Portsmouth Group and Wessex Branch
Registration, refreshments and networking from 2.00 pm, with a 2.30 pm start. Cream tea and refreshments also provided between 3.30 pm and 4.15 pm, offering further opportunities for networking.
Portsmouth CIPD Group and Wessex CIPD Branch are proud to be hosting this prestigious event that is open to everyone across the four local Groups that together form the Branch.
CIPD Chief Executive Peter Cheese and Prof Robert Ingram will present an engaging and informative afternoon event that will deliver insights, the results of latest research and thoughts regarding the future of HR and challenges ahead.
The first half of the session will be led by Professor Robert Ingram. Robert will examine the results and analysis of his up to the minute research on the key global HR issues of the moment. His research with Human Resource Directors in a wide variety of global organisations and sectors covers a range of issues and challenges, highlighting where HR might need to focus their skills and attention. What are the top priority people challenges and opportunities in your organisation/sector? What qualities do HR professionals need today in order to make an exceptional impact on the business? What does it take for a Human Resource Director to be a successful member of a business leadership team? These are some of the questions Robert will be exploring.
After a short refreshment break, the second half of the session takes the form of a presentation by CIPD Chief Executive Peter Cheese, followed by a question and answer session. Peter will take the opportunity to share some insight and observations which are current and of interest to those within the HR profession and wider business community.
After presenting, Peter will answer questions from you as the audience. Please submit your questions for Peter as part of the booking process for this event. This is a unique chance to hear the views of the leader of our Professional Body about the topical issues that matter to you.
Peter Cheese is Chief Executive of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, Peter was Chairman of the Institute for Leadership and Management and a member of the Council of City & Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture, holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm's human capital and organisation consulting practice.
Peter writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, and the broader issues of leadership, culture, people and skills. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Professor Robert Ingram is currently a visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth Business School and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD. He is an independent HR and leadership specialist who has worked for a number of international organisations at HR Vice-President level, including Capgemini and IBM. In this capacity he works closely with international clients to help them build strong leadership capability and a high-performing workforce.
Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
Is there parking at the venue?
Ample free parking is available at the venue but accessible only from Locksway Road via Furze Lane.
What refreshments will be on offer?
Afternoon tea will be provided between the two presentations (3.30 pm - 4.15 pm) with further opportunities for networking.
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CIPD Wessex Branch
Amongst the core aims of the Wessex Branch is to fully engage with our nearly 5,000 Wessex CIPD members and local organisations in order to promote best practice in HR and training.
We look to offer support and development opportunities to all members at every level, give assistance with CPD and help upgrading, and through our Group network support local educational establishments and students across the Branch as a whole.
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