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The Fresh Thinking Labs Events programme 2017

Fresh Thinking Lab members enjoy access to a unique range of opportunities for sharing knowledge and experience, building professional relationships with like-minded people and collaborating with them on issues of common interest.

Open Events are available to all Fresh Thinking Labs members.

2017 Open Events
February 22nd-23rd February, Nottingham
E.ON: Diversity, Inclusion and Culture

EON is one of the UK's leading power and gas companies - generating electricity, and retailing power and gas. The company has been passionate about Diversity and Inclusion for many years and has won several awards for its initiatives in this area. During this event E.ON will examine the question: “how do you embed Diversity and Inclusion in the very DNA of an organisation – and reap the resulting benefits in terms of enhanced engagement and business performance?”
March 8th-9th March, Copenhagen
Two day event: Collaborative Workplaces of the Future with the Danish Technological Institute & Novozymes
Denmark’s capital has become an innovation hotspot and host to some of the world’s most innovative and creative companies. Inspired by exciting companies and leading experts we will immerse ourselves in an intensive two-day programme featuring speakers from IKEA, Hitachi, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, ISS, VELUX and more. We will network and learn how to make our workplaces more collaborative and engaged in creating innovations that excite our customers, including interactive learning sessions and hands-on workshops.
12th-13th July, London
Transforming Culture at GE Mining
GE Mining is on a journey to build purposeful, high performing teams dedicated to winning together. That involves trust, moving away from performance rankings towards mutual accountability and a commitment to delivering for each other. For example, GE’s Performance Development tool leverages horizontal feedback, helping people to understand their impact on others.
26th - 27th September, Tallinn
Designing Organisations for Empowerment and Competence Development
In 2014 Estonian software development company Proekspert announced that it had become a manager-free, flat organisation… and won first place at the ‘Employer of Your Dreams’ 2014 competition in the business sector category. Staff are invited to “organise your own work, choose your own tools, and communicate directly with your clients”. So how do you embed – and sustain – such a change?

Labs * available to Fresh Thinking Labs members only.
2017-2018 Labs Description
December 5th - 6th December, Nottingham
The Good Work and Mental Well-being Lab*: Opening Workshop
Fresh Thinking Labs and Mindful Employer are delighted to launch the Good Work and Mental Well-Being Lab in association with with Macmillan,Cancer Support, Jacobs, TNO, the Institute for Employment Studies and,other leading organisations keen to share experiences of creating,positive mental health in the workplace.
Next meetings to take place in 2018 in London, South East and Brighton.

14th December, Argenta, Dundee
Workplace Innovation Scotland Lab
Fresh Thinking Labs in association with DS Smith, Argenta Dundee, Endura,and Aviva are delighted to launch the Workplace Innovation Scotland Lab,for organisations keen to share experiences of creating high,performance and an engaged workforce.
More dates available for 2018.

NB: timing and content of events may be subject to change.

*Labs carry an additional charge unless your company has Premier membership.

How do I sign up?

Become a member of Fresh Thinking Labs to gain access to these Open Events. The registration form invites you to indicate which of these events you are interested in signing up to, so that we can allocate your place as soon as possible.

Please note that Company Standard Membership of Fresh Thinking Labs includes one place at each Open Event; Company Plus Membership enhances these benefits by offering up to three places, while Company Premier Membership includes up to five places. Get in touch to discuss your membership options:

In Person Labs in 2017-2018

Fresh Thinking Labs members also enjoy unique opportunities to form In Person Labs, which are closed groups of circa 15 companies focused on a specific theme or geographical location. These groups meet three or four times a year, typically in members’ workplaces, enabling the host to showcase good practices and gain support from other participants as ‘critical friends’. Fresh Thinking Labs Members join In Person Labs either at a reduced subscription fee or free of charge, depending on their category of membership.

Find out more about In Person Labs running in 2017.

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