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The CIPD Festival of Work - updated 27 March 2020

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Stream five | Learning and Development Strategy

A strong learning and development strategy is key to enable our people to succeed in their roles and grow within our organisations. An effective learning and development strategy will enable positive learning cultures within organisations where everyone is empowered to take ownership and self-direct their own development. How can we create an L&D strategy that enables people and organisations to grow? How do we develop the skills required to drive a culture of learning and high-performance?

Day One | Stream Five
10th June 2020
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Olympia London

Building good businesses – developing resilient workforces to thrive in uncertainty

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Simon_Anholt
Professor Simon Anholt
Founder, The Good Country Index and Independent Policy Advisor

The opening keynote will explore the most recent global macroeconomic and macro-political trends, their implications for businesses and how focusing on good work will enable organisations and their employees build resilience and succeed.

Leading good work in practice – translating the theory to proactively drive business growth

Christina Marriott
Christina Marriott
CEO, Royal Society for Public Health
Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Andy Briggs
Andy Briggs
Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Group
Helena Morrissey
Dame Helena Morrissey
CEO of Newton Investment Management, a founder of the 30% Club
Simon_Anholt
Professor Simon Anholt
Founder, The Good Country Index and Independent Policy Advisor

• Identifying what good work and good people practices look like and the skills we need to develop to embed it within our organisations
• Focusing on job quality, fairness and long-term skills development to drive business growth and societal well-being
• Increasing organisational productivity and output while driving brand reputation, employee and customer loyalty

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the festival floor

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Olympia London

Coaching for resilience – cultivating effective coaching skills to enable a culture of support and development

Jeremy Snape
Jeremy Snape
Founder and Managing Director, Sporting Edge

• Equipping people with effective coaching skills to enable helpful conversations at every level of your organisation
• Designing effective internal coaching, mentoring and reverse-mentoring schemes to leverage your in-house talent and expertise
• Bridging the generational skills gap by enabling intergenerational knowledge share and support on the job

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Olympia London

Lunch

Boosting learner engagement – developing a powerful L&D brand and tailoring your offer to better engage your learners

Mel Green
Research Adviser, CIPD
Lorna Murphy
National Training Manager, Brighterkind
Antony Smith
Head of Learning, Culture and Development, Brighterkind (Winner at the CIPD People Management Awards)
Liam Burditt
Liam Burditt
Group Head of Learning and Development, Greene King
Nick Coley
Head of Learning and Development, Evans Cycles
Gail Hatfield
People and Resources Director, Energy Systems Catapult
Joyce Dodd
Joyce Dodd
Director, Learning and Development, Publicis Groupe

• Leveraging data and consulting skills to identify your learners’ needs and develop a bespoke offer that meets your audience’s objective
• Devising new strategies to make learning more user-friendly and accessible to fit it within people’s busy work schedules
• Increase buy-in and participation in your learning initiatives to make the most of your investment and add value to the business

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Olympia London

Explore the festival floor

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia London

The effective learning professional – honing your own skills as a future-fit learning leader to make a real difference

David Frost
Group Organisational Development Director, Total Produce
Simon Ashton
Head of Learning and Development at Phoenix Leaders:

• Developing your performance consulting skills to identify the real learning needs of your organisation and drive good decisions
• Enhancing your credibility, presence and gravitas to be able to influence stakeholders and get investment in your initiatives
• Keeping abreast of the latest development in learning while leveraging professional communities to build a support network

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Explore the festival floor

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Olympia London

The learning organisation – creating a culture of self-directed learning to drive adaptability and innovation

John Amaechi OBE
Organisational Psychologist, Director of the UK’s largest NHS Trust, and former NBA Player

Taking inspiration from the good and bad lessons learnt from real organisations, this keynote will focus on why an agile learning culture is essential for business survival and how we can facilitate a culture of learning that will create an effective knowledge-transfer ecosystem, inspire people to take ownership of their own learning and become more agile and creative.

Day Two | Stream Five
11th June 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Olympia London

Humans versus automation? Upskilling people to succeed in an AI-driven world

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Hannah Fry
Dr Hannah Fry
Associate Professor Mathematics of Cities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

So how do we embrace AI and automation as an opportunity? How do we empower and upskill people to recognise its benefits? This keynote will explore the practical impact of automation on the world of work, and how we can harmoniously integrate people and technology in the workplace.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore the festival floor

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia London

Understanding the learning and creative brain – how psychology and cognitive neuroscience can boost learning outcomes

Joydeep Bhattacharya
Joydeep Bhattacharya
Professor of Psychology and Director of Research, Department of Psychology, Goldsmith University of London

• Exploring the latest psychological and cognitive neuroscientific research to dispel the common misconceptions about learning and creativity
• Providing novel insights into the designing and evolution of learning to build a more effective learning process
• Analysing the link between learning and creativity as the key to boost employee performance

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Olympia London

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Olympia London

Quantifying the impact of learning – leveraging data to measure and communicate the effectiveness of your learning

Mary Connaughton
Director, CIPD Ireland
Yvonne Garricks
Yvonne Garricks
Head of Talent Development (UK and Middle East), Dentons
David Harding
David Harding
Head of Learning and Development, Steer

• Partnering with the business to demonstrate value and contribution
• Impact vs return-on-investment – quantifying the effectiveness of our learning initiatives and the application of new knowledge on the job
• Maximising the potential of your L&D budget by identifying the most appropriate and impactful learning resources and formats

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Olympia London

Explore the festival floor

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Olympia London

The science of high-performance – nurturing inspirational managers to boost outcomes while fostering engagement

Geraldine Cunningham
Associate Director of Culture Change, Barts Health NHS Trust
Paul Aldrich
Global Head of People and Performance and Marketing, Pemberton Asset Management

• learning from from psychology to tailor management styles to different people needs while encouraging positive cultures and ways of working
• equipping line managers with the knowledge and capabilities to reduce stress and recognise mental health issues in their people
• embedding a culture of openness and continuous feedback conversations to ensure continuous growth and increased impact

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the festival floor

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia London

The power of inclusion - overcoming the barriers of a world designed for men

Mary Connaughton
Director, CIPD Ireland
Caroline Criado-Perez
Caroline Criado-Perez OBE
British Feminist, Activist and Journalist

This keynote will explore how organisations can successfully re-design jobs and workplaces to welcome and better cater for all diversity – to create a clear and contagious organisational culture and ensure that we make the most of all our talent while building a better society.