded an OBE for services to the nuclear industry.

Nigel Crebbin is a Partner in the Employment Law and HR team at Burnetts and has primary responsibility for the firm’s commercial clients.
Nigel joined Burnetts in 2017 after more than 10 years as a Partner across several respected Greater Manchester law firms.
A graduate of Cambridge University, he is a highly practised legal expert with over 22 years’ experience in employment law. Nigel is skilled in helping businesses spot potential issues at an early stage and resolving them head-on before they become problematic.
His particular expertise is with the private, commercial sector, in which he gives clear and straightforward advice on issues including business sales, equality and diversity, re-organisations and redundancies, disciplinary issues, performance and absence management and employment contracts and policies. He has a particular interest in business transfers.
Nigel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Employment Lawyers’ Association and also speaks French to a high standard.
Helen Dawson is Burnetts’ HR Manager and a Chartered Member of the CIPD. She heads up the firm’s internal HR team, focussing primarily on strategy.
Helen’s areas of expertise lie within HR strategy, restructuring, employee relations and employment law. An experienced HR practitioner, she is involved day-to-day in the full range of general Human Resources activities at Burnetts. She has a special interest in employee engagement and was heavily involved in the firm’s Carlisle office relocation in 2018.
Previously, Helen worked for gift-manufacturing company Enesco Limited. She was involved in the human resources arm of the business for nearly 20 years and led the team as Director of Human Resources, before joining Burnetts’ Carlisle office in 2016.
Helen grew up in the Carlisle area and attended William Howard School in Brampton. Outside of work, Helen leads a busy social life and enjoys gardening. She is also a skilled Sugarcraft artist.
There is FREE on site parking 
Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your permission for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.