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Learning and OD Group - Leading and Engaging with Strengths

CIPD Northamptonshire Branch

Monday, 14 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

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This is the first meeting of the CIPD Northamptonshire Branch Learning and Organisation Development Group (which was previously known as the TNG - Training Network Group).  The topic for this event is Leading and Engaging with Strengths and it will be led by Mike McClellan from ThinkingOn.

The aim of the sessions is to tntroduce the concept of strengths-based working, give delegates ways to identify and develop their own strengths and to explore how strengths-based working fits in an organisational setting. The session will help delegates to:

• Identify their own strengths and spot strengths in others 

• Understand the relationship between strengths-based working and engagement

• Explore ways to get the most from strengths at work,and how to help others do the same

• Consider the impact of non-strengths, and what can be done about them

• Take away some ideas for introducing and developing strengths-based working for themselves and their organisation

The session is highly interactive with practical exercises, group discussions, and an emphasis on shared exploration of how strengths can enhance individual and organisational performance. There will also be insights into and tips on selecting the best strength profiling tool. For HR practitioners we will consider the business case for, and challenges presented by strengths-based working in the organisational setting. For L&D practitioners we'll explore how strengths can help direct an individual's development efforts (and how to invest your training budget for best returns) and whether 'development' really is the solution to fixing weaknesses. 

Guest speaker

Mike McClellan has spent over 15 years helping leaders and teams develop and enhance their performance. He has worked across a range of sectors including property, finance, insurance, retail and manufacturing.  He enjoys coaching individuals and teams, with a particular interest in effecting long-term transformational changes to mindsets, thinking patterns and ways of working. Supported by his experience with personality profiling tools, his approach has proved highly effective in elevating performance even in well-established teams.

Mike is fascinated by what drives people’s behaviour, particularly their innate motivators, which led to his interest in Positive Psychology, and in particular strengths and strengths-based working. Such is his love for the subject he chose a particular aspect of strengths development as the topic for his MSc research thesis. Despite this he still loves strengths: learning more about them, their use in the workplace, and how to help people identify and tap into their own.

In 2015 Mike founded ThinkingOn Ltd with one core belief: great company performance should not come at the cost of staff. So ThinkingOn Ltd specialises in helping clients to engage and motivate their staff through developing great leadership, using strengths-based working and embedding practices which ensure employees feel valued and respected.


What is the event timing?

Registration will take place at 18:00 when coffee and biscuits will be served; the event will then run from 18:30 to 20:00

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Car parking is available at the hotel

What is the refund policy?

This event is free for CIPD members to attend.  Non-member places may be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that the £12 fee is non-refundable 

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.

Do you have questions about Learning and OD Group - Leading and Engaging with Strengths? Contact CIPD Northamptonshire Branch

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Holiday Inn Express Northampton (J15, M1)
Loake Close
Grange Park
NN4 5EZ Northampton
United Kingdom

Monday, 14 November 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)

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CIPD Northamptonshire Branch

The CIPD Northamptonshire branch provides opportunities for its 1300 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 Northamptonshire 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

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The Northamptonshire branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Partnership who run an annual regional event. The 2016 event is taking place on Saturday 8 October at Chseford Grange Hotel near Warwick,  Visit the event page for details and to book your place




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