Lancashire HR Employers Forum

Together we are Forbes

Wednesday 11 July 2012, Clayton Park Conference Centre

Clayton Park Conference Centre, Jct 7 Business Park, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5JW

11.40am for prompt 12.10pm start to 2.00pm

Chaired by Joanne Pickering from Forbes Solicitors


  1. Buffet Lunch and Networking
  2. Welcome and General Introduction
  3. Mark Makin, ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
    Providing a summary of key employment law updates (10 minutes)
  4. Jonathan Holden, Associate Employment Solicitor, Forbes Solicitors
    Summary of recent cases which may impact on the workforce (10 minutes)
  5. Imelda O'Keeffe, Director, IMS Coaching Ltd
    Interactive session on understanding your preferred communication style - useful when having "challenging conversations" with colleagues, using NLP as a basis (50 minutes + Q&A)
  6. Sgt Colin Dassow, Lancashire Constabulary
    An insightful overview of the 'Prevent' programme described as "the only long term solution" to the threat we currently face from terrorism, part of the Government's Contest Strategy. Opportunities for employers to raise awareness in their workforce (15 minutes)
  7. Joanne Pickering, Director of HR & Training, Forbes Solicitors
    Chair's Report (5 minutes)
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Date of next meeting - 14th November 2012

Email Dean Thompson on or call 01254 505050

PLEASE NOTE: These forums are free of charge and include a complimentary buffet lunch. They are open to HR Practitioners along with Business Owners/Directors/Managers across Lancashire. For AOB please notify us prior to the forum so we can review the nature of the subject and time available.

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