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HR & People Virtual Conference
Virtual Conference

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Wed 12 - Thu 13, Aug from
09:45 to 16:30 (BST)



From £ 125

About this virtual conference

With the world of work as we know it, turned upside down, join us for the first SFHA HR and People Virtual Conference and explore the new challenges facing our workforces including; embedding mental health awareness into the DNA of your organisation, designing your return to work people plan, how to foster a culture of continuous improvement and so much more.

There will also be an opportunity to hear from HR Professionals from the SFHA Membership and beyond who will share reflections on their experience and give an insight into their opinion of what a post COVD-19 world holds for the world of work.

To save a copy of the programme, click the download icon in the digital viewer.

What is an SFHA Virtual Conference?

It 's a series of live and recorded sessions that will take place over 2 half days on 12 and 13 August 2020. Sessions will be in the morning on day 1 and in the afternoon on day 2.

Connect with colleagues from across the sector and increase your knowledge from the comfort of your home or office.

On-Demand Interactive Content

Virtual Q&As, Chat and Polling will help to create an innovative interactive experience for our membership in this digital age as well as access on demand content from virtual conferences for 3 months after the event so you can watch at anytime and anywhere that’s convenient to you.

Costs & how to book

Tickets prices start at £125 per half day for SFHA members and £170 for non members.

Book to attend both half days and save £30

Attending both days? When you book 2 places* get a 3rd FREE.

*Please note this does not apply to 1 day tickets.

Booking your place at the conference it is the same easy process as for all of our events.  Register using  'Book Now' button at the top of this page.

A few days before the conference we will send you a link to access our new interactive conference hub. If you have any questions contact our events Team on events@sfha.co.uk.


Member Price £ 125

Non-member Price £ 179


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Dan Blake
Berwickshire Housing Association

Dan is Berwickshire Housing Association’s Operations Director with responsibility for the strategic delivery of all housing services and wider community initiatives.

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Dan began his career in Glasgow’s East End with Milnbank Housing Association, progressing to West Lothian Housing Partnership, Barony Housing Association and latterly Loretto Housing Association, all part of Wheatley Group.

A proud member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIHM), Dan formerly sat on its Board over a two-year term. He has been involved in work with Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum for Housing Associations and more recently he has been an active contributor to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations ‘Innovation and Future Thinking’ programme.



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Lorna Wilson

Lorna is Innovation and Futures Thinking Lead at the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, which exists to lead, represent and support housing associations and co-operatives throughout Scotland.

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Lorna is creating new solutions for the Home of the Future, Customer Service Transformation, and Tackling Poverty.

Having worked in housing for over 20 years, Lorna’s experience includes developing services through partnerships, strategic planning, and research and development, most recently for Wheatley Group – Scotland’s largest housing and care provider.

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Nigel Fortnum

Nigel has been involved in executive search for nearly 20 years, successfully running his own consultancy, Fortnum Select, before joining Aspen in 2012. He brought with him a wealth of experience in the commercial world of Agri-Business with some of the leading names in Agrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Animal Nutrition. This allowed him to specialise in the key industries of Agri-Business, Food and Drink, and FMCG within Executive search.

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In the last four years Nigel has discovered a new passion for the Social Housing sector, developing his own specialised Housing team within Aspen.  He believes Aspens contribution to tackling the social housing issue is to ensure that strong candidates are appointed into key roles; candidates who will drive forward the vision and values of their organisation and positively impact the communities and tenants they serve.

Aspen is a values led organisation and Nigel leads by example dedicated his spare time to charitable causes and acting as a mentor for Entrepreneurial Spark, Adopt an Intern and STem Ambassador.

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Mark Brown
Dolphin Index

Mark Brown is a thought leader on ‘open thinking’, creativity and innovation. He is Managing Director of the Dolphin Index Organisation as well as a practical academic, researcher, consultant, author of several books and creator of the multiple award-winning ‘Ideas into Action’ video series.

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The Dolphin Index has supported Housing Associations since 2015 throughout the UK in assessing their organisational culture with the aim of improving productivity and innovation as well as creating a more caring and supportive work environment.

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Dr Emily Anhalt

For the past ten years,Dr. Emily Anhalt has been working clinically with executives, founders, and tech employees, and has conducted extensive research with prominent psychologists and entrepreneurs about how leaders can improve their emotional fitness. 

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Dr. Anhalt has matched more than 500 people into therapy, and has collaborated with some of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world including Google, Asana, TEDx, Github, NASDAQ, Unilever, Bloomberg, and Microsoft.

Dr. Anhalt is a psychologist, emotional fitness consultant, and the CoFounder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa, a mental fitness community offering therapist-led emotional fitness classes.


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Dr Jacqueline Conway

Jacqueline is the Founding Director of Waldencroft, a strategic foresight and executive leadership consultancy. She is based in Edinburgh but works internationally. Her book, Perfectly Solving the Wrong Problems will be published next year. 

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Jacqueline works with leadership teams as they manage uncertainty, complexity, non-linear risk and to improve their leadership capacity in the face of these in three practice areas:

Strategic foresight: Helping teams make sense of the trends and disruptors impacting the world of work and the implications for their strategy. Scenario planning & horizon scanning.

Organisational Insight: Using approaches underpinned by the best ideas from behavioural science to make organisations better, faster and smarter. Ethnography & sensemaking.

Adaptive leadership: Creating the capacity in the top team to lead adaptive, thriving organisations and supporting leaders as they are on this journey. Team coaching & executive development.



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Shona Marshall
the ASM difference

Shona Marshall is a learning and talent development specialist with a passion for unlocking talent to drive personal, team and organisational performance.

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With over 20 years corporate experience primarily in the engineering, construction and housebuilding sectors, she gained a reputation for having an inquisitive yet challenging approach to enable individuals to be the best they can be. Now, as an independent consultant, she is enjoying being able to satisfy this passion by working with others who have a similar focus.  Her drive to deliver meaningful and sustainable behaviour change by framing conversations to help others be and do what they want most creates individual and organisational success at both an operational and strategic level. 


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Gerard O'Hare

Gerard O'Hare is a Senior Associate Employment Solicitor at Law at Work. Gerry completed an M.A. before setting off travelling to find his calling in life which turned out to be a love of photography. In order to fund this expensive hobby Gerry returned to university to study law and, following his traineeship, joined the LAW team in 2009. 

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His people and analytical skills work well in the world of employment law, and Law At Work's innovative business model allows him to build strong relationships with his clients and provide them with high quality, practical, hands-on advice. Gerry specialises in reorganisations, workplace policies, contracts and contentious matters.

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