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MADWorld 2021 Roundtables Spotlight: Going Global & Engaging The Hard To Reach

One of the things that attendees love about MADWorld is that it’s a real melting pot for ideas and inspiration. The silos that sometimes exist within organisations, make it difficult to get buy-in across the board. But there are no silos at MADWorld. The Summit attracts attendees with a range of job titles and it’s a great opportunity to get different perspectives.

The roundtables have always been a popular feature of the MADWorld event. They give attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into specific topics and share knowledge in real-time with like-minded peers from an array of different sectors.

Delegates who register for the main event can sign up for the two roundtables they would like to attend when they arrive at the Summit. Spaces are allocated on a first come basis. This year, we’ve expanded this section of the event, with 20 roundtables to make it easier to network, share ideas and experiences.

Full details are here and this is a sneak peek of two of the roundtables:

Going global with a local approach to mental health and wellbeing

If you’re a global business and wondering how to extend your mental health plan so that it is culturally aware and builds momentum, this round table is for you.

While the pandemic has globalised us and given us opportunity to connect on deeper levels, it’s also brought up the question of creating a mental health culture on a global scale. With many people responsible for parts of the wellbeing agenda, a variety of budgets and priorities as well as different starting points in different countries, this discussion will give tips and ideas for navigating global change.

Join this roundtable to:

  • Understand how to develop a mission statement that inspires energy and enthusiasm and empowers people within their parameters to create change from within
  • Find out how to create and manage an international network of Champions that creates a sense of belonging and builds momentum for your mental health agenda
  • Discuss the cultural and silo challenge of globalising your mental health mission

This roundtable will be facilitated by Mental Health Consultant, Therapist, Coach, Podcast Host Petra Velzeboer and Andrew Wells, Senior Associate & Chair of Mental Health Champions SteerCom West (UK, US & EMEA), Herbert Smith Freehills

Reaching hard to engage audiences. What’s an appropriate role for employers in enforcing preventative Duty of Care when it comes to Mental Health and Wellbeing?

Taking a preventative approach to wellbeing pays dividends both for individuals and for organisations. But many are struggling to create the culture change that’s needed, typically due to lack of engagement. Join this roundtable to:

  • Share ideas around what works when it comes to engaging employees with a preventative approach to wellbeing
  • Explore how you get even the most reluctant leaders on board given the important role leaders play in creating this type of lasting culture change

This roundtable will be facilitated by Dr Amanda McNamee, Senior Mental Fitness Scientist, Fika Mental Fitness – who are Gold Sponsors of this year’s MADWorld Summit.

The MAD World Summit is on Thursday 21st October, in-person at 133 Houndsditch in Central London. The Summit is the go-to event for employers who want to Make A Difference to workplace culture, mental health and wellbeing. For more information visit the event agenda or to book visit the booking page.