Free learning sessions

75+ free learning sessions were located across the exhibition and offered a chance for visitors to update their HR knowledge, build skills and gain practical tips in 30-minute sessions in three learning zones that included:

Future HR Arena - a brand new area on the exhibition floor that debated the biggest issues affecting HR and people development. It brought together a combination of case studies, panel discussions and interactive sessions – and gave visitors the chance to hear live interviews with some of our high-level conference speakers.

Highlights from the the Future HR Arena

  • Sir Clive Woodward, Founding Partner and Chairman, Capture and Winning Head Coach, England 2003 Rugby World Cup. He explored the ‘winning moves’ of successful teams and how they can be replicated in organisations.
  • Dr Jill Millerexplored the theme of productivity and wellbeing with this year’s opening keynote speaker, Prof Sir Cary Cooper.
  • Leveraging comedy and improvisation, the expert Laughology teamasked for visitors help with interactive improvisations. Speakers includedStephanie Davies, CEO,Kerry Leigh, Facilitator and Consultant andDave Keeling, Facilitator and Consultant.

HR Trends and Essentials Theatre - sponsored by Monster,tips and strategies for effective people management and development

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Insights and Behavioural Science Theatre - sponsored by Indeed, a look into business transformation, changing contexts and people’s behaviour

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Innovation and Analytics Theatre - sponsored by Monster, latest HR technology, digital tools and data-driven decisions

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