Tomorrow’s World: Shaping the Workforce Function of the Future

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Resource For London

356 Holloway Road


N7 6PA

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We invite HPMA London Academy members to join us at our second annual conference. We have designed the day as an opportunity for workforce professionals to reflect and work with colleagues around the following themes:

  • Creating the conditions for workforce professionals to achieve maximum impact and success as we look to the future.
  • Challenge workforce professionals to consider ambitious and innovative approaches to developing future focused workforce solutions
  • Developing an HR/OD model which maximises organisational effectiveness with emphasis on the three areas of business, team and self
  • Raising the profile of the workforce profession and celebrating our members’ achievement

The day will be highly interactive with innovative team exercises to stimulate, challenge and stretch creative and innovative thinking.

Each trust represented is invited to bring a poster of one thing their workforce function is proud of.

DRAFT PROGRAMME Subject to change

The day will be facilitated by: James Devine, Deputy Chief Executive and Kay Abbs, AD of Workforce Development and OD at Medway NHS Foundation Trust

8.30 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

9.30 Why we are here: introduction to the theme Janet Lynch, HPMA Vice President London

9.35 – 9.45 Ice breaker: Facilitator

9.45 – 10.45 Tomorrow’s world: role of the workforce profession

Dr Pat Oakley Research Fellow at King’s College London and Director of Practices Made Perfect, HPMA Trustee and winner of HPMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, will speak about how workforce professionals can push the boundaries of what is possible and be in the driving seat of organisational change and workforce redesign

10.45 – 11.15 Refreshments, exhibition and poster display

Think Business

What is the business we are in and how can workforce professionals support the business to achieve it’s objectives?

11.15 – 12.30 An interactive session facilitated by James Devine and Kay Abbs

12.30 – 12.50 Think Business tech innovation – speaker tbc

12.50 – 1.50 Lunch, exhibition and poster display

Think Team

What kind of workforce function do I want to be part of and lead?

1.50– 3.05 Developing effective HR/OD teams – Jane Chesters, Orion Partners interactive session

3.05 – 3.25 Refreshments, exhibition and poster display

Think Self

What kind of impact do I want to make as a workforce professional?

3.25 – 4.40 Maximising personal impact and resilience - Shelly Rubinstein, HPMA Trustee, Chief Executive of Impact Consulting and Chartered Psychologist

4.40 – 5.00 Think self: developing your career- speaker tbc

5.00 – 5.30 Close and reflections on the day


If you book on this event, please ensure you can come for the whole day until 5.30pm, otherwise you're taking a place when someone else could benefit from the whole session and we would like to prioritise places for those who can participate in the whole day.

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