Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Talent Management and Leadership Development 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

£349.00 – £399.00
Talent Management and Leadership Summit


Talent Management and Leadership SummitNine things you will discover at this event

This conference will examine how employers are thinking differently about talent management. The event has been specifically designed to help you:
  • Gain greater understanding of your talent and trends within your business
  • Understand what is possible with HR big data and data science
  • Look at the latest technologies and their impact
  • Set clear steps to identify talent and manage performance
  • Practical inputs discussing talent management succession planning processes
  • Anticipate organisation change and ensure you have the right skill set for future growth
  • Identify and employ top talent globally
  • Learning and developing in today’s environment and for the future
  • Global talent mobility


Here’s some quick links to help you find the information you need about this event:
Hayley Griffin

“This conference will look at ways organisations are innovating and thinking differently about talent management. The programme will cover: The latest trends in talent and leadership; New technologies that are making an impact; Practical tips to develop talent and leadership strategies”. Hayley Griffin Conference Producer





Book Now





What people said about last year’s event:
Book Now

  • “All the speakers were well informed and passionate.” – Director, STM Specialists
  • “Some of the speakers were really inspirational! Relevant topics, best practice, practical help/insight and information.” – UK Resourcing Manager, ARLA Foods
  • “Good level of variety and thought provoking debate.” – OD Manager, Midland
  • “Top speakers. Great format, Topical and thought provoking content.” – Head of Talent and OD, Big lottery Fund
  • “Fantastic conference with fantastic presenters.” – Head of HR, Overseas Development Institute
  • “High standard of presentation, quite pacey and good range of relevant topics covered.” – Head of HR, De La Rue




Coffee and registration


Chair’s opening remarks

Penny de Valk, Managing Director, Penna Talent Management

Book Now

Innovative ways to de-risk talent movement

  • The art of the possible with HR big data and data science
  • Gaining greater understanding of your talent and trends within your business
  • Understanding if people are likely to succeed
  • The power of crowds
James Rule, Director, HR Innovation & Effectiveness, Thomson Reuters

Aren’t people your greatest asset…?

  • What does “investing in people” and “employer of choice” actually mean against the current business landscape?
  • Why is there still a gap of expectation between how a company attracts and retains their employees
  • What is the new role of talent management?
  • Candidate and employee experience rules the world…
Stephen Gilbert, ‎Practice Lead, Rethink Talent Management

Questions and discussion with speakers


Knowledge share networking session

In round table groups discuss how to combat resistance to change in senior staff and leaders


Refreshments and networking


Get a coach in your pocket’ How technology is changing the face of leadership development

    The world of work is changing constantly, Hay Group research has found 6 key megatrends that will be crucial for leaders and businesses of the future. During this session Melody Moore, Hay Group Consultant, will look at how these will affect how we work and how technology can enable your leadership development to ‘stick’ long after participants return to their day jobs.

The session will:

  • Give an overview of ‘the state of leadership today’ and trends that will affect leadership now and in the future
  • Give you an understanding of why now is the time to embrace change and how technology can help drive business performance through investment in leadership development and quantifiable behaviour change
  • Explore how gamification can be used in leadership development to help your organisation achieve its strategic goals
Melody Moore, Management Consultant, Hay Group

Moving from talent management to managing talent

  • 10 top tips to manage talent
  • Increasing diversity and appealing to a younger audience
  • Working on leadership capability
  • Enabling as opposed to controlling
Karen Moran, Director of Resourcing, Talent & Leadership, BBC

Questions and discussion with speakers


Lunch and networking


Knowledge share networking session

In round table groups discuss talent identification models and how to sell lateral career paths


Creating a culture of talent management

  • Aligning your talent and business strategy
  • Deciding your measures and using them
  • Clear steps to identify talent and manage performance
  • Involving the board in the talent programme
  • What made our talent programme successful
Mike Williams, People Development Director, De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts

Striving to improve organisational performance at all levels

  • Up skilling managers ability to manage talent, and the difficulties therein
  • Driving development interventions
  • Changing culture and improving engagement
  • Giving the best people the best possible opportunities
David Carnegie, Head of Talent & Leadership, Coutts

Taking a back to basics approach to talent management

  • Getting managers to talk about talent
  • Ensuring managers understand the importance and where it fits in to the business
  • Re-educating the workforce
  • Learning along the journey
Laura Wigley, Talent Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Refreshments and networking


Innovation in succession planning and talent pipelining

  • Developing leaders for changing business needs
  • Evaluating the talent pool and mapping future requirements
  • Understanding where action is needed
  • Focussing on the right people and capabilities
  • Providing opportunities to develop staff whilst managing time constraints of the day job
Jo Taylor, Head of Talent, TalkTalk

Book Now

Strengthening and diversifying the global leadership pipeline

  • Building capability through the future leaders programme
  • Accelerating the growth of successors
  • Managing talent mobility
  • Measuring the impact on the business
Faithe Dalby, Global Talent Development Director, DIAGEO

Questions and discussion with speakers


Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference



Meet the experts speaking at this event:

Penny de Valk

Book NowPenny de Valk, Managing Director, Penna Talent Management

Penny de Valk, Managing Director of Penna Talent Practice, is a respected and experienced commentator on topical issues affecting leadership, careers, talent, coaching and the workplace.

With almost 20 years of experience in leadership and management consultancy, Penny was named as one of HR Magazine’s most influential thinkers in 2010 and she has regularly been interviewed for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Five Live, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. She is also a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, providing commentary on topical workplace issues such as flexible working.

Penny was appointed Managing Director of Penna Talent Practice in February 2014, following Penna’s acquisition of the Saville Group which comprised of Fairplace, IDDAS, and talent management consultancy Cedar, of which Penny was appointed CEO in October 2011. Penny is currently leading the development of the new Talent Practice at Penna Plc and is working with an experienced team to deliver professionally accredited coaching, leadership development and talent management solutions to help organisations be competitive in a recovering economy.

James Rule

James Rule, Director, HR Innovation & Effectiveness, Thomson Reuters

James Rule is an HR leader with over 15 years experience in primarily in the HR technology space who has recently “joined the dark side” by moving from IT to the HR function. At Thomson Reuters he has been trying to re-imagine work and is currently working on: the enterprise employee value proposition, talent for the masses – “right peg, right hole” and fundamentally changing how performance management is perceived and run.

Jo Taylor

Jo Taylor, Head of Talent, TalkTalk

Jo is an experienced & innovative leader and manager in the creative & technology sector. She believes that talent drives businesses, that by throwing away conventional scripts we can create environments that deliver behavioural innovation for business, the UK and the wider world. She wants to create legacies for businesses that deliver commercial, cultural and behavioural change.

Jo is Head of Resourcing and Talent Management for TalkTalk Group. She is responsible for driving an ambitious, innovative talent strategy. Her ambition is to empower people to take responsibility for their learning to make TalkTalk a brighter place to work for everyone – fulfilling theirs and others dreams and ambitions. She is currently creating a distinct employer brand proposition which plans for future business growth, driving a culture of innovation & risk which allows TalkTalk to be more opportunistic about where and how they develop their talent.

Mike Williams

Mike Williams, People Development Director, De Vere Hotels and Village Urban Resorts

Mike Williams joined the team in June 2012 and is currently the Director of People Development for De Vere Village Urban Resorts and De Vere Hotels.

Since joining De Vere, Mike has launched a successful people plan that has seen employee engagement increase by over 15%, he has transformed the organisation culture and convinced the board of the role people development have in achieving commercial results. His efforts have recently been recognised with De Vere Village Urban Resorts recently being awarded a Best Employer Category Award.

Mike has delivered a robust and successful talent strategy that has seen recruitment costs drop by 80% as well as over eight general managers having been appointed from the Rising Star Programme.

Mikes’ strategies have been accredited with a number of awards including the CIPD award for employee engagement, the Queens Award for Excellence, various Springboard Awards and the HR in Hospitality Award for best HR team. In 2014 he was shortlisted for 5 CIPD awards.

Melody Moore

Melody Moore, Management Consultant, Hay Group

Melody combines her psychological expertise and management experience to help clients become high performing organisations. She helps them get the best from their staff, resulting in a happier, more motivated and productive workforce.

Melody has worked with a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector, projects include:

  • High potential assessments for a global pharmaceutical company
  • Design of induction and behavioural development workshops for a number of global banks
  • Leadership development programmes for a global telecommunications client
  • Coaching a range of managers in the public and private sector
  • Team development workshops for a range of teams across the public and private sector
  • Executive assessments and development profiling for a range of NHS organisations

Melody specialises in leadership development, coaching, team development and assessment. Working with individuals, groups and teams, Melody uses her coaching and facilitation skills to help organisations and individuals learn how to turn potential into high performance.


Faithe Dalby, Global Talent Development Director, DIAGEO

Working in Diageo’s newly created Global Talent team, Faithe is responsible for the design of Diageo’s global architecture of talent development programs, ranging from early career through to mid-career development. Faithe discovered her passion for leadership development after holding various senior hospitality roles that involved a component of training delivery, in particular supervisor training. After deciding to focus on developing a full-time learning and development career in 2004, Faithe studied a Bachelor of Adult Education, majoring in Human Resources Development at the University of Technology Sydney. Whilst studying, she held a senior L&D role managing the in-house, government-accredited leadership qualifications at a large Australian casino. Upon commencing at Diageo in 2007, and with a desire to learn more on how to bring out the best in people, she undertook a Masters in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney.

Faithe has held various generalist HR and L&D roles in Diageo Australia, as well as representing Asia Pacific on various Diageo global leadership development projects. She has been awarded with a Diageo Global HR award for her work in developing the Diageo Australia leadership and management programs. Most recently, Faithe held the role of Head of Talent and Organisational Effectiveness for Diageo Supply & Procurement in Latin America, whilst also seconding as the HR Director for Venezuela.

David Carnegie 1500 150

David Carnegie, Head of Talent & Leadership, Coutts

David Carnegie is the Head of Talent & Leadership at Coutts.  He is based in London, but has also worked in both the US and Russia.  His area of focus is Talent Management, Succession Planning, and Leadership Development.  Prior to working at Coutts, he worked in a variety of learning and human resources roles for corporates such as UBS, Blackrock, Nomura and Renaissance Capital.  In these roles, he developed an action learning methodology for high-potential development which won an external award.  In addition, he created a consulting practice around effective teamwork consulting with both Citi and Deutsche Bank.  He has a doctorate in leadership and management and has published a number of articles in this area.

Karen Moran

Karen Moran, Director of Resourcing, Talent & Leadership, BBC

Karen has had a career in HR spanning over 20 years. She joined Nokia back in the early 90’s, just as they were setting up their first UK office and spent the next 10 years supporting its extremely rapid growth, including being closely involved in the set up of its Learning & Development function.

Realising that her passion was around HR in organisations facing huge change, Karen then moved on to Commercial Law firm, Eversheds, where she spent the next 7 years. In a very different culture, Karen was key in influencing a more innovative style of HR practice. The recession was a strong lever in getting HR noticed by the business and in her time at Eversheds, Karen was responsible for a number of large change/ downsizing programmes including office closures and outsourcing of various business support functions.

In September 2009 Karen joined BBC and since 2011 has been the Director of Resourcing, Talent and Leadership. In her current role she plays a key role in BBC talent management, as well as developing strategies to strengthen leadership capability and increase employee engagement.

Steve Gilbert 150x150

Stephen Gilbert, ‎Practice Lead, Rethink Talent Management

Stephen over the last 15 years has had several leadership positions within Global and UK&I Talent ManaBook Nowgement and Recruitment businesses.

He has built and led several Talent Management businesses from start up to exit for some of the world’s most successful workforce solution providers. Influential, highly regarded and well known within the Talent Management space, Stephen is a key contributor to fresh thinking and innovation; shaping and driving the industry through his approach to thought leadership and client solutioning.

Stephen is the Head of Talent Management for the Rethink Group a Global Talent Management company with £125m annual turnover and 250 employees.

Laura Wigley 150x150

Laura Wigley, Talent Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Working as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s recently created talent development team, Laura is currently leading the implementation of a renewed corporate focus on talent review, high potential development and succession planning. Since joining JLR in 2008 Laura has operational and specialist roles throughout the HR function.



Hay Group logo rethink logo Penna logo
Hay Group is a global management consulting firm that works with organisations to transform strategy into reality. We develop talent, organise people to be more effective and motivate them to perform at their best.Our expertise has been developed through 70 years of experience which is backed by high quality research and authoritative databases of organisational management information. Our clients are from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, across every major industry worldwide.Hay Group has a proven portfolio of services that improve performance and help organisations work – From bespoke consultancy to self-service tools supporting recurring HR processes.Hay Group UK website: http://www.haygroup.com/uk/
Hay Group UK Atrium website for our self service HR tools: http://atrium.haygroup.com/uk/
Rethink Talent Management – Transforms businesses into higher performance organisations through the development of long term partnerships, and the application of best practice solutions across the whole talent management lifecycle i.e. Workforce Planning, Attraction and Retention. By delivering these, we enable our clients to create competitive advantage by planning for, selecting, developing and promoting the best people.Our core proposition is an “all inclusive” managed service, which provides a complete end to end service. We provide the design, build, implementation and ownership of the end to end service, including delivery through our specialist teams across all attraction channels. This delivery is supported by our HR consulting services that enable added transformational value which in turn affects business impact.Our solution is purposely built to allow high impact strategic partnerships through forensic partner selection, effective partner engagement, end to end process and technology integration. Rethink delivers this complete managed service into our clients through the implementation of an astutely planned and structured change programme.We currently provide talent management services to a number of clients including Boots, Marks and Spencer, Sky, Admin Re, MSD, Communisis and iress. Organisations operate in an increasingly complex, turbulent, fast-paced world. As the environment that organisations operate in changes, so too do the leadership capabilities needed to deliver sustainable success.In a world where there are no straight lines, where no one follows the leader just because they are “the boss”, leaders must be able to create a compelling vision, set and articulate direction, and engage a diverse workforce to deliver the organisation’s objectives. In this uncertain world, the ability to accurately identify, assess, and effectively develop management and leadership capabilities is a core competence. For organisations it can mean the difference between success and failure.The consultants at Penna are experts in identifying and developing the management and leadership capability an organisation needs to deliver on its goals. We partner with leading organisations to deliver effective, high-impact leadership assessment and development solutions that deliver sustainable measurable results for individuals, teams and organisations.


Information for potential sponsors. If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please visit our sponsorship mini-site here or email or call sales at sales@symposium-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.



Social media

Follow our Company Page for event news and special offersDiscuss HR issues related to this event in our Linkedin GroupFollow us on TwitterFollow us on Facebook


Frequently Asked Questions

Conference Attendee Questions

Will I get the event presentations?


Download detailed instructions here.

For environmental reasons, we do not print conference presentations.  They become available as a download in your account on this site, shortly before the event.

When your order is completed online, an account it automatically created for you.

Please remember the account login and password you created during the event registration process.  You will need this to access the presentations.

The event presentations are added to this account shortly before the seminar and can then be downloaded. We will notify you when they are available.



In order for people to get the presentations they have to download them from an account on this website. 

If you made the booking, you can download them for your colleague as you already have an account – or they can create their own account.

To create an account, the attendee will need to purchase the documentation directly from the site.  Don’t worry – we will email them a “Coupon Code” to input which makes the purchase free of charge. 

Normally we email all attendees to notify them when the documentation is available online about one week before the event.  We include account set up instructions and the Coupon Code with that email. 



You can find the LOST PASSWORD screen under “MY ACCOUNT” on the top menu of our site or by clicking HERE.


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.

I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

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’.


I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

Sorry, but suppliers may not attend as delegates.

We do allow a strictly limited number of suppliers to exhibit.  Further exhibitor information can be found here or by calling our sales team on 020 7231 5100.

How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

Payment can be made by credit card when you book, or you can specify cheque, bank transfer or invoice etc. once you complete the registration form.

An invoice or receipt is automatically sent once booking is completed online.

For cheque and BACS payments, our account details can be downloaded here.

Credit card details can be taken by telephone, please call our account department on +44 (0)20 7231 5100. We do not store any credit card details used for payment.

Online credit card payments are transacted via Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use this facility.

How do I book an event?

You can book online
Simply scroll down the page to the “Tickets” section. Select the number of places you wish to book and then click “Add to Cart”. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can confirm your purchase details, enter any discount or special offer coupon codes you may have, and arrange payment.

You can book by telephone
Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

Event Date Changes

Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

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.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • 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.


Documentaion will be available following the evntCan’t Attend?  Buy the Presentations

You can purchase the event documentation, including the presentations, in a pdf format.  Please use the link here (attendees receive a copy of the presentations).


Book Here 

Please select the tickets you require below:



The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Talent Management and Leadership 2014 - Standard Rate
NB. Rate for in-house HR professionals only. Suppliers please call Tony Okbani 020 7231 5100.
£ 399.00
Talent Management and Leadership 2014 - Charity Rate
Discounted rate for registered charities.
£ 349.00


Thursday, 23 October 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£349.00 – £399.00
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,


Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
South Quay, Marsh Wall
London, E14 9SH United Kingdom


Symposium Events
020 7231 5100