The psychology of leadership: motivation and resilience
19 Jan 2021
For many, the world has become a much scarier place. This, combined with extended periods of home working, have led to well documented and widespread feelings of isolation and anxiety across workers at all levels. That's involved serious challenges around motivation and focus, collaboration with colleagues and productivity. Managers and leaders have, for some time now, been in the unenviable position of trying to...
SPEAKER(S): Jonathan Coppin, Psychotherapist, Moult Coppin Limited | Géza Palocsay, CEO, Adevinta Hungary
CHAIR: Stephen Pierce, Deputy Managing Director & Chief HR Officer, Hitachi Europe
Internal talent: Identifying & developing rising stars
10 Feb 2021
Businesses would be nothing without their people. There has been much discussion about succession planning in businesses at the top level, but with the integration of the new generation of workers, the importance of leadership being able to identify, develop & support rising stars and breeding new talent has increased dramatically. In this session, we will look at the...
SPEAKER(S): Nick White, Head of Junior Talent EMEIA, Fujitsu | Nick Allan, CEO, Control Risks
CHAIR: George Mann, Senior Account Manager, Multiverse
Leading through lockdown: integrity, purpose & governance
18 Feb 2021
In this session we will look at how COVID-19 has changed the way organisations govern and the importance of the board leading with transparency and purpose. The pandemic brought about a whole new way of working, with an increased focus on how we communicate and engage with...
SPEAKER(S): Sir David Behan, Chair, HC-One | Atholl Duncan, Chair, Black Isle Group | Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer, London Stock Exchange
CHAIR: John Dembitz, Portfolio NED & Chairman
Building trust through employee engagement: a Fortnum & Mason case study
18 Mar 2021
Engagement across a business has always been a focus for HR, however, it has now become pivotal for business success. Companies that get their employee strategy right show increased levels of trust at all levels in the business which in turn improves morale, productivity and organisational resilience...
SPEAKER(S): Alexandra Buxton, Culture & Talent Director, Fortnum & Mason
CHAIR: Wendy Cartwright, Advisory Board Chair, Global Diversity Practice and Portfolio NED
Diversity and Inclusion: Working Collaboratively Across The C-Suite
27 Apr 2021
Diversity and Inclusion is now firmly back on the corporate agenda. It is being incorporated into branding narratives, key strategic objectives and departmental KPI’s. Whilst the moral case for D&I is well understood, many organisations have yet to reap the rewards of being a truly inclusive employer. So, how do we...
SPEAKER(S): Rachel Jacobs, Group General Counsel & DEI Champion, Springer Nature Limited | Veronica Van Der Hoeven, Managing Director, People Strategy, MUFG Investor Services | Loraine Martins OBE, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Human Resources, Network Rail
CHAIR: Frank Douglas, CEO, Caerus Executive
Insights from London Business School on leading high performing teams
11 May 2021
The pressure of remote working and increased workloads placed on teams mean that they often spend more time working as disparate individuals rather than exploiting the advantages of working as a collaborative unit. As senior teams are...
SPEAKER(S): Randall Peterson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School
CHAIR: Chris Rowlands, Group Director, Executive Network Group
Tackling Inequality to Unlock Talent
15 Jun 2021
The benefits for companies that have a strong social purpose are well known and include improved employee satisfaction and retention, greater organisational resilience, and stronger financial performance. And as the debate around social inequality, diversity and ESG has matured in recent years, many private...
SPEAKER(S): Rosie Ferguson, CEO, House of St Barnabas | Steph Ahrens, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
CHAIR: Fiona Kempster, Early Talent Director, Multiverse
The Future of Learning: EdTech’s Impact
23 Jun 2021
Academia is expected to go through seismic changes over the next decade as the portability of credentials explodes and EdTech touches every aspect of learning. Will universities be overtaken by brands like BYJU (India), Yuanfudao (China) and VIPKid (China)? Or will the likes...
SPEAKER(S): Roy Hart, Chief Information Officer, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) | Susana Jurado Apruzzese, Head of Open Innovation with Academia, Telefonica | Chris Robinson, Director of Information Systems and Digital Services, Manchester Metropolitan University
CHAIR: Shuvo Saha, Former Director, EMEA Customer Programmes, Google
Intentional Integrity with Rob Chesnut, former GC, Airbnb
07 Jul 2021
Former General Counsel of Airbnb, Robert Chesnut is convinced that companies that do not think seriously about– integrity – a crucial element of corporate culture, are destined to fail. This thought-provoking, interactive experience will..
SPEAKER(S): Rob Chesnut, Former Chief Ethics Officer & General Counsel, Airbnb
CHAIR: Vincent Pringiers, General Counsel, Maxion Wheels
Winmark discussion group: implementing hybrid working models
15 Jul 2021
Most organisations are now finalising their plans for a gradual but permanent return to the workplace. As most employers have committed to support continued remote working, organisations are now grappling with what their ‘hybrid’ working models will...
*This meeting is reserved to members only*
Post-pandemic workforce reskilling and upskilling
14 Sep 2021
The post-pandemic economic and cultural climate combined with the rapid adoption of new technologies has dramatically upended traditional ways of working. For professional development and HR leaders, there is an urgent need to assess the skills and capabilities within their workforce, how they can...
SPEAKER(S): Rebecca Robins, Global Chief Learning and Culture Officer, Interbrand
CHAIR: Donald Taylor, Network Chair, Emerge Education