Seizing the opportunity: reinventing HR to create a responsible working world

The disruption which the pandemic has caused to work, society and the economy has created a unique opportunity for us to recast all three into a new, better mould. Above all, there is a widespread acceptance that the quality of working lives can be radically improved – and the people profession will have a pivotal role in how this is defined.

Discover how to use this window of opportunity to boost responsible business – by optimising the new world of hybrid working, making a step change in engagement and inclusion and gearing up for transformational change. These themes underpin the three conference streams:

Stream one

The people profession as
hybrid and flexible working pioneers:

mastering new ways of managing people, business and culture

Stream two

The people profession as inclusion
and engagement promoters:

prioritising inclusion, wellbeing and employee experience

Stream three

The people profession as
strategic planners:

applying skills, transformation,
data and OD

Conference speakers include:

Be inspired by leading practitioners and experts with extraordinary stories from within the people profession and beyond.

Aneela McKenna

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Scottish Parliament

Bernadette Thompson OBE

Deputy Director for Inclusion, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement in the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)
Bola Ogundeji

Bola Ogundeji

Deputy Director of Workforce and OD, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
David Lammy

David Lammy

Labour MP and Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary

Emma Codd

Global Inclusion Leader, Deloitte

Katie O’Connor

Director, Global Regulatory Affairs and Disability Workstream Lead, Pfizer
Laura Pettitt

Laura Pettitt

Learning and Leadership Development, the LEGO® Group
Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton

Professor of Management Practice, London Business School and Leader of the Future of Work Research Consortium

Paul Deemer

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers

Sandra Kerr

Race Equality Director, Business in the Community

Why attend?

  • Be inspired by speakers with extraordinary stories from within the people profession and beyond - and nothing beats the experience of being there in the room to hear them.
  • Hear from leading HR practitioners and experts in their field, who will share insights into the biggest challenges facing organisations today, so you can enhance your own strategies.
  • Enjoy a wide range of session formats, including workshops, roundtables and interviews, that draw out unique insights you won’t hear anywhere else.
  • All conference and Insights sessions will be available to view on-demand via the online event platform for 90 days, meaning you can catch up on what you missed around your schedule - any time, any place.* (*Subject to speakers’ permission.)
  • Build your network at this leading event where the most influential people come together to generate new ideas and share experiences. Nothing beats meeting face-to-face to build strong relationships.
  • Get ahead and quickly get a feel of innovative products and services first-hand, all in one place - saving you hours of research back in the office. Including HR technology, L&D, reward and benefits, and much more.
  • Relax and celebrate the fantastic work of the people profession over the past year at the party.

A range of session formats to keep you energised and engaged


ACE talks

Panel discussions

Case studies

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