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Agility: just another buzzword or a key opportunity?

CIPD Coventry and Warwickshire Branch

Thursday, 2 November 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

Agility: just another buzzword or a key opportunity?

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Member (free) 2 Nov 2017 Free £0.00
Non-Member 2 Nov 2017 £12.00 £0.00
Committee member (free) 2 Nov 2017 Free £0.00
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Event Details

The session comprises of four main sections:

  • Firstly, a definition of ‘Agility’ and its context to Lean principles
  • Secondly, examples of successful application of agile methodology
  • Thirdly, how can both ‘lean’ and ‘agile’ methods be adopted in an organisation, and as a key enabler to cultural change
  • Finally, an exploration of the behavioural implications for individuals and teams.

Guest Speakers 

Bernard Baxter has substantial consulting experience focused on Business Strategy and Transformation. Operating with client staff at all levels, he has delivered outstanding results. Primarily working in the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors, engagements have utilised his key skills and expertise in Business Planning, Programme Management, Lean Manufacturing Strategy, IT Strategy, Facility Design & Re-structuring, Organisation Design, New Product Development & Introduction and Inventory Management.

He has led many successful change programmes to clients in the aerospace & defence, rail, automotive, consumer products and telecom sectors. His work has recently included the delivery of a Change Programme involving both ‘Lean’ and ‘Agile’ methodology within the High Output Track Renewals organisation in the rail sector. Bernard has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to establish himself in new industry sectors and assist clients to achieve sustanable performance improvement.

Karen Griffin has significant consulting experience and a background in capability development and human resources. As an OD consultant, executive coach, leadership & team facilitator she has worked across retail, aerospace, fmcg, banking, telecoms, utilities, professional services and the public sector supporting the creation of enhanced capability at individual, team and organizational level. Increasingly this incluees developing agile capability.


Where is the venue located and is car parking available?

Details are available on the venue website

What are the event timings?

Registration will take place at 18:00 when coffee and refreshments will be available, and the event will run from 18:30 to 20:00

What is the refund policy?

The event is free for CIPD members to attend.  The non-member fee is £12 and this is refundable up to one week before the event takes place.

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.

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When & Where

The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club
Leek Wootton
CV35 7QT
United Kingdom

Thursday, 2 November 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

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CIPD Coventry and Warwickshire Branch

The CIPD Coventry & Warwickshire branch provides opportunities for its 2100 members to network with local HR and L&D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year and you can find details of the upcoming events listed below. For further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.

Unless otherwise stated branch events are free for CIPD members to attend, and there is a non-member fee of £12 which must be paid online when booking.


The CIPD Coventry & Warwickshire branch committee look forward to seeing you at our events and if you would like any further information please contact the Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones on or 0116 235 7992


Coventry & Warwickshire branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) which holds an Annual Midlands Event in October.  The 2017 event Developing Capabiity for Shifting Times will take place on Saturday 7 October at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire.  You can find out more about this event on the MAP events website.  


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