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The 10th Annual Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit 2016

Thursday, 20 October 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London

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10th-annual-event-blueDo you agree that attracting the right talent to your organisation is not enough and that you should take a more strategic approach when planning your future workforce? Do you feel that your employees have lots of potential that needs to be identified, strengthened and continually developed? Are you wondering how your organisation may benefit from putting more effort into talent retention and leadership development? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then the Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit is designed to give you solutions to your biggest challenges when creating and enhancing a truly complex and robust HR strategy at your organisation.

In a fast-paced, commercially driven environment, HR leaders are facing many changes that make their work more and more challenging. The wake of Brexit is only one of them! Taking a more strategic approach is crucial when dealing with new technological advancements, changing demographics and global skills shortages.

This conference will examine how employers are thinking differently about talent management and leadership development. You will learn from HR specialists who are at the top of their game when it comes to managing their people.


You will learn to :

  • Gain greater understanding of your talent and trends within your business
  • Use analytics to spot talent trends and skills gaps
  • Retain talented people and use development as a key to engagement
  • Build robust workforce plans and pipelines across all levels so you are not left with a skills shortage
  • Prepare for five generations in the workplace and understand implications for leadership
  • Gain buy-in for your talent strategy and demonstrate the value of investment
  • Identify and employ top talent globally
  • Learning and developing in today’s environment and for the future
  • Global talent mobility


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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?

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

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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’.


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?

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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.



Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna helps companies simplify the complexity associated with transforming their leadership and workforce so they can accelerate results, with less risk.

We do this by helping their employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop better careers, and transition into new jobs. As the world’s leading integrated Talent Development and Transition company, we have the local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry-leading technology required to simplify the complexity associated with executing critical talent and workforce initiatives, reducing brand and operational risk.

Web address is www.lhhpenna.com


Ideas Unlimited

Ideas Unlimited has been putting high performance, heart and humanity into programmes of development and change since 1996.

We deliver authentic, inspiring leadership and change programmes for international clients, transforming business performance with a measurable impact on leaders, teams and employees. We make a tangible difference for clients, proven by measurable results. Our talented team of unique individuals is united by Uncommon Insight.

This enables us to challenge the status quo, disrupt the norm – so you can deliver breakthroughs in performance.


dbl-logo-2 Development Beyond Learning

We exist to change lives by having a positive impact on people and their organisations.To achieve this, we’re changing the game in learning and development.

Development Beyond Learning (DBL) is a forward-thinking, specialist provider of professional development solutions for leaders, managers and young professionals.Through measureable, high impact and scalable development programmes, our unique approach focuses on changing behaviours on the job, where it counts.

11 years in the global learning and development field

16 countries where DBL programmes are being delivered

2 international industry awards

3,888 people on DBL programmes in 2016

2 and 875 the single smallest and largest DBL programmes in 2016

Make smart decisions about learning.




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 or contact our sales team at sales@symposium-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.


This event is for you if you are a:

  • HR Director or Head of HR
  • Head of Talent
  • Learning & Development Professional
  • Leadership Development Manager
  • Recruitment Manager


Our thought leaders

This event includes speakers from…

  • Philips
  • Telefonica
  • Royal Mail
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • Ideas UnLimited
  • Adidas
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Coca Cola
  • Development Beyond Learning


09:00 Coffee and registration
09:30 Chair’s opening remarks – Josh Mackenzie, Managing Director, Development Beyond Learning
09:45 ‘Dear Doctor – symptoms and diagnosis of several T&D ailments in our organisation’

  • Analyzing the symptoms when T&D clearly isn’t on employees diet sheets
  • ‘Treating’ malnourished employees
  • Measuring the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Encouraging Managers to promote healthier T&D diets

Tony Cooke, HR Director, Adidas Group

10:10 ‘Beyond the Blend – Measuring leadership competency on the job

  • Opportunities to use data to enable better learning decisions across the 70:20:10 model
  • An innovative approach to measuring leadership competencies on the job where it counts
  • How to enable better learning decisions –  creating opportunities to measure learning, capture data and report in ways that are meaningful

Adam Culligan, Global Head of Design and Delivery, Development Beyond Learning 

10:35 Questions and discussion with speakers
10:45 Panel discussion: The future model of a leadership that will make you stand out from the competitors and achieve your business goals

  • What does it mean to be a leader in today’s fast-paced working environment
  • What skills the future leader should have
  • Why developing leadership skills is important to your organisation
11:10 Refreshments and networking
11:30 Winning with talent: business enabled by talent strategy – tbc

  • exploring the choices behind selectively identifying and investing in talent to enable business strategy
  • exploring the application beyond typical workforce needs; examples from sports, art and the world around us

Savio D’Souza, Talent & Development Director, Europe, The Coca-Cola Company

11:55 VUCA world is happening now! Are you and your people prepared?

  • How to adapt when traditional development methods are not fit for purpose
  • The principal and practice of inquiry-based leadership and management development
  • Developing your internal coaching capability for developing and retaining talent and leadership

Dominic Carter, Director, Ideas Unlimited Steven Phillips, Director, Ideas Unlimited

12:20 Questions and discussion with speakers
12:30 Lunch and networking
13:30 Knowledge share networking session Roundtable discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key talent management challenges
14:00 Identifying leadership potential and how to help managers build it

  • This session will explore: why critical to address High Potentials and talent from a demographic and financial perspective; practical model of core underlying capabilities, that avoids the trap of assessing against current leadership competencies – horizon fallacy; the managerial skills that need to be developed to ensure a healthy pipeline of talent.

Dr. John Mahoney, Global Head of Learning, Philips Lighting

14:00 Aligning strategic talent and diversity to commercial imperatives

  • Creating strategic alignment across key talent touch points
  • Enabling structures to create authentic advocacy
  • Integrating solutions

Liza Strong, Head of Organisational Talent and Diversity, Royal Mail Group

14:25 Talent management in a VUCA world – the NHS 

  • The NHS is the 4th largest employer in the world, working in a complex political environment. We have many dedicated and talented staff, who are highly values driven. With over 450 individual organisations how do we develop a flexible yet consistent approach to talent management. This session shares our approach to these challenges.

Anne-Marie Archard, Head of Leadership, NHS Leadership Academy

14:25 How to build a diversity and inclusion agenda in an evolving landscape

  • Aligning agenda to the business
  • Building internal communities
  • Aligning to employee goals

Geoffrey Williams, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, EMEA, Thomson Reuters

14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers 14:50 Questions and discussion with speakers
15:00 Refreshments and networking
15:20 Talent segments and differentiating the experience – an O2 case study

  • Moving from performance to potential
  • Who matters most?
  • Differentiating the talent experience

Michelle Adams, Head of Leadership, Talent & Resourcing, Telefónica UK

15:45 Leadership in Volatile Times: redefining the leadership capability framework at Barclays

  • Barclays continues to face disruption, volatility, unpredictable change and complexity.
  • We know that the challenges we face wouldn’t be solved by applying the old technical skills leaders learned in the past, and that we need leaders who can thrive in ambiguity. With challenges that are shifting unpredictably, predictable skills won’t address them.
  • Instead of updating a list of skill competencies, we wanted to build a framework focused around the ways leaders think. We redefined a leadership capability framework around vertical leadership and constructivist learning theories that would allow us to spot leaders that think and interpret the world differently.
  • The case study will talk through how we approached this and what we’ve learned along the way.

Hana Searson, Group Head of Executive Development, Barclays

16:10 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:20 Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference

Expert speakers at this event:


Josh Mackenzie, Managing Director, Development Beyond Learning

Josh Mackenzie is Managing Director at Development Beyond Learning (DBL) the award winning, forward thinking specialist provider of professional development solutions for leaders, managers and young professionals.

A high performing young executive who leads a global team in Australia and the UK, Josh is now based in London where DBL has quickly developed a reputation as a disruptor in the learning and development space. Numerous multinational corporate organisations have joined DBL’s client family, building upon many years of success in Australia and Asia.

Josh and his team are regularly invited to speak at industry conferences across the globe

Tony Cooke

Tony Cooke, HR Director, Adidas Group

Tony Cooke joined adidas, area North as HR Director in July 2001 with the responsibility for all HR functions throughout the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg. He was formerly HR Director of William Baird PLC and prior to this held senior HR Management roles at GEC Plessey and the National Westminster Bank. In 2006 the adidas Group grew further with the integration of the Reebok brand, and in turn Tony was appointed Vice President HR, North Europe. Tony is responsible for the organisations award winning CSR strategy; initiating many of the fundraising schemes for local and international charities. He is also the driving force behind the accolade of becoming ‘Britain’s Healthiest Company’ 4 years in succession. Tony is married with 3 children and is an avid Liverpool Football Club supporter.


Adam Culligan, Global Head of Design and Delivery, Development Beyond Learning

Adam joined DBL in 2011 as a Consultant, passionate about designing and delivering professional and leadership development programs for young professionals, managers and senior mentors. Making an immediate impact and sustaining that through the past 5 years, all reviews from his work have come back touting his energy, enthusiasm and knowledge as making each program among the best the participants have ever experienced.

As part of DBL’s globalization, Adam has been heading up our design and delivery function across the planet. Ensuring we deliver world class development programs on all four corners of the planet, Adam’s primary focus this year has been to continue improving our already successful programs, leverage the new technologies DBL has invested so heavily in, and design a new recruitment and training strategy to cement our ability to deliver consistency to all our clients, regardless of region.



Savio D’Souza, Europe Talent & Development Director, Coca-Cola

Savio has worked across The Coca-Cola System for 14 years, beginning with the Company’s Bottling Investments Group entity in India, followed by talent and capability roles with a remit across markets in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Eurasia, and his most recent role in Europe. In his current role Savio leads the Company’s talent & capability agenda across Europe specifically managing talent, leadership development and capability development through the Coca-Cola University. Savio is an experienced coach and facilitator and has an Honours degree in Science, a Human Resources MBA and aspires to be a lifelong learner.

Michelle Adams, Head of Leadership, Talent & Resourcing, Telefónica UK

Minimising business risk and protecting business continuity are at the heart of Michelle’s role in O2 UK. Passionate about ensuring HR has commercial edge and drives tangible business results she is responsible for Resourcing, Talent Management, Leadership and Talent Development, Early Careers programmes and D&I. One team, joining the dots to ensure O2 attracts, keeps, develops and promotes the best and most diverse people now and for the future. Previously an HR Business Partner for many years in Retail, Manufacturing and Telecomms she is known for creativity, diplomacy, optimism, energy and injecting a bit of fun into proceedings. Michelle lives in beautiful Henley-on-Thames with her fiance and son

Dr. John Mahoney, Global Head of Learning, Philips Lighting

After graduating in psychology and post-graduate research at the University of London and Norway (Bergen), John joined SHL Group plc, one of the world’s leading HR assessment and psychometric firms. During 10 years with SHL he was responsible for all UK assessment centre business, and set up and ran SHL’s International Consulting team based in the Netherlands. John then moved into the financial sector and over 13 years held positions as Global Head of Human Capital at UBS AG, and Global Head of Talent Strategy with the Japanese securities firm Nomura. Following a shift in sectors, John took up a role with Royal Philips, a leading Dutch Technology and Health Company. Initially as Global Head of Organisational Effectiveness and now as Chief Learning Officer for Lighting his particular interests are in identifying leadership potential (the subject of his doctorate), succession, performance management and building and delivering adult learning frameworks to deliver on support business objectives. John is a research fellow and lecturer at CASS London Business School, and a member of the University of London School of Management research advisory board.

Liza Strong, Head of Organisational Talent and Diversity, Royal Mail Group

Liza is currently Head of Organisational Talent and Diversity at Royal Mail. She joined Royal Mail in 2013 after having led the Engagement, Talent, Resourcing and Learning and Development function at EE, previously Orange and T-Mobile and prior to that International Power, a FTSE 50 organisation. Liza has worked across many industries, namely Financial Services, Hospitality and Retail. She led her own consultancy practice in South Africa, has been published and spent some time outside of HR in a line role as an underwriting manager. She is a regular speaker at conferences and has represented Royal Mail externally. Liza has a Social Sciences degree, a Human Resources Management Honours degree and an MBA. She is an Ashridge trained coach and grievance counsellor. She is married, has two teenage daughters and supports Hospice.

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Anne-Marie Archard, Head of Leadership, London Leadership Academy

Anne-Marie has been working in the public sector for over 20 years and in the last 10 has focused on leadership development and workforce development. She has held a variety of roles at a strategic level in the NHS including being the national lead on the NHS leadership qualities framework at the Leadership Centre, overseeing the development of Workforce for London, the NHS London workforce strategy, and being Programme Lead for the leadership team at NHS London. Currently she is the Head of the London Leadership Academy, the local delivery partner of the NHS Leadership Academy where she focuses on the commissioning, design and delivery of leadership development programmes that address the challenges of leading health organisations in a capital city. She is an active qualified coach, coach supervisor and facilitator.


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Dominic Carter, Director, Ideas Unlimited

Dominic has been an executive coach and consultant to large corporates for over 10 years, a consultant at Ideas Unlimited since 2011 and a director since 2014. He specialises in developing versatility in leaders and agility in organisations. His clients have included: AQA, Arqiva, Aviva, BAE Systems, Google, Greencore, John Lewis, RBS, Rolls Royce, Sky, Standard Life, Tesco, Unilever, Warburtons and Wolff Olins. Dominic was a co-founder of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology in 2007 and has deep experience of developing strengths-based approaches to management. Starting his career in human resource management at the BBC, Dominic went on to lead HR in the start-up of ITV company Westcountry Television and later to HR, leadership development and organisation development roles at Alcatel, the world’s largest telecoms company. As HR Director of Alcatel’s internet access business, he orchestrated the creation of an organisation that built a 50% share of the world market for ADSL equipment and he was responsible for people in the $7 billion acquisition of Newbridge Networks.


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Steven’s career to date has included working on entrepreneurship for the UK government and international development with the UN before focusing on corporate leadership, building on his own experience as a leadership team member. As a director of Ideas Unlimited for 14 years, Steven’s clients have included John Lewis, Tesco, Camelot, RBS, Sky, PepisCo, Unilever, ATS-Euromaster, BT, EY, NHS, RWE-npower, Standard Life and Wolff-Olins. This work centres on Steven advising and partnering with these major organisations at the most senior level, to develop innovative approaches to leadership and organisational development challenges – particularly through times of tough and turbulent change and renewal. In addition, Steven is committed to continuously developing his own knowledge around the psychology of work and leadership, and has recently completed the Tavistock Institute’s prestigious one-year programme for those working with Dynamics at Board Level.


Geoffrey Williams Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion, EMEA, Thomson Reuters

Geoffrey has over 10 years Human Resources experience in Recruitment, Talent Management, OD and Diversity and Inclusion, currently he leads Thomson Reuters D&I agenda across the EMEA region and recently globally launched Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion index. Geoffrey has a diverse career journey starting his working life in the entertainment industry then moving into health care, rail and media. A co-founder of www.RockingUrTeens.com a social enterprise that introduces young people to the world of work & aims to connect the teens to a positive and vibrant future. Geoffrey is passionate about his work and changing cultures and inspiring people to be their best.


Hana Searson Hana Searson, Group Head of Executive Development, Barclays

Hana is Barclays Group Head of Executive Development and an organisational psychologist – accountable for the identification and development of the most senior leaders across Barclays. She has been with the bank for 6 years; before Barclays she was Head of Talent at Inspirational Development Group Consulting, and previously spent 11 years at Reuters and then Thomson Reuters in learning and talent. She is a Non-Executive Director of Divento Financials Ltd., focusing on increasing social diversity in the financial industry, and is the co-chair of Barclays Working Families Network; an employee network focused on providing a supportive network for Barclays Colleagues who are parents or carers. A certified coach, Hana has a degree in English, a Masters in Philosophy, an MSc. in Organisational Psychology and is completing a further Master’s degree in psychology. Hana has lived and worked in Kuwait, Hong Kong, Italy and Ireland and is married with two young children.

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