The Cambridge HR Leadership Forum - a 6 month programme to develop your HR leadership skills
Leading the HR function can be a lonely place. You provide support to and encourage development for colleagues and peers within your business. But who is your sounding board? And how much do you prioritise your own development?
Maybe you feel unwilling or lack the opportunity to talk with a group of peers you trust about the challenges you face and the issues you are dealing with. Or you'd love to learn from other enthusiastic senior HR professionals whose support would encourage you to take risks you otherwise wouldn't.
Launching in early 2012, this new HR Leadership Forum provides the rare opportunity for you to come together with a group of peers from diverse backgrounds, organisations and sectors for you to share your HR leadership challenges in an open, confidential, safe and supportive environment.
Each half day session (9am to 12 noon) will take place on a monthly basis on the following dates:
Thursday 1 March 2012
Thursday 29 March 2012
Thursday 26 April 2012
Thursday 24 May 2012
Thursday 28 June 2012
Thursday 19 July 2012
The Moller Centre, Cambridge
What will you experience?
Why should you take part?
HR guru Dave Ulrich says "coming together to talk about the challenges we face and hearing others' experiences offers not only ideas but a social support network for moving forward."
By participating you will gain enhanced leadership skills through working with and learning from a diverse and high calibre group of senior HR leaders. You will build a trusted, ongoing network of senior professionals. You will be challenged on issues that you want to resolve and learn with your peers by sharing your experience and ideas. Ultimately this will result in lasting links with a wide range of organisations and valuable insights into other organisations' approaches and innovations.
Each participant will set goals for the programme, which may include defining success in their current role, action to transform one key area of your life such as balance between work and home life or future career aspirations.
One key benefit is the accountability that this Forum will provide. Other benefits include mentoring, peer networking, exchange of experience and ideas, mutual support, inspiration, personal and professional development.
Attendance is limited to 8 participants. And by joining early, you will get an opportunity to share the Forum's agenda.
There is an opportunity to find out more about the Forum and meet the facilitator on 25 January 2012 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at the Moller Centre, Cambridge.
The programme comprises of 3 elements - action learning, coaching and facilitation.
Action learning is a method of problem solving and learning in groups which brings people together to exchange, support and challenge each other in seeking to take action and learn from it.
Organisations and individuals use coaching because it works. Clients report significant improvement in personal performance, leadership effectiveness and clarity of thought.
It raises your level of commitment, your awareness and understanding of why what you want is important to you - at a deep level - and keeps you on track and accountable.
"The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organisation's valuable resources." ~ Harvard Business Review
"What's really driving the boom in coaching is this: as we move from 30 miles an hour to 70 to 120 to 180.... as we go from driving straight down the road to making right turns and left turns to abandoning cars and getting motorcycles.... the whole game changes, and a lot of people are trying to keep up, learning how not to fall." ~ John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School
"Executive coaches are not for the meek. They're for people who value unambiguous feedback. All coaches have one thing in common, it's that they are ruthlessly results-orientated." ~ Fast Company magazine
"Coaching and mentoring are being used more than ever to improve performance." ~ CIPD Coaching Climate Report 2011
In group discussions, the facilitator's role is to ensure that the group achieves the outcome they have come together to achieve. The facilitator is not a group member, but initiates activity using a range of techniques and exercises. She keeps the group moving forward by working to generate a positive atmosphere of trust, safety and confidence of the group.
Who should attend?
HR leaders responsible for the people strategy and leadership of the HR function in their organisation.
How will your organisation benefit?
This will be an opportunity for you to benefit from a supportive network of highly experienced peers from different sectors, to gain the insights of others into the issues you face and share good practice in a safe environment.
An introductory fee of £1,575 for the 6-month programme, which includes an individual coaching session. A £500 deposit is due at the time of booking. The balance is due by the start of the programme.
Hilary Jeanes is an experienced coach and facilitator with a background in leadership, people management and development. You will find more information about her here.
What people say about working with Hilary
"Working with Hilary is inspirational. She has a way of staying in my head long ater our coaching sessions finish, guiding my thought processes." Kate Delmi, HR Director, Financial Services, London
"Coaching with Hilary has helped me to identify some of my tendencies that had contributed to the stress I was experiencing. Using the tools I was signposted to, I have identified some of my preferences, strengths, weaknesses, values and learned behaviours that I'm sure will give me a better understanding of the suitability of future roles." CW, Senior HR Manager, Local Government, London