CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018 Programme

Join our host of experts: explore the full two-day agenda and speaker line-up

Technology and the Future of Work sponsored by:

Organisation Development & Business Effectiveness sponsored by:

12:00 – 13:00

A1 | ACE Talk 

The Skills of Effective HR Leaders – developing contextual and systemic thinking

Speaker:

Prof Arturo Bris, Professor of Finance and Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center

Location: Auditorium

A2 | Case Study 

Leading large-scale structural transformation to maximise efficiencies

Speakers:

Michael Kerr, Vice President and Chief HR Officer, Aston Martin
Stuart Henderson, Group Director of HR and OD, Together Housing Group

Location: Exchange Hall

A3 | Case Study 

Using technology to recruit the right talent for your organisation to succeed

Speakers:

Simon Halkyard, Talent Acquisition Partner, Shop Direct
Rebecca Martin-Cortez, Head of Resourcing, Travis Perkins

Location: Charter 3

A4 | Case Study 

Creating a culture of self-directed learning for continuous skill development

Speakers:

Jane Hubbard, Director of HR, Chester Zoo
Hannelie Meintjies, Director, Learning and Development, EMEA, Sykes Enterprises

Location: Exchange 8-10

A5 | Ethical Debate 

Bullying and harassment in the workplace ‐ what would you do?

Speakers:

Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, ACAS
Kate Griffiths Lambeth, Group Director of Human Resources, Charles Stanley
Inji Duducu, People Director – Reward and Employee Services, Morrisons

Location: Charter 1

A6 | World Cafe 
SOLD OUT

Different approaches to creating a truly inclusive workplace

Speakers:

Lesley Babb, Head of Pay, Reward and Diversity, Intellectual Property Office
Steven Cox, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, Fujitsu Global

Location: Charter 2

A7 | Sprint Session  ⓘ
SOLD OUT

Applying design thinking and agile methodology to HR

Speakers:

Perry Timms, Chief Energy Officer, PTHR
Kim Atherton, Chief People Officer, OVO Energy

Location: Exchange 11

Day 1
07 Nov 2018
13:00 : 14:15

Lunch and networking

14:15 – 15:15

B1 | ACE Talk  

Why organisational development is the strategic future of HR

Speaker:

Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, Academic OD Practitioner and Author of ‘Organization Development: A Practitioner’s Guide for OD and HR’

Location: Exchange Hall

B2 | Case Study 

Reducing bias in recruitment and selection to increase diversity and inclusion

Speakers:

Alun Soper, Head of Recruitment Projects and Operations, Capgemini UK
Gill Thomas, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Royal Academy of Engineering

Location: Exchange 8-10

B3 | Case Study  

Moving from annual appraisals to a culture of high-performance

Speakers:

Sarah Barnes, HR Director, Bauer Media
Liz Jeffrey, HR Director, Sony Music
Teresa Kotlicka, Director People Development, Sony Music

Location: Auditorium

B4 | Panel Discussion 

The future of skills and employment – identifying the needs of your workforce

Speakers:

Steve Barratt, Director of Capability & Talent Entry, BT Group
Nathan Martin, Director of Global Thought Leadership, Pearson
Debbie Alder, HR Director General, Department of Work and Pension
Rajeeb Dey, Founder and CEO, Learnerbly

Location: Charter 1

Workshops
14:15 – 17:00

W1 | Workshop  ⓘ
SOLD OUT

Developing purposeful leaders through a four-fold strategy

Speaker:

Clive Wilson, Director, Primeast

Location: Charter 2

W2 | Workshop 
SOLD OUT

Developing analytical skills and data literacy in HR

Speaker:

Sam Hill, Managing Consultant and Founder, Workforce Dimensions

Location: Exchange 11

W3 | Workshop  ⓘ
SOLD OUT

Employment law update: the practical impact for all HR professionals

Speakers:

Andrew Willis, Head of Legal and Advisory, Croner
Paul Holcroft, Associate Director and Solicitor, Croner

Location: Charter 3

16:00 – 17:00

C1 | ACE Talk  

Back to Human – creating connections in the age of isolation

Speaker:

Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling Author, Partner, and Research Director at Future Workplace

Location: Exchange 8-10

C2 | Case Study 

Creating a holistic wellbeing strategy to boost productivity and engagement

Speaker:

Judith Grant, Associate Director Health and Wellbeing, Mace Group
Sean Oates, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, Cornwall Council
Robert Ley, Senior Safety Officer, Cornwall Council

Location: Exchange Hall

C3 | Case Study 

Influencing the business through data – metrics, reporting and storytelling

Speakers:

John Taylor, Insight & Analytics Functional Manager, Centrica
Edward Houghton, Senior Research Advisor, CIPD
Jonathan Ferrar, Founder & CEO, Ochre Rock Ltd

Location: Auditorium

C4 | Panel Discussion 

Creating an ethical culture as a recipe for success – how transparent should HR be?

Speakers:

Shakil Butt, Honorary Treasurer, CIPD
Rebekah Ayres, Director, People and Organisation Development, HM Revenue and Customs
Martyn Dicker, Director, People & Learning, The Prince’s Trust

Location: Charter 1