CRF Learning delivers a suite of development programmes aimed at enhancing the capability of the HR function and the individuals within it.
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.
2019 Open Programmes
CRF Learning open programmes engage specific HR communities with interactive sessions to improve their effectiveness in impacting organisational performance.
Based on the success of our 2017 and 2018 programmes, we are proud to offer a wide range of development courses for open enrolment in 2019. For more information on the selection of HR development programmes on offer please contact Melissa Bates, Membership Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Strategic Workforce Analytics for HRMore information & registration
CRF Learning: HRBP - Business CatalystMore information & registration
CRF Learning: Becoming an Effective HRDMore information & registration
CRF Learning: Group HRD ProgrammeMore information & registration
CRF Learning: Integrated Talent ManagementMore information & registration
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.
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!
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.
CRF Learning’s Aspiring HRD Open Programme was exceptionally thought-provoking and really made me think about my organisation in a very different way.
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!
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.
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!
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.”
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.”
HR Business Partner, News UK
Director, CRF Learning
Nick Holley as Director of CRF Learning has responsibility to provide development for HR teams and senior professionals. Prior to joining CRF, Nick spent 10 years at Henley Business School where he was a visiting professor and Director of the Centre for HR Excellence. He has developed and delivered HR capability programmes for organisations across the UK and Europe, and internationally.
Nick brings a wealth of experience in the HR arena. His career spans many sectors and combines 20 years’ corporate experience as a senior HR leader and in wider business roles, plus several years in organisational consulting and HR capability development and research.
Nick splits his time between working with c-suite teams and HR leadership teams around the world. He specialises in aligning organisation to strategy and increasing HR functional and individual effectiveness in the context of the new economic landscape and has a passion in partnering HR functions and individuals in delivering real value to business.
Dave Millner has over 30 years consulting experience working with global clients with performance and organisational development based demands. His focus is to ensure that organisations are able to both unify their talent practices whilst dealing with the challenges of the future workforce and ever changing technology demands. Dave is known through social media channels as @HRCurator and is passionate about the role that HR can play in the transformational challenges facing all organisations with data analytics at the heart of the evolving function.
Director, Corporate Research Forum
John Whelan is a Director at Corporate Research Forum (CRF). Formerly UK HR Director of BAE Systems, the FTSE 100 defence, security, and aerospace company, John’s experience and strengths lie in business and HR Transformation, Organisation Development and Employee Relations. Prior to joining BAE, he held a variety of HR roles in engineering, technology and manufacturing businesses across the telecommunications and semi-conductor industries including Matra-Marconi Space where he was HR Director for the UK and, latterly, Group HRD.
For more information on CRF Learning's 2019 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 email@example.com.
Membership Engagement Manager
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