Building Flourishing Communities: Strategies and good practice for promoting staff wellbeing in HE
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This conference will be hosted by Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching at the University of Bristol.
This conference is for anyone interested in enhancing the experiences of staff working in higher education – both academic and professional staff – through the application of innovative practices at all levels in higher education. At the conference you will have the opportunity to hear current research and good practice regarding the wellbeing of staff in higher education and connect with like-minded colleagues/change agents wishing to address the question of how can we support staff wellbeing.
Key speakers include: Professor Gail Kinman- University of Bedfordshire; Fabienne Vailes- University of Bristol and Vida Douglas- University of Hertfordshire. To be confirmed: UUK(TBC) and Dr Diana Beech, Policy Advisor to the Minister of State of Innovation, Science, Research and Innovation (TBC)
The conference will be split across the following themes: 1) Good practice to support staff wellbeing; 2) Research to enhance understanding of staff wellbeing; 3) Practical session to build flourishing communities in HE
We are seeking conference submission(presentation/workshops) for the above themes. Deadlines for your expression of interest (Abstract of 300 words max) is 29th May 2019 and you can access the form via the following link https://forms.gle/fJ2s7bgj7EmQM2Z2A
Feedback on your submissions will be provided by 3rd June 2019. If you would like to contribute to this conference, please don’t forget to submit your abstract expression of interest here
10.00-10.30 Conference Registration
10.30-10.45 Conference Aim and Purpose: TBA and member from conference planning group
10.45- 11.15 Enabling Flourishing communities and institutions in HE: Fabienne Vailes
11.15-11.45 Staff wellbeing in higher education and how can it be supported? A model for wellbeing in HE: Vida Douglas
11.45- 12.00 Comfort break
12.00- 1.00 Parallel Sessions- Presentations/Workshops covering three themes: 1) Good practice to support staff wellbeing; 2) Research to enhance understanding of staff wellbeing; 3) Practical session to build flourishing communities in HE
1.00-2.00 Lunch (Grab a bag)- posters, networking, mindful walking in gardens
2.00-2.40 Keynote presentations x 2 – Gail Kinman and another speaker (TBC)
2.45-3.45 Parallel Sessions- Presentations/Workshops covering three themes: 1) Good practice to support staff wellbeing; 2) Research to enhance understanding of staff wellbeing; 3) Practical session to build flourishing communities in HE
3.50- 4.30 Final Session (plenary) – Panel (Main Speakers and Rapporteurs) = main themes from the conference, next steps: Panel Chair TBC.
The conference has been supported by a planning committee, consisting of colleagues from Universities and Organisations supporting higher education. The conference convener is Vida Douglas, Professional Lead Social work at University of Hertfordshire.
Please contact Vida Douglas for more information about the event or to discuss any of the above.