You are on page 1of 4

Summit

Creating the workforce you need


to meet the challenges ahead
2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
The King’s Fund, London
Join public sector HR professionals for a day of debate,
new thinking and best practice.

Speakers include
Dusty Amroliwala, director, civil service workforce, Cabinet Office
Jan Hutchinson, HR director, Ordnance Survey
Alison McKenzie-Folan, head of people services and organisational
development, Wigan council
Fiona Narburgh, head of strategy and communications,
Wychavon district council
Martin Tiplady, director of HR, Metropolitan Police

register today
2 for 1 delegate place offer
Available until Friday 17 December* when
you register at guardian.co.uk/hrsummit

Sponsor
PROGRAMME
09.00 Registration and coffee

09.30 Chair’s welcome


Duncan Brown, director, HR business development,

Summit
Institute for Employment Studies

2011
09.40 What role for HR? An outlook for the public sector
The public sector is facing great change, with the potential for
a radical overhaul of the way services are delivered over the
coming years. This session will ground your thinking for the day
by discussing the outlook for public services, the effect on your
workforce and assessing the skills you need as an HR leader.
Martin Tiplady, director of HR, Metropolitan Police

10.20 Motivating your workforce for increased productivity


In an age of delivering more, better and for less, you need to
Creating the workforce ensure your workforce are engaged with organisational goals
and are willing to change the way they work. How can you
you need to meet the ensure your employees are motivated and hard working despite
challenges ahead job cuts, potential pay freezes and increased workloads?
Alison McKenzie-Folan, head of people services and
organisational development, Wigan council

10.50 Morning coffee


11.10 Restructuring your workforce 14.30 Case study: Sourcing and re-skilling to deliver the workforce
The high cost of people transition within the public sector you need
workforce requires creative solutions for managing people
and costs during a time of unprecedented financial challenge. 15.00 Roundtable discussions and action plans
This session will explore strategic approaches to restructuring
your workforce without damaging front line services.
Ian Tomlinson-Roe, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers 15.20 Afternoon coffee

11.40 Roundtable discussions and action plans


15.40 Planning future workforce requirements
12.30 How can you support employees through complex change Ensuring you have the right people in the right roles, without
programmes? duplication or overlap is a vital part of becoming more efficient.
To meet significant cuts in budget, public sector workers will How can you re-design your organisation to meet organisational
be required to radically change the way they think and operate. goals and fit new methods of service delivery? How might you
How can you help your employees embrace new ways of working collaborate better with other organisations to deliver more
and ensure they are engaged in the process? Ordnance Survey efficient ways of working?
will share their experiences, and discuss common challenges Dusty Amroliwala, director, civil service workforce, Cabinet Office
and how to overcome these.
Jan Hutchinson, HR director, Ordnance Survey 16.10 Closing debate: Lessons from other sectors
What lessons can the public sector learn from the private and voluntary
sectors – and how can you take this information to improve HR
13.00 Lunch strategies in your organisation? Hear how other organisations have
cut costs and improved levels of engagement and motivation through
successful HR strategies.
14.00 Case study: Engaging people in tough times Helen Giles, HR director, Broadway and managing director, Real People
How do you keep your staff turned on and not just turning up?
What really makes the difference to how people feel about working 17.00 Chair’s closing remarks
for you? How do you balance the doom and gloom of cuts with Duncan Brown, director, HR business development,
keeping the business going and growing differently? Fiona offers Institute for Employment Studies
some very practical tips to help organisations survive and thrive.
Fiona Narburgh, head of strategy and communications,
Wychavon district council If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the
HR Summit, please contact Tim Jenkins on 020 3353 2598
or email tim.jenkins@guardian.co.uk

The speakers, programme and venue are correct at time of print, but are subject
to change. Please visit guardian.co.uk/hrsummit for speaker updates.
Why attend the HR Summit? By attending the summit you will:

The current financial situation facing the public sector will require large  earn how to get more from your workforce
L
scale change in the way services are delivered and how workforces will Hear strategies for improving efficiencies within your organisation
function. In order to survive, HR teams will need to ensure they are ready Ensure your workforce are prepared for new delivery models
to operate in a new culture. Learn from real life case studies and examples of best practice
Network with colleagues from across the sector and work together
Preparing you for the challenges ahead, the summit will include to share challenges and ideas
discussions about the future of HR, with inspiring case studies Gain insights from other sectors to ensure the public sector is leading
demonstrating improvements in productivity, engagement, motivation HR policy and practice
and workforce planning. The event will provide you with interactive Assess how the role of an HR leader is changing
debates and discussion time allowing you to share your challenges Ensure your organisation is engaged and motivated to achieve
and design strategies for your organisation. organisational goals
Discover how you can inspire cultural change to increase productivity
and better adapt to new ways of working
Who should attend?

This one day event will bring together HR professionals from across
the public and voluntary sector, providing an opportunity to share new
thinking and ideas, find real solutions and talk about lessons learnt.

Designed for heads of human resources, talent management, workforce


planning and organisational development, the summit will also provide
valuable learning for chief executives, line managers, heads of business
areas and anyone involved in making decisions about cultural change.
Delegate prices
Voluntary sector rate: £195 + VAT

Public sector rate: £250 + VAT


2 for 1 delegate place offer
Available until Friday 17 December* when Private sector rate: £650 + VAT
you register at guardian.co.uk/hrsummit
Rate of VAT is subject to change depending on time of booking

For further information about the event email


*Special early-bird offer for public and voluntary sector hrsummit@medivents.co.uk or call 01462 744054