Managing flexible retirement and extended working lives

Free half day workshops for Human Resource Practitioners and Equality Specialists to be held at various venues in the UK

28 March 2011

University of Manchester, 10-2pm
Council Chamber
Sackville Street Building
Sackville Street

31 March 2011

University College London, 10-2pm
Room number SB4
188 Tottenham Court Rd
London, W1T 7LH

5 May 2011

York St. John University, 10-2pm
Room PH/011, Phoenix Building
Lord Mayor’s Walk
York YO31 7EX

Free workshops are being offered to higher education institutions as part of a HEFCE funded project under its Leadership Governance and Management scheme.

The workshops programme will be as follows:

10.00 am
Registration and coffee
10.25 - 10.30 am Introduction to the workshop
10.30 - 11.00 am Taking an evidence based approach to develop policies and practices
11.00 - 11.30 am Legal implications of the abolition of the Default Retirement Age
11.30 - 11.45 am
Coffee break
11.45 am - 12.30 pm Performance management and age discrimination: case study
12.30 - 1.30 pm Managing open ended working lives
1.30 - 2.00 pm
Networking lunch

The overall purpose of the HEFCE funded project is to support the HE sector to build management capability to deal with the challenges and opportunities presented by the abolition of mandatory retirement in October 2011.

The broad aims of this project are:

  • to identify and share good practice about different approaches to flexible retirement
  • to learn from the experience of employers that are managing without a mandatory retirement age
  • to develop and deliver dedicated training to help the sector to respond to the changes.

This project is led by the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice and undertaken in partnership with the Equality Challenge Unit.

The workshops will be led by Professor Lucy Vickers, Law Department and Associate Fellow to the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP) and Dr Simonetta Manfredi, Reader in Equality and Diversity Management and Director of the CDPRP and project leader.

Nicola Brown and Nick Abbott partners for Mills & Reeve will also contribute to the workshops to be held in Manchester and London.

Registration and coffee will take place between 10.00 am and 10.30 am; lunch will be provided and the workshop will conclude at 2.00 pm.

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