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calendar 18 June

clock 8.30am until 12.00pm


Most employers now recognise that it makes good business sense to provide flexible working opportunities for their staff. Flexible working describes a type of working arrangement that gives some degree of flexibility on how long, where and when employees work.

Over the years, it has become evident that employees want to achieve a better balance between work and home life. A poor balance between an employee’s work commitments and their other responsibilities can lead to stress, high absence and low productivity. Employees who have a better work-life balance often have a greater sense of responsibility, ownership and control of their working life. On the other hand, employers are under constant pressure to meet their employees’ and customers’ needs in a way that enables the business to be as productive as possible. Flexible patterns of work can help to address these pressures by maximising staff productivity and improving customer service.

Flexible working opportunities can benefit everyone: employers, employees and their families. It has been proven that flexible working can help to improve the health and well-being of employee, reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and enhance employee engagement and motivation. If an employer acquires the ability to help an employee in balancing their work and home life, this will be rewarded by increased loyalty and commitment. 

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  Click here for further information.  Applications forms must be received by the Investing in Skills Unit at least 21 calendar days before start date of training.

A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.

For full programme and registration form please click the pdf file below.




0800 – 0830    Welcome and Registration

0830 – 0900    Work-life balance & Workplace Flexibility – a social responsibility of Employers?

0900 – 0930    The legal framework on work-life balance on  work-life balance & workplace flexibility

0930 – 1000    Going beyond the law : good practices on workplace flexibility

1000 – 1030    Workplace Flexibility and employer branding

1030 – 1100    Break and Networking

1100 – 1145    Case Studies

1145 – 1200    Reflections, Evaluation & Concluding Remarks


About the Speaker

Dr. Roberta Lepre was admitted to the bar in 2004, after having spent two years in a leading law firm, during which time she gained experience in general civil and commercial law.

Following that, she joined the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality as Legal Advisor. Between 2008 and 2017 she served as Director of Victim Support Malta, an NGO which provides support to victims of crime. Other past roles include serving as a member of the Guardian for Future Generations, a high level body set up under the Sustainable Development Act, Chairperson of the Platform for Human Rights Organisations in Malta, and member of the Commission on Domestic Violence.

Roberta set up Weave Consulting in 2007, as a boutique firm originally focusing on equality and diversity. Over the years, and following successful completion of various projects, Weave Consulting evolved to offer CSR services, particularly CSR audits to forward thinking companies – the offer being developed on the firm belief that a well implemented CSR strategy produces tangible solutions to a variety of challenges which business must overcome in order to remain competitive.


Tags: WorkLife Balance, flexibility