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Stream three |Powering people
Developing the workforce of the future

How does the skillset of the future workforce need to evolve? What changes to the learning environment and L&D strategy need to be implemented in order to best develop and upskill people?

Day one
15th June 2021
Day two
16th June 2021
Day three
17th June 2021
9:00 am - 9:30 am

CIPD opening - setting the scene for the new era of good work

Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
9:45 am - 10:30 am

Responsible business - what's its new meaning in practice?

Alex Edmans
Professor of Finance; Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG), London Business School

- how the purpose of business is evolving in light of current global challenges
- ensuring considerations of social and environmental impact are balanced against those of financial gain
- overcoming the real-life trade-offs and dilemmas that hold many companies back

10:45 am - 11:30 am

Lessons from 2020 - how does the skill set of our workforces need to change?

Cheryl Allen
Head of Culture & Transformation, Atos
Laurell Hector
Laurell Hector
Managing Director, McManus HRD
Patrick Hull
VP HR Future of Work, Unilever

- what skills are needed to adapt to rapidly changing conditions?
- effectively matching people to new roles and activities
- reskilling and upskilling the workforce to deliver new business models

11:45 am - 12:40 pm

Being part of the next generation of revolutionising leaders - How to steer with a global impact

Allyson Stewart-Allen
Associate Fellow, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and Author of Working with Americans

- why leaders need corporate diplomacy skills now in the 'new normal'
- the costs of ignorance: examples of leaders losing international influence
- how to build global mindsets in your leaders and wider organisation

11:45 am - 12:40 pm

Agility and adaptability – nurturing the leaders of our future

David Villa-Clarke BEM, MBA

- What qualities will the next generation of revolutionising leaders have?
- What businesses, HR and L&D can do to promote social mobility and develop young leaders
- How do we facilitate equal opportunities for aspiring leaders?

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

People analytics that empower learning impact

Tracey Smith
President, Numerical Insight
Trish Uhl
Digital & Data to Develop Talent & Human Capital, Owl's Ledge LLC

- using L&D data to identify development areas and close the skills gap
- applying L&D data to measure how your people learn best
- using analytics to create more effective training programmes

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Life in a Hybrid Working Model: the best of both worlds for people and technology

Carl Benedikt Frey
Director, Future of Work, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

- how the past year of forced remote working has broken down traditional working barriers for the better
- what developments in technology will become synonymous with the new era of work?
- what skills do humans need to work alongside technology in order to enhance the quality of working life?

10:30 am - 11:15 am

The learning team of the future - essential skills and responsibilities

Bata Davidovic
Group Head of Executive Learning, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
Kenny Temowo
Global Head of Leadership Development and Learning, Improbable
Josie Bailey
Josie Bailey
Leadership Development Lead, AND Digital

- what will the adaptable skillset of the future L&D team look like in practice?
- how can we upskill ourselves to prepare for the new era of working life?
- should we be prioritising developing digital skills and our ability to train others remotely?

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

The Board Level Conversation: what will corporate governance look like in our new economic landscape?

Berna Öztinaz
Chief Human Resources Officer, Genel Energy PLC
Steven Cooper
Group CEO of C.Hoare & Co
Sandra Wallace
Partner and Joint Managing Director UK and Europe, and titled 'Champion of the Year' at the Social Mobility Awards 2020

- seizing the opportunity to make ethnic diversity and inclusion principles a priority
- digitalisation and brand: rethinking how your business is perceived online
- navigating the impact of Brexit on talent and business partnerships

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Learning technology saved the day - now to embed the digital revolution in learning practice

Donald Clark
Donald Clark
CEO, WildFire Learning
Jenny McCulloch
Head of Learning Experience Design, BBC Academy

- what the pandemic and forced remote working taught us about learning technology
- the benefits of digitalised learning practice and how to create one
- what the future of learning will look like

Fighting fit - the legacy of a pandemic in relation to mental health and wellbeing

Prerana Issar
Chief People Officer, NHS
Prof. Diana Kloss MBE
Hon President, Council for Work and Health
Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina
Author of Homo Distractus

- how has the pandemic changed the way we think about and handle wellbeing and mental health in the workplace?
- what are the new considerations for workplace design that can best meet our post-covid health needs?
- what are the best methods for managing work related psychosocial and mental health risks?

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Building talent bridges - the skills and employability of young people

Sam Geis
People Director, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

- the benefits of targetting younger generations with appealing apprenticeship and graduate schemes
- understanding what fresh skills young people have to offer your organisation
- enabling and facilitating a multi-generational L&D culture

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

The L&D renaissance - redesigning your learning strategy post-pandemic

Nynne Spuur Westh
Nynne Spuur Westh
Learning Marketing Lead, Novo Nordisk
Derek Mitchell
Data Lead, Digital Learning, Novo Nordisk
Sara Burgess
Sara Burgess
Global Senior Learning and Development Manager, AllSaints

- recognising where the pandemic has highlighted necessary changes to learning strategies
- what will the next trends in learning design be?
- where should our learning strategy priorities lie?

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Preserving purpose in the chaos - the unfaltering importance of meaning and purpose at work

Professor Brian Cox CBE, OBE, FRS
Professor of Particle Physics, The School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester

- why people increasingly want to work for businesses that are making a genuinely positive impact on the world and environment
- how the pandemic has emphasised the importance of supporting the planet, communities and giving back
- how can you find purpose in what you do at an individual level?

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing remarks: Bringing it altogether – Implementing good work and responsible business to build our working world back better

Peter Cheese
Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD