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HRD and TrainingZONE: L&D highlights


In preparation for the CIPD's HRD show from 17-19 April, Sarah Fletcher highlights five key events for all your learning and development needs.

1. Tackling workplace war in a hostage situation

If managing office conflict sometimes feels like hostage negotiation, this masterclass from George Kohlrieser should help you to avoid any casualties of workplace war. Psychologist, hostage negotiator and professor of leadership and organisational behaviour at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), he shows why problems are overcome only by openly facing disputes, rather than running and hiding in the stationery cupboard.

Leadership: overcoming conflict, influencing others, raising performance
Thursday 19 April 2007
09:30 - 10:45
Chair: Geoff Armstrong, Director General, CIPD

Read other features on this topic:
Breaking up fights: doing it better. By Dan Martin
What happened next? Conflict resolution. By Sarah Fletcher
What happened next? Conflict management. By Sarah Fletcher

2. Leading by chance or skill?

Do people become leaders by skill or just by chance? Former BBC Director-General Greg Dyke talks about the core skills and practical application of theory necessary to be a strong leader.

Tuesday 17 April 2007
15:30 - 16:45
Chair: Jeff Grout, Business Consultant and Coach

Read other features on this topic:
Engaged? Probably not. By Matt Henkes
You can’t be a slob if you work a McJob. By Sarah Fletcher

3. Bill Bryson sparks your learning fire

In 'Igniting an Appreciation for Learning', Bill Bryson explains how he took seemingly dull topics and made them inspiring – and why this will help your business.

Thursday 19 April 2007
13:45 - 15:00
Chair: James Naughtie, Presenter, Radio 4's Today Programme

Read other features on this topic:
So your middle managers aren't performing? What have you been doing? By John Pope
Google: recruiting and developing top talent. By Sarah Fletcher

4. Change management

We might kick and scream when asked to uproot ourselves from processes we've practiced for years, but as organisations are constantly undergoing change, we should probably learn to cope with it. This seminar explores how to make such programmes work; speakers are Angie Gaspar, Head of Service, CONTACT, Staff Counselling Support and Stress Management, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust; David Gilmour, Managing Director, Castrol Marine, BP; Ruth Dunlop, Head of Leadership and Management Development, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust.

Tuesday 17 April 2007
15:30 - 16:45
Chair: Julian Rizzello, Principal Development Consultant, National School of Government

Read other features on this topic:
Change management: why is it so difficult to get right? By Bettina Pickering
Change management: use your common sense! By John Pope

5. Talent management for success

How do you identify talent and create the right environment to develop it within your organisation? Sean Wheeler, Group Director of People Development, Malmaison and Hotel du Vin Hotels and Jackie Orme, Chief Personnel Officer and VP HR, Pepsico UK and Ireland share their advice.

Thursday 19 April 2007
11:15 - 12:30
Chair: Rebecca Clake, Adviser, Organisation and Resourcing, CIPD

Read other features on this topic:
Don’t dismiss, talk. By Louise Druce
Recruiting talent: practical advice. By John Pope
Talent management: making it work. By Phil Rice


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