We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker at the Branch Summer Social and Annual Meeting will be Professor Veronica Hope Hailey.
Professor Veronica Hope Hailey BA, MSc, PhD, MCIPD
Professor Hope Hailey is the Dean of the School of Management at the University of Bath and holds a Chair in Management Studies. Externally facing in this role she is a member of the Government’s new Productivity Group in addition to being a member of the Steering Group for the UK Government’s Task Force on Employee Engagement. She has been named among the “UK’s Top 10 Most Influential HR Thinkers” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Her previous appointments include Associate Dean and Professor of HRM at Cass Business School, Professor of HRM at Cranfield School of Management, Professor of Strategy at Bath between 2004 & 2006, and also a Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.
Professor Hope Hailey has worked for over 20 years on issues to do with strategic change in organisations and has co-authored one of the bestselling text books on the topic, Exploring Strategic Change, for which the fourth edition has recently been published.
Veronica specialises in working with large, mature organisations in collaborative research partnerships. A consistent theme of the collaborations is exploration of the challenges of corporate renewal and people transformation. Her most recent work has focused on the Repair of Trust following the financial crisis, culminating in a series of reports for the CIPD, “Where has all the trust gone?”, “Cultivating Trustworthy Leaders” and “Experiencing Trustworthy Leadership”. In 2015 she published two CIPD reports with Professor Julia Balogun on “Landing Transformational Change”. This research was undertaken within 25 organisations, including the John Lewis Partnership, the NHS, GKN, Norton Rose, HMRC, BIS and a banking group.
The agenda for the evening will be:-
- 5.30pm to 6.00pm – Registration, Tea/Coffee and Networking
- 6.00pm to 6.30pm – Annual Meeting
- 6.30pm to 8.00pm – Presentation by Veronica Hope Hailey followed by questions
- 8.00pm to 9.00pm – Light Buffet, Drinks and Networking
Professional photography and video production will 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.