Caledonia Housing Association (CHA) recently hosted its first in person annual staff conference in four years with a theme of ‘We are the ‘I’ in Caledonia’ featuring a variety of workshops covering communication, mental health, and equality and diversity.
The annual conference, which in previous years had been held virtually or as a hybrid event due to COVID-19, took place at Stirling Court hotel, had 120 people in attendance. The focus for this year’s annual conference was to recognise how each employee contributes to achieving Caledonia’s purpose and delivering positive results for the organisation and CHA’s tenants.
The external speakers included Mike Healy from FACE OFF, who covered the importance of collaboration in the context of employee wellbeing and performance improvement, Dave Scholes from Six Connections, who spoke about the importance of prioritising mental health and guest speakers from Stonewall who discussed how to be inclusive in the workplace.
The keynote speaker was Lauren Duffy, a presenter, producer, and ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association who shared her experience on resilience and how this has helped shape her personal and professional journey.
A short video capturing the conference can be viewed here https://we.tl/t-ey4UaVk9iJ
Julie Cosgrove, CEO, said: “Our annual conference is designed by our people to focus on their priorities, interests and areas that will help them develop and deliver for our tenants. This year’s conference has been a great success as we’ve had the opportunity to engage with so many colleagues in person and focus on the areas that mean most to them. These events are vitally important to help create the working environment where people can be their best and ensure we continue to deliver the best possible outcomes for our tenants and our wider stakeholders.”