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Talent Management and Leadership Development 2015 Webinars


There 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 leaders need to change their strategies in order to stay ahead of these challenges. To develop & retain talent as well as building trust and loyalty across their workforce.

This conference examined how employers could think differently about talent management and leadership development. You will learn from HR professionals who are at the top of their game when it comes to managing their people!

A streamed audio file and slide presentations from the conference.

Fourteen sessions recorded live at the event.


Type: Presentation recorded at conference
Format: Clickable slide presentations plus streamed audio file only
Duration: 14 sessions – varying lengths

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There 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 leaders need to change their strategies in order to stay ahead of these challenges. To develop & retain talent as well as building trust and loyalty across their workforce.

This conference examined how employers could think differently about talent management and leadership development. You will learn from HR professionals who are at the top of their game when it comes to managing their people!

Nine key things you will learn from 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

The Event Programme:

Sessions from this conference available in the webinar include:

Session 01: Introduction and opening by the conference chair

Mike Malaure, Director, CMI
Session 02:  Future trends in leadership development• Examining the principals of on the job learning

  • The role of technology in development
  • Leveraging the principals of games

Josh Mackenzie, Managing Director, Development Beyond Learning

Session 03: 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

Session 04: Questions and discussion with the speakers
 Session 05: Knowledge share networking session

Session 06: Managing talent in a high culture high growth organisation

 Jane Sunley, CEO, Purple Cubed

Session 07:  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

Session 08:  Questions and discussion with the speakers

Session 09:  Knowledge share networking session

Session 10: 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

Session 11: Building a high performance culture with talent

Daryl Maitland, Senior HR Manager, Cafcass

Session 12:  Questions and discussion with the speakers
Session 13:  Rethinking leadership development

Steven Phillips, Senior Representative, Ideas Unlimited

Session 14: 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

Selected Speakers biographies:

Mike Malaure 150x150 Mike Malaure, Director, Chartered Management Institute (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.

Josh Mackenzie 150x150 Josh Mackenzie, Managing Director and Author, Development Beyond Learning

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.

Simon Drinkwater from LinkedIn 150x150 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”.

Jane Sunley 150x150 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.

Peter Sewell 150x150 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.

Claire Molin 150x150 Claire Molin, Senior Manager Organisation Development & Design, 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.

Daryl Maitland 150 x 150 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.

Steven Phillips 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,

PepsiCo, 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.

Rebecca Christianson from linkedIn 150x150 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.