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CIPD Festival of Work: Driving people with purpose to thrive

The HRZone team is excited for this year’s CIPD Festival of Work on 12-13th June. Its two jam-packed days are set to offer inspiration and guidance from industry experts, alongside enriching networking opportunities and immersive activities – all for free! Will we see you there?
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The CIPD Festival of Work is back for its sixth year, bringing festival fun to the work sphere in a truly experiential and atmospheric event. Taking place on 12th and 13th June, at ExCeL London, the CIPD Festival of Work is a free event that offers inspiration, collaboration and guidance to curious people professionals.

As a media partner, HRZone eagerly anticipates the event. It will be packed with an impressive line-up of over 130 artists across seven stages. It will feature a wealth of immersive activities (you will find us at dog therapy!), and the latest innovations.

Join over 10,000 other festival goers – claim your free ticket today.

The CIPD Festival of Work line up

This year’s headliners will be taking to the mainstage to explore workplace transformation and what the future of work really looks like. There’s something for everyone here – artificial intelligence (AI), hybrid working, ethics and culture. Your headlining artists are:

Alongside the workplace transformation stage are six other stages designed around key pillars for the modern people profession.

  • EDI: If you’re looking for insights on how to leverage positive actions and innovation within equality,
    diversity and inclusion, then this stage is for you.
  • Employee experience: From onboarding to retention, the employee experience stage will cover best practices through the full employee journey
  • Internal comms: Head to this stage to develop strategies that will empower your team to take an active part in organisational goals
  • L&D: Over at the L&D stage, thought leaders will be dissecting the skills agenda to develop future skills and explore what a comprehensive L&D strategy looks like in a hybrid world
  • Responsible business: This stage will address themes such as pay equality, mental health, wellbeing and many other important topics for the modern organisation
  • Wellbeing: Given the complexity of managing physical and mental health, the artists on this stage will provide expertise and frameworks for an ever changing world

The event offers a diverse mix of activities that cater to your mind, body and professional growth

Immersive activities for festival goers

To create a truly enriching experience, the CIPD Festival of Work offers a diverse mix of activities that cater to your mind, body and professional growth.

In the wellbeing village you’ll find yoga, tai chi, massages, guided meditations and, yes, dog therapy. Head to the employment law drop-in clinic for help with navigating the shifting legal landscape. There is also the social impact hub, AI lab, knowledge exchange and people library. Not forgetting the all-important quiet room, for when you need a break from the buzz.

If you are looking to get up to speed with the latest innovations and workplace technologies, the festival floor has over 180 exhibitor stands for you to explore and an AI lab. It’s an opportunity to gain real insights into what can effectively be integrated into your organisation.

Testament to the event’s impressive agenda is some great feedback from previous attendees:

  • “I’m leaving feeling energised, reflective and more knowledgeable than I was before I arrived.”
  • “Lots to take in about the future of work when it comes to EDI, ESG, Employee Experience and Wellbeing. Hot topic of course was AI.”

Given the ever-evolving nature of work, it’s important to embrace the latest trends and develop your skills. The CIPD Festival of Work provides a valuable opportunity to do just that. We’re looking forward to feeling inspired to create thriving workplaces and hope to see you there!

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