Join Rebecca Birs, Head of Resourcing, Talent & Inclusion at Government Digital Service (GDS), Andrew Platt Higgins, Employment Proposition & Strategic Communications Expert at PeopleStory and James Dalton Head of Learning & Engagement at PeopleStory who will be proving some really practical and actionable ideas on leading and embedding change to shape your future people story.

What to expect

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future’.

Never have the words of JFK been more pertinent – and in this practical, thought-provoking webinar we’ll discuss how you can engage, enable and empower yourself, your team and your business by leading, communicating and involving your people on your journey ahead.

In this open panel discussion, we’ll cover:

  • Is your working culture and employment brand promise what you thought it was?
  • How do you engage, enable and empower your people to live the company purpose (especially if many of them are working remotely)?
  • How do you communicate these changes, through your internal comms and external narrative – inclusively and persuasively?
  • How do you deliver a consistent positive employee experience as we move forward?
  • And how do you embed the necessary change so that it sticks?

We’ll work through all this – and more – with our highly experienced panel.

The session will run for 60 minutes, including time for Q&A with our speakers.


Rebecca Birs - GDS

Rebecca Birs – Head of Resourcing, Talent & Inclusion at Government Digital Service (GDS)

Rebecca manages a 16-strong team at GDS (part of the Cabinet Office). Her role includes recruiting across the DDaT profession, managing talent,  driving D&I initiatives – all-in-all recruiting and retaining a diverse pool of the brightest and best talent. Rebecca has a real passion for driving improvement measurably and inclusively.

Andrew Platt-Higgins –  Employment Proposition & Strategic Communications Expert at PeopleStory

Andrew is an acknowledged expert in communicating with people about the work they do and the work they want to do. He has put employees at the heart of corporate reputation and created advantage in talent markets for organisations in many different sectors worldwide, most recently completing major EVP projects for British Airways, Carlsberg and the Co-op. 

Andrew Platt Higgins
Jame Dalton

 James Dalton – Head of Learning & Engagement at PeopleStory

A pioneer of the 3E methodology, James has worked with organisations in all sectors to engage, enable and empower through their people. An NLP-qualified neuroscientist and ex-Group Head of Resourcing & Employee Engagement at First Group plc, James focuses on ‘The Why’ of work – and how organisations can truly connect and deeply engage with everyone in their enterprise, for better performance and the good of all.