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September 5th 2017

Assessing Potential: From academic theories to practical realities - Corporate Research Forum
Organisational Performance Improvement

London, United Kingdom

This learning event will begin by defining performance not just through single and immediate measures but by assuming that most companies are in business for the long term. We need to measure performance over extended periods. What are the things we should measure and how can we justify investment in organisational performance improvement in the long term when many stakeholders take a shorter term view?

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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July 6th 2017

Learning – The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance (Berlin)

Berlin, Germany

As the rate of change accelerates and organisations, as well as individual jobs, increase in complexity, corporate and personal learning continue to be critical to adaptive, improving businesses. Delivery methods may change, as does personal motivation to learn, but successful organisations embed a learning culture which becomes a natural part of their way of doing things. We will be taking stock of where we are with organisational learning, assessing the benefits which can accrue and developing strategies for even better returns. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by KPMG and Duke CE.

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  • Learning & Development
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July 4th 2017

Learning – The Foundation for Agility and Sustainable Performance (London)

London, United Kingdom

As the rate of change accelerates and organisations, as well as individual jobs, increase in complexity, corporate and personal learning continue to be critical to adaptive, improving businesses. Delivery methods may change, as does personal motivation to learn, but successful organisations embed a learning culture which becomes a natural part of their way of doing things. We will be taking stock of where we are with organisational learning, assessing the benefits which can accrue and developing strategies for even better returns. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by KPMG and Duke CE.

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  • Learning & Development
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June 7th 2017

Summer Lecture & Reception: Understanding Potential - Are We Looking in the Wrong Place?

London, United Kingdom

Oliver James will challenge orthodoxy in asserting the vital role of parental influence and early experiences. Whilst based on early experience, the relevance and implications for the techniques of the HR profession are profound.

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  • People Strategy
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May 23rd-24th 2017

Leading at the Edge

Dorking, United Kingdom

Why do some leaders overcome impossible barriers and persevere to achieve outcomes when others give up? The answer is through their desire for relentless improvement, leaders at the edge unlock the highest levels of performance, making work a more exciting place to be. Leading at the edge enables people to play to win with a focus on outcomes.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Learning & Development
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April 3rd-4th 2017

Harnessing Innovation to Navigate a Bold but Uncertain Future (Lausanne)

Lausanne, Switzerland

Innovation is an organisational characteristic which everyone at all levels should embrace. In this sense, HR functions not only have to be innovative of themselves but more importantly, set the tone for innovation throughout the organisation and its people. Innovation often implies change and not being hidebound by the way things are currently done. This can be uncomfortable.

Innovation has to be joined up, business relevant and avoid unintended consequences. It is vital to remember that innovation is not an end in itself but a stepping stone to improved performance and business success.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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March 8th 2017

Thriving in Complex Systems – Increasing Organisational Productivity

London, United Kingdom

The 21st century is an age of complex systems in which information is no longer a source of strategic advantage, and where adaptability is fast replacing every other parameter of business success. Complexity is the result of multiple, unrelated factors, that come together in unpredictable ways to create conditions in which old solutions no longer work as effectively as before. Globalisation, digital technology, and a new demographic are colluding to create an environment of complex systems which demand a new way of thinking. However, many of our people theories are largely based on military images of leaders engaging in a planned, predictable world where instructions are obeyed and strategy is king. But today’s business environment bears little resemblance to this, with the three biggest challenges of succeeding in complex systems being ambiguity, attention and agility.

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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February 2nd 2017

Developing a Business Relevant HR Function – Adding value through analysis, relevance and evidence (Brussels)

Brussels, Belgium

CRF has been researching the field of HRM and turning this into actionable recommendations implemented by HR functions for over 20 years. With the pace of change, HR needs to do more. For organisations to flourish HR needs to develop talent, create a stimulating work environment and ensure that through its people, performance is optimised. This requires business analysis, a strict adherence to the principles of social science and evidence, not best practice, rhetoric, or unsubstantiated opinion. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by Mercer.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
  • Performance Management & Engagement
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January 31st 2017

Developing a Business Relevant HR Function – Adding value through analysis, relevance and evidence (London)

London, United Kingdom

CRF has been researching the field of HRM and turning this into actionable recommendations implemented by HR functions for over 20 years. With the pace of change, HR needs to do more. For organisations to flourish HR needs to develop talent, create a stimulating work environment and ensure that through its people, performance is optimised. This requires business analysis, a strict adherence to the principles of social science and evidence, not best practice, rhetoric, or unsubstantiated opinion. This event will be supported by a research report, sponsored by Mercer.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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November 17th 2016

Employee Engagement – useful concept or practical reality?

Munich, Germany

The concept of employee engagement has provoked a great deal of debate since being introduced 25 years ago. Its supporters would claim that engagement programmes can enhance organisational performance when the energy generated from engagement is routed on the path needed to achieve organisational goals.

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  • Performance Management & Engagement
  • Talent
  • Analytics & Evaluation
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November 9th 2016

Creating a Truly Inclusive Culture

London, United Kingdom

Having a diverse representation of talent in the organisation isn’t the goal. Instead, when diverse talent feels included, valued and a core part of the team without having to become like the norm, then their organisations see substantive gains in creativity, engagement and productivity. The event will be supported by a CRF research report. Sponsored by Mercer, the report will review how inclusivity is critical for workforce planning, recruiting, retention, creativity and innovation, performance, employer branding and market reach.

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  • Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Performance Management & Engagement
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October 12th-14th 2016

International Conference, Prague – An Uncertain World: Planning for 2025 and beyond

Prague, Czech Republic

In today’s VUCA world the levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity facing organisations continue to grow on every dimension. How then can we begin to frame strategic intent and make sense of the factors which will influence the business environment of the next decade and beyond, most of which are unknown or barely understood?

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  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
  • People Strategy
  • Talent
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September 7th 2016

Planning and Delivering Successful Change Programmes

London, United Kingdom

Based around practical approaches to major project management, this event will look at the nature of change and how it can be managed, led and directed. This masterclass will explore the ingredients for successful change programmes and identify the pitfalls to look out for.

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  • Organisation Development & Change
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July 7th 2016

Rethinking Talent Management – connecting strategy, performance and potential for tomorrow’s challenges (Amsterdam)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

For most CEOs, talent is at or near the top of their priority list, and yet lack of talent remains a major obstacle in achieving organisational goals. This significant CRF research project, sponsored by DDI, will examine how to better align talent management with the needs of the organisation, and how practice can be improved.

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  • Talent
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June 30th 2016

Rethinking Talent Management – connecting strategy, performance and potential for tomorrow’s challenges (London)

London, United Kingdom

For most CEOs, talent is at or near the top of their priority list, and yet lack of talent remains a major obstacle in achieving organisational goals. This significant CRF research project, sponsored by DDI and KPMG, will examine how to better align talent management with the needs of the organisation, and how practice can be improved.

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  • Talent
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May 24th-25th 2016

Total Leadership: Improving performance by creating mutual value among all four domains of life – work, home, community and self

Dorking, United Kingdom

Total Leadership takes a holistic view, in which the purpose is to improve performance in all four domains of life – work, home, community and self – by finding mutual value among them. This two-day workshop will explore how this approach can drive measurable results for individuals and organisations.

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  • Learning & Development
  • Organisation Development & Change
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April 20th 2016

Spring Lecture and Reception with Dr. Ben Goldacre

London, United Kingdom

Dr. Ben Goldacre will share his experiences of alternative approaches to the use of data and examples of success in a range of business sectors. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity to discuss issues raised with Ben and other attendees over drinks and canapés.

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  • Analytics & Evaluation
  • HR & Organisation Effectiveness
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