Enhancing business performance through HR strategy

Amsterdam, 31 May – 1 June 2016

Equipping Europe’s most senior HR Directors to make the critical leap from business support function to strategic business leader through best-in-class practises in HR, work and technology.

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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. 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

Day 1

Tuesday, May 31

Day 2

Wednesday, June 1

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Tracks:

  • Agenda Overview
  • Globalised HR
    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
    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

    11:00-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    11:05-11:15

    Ignite Talk

    11:15-11:25

    Ignite Talk

    11:25-11:55

    Establishing the Right Corporate Culture and Values for a Global Organization 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

    Roundtable Discussion: Are our Asian counterparts doing a better job at employee retention & motivation?

    Motivation & retention are a problem facing almost every organisation – however in Asian companies have higher motivated employees and a better employee engagement compared to their Western Counterparts. Benefit One – an international leading company for B2B services in the area of employment retention, motivational programmes, incentives, rewards and bonus systems will share learnings from their recent research paper which compares how European and Asian companies stimulate and motivate employees.

    With a focus on developing innovative company strategies and forward-thinking initiatives to improve one of HR’s millennial dilemmas – employee motivation & retention – we invite you to join in the discussion!

    Roundtable Discussion: Managing diverse culture through localization solutions.

    3di Managing Director, Paul Ballard, will explore how a full localization service can ensure cross-border HR initiatives have the same look and feel in whatever territory you are managing, meaning winning hearts and minds.
     
    • Have you got a complex product or content?
    • Do you operate in highly regulated markets?
    • Do you need to deliver to multiple markets at the same time?

    With our client from IBM Smarter Workforce, the round table will discuss international talent management initiatives, the benefits and also some of the pain points, with practical tips and real solutions. We would be delighted for you to join us.
    13:30-14:00

    Plenary Think Tank

    Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance
    14:05-14:35

    Spotlight on Culture

    No country or region is the same as another. This round table session will explore what EMEA HR Directors need to consider when working with different regions within Europe and explore how to interpret global strategies to a local environment

    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

    16:00-16:10

    Ignite Talk

    16:10-16:20

    Ignite Talk

    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

    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?

    Nowhere is this debate being raged more fiercely than in Silicon Valley – the answer is still up for debate but clearly what got the function to where it is today is not going to get it to where it needs to be tomorrow…

    • The move away from traditional jobs is standard hierarchical, bureaucratic organizations has caught HR by surprise and the function is struggling to adapt.
    • While the best HR can offer is being pulled on as never before; there are voices raised calling for HR to just get out of the way.
    17:25-17:30

    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    17:30-19:00

    Drinks Reception

    Come join us for the networking drinks reception, 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
    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
    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

    11:00-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    11:00-11:25

    Networking Refreshments

    11:05-11:15

    Ignite Talk

    11:15-11:25

    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

    Developing senior leaders at a global scale: What should the future fit leader look like?

    • Understanding the external factors changing the shape of business today
    • How do you develop a culture of evolving leadership to mitigate a constant changing business environment?
    • United leadership: what skills and characteristics do you need to lead on a global scale?
    12:30-13:30

    Networking Lunch

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

    Roundtable Discussion: Are our Asian counterparts doing a better job at employee retention & motivation?

    Motivation & retention are a problem facing almost every organisation – however in Asian companies have higher motivated employees and a better employee engagement compared to their Western Counterparts. Benefit One – an international leading company for B2B services in the area of employment retention, motivational programmes, incentives, rewards and bonus systems will share learnings from their recent research paper which compares how European and Asian companies stimulate and motivate employees.

    With a focus on developing innovative company strategies and forward-thinking initiatives to improve one of HR’s millennial dilemmas – employee motivation & retention – we invite you to join in the discussion!

    Roundtable Discussion: Managing diverse culture through localization solutions.

    3di Managing Director, Paul Ballard, will explore how a full localization service can ensure cross-border HR initiatives have the same look and feel in whatever territory you are managing, meaning winning hearts and minds.
    • Have you got a complex product or content?
    • Do you operate in highly regulated markets?
    • Do you need to deliver to multiple markets at the same time?
    With our client from IBM Smarter Workforce, the round table will discuss international talent management initiatives, the benefits and also some of the pain points, with practical tips and real solutions. We would be delighted for you to join us.
    13:30-14:00

    Plenary Think Tank

    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

    16:00-16:10

    Ignite Talk

    16:10-16:20

    Ignite Talk

    16:20-16:50

    Compliance Management for a Multinational and Mobile Workforce

    Managing complex and overlapping legal requirements for your global locations, including:

    • Contract requirements
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Audit support
    • Risk management
    • Pay conditions

    16:55-17:25

    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?

    Nowhere is this debate being raged more fiercely than in Silicon Valley – the answer is still up for debate but clearly what got the function to where it is today is not going to get it to where it needs to be tomorrow…
    • The move away from traditional jobs is standard hierarchical, bureaucratic organizations has caught HR by surprise and the function is struggling to adapt.
    • While the best HR can offer is being pulled on as never before; there are voices raised calling for HR to just get out of the way.

    17:25-17:30

    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    17:30-19:00

    Drinks Reception

    Come join us for the networking drinks reception, 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
    10:10-11:25

    Networking Refreshments

    10:10-11:00

    MATCH Meetings

    11:00-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    The Next Frontier - Leveraging People Strategy to Enable Business Innovation
    11:05-11:15

    Ignite Talk

    Social Media and Engagement - Are We Missing a Trick?
    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

    Networking Lunch

    13:30-14:00

    Plenary Think Tank

    Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance
    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

    16:00-16:10

    Ignite Talk

    Tailored Leadership Development Programmes
    16:10-16:20

    Ignite Talk

    OD and Change Management
    16:55-17:25

    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?

    Nowhere is this debate being raged more fiercely than in Silicon Valley – the answer is still up for debate but clearly what got the function to where it is today is not going to get it to where it needs to be tomorrow…
    • The move away from traditional jobs is standard hierarchical, bureaucratic organizations has caught HR by surprise and the function is struggling to adapt.
    • While the best HR can offer is being pulled on as never before; there are voices raised calling for HR to just get out of the way.

    17:25-17:55

    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    17:30-19:00

    Drinks Reception

    Come join us for the networking drinks reception, 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
    7:45-8:45

    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 Talks

    10:35-10:50

    Ignite Talk

    10:50-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    11:15-12:20

    Performance Management Case Study and World Cafe

    • 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.

    11:50-12:50

    Performance Management Case Study and World Café

    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 & Meet the Speakers

    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 the 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

    It’s Life Jim, But Not as We Know it: What Does the Future Hold for the HR Professional?

    • HR Directors need to be more business-orientated, develop their internal position and ensure they have the business acumen to translate strategic goals.
    • How can you make that essential transition with so many external factors constantly evolving?
    • What new skills do you need to develop to evolve, shine and lead?
    16:45-17:00

    Chair's Closing & End of Summit

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

    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

    10:35-10:50

    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

    Leveraging New Technologies to Transform Business Process

    • Assessing the new technologies currently being pioneered in HR
    • Adopting cloud technology as a powerful tool for your business
    • Integrating the new with existing technology: avoiding pitfalls to ensure smooth transition
    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 & Meet the Speakers

    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 the 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

    It’s Life Jim, But Not as We Know it: What Does the Future Hold for the HR Professional?

    • HR Directors need to be more business-orientated, develop their internal position and ensure they have the business acumen to translate strategic goals.
    • How can you make that essential transition with so many external factors constantly evolving?
    • What new skills do you need to develop to evolve, shine and lead?
    16:45-17:00

    Chair's Closing & End of Summit

  • Business Transformation
    7:45-8:45

    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

    10:35-10:50

    Ignite Talk

    10:50-11:05

    Ignite Talk

    11:05-11:15

    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
    12:55-13:55

    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 & Meet the Speakers

    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 the 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

    It’s Life Jim, But Not as We Know it: What Does the Future Hold for the HR Professional?

    • HR Directors need to be more business-orientated, develop their internal position and ensure they have the business acumen to translate strategic goals.
    • How can you make that essential transition with so many external factors constantly evolving?
    • What new skills do you need to develop to evolve, shine and lead?
    16:45-17:00

    Chair's Closing & End of Summit

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