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The need for change and evolution in the HR sector is greater than ever. In a post Brexit, volatile and fast changing world, values and norms, society and the economy are in a constant state of flux.  Never has it been more important for Human Resources professionals to stay ahead of events and steer their companies through the upheaval. The need to show you have purpose, to be agile and employee-centric are now prerequisites for good businesses.  This conference aims to discuss the issues of the day and provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to succeed.

So, join us at The Four Seasons Hotel on Park Lane in London on 23rd November to equip yourself for the challenges ahead.

More speakers and conference sessions will be announced over the coming weeks. For further information please contact Hilary Fenwick. 

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The Human Resouces Forum qualifies for CPD credits. All delegate attendees will receive a CPD certificate after the event.

For further information on CPD accreditation please visit : http://www.cpduk.co.uk

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If you would like to participate in the programme or recommend any speakers or topics please email Hilary Fenwick or call on +44 (0) 20 8487 2244
  • Optimising & transforming human performance: Learn how to operate through understanding the mind

    Professor Steve Peters: Consultant Psychiatrist & Performance Coach for Elite Sport

    In this keynote address Professor Steve Peters will explore and present:

    • Insightful understanding of what makes people optimise performance.
    • Skill-based acquisition to get the best out of yourself and others.
    • Principles of managing thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
    • Team and individual functioning.
    • Practical points to reflect on and utilise.

    Professor Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in Elite Sport, the Corporate world, Education and Health. His current and past involvements cover over twenty Olympic, Paralympic and non-Olympic Sports, including Sky ProCycling, British Cycling, Liverpool Football Club, England Football, England Rugby, World Championship Snooker, British Swimming and Great Britain Taekwondo.

    His career began with teaching Mathematics and then moved on to Medicine. He has worked in the clinical field of Psychiatry for the past twenty years, including Clinical Director of the Mental Health Services at Bassetlaw Trust, culminating in working at Rampton Secure Hospital. Steve has been with Sheffield University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer since 1994 and is a Professor in the Department of Medical Education. He has an MD and also holds degrees in Mathematics, Medicine and Medical Education (Masters Degree) and postgraduate qualifications in Sports Medicine, Education and Psychiatry.

    He is a member of the Royal College and is on the College Membership Panel for setting examinations. He is a member of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Panel for UK Sport and an expert witness to WADA (World Anti-doping Agency). He is author of the bestselling personal development book ‘The Chimp Paradox’. His specialist interest is in the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life.


  • Closing keynote interview with Laura Kenny (née Trott)

    Chaired by Steve Peters, Performance Coach for Elite Sport, Consultant Psychiatrist, Author of ‘The Chimp Paradox’

    Most successful female track cyclist in Olympic history.

    Laura Kenny CBE is a professional track and road cyclist, who specialises is the omnium, team pursuit and scratch race disciplines.

    Laura races for British Cycling and the professional cycling tea...


Industry session
Industry session
  • Optimising & transforming human performance.

    Professor Steve Peters, Consultant Psychiatrist & Performance Coach for Elite Sport.
    In this interactive workshop, Professor Steve Peters will expand upon his opening address on how to operate by understanding the mind. He will provide further examples of, and a greater insight into, optimising personal performance, how to get the best out of yourself and others and how to understand human behaviour.

  • HR with Purpose: Future Models of HR - How to deliver the capabilities needed to achieve outstanding strategic success.

    Professor William Scott-Jackson, Oxford Strategic Consulting and James Baker, Global Head of Executive Search, Jaguar Land Rover

    The recent in-depth study “HR with Purpose: Future Models of HR”, for Henley Business School, included interviews with CEOs and strategic leaders as well as renowned HR practitioners and ‘gurus’ worldwide. This identified a key strategic purpose required by all organisa...


  • People Analytics: more of the same or a real game changer?

    Richard Gregory, Director of HR Operations & Organisational Effectiveness

    People analytics is transforming the HR profession, providing the opportunity to deliver human capital insights which will really add value to the business. HR needs to support intangible knowledge with data, and draw the insights that will help us make more informed and effective decisions.


  • Deloitte’s transformational approach to performance management

    Anila DeHart, Global Performance Experience Lead, Deloitte Global Talent

    This case-study will illustrate the following: 

    The case for change: An overview of the market, talent and internal evidence supporting the need to transform our performance experience

    The design: Our new performance experience is a significant departure from traditional m...


  • Supporting leaders to achieve employee engagement: the power of perception, perspective and relationship dynamics.

    Emma J. Bell, Author, Employment Lawyer, Facilitator, Coach

    HR professionals who understand how to coach leaders in motivating and engaging employees are highly valued. In this session, we will look at what motivates employees and how to coach leaders to shift perspective in dealing with performance, disciplinary or engagement issues so as to get the b...


  • From inadequate to outstanding! A case study analysis of an award-winning culture transformation journey.

    Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

    Jackie joined University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay following serious quality failures in clinical care in a number of areas, namely Maternity services.  These failures resulted in avoidable harm and unnecessary deaths.

    In this case study, Jackie will share how she embedded signif...


  • The skills shortage and how to address it: some practical steps for HR professionals.

    Steve Davies, Head of Education, the Institute of Economic Affairs

    In the aftermath of Brexit, UK labour markets and HR departments are likely to face some serious challenges – not least a serious skills shortage.

    In many ways, this is simply a case of the end of free movement making clear something that has been around for a very long time &nda...


  • Building resilience in times of change.

    Ian Kaye, Director, andpartnership Chris Davies, Head of Reward, Regulation and People Systems, Aldermore Bank

    Change may be the only constant, but that doesn't mean people have endless energy and heart for it.  All too often, organisational change initiatives (can't you just hear the sighs when you hear that phrase!) lead to deepening levels of fatigue, cynicism and mistrust - all at a time when ...


Discussion Groups
Discussion Groups
  • Employee engagement which drives organisational success

    Ian Barrow, Client Services Director, Karian and Box

    Employee engagement is a priority for most businesses and their senior executives - having high performing, engaged employees is essential for growth, survival and customer satisfaction. There is a wealth of research that demonstrates that a highly engaged workforce drives a number of factors ...


  • The apprenticeship levy 6 months in: How are you getting on? What have we learned?

    Garrie Owens, Manager of Apprenticeships Development, Pearson TQ.

    This problem-solving peer-to peer discussion group is for experienced apprenticeship delivering employers as well as those looking to enter apprenticeship delivery for the first time.

    The single biggest shake-up in post 16 education in a generation: six months after the launch of the a...


Case study
Case study
  • Engaging the multi-generational workforce.

    Kerri Ann O’Neill, Group Head of Organisational Insight, Aviva Ghassan Karian, Founding Partner, Karian and Box.

    A shift is under way in the workplace and sometime in the next few years, Millennials, the generation of workers born after 1981, will pass baby boomers as the largest segment of the workforce.

    Having employees of different ages working side by side is nothing new, but the focus on gen...


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