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 20+ 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.
2018 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 programmes, we are proud to offer a wide range of development courses for open enrolment in 2018. For more information on the selection of HR development programmes on offer please download or view the 2018 programme here.
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’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
Director, CRF Learning
In his role as Director of Learning, Nick has responsibility for building on CRF's unique position as one of the largest business-focused HR networks and 20+ years of practical research to provide unrivaled development for HR teams and senior professionals.
He has extensive experience not only in researching key trends in HR and working with major global businesses, but also has a background in senior HR roles as a partner at Arthur Andersen and Director of Global People Development at Vodafone.
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.
Group People Director, Marston’s
Catherine has worked within a range of highly successful, multinational companies, including Unilever, RS Components, Mercedes-Benz and Marston’s PLC, where she is currently the Group People Director and working with the Board and the HR team to maximize return on Marston’s people investment, for both the Company and their employees.
Executive Coach, Serendipity Inspirations
Andrew was previously the Group HRD with Imperial Tobacco. As a member of the Executive Committee his principle responsibility is to deliver the people manifesto which has at its core building capability and employee engagement. Prior to this he was the Group HR Director with United Biscuits, a private equity company and part of the Blackstone portfolio. He held this post for 5 years with the goal of delivering increased value through people and preparing the Company for sale. From 1995 to 2007 he worked for Allied Domecq and subsequently Jim Beam following their acquisition of Domecq, ultimately in the role of Senior Vice President of HR, operating out of Chicago. In October 2017, Andrew took on the role of an Executive Coach and now works supporting executives through career transitions.
Executive Committee Member, Chief People Officer and Non-Executive Director, ARM
Jennifer joined ARM as Executive Vice President of People in 2013 and left in March 2017 following the £24bn acquisition of ARM by SoftBank. She has taken 2017 as a sabbatical year, reconnecting with life outside the technology industry. Prior to joining ARM, Jennifer was Group People Culture Director for 6 years at UBM plc, the global events-led marketing and communications services business, and was previously Group Human Resources Director for an international media and marketing services group. Her earlier career was in management consultancy and financial services.
Independent Consultant and Associate Director, PARC
Phil has over 20 years of diverse international Compensation & Benefits experience in FTSE 50 companies, prior to which he spent some 15 years in more generalist HR roles with an early focus on industrial relations. He has operated at top corporate C&B level as Global Head of Compensation and Benefits for Reed Elsevier Group (6 years); Global Head of Compensation and Benefits for ICI (6 years); and Director of Compensation and Employment Policy for GrandMet and then Diageo (following the merger with Guinness).
Executive Consulting Partner, IBM Talent Management Solutions
Dave is an Occupational Psychologist with IBM with nearly 30 years HR and consulting experience working with global clients on their performance, employee engagement and organisational development based challenges. Dave has a real passion regarding the transformation of HR functions and the need for a more commercially focused response to client demands and the role that people based analytics and new ways of commercial thinking can help to change the perceptions of HR.
For more information on CRF Learning's 2018 open programme schedule or to enquire about bespoke development programmes for your organisation please contact Harry Cloke, Senior Business Development Executive, on +44 (0) 20 3457 2640 or at email@example.com.
Business Development Executive
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