Business and People Strategy and Performance

Applying Social Science to Behavioural Change

  • Hybrid Event
  • February 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - February 10, 2022 @ 3:00 pm UTC+0
  • London, United Kingdom

In-Person: 9 February, 10.00 – 17.00 (followed by drinks) and 10 February, 10.00 – 13.00 (followed by lunch)
Online: 10 February, 14.00 – 15.00 GMT

As organisations continue to shift and reinvent their business models, how can changing behaviour unlock future capabilities? How critical is behavioural change in successfully reacting to and pre-empting market challenges and complexity? Which strategies and tools are effective at enabling change?

Join us for this two-day immersive workshop, with contribution from APS, to explore the science behind behaviour change and discover HR’s role in creating the conditions for change. At the individual level, we will consider how to facilitate and support individuals to sustain new behaviours. At the organisational level, we will consider how to use the tools of behaviour change to shift cultures and create psychological safety.

Summary notes, together with original research, will be published after the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the science behind behaviour change and the conditions needed for it to be successful
  • Experiment with change tools and strategies and learn from peers about applying them in practice
  • Learn how to design and apply experiments to improve the practice of change in your organisation

Who is this Event for?

HR Leaders who are responsible for enabling and driving change within their organisations.


Rob Field

Learning and Development Director, APS

Prior to joining APS, Rob gained global corporate experience across various sectors including Colt Technology Services, Avis, United Health Group and Data Analytics. Working at group level provided significant multicultural leadership experience that influenced Talent Management initiatives and learning focus. Rob has facilitated C-Suite and Senior Leader development programmes and away-days in various locations around the world. His diverse client programmes range from a highly successfully Charity Executive Board to one of the world’s largest renewable energy businesses.
Rob manages the APS partnership with Corporate Research Forum (CRF), International Coaching Federation (ICF) and our International Coach team as well as delivery of our Masterclass and virtual learning through our cloud-based Skills Development System.
Rob’s holds a Masters Degree in Strategic Human Resource Management in addition to a Degree in Education, and is a graduate of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. He is also a certified coach through the Academy of Executive Coaches and the British Psychological Society for various assessment tools. His passion is people and learning, enabling organisations to change and grow.

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Grace Lordan

Founding Director, The Inclusion Initiative and Associate Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Grace Lordan is the Founding Director of The Inclusion Initiative and an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Grace is an economist and her research is focused on quantifying the benefits of inclusion within and across firms, as well as designing interventions that level the playing field for under-represented talent within firms. Grace is an expert advisor to the UK government sitting on their skills and productivity board, is a member of the UK government’s BEIS social mobility taskforce and is on the Women in Finance Charter’s advisory board.   Her academic writings have been published in top international journals and she has written for the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review. Grace is a regular speaker and advisor to blue chip finance and technology firms. Think Big, Take Small Steps and Build the Future you Want is her first book.

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Day 1
Introduction to Behavioural Science
Behaviour change at the individual level
Culture change at the organisational level
Case Study Working Groups
Introduction to Experimental Approach
Drinks Reception

Day 2
From Compliance to Culture: Creating psychologically safe environments
Leveraging human psychology
Online Content Delivered.


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