The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced the programme for its 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place at Manchester Central on 4–5 November.
This year the focus is on the future of the profession, new developments in thinking and practice, and the drive towards greater value and impact in organisations and the economy.
Conference sessions will be geared around five key topic streams:
Two keynote speeches from internationally-renowned thought leaders will also be delivered at the conference. Sir Cary Cooper CBE, Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health and author of over 120 books, will deliver the opening keynote on bridging the productivity gap through mental capital and wellbeing at work, discussing the causes and consequences of stress in the workplace. He will also explore policies and interventions for enhancing wellbeing and reducing ill health in the workforce.
Herminia Ibarra, Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD and one of the world's pre-eminent thought leaders, will give the closing keynote on acting and thinking like a leader for success. Herminia will draw on the ways that 'outsight', the principle of acting first and thinking later, can change the way we behave and approach our work. There will be two days of seminars, master classes and workshops featuring speakers from top organisations including Microsoft, Ministry of Defence, EDF Energy, Virgin Money and L'Oreal, and many other recognised leaders in the HR field.
The event will also be an opportunity to learn about, and contribute to, the CIPD's 'Profession for the Future' strategy, which is focused on helping HR and L&D meet its full potential to champion better work and working lives in the rapidly changing world of work.
The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition at Manchester Central will be open from 9:00 – 17:00 on Wednesday 4 November and 9:00 – 16:30 on Thursday 5 November
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