COVID-19/Coronavirus

The CIPD Festival of Work goes digital. Update: 14 April 2020

The CIPD Festival of work is a chance to immerse yourself in a world of inspiration and discovery – developing you, your people and your business. Even in light of recent events due to Coronavirus, we want to bring that directly to you, so we are now planning to run the festival as a 3-day online event on 10-12 June 2020.

If you have already registered to attend for free or purchased a conference delegate ticket, you have been automatically registered for online attendance and will receive an email with more details on your booking and the virtual festival.

Keep checking back on the website for updates. Sign-up to receive updates on the latest festival developments.

Find out more about the CIPD Festival of Work going digital.

Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson

SpecialityLearning Transformation Specialist, Network Rail

Barbara Thompson is a Learning & Performance Consultant within BP’s Learning Innovation and Technology team.  She specialises in the design and development of online performance support enabling employees to perform, learn and connect.  Barbara creates resources encompassing video, web & responsive apps, animations and portals to cultivate social learning experiences.  What underpins her design philosophy is curiosity, a solution agnostic mind-set and user centered design.

Since transferring to the team in 2009, Barbara has worked on a number of global programmes spanning curricula areas such as leadership development, graduate development, diversity & inclusion, Change leadership and risk management to name a few.

Prior to joining BP, Barbara worked at TMP Worldwide in a fast paced full service digital RPO business.  She cites the variety of roles and organisations, from start-up businesses to household names such as Nationwide Building Society, O2 Telefonica, Computer Sciences Corporation, as key to her creativity since they provided her with different perspectives, challenges and cultures.  Barbara has a deep passion for sports and is interested in correlation of athletic competition/teamwork/coaching with corporate learning and development.  

You can find her on Twitter as @CaribThompson.

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