We recently had the pleasure of speaking and exhibiting at the PPMA Annual Conference 2019 at The Hilton Metropole, Birmingham NEC

Posted on 21st May 2019

The Keynote was delivered by our founding Director, Professor Beverley Alimo—Metcalfe and was greatly received.

“From Stressed to Flourishing – simple ways leaders can transform wellbeing and outcomes at work”

The keynote explored the insatiable demand to get more from less, is producing worrying levels of stress in organisations. At least two recent reports reveal that stress is

the major cause of sickness absenteeism, and that it is increasing; furthermore, there is disturbing evidence that stress among HR professionals is

high. Beverly shared with the attendees that we must find a better way of coping which does not damage the very human spirit required to meet the challenges of serving our communities.

The great news is that research has identified simple, common-sense leadership behaviours that, practised with authenticity, enable our people not just to survive, but to flourish!

Here is some of the wonderful feedback shared and captured by Twitter on the day;

Leadership session from Beverley Alimo Metcalf, great things on culture, engagement & evidenced link to team performance. One hour not enough!!!!! #ppmaHR19

Chris Squire

Director of HR & Organisational Development at Somerset County Council

#ppmahr19 fantastically engaging presentation by @realworldgroup. Never fail to be engaged every time Beverly talks. Infectious.

Caroline nugent

Director of HR &OD oneSource and Immediate Past President PPMA

Thank you to all who engaged with the keynote and we look forward to next year!



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