Programme & Speakers
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08.15 Registration & Refreshments
Welcome by the chair




Keynote Presentation:

Leading for agility

Driving organisational performance through people

For the last twenty years leadership theory has mainly emphasized the roles and characteristics of top leaders, yet against today’s fast-changing backdrop leadership theory is moving on. If organisations are to be agile enough to survive and thrive, employees need to be engaged and leadership needs to be more widely distributed at all levels, not just at the top. With case study illustrations, this session will address:
  • The nature of 'agile' leadership
  • How to develop engaged workforces and agile leadership at all levels

Linda Holbeche
Visiting Professor , University of Bedford
Director, The Holbeche Partnership
Linda is, quite simply, one of the most impressive HR experts working currently. Her strategic HR expertise, in-depth knowledge, experience, professionalism and great capability make her one of the most respected HR thinkers in the UK. She is an icon in the HR industry.

Keynote Presentation:

Leadership & talent strategies for innovation

  • Building a strategy that reflects who you are as an organisation - and where you want to go
  • Planning for tomorrow's organisations - anticipating and building capability
  • Implementing strategies to foster innovation and develop talent in your organisation
  • Bringing innovation and creativity to life for employees at eBay

Annemie Ress
Senior HR Director, Head of People Innovation, eBay

Annemie joined eBay in 2004 as Human Resources Director for eBay UK. She currently is Senior Director, leading People Innovation globally for the Marketplaces business. During her time at eBay she also lead Skype HR globally and the eBay and PayPal HR team in Europe.

Q & A with audience and keynote speakers
Networking and refreshment break

11.20 Delegates choose one of the following 2 streams

Stream 1

Leadership Development

Stream 2

Talent Management

Stream 3

OD & Change
Networking lunch and refreshment break
14.00 Delegates choose one of the following 2 streams

Stream 4

Talent Planning

Stream 5

Resourcing & Talent Acquisition

Stream 6
Future Leadership

 Networking and refreshment break

Keynote Presentation:

The long term view of talent - the imperative for sustainable business success

  • Why most current talent management strategies are akin to ‘rearranging the deckchairs on the titanic’
  • Considering the implications of a ‘short term elitist’ approach to talent management for tomorrows business
  • Taking a long term approach to talent management – what will the talent of tomorrow look like?

Norman Pickavance
Former HR Director
Norman is an influential, international HR Leader, with a track record delivering business transformation and performance improvement through people, providing a strategic HR perspective and helping Boards navigate complex change. Norman has a real passion for talent and how building thriving environments for people creates a real point of difference.
Chair's closing remarks
17.20 Drinks and networking reception

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