Programme 2016

Challenging, influencing and enabling organisations
The role of Strategic HR & OD Business Partners


9:00am Registration and Breakfast Refreshments
9:30am Welcome and Introduction from Conference Chair
9:45am Changing the culture at Birmingham City Council
Keynote Speaker – Mark Rogers, CEO of Birmingham City Council
Mark will share his experience of changing the culture at the City Council – the key challenges he is facing and the important role of HR/OD as enablers of change.
10:30am Be an influential networker
Ruth Bourne, Director, T-three
Ruth’s extensive experience means she is well placed to provide key tips on how to make good connections, have rich conversations and be an influential networker.
11:00am Refreshment Break and Networking Opportunity
11:15am HR and Organisational Impact
Professor Rob Briner, Scientific Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Management
Evidence Based HR
Rob will describe the principles of evidence based HR, how these can be brought to life, the challenges that stand in the way of demonstrating organisational impact and how these can be overcome.Steve Whiddett, WHE UK Ltd
Performance Management isn’t all about people but do HR practices make it so?

Simplistic models of performance lead to blame or praise but not to performance management. Using values and behaviours, Steve will describe why and how it doesn’t have to be this way.

An expert panel including Sarah Messenger, Head of Workforce, LGA, Sue Evans, PPMA President and Angela Probert, Strategic Director for Change and Integrated Corporate Services, Birmingham City Council will lead the questions and open up the debate .
 12:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm Key skills of the HRBP
Rhyan Anderson, CIPD Consultant for Aspire
Rhyan will draw on the bespoke Aspire HRBP 360 review findings to highlight the skills required by the new breed of HRBPs and how to acquire them
Hot off the Press CIPD Research
CIPD will also be sharing their very latest research and it will be so hot off the press we can’t say what it is yet!
2:15pm Open Space Workshops
Delegates can join the debate in one of several thematic workshops based around key thinking and
research emerging from Aspire projects. Facilitated by research authors with input from Councils tackling the issue at hand, delegates will have a chance to help shape how as a sector we take this research forward with outcomes shared in a post conference Research Round Up.

  1. Customer focussed leadership
  2. The HRBP approach for a commercial environment
  3. Death of the appraisal – what next to sustain a performance culture?
  4. Generic role profiles – how far can we go?
 3:15pm Refreshments and Launch of the Strategic HRBP Network
3:30pm Event Closes