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HR and Innovation

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


HR and Innovation

17 March 2015 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Space@119, London

HR and Innovation

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Innovation is a vital capability for all organisations operating in today’s ever changing business environment.

But innovation represents a big challenge for HR.  Although having the right processes and technologies is important, innovation is mainly about having the right attitudes and behaviours, supported by the right culture. It’s therefore unfortunate that HR is often seen as an inhibitor rather than enabler of innovation. This session will cover the main things HR professionals need to know to support, and even lead, the innovation agenda within their organisations.

In addition, HR itself is increasingly being seen as one of the last untapped opportunities for transformational innovation. There are organisations around that manage their people in significantly different ways. Most organisations however are focused on implementing best practices – even when we know these practices aren’t that ‘best’. The session will therefore also look at how HR can develop more innovative approaches to its own processes and support.

Through leveraging these opportunities, HR can substantially increase its credibility and contribution, and the impact it has on the organisations it works within.

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Four key things you will learn on this course:


By the end of the course you will:

    1. Understand why innovation is so important and how it can be best supported
    2. Understand how HR can play a major role in making organisations more innovative
    3. Have considered a range of opportunities for making HR itself more innovative and how these could be applied to your own organisation
    4. Have planned how HR can become more innovative itself to support both business and HR innovation agendas within your organisation

This course is for you if you are an:


  • Director, VP or manager of HR, talent management, recruiting, learning, organisation development etc
  • HR business partner or HR practitioner, wanting to contribute more broadly to the innovation agenda
  • Business leader, with responsibility for talent management



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 9:30 Registration and Coffee  
 10:00  Welcome, Introductions and Objectives for the day
 10:30  Fundamentals of Innovation

  • Why innovation is increasingly important for all organisations
  • Learning from successful innovators
  • The psychology of innovation
  • The processes and surrounding environment which lead to successful innovation
  • Balancing measurement and creativity
  • The role of technology
 11:30  Morning Coffee
 11:45  HR Supporting Innovation in the Business

  • Recruiting and supporting creative individuals in organisations
  • Creating an innovative climate and culture
  • Developing more innovative behaviours
  • Harnessing serendipity – connecting individuals across the organisation and beyond (open innovation etc)
 12:45  Lunch and Discussion      


 13:30  Opportunities for Innovating HR

  • Why HR provides one of the greatest opportunities for innovation
  • Examples of moving from best practice to next practice and best fit
  • Opportunities for making HR more agile, social, mobile, gamified etc
  • Learning from maverick organisations and approaches
  • Undertaking HR experiments
 14:30  Afternoon Tea
 14:45  Developing HR’s Innovation Capability

  • Developing competencies for business and HR innovation
  • Innovating HR roles and career structures
  • Maximising learning from books, conferences, social media etc
  • The role of benchmarking
 15:45  Conclusions and Action Planning


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Jon Ingham

HR Strategy Consultant

Jon is a leading specialist in strategic people management and organizational development issues. He regularly speaks and provides training in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia and has also lectured on strategic management, change management and human resources on executive MBA courses across Europe.

He is the author of Strategic HCM: Creating value through people (2006) and is currently completing a second book called Social advantage. He also posts regularly to blogs with these same titles and has recently been recognized as the top global online influencer in talent management.

Before working with Symposium, Jon served as Director of Human Capital Consulting, Europe for Buck Consultants / ACS, as Head of HR Consulting for Penna and as International HR Director for Ernst & Young after working as an IT and change management consultant for Andersen Consulting. Jon delivers a number of Symposium training workshops on HR issues such as business partnering, workforce planning, business and HR process design, organizational design and development and HR innovation.

Jon has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Engineering and an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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    Training FAQ

    What food and refreshments are provided?

    Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

    Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

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    If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


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    Can we run this event in-house?

    Yes we can run the event in house for you.

    There is some information on our in house option here and we suggest you contact us to discuss the options.


    Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

    Please see our full terms and conditions here .

    • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
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    • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
    • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
    • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

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    Tuesday, 17 March 2015
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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    London, N1 7JE United Kingdom
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