Friday 16th



Day Five: Friday 16th April

09:00 - 11:00: Welcome to day 5, plenary 9 and networking 

Conference Hosted by Simon Fanshawe OBE 

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08:00 - 09:00 Wellness programmes - available on demand    undefined
09:00 - 09:25

Exhibition open - meet our conference supporters  

09:25 - 09:30 Welcome Address Day 5

Simon Fanshawe OBE, Co-Founder and Partner, Diversity by Design

09:30 - 10:30

Plenary 9: Leading through disruption, change and uncertainty


As a leader the biggest question we face, is how do we lead our teams in a way that will harness the collective capability and capacity, no matter what challenges we face?

Workplace stress and presenteeism has increased dramatically as we have gone through the pandemic. Mental ill health has increased. Change, uncertainty, disruptions and challenges are a way of life. What’s the answer to helping our teams flourish?

Resilient leadership.

We need to develop our own personal resilience as a leader and adapt our leadership style and approach to create team resilience.

In this session we will explore three main areas:

• Understanding workplace stress
• How to be personally resilient as a leader
• How to lead in a way that develops a resilient team

Julie will pull from her resilience model, The Tree of Resilience, sharing the acorns of resilient growth, getting you to consider your own resilience strategies and approaches.

She will also share her approach to resilient leadership, the ‘eco system’ approach to developing a resilient team.

Julie Hickton, Head of Executive Coaching and Development, Natures Coaching undefined
10:30 - 11:00

Refreshment Break
Networking & Exhibition


11:00 - 12:00: Informal Topical Presentations & Discussions

AUDE Socially Distanced Club Workshops

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11:00 - 12:00 Workshop 12: Director of Estates informal discussion workshop (AUDE  members only) 


Invitation to all directors of estates to join this informal workshop on topical matters and for the chance to catch up virtually with fellow AUDE members as if you were at our conference. Hosted by Stephen Wells - AUDE Chair and Umesh Desai - AUDE Chair-Elect there will be opportunity to ask questions to the exec members in an informal setting and anything discussed in this closed meeting will be under Chatham House rules.

*Please note this workshop will not be recorded. 

Stephen Wells, Director of Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services, University of Surrey and AUDE Chair

Umesh Desai, Director of Estates and Facilities, De Montfort University and AUDE Chair-Elect

11:00 - 12:00 Workshop 13: More Diversity, Better Estates?


In this interactive session, Simon Fanshawe, AUDE conference host, will present the Insight feedback from delegates about diversity at the AUDE conference and then explore the dividends that greater diversity can bring to Estates Departments in a fast changing context of student demand, technology and big data and the re-imagining of learning and research spaces.

Simon Fanshawe OBE,  Co-Founder and Partner, Diversity by Design

12:00 - 14:30: Lunch, optional live cook along, plenary 10, end of conference wrap up and networking 

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12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Break - Networking & Exhibition

Optional for all delegates - live lunchtime cook along with Rachel Green chef, author, TV presenter, demonstrator and food campaigner - 12:00 - 12:40 

Rachel Green has made a name for herself as a passionate ambassador of British produce. Coming from 14 generations of Lincolnshire farmers, Rachel’s message is that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. All you need are the best, locally sourced ingredients you can afford and to treat them with respect. Rachel’s hands on cookery lessons will give you the confidence and inspiration to cook using the finest seasonal ingredients. Rachel’s style is relaxed and informal yet hugely informative. She believes that entertaining and everyday meals should be fun to create and straightforward, especially if you’re pushed for time as many of us are in this modern age. Rachel uses everyday cupboard ingredients that people are likely to have in their homes or are easily available. 

Please see here a shopping list so that you are all covered for when you join us in cooking together Rachel’s Carpaccio of courgette with lemon peas and grilled goats cheese.

Rachel Green, chef, author, tv presenter, demonstrator and food campaigner

Live lunchtime cook along kindly supported by Fusion21 

13:00 - 14:00 Plenary 10: Future Human Behaviour in a Post-Covid World


Now that there is a bright light at the end of the Covid tunnel, it is time to practically envision how we will come out of this crisis (the so-called transition/compensation period) and the world after the pandemic. What do the roaring twenties have in store for us and how to practically think about that post-Covid world? One thing is certain: there will be a different balance between the physical and the virtual. But what is a realistic scenario? And how to start preparing today?

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14:00 - 14:10 End of conference wrap up

Simon Fanshawe OBE, Co-Founder and Partner, Diversity by Design

Jane White, Executive Director, AUDE

Stephen Wells, Director of Estates, Facilities and Commercial Services, University of Surrey

14:10 - 15:00 End of conference networking    


Please note that the session titles and speakers are subject to change.

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