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Fresh Thinking Labs Events programme 2018

Fresh Thinking Labs brings together companies and other organisations from across Europe to learn from each other about creating high performing, innovative and healthy workplaces.

Our 2018 Lab programme offers opportunities to share practical experiences with people leading change in a diverse, international range of organisations, and to learn from leading European experts about what really works.

The focus is on releasing the creativity and talent of people throughout the organisation, enabling employees to contribute actively  and systematically  to innovation and improvement in products, services and processes. Employee-Driven Innovation is a bottom-up approach which empowers people, to reflect on past experiences and future challenges, to ask difficult questions, to learn from diverse places and to take part in creative dialogue with a wide range of other stakeholders.

Being part of the programme gives you automatic membership of Fresh Thinking Labs, providing you with access to a growing international community of enterprises Fresh Thinking Labs members benefit from:

  • Personal introductions to other members by experienced international facilitators.
  • Online search and matching based on your interests and expertise.
  • Live knowledge-sharing forums and Sofinars on member-identified themes.
  • In Person Labs: small, closed groups exploring a specific issue together.
  • Sharing and developing good practice through facilitated workplace visits.
  • Unique resources including research evidence, case studies and practical tools.
  • Workshops and company-hosted events for all Fresh Thinking Labs members.


Book now events 1, 5, 7 & 9 for €2500 / £2250 (includes two delegates per company and 12 months membership of Fresh Thinking Labs)
OR Pay-Per-Event (includes 1 month membership) below
OR contact us for bespoke packages including The Essential Fifth Element
Diagnostic & Programme.
www.freshthinkinglabs.com

The Programme

1.

Engaging Everyone in Innovation

Linköping, Sweden (accessible by train from Stockholm Arlanda Airport)

22nd-23rd March 2018

Cost per company
First delegate:
€500 / £450
Second delegate
€300 / £270

Book here

Join us for our highly interactive Employee-Driven Innovation Lab hosted jointly by the HELIX Institute at the University of Linköping and the nearby SAAB Aerospace plant. This two-day event will bring together innovative companies and leading Scandinavian researchers to explore theory and practice relating to employee-driven innovation.

Speakers include Peter Totterdill (Workplace Innovation Europe ), Mattias Elg, Henrik Kock, Per-Erik Ellström and Martina Berglund (HELIX ), Ulrika Harlin (Swerea ), Signe Skov-Hansen (Danish Technological Institute ), Steen Høyrup, (Aarhus University ), John Zibert (Leo Pharma ), Pia Mulvad Reksten (LO Denmark ), Bengt Savén (SAAB ).

The full programme can be found here.


2.

Good Work & Mental Well-Being Lab

London or Leeds (TBC)

27th (evening) – 28th March 2018

Contact us for membership details or visit our website.

This event is hosted by Macmillan is one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Macmillan’s wellbeing programme looks to inspire and support health and wellbeing amongst its workforce to help ensure that Macmillan’s employees are provided with an environment and opportunities that encourage and enable them to lead healthy lives and make choices that support their wellbeing.

The event is part of the Good Work and Mental Well-Being Lab, a small, closed network of companies, public sector and not-for-profit employers committed to exploring and developing future-focused workplaces that generate positive mental health and well-being for all through productive and engaging work.

New members are welcome.

3.

Public Sector Workplace Innovation

Maastricht

23rd (evening) – 25th April 2018

More information and booking here.

Interactive workshop for “advanced” participants in the public sector with an existing organisational commitment to changing workplace practices and culture. The programme begins with a working dinner and introductions on the 23rd, followed by two full days when we will address:

  • how workplace innovation transforms public sector organisations and services;
  • how well do we use the skills, experience and creativity of our staff?
  • practical approaches to workplace innovation;
  • redesigning services from the bottom up;
  • in-depth case study analysis;
  • making change happen – making it stick!

On returning to their own workplaces, participants will be invited (at extra cost) to use The Essential Fifth Element Diagnostic – a staff survey focused on 62 evidence-based workplace practices associated with high performance and employee engagement – in their teams, departments or across the whole organisation. Diagnostic results include a practical action plan template.

Participants taking advantage of the Diagnostic will also participant in a half-day follow-up webinar to discuss resulting actions (mutually convenient date to be arranged).

 4.

Leading Workplace Innovation in the Public Sector

Birmingham, UK

1st May 2018

Learn more here

Leading Workplace Innovation is a tried and tested programme, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), and grounded in evidence and experience.

It is focused on practical approaches to change and improvement, providing public sector organisations with the knowledge, skills and practical support needed to enhance performance, innovation and engagement. From June 2018 to March 2019, up to 12 public organisations will benefit from use of a unique Diagnostic survey, seven interactive workshop sessions (including action learning sets), and 10 hours of on-site coaching and facilitation.

The survey, based on 62 evidence-based workplace practices associated with high performance and engagement, supports participants in designing and delivering tangible change initiatives specific to each organisation’s needs.

5.

Creating Creative Workplaces

Stevenage UK (close to London, and to Luton and Stansted Airports)

16th-17th May 2018

Cost per company
First delegate:
€300 / £270
Second delegate
€200 / £180

Book here

In this practically-focused two-day Lab we will explore how building a culture of innovation means looking at the organisation as a whole, empowering workers at every level to use and develop their full range of knowledge, skills, experience and creativity in their day-to-day work. The Lab is hosted by MBDA, an advanced manufacturing company which has made long-term investments in developing innovation competencies and behaviours across its workforce.

Day 1 is an interactive workshop led by Chris Warhurst (University of Warwick), Peter Totterdill (Workplace Innovation Europe) and a panel of highly innovative companies;

Day 2 explores the journey towards a creative workplace in practice at MBDA, inviting participants to act as ‘critical friends’ in analysing the company’s progress to date.

6.

Good Work & Mental Well-Being Lab

London or Leeds (TBC)

11th (evening) – 12th June 2018

Contact us for membership details or visit our website.

Inspired by its BeyondZero® principles Jacobs, one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, worked with MIND to develop its Mental Health Matters programme focused on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. Initially launched in the UK and Ireland, and now being rolled out across Jacobs globally, the programme delivers focused training, tools and techniques to enable a support network of employee champions to offer early intervention and interim support for staff while directing employees to the appropriate professional options. In the UK and Ireland Jacobs has created and trained a network of 150+ positive mental health champions and trained a further 50 staff from client organisations.

The event is part of the Good Work and Mental Well-Being Lab, a small, closed network of companies, public sector and not-for-profit employers committed to exploring and developing future-focused workplaces that generate positive mental health and well-being for all through productive and engaging work.

New members are welcome.

7.

Industry 4.0, digitalisation and the people-centred workplace

Irvine, Scotland

4th-5th June 2018

Cost per company
Per delegate:
€250 / £225

Book here

How can we make sense of Industry 4.0 and its practical implications for manufacturing and service companies alike? Can we blend the power of digital technologies to automate repetitive and low-skilled tasks with an upskilled workforce highly engaged in innovation and improvement?

Hosted by Booth Welsh, a leading provider of integrated engineering services, the Lab brings experts in technology and workplace innovation together with practitioners from diverse companies to share experience in several European countries and to identify win-win pathways to Industry 4.0.

Invited experts include Steven Dhondt (TNO, The Netherlands); Signe Skov-Hansen, (Danish Technological Institute); Tuomo Alasoini (Tekes, Finland); Mattias Elg and Henrik Kock (HELIX, Sweden), and representatives from Germany.

8.

Fresh Thinking in Workplace Mental Health

Institute for Employment Studies, Brighton UK

19th September 2018

Contact us for membership details or visit our website.

Hosted by the Institute for Employment Studies and bringing together experts and experiences from several employers across the UK and other European countries.

What are the lessons and how can we translate them into positive mental health in our workplaces?

The event is part of the Good Work and Mental Well-Being Lab, a small, closed network of companies, public sector and not-for-profit employers committed to exploring and developing future-focused workplaces that generate positive mental health and well-being for all through productive and engaging work.

New members are welcome.

9.

Workplace Innovation Intensive

Institute for Employments Studies, Brighton UK

18th - 20th September 2018

Cost per company
First delegate:
€500 / £450
Second delegate
€300 / £270

Book here

Three days of workshops designed to provide you with practical tools and methods to stimulate and guide change in your organisation, including one-to-one and group mentoring. This à la carte programme combines expert-led masterclasses, forums and workplace visits.

Key themes include:

  • people-centred change;
  • employee-driven innovation and improvement;
  • employee voice;
  • flattening organisations;
  • how to stimulate innovation behaviours;
  • Industry 4.0;
  • corporate social responsibility;
  • mental health at work.


Any questions?

Contact us at info@freshthinkinglabs.com