About CRF Learning

CRF Learning builds on Corporate Research Forum’s 25 years of unparalleled experience in the research, discussion and practical application of contemporary topics arising from people strategy, learning and organisational development.  Our programmes are designed to help HR professionals rethink their whole approach to HR, making a fundamental difference to organisational performance.

Annually, we deliver a calendar of open and bespoke HR development programmes. These programmes can be led in-house or designed to produce a customised programme specific to your needs.


2020 Open Programmes

CRF Learning delivers a suite of development programmes aimed at enhancing the capability of the HR function and the individuals within it.


For more information on the selection of HR development programmes on offer please contact Melissa Bates, Membership Engagement Manager, at melissa@crforum.co.uk.


Custom Programmes

Leveraging our research and resources, we also engage with organisations on a bespoke basis, developing custom solutions tailored to the specific requirements and context of the organisation.

CRF Learning Programme
  • CRF Learning's Effective HRD Programme provided me with clear insight into the areas where I needed development and helped me plug those gaps. The programme was extremely clear in identifying what makes for an effective and impactful HRD in the modern workplace, all of which helped and continues to help me in my new role as Chief People Officer at Perform.

    Paul Knight

    Chief People Officer, Perform Group

  • CRF Learning’s Aspiring HRD programme has been an invaluable part of my transition from functional HRD to Chief People Officer. It’s challenged me to think and operate more strategically, whilst giving me access to thought leaders and to new tools and frameworks. The opportunity to debate key issues with the other participants has also been highly valuable.

    Mark Dickinson

    Chief People Officer, TalkTalk

  • CRF Learning has provided me with the tools to be a more commercially-minded Business Partner. It has also taught me to be more aware of my business and the true importance of business performance – a must for all HR Business Partners!

    Kat L’Oste-Brown

    HR Business Partner, Mercedes-Benz

  • CRF Learning challenged our thinking at every opportunity. We had to really apply a different lens on our ‘HR stuff’ and question the real priorities in what we do.

    Daniel Burleigh

    HRBP, TalkTalk

  • CRF Learning’s Aspiring HRD Open Programme was exceptionally thought-provoking and really made me think about my organisation in a very different way.

    Marcus Millership

    HR Director, Rolls-Royce

  • A brilliant two days offered by CRF Learning – very thought provoking and challenging. There are things I’m still thinking about!

    Sam Baker

    UK Head of HR, Computacenter

  • I think the training CRF Learning offer is outstanding. We learnt what we should “DO” in our day-to-day roles in order to achieve our planned goals and priorities. The practical methodology enabled us to see how all the concepts appear in real life and how to deal with them.

    Irene Duarte

    Senior Consultant Business HR, Avanade Inc.

  • CRF Learning’s Group HRD Open Programme is a thought-provoking programme that has helped me think about what being a CHRO really means. Listening to thought leaders in the world of HR and then sharing experiences and challenges within a small group broadened my thinking and enabled me to think about my career and my development in a completely different way. Nick's (Holley) enthusiasm is infectious and with all programmes, what you get out of it is directly related to the effort you put in!

    Sarah Hamilton-Hanna

    VP Human Resources & HRBP SFI, ‎Tate & Lyle

  • “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a really insightful 2 days. It was eye opening to discuss an approach to concepts which I fundamentally agreed with, however due to the usual ‘dayto-day’ HR I had put to the side. I have since approached work in a completely different way, and I am considering the steps I need to take to ensure I have the opportunity to deliver truly valuable HR work.”

    Adam Merrin

    HR Assistant Manager, Samsung

  • “I wanted to say what a great time I had at the HRBP open programme. I found it inspiring and thought-provoking and although I found the role playing slightly cringeworthy and difficult at first, it turned out to be one of the biggest learning curves of the course.”

    Emma Henderson

    HR Business Partner, News UK

For more information on CRF Learning's 2020 open programme schedule or to enquire about bespoke development programmes for your organisation please contact Melissa Bates, Membership Engagement Manager, on +44 (0) 20 3457 2640 or at melissa@crforum.co.uk.

Melissa Bates

Membership Engagement Manager