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Kogan Page Masterclass: Employee Engagement


Employee Engagement: Benchmarks, Best Practices and Case Studies

Better understand, measure and build engagement by attending this 1/2-day masterclass featuring experts in employee engagement.




9:00 Registration and refreshments

9.30 Welcome and introductions by chairperson Jonny Gifford

9.40 Rewarding and engaging global teams through share plans: How Reward Gateway used shares as an effective business and HR tool

  • Designing an effective plan that truly motivates and engages employees
  • Putting openness and honesty at the centre of your communication strategy
  • Your key take home points and top tips for success

Debra Corey, Group Reward Director at Reward Gateway

9.55 Turning the spotlight on the employee engagement profession: Analysis and evaluation of the current industry landscape

  • How (and why) do other companies approach employee engagement?
  • Understanding the different ways which businesses develop skills and expertise
  • Engagement, measurement and impact – why the different definitions used by other organisations are important to you

Emma Bridger, Director at People Lab

10.10 Neuroscience for employee engagement: A practical guide to the benefits of applied neuroscience

  • How will looking through this new lens help your organisation and enable your people perform to at their best? 
  • Why do our brains struggle with organisational change? 
  • Managing your employees through change - what are the key principles that you need to understand?
  • How can neuroscience create a true "win-win" by improving organisational performance and supporting your employees' mental wellbeing?
  • SPACES – a practical model of motivation

Hilary Scarlett, Director at Scarlett & Grey

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

An opportunity for the delegation to really get to grips with the subject area.  Attendees will be requested to discuss the previous case studies amongst their roundtables and to come up with questions and discussion points for the subsequent Panel Discussion.

10.40 Panel Discussion

Featuring: Debra Corey, Emma Bridger, Hilary Scarlett and Jonny Gifford

10.55 Networking and Elevenses

12.00 Close of Masterclass



Debra Corey is an experienced HR professional, with over 30 years of experience as a rewards practitioner. She is currently the Group Reward Director at Reward Gateway, having held similar roles at global organizations such as PageGroup, Merlin Entertainments, Quintiles, Honeywell and Gap. Debra has developed and led a variety of award-winning communication campaigns, and currently teaches a communications course through WorldatWork.


Emma Bridger is an award-winning employee engagement specialist and Director of People Lab, an Employee Engagement Consultancy, working with clients worldwide. With over 18 years' experience gained in a variety of roles, Emma has designed and developed the CIPD range of short Employee Engagement courses as well as contributing to and being published within the UK Government Review - Engaging for Success. She now advises the Government taskforce on engagement as part of the "guru group". Emma is also a regular conference speaker and case studies detailing her work have been published in industry journals.

Hilary Scarlett
 is a consultant, writer, international speaker and director of Scarlett & Grey. Her work on the development of people-focused change management programmes, coaching and employee engagement has spanned Europe, the US and Asia. She has recently conducted research on applied neuroscience with four major organizations in the private and public sectors. Hilary also has been working with Professor Walsh of University College London to apply cognitive neuroscience to practical management tools.


Jonny Gifford (Chair) is CIPD adviser for organisational behaviour and research impact. His interests include employee voice, social technology, workplace conflict and the application of behavioural science to HR. His current work looks at behavioural factors in recruitment and new approaches to performance management. Prior to joining the CIPD, Jonny held positions as principal researcher at Roffey Park Institute and research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies. He has an MA in comparative labour studies and social research from Warwick University and is an Academic Member of the CIPD.


The Date

10th May 2016, 9am – 12pm

The Venue

Bloomsbury House
2-3 Bloomsbury Square

Pricing & Registration

Super Early Bird Tickets - Available until 25.03.2016 £49.00

Early Bird Tickets - Available until 05.04.2016  £69.00 

General Admission  £99.00


How To Get In Touch

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