Developing Line Managers Conference and Workshop: 2-day programme

Join our host of experts at the conference on Day 1, the workshop on Day 2, or explore in full over both days.

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Day 1
08 May 2019
Day 2
09 May 2019
09:00 - 09:30

Registration and morning coffee

Chair’s opening remarks

Join Andy Lancaster (Head of L&D Content, CIPD) who will introduce the key themes of the conference.  
Andy Lancaster, CIPD123
Andy Lancaster, CIPD

Developing a community of managers to maximise in-house talent

People are unique, and so are the needs of your organisation. By building a community of experts in-house, your line manager development strategy will have a personal touch and a lasting impact. Join this session to tap into existing expertise at minimal cost by: discovering the three main pillars of...
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Gordon Lynn, Facebook123
Gordon Lynn, Facebook

Creating new progression paths as an alternative to line management

People management is often the only available path for career progression. Yet, not everyone wants to manage people or to build the skills to be an effective manager. Creating different progression paths for technical expertise and for line management has proven to be an effective way to ensure a pipeline...
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Dawn Percival, Wellcome Sanger Institute123
Dawn Percival, Wellcome Sanger Institute
11:00 - 11:30

Morning networking and coffee break

Developing agile managers who can effortlessly adapt to change

Line managers need to react to rapid changes in the workplace and lead their teams through shifting times. Yet, many organisations don’t provide the necessary training to ensure that line managers can motivate and support their teams during uncertainty. This session will focus on how HR and L&D teams can...
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Sarah Allen, AXA UK123
Sarah Allen, AXA UK
Gary Cloke, Vanquis Bank123
Gary Cloke, Vanquis Bank

Effective tools to identify managerial competencies

Understanding the characteristics of your people is a fundamental aspect of identifying new potential managers in your organisation. But what are the most effective tools to recognise an individual’s strengths and weaknesses? This panel discussion will examine the possible link between personality traits and managerial competencies, and whether tools such...
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Dr. Dilum Jirasinghe, Vodafone123
Dr. Dilum Jirasinghe, Vodafone
Sukhvinder Pabial, the Association of Business Psychology123
Sukhvinder Pabial, the Association of Business Psychology
Ian Williams, British Council123
Ian Williams, British Council
13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Devolving transactional HR tasks to line managers to focus on strategic HR duties

Managers are on the front line of organisations and the first point of contact for their team members. They are therefore best placed to take on many of the transactional HR tasks that will enable people teams to focus on more strategic priorities. How can we effectively cascade these tasks...
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Fatou Okafor, Resideo123
Fatou Okafor, Resideo

Investing in the next generation of line managers

Frequently, new line managers aren’t provided with training and support before stepping into the new role – which makes it difficult for them to succeed in engaging and motivating their new teams. In this case study session, you will hear a practical example of how to best train up new...
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Emma Evans, St John Ambulance123
Emma Evans, St John Ambulance
Steven Hargreaves, St John Ambulance123
Steven Hargreaves, St John Ambulance
15:00 - 15:20

Networking afternoon tea

Demonstrating the impact of your line manager development strategy

When we try to measure the outcomes of our management development programmes, we often try to measure the unmeasurable. How can we do this effectively and prove the value of our development to get buy-in from learners and business leaders? Join this panel of experts as they discuss different approaches...
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Russell Deathridge, Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna123
Russell Deathridge, Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna
Deborah McKenzie, Public Health England123
Deborah McKenzie, Public Health England
Mike Williams, Byron123
Mike Williams, Byron
Lesley Sommerville, Oxford University Press123
Lesley Sommerville, Oxford University Press

Supporting managers to promote well-being through coaching and mentoring skills

Recent CIPD research has revealed that line managers who recognise the importance of well-being are more likely to report positive outcomes for their teams. How can we ensure that line managers are equipped with coaching and mentoring skills to support the well-being of their teams? This session will feature a...
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Guy Buckland, Osborne Clarke123
Guy Buckland, Osborne Clarke

Chair’s closing remarks

Hear Andy Lancaster (Head of L&D Content, CIPD) summarise the learnings of the conference.  
Andy Lancaster, CIPD123
Andy Lancaster, CIPD

Building a successful line manager development programme from scratch

Building a successful line manager development programme from scratch. Line managers play a crucial role in driving the success of their teams and therefore have a significant impact on the bottom line of your organisation. The pressures of a changing environment require teams to maintain productivity, standards and quality, despite tighter...
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Laurell Hector, McManus HRD123
Laurell Hector, McManus HRD