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April 9th 2020

Coronavirus Pandemic: HR Directors & Experts Discussion Forum - How Has the Situation Progressed?

On a Zoom Interactive Event on 8th April, CRF hosted HR Directors and experts in discussion on the coronavirus pandemic. We looked at HR policy actions being taken during the crisis, the questions of how to support the workforce during and beyond the crisis, and how to help leaders lead effectively during this time. This summary shares some of the key insights from the discussion.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
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April 7th 2020

Developing Talent in a Crisis (Without a Budget)

A crisis is a great context in which to develop managers, deploy talent and utilise your talent framework. As Alan Mumford describes in Making Experience Pay, senior managers often identify a crisis at an early stage in their careers as being a very formative experience in their development. But how do you develop talent during a crisis like coronavirus, when budgets may be minuscule or non-existent? Here, we bring together key insights and ideas from across CRF’s expert network.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Talent Management
  • Talent
  • Learning and Development
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April 3rd 2020

Post Meeting Notes: Stop Planning, Start Preparing: Zoom Interactive Event

On 2nd April 2020, CRF members gathered for ‘Stop Planning, Start Preparing’, a Zoom Interactive Event. Director of CRF Learning Nick Holley hosted Directors at Ashridge Strategic Management Centre Dr. Stephen Bungay and Dr. Rebecca Homkes in discussion about what leaders can do to prepare their organisations to survive the current coronavirus crisis, reset the plan, and thrive through a potential downturn. These post meeting notes give an overview of the key take away points discussed.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • HR Strategy
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April 2nd 2020

Stop Planning, Start Preparing: Zoom Interactive Event

These slides are from the CRF Zoom Interactive Event that took place on 2nd April 2020: Stop Planning, Start Preparing. We were joined by Dr. Stephen Bungay, Director, of Ashridge Strategic Management Centre and Dr. Rebecca Homkes, London Business School. They discussed what leaders should consider to best prepare their organisations to survive, reset and thrive.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Competitive Strategy
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April 2nd 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Leadership & Learning: Peer Exchange Forum

On Wednesday 1st April, CRF hosted members in a virtual peersharing event for Heads of L&D. We discussed how L&D is responding to the Coronavirus crisis, and the priorities L&D needs to focus on in the short, medium and long term. This note sets out the key points of the discussion. The document explores refocusing L&D, rethinking leadership development and repositioning leadership.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Crisis Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning and Development
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March 27th 2020

Navigating the All-Remote Workforce: Zoom Interactive Event

On 27th March 2020, CRF hosted members in a virtual peer-sharing event. In conversation with special guests Caroline Arora, People Director, and Adrianne Sale, MD for HR, Hoxby, and each other, we shared experiences and good practice on Remote Working. This video is the footage captured during the Zoom call.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Flexible Working
  • Remote Working
  • Communication
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February 19th 2020

Better Conversations Recommended Readings

This document is a comprehensive list of key speaker, Dr. Wanda Wallace’s Recommended Readings.

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February 19th 2020

Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them

This presentation from Wanda Wallace is from the CRF Residential Workshop: Better Conversations: Why they Matter and How to Have Them. She explores how much time we should spend preparing for difficult or important conversations and the purpose of our conversations at work. How can we adapt to different styles and best deal with others? What types of defensiveness are there? How do we increase other people's levels of trust in ourselves?

  • Tags
  • HR Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Culture
  • Difficult Conversations
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January 28th 2020

Scenario Thinking - Interview with Dr. Kris De Meyer

Simulating scenario thinking is essential for any organising wanting to improve its forward planning. In this interview, we discuss with King's College London neuroscientist, Dr. Kris De Meyer, how his Shutdown simulation, created for the Cabinet Office, uses immersive learning to improve people's ability to imagine different scenarios and plan for them.

  • Tags
  • Learning and Development
  • Behavioural Science
  • Coronavirus
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