Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Thursday  26th  of September 2019, 10:30 - 16:30

The future of work increasingly depends on developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The current wave of AI applications have set in train fundamental transformations in the ways business is conducted and work is organized  across all sectors of the economy.

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Skills to shape a better world of work

Tuesday 17th  of September 2019, 10:30 - 13:00  | The Work Foundation

Skills are vital in enabling individuals and countries to thrive in an increasingly complex, interconnected and rapidly changing world. Countries in which people develop strong skills, learn throughout their lives, and use their skills fully and effectively at work and in society are more productive and innovative, enjoy higher levels of trust, better health outcomes and a higher quality of life.

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Future of Work 2019

Wage against the machine?
Monday, 13 May 2019 – 09:30 to 17:30 | Chatham House, London

This year’s conference will examine the main drivers transforming the world of work, assessing the impact on employment across different sectors and evaluating potential regulatory and industry strategies to move forward in a period of disruption and opportunity.

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WF100 Centenary Celebration

Shape a more competitive and inclusive future for the UK
Thursday 2nd May 2019, 9:00-16:30, Work Foundation, London

With the Work Foundation’s distinct track record advancing improvements in working conditions, this Centenary milestone presents a very unique opportunity to revisit with its partners what can be done to advance more good work in a modern economy to improve productivity and drive more inclusive growth in future.

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Employment Outlook on the Future of Work

Thursday 25th April - Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD

The launch will bring together employers, policymakers, trade unions, providers and wider stakeholders from the UK’s skills sector to reflect on the results and discuss what action is needed moving forward.

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Future-Ready Adult Learning Systems

Wednesday 13th February - Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD

The launch will bring together employers, policymakers, trade unions, providers and wider stakeholders from the UK’s skills sector to reflect on the results and discuss what action is needed moving forward.

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Dealing with the challenges of macro talent management

Monday 1st October 2018, 10:30-13:00, Work Foundation, London

As a further development to our joint event series with LUMS we are delighted to be running a session with Professor Paul Sparrow in the autumn discussing the latest effects of globalisation on managing people with the discussion around macro talent management. This marks the end of an international project run in parallel with a number of other countries.

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Gender Matters

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 10:00am-4:00pm, Work Foundation, London

The Work Foundation in partnership with Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is hosting a one day conference on gender, diversity and inclusion.

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Future of Work 2018

Opportunities and risks in a digital age

Thursday, 24th May 2018 – 09:30 to 18:00 | Chatham House, London

This year’s conference will explore developments in automation and AI, as well as how different economies can adapt their skills base to take advantage of the technology shift.

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Does workplace happiness really matter?

17th May 2018, 4:30pm - 6:30pm, Lancaster University Management School

Exploring the John Lewis Partnership model, Lord Price, former Managing Director of Waitrose, will discuss the drivers behind workplace happiness.

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Productivity events series

As the UK continues to wrestle with how to resolve the UK productivity problem, the Work Foundation is working in partnership with the Centre for Productivity & Efficiency (CPE) at Lancaster University Management School, and the North West Business Leadership Team, to run a series of events, entitled Productivity Connections. Our focus in particular is what businesses can do themselves individually and collaboratively working with key partners to raise the quality of their management practices, to inspire more workplace innovation and to develop and utilise the most skilled workforce. The events aim to connect policy makers, businesses, and wider experts working to better understand and address drivers of productivity in these areas, and to shape future priorities for action.

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The Role of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)

Tuesday 5th December 2017, 11:45am-2:00pm. Work Foundation, London

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) offers a connection between the challenges faced by the public sector and innovative thinking within industry

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Driving better outcomes for better value: launch of the Early Intervention Toolkit

Tuesday 21st November, 1:00pm-3:00pm, European Parliament, Brussels

At this event, the Early Intervention Toolkit - an online tool to support the design and delivery of early intervention services for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions across Europe - will be officially launched at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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Work-based Learning: Linking Theory and Practice

Wednesday 15th November, 10am-3pm, Graduate College Social Hub, Lancaster University

This event will help you understand how to make the most of opportunities for learning in the workplace & develop shared understanding of work-based learning.

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Helping employers support their working carers

Monday 6th November, 14.00 for 14.15 until 17.00, The Work Foundation , London

This event will explore solutions and develop recommendations as to how we might better support the 1 in 8 working age people in the UK who are providing unpaid informal care whilst working.

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Thursday 2nd November 2017, 9.00 - 17.00 - The Shard, London

This conference organised jointly by the OECD, Warwick University, the Work Foundation, and the Centre for Cities will bring together stakeholders from national government departments, cities, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as well as business, NGOs and research institutions to discuss the key challenges facing the United Kingdom in building more and better quality jobs.

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Supporting more inclusive employment outcomes in growth sectors

Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 10.00-12.00 - The Work Foundation, London.

What is the role of employment, skills and economic development policy in realising the opportunities within key growth sectors? Professor Anne Green, Dr Paul Sissons and Dr Neil Lee will give their perspectives on this issue as part of the Work Foundation's Autumn Event Series in partnership with Lancaster University Management School.

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Achieving more Good Work in the 21st century

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 08.30-10.30 - The Work Foundation, London.

Why is Good Work still important to a modern economy and what actions do we need to take if we are really going to achieve it in scale in the UK? These are the questions we will consider in a discussion led by Matthew Taylor on the back of his recent review of modern ways of working published in July.

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Industrial Strategy and the Future of Manufacturing in the UK

Thursday, 7th September 2017, 12.00-14.00 - The Work Foundation, London.

The publication of the UK Government’s green paper on industrial strategy has reignited debates about the targeting of industrial policy for particular sectors, technologies and industries. Modern manufacturing encompasses the whole value chain from research & development through production to support services. As such, it cuts across multiple sectors, industries and technologies, and is critical to place-based industrial strategy.

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Future of Work 2017

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 09.30-18.00 - Chatham House, London

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Gender, Sex, and Health at Work: Paper Launch

Monday, 5th June 2017, 13.00-15.30 - The Work Foundation, London

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Shape the Agenda of Good Work

Thursday, 1st December 2016, 07.45-10.30 - Churchill War Rooms, London

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Embedding EDI in the workplace – Discussing future agenda on EDI at work

Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 14.00-17.00 - Aston Business School, Birmingham

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Embedding EDI in the workplace – What Works in Practice?

Monday, 10th October 2016, 09.30-15.30 - Kings Fund, London

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