From Stressed to Florishing - Keynote at the PPMA Annual Conference 2019

Posted on 21st May 2019

The keynote delivered by our Founding Director, Professor Beverley Alimo—Metcalfe was greatly received.

“From Stressed to Flourishing – simple ways leaders can transform wellbeing and outcomes at work”

The presentation explored 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. Beverly shared with the attendees that 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!

Here is some of the wonderful feedback shared and captured by Twitter on the day;

Leadership session from Beverley Alimo Metcalf, great things on culture, engagement & evidenced link to team performance. One hour not enough!!!!! #ppmaHR19

Chris Squire, Director of HR & Organisational Development at Somerset County Council

#ppmahr19 fantastically engaging presentation by @realworldgroup. Never fail to be engaged every time Beverly talks. Infectious.

Caroline Nugent, Director of HR & OD oneSource and Immediate Past President PPMA

Thank you to all who engaged with the keynote and we look forward to next year!