MSL group are holding a summit for their clients in London on 4th July, and Katie is speaking at this event on the role of meaningful work in employee engagement and retention. Click here for a link to a video of the seminar.

The third international Symposium on Meaningful Work is being held in Amsterdam, 14-15 June 2018, organised by the VU Centre for Meaningful Work, and following previous very successful events in Oxford and Auckland. Katie is presenting two papers with colleagues Adrian Madden and Marjo Lips-Wiersma.

Jelf Group are hosting an event on employment issues for clients at the Imperial War Museum, London, on 18th April, and Katie will be doing a talk on why meaningful work matters. She is also doing a talk for their Manchester based clients on 21st June.

Jelf Group are holding an employment seminar for clients in Cardiff on 6th March and Katie is talking about meaningful work.

The Northamptonshire Branch of the CIPD Annual Conference – The Future of Work  takes place in Northampton on 6th February 2018. Katie is presenting on the future ethical challenges facing organisations as they strive to provide meaningful work for their employees.

The annual Meaning conference takes place again in Brighton on 16th November 2017.

Mini-Conference JVB Special Issue: Calling and Careers, Amsterdam, 13-14 October 2017

Human Relations 70th Anniversary Workshop, London, 10th October: together with Dr Amanda Shantz of Trinity College Dublin, Katie is presenting a talk on how research on purposeful leadership can influence practice.

Employee Experience Conference, London, 25-27 September, London

Katie is running a round-table workshop at the conference, focusing on the line manager’s role in creating and sustaining meaningful work.

Taster workshop on meaningful work, London, 21 September

Michelle and Katie are running a taster workshop on meaningful work in London for senior HR professionals. Places are strictly limited. If you would like to attend please contact Katie:

Or sign up via Eventbrite here

CIPD Sussex Branch Conference, The Future of Work is Here, Horsham, 14 September

On 14th September, Katie is speaking on ‘The Future of Work is Ethical’ at the CIPD Sussex Branch conference. She will be discussing the findings of her recent research on Purposeful and Ethical Leadership, which is due to be published by the CIPD in June.

Marjo Lips-Wiersma at the University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is delighted to welcome Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma who will be presenting on Meaningful Work at the University on Tuesday, 12th September at 1.00pm. If you would like to attend please contact Katie.

International Meaning Conference, Roehampton, 30 June – 2 July

Katie is leading a workshop on how to create a working environment that fosters meaningfulness.

Jelf Group, Bristol, 29th June 2017

Katie is presenting on meaningful work at a seminar for Jelf Group clients at Bristol.

Meaningfulness or Mournfulness of Work?

Natasha Slutskaya and Katie Bailey are organising an academic workshop focusing on critical perspectives on meaningful work at Goodenough College, London, 21st June.

University of Sussex, 12th June 2017

Katie is presenting on meaningful work at the annual University Library Staff conference.

British Academy of Management HRM Special Interest Group Conference, 7th June 2017

Invited keynote address on the impact of uncertainty on HRM.

BAM HRM SIG Conference

Royal Holloway, London ‘New Frontiers in the Management of Work’ Conference, 6th June 2017

Invited speaker on meaningful work.

Man Bites Dog, Brighton, 3rd April 2017

Together with Michelle Brailsford, Katie is running a workshop on how to help employees find meaning in their work for senior staff and managers at the award-winning Brighton-based B2B agency.

Man Bites Dog

Jelf Group/Marsh, London, 23rd March 2017

Katie is presenting to Marsh’s client group at their Tower Bridge offices.

CIPD Surrey and North Hampshire Branch Presentation, Guildford, 1st February 2017

Katie is presenting on meaningful work to the Surrey branch of the CIPD in February.

CIPD Surrey and North Hants

Centre for Research on Management and Employment, Brighton University, Christmas Lecture 14th December

Katie has been invited to present the Christmas Lecture for CROME at Brighton University. The talk is entitled ‘What is Meaningful Work and How do We Find it?’.


Institute for Employment Studies Workshop Meaningfulness at Work, London, 13th December

Katie is presenting at the IES workshop on meaningfulness in London.

IES Workshop

2nd Symposium on Meaningful Work, AUT New Zealand, Auckland, 1-2 December 2016

Katie is co-organiser of the 2nd Symposium on Meaningful Work in Auckland 1-2 December 2016, together with Marjo Lips-Wiersma (AUT, main organiser), Adrian Madden (University of Greenwich), Ruth Yeoman and Marc Thomson (Oxford University), and Neal Chalofsky (George Washington University). Katie is presenting the keynote address at the conference, ‘A Crisis of Meaning?’ and is also presenting a paper written together with Adrian Madden on the importance of recognition in meaningful work.

The symposium is the second in a series that started last year with an event at Oxford University.

AUT New Zealand Symposium

Meaning Conference Workshop November 2016

Katie ran a workshop on Meaningful Work at the 2016 Meaning conference held in Brighton on 17th November 2016

Meaning Conference

At the workshop, delegates were introduced to the five surprising attributes of meaningful work, and the seven deadly sins committed by employers that destroy meaningful work. Together, the delegates worked on designing the features of a Meaningful Work Ecosystem that would foster an environment where employees could find meaning in their work.