Programme

2018 Programme

8:35 am
9:20 am
9:25 am

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

As the world changes, there is one constant truth: only those who adapt can survive. Agility, and a willingness to innovate, are not just useful extras, but central to growth.

The great institutions and successful individuals are adaptive for a simple reason: they realise that in a complex world, they don’t already have all the answers. They are therefore not threatened by information about their weaknesses. Indeed, they actively look for them.

Growth mindset is the psychological ingredient that underpins such organisations. People in this mindset see success as dynamic in nature. They are less worried about what they know now than about how quickly they can learn. Precisely because of this perspective, they look for new information, update their assumptions, and are not afraid of their mistakes.

The right psychology is the starting point for all the other things – agility, adaptability, innovation, continuous improvement – that are so important to our future. We need to get away from self-justification and status quo bias – and change the world.

Using compelling examples from healthcare, aviation, business, education, sport and the criminal justice system, Matthew Syed will highlight how to implement a growth culture and the difference that that can have on performance – both at an individual level and at an organisational level.

Matthew Syed, Leading Expert and Author in the field of High Performance and Cultural Change- Matthew Syed Consulting
9:55 am

Creating an Agile Workforce - Ensuring your Workforce is Future Fit

Hear from our Executive Panel as they discuss how the L&D team can embed a culture of Agile Learning? Unpacking how organisations are transforming the learning philosophy and culture – to adapt to this changing landscape and create an environment that promotes learning for life.

Chris Jones, Director of Learning and Development- BAM Construction UK Ltd Emily O’Mahony, Head of Learning and Development- Securitas Security Services Gordon Kermode, Director Global Leadership Development - HRD Summit Chair- Kellogg's Carol Derbyshire, Head of Learning & Development- Johnston Press
10:25 am

Building your Learning Digitisation Journey to Drive Performance

As the leading recruitment agency in the UK, REED needed to ensure employees could access learning at the point of need. So how did they digitise employee learning to improve agility and boost performance across the organisation?

Roger Mason, Head of Learning & Development at REED, will share their digital journey. He will walk us through the key challenges and opportunities REED faced when digitising and centralising their talent management practices.

You’ll gain insights into:

  • Tips and techniques for driving adoption of talent management technology
  • Strategies for leveraging peer-to-peer recognition to drive performance
  • How REED modernised the top-down training delivery approach to deliver a more relevant, targeted learning experience
Roger Mason, Head of Learning & Development- Reed Specialist Recruitment
11:00 am
11:40 am

Corporate-Based Mindfulness Clinics

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L&D Tech Village

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12:00 pm

Curating a Learning Proposition to Deliver Future Capabilities

To ensure long-term sustainability it is imperative to adopt new and holistic ways of learning. This session will explore how to build a global, efficient, and effective learning proposition that aligns to the overall business strategy. Lisa Blewitt, Head of Centrica Group Academies will share how Centrica curated a fit for purpose Learning Function that is geared to maximise efficiencies and deliver on the future capabilities the organisation needs to perform. How did they bring an organisation who has 50,000 globally together on this transformational journey?

Lisa Blewitt, Head of Centrica Group Academies- Centrica
12:30 pm

Who Ate my Job? Strategies to Cope in the Age of Extreme Disruption

The tech giant GAFA companies are consuming more markets; AI is marching into an ever-expanding range of areas of work; and change is occurring at a pace beyond our historical ability to cope. Just how bad will it get? What should we as individuals and leaders in companies do to deal with the unprecedented pace and degree of change? Mark O’Donoghue, CEO of AVADO Learning will share some thoughts about the critical role of learning and therefore L&D in the gathering storm, with concrete actions to help individuals and organisations shape a response.

Mark O’Donoghue, CEO- Avado
1:00 pm

Shedding the Skin of Traditional L&D Delivery: Developing Blended Learning to meet Learning Needs of a Multigenerational and Multi-site Workforce

It is widely acknowledged that the days of workshop delivery of learning are limited, or are they? The need for flexibility in learning approaches does continue to grow, but with a diverse workforce, how do you move the mindset of the organisation into a blended learning approach? How do you ensure your blending learning approach offers a menu of learning opportunities, provides training in formats that employees can engage with and in a way that is relevant to them?

Chris Parkinson, Head of Learning, Development & Engagement- TSB
1:30 pm

Lunch

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L&D Tech Village

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1:40 pm
2:15 pm

The Neuroscience of Making L&D Stick

Stephen Klemich, founder of Heartstyles, will share over 30 years’ experience in facilitating L&D and culture development programmes that stick … that transform people, enrich culture and drive performance. The art of L&D programmes that stick is understanding the neuroscience that sits behind making learning educational, experiential and engaging. Stephen will share a proven character development formula that underpins effective L&D work, which participants adapt to their professional and personal lives, equipping them to be their best self. Bringing one’s best self to the workplace can change the world!

Stephen Klemich, CEO & Founder- Heartstyles
2:50 pm

Re-aligning Performance Management to Drive True Business Performance

Danfoss are re-engineering tomorrow through driving solid, long-term and sustainable business performance. In 2009, after the appointment of a new CEO and Leadership team Danfoss embarked on a journey to change the culture and create transparency in the value chain.

Hear how Danfoss re-invented their global performance management process to align to the business strategy and create a culture of accountability, transparency and sustainable growth. This session will demonstrate how you can simplify the process to improve not just financial measurements but also engagement, retention and capabilities.

Bojana Zupanic, Head of Succession- Danfoss Kent Frederiksen, Head of Total Rewards- Danfoss
3:20 pm
4:00 pm

Corporate-Based Mindfulness Clinics

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Escape Room

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L&D Tech Village

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4:30 pm

Thought Exchange - Learning Agility: When Change is the New Norm

Roger Brownlie, Learning Programs & Design Lead- Google Find out more

Thought Exchange - Future of Performance Management

Sam Dawes, Head of Learning & Development/ HR Business Partner- Whistl Find out more

Thought Exchange - Taking a Digital Approach to L&D

Catherine Cape, Director - Head of Learning Resources- Deutsche Bank Find out more

Thought Exchange - How do we Improve Knowledge Retention to Maximise our Talent’s Capabilities?

Iain Harvey, Relationship Manager- Mercuri Find out more
4:30 pm

Thought Exchange - Developing your Leaders

Pauline Bennett, Learning & Engagement Director EMEA & APAC- Deckers Brands Find out more

Thought Exchange - The Role of L&D in Developing an Organisation that is Fit for the Future

Wendy Pickford, Director, Education & Learning (UK)- AstraZeneca Find out more

Thought Exchange - Moving at the Speed of Disruption: Building a Culture for Digital Success

James Elias, Chief Marketing Officer- Avado Find out more
4:30 pm

Thought Exchange - Embedding a Global Learning Framework

Gordon Kermode, Director Global Leadership Development - HRD Summit Chair- Kellogg's Find out more

Thought Exchange - Less than 1/3 of Organisations have the Leaders they Need

Jasper Mann, Business Development Manager- ILM Find out more

Thought Exchange: How does Current Performance link to Potential, if indeed it does at all?

Robert Houghton, Head of Learning and Development- Barhale Find out more
5:20 pm

Engaging Workforce Cultures

There has never been a time when attracting, engaging and retaining great people has been more important. The key to achieving success in these areas is having the right culture. Ultimately, cultures determine the success of the organisation. They either enable or inhibit the achievement of our goals. Cultures should be a vibrant community of people who love what they do, who they do it with and who they do it for. And, of course, cultures are made up of people. The question is: what influences people to engage? What causes them to engage with the mission, vision and values of the organisation? What causes them to engage in the production of great work on its behalf? In this presentation we’ll give you the three keys to Engaging Workforce Cultures and achieving organisational success.

Kevin Ames, Author and Director- O.C. Tanner
5:50 pm

The Talent Delusion: How the War for Talent turned into the War on Talent

How has the War for Talent turned to The War on Talent? The reality is we are much worse than assessing our own talent and our competitor’s talent than we think. In this dynamic, insightful and quick-fire presentation Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology, author, and CEO of Hogan Assessments will uncover why data, NOT intuition, is the key to unlocking human potential.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Professor of Business Psychology, Author and CEO- Hogan Assessments
6:05 pm

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

Sam McNeill, Chief Story Teller & UK & Europe General Manager- Song Division
6:15 pm
6:25 pm

Drinks Reception

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

7:30 am
8:00 am

Breakfast Briefing: Humanising Leadership in a Digital World

Angus Ridgeway, CEO & Co-Founder- Potentialife Find out more

Breakfast Briefing: Evolving Purpose in your Organisations

Graham Abbey, Managing Director- Bridge Partnership Find out more
8:45 am
9:00 am

HR's Essential Role In The New World Of Work

We all know the world of work has changed. People work in teams, we leverage technology like never before, and organizations are asking people to move faster, become closer to customers, and reskill themselves on a regular basis. And of course robots, AI, and virtual reality have arrived, changing almost every job before our eyes.

What is HR’s role in all of this?  In this presentation, Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte, will present the five mandates for HR organizations in the coming years. He will explain how we can best provide value to our companies, leveraing the focus of the “individual in charge,” the growth in citizenship and need for engagement, and the relentless impact of digital technology in business.

Josh Bersin, Leading Global Trends Expert, Principal and Founder- Bersin by Deloitte
9:30 am

A Fireside Chat with Josh Bersin

Hosted by Workday, Richard Doherty, Senior Director EMEA will moderate an interactive discussion with our Opening Keynote Speaker, Josh Bersin. Richard and Josh will explore the role that technology is taking today in transforming HR and look at some of the practical steps you should consider on your transformation journey.

Josh Bersin, Leading Global Trends Expert, Principal and Founder- Bersin by Deloitte Richard Doherty, Senior Director, EMA- Workday
10:00 am

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

Sam McNeill, Chief Story Teller & UK & Europe General Manager- Song Division
10:05 am

Rising like a Pheonix

2/3 of business transformation is known to fail.  When facing such times of uncertainty, all too often Companies start to look for potential savings and stop investment in non-essential activities – and we typically see L&D taking a big hit.

Having been through a significant transformation, HomeServe bucked this trend and began a journey in their leadership framework.  The result – a true transformation of a Company that went from an industry record breaking fine to being awarded for Engagement, Customer Services and a lesson to help others through such times.

Rebecca Edwards, Head of Talent Development- HomeServe
10:35 am

AI, Habits, and their Application for Change

Artificial Intelligence is cited as the next big shift in the way your employee’s work and learn. It has been considered the next magic bullet; how to solve the age old challenge of why learning fails to deliver corporate results. In this session, hear from Angus McCarey, CEO at Hive Learning on the importance of putting AI and contextual experience at the forefront of your learning strategy. You’ll learn why it’s never been easier to learn yet harder than ever to change, and how AI will deliver an experience of ‘everyday’ learning that delivers a real change in behaviours.

Angus McCarey, Chief Executive- HIVE Learning
11:05 am
11:45 am

Corporate-Based Mindfulness Clinics

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12:05 pm

Coaching for Empowerment

The future of learning is at the heart of the business strategy – it is not just an initiative but a vital part of your organisational vision. At the Willmott Dixon Construction, the ‘Coaching for Empowerment’ blended learning programme was created to help colleagues align themselves with a new business strategy and to support the culture and behavioural change required. Sarah Packman, Group Learning and Development Lead will share how they used a ‘black box thinking approach (inspired by Matthew Syed) to move away from traditional ‘command and control’ and towards an empowered culture.

Sarah Packman, Group Learning & Development Lead- Willmott Dixon
12:35 pm

Understanding the Apprenticeship Levy in Practice

Karen Bailey, Head of Competence Development- Volvo Group UK Limited Adam Plastow, Head of Apprenticeships- Volvo Group UK Limited Find out more

Co-Lab: Driving Transformation from Within … (Part 1/2)

Matt Sims, Managing Director- HATCH Find out more
1:05 pm

Lunch

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1:50 pm

Creating a Culture of Self-led Learning

Employees must constantly learn and adapt to the workplace and the constant changing external forces that drive it. With the fast pace of the business world often outrunning the speed of L&D delivery, supporting individuals to take the driving seat for their own learning requires a change in mindset across both the learning and development function and the workforce itself.

The ability to engage the workforce globally to take a proactive approach to their learning and development is a challenge facing all L&D teams. How can the function ensure that it can support individuals empowerment to personalise their L&D and create a culture of employee empowerment?

Tim Munden, Chief Learning Officer- Unilever
2:25 pm

Nokia Outbreak – A New Way to Engage and Learn for Leaders and Teams

Joel Casse, Global Head of Leadership Development- Nokia Find out more

Co-Lab: Driving Transformation from Within … (Part 2/2)

Matt Sims, Managing Director- HATCH Find out more
3:45 pm

The Mind of the Leader

How do you become a truly people-centric organisation? The solution lies in the mind of the leader. Global leader in Mindful Leadership, Rasmus Hougaard together with Harvard Business Review, has done two years of research to explore what mental qualities make for great leadership in the 21st century. He has surveyed 35,000 leaders and interviewed more than 200 CEO’s and C-suite leaders of Microsoft, Google, Cisco, McKinsey, Lego and more. This practical and inspiring session will change how you lead yourself and your people and to transform your organisation.

Rasmus Hougaard, Global Leader in Mindful Leadership- Potential Project
4:15 pm

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

Sam McNeill, Chief Story Teller & UK & Europe General Manager- Song Division
4:25 pm

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