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NITDF6: Managers Behaving Badly


NITDF6: Managers Behaving Badly

65% of employees say they’d take a new manager over a pay rise; that shocking stat comes from research conducted by Officevibe. The Northern Ireland Talent Development & Retention Forum was set up to get right to the heart of matters exactly like this – the sort of stuff no-one is going to make you pay attention to but if you choose to, you’ll be better off for it. We're therefore delighted to bring you our sixth #NITDF event in less than 18 months themed 'Managers Behaving Badly'.

Most of us have had or at least know someone who has had a manager that made their life a misery. Badly behaving managers can and do permeate every level of management in a company. We know they have a big impact on our employees’ career experience, we know they have a big impact on the evolution and success of our company, we know they have a big impact on our ability to attract and retain top talent - yet talk of a badly behaving manager is still a taboo subject in many companies.

We don’t want a jobseeker to tell us they left their last job because they didn’t like their boss, but yet we know managers can behave badly. When a problem exists within a team, we performance manage the underachieving individuals rather than looking at the surrounding circumstances that may be influencing their engagement levels and output.

But are these managers fundamentally bad people? Or is their behaviour the product of a positive underlying intent in which they themselves seek to find ways to cope with their work?

At this event we’ll explore:

What leads to someone being perceived a bad boss?

How can we encourage a manager to self-reflect?

How can we help them to evolve into an engaging leader?

How should we identify then develop future leaders?

How can we help both managers and employees when they’re struggling with their mental health?

We’ll be hearing from Aileen McAvoy (Organisational Effectiveness Business Partner, Danske Bank), Mark Gawley (Development Manager, Capita – BBC Audience Services), Shauna Collins (HR Director, Catalyst Inc.), Inspire Wellbeing, Colin Lauder (Management Consultant & former MD of Parity Professionals) and Craig Thompson (Founding Director, Vibrant Talent Development) at the event along with plenty of encouragement for audience participation.

Please submit any questions you have on this topic when booking your ticket and we’ll make sure to put the most pressing ones to our panellists on the day.


Please note the event will be held in Catalyst Inc's Fintech Hub in Danske Bank on Monday 28th January from 08:00 - 10:30am. As the event starts at 08:00 and the bank will not yet have opened, entrance will be through the side door on Howard Street. 


***As per previous events there will be a cap on ticket numbers as we want these events to be big enough to be impactful but small enough to be useful, build a community, get to know and help each other. We therefore advise early booking and look forward to seeing you there***

 The Northern Ireland Talent Development & Retention Forum (#NITDF) is brought to you by Vibrant Talent Development. It serves as an opportunity for NI business professionals to network, learn from each other and problem solve together so we can attract, develop and retain top talent in our businesses. 

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