CIPD London Student Conference - 25 February 2017, London 

Join us at the CIPD London Student Conference for a thought-provoking and inspirational day packed with practical learning and networking. 

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Join us at the CIPD London Student Conference for a thought-provoking and inspirational day packed with practical learning and networking. Whether you are studying a CIPD qualification at Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced level, the conference programme has been designed with a choice of sessions to give you excellent opportunities for exploring relevant case studies and career advice.

Five reasons why you should join your local CIPD student event of the year:

1.gain skills and knowledge to help you develop your career in HR or L&D
2.learn from practical case studies on current themes in HR and discover what future trends might look like
3.get career advice from successful HR leaders who made it to the top, across different business sectors with local CIPD students and professionals CIPD branch reps from your area and learn how you can get involved.

09:00 - 09:30 -Registration and Morning Coffee
09:30 - 09:35 -
Chair's Opening Remarks

Speaker: Richard Goldsbrough, Student and Memeber Development Manager, CIPD
09:35 - 09:50 -
Welcome Keynote Address

Speaker: Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD
09:50 - 10:45 -
The Future of Work and the HR Profession - Skills, People and Automation
What does the future of work look like? And how can HR adapt to the constantly changing needs of people and businesses? How can we ensure that we harness the possibilities of artificial intelligence to improve the way we work? In this session, we’ll look at how the world of work is evolving, and at the core principles that future HR professionals need to stand for to make a real difference.

Speakers: David D'Souza, Head of London & Branch Engagement, CIPD
Ruth Stuart, Lead Consultant - Strategic Projects, CIPD
10:45 - 11:10 -
Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition Time
11:10 - 11:50 -
Breakout Sessions 1
Session 1A -
Reinventing Organisations- shaping a future-focused organisational culture
A healthy culture is necessary to develop productive organisations able to engage and retain people in the long term. Organisations are using different strategies to create a great culture, from focusing on wellbeing to reshaping their internal structures towards more agile and less hierarchical models. In this session, you’ll get an overview of different ways to structure an organisation and to create future-fit culture.

Speaker: Donna Miller, HR Director Europe, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Session 1B -
Driving Organisational Transformation
Change is constant within organisations, and HR is in the best position to drive transformation and ensure positive outcomes for both organisations and employees. This session will focus on organisational development, from diagnostics to implementation to show you how expert OD professionals deals with the challenges and opportunities.

Speaker: Vilma Nikolaidou, Head of Organisational Development, Leadership & Culture, Tate
11:50 - 12:00 -
Room Change
12:00 - 12:40 -
Breakout Sessions 2
Session 2A -
Progressing your Career in HR and L&D
Developing your career requires time and effort – while some skills and knowledge come with experience, others need to be built. This session will give you an overview of what skills and capabilities are required for senior HR and L&D roles, and some good tips on how to build them.

Speaker: Siobhan Sheridan, Director of People and OD, NSPCC
Session 2B -
New Trends in Performance Management
The way organisations do performance management is changing, with many questioning the effectiveness of annual appraisals and moving towards continuous feedback conversations. But what can we replace appraisals with? In this session, we will look at what organisations are doing and how they are driving engagement and performance.

Speaker: Matthew Van den Branden, Learning and Development Business Partner, River Island
12:40 - 13:40 -
Networking Lunch and Exhibition Time
13:40 - 14:20 -
Breakout Sessions 3
Session 3A -
Technology in L&D– Increasing Personalisation, Engagement and Accessibility for Results
The focus of corporate L&D is evolving.  A better understanding of how people learn and adopt new skills and behaviours, coupled with advances in technological capability has led to an increasing focus on what happens ‘outside the course’. In this session, we’ll look at what’s happening in real organisations and at how you can help make learning more effective through being more personalised, more engaging and available at the point of need.

Speaker: Ed Scruton, Global L&D Consultant, Digital and Blended Learning, SABMiller Ltd
Session 3B -
People Analytics- Data and People Insights
Data can really help HR to get reliable people insights and better strategic decisions. But how does it work in practice, and how do we become good at it? This session will give you an overview of the process, from data collection to predictions, and good tips for you to build your data skills and capabilities.

Speaker TBC
14:20 - 14:30 -
Room Change
14:30 - 15:20 -
Build your Own Personal Brand and Learning Networks
Building a strong personal brand and a learning network is the best way to keep your knowledge up to date and find new career opportunities. How do we make the best use of the tools available – from social media to networking – to enhance our knowledge and our profile?

Speaker: Perry Timms, Founder and Chief Energy Officer, People & Transformational HR
15:20 - 15:40 -
Networking Coffee Break and Exhibition Time
15:40 - 16:20 -
Getting to the Top – Interactive Panel Discussion     
How did People Directors and Heads of HR get to the top? If you could ask for their advice on how to succeed in your career, what would you ask them? This is your chance to ask our senior panel all the questions you never dared asking! You’ll be able to send your questions via our event app to shape the conversation the way you like it.

Panellists:Siobhan Sheridan, Director of People and OD, NSPCC,Vilma Nikolaidou, Head of Organisational Development, Leadership & Culture, Tate,Perry Timms,Founder and Chief Energy Officer, People & Transformational HR
16:20 - 16:30 -
Closing Remarks and Insights from the Audience

Speaker: Richard Goldsbrough, Student and Member Development Manager, CIPD
16:40 - 19:00 -
Networking Drinks
19:00 -
End of Student Conference

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