Don’t Worry, Be Happy - PPMA Annual Conference 2019

Posted on 26th April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe, Founding Director of Real World Group will be a Keynote Speaker at the Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA) Annual Conference on Wednesday 15th May at the Hilton Metropole at Birmingham NEC. 

The PPMA is a collective voice for a highly qualified, passionate, committed and diverse public services HR and OD community. They play a critical role in influencing key decision-makers and stakeholders involved in people management and workforce issues. 

Beverly will be presenting a keynote entitled “From Stressed to Flourishing – simple ways leaders can transform wellbeing and outcomes at work”. 

The insatiable demand to get more from less, is producing worrying levels of stress in organisations. At least two recent reports reveal that stress is the major cause of sickness absenteeism, and that it is increasing; furthermore, there is disturbing evidence that stress among HR professionals is high. We must find a better way of coping which does not damage the very human spirit required to meet the challenges of serving our communities. 

The great news is that research has identified simple, common-sense leadership behaviours that, practised with authenticity, enable our people not just to survive, but to flourish! 

Beverly has spent over 25 years in research and consultancy supporting the leadership development of individuals, and is a leading thinker in her field. Her passion is increasing leadership capacity in organisations. Delegates will also hear from her on the Engaging Leadership Model and how that has helped organisations transform and excel. 

Real World Group are also Gold sponsors of the event. You can find out more here.