Speakers & Presenters

Mark Rogers, CEO, Birmingham City Council
Changing the culture at the City Council
Mark shared his experience of changing the culture at Birmingham City Council and

the important role of HR and OD as enablers.

About Mark

Professor Rob Briner, Scientific Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Management
Evidenced Based HR
Rob described the principles of evidence based HR, how these could be brought to life, the challenges that stand in the way of demonstrating organisational impact and how these can be overcome.

About Rob
Rob’s Presentation

Steve Whiddett, WHE Uk Ltd

Performance Management isn’t all about people but do HR practices make it so?
Steve shared simplistic models of performance lead to blame or praise but not to performance management. Using values and behaviours, Steve described why and how it doesn’t have to be this way.

About Steve
Steve’s Presentation
Introduction to PACE

Ruth Bourne, Director of T-three
Be an influential networker
Ruth’s extensive experience meant she was well placed to provide key tips on how to make good connections, have rich conversations and be an influential networker.

About Ruth
Ruth’s Presentation

Rhyan Anderson, the CIPD Consultant for the Aspire Programme
Key skills of the HRBP
Rhyan drew on the bespoke Aspire HRBP 360 review findings to highlight the skills required by a new breed of HRBPs and how to acquire them.

About Rhyan
Rhyan’s Presentation

Sarah Messenger, Head of Workforce at the LGA
Sarah was part of our expert panel that lead the corporate performance debate alongside Angela Probert.

About Sarah

Jonny Gifford Jonny provided a rapid evidence based assessment of the best available research on what works and what doesn’t in goal setting and performance appraisals; giving a sneak insight into the latest CIPD research ‘Could do better?’ which was launched shortly after the conference on 5 December 2016.

About Jonny
Jonny’s Presentation