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Event: Speak to the human 2024

Belonging and connection: How do organisations create meaningful engagement for their people?

6th June 2024 Møller Institute, Cambridge

‘Speak to the human 2024’ will explore the theme of belonging and connection at work. 

Teams and organisations thrive when they unite a group of humans around shared purpose and values. We do our best work when we feel connected, engaged, and motivated. When we can be ourselves as well as playing our part in something bigger.  When we belong.

It’s hard to build cohesion in a rapidly changing environment. Organisations are grappling with a range of issues that challenge connection and belonging; remote working, the anticipated impacts of AI, portfolio careers and mercurial Gen Z-ers!

How do you help individuals engage with business strategy? How do you create connections between colleagues, and motivation behind a shared purpose? And how do you foster that sense of belonging that leads the humans in your organisation to feel “this matters to me”?

This years key themes

At Speak to the Human 2024, we’ll be exploring:

  • Why belonging and human connection is fundamental to organisational success.
  • How we develop cultures, communications and stories that foster belonging.
  • What it means to be human as AI advances upon the workplace.
  • How we balance human connection with the benefits of flexible and hybrid working.
  • Why inclusive thinking builds cohesion and improves performance.

And, as ever, we’ll be exploring how to translate these ideas into meaningful strategic and operational practice.

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Collage of photos from Speak to the human event 2023

About the event

Full agenda and speaker information coming soon!

Registration will be from 8:30am, sessions from 9am, and the day will wrap up at 5pm.

We are building on very successful and vibrant events in the last two years. The 2024 event will again be a thought-provoking day combining big ideas, peer insights and sharing activities for an audience of business leaders and managers who are interested in thinking about effective internal communication/learning/employee engagement and managing change within organisations. 

For 2024, we will again have an invited audience of around 90 people, with plenty of time and space for questions, peer discussion and networking.


Speakers and agenda


Cath BishopWe are excited to be joined by Dr Cath Bishop as this year's keynote speaker. Cath is a triple Olympian, former British diplomat, leadership and culture coach and teaches on Executive Education leadership programmes at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. 

Cath works with leaders across sport, business and education to develop high performing teams, resilient and inclusive environments and sustainable performance cultures where people can thrive and do their best work.  Her approach is one that both challenges and supports leaders to think differently, to trust and to adopt a human-centred approach.




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Who is the event for?

  • Leaders and practitioners working in L&D, internal comms, HR, and any other business areas where there is a need to engage employees.
  • This will be relevant across sectors and for different types of organisations.

Drop us a note with any questions!... hello@acteoncommunication.com


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