Charity Workplace Wellbeing Virtual Summit


As we approach a new financial year and the reopening of society, the wellbeing of professionals in the charity sector has never been more important. But potentially, it has also never been more at risk either.

How will you balance your organisation’s need for income, delivery, and security with your own / your colleagues’ wellbeing needs?

The summit offers sessions and speakers with suggestions and theories for personal and organisational wellbeing

Sessions include:

  • Charity Workplace Wellbeing – nice to have or necessity? with Organisational Psychology Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE
  • Sharpening the focus: inclusion, inequalities and workplace wellbeing; with Mental Health First Aid England CEO, Simon Blake OBE
  • Sustaining Wellbeing for Last Leg of Pandemic & Beyond; with Nonprofit thought leader and author of the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Beth Kanter
  • Creating a culture of safety for women in your workplace, with Major Gifts Director and Chair of the AFP Women’s Impact Initiative, Liz LeClair
  • Personal resilience without pressure or gaslighting, with Psychologist, Dr Taslim Alani-Verjee
  • Embedding a wellbeing strategy
  • Burnout and stress management
  • How to change culture

And more!

Join us on April 22nd, 2021 for the first Charity Workplace Wellbeing Virtual Summit, hosted in partnership with Claire Warner.   1pm – 4.30pm BST or on-demand for 30 days.

The event will be subtitled and recorded. If you have additional accessibility needs please email [email protected] before April 15th.

Speakers are added to the event at the time of uploading their session details and are updated continuously. This event achieves the goals set out in our EDI commitment.



Sharpening the focus: inclusion, inequalities and workplace wellbeing
Simon Blake

We know that work which feels rewarding is good for our wellbeing. We also know that work can be a major stressor. All the evidence shows that a workplace focus on mental health has significant benefits including huge financial benefit. Similarly the evidence shows the most successful organisations have a diverse workforce,yet gender and ethnic pay gaps persist, and many people do not feel able to be their whole selves at work without fear of judgement or sanction. They don’t feel heard, seen, listened to or valued.

MHFA England’s campaign #MyWholeSelf is based on the premise that we can only operate at the edge of our brilliance and the best of our ability when we feel safe, supported and valued at work. The links between inclusion, belonging, wellbeing and performance may seem obvious, but we don’t always look at the whole organisation through a lens of wellbeing. And maybe it is time we should!


Charity Workplace Wellbeing – nice to have or necessity?
Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Professor Sir Cary Cooper in conversation with host, Claire Warner, tells us about his own journey into workplace wellbeing, about the research work he has done around stress, wellbeing, health and productivity, and why wellbeing is a necessity not a nice-to-have for charities as we emerge from lockdown.


The Resilient Giver: Increasing our Ability to Serve
Taslim Alani-Verjee

Many of us give. And we give a lot. We give of our time, our energy, our creativity, our passion, our love…All of this giving can sometimes contribute to fatigue and frustration. This session will explore how we can give intentionally, even through challenging circumstances. It will provide useful strategies for how we can increase our resilience while continuing to say yes.


Stop delegating well-being. It’s your job too! Exploring the role of organizations and leaders in the employee experience.
Rickesh Lakhani

Wellness. Well-being. Resilience. Burnout. Self-care.

We hear these terms a lot. In response, many organizations and leaders are encouraging staff to take care of themselves, and providing workshops, resources, and benefits.

But they’re in danger of missing one important thing. What if they’re part of the problem? No amount of wellness workshops will matter in a workplace where team members don’t feel valued, don’t feel heard, and don’t feel safe.

We can’t put this all on employees. Let’s take a look at the impact and influence of organizations and their leaders on the employee experience, and some ideas and approaches to make it better.


Speakers are added to our events as we receive their details and are updated continuously. These events achieve the goals set out in our EDI commitment.

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