Designing the Leadership Requirements of the Future

This session is an interactive workshop with small breakout groups. You will be matched with similar peers to co-curate frameworks to help drive your people strategy – using our unique workshop technology and digital interactive tools, you will explore radical new ideas and enjoy face-to-face networking with like-minded people leaders.

Empathetic, adaptable, creative, entrepreneurial, virtual ready….

Over the course of 2020, the skillset required of leaders has changed rapidly, and they are under more pressure than ever to perform. Managers hold the keys that organisations need for success – engagement, strategy implementation, resilience – but current leadership models are designed to be rolled out in circumstances that look nothing like the ones we find ourselves in today. As the needs of businesses continue to change, how do we make the shift from trying to fit employee populations into models, to developing framing devices that allow leaders to follow a more agile path?

This two-part session will explore the role of HR as “curators”, guiding leaders to make confident informed choices rather than following prescribed processes. Using the coaching literature as an example, delegates will examine where on the journey they are in their own organisation before creating a blueprint for moving from set models to guiding principles.

What is an interactive workshop? 

HRD: A Virtual Experience will be running a new format of interactive sessions – a strategy focussed presentation combined with a follow-up workshop session on directly related content. 

During the presentation (~20 mins) delegates will hear from an expert practitioner or thought leader on a key challenge area highlighted by our in-house market analysis and research. This will take the form of research-based insights, practical experiences and strategic thought leadership.  

This presentation will be followed by the opportunity to join their peers in an intimate workshop discussion (~40 mins). Delegates will be automatically moved into smaller breakout groups. Guided by a facilitator, they will have the opportunity to discuss their thoughts on the presentation, share their own experiences and work through a series of tasks or discussion points to cocreate their own blueprints to immediately apply within their organisation.  

After the workshop, delegates will have the opportunity to join an invite-only forum in order to continue to connect as a community with those they met in their workshop, and others interested in the challenge area. 

Why are we running these? 

In discussions with our community there were a few aspects that stood out as key to valuable learning experiences. We’ve developed the programme to deliver the opportunity to learn directly from expert sources grounded in real-world experience, whilst also creating the space to discuss individual and complex challenges in depth with peers. The workshops are designed for participants to co-create and tailor frameworks and blueprints that have immediate relevance to their business. These discussions and new connections will grow into authentic networks that delegates can continue to tap into and support each other in. 

HRD: A Virtual Experience will create the forum for highly focussed learning and connection, allowing senior HR practitioners and people leaders to: 

  • solve their critical business challenges for tangible business value 
  • share strategic information and experiences 
  • co-create solutions in a collaborative environment 

create lasting connections with like-minded peers 

Target focus/Challenge area 

Developing leadership development frameworks that meet the changing needs of organisations.   

Senior practitioners with interests/challenges in:   

  • The transition into the virtual/blended workplace and how to support managers with that transition   
  • Organisations looking to revamp their leadership models – with a particular focus on empathy, vulnerability etc. Likely to be more traditional organisations that have this challenge  
  • Large organisations with extensive leadership development programmes that need a refresh.   

Benefits of attending 

  • Understand which new skills leaders need to lead effectively in this changing environment   
  • Critically examine current leadership development plans to find which skills are underdeveloped and where current capabilities lie.   
  • Begin developing new frameworks for leadership development within your organisation that prioritises the skills and capabilities that will set your business ahead.   

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Hamira Riaz

Vice President Strategic Leadership

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