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Make a date for HR magazine's People Strategy Forum

If you have HR budgetary control and want to network and learn from like-minded peers, then this is your invitation to attend this year's People Strategy Forum for free.

Hear how leading HR directors and specialists are beating recession in a packed workshop programme.
Martin Tiplady, Metropolitan Police Service HR director, will draw on his time there, and in other commercial and public organisations, to explore what makes HR fit, or unfit, for the role it performs. Is HR punching its weight? What makes for successful HR and how much does HR need to change if it is to survive?

Fiona Morgan, HR & change director at Lloydspharmacy, and Damian Hughes, author of Liquid Thinking, will advise how to get your managers to manage change while Chris Roebuck, former head of talent at UBS who is currently working with the NHS,  is joined by a CEO to discuss how to convince the CEO to invest in training in difficult times.
On day two Carol Ellis, HR director at world leading engagement company OC Tanner, speaks on creating a carrot culture while Pauline Buckley - regional & central HR director at catering giant Brakes, discusses how to recession-proof your rewards and benefits offer.

The forum ends with Sean Connolly, visiting professor of organisational change at Birmingam City University and director of Egremont, offering his tips on beyond surviving to thriving in the 2010s  - how  to enter the next decade in good shape. He will discuss how to respond to the current business climate based on what is going to happen in the next decade.  He will explore the how six key drivers will effect our personal and working lives over the next decade and focus on what will separate the losers from the winners.  

As well as the workshops, delegates will have ample opportunity to network in a relaxed environment including a first-night dinner complete with entertainment from Shaun Ellis, who has spent years living with and studying wolves to see what we can learn from their behaviour.

The forum will run from 21 until 22 September at the Norton Park Hotel in Winchester.

Places are limited so book today.


  • Opening plenary: Fit for purpose
  • Getting your managers to manage change
  • Convincing the CEO that training still matters
  • Recession proofing your rewards and benefits
  • Winning employee engagement strategies
  • Closing plenary: Beyond Surviving

For more details call 020 8267 4108