Leeds People & OD Festival

The first Leeds People & OD Festival is taking place in June. Alongside partners, we will be hosting a series of events between Monday 13th and Thursday 16th, that will allow HR, OD and People colleagues to create connections, celebrate success, and develop as professionals.

Festival Timetable

Festival topics have been selected using feedback gathered during the recent Leeds People and OD Forums, where discussions were held to identify the key areas that our health and care People colleagues would like to work on together. As a result of these conversations, this year’s themes are: Staff Experience and Retention, Developing our Workforce, Creating our Culture, and Developing our Profession.

To find out more about the individual sessions and to book your place, please use the Eventbrite links provided. 

Date & Time
Booking Link
Monday 13th June, 2pm-4pm
Staff Experience and Retention
Tina Turnbull, Chief Executive, People Matters / John Walsh, OD Lead and Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust / Frances Dodd, Associate Director of People Experience, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Tuesday 14th June, 10am-12pm
Developing our Workforce
Chris Tissiman, Workforce Planning and Transformation Manager, Leeds One Workforce / Michelle Stanley, People Development Manager, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
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Wednesday 15th June, 10am-12pm
Creating our Culture
Steve Keyes, OD and Systems Consultant, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust / Emma Heeson, Associate Director of People Engagement, Team Leeds Hearts & Minds Programme
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Thursday 16th June, 10am-12pm
Developing our Profession
Graham Sephton, Head of HR, Leeds City Council / Kate O’Connell, Director of Leeds Strategic Workforce & Health and Care Academy
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If you have any questions about the Leeds People & OD Festival, please contact us via LHCA@nhs.net.