Managing Traumatic Change – Webinar

Managing Traumatic Change - Webinar
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Date(s) - 15th July 2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Due to the current government guidelines around the Covid 19 pandemic, we have now arranged  for our next event  outlined below to be a  free of charge webinar. 

There will be still plenty of opportunities to participate and put your questions forward.

Timing : 4.30pm – 6.00pm


The London HR Connection is delighted to welcome three highly experienced HR professionals to discuss the complex issue of supporting employees through traumatic change of all kinds, including bereavement, redundancy, divorce and any form of extreme change of circumstances at its event on Wednesday 15th July 2020.

We will look at ways to support your employees to better cope with extreme change. We will explore how change is a form of loss – whether that is suddenly losing something important and familiar, losing our sense of direction and purpose or the sense of loss we feel when change is extreme, ambiguous and out of our control. The Coronavirus pandemic is a classic example of this. We will discuss our experiences in how change can impact us – physically and emotionally, how change uniquely affects every individual and practical tips on how best to support yourself and others who are experiencing extreme change, including the application of these ideas in the context of organisation transformation and change.

Our panel will consist of:

Josie Pileio is Chief Operations & People Officer for Premium Credit where she has the responsibility of both the customer and employee experience giving her focus on culture in the financial services world a whole new edge. Before joining Premium Credit, she was HR director at Office Shoes adding to a lengthy career in HRD level roles for large retailers including C&A, The Reject Shop and Target Australia. Having reported to and supported CEOs, Executive and Non-Executive Board members throughout this time, she has been responsible for strategy, change and transformation initiatives including right-sizing large and highly complex organisational structures, union and workplace agreement negotiations, leadership programmes, diversity strategies and talent management processes.

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Gemma Bullivant (FCIPD) is an HR coach, HR Consultant, and grief, loss and change specialist. With over 20 years of experience in senior HR roles, Gemma has extensive in-house experience of hands-on transformation and change programmes in a range of organisations big and small. These include Channel 4 Television, Carphone Warehouse and Coca-Cola as well as several owner-led fast-growing SME techs. She has combined this HR experience and coaching qualification with specialist grief and loss training and a Masters in Positive Psychology and now uses this blended skillset as an HR coach, mentor and consultant to support busy HR leaders deliver their HR agenda in whatever blend they need. She also specialises in supporting change, grief and loss, with 1:1 coaching, webinars and workshops specifically to support individuals to address and recover from all forms of traumatic change, grief and loss.

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Karen McKeever, is HR Director for Drax Group plc, a British electrical power generation company with over 2500 employees. Prior to this role Karen worked in the leisure industry, at Buzz Bingo (Previously Gala Leisure Limited) and has spent all her career in the private sector, divided between the technology and retail industries. Karen’s focus is on working with organisations to identify and implement effective transformational change. With experience in change programmes across a variety of areas from mergers and acquisitions, new reward and recognition frameworks and significant shifts in organisational culture and behaviour, Karen’s beliefs are that organisations require a holistic approach that focuses on the interdependency of the organisation to truly engender effective and sustainable change through its people.

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Presentation  Timing:     4.30pm – 6.00pm

Venue: not applicable as this is a webinar presentation.

Cost: free of charge


Bookings are closed for this event.