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CAPE Conversations – The conversations that matter when you’re managing people

Upcoming Events

Date: 26th April 2024 10.30am – 11.30am

A CAPE Conversation about how managers can balance work priorities with wellbeing

Stress continues to be one of the main causes of short and long-term absence at work according to the CIPD Health and wellbeing report 2023. 76% of respondents reported some stress-related absence in their organisation over the last year and this rises to 92% of organisations with more than 250 employees.

Heavy workloads remain by far the most common cause of stress-related absence (67%), followed by management style (37%). Organisations need to ensure that people managers are adequately equipped and supported to manage wellbeing alongside the other demands of their role.

Lynsey Kitching is joined by Amanda Jackson, Mental Health in the Workplace Trainer, and Lucy Patel, Registered Nutritional Therapist, in this CAPE Conversation on what you really need to know about how managers can balance work priorities with wellbeing.

Join them on this very important topic for people managers and those who support people managers.

You will leave feeling more equipped and confident knowing:

- How to manage the wellbeing of your team and yourself
- How to build your team and your own resilience
- How to develop a management style that brings challenge and support

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A CAPE Conversation about imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome affects many people at some point in their careers.

"I don't deserve this success."

"I'm not qualified or experienced enough to do this job."

"I'm going to get found out."

"Who am I to think I can do this."

This is not about lack of confidence or self-esteem. This is a feeling of intellectual fraudulence.

Join Naomi for a CAPE Conversation all about imposter syndrome, with Timo Vandemaele from Human8 and learn how you can help yourself, and the people you manage with some simple strategies.

A CAPE Conversation about how to work with anyone: Recognising the different in the difficult!

Line management would be easy if it wasn’t for the people! You’ve probably heard this phrase and maybe even said it yourself.

One of the biggest challenges we experience is how to work with people that we perceive as being ‘difficult’. Have you ever felt this way about someone you’ve managed:

- Why won’t they do what I ask them to?
- Why do they never listen to me?
- How do I motivate someone that doesn’t seem to care?
- Why are they always the one where there’s a problem?

Join us for our CAPE Conversation to explore how to work with anyone. Understand what makes some relationships tricky, why we perceive some people as difficult and leave with some strategies to improve how you can get the best from anyone!

A CAPE Conversation about helping the people we work with deal with grief and loss

Death is a life event that happens to us all. However, talking about grief and loss still often feels like a taboo subject. For many managers whose team members experience bereavement it can often feel difficult to know what to say and how to support them.

• What happens if I say the wrong thing and upset someone?
• I'm not sure of the right terminology or language to use?
• I often say nothing because I panic and freeze in these sorts of situations.

Join Lynsey Kitching with Suzanne McArthur (Head of Community Development & Partnerships) & Beth Jones (Clinical Supervisor) from Birmingham Hospice for a CAPE conversation as part of National Grief Awareness week.

You'll leave feeling more equipped and confident to have conversations with your team members who might experience grief and loss, know what to say and what to avoid saying, and really provide the support that they would welcome.

A CAPE Conversation about the menopause at work: what you really need to know

Two-thirds (67%) of women (aged 40–60 in employment) with experience of menopausal symptoms say they have had a mostly negative effect on them at work. And only a third of people feel comfortable talking to their manager about the menopause and their symptoms. (Source: CIPD Report Menopause in the workplace: Employee experiences in 2023).

Also, it is often thought that menopause only affects women between the ages of 45 and 55. However, some cancer treatments can affect hormones and trigger menopause symptoms (even early menopause). Therefore, symptoms associated with menopause can affect women at any age (and some men) who may have treatments such as chemotherapy, surgery to remove both ovaries, radiotherapy to the pelvis or hormone therapy drugs.

Naomi Regan is joined by Susie Rasul, Senior Pelvic Health Physio and Women's Coach, and Lisa Punt, Maggie’s Centre Head, Cambridge and Specialist in Cancer Treatment Induced Menopause, in this CAPE Conversation on what you really need to know about menopause in the workplace.

Join them on this very important topic for people managers and those who support people managers.

You will leave feeling more equipped and confident knowing:

- How menopause impacts on the wellbeing of women and their families,
- How it impacts on productivity and performance in the workplace and
- What you need to know and do to support your team.