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Finding our focus as People Professionals

Finding our Focus as People Professionals

Resources from the Circle of Peers Summer Series, July – September 2021

We are in a real period of flux or continuous change. As People Professionals are we focusing on the right things? In the words of Benedict Cumberbatch, “The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.”

We explored:

How to help drive up performance
How to embed learning at all levels
How to transform yourself into a coach

Finding our focus as People Professionals
General Reports

Dr Andre de Waal: High Performing Organisations (HPOs):

https://www.hpocenter.com/hpo-framework

Simon Sinek, How Great Leaders Inspire Action:

https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

McKinsey: Future Citizens Skills report (thanks to John Kenney):

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/defining-the-skills-citizens-will-need-in-the-future-world-of-work

Useful Books & Articles

Coming soon!

Visit the CIPD and Kogan Page Bookshop to see all priced publications currently in print.

Powerpoint

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Session Sketchnotes

Click the links below to access Rachel Burnham’s colourful visual representations of discussions as drawn from the main sessions and breakout rooms.

Timeslot 1, Wed 14th July, 12:00

Timeslot 2, Thurs 22nd July, 09:30

Timeslot 3, Tues 27th July, 17:30

Timeslot 4: Wed 4th Aug, 10:00

Timeslot 5: Wed 1st Sept, 15:00

Hybrid, Remote-First Working: the impact on learning

Resources from the Circle of Peers Spring Series, March – April 2021

First of all, what is the difference, if any, between Hybrid and Remote-first working? What is the latest thinking?

Then, it is recognised that Learning and skills at work need attention, so what impact does remote working have on the effectiveness of learning?

Useful Books & Articles

Coming soon!

Visit the CIPD and Kogan Page Bookshop to see all priced publications currently in print.

Powerpoint

Please click here to download the session presentation.

Session Sketchnotes

Click the links below to access Rachel Burnham’s colourful visual representations of discussions as drawn from the main sessions and breakout rooms.

Timeslot 1, Thurs 25th March, 16:00

Timeslot 2, Mon 29th March, 12:00

Timeslot 3, Tues 30th March, 09:30

Timeslot 4: Mon 12th April, 16:00

Timeslot 5: Thurs 15th April, 10:00

Timeslot 6: Tues 20th April, 09:30

Human to Human – room for improvement?

Resources from the Circle of Peers Winter, January – February 2021

 

Is there a danger that in our ever hectic working lives People Professionals are perhaps reverting to:

P P P – Policies, Processes and Procedures

or

T T T – Transactions Take less Time?

General Reports

Human Capital Trends Report 2021 (Deloitte): 

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/human-capital-trends.html

Useful Books & Articles

Reinventing Organisations, Laloux, Frederick (2014)

An Everyone Culture, Kegan, Robert & Lahey, Lisa (2016)

The Fearless Organization, Edmondson, Amy (2018)

Visit the CIPD and Kogan Page Bookshop to see all priced publications currently in print.

Powerpoint

Please click here to download the session presentation.

Session Sketchnotes

Click the links below to access Rachel Burnham’s colourful visual representations of discussions as drawn from the main sessions and breakout rooms.

Timeslot 2, Wed 20th January, 15:30

Timeslot 3, Thurs 28th January, 10:00

Timeslot 4: Tues 2nd February, 16:00

Timeslot 5: Wed 10th February, 09:30

Coping Skills – People Professionals’ Real Challenge?

Resources from the Circle of Peers Autumn Virtual, October 2020

 

We need to be in a good place ourselves before we can support others. Maureen will share some ideas to get your creative minds going!

 

  • How to develop resilience in others
  • How to cope with shifting priorities creatively
  • How to develop well-being tactics
  • Helping managers think in outcomes rather than micro-managing
Useful Books & Articles

CAMERON, E. AND GREEN, M. (2019) Making sense of change management: a complete guide to the models, tools and techniques of organisational change. 5th ed. London: Kogan Page.

HOLBECHE, L. (2018) The agile organization. 2nd ed. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

On change management. HBR’s 10 must reads (2011) Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press.

Visit the CIPD and Kogan Page Bookshop to see all priced publications currently in print.

Journal articles

AGUIRRE, D. and ALPERN, M. (2014) 10 principles of leading change management. Strategy+Business. No 75, Summer. pp65-71.

ANAND, N. and BARSOUX, J-L. (2017) What everyone gets wrong about change management. Harvard Business Review. Vol 95, No 6, Nov/Dec, pp78-85.

BROWN, G. (2018) Six ways to help guide employees through multiple changes. People Management (online). 14 June,

LAWRENCE, P. (2015) Leading change: insights into how leaders actually approach the challenge of complexity. Journal of Change Management. Vol 15, No 3. pp231-252.

Powerpoint

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Session Sketchnotes

Valuing Ideas from the Past

Resources from the Circle of Peers Summer Virtual, July 2020

 

As we rush to imagine whatever ‘Normal’ will mean for us in the days, weeks and months ahead, Maureen feels that we need to reflect on the past as some of the basics of people management have been lost.

General Reports

The Characteristics of a High Performance Organization, 2007, de Waal, Andre.

The Characteristics of a High Performance Organisation, 2010, de Waal, Andre.

2050: The Future of Work – Findings of an International Delphi-Study of The Millennium Project, 2016, Daheim, Cornelia, Winterman, Ole.

The Basics of Evidence-Based Practice, 2019, Briner, Rob.

10 lessons in HR decision-making from the Covid-19 crisis, 2020, Briner, Rob.

Briner Summary Report: How can evidence-based practice be applied to HR and L&D, 2020, Cullen Scholefield.

Employers and Lifelong Learning: The importance of upskilling and retraining in a modern economy, 2019, CBI.

In search of the best available evidence, 2016, Gifford, Jonny, CIPD.

Driving the New Learning Organisation, 2017, Daly, Jane, Overton, Laura, CIPD.

Learning and Skills at Work 2020: Transforming learning: examples of organisational approaches (Report), 2020, Crowley, Lizzie, CIPD.

Learning and Skills at Work 2020: Transforming learning: examples of organisational approaches (Case Studies), 2020, Crowley, Lizzie, CIPD.

How can evidence-based practice be applied to HR and L&D?: Why it matters (webinar), 2020, Briner, Rob, Khan, Nadia.

Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, 2017, Taylor, Matthew et al.

The standard for people management: what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results, 2015, Investors in People.

Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 (Report), 2017, Pearson.

Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 (Technical Report), 2017, Pearson.

Useful Books

Burns, M. and Griffith, A. (2018). The learning imperative : Raising performance in organisations by improving learning. Bancyfelin: Crown House Publishing.

De Waal, A. (2020). High performance managerial leadership : best ideas from around the world. Santa Barbara: Praeger.

Kegan, R., Laskow Lahey, L., Miller, M.L., Fleming, A. and Helsing, D. (2016). An everyone culture becoming a deliberately developmental organization. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press.

Keller, S. and Schaninger, B. (2019). Beyond performance 2.0 : a proven approach to leading large-scale change. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lancaster, A. (2019). Driving performance through learning : develop employees through learning in the flow of work. London; New York: Koganpage.

Neelen, M. and Kirschner, P. A. (2020). Evidence-informed learning design : creating training to improve performance. London; New York: Koganpage.

Scarlett, H. (2019). Neuroscience for organizational change : an evidence-based practical guide to managing change. London; New York: Kogan Page.

Tarki, A. (2020). Evidence-based recruiting : how to build a company of star performers through systematic and repeatable hiring practices. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Powerpoint

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Session Sketchnotes

Click the links below to access Rachel Burnham’s colourful visual representations of discussions as drawn from the main sessions and breakout rooms.

Timeslot 1 (7th July, 09:00 – 11:00)

Timeslot 2 (13th July, 10:30 – 12:30)

Timeslot 3 (16th July, 09:00 – 11:00)

Timeslot 4 (23rd July, 16:30 – 18:30)

Timeslot 6 (6th August, 16:00 – 18:00)

Employer Brand – How to Become a Talent Magnet

 

Hosted by Inspiring Business Performance and Cineworld

The Employer Brand

Maureen Scholefield Managing Director, Cullen Scholefield

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Coaching

Stuart Holdsworth, Capita Ex-Head of Learning and Development at Cineworld

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Enterprise Technology

John Telfer, Managing Director Inspiring Business Performance

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Reflection on the 6 As of becoming a Talent Magnet

Stuart Holdsworth, Capita Ex-Head of Learning and Development at Cineworld

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Employer Branding

Tom Luesley, Head of Recruitment Mott MacDonald Download the Presentation

The Good Recruitment Campaign

Lisa Jarvis, Managing Director Permanent Solutions Direct Download the Presentation

Cineworld as a Community Partner

Matt Blinch, General Manager Cineworld, Crawley Download the Presentation

Love Your People

 

Hosted by Virgin Holidays and held at the Institute of Directors

Unleash Your Mojo

Chris Britton, Senior Learning & Development Business Partner, Virgin Holidays Download the Presentation

Love Your people

Maureen Scholefield talks at the Circle of Peers, held at the Institute of Directors Download the Presentation

Mindfulness

Mario Manefli, Talent and Development Performance Consultant and Executive Coach Download the Presentation