Choose from 4 stages of free learning at the CIPD Festival of Work 2019

Free learning opportunities across 4 exhibition stages – plan your visit now

In addition to the 75+ sessions on the main stages, the CIPD is running free learning events throughout the festival. View the CIPD stand presentation timetable and ‘Let’s talk: inclusion’ work-shop series for more information.

Free learning programme

Future of Work Stage

9:45-10:15 

The future of HR in a data driven world

The world of work is changing, but how can HR strategically use data and analytics to drive better workforce decisions, and shape the future workplace?

Sponsored and delivered by Experian

HR Technology Stage

10:00-10:30

The state of pay

How do today’s employees feel about how they’re paid – in terms of amount, frequency, transparency, etc.? We worked with Hanover research to survey 4,000 employees in North America, Australia and the UK to find out.

Sponsored and delivered by Ceridian

Learning and Development Stage

10:15-10:45

The evolution of 70:20:10

In this session, we share insights gathered from L&D practitioners working in leading organisations about how they are getting to grips with 70:20:10 and reveals some interesting findings about whether the rhetoric of 70:20:10 lives up to the reality.

Sponsored and delivered by GoodPractice

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

10:30-11:00

Minds over machines: technology designed to listen to your people

How can we marry technology and psychology to nurture your culture and build a team that delivers your vision? The greatest opportunity for technology is to facilitate communication and in business, we’re always looking for where that communication can be real-time, useable feedback. We’ll be walking you through research, development and design of our free platform, from concept to reality. 

Sponsored and delivered by Investors in People

Future of Work Stage

10:30-11:00

Success is Simply Human. Well-being in the workplace: are you asking the right questions?

Inspired by Brené Brown’s book on vulnerability, we look at what authenticity, connections and courage really mean in the modern workplace, and why well-being should not be considered as the latest HR ‘trend’. How can technology enable better, albeit more difficult, conversations in the workplace? Finally, with over 1400 ‘Chief Happiness Officers’ on LinkedIn, we look at why this role is vital to an organisation, and what it takes to become one.

Future of Work stage sponsored and session delivered by delaware

HR Technology Stage

10:45-11:15

Delivering ‘wow’ now: digital transformation without capital expenditure – how is that possible?

Robotics, AI, IoT: technology that could take HR into the future. Let’s explore how you can take steps towards digital transformation and deliver results now, without lengthy and costly change projects.

Sponsored and delivered by Datagraphic

Learning and Development Stage

11:00-11:30

Relationship intelligence and the future of teams

How Relationship Intelligence boosts team productivity and employee engagement. Introducing the 5 C’s of engaged and productive teams – Collaboration, Communication, Conflict Management, Coaching Conversations and Connected Culture
We will demonstrate how our unique combination of award-winning assessments and cloud-based technology can help your organisation achieve real ‘Results through Relationships’.

Sponsored and delivered by Core Strengths

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

11:15-11:45

Ditching annual appraisals? Mapping a clear path forward

Performance management has changed forever. Organisations are increasingly ditching traditional appraisals for more ‘human’ and effective models. This session explores the fears, concerns and confusion that still exist – and presents clear answers and guidance on the future of performance development.

Sponsored and delivered by Clear Review

Future of Work Stage

11:15-11:45

How emotion impacts performance and business results

Emotions are everywhere. Yet in business are they rarely encouraged or spoken about. We will be exploring the power of encouraging ALL emotions to enable high performance and business results.

Sponsored and delivered by Rising Vibe Ltd

HR Technology Stage

11:30-12:00

How do you know it’s a good test?

Join this session to learn the secrets of developing valid and reliable assessments that provide learning professionals, managers and leaders with actionable, defensible results for informed decision-making.

Sponsored and delivered by Questionmark Computing LTD

Learning and Development Stage

11:45-12:15

Risks and benefits of artificial intelligence in the workplace

In this session, we will outline where and how AI is being applied in the workplace, covering a series of applications and tools now used for workplace decision-making in human resources

Sponsored and delivered by University of Leicester

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

12:00-12:30

 An ever changing recruitment market. What’s changed & how to stay ahead of the game.

In an increasingly candidate-led market, ensuring your recruitment strategy is delivering the best returns for your organisation can be tricky. We explore how you can navigate the changes and stay ahead of the competition.

Talent, skills and capabilities stage sponsored and session delivered by People Management Jobs

Future of Work Stage

12:00-12:30

Why AI is HR’s greatest opportunity

Discover the great potential of AI with an interactive session featuring the Top Employers Institute and two of the UK’s leading technology companies.

Sponsored and delivered by Top Employers Institute

HR Technology Stage

 

12:15-12:45

Connecting employee engagement & performance in the modern workplace

In this session, Foundation SP share their journey of uniting values and culture, alongside high performance and business results.

Sponsored and delivered by Foundation SP

Learning and Development Stage

12:30-13:00

Empowering cognitive diversity with technology

Science now enables us to understand diversity of thought and technology provides the practical tools to maximise its potential. With this power, we can take an individualised approach to every interaction and make learning more memorable, improve collaboration and drive performance. Join us to find out how.

Sponsored and delivered by Emergentics

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

12:45-13:15

How to develop leaders to become truly collaborative

Organisations want more collaboration, but find it hard to do.
This session highlights how leaders may undermine real collaborative endeavour and what is needed to change that dynamic

Sponsored and delivered by Roffey Park Institute

Future of Work Stage

CIPD showcase logo

12:45-13:15

Good work: sounds great, but what does it mean

It’s an increasingly used term but what does Good Work mean for you and your organisation?
Hear from a panel of experts on CIPD’s perspective and Good Work champions putting it into
practice.

Delivered by CIPD

HR Technology Stage

13:00-13:30

How HR digitalisation can deliver improved engagement, compliance and productivity

Employees expect streamlined, effortless digital experiences in their personal life, and at work. We look at how HR Digitalisation can deliver this, and lead to better employee experience improved productivity, and a more strategic and analytical role for HR.

Sponsored and delivered by PeopleDoc

Learning and Development Stage

13:15-13:45

The evolution of leadership development: the future is here

Explore how to increase learning, application and engagement whilst decreasing classroom time.
Discover how to achieve better results by using highly facilitated digital learning journeys.
Make use of collaborative work-based assignments which demonstrate great ROI. 

Sponsored and delivered by Ashorne Hill

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

13:30-14:00

Creating quality apprenticeships to meet the needs of employers

City & Guilds and ILM, joined by employers will discuss the growing understanding among businesses and policymakers that apprenticeships are vital for supporting Britain’s economy and how we can embed a quality apprenticeship framework to ensure we have the skilled workforce needed now and in the future.

Sponsored and delivered by City & Guilds and ILM

Future of Work Stage

13:30-14:00

Hiring & AI : enjoy the best, forget the rest

How psychometry and the science of dating (applied to the office) can help you foster performance and diversity in the workplace, using 100% non biased AI

Delivered by AssessFirst

HR Technology Stage

CIPD showcase logo

13:45-14:15

The robots are coming, are you ready?

Robots aren’t taking over our jobs just yet, but automation is already augmenting many roles. Hear how employers are using automation and AI in practice and what role HR is playing.

Delivered by CIPD

Learning and Development Stage

14:00-14:30

2019: the breakout year for L&D

LinkedIn Learning will share insights and case studies on how the world’s leading organisations have used online learning to up-skill and re-skill, as well as best practices on how to create a winning learning strategy and drive engagement through managers.

Sponsored and delivered by LinkedIn Learning

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

14:15-14:45

Talent insights: The Co-op and Turning Point

People are critical to the long term survival of the business, and organisations need a constant evolution of talent to adapt to ever-changing markets. Hear how two very different organisations have recruited individuals that reflect the diversity of the communities that they serve.

Sponsored and delivered by Oracle

Future of Work Stage

14:15-14:45

Making Work Easy

Every day, managers and employees face workforce management challenges before, during, and after ‘the work’. Join us to learn how our advanced solutions can help create value for your organisation.

Sponsored and delivered by Workforce Software

HR Technology Stage

14:30-15:00

From zero to ROI: measuring HR’s digital success

What are the standards for measuring digital business transformation in HR? We share essential criteria that can determine the success of HR digitisation.

Sponsored and delivered by XCD

Learning and Development Stage

CIPD showcase logo

14:45-15:15

The smartphone: a source of workplace distraction or development?

Mobile phones in the workplace can be seen as a distraction, a tool just to make calls, but now they transform lives. Find out 10 ways your mobile phone can facilitate professional development.

Delivered by CIPD

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

15:00-15:30

Creating a successful e-recruitment strategy: a practical guide to succeed

Recruitment technology is an enabler and should fit your requirements, wants and needs, but it is the readiness of an organisation, team skills and capabilities that determine a successful recruitment strategy implementation.

Delivered by Eploy

Future of Work Stage

15:00-15:30

Executive presence: projecting the X factor in leadership

Great communicators are made not born. The X Factor in leadership is an essential skill to inspire others to take action. Learn to project confidence, demonstrate gravitas and lead change as a confident and compelling leader.

Delivered by Pinnacle Performance Company

HR Technology Stage

15:15-15:45

Building your workforce of the future, today: using AI and machine learning

Learn how your organisation can exploit next-generation HR and workforce technologies to drive positive transformation for your employees, customers and business now.

Delivered by Kronos

Learning and Development Stage

15:30-16:00

AI & learning: the truth behind the trend

Artificial intelligence. We all talk about it being the next big L&D innovation, but how can we best use it to have a measurable impact on behaviour and performance in the workplace?

Sponsored and delivered by Learning Pool

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

CIPD showcase logo

15:45-16:15

What are the core capabilities we will all need in a digital future?

No-one knows what the jobs of the future look like but most people have an idea of the core skills we’ll increasingly need. Join an interactive session to learn and share what you think the essential skills of the future are.

Delivered by CIPD

Future of Work Stage

15:45-16:15

How to work better, not harder, with digital well-being

Stanley Louw, Head of Digital and Innovation at Avanade UK&I will talk about the double-edged sword of technology, and the ways in which HR and IT can work together to achieve Digital Wellbeing in your organisation.

Sponsored and delivered by Avanade

HR Technology Stage

16:00-16:30

Build your own HR chatbot in 30 minutes – LIVE!

Live build of an HR FAQ chatbot from start to finish in 30 minutes! Realise, it’s not complex and your existing HR team has the capabilities to do it!

Delivered by Avantus

Learning and Development Stage

16:15-16:45

‘HR for Bees’ – listen, learn, predict and plan

Hear how the World Bee Project are ‘listening’ to honey bees – analysing acoustic data captured
inside the smart hives, including the movement of bees’ wings and feet. Data is allowing researchers
to monitor bee colonies, with the aim of detecting patterns and predicting behaviours.

Sponsored and delivered by Oracle

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage

 

16:30-17:00

Aiming for awesome: adventures in candidate experience

A whistle-stop ride through the candidate experience from research/application through to onboarding. Showing some of the most innovative and easy to implement techniques to deliver a truly awesome candidate experience, and be in the chance of winning a brand new inflatable canoe!

Delivered by EasyWeb Group

Future of Work Stage

 

16:30-17:00

Welcome to memory lane… and here’s the future!

Join us as we host an exhibition of workplace technological ‘artefacts’ from years gone by, before revealing the pièce de résistance – what we can expect to be using in 25 years’ time!

Delivered by Cascade HR

HR Technology Stage

16:45 – 17:15

Alexa, Where are my candidates?

A demonstration of voice enabled technology to enable and empower businesses to find and recruit the right candidates quicker and easier than ever before.

Delivered by TribePad

Learning and Development Stage

 

17:00-17:30

Speed networking: join the conversation

A fast and fun way to make new connections and network with other professionals, come join in, places are on a first come first served basis, we look forward to seeing you there.

 

Talent, Skills and Capabilities Stage