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Talent Management & Leadership Development Summit 2015

Thursday, 22 October 2015 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

£349.00 – £399.00
Talent Management and Leadership Summit

Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit 2015

October 22 @ 9:30 am- 5:00 pm

Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London

Talent Management and Leadership Forum

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Why attend?

SummaryWhat You'll LearnWho's it ForSponsorsA Message from the Producer


9th Annual EventThere are many changes, from new technology to changing demographics affecting organisations. This combined with the global skills shortage during a time of growth are creating profound challenges in talent management. 

HR leadersTalent Management and Leadership Summit need to change their strategies in order to stay ahead of these challenges. To develop & retain talent as well as rebuilding trust and loyalty across their workforce.

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




Nine key things you will learn at this event:


  1. Gain greater understanding of your talent and trends within your business

  2. Use analytics to spot  talent trends and skills gaps

  3. Retain talented people and use development as a key to engagement

  4. Build robust workforce plans and pipelines across all levels so you are not left with a skills shortage 

  5. Prepare for 5 generations in the workplace and understand implications for leadership

  6. Gain buy-in for your talent strategy and demonstrate the value of investment

  7. Identify and employ top talent globally

  8. Learning and developing in today’s environment and for the future

  9. Global talent mobility

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


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Crown World Mobility helps corporations manage global talent and talented individuals perform on the global stage. 

We work with all stakeholders to find the right solution, implementing a global mobility program that is successful for everyone.  Services include research and consulting, assignment management, immigration services, compensation administration and employee and family support.

Crown World Mobility – How the world works better – www.crownworldmobility.com






Forward-thinking, specialist provider of professional development solutions for leaders, managers and young professionals.

We deliver unique, multi-faceted development programmes for leaders, managers and young professionals that are designed specifically to put on-the-job learning first.

Our unique Engagement Dynamics accelerate behavioural change, empowering organisations to get their leaders, managers and young professionals doing what they need them to do, on-the-job, where it counts.




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Founded in 2004 by Professor Peter Saville, Saville Consulting is an international assessment business working with organizations to identify, select and develop talented individuals and teams.

Our vision is to transform assessment around the world with leading edge psychometrics. All of our assessments have been developed through extensive research into what drives successful workplace performance.

Saville Consulting’s efficient and straightforward approach to apprentice recruitment helps clients recruit secure the best early careers talent using fresh and modern psychometric assessments.



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. 


Therapy Solutions certainly know how to create happy, healthy and motivated staff. Their Ergonomic Massage has been voted “Most Valued Reward” by 96% of employees.

A Tactical Reward, Employees appreciate managers have addressed the challenges they face daily such as stress and muscular aches but delivered the solution in the form of a reward! The massage is backed up by a benchmarking wellbeing survey giving measurable results.

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.

Hayley GriffinThis conference will look at ways organisations are innovating and thinking differently about talent management in order to develop and retain the skills they need for future growth.

Attend this conference to ensure you are able to keep up the magnitude of changes that are effecting today’s organisations.

Hayley Griffin
Conference Producer


This event will feature speakers from the following leading organisations:


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  Visa Logo AXA Logo Crown Logo

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Here is what they say:

“All the speakers were well informed and passionate.”
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“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

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Programme for Talent Management and Leadership Development Summit:


09:00 Coffee and registration

Chair’s opening remarks

Mike Malaure, Director, CMI

Leading, Engaging & Retaining talent, & the Future of Leadership Development

  • Discover the latest innovations transforming learning and development programmes around the world
  • Understand how to engage participants and their managers/coaches, retain talent and develop the skills needed for future growth
  • Explore the rise of the millennial and what this means for leadership development
Josh Mackenzie, Managing Director & Author, Development Beyond Learning (DBL)

Putting learning at the heart of our future; starting with our leaders

  • The challenges of leadership development in a rapidly evolving global company in a rapidly changing world
  • The role of Leaders in putting learning at the heart of AXA’s future.
  • Deciding what leaders of the future look like?
  • Developing leaders for tomorrow whilst meeting today’s needs. How are we going about it?
Simon Drinkwater, Group Leadership and Development Manager, AXA UK

Questions and discussion with speakers


Knowledge share networking session

Round table discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key talent and leadership challenges.

11:20 Refreshments and networking

Managing talent in a high culture high growth organisation

  • Understanding your culture and identifying the right cultural fit
  • Aligning internal and external selection processes
  • Building a reputation to attract like-minded individuals
Jane Sunley, CEO, Purple Cubed

The talent/mobility partnership

  • What does it mean to your organisation?
  • Aligning your policies and ensuring success
  • Measuring ROI on International Assignments
Peter Sewell, Regional Director, Crown World Mobility

Questions and discussion with speakers

12:40 Lunch and networking

Knowledge share networking


Taking a different approach to identifying and developing potential

  • Identifying key skills that will add value across the organisation
  • Developing potential across all levels from apprentice to board
  • Encouraging self-nomination
  • Promoting potential onto a proper career ladder
Claire Molin, Senior Manager OD, Visa Europe

Unified talent management systems

Ian Cole, Group Head of HR (Innovation & Delivery), Greene King

Building a  high performance culture with talent


Daryl Maitland,  Senior HR Manager, Cafcass

Harnessing tools & systems to drive quality in talent management

  • Automating and empowering the business to hold talent
  • Empowering employees to take charge of their own development
  • Successful data analytics and insights
  • What’s next for talent?
Ben Phillips, Head of Talent Capability, BP

Questions and discussion with speakers


Questions and discussion with speakers

15:05 Refreshments and networking

Rethinking leadership development

  • Developing leadership rather than leaders
  • Line led development
  • Enquiry based development
Steven Phillips, Director, Ideas Unlimited

Leadership development through emotional intelligence

  • Leadership and talent development for younger generations
  • Development from individual to board level
  • Underpinning philosophy and values early in career
  • Ensuring success now and in the future
Rebecca Christianson, Group Head of Talent, innocent drinks

Questions and discussion with speakers


Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference


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 Expert speakers at this event:

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Simon Drinkwater, Group Leadership and Development Manager, AXA UK

Simon has worked in HR for nearly 20 years, across many sectors, in large corporates and smaller SME’s, most notably for Lloyds Banking Group, PWC, The Number UK (118118), and most recently, Ludlow Street Healthcare where he was Head of HR and Training. Simon joined AXA four years ago, initially joining their Wealth Management business helping it drive through considerable organisational change where raising capability was a key priority. For the last year and a half he has been leading the AXA UK leadership and development agenda. Key to this is linking in with AXA globally as the company looks to transform itself to meet its longer term vision and goals. Simon also leads on performance management and plays a leading role looking at the employee side of the digital agenda within AXA, particularly how to “take HR mobile”.

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Steven Phillips, Director, Ideas Unlimited

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.

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Josh Mackenzie, Managing Director & Author, Development Beyond Learning (DBL)

Josh Mackenzie is Managing Director and author at Development Beyond Learning (DBL). Josh is widely considered one of the world’s innovative thought leaders in developing and engaging young professionals, supervisors and senior executive mentors.

Josh’s first book “The Graduate Edge” has been distributed in fifteen countries around the world to employers including Barclays, UBS, Credit Suisse, Shell, BNP Paribas, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and many more.

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Jane Sunley, CEO, Purple Cubed

Following a successful corporate career, Jane spent a number of years as Managing Director of a specialist recruitment company, which she co-founded. Having realised that if someone could help companies to become a great place to work, there wouldn’t be such a crisis over ‘the talent war’. In September 2001, she formed learnpurple which, in line with expansion, rebranded as Purple Cubed, early in 2013. 

Jane is a published, best-selling author having written ‘Purple your People: the secrets to inspired, happy, more profitable people’ (Crimson) in 2001, following up with ‘It’s Never OK to Kiss The Interviewer – and other secrets to surviving, thriving and high-fiving at work’ (LID) in 2013. In 2014 she was chosen from over 1600 authors to contribute to ’20/20 – 20 great lists by 20 outstanding business thinkers’. Jane’s writing is practical and common sense with stories and examples that clearly show how various tools and techniques can be applied to achieve results.

In addition to running Purple Cubed, Jane is a non-executive director and has been instrumental in the success of several high profile employment projects. She is the current president of HR in Hospitality, a panel member of the Economist Intelligence Unit, a visiting fellow at two UK Universities and is listed as one of the top 100 most influential women in the hospitality, travel, tourism and transport sectors. 

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Mike Malaure, Director, CMI

Mike brings his extensive international general management and corporate development experience to the CMI, with a proven track record of developing people and growing businesses from small / medium businesses to international listed groups.

Mike began his career in investment banking advising companies on mergers, acquisitions, business sales and IPOs.  After ten years, Mike transitioned to the client side with international general management roles within leading technology companies including Metastorm (now part of OpenText), Mosaix (now Avaya) and Sybase (now SAP).  After a further ten years, Mike moved into the professional services sector with international executive roles with Orgment and International SOS.

Mike has served as Non-Executive Director for a number of technology companies. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities & Investment Institute (FCSI), Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and Chartered Management Institute (FCMI).  Mike holds an MBA and MA in International Marketing from Brunel University. Also CF from Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Peter Sewell, Regional Director, Crown World Mobility

Peter is Crown World Mobility Regional Director. Peter is responsible for overseeing client programmes and service delivery, implementing group policies, working closely with expatriate tax and other suppliers. He is also in charge of reviewing existing local practices and leading project reviews with customers.
In his previous role as Head of Global Mobility for Tesco, Peter spent six years developing and implementing mobility policies and practices. During this time he created an off shore global employment company in the Far East. Previous to this he spent a further six years at Deloitte and was responsible for managing the expatriate services in consulting and outsourcing.

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Ian Cole, Group Head of HR (Innovation & Delivery), Greene King

After practicing as a property lawyer, Ian moved into HR as an L&D professional, before taking up more generalist roles. Ian has sourced and project managed the implementation of several HR systems relating to core HR, payroll, online recruitment, applicant tracking, learning management, enterprise social networking, onboarding, compensation, succession planning and performance management, in addition to developing eLearning content production, career pathway and video communications strategies.

Currently, Ian works as Group Head of HR for a FTSE 250 leisure sector business with 40,000 employees, where he has a cross-functional role developing technology, systems and processes to deliver core strategic objectives.

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Ben Phillips, Head of Talent Capability, BP

Ben is Head of Talent Capability within BP’s Group Talent & Learning function, based in London.  He joined BP in 2011, and has covered roles and projects across Talent, Leadership Development & Learning, and Resourcing.

In his current role, Ben works to ensure joined-up Talent Management across HR and the wider organisation – in terms of tools, processes, systems and philosophy – to provide a clear, simple and consistent talent offering that is connected to business outcomes, and to help BP’s people be successful in their careers.

Prior to BP, amongst other roles, Ben worked as a management consultant in People and Change Management at Accenture and Ernst & Young, and as a teacher in Osaka, Japan.

He is currently studying towards a Masters in Executive Coaching.

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Rebecca Christianson, Group Head of Talent, innocent drinks

Rebecca joined Innocent Drinks in early 2015 as their new Group Head of Talent. She has responsibility for driving the UK & European strategy around both talent acquisition and development including recruitment, talent and potential, management and leadership development, learning and development, executive coaching, leadership team effectiveness and graduate programmes. Rebecca has worked across the finance, gas and engineering plus government sectors in the UK, Australia, South Africa and Europe in the organisational development space. Her work at BOC won a national award for best strengths based approach in leadership team effectiveness and featured in an article in Coaching at work.

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Daryl Maitland,  Senior HR Manager, Cafcass

Daryl is the Senior HR Manager at Cafcass, responsible for reward, engagement and health and wellbeing across the organisation. Since starting at Cafcass in 2007, he has helped transform the organisation from cutting edge to on the edge, culminating in it being assessed as Good with Outstanding leadership in a 2014 Ofsted inspection. His contribution to the HR service has helped ensure it is business-focused and strategically aligned to the business. The approach Cafcass has taken to health and wellbeing was recognised by Ofsted as Outstanding, and the work Daryl has pioneered in his current role helped Cafcass win ‘Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Benefits’ at the 2014 Employee Benefits Award. Prior to Cafcass, Daryl worked at Aldi Supermarkets. He is a passionate Newcastle United fan and has a keen interest in cycling

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Claire Molin, Senior Manager OD, Visa Europe

Claire joined Visa Europe in 2011 and is a Senior Manager in Visa Europe’s Organisational Development and Design Team.

Claire has responsibility for Talent and leadership development, Visa Europe’s coaching and mentoring strategy as well as employee engagement across the organisation. Claire has previously worked in organisational development, talent and learning roles for companies including Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Banking Group, Tata Global Beverages and The Walt Disney Company.

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.


Conference DocumentationCan’t Attend?  Buy the Presentations

You can purchase the event documentation, including the presentations, in a pdf format.  Buy the 2015 conference presentations here (attendees receive a copy of the presentations).

Alternatively, if you cannot wait for the 2015 event, get the 2014 presentations here.

Book below or call 020 7231 5100Book online at the end of this page or call the customer hotline on 020 7231 5100
Alternatively, join our mailing list for event updates and special offers.

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£ 399.00
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Thursday, 22 October 2015
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