The WES annual conference 2016 took place on 22 April 2016 at the newly refurbished IET premises at Savoy Place, London.
10:00 Session 1. Continuing Professional Development
- Professional Competence: Deborah Seddon, Head of Policy and Standards, The Engineering Council
- Continuing Professional Development at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET): Dick Bacon, Manager, Professional Development, The IET
- Professional Registration - Why do it? From an Employer Perspective: John McCollum, Head of Engineering Performance Excellence, BAE Systems
Session 2: Top Level Skills and Competencies
- Ethics in Engineering, The 'Say No' Toolkit Instituion of Civil Engineers: Louise Hardy, Board Director Ebbsfleet Development Corporation
- Prepare for the Unexpected and Manage Risk in your Engineering Business: Kate Bargery, International Client Learning Manager, FM Global
- Mentoring: What's in it for me? Jacqui Hogan, MentorSET
14:00 Session 3: Other Skills
- TRIZ as a Problem Solving Tool for Engineers; Karen Gadd, Oxford Creativity
- Communicate with Conviction: Lorraine Emmett, Emmett & Churchman
- Bringing Humour to the Workplace: Lynne Parker, Founder and Chief Executive, Funny Women Ltd.
Session 4: Balance at Work
- Beyond Balance: Stephanie Cziczo, Balance Network
- The Why to a Better Workplace: Kathy Komander, Komander Engineering
This session will look at putting negotiation into context alongside other forms of conflict resolution, understanding the balance of power and development of key negotiating concepts. An Advancing Negotiation Skills Open Course place (value of c£2,000), will be drawn for one participant attending the workshop.
- WES Members: £60
- WES Member concessions: £40
- Non-WES Members: £100
- Non-WES Member Concessions: £75
Concessions are available for students and non-earners. REGISTER HERE
(*Note that a small ticketing cost will be added to each ticket by Eventbrite.)
Why Not Join WES?
WES Membership is open to men and women and costs £52 per year for a full member or as little as £10 for a student member. Further details here.
The conference will be followed by a meeting of the WES Centenary Committee to make plans for our 100 year celebrations in 2019. If you would like to join this meeting please email Sarah Peers.
The exhibition Women as Engineers in the Great War and After, will be taking place at the Dana Centre in London on 23 April 2016. This is a free event and further details can be found here.