March 23rd 2020

CRF Coronavirus Statement

The circumstances of the last few weeks have had an unprecedented impact on individuals, business and society as a whole. Whilst we are all uncertain as to the future, we have to make some decisions and assumptions about the Coronavirus epidemic and how CRF will continue to deliver value and support to our members, partners and broader network.

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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

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 25th 2020

Post Meeting Notes - Coronavirus Pandemic: HR Directors and Experts Discussion Forum

After two Zoom events hosted by CRF with various HR Directors and Experts, we discussed which HR policy actions are being taken during the Coronavirus crisis, how to support a workforce during the crisis, and issues we may be facing around remote working. These post meeting notes give an overview of the discussions.

  • Tags
  • Coronavirus
  • Being an HR Director
  • Employee Engagement
  • HR Strategy
  • Wellbeing
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March 5th 2020

Aligning your Employee Experience with your Brand

This presentation was given by Amy Sawbridge at the CRF event, HR Leaders' Forum: Building Purposeful Organisations in Stockholm. She discusses what a brand stands for and why it matters. How important is brand consistency and how well aligned is your employee experience with your brand?

  • Tags
  • HR Strategy
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  • Business Performance
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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
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  • Culture
  • Difficult Conversations
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January 15th 2020

Leadership Development - Is It Fit for Purpose?

Leadership development is at a crossroads; leadership is harder than ever, but its development hasn’t yet evolved to meet the demands of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.

  • Tags
  • Behavioural Science
  • Business Education
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning and Development
  • Strategy
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