Aspire National HRBP Conference – Challenging, influencing and enabling organisations

The first national Aspire Conference for HR & OD professionals took place on 1 December 2016 at Villa Park, Birmingham. It attracted delegates from all around the country to hear from thought provoking speakers and to share their own views in open space workshops. The conference also launched a national strategic HR & OD Business Partner Network which is now connecting through LinkedIn.

With thanks to our partners, contributors, and HRBP’s – who collectively helped to make the first Aspire HRBP Conference a great success!

We hope you all continue to stay engaged through the HRBP Network.

To find out more about this event, to access speaker slides, photographs and associated materials please follow the links below.

More information:

Get Networking

 Asprie HRBP networking tipsA conference is a great opportunity to make new connections so here is some information that you might find helpful to stay connected.

Professor Rob Briner, Scientific Director for the Centre for Evidence Based Management and Professor of Organisational Psychology at Queen Mary University of London. 
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Ruth Bourne, Director of t-three.
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Sue Evans, President of the PPMA and Head of HR & OD at Warwickshire County Council.
Twitter Icon @Suzifrances

Jonny Gifford
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Sarah Messenger, Head of Workforce and the Local Government Association
Twitter Icon @SarahMLocalGov  @LGAWorkforce

Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council 
Twitter Icon @MKMRogers

Steve Whiddett, Managing Director WHE UK Limited
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Colin Williams, Director WME
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Nick Cole, Head of Local Government Search and Selection at Veredus
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Ashley Norman, Head of Bevan Brittan’s Birmingham Employment Team 
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Andy Cracknell Photography

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“Aspire has enabled the CIPD to really engage with HR & OD professionals in the public sector – we are working with invigorating individuals with real commitment and enthusiasm – a strategic network is a natural and important next step”
(Rhyan Anderson, CIPD Aspire Facilitator)