Enhancing business performance through HR strategy

May 2017

The 2016 event has now passed.

Thank you to all those in attendance who made this prestigious event a great success.

The 2017 Edition will be taking place in Amsterdam next May - watch this space for further details.

Welcome to the HR Directors Summit - Europe

Bringing together the world’s leading innovators, disruptors, legends and best-in-class suppliers, the HR Directors Summit Europe offers a unique opportunity to redefine and reinvent your HR strategy. The 2017 programme is currently in the development stage and will deliver keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and much more from prominent industry thought leaders to once again provide insight to the largest gathering of HR professionals in mainland Europe.

Watch this space for more details.

This year’s agenda will walk you through the very latest thought leadership in HR strategy, with practical case studies and interactive discussions focussed on latest developments in talent acquisition, leadership development and employee satisfaction and organisational agility from a wide range of industries, you will leave with a clear understanding of how your business performance can be enhanced.


2016 Agenda

Pre-Conference Workshop

Monday, May 30

Day 1

Tuesday, May 31

Day 2

Wednesday, June 1

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Tracks:

  • Pre-Conference Workshop
    14:30-17:30

    Ram Charan's Private Workshop

    Pre-event Private Workshop taking place on Monday 30th May:

    Ram Charan will deliver a private workshop coaching HR professionals to make the step to board level, by helping them form the powerful insights that help business leaders face their toughest challenges in the areas of growth, talent development, corporate governance, and profitability.

    This interactive workshop will focus on:
    • The modern CHRO--experiences and skills.
    • Focus and distractions.
    • Building a new kind of HR people pool.
    • CHRO and the Board of Directors.
    • CHROs and shareholders.
    • Changing culture and delivering business results.

    Places are limited, to participate in this workshop please contact Shane Kemp on +44 (0) 208 080 9594 or shane.kemp@contentive.com
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Tracks:

  • Agenda Overview
  • Globalised HR
    7:45-8:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    8:30-8:40

    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    8:40-9:10

    The Business World of the Future is Demanding a Different Kind of CHRO. Good News is that Some CHROs Have Taken Up the New Challenge and are Succeeding. More Need to Come Aboard.

    The presentation will focus on:
    • The new context: speed, digital onslaught and millennials
    • HR as trustee of talent and organisation; culture as a competitive advantage
    • Business savvy: simple and easy to learn
    • CFO, CHRO & business partner
    • Linking people and numbers
    • Agile organisation structures
    • End of ranking and yanking

    Ram Charan, Best Selling Author and Global Advisor to CEOs & Corporate Boards

     
    9:10-9:40

    Claiming Your Seat at the Top Table

    • What leaders are looking for in their HR professionals as a partner in driving business growth
    • Understanding the external forces that impact on business growth
    • How to negotiate and win when communicating with senior leaders: what is the language that they understand?
    • Addressing the skills gap: bridging the divide between supporting the business and leading the business

    9:40-10:10

    Retaining Engagement Through a Complex Separation

    • Completing the most significant and complex separation project in Royal Philips 125 year history  
    • Retaining engagement required a mix of both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ tactics, with trust and transparency being key guiding principles from the get-go

    10:10-11:00

    MATCH Meetings

    11:00-11:25

    Networking Refreshments

    11:05-11:25

    Ignite Talk

    11:25-11:55

    Establishing the Right Corporate Culture and Values for a Global Organisation to Flourish

    • Including all voices in the establishment and communication of corporate culture and value
    • Measuring alignment of the culture values and behaviors and impact on engagement and performance
    • Moving from ‘pretty words’ on the website to all employees’ hearts and minds
    • Sustaining the global conversation


     

    12:00-12:30

    The Impact of Digital and Mobile on Corporate Health & Wellness

    This session will cover the market trends and drivers in digital and mobile and how corporate health and wellness solutions can leverage its value and not only empower but also engage employees more.

    12:30-13:30

    Networking Lunch

    Roundtable Discussion: Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance: What’s more important to make your businesses grow? Hiring new talent or investing in your own people?

    • Innovative models of executive education that invest in your own people produce better results than the disruption and effort created by seeking the right new talent.
    • The best way to grow is to invest in learning programmes that have a true impact on executive development and business outcomes.
    • The best learning programmes don’t simply draw on content that relies on case studies and past experience: they tap into the knowledge and content from business leaders, journalists and analysts.

    Roundtable Discussion: Driving employee motivation: what can we learn from our Asian counterparts?

    Motivation & retention are challenges facing almost every organisation. Recent research has shown that Asian companies sustain higher engagement levels and greater motivation among staff members when directly compared to their Western counterparts.
    Join this interactive discussion to explore:
    
    - What is the  secret for employee retention in Asia?
    - Why are turnover rates lower in Asian companies? 
    - How to develop enduring and innovative engagement and retention strategies?
    - How to dodge the bullets in the process?

    Roundtable Discussion: Exploring the complexities of rolling out global HR initiatives - How do you balance local language needs with a consistent global strategy?

    It's common practice for organisations to create strategy, policy or learning content in one language, then translate into multiple languages to cascade the message. However, organisations consistently overlook the impact that poor translations and painful processes have on the perception and impact of the message.
    • What’s it like for your teams to deliver global communication programmes?
    • How do you react when you read information that has been poorly translated?
    • How can you achieve what you want for your people, and for the organisation?
     
    Join us, Paul Ballard from 3di (a world leading translation company) and Marija Potter an I/O Psychologist from IBM, to discuss the challenges associated with effectively communicating a global initiative to a global organisation. Share your horror stories and top tips, and get advice from others on things to consider and the most effective approach.

     

    How technology is helping to attract millennials

    13:30-14:00

    Think Tank: What could possibly go wrong?

    Exploring the central role of Human Resources in the current era of technological change in the workplace. Digital transformation of business processes, customer interactions and recruitment has put pressure on HR to ensure that it is fully involved in times of change. Kate highlights some examples where the failure to set clear policies for the digital age have placed companies in the unwelcome spotlight.

    14:05-14:35

    Agility - How to build and support an agile workforce

    14:35-15:05

    HR as Change Makers for Inclusive Leadership, Collaboration & Decision-Making

    • Develop and implement Inclusion & Diversity as a business imperative
    • Engage all leaders in mitigating unconscious bias and be inclusive leaders
    • Integrate Inclusion & Diversity into you HR processes and organisational culture
    • Leverage diversity for innovation and performance
    15:05-15:55

    MATCH Meetings

    15:55-16:20

    Networking Refreshments

    16:00-16:20

    16:20-16:50

    Making Health a Priority: Building a Culture of Health at IBM that Engages and Motivates

    Most of us realise that a culture of health in the workplace encourages employees to perform at their best professionally and can enable healthy choices through the workday. Learn how IBM developed their culture of health as part of an overall engagement strategy that includes employee assistance, wellness and health management programmes that helps employees improve their health and productivity.
    16:55-17:25

    Keynote Address

    It's life Jim, but not as we know it: what does the future hold for the HR professional?

    17:25-17:30

    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    17:30-19:00

    Drinks Reception

    Come join us for the networking drinks reception, kindly sponsored by Lirea International, taking place in one of Amsterdam's famous boats. Guests will be able to enjoy stunning views as the boat cruises through Amsterdam's picturesque canals whilst networking with industry colleagues and friends. The Drinks Reception is open to all attendees.
  • Talent Management & Employee Satisfaction
    7:45-8:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    8:30-8:40

    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    8:40-9:10

    Keynote: People Before Strategy

    The business world of the future is demanding a different kind of CHRO. Good news is that some CHROs have taken up the new challenge and are succeeding. More need to come aboard.
     
    The presentation will focus on:
    • The new context: speed, digital onslaught and millennials
    • HR as trustee of talent and organization; culture as a competitive advantage.
    • Business savvy: simple and easy to learn.
    • CFO, CHRO & business partner.
    • Linking people and numbers.
    • Agile organization structures.
    • End of ranking and yanking.
     
    Fortune Magazine called him 'the most influential consultant alive' Jack Welch from GE described him as having 'this rare ability to distill meaningful from meaningless and transfer it to others in a quiet, effective way without destroying confidence. Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years working with many of the world's top companies, CEOs and boards of our time.
     

     
    9:10-9:40

    Claiming Your Seat at the Top Table

    • What leaders are looking for in their HR professionals as a partner in driving business growth
    • Understanding the external forces that impact on business growth
    • How to negotiate and win when communicating with senior leaders: what is the language that they understand?
    • Addressing the skills gap: bridging the divide between supporting the business and leading the business

    9:40-10:10

    Retaining Engagement Through a Complex Separation

    • Completing the most significant and complex separation project in Royal Philips 125 year history  
    • Retaining engagement required a mix of both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ tactics, with trust and transparency being key guiding principles from the get-go
    10:10-11:00

    MATCH Meetings

    11:00-11:25

    Networking Refreshments

    11:05-11:25

    Ignite Talk

    Social Media and Engagement - Are We Missing a Trick?
    11:25-11:55

    Increasing Satisfaction and Emotional Wellbeing in the Workplace

    12:00-12:30

    Consumerisation of Learning - Trends Reshaping Learning And Development In Corporations

    • Consumerisation of Learning - what does it look like today? 
    • Opportunities and Pitfalls for L&D
    • Emergence of the B2B2C model for corporate L&D
    • How do suppliers need to adjust? 
    Training Express Group
    12:30-13:30

    Roundtable Discussion: Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance: What’s more important to make your businesses grow? Hiring new talent or investing in your own people?

    • Innovative models of executive education that invest in your own people produce better results than the disruption and effort created by seeking the right new talent.
    • The best way to grow is to invest in learning programmes that have a true impact on executive development and business outcomes.
    • The best learning programmes don’t simply draw on content that relies on case studies and past experience: they tap into the knowledge and content from business leaders, journalists and analysts.

    Roundtable Discussion: Driving employee motivation: what can we learn from our Asian counterparts?

    Motivation & retention are challenges facing almost every organisation. Recent research has shown that Asian companies sustain higher engagement levels and greater motivation among staff members when directly compared to their Western counterparts.
    Join this interactive discussion to explore:
    
    - What is the  secret for employee retention in Asia?
    - Why are turnover rates lower in Asian companies? 
    - How to develop enduring and innovative engagement and retention strategies?
    - How to dodge the bullets in the process?

    Roundtable Discussion: Exploring the complexities of rolling out global HR initiatives - How do you balance local language needs with a consistent global strategy?

    It's common practice for organisations to create strategy, policy or learning content in one language, then translate into multiple languages to cascade the message. However, organisations consistently overlook the impact that poor translations and painful processes have on the perception and impact of the message.
    • What’s it like for your teams to deliver global communication programmes?
    • How do you react when you read information that has been poorly translated?
    • How can you achieve what you want for your people, and for the organisation?
     
    Join us, Paul Ballard from 3di (a world leading translation company) and Marija Potter an I/O Psychologist from IBM, to discuss the challenges associated with effectively communicating a global initiative to a global organisation. Share your horror stories and top tips, and get advice from others on things to consider and the most effective approach.

    Networking Lunch

    How technology is helping to attract millennials

    13:30-14:00

    Think Tank: What could possibly go wrong?

    Exploring the central role of Human Resources in the current era of technological change in the workplace. Digital transformation of business processes, customer interactions and recruitment has put pressure on HR to ensure that it is fully involved in times of change. Kate highlights some examples where the failure to set clear policies for the digital age have placed companies in the unwelcome spotlight.

    14:05-14:35

    New Talent acquisition: New approaches to attracting the next generation of talent

    New Talent acquisition: New approaches to attracting the next generation of talent
    • Challenges in industry
    • Understanding what is important and what attracts these candidates to employers
    • Creating Brand identity having the new generation closer to the company – fancy or real?
    • Building up the scene for GenY – how to attract them
    • The journey continues – lessons learnt and successes
    14:35-15:05

    HR as Change Makers for Inclusive Leadership, Collaboration & Decision-Making Innovative Behavioural Techniques

    • Develop and implement Inclusion & Diversity as a business imperative
    • Engage all leaders in mitigating unconscious bias and be inclusive leaders
    • Integrate Inclusion & Diversity into you HR processes and organisational culture
    • Leverage diversity for innovation and performance
    15:05-15:55

    MATCH Meetings

    15:55-16:20

    Networking Refreshments

    16:00-16:20

    16:20-16:50

    Making Health a Priority: Building a Culture of Health at IBM that Engages and Motivates

    Description: Most of us realise that a culture of health in the workplace encourages employees to perform at their best professionally and can enable healthy choices through the workday. Learn how IBM developed their culture of health as part of an overall engagement strategy that includes employee assistance, wellness and health management programmes that helps employees improve their health and productivity.

    16:55-17:25

    Keynote Address

    It's life Jim, but not as we know it: what does the future hold for the HR professional?

    17:25-17:55

    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    17:30-19:00

    Drinks Reception

    Come join us for the networking drinks reception, kindly sponsored by Lirea International, taking place in one of Amsterdam's famous boats. Guests will be able to enjoy stunning views as the boat cruises through Amsterdam's picturesque canals whilst networking with industry colleagues and friends. The Drinks Reception is open to all attendees.
  • Workforce of the Future
    7:45-8:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    8:30-8:40

    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    8:40-9:10

    Keynote: People Before Strategy

    The business world of the future is demanding a different kind of CHRO. Good news is that some CHROs have taken up the new challenge and are succeeding. More need to come aboard.
     
    The presentation will focus on:
    • The new context: speed, digital onslaught and millennials
    • HR as trustee of talent and organization; culture as a competitive advantage.
    • Business savvy: simple and easy to learn.
    • CFO, CHRO & business partner.
    • Linking people and numbers.
    • Agile organization structures.
    • End of ranking and yanking.
     
    Fortune Magazine called him 'the most influential consultant alive' Jack Welch from GE described him as having 'this rare ability to distill meaningful from meaningless and transfer it to others in a quiet, effective way without destroying confidence. Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years working with many of the world's top companies, CEOs and boards of our time.
     
     
    9:10-9:40

    Claiming Your Seat at the Top Table

    • Understanding the external forces that impact on business growth
    • What are the interventions CEOs are looking for from HR?
    • How to negotiate and win when communicating with senior leaders: what is the language that they understand?
    • Addressing the skills gap: bridging the divide between supporting the business and leading the business

    9:40-10:10

    Retaining Engagement Through a Complex Separation

    • Completing the most significant and complex separation project in Royal Philips 125 year history  
    • Retaining engagement required a mix of both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ tactics, with trust and transparency being key guiding principles from the get-go

    10:10-11:00

    MATCH Meetings

    11:00-11:25

    Networking Refreshments

    11:05-11:25

    Ignite Talk

    11:25-11:55

    The Great Generation Z Debate

    What are the expectations of the next generation of employees and how should businesses adapt to engage them?
     
    12:00-12:30

    The Engaging Leader: How to Grow Employee Engagement Using Leader Personality

    This is a highly interactive session which will focus on:
    • The people challenge that organisations face in a 21st C VUCA world
    • The link between leader personality and employee engagement
    • The benefits of using personality feedback in order to make leaders more engaging
    The discussion will focus on the exchange of experiences and best practice; brainstorming on common challenges; Q&A on the topic of engagement and leader personality.​
    12:30-13:30

    Networking Lunch

    Roundtable Discussion: Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance:

    • Innovative models of executive education that invest in your own people produce better results than the disruption and effort created by seeking the right new talent.
    • The best way to grow is to invest in learning programmes that have a true impact on executive development and business outcomes.
    • The best learning programmes don’t simply draw on content that relies on case studies and past experience: they tap into the knowledge and content from business leaders, journalists and analysts.

    Roundtable Discussion: Driving employee motivation: what can we learn from our Asian counterparts?

    Motivation & retention are challenges facing almost every organisation. Recent research has shown that Asian companies sustain higher engagement levels and greater motivation among staff members when directly compared to their Western counterparts.
    Join this interactive discussion to explore:
    
    - What is the  secret for employee retention in Asia?
    - Why are turnover rates lower in Asian companies? 
    - How to develop enduring and innovative engagement and retention strategies?
    - How to dodge the bullets in the process?

    Roundtable Discussion: Exploring the complexities of rolling out global HR initiatives - How do you balance local language needs with a consistent global strategy?

    It's common practice for organisations to create strategy, policy or learning content in one language, then translate into multiple languages to cascade the message. However, organisations consistently overlook the impact that poor translations and painful processes have on the perception and impact of the message.
    • What’s it like for your teams to deliver global communication programmes?
    • How do you react when you read information that has been poorly translated?
    • How can you achieve what you want for your people, and for the organisation?
     
    Join us, Paul Ballard from 3di (a world leading translation company) and Marija Potter an I/O Psychologist from IBM, to discuss the challenges associated with effectively communicating a global initiative to a global organisation. Share your horror stories and top tips, and get advice from others on things to consider and the most effective approach.

    How technology is helping to attract millennials

    13:30-14:00

    Think Tank: What could possibly go wrong?

    Exploring the central role of Human Resources in the current era of technological change in the workplace. Digital transformation of business processes, customer interactions and recruitment has put pressure on HR to ensure that it is fully involved in times of change. Kate highlights some examples where the failure to set clear policies for the digital age have placed companies in the unwelcome spotlight.

    14:05-14:35

    Enabling Business Performance Through Analytical Capabilities And People Insights

    We explore Analytics as the single source of truth as we move from perception to reality, learning the story behind the numbers? Followed by Data Analytics world cafe.
    15:05-15:55

    MATCH Meetings

    15:55-16:20

    Networking Refreshments

    16:00-16:20

    16:20-16:50

    The State of the Global Workplace: Crisis in Engagement and Rise of the Millennials

    How profound shifts in the makeup of the global workforce require leaders to make radical changes to their engagement and performance management strategies.
    Peter's talk will address these key points:

    • 87% of global employees are not engaged at work. How do successful companies buck the trend?
    • The global workforce is changing rapidly. What are implications for HR leaders and managers?
    • Traditional performance management strategies are failing. So what is the way forward?

    16:55-17:25

    Keynote Address

    It's life Jim, but not as we know it: what does the future hold for the HR professional?

    17:25-17:30

    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    17:30-19:00

    Drinks Reception

    Come join us for the networking drinks reception, kindly sponsored by Lirea International, taking place in one of Amsterdam's famous boats. Guests will be able to enjoy stunning views as the boat cruises through Amsterdam's picturesque canals whilst networking with industry colleagues and friends. The Drinks Reception is open to all attendees.
Back to Agenda

Tracks:

  • Agenda Overview
  • Organisational Development
    7:45-8:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    8:00-8:45

    Breakfast Briefings

    How does the changing landscape impact me in my particular role?

    Building on the key note addresses from Day 1, we will focus on the following questions:
    • What new skills/mind-sets do I need to be successful?
    • What changes do I need to make?
    • What support, if any, do I need to get there?
    This highly interactive session will focus on your particular needs and focus on group learning. Come to this session if you really want to explore your own needs.
    8:45-8:55

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    8:55-9:25

    Self Leadership Journey – Creating an Engaged Community of Leaders

    • The power of the self leadership model
    • Connecting people to each other by building deeper and more meaningful relationships, starting with self leadership
    • Bridging the gap between leaders and their teams
    • Differences and similarities of approaches in two different organisations
    • Successes and pitfalls to avoid – lessons learnt

     
    9:25-10:05

    Panel Discussion: Shaping our Future Leaders: Developing, Retaining and Engaging High Potential Employees

    • How to fill the void left by senior leaders when they exit the company.
    • Developing our future leaders is key to growth and business continuity, but what should you be looking for in order to create a good talent pipeline?
    • Once the pipeline is in place, how can the business continue to retain and engage these individuals to develop them to their true potential and keep them in the business?

    10:05-11:15

    Networking Refreshments

    10:05-10:55

    MATCH Meetings

    10:20-11:15

    Meet the Speakers

    10:20-10:35

    Ignite Talks

    10:35-10:50

    Ignite Talk

    10:50-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    11:15-11:50

    Leadership Development as a Driver of Material Changes in Employee Engagement

    • Throwing ratings out the window: A warts and all case study of performance management without performance measurement
    • Delegates will join the café and spend 2 x 20 minute sessions discussing how best to implement no ratings performance management.

    11:50-12:20

    The 3 Pillars of Persuasion: Aristotle’s Wisdom in the 21st Century

    12:25-12:55

    Creating and Measuring Results of a Top Notch Benefit that Also Improves Employees Health Case Studies of an Universal Physical Activities Program

    A Case Study with Thales: How mobile onboarding technology creates an employee journey of a life time

    12:55-13:55

    Networking Lunch

    13:55-14:25

    Work and Technology: Gamification

    When talking about Work & Technology and its impact on the Future of HR, you simply cannot ignore:
    • The number of people playing video games
    • The average age of a gamer
    • Virtual Reality
    • The ubiquitous use of mobile phones.
    To encourage your employees to put their heart and soul in your company, you need to hit them between the eyes. Make it personal and intrinsically motivating. How to connect all the dots?

     

    14:30-15:00

    Developing High Performing Global Teams in a Virtual World

    • Overcoming the logistical challenges to creating a global team
    • Challenging traditional leadership: developing the skills and competencies required to lead a virtual team
    • Identifying talent and ensuring high performance: Implementing performance management and succession planning in a virtual world

    15:00-15:45

    Networking Refreshments

    15:45-16:15

    Community-Based Leadership - Serious Learnings From Burning Man`s Event for our Agile Transition

    • Leaders in an agile environment are always in desperate need to provide direction, boundaries and purpose that people commit to 100%.
    • These days we still find HR advice/tools to lead with a set of (bureaucratic) rules, but people want follow neither commit to something that they get told or they did not create by their own.
    • The Burning Man Event in Nevada, USA, gives a perfect example how you can lead more than 70.000 people with a set of principles.
    • Their TUI Agile Manual shows up parallels in a more concrete example: How to create this. As a collection of principles that provides direction, boundaries and purpose regarding agile transitions and is owned by everyone.
    16:15-16:45

    Can HR adapt to the new reality and become a business driver or it is time for HR to move back to become an administrative, behind-the-scenes function?

    16:45-17:00

    Chair's Closing & End of Summit

  • Talent Management & Employee Satisfaction
    7:45-8:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    8:00-8:45

    Breakfast Briefings

    How does the changing landscape impact me in my particular role?

    Building on the key note addresses from Day 1, we will focus on the following questions:
    • What new skills/mind-sets do I need to be successful?
    • What changes do I need to make?
    • What support, if any, do I need to get there?
    This highly interactive session will focus on your particular needs and focus on group learning. Come to this session if you really want to explore your own needs.
    8:45-8:55

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    8:55-9:25

    Self Leadership Journey – Creating an Engaged Community of Leaders

    • The power of the self leadership model
    • Connecting people to each other by building deeper and more meaningful relationships, starting with self leadership
    • Bridging the gap between leaders and their teams
    • Differences and similarities of approaches in two different organisations
    • Successes and pitfalls to avoid – lessons learnt
    9:25-10:05

    Panel Discussion: Shaping our Future Leaders: Developing, Retaining and Engaging High Potential Employees

    • How to fill the void left by senior leaders when they exit the company.
    • Developing our future leaders is key to growth and business continuity, but what should you be looking for in order to create a good talent pipeline?
    • Once the pipeline is in place, how can the business continue to retain and engage these individuals to develop them to their true potential and keep them in the business?

    10:05-11:15

    Networking Refreshments

    10:05-10:55

    MATCH Meetings

    10:20-10:35

    Ignite Talk

    10:20-11:15

    Meet the Speakers

    10:35-10:50

    Ignite Talk

    10:50-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    11:15-11:45

    Building a Talent Community And Pipeline: Utilising Social Media To Successfully Engage With Potential Candidates

    • Securing buy in from senior management that a virtual talent community will bring added value to the organisation
    • Finding the right talent pools and interacting with them in a virtual space
    • Developing relationships with your pool of virtual candidates to stimulate engagement and interest
    11:50-12:20

    The 3 Pillars of Persuasion: Aristotle’s Wisdom in the 21st Century

    • Aristotle wrote the single most important work on persuasion over 2300 years ago.
    • How do we apply his lessons for moving other humans to take disciplined action?
    • How do we speak to persuade?
    • Professor Conor Neill will channel Aristotle for the 21st century
    12:25-12:55

    Creating and Measuring Results of a Top Notch Benefit that Also Improves Employees Health Case Studies of an Universal Physical Activities Program

    A Case Study with Thales: How mobile onboarding technology creates an employee journey of a life time

    12:55-13:55

    Networking Lunch

    13:55-14:25

    TE Connectivity – Industrial: The Power of Social Media & Championing Inclusion & Diversity

    • Moving recruiting in-house via social media – a case study
    • Diversity recruiting: attracting and managing diverse talent
    • Creating a culture of inclusion to draw business benefits from diversity
    14:30-15:00

    Adding Value to Your Competitive Advantage: Rethinking Benefits and Reward

    • Tapping into the motivations and inspirations of your multi generation workforce
    • Understanding all employee needs across a multi-generational workforce
    • Engaging employees to develop a new flexible benefit and reward package
    15:00-15:45

    Networking Refreshments

    15:45-16:15

    Community-Based Leadership - Serious Learnings From Burning Man`s Event for our Agile Transition

    • Leaders in an agile environment are always in desperate need to provide direction, boundaries and purpose that people commit to 100%.
    • These days we still find HR advice/tools to lead with a set of (bureaucratic) rules, but people want follow neither commit to something that they get told or they did not create by their own.
    • The Burning Man Event in Nevada, USA, gives a perfect example how you can lead more than 70.000 people with a set of principles.
    • Their TUI Agile Manual shows up parallels in a more concrete example: How to create this. As a collection of principles that provides direction, boundaries and purpose regarding agile transitions and is owned by everyone.
    16:15-16:45

    Can HR adapt to the new reality and become a business driver or it is time for HR to move back to become an administrative, behind-the-scenes function?

    16:45-17:00

    Chair's Closing & End of Summit

  • Business Transformation
    7:45-8:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    8:00-8:45

    Breakfast Briefings

    How does the changing business landscape impact me in my particular role?

    Building on the key note addresses from Day 1, we will focus on the following questions:
    • What new skills/mind-sets do I need to be successful?
    • What changes do I need to make?
    • What support, if any, do I need to get there?
    This highly interactive session will focus on your particular needs and focus on group learning. Come to this session if you really want to explore your own needs.
    8:45-8:55

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    8:55-9:25

    Self Leadership Journey – Creating an Engaged Community of Leaders

    • The power of the self leadership model
    • Connecting people to each other by building deeper and more meaningful relationships, starting with self leadership
    • Bridging the gap between leaders and their teams
    • Differences and similarities of approaches in two different organisations
    • Successes and pitfalls to avoid – lessons learnt
    9:25-10:05

    Panel Discussion: Shaping our Future Leaders: Developing, Retaining and Engaging High Potential Employees

    • How to fill the void left by senior leaders when they exit the company.
    • Developing our future leaders is key to growth and business continuity, but what should you be looking for in order to create a good talent pipeline?
    • Once the pipeline is in place, how can the business continue to retain and engage these individuals to develop them to their true potential and keep them in the business?

    10:05-11:15

    Networking Refreshments

    10:05-10:55

    MATCH Meetings

    10:20-10:35

    Ignite Talk

    10:20-11:15

    Meet the Speakers

    10:35-10:50

    Ignite Talk

    10:50-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    11:15-11:45

    Driving Transformational Culture Change in a Constantly Evolving Economic and Business Environment

    • Securing a united leadership: Ensuring buy in from the top down to bring about change
    • Creating a compelling vision: communicating the need for change and the impact it will have on the individual and business
    • Maintaining performance during change management programmes
    11:50-12:20

    The 3 Pillars of Persuasion: Aristotle’s Wisdom in the 21st Century

    • Aristotle wrote the single most important work on persuasion over 2300 years ago.
    • How do we apply his lessons for moving other humans to take disciplined action?
    • How do we speak to persuade?
    • Professor Conor Neill will channel Aristotle for the 21st century
    12:25-12:55

    Creating and Measuring Results of a Top Notch Benefit that Also Improves Employees Health Case Studies of an Universal Physical Activities Program

    A Case Study with Thales: How mobile onboarding technology creates an employee journey of a life time

    12:55-13:55

    Networking Lunch

    13:55-14:25

    M&A: Strengthening Your Business’ Proposition and Through Efficient and Successful Integration

    • Creating synergy: Consolidating capital and operations to ensure economies of scale
    • Conceiving a new culture: working together to ensure cultural integration that embodies new values
    • Converging new ways of working: agreeing a mentality in all employees to deliver business continuity and growth
    14:30-15:00

    Outsourcing and Offshoring as a Powerful Tool to Create Efficiencies and Improve Business Processes

    • What is the business case for outsourcing and offshoring?
    • Assessing the factors that determine whether to outsource or offshore
    • Mitigating risks with an effective transition process to the new provider
    15:00-15:45

    Networking Refreshments

    15:45-16:15

    Community-Based Leadership - Serious Learnings From Burning Man`s Event for our Agile Transition

    • Leaders in an agile environment are always in desperate need to provide direction, boundaries and purpose that people commit to 100%.
    • These days we still find HR advice/tools to lead with a set of (bureaucratic) rules, but people want follow neither commit to something that they get told or they did not create by their own.
    • The Burning Man Event in Nevada, USA, gives a perfect example how you can lead more than 70.000 people with a set of principles.
    • Their TUI Agile Manual shows up parallels in a more concrete example: How to create this. As a collection of principles that provides direction, boundaries and purpose regarding agile transitions and is owned by everyone.
    16:15-16:45

    Can HR adapt to the new reality and become a business driver or it is time for HR to move back to become an administrative, behind-the-scenes function?

    16:45-17:00

    Chair's Closing & End of Summit

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