Congress Masterclasses

We want you to be able to maximize your time with us at The HR Congress and find the most value! This is why we have developed a range of great masterclasses led by leading international HR experts on a wide selection of critical topics impacting the world of work. The masterclasses will take place on both Day One (19th November) and Day Two (20th November).

Each masterclass is limited entry – so make sure you book your ticket now before available seats sell out! We also have a few free 30-minute masterclasses available, courtesy of our generous sponsors – but please register for those sessions too – as spaces are also limited for them!

Masterclasses Day 1 – November 19

11:00 – 12:30 – IDEA LAB: Building the Empathy Centered Leadership Capabilities to Unlock People Potential By Claude Silver

Claude Silver, speaker at The HR Congress 2019Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia

During this 90-minute ‘idea lab’ session, you will have the chance to deep-dive into some of the ideas shared by Claude during her keynote session. This is not a lecture and certainly not a passive masterclass – rather an open dialogue on how to drive positive business outcomes while connecting people’s needs and aspirations with empathy and emotional awareness. Be ready to contribute and share. Read more about this masterclass here. 

11:00 – 12:30 – Disrupt or be Disrupted: Making Innovation Happen – Unlocking the Creative Human Potential in Organizations By Julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw, Professor at London Business School and Education Management Consultant

This Masterclass is a deep dive into the methods and personal qualities needed to make innovation happen in the business world today. Read more about this masterclass here. 

11:00 – 12:30 – Total Employee Experience in a High Performing Enterprise By Constantin von Mengersen

Constantin von Mengersen – Executive Chairman, TWC Consulting Group

Companies are increasingly obsessed with the ’employee’ starting with ’employer branding’ over ‘talent management’ to ‘total employee experience.’ It’s like a candy shop for employees, but be careful, it is often not a good thing to be stuck in the politically correct limelight, it’s dangerous and prone to a solid dose of ‘window-washing’. But dangers aside, people management is important and an engaged population crucial to the success of a high-performing enterprise. In this masterclass, we will go behind the hype and examine the fundamentals for achieving a satisfied and engaged population, along with the competencies you need to maintain a sustainable high-performing organization.

14:00 – 15:30 – Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption By Shane Cragun

Shane Cragun, Founding Principal, CEO, Author, Advisor at SweetmanCragun Group

Today’s disruptive, tumultuous, and ever-changing global business environment shows no signs of slowing. Shane Cragun believes that it is time for a wake-up call to those hoping to thrive in the 21st century. Read more about this masterclass here. 

14:00 – 15:30 – Reinventing Workforce Planning in the VUCA World By Adam Gibson

Adam Gibson, Speaker at The HR Congress 2019Adam Gibson, Director of Strategic Workforce Planning at Capita

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, robust planning has become critically important to organisations who want to succeed. Longer-term trends around the skills-gap, an ageing workforce and the continuing rise of populism are coupled with more recent challenges like declining confidence in global economic growth, a slowdown in Chinese investment and, of course, Brexit. Read more about this masterclass here. 

14:00 – 15:30 The HR Value Masterclass, Pieter Voskamp, ServiceNow

Pieter Voskamp, Principal HR Strategist, EMEA, ServiceNow

The focus of this masterclass is on finding new sources of value for HR. It will deliver:
• Insight into the blockers in your HR workflows;
• Opportunities to free up time and resources;
• A roadmap for HR transformation.
Each participant will go home with a tangible outcome of their masterclass session, fully dedicated to their specific situation.

14:00 – 15:30 – Ignite – How to Create a Motivated Workforce That Drives Business Results By Max Hunter

Max Hunter, Chief Joy Officer, Loylogic

Are you swimming in a sea of ‘new work’, ‘war for talent’, ‘agile’, ‘VUCA’ and want to know how make a real impact in your organisation?

It’s all about motivated people. In this interactive masterclass, you will be introduced to the Roots & Fruits methodology for understanding and improving the 4 key motivation drivers of your people. Max will help you uncover the reason(s) why your people are not as engaged as the CEO would like and what you can do about it. Read more about this masterclass here.

Masterclasses Day 2 – November 20

11:00- 12:30 – The Elephant in the Room – Understand, Manage and Prevent the Dark Side of Leadership at Work By Adrian Furnham

Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology, Norwegian Business School

The idea of leadership failure and derailment has been brushed under the carpet for far too long and only now are statistics appearing on the sheer numbers who fail. However in today’s #metoo era corporate HR leaders must step up and take responsibility for understanding and preventing leadership derailment at work and offer psychological safety for employees. Read more about this masterclass here. 

11:00- 12:30 – IDEA LAB: The Code of The Extraordinary Mind – In Conversation with Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani, Founder & CEO, Mindvalley

During this 90 minute ‘idea lab’ session, you will have the chance to deep-dive into some of the ideas shared by Claude during her keynote session. This is not a lecture and certainly not a passive masterclass – rather an open dialogue on how to maximize human potential at the workplace – and in life. Read more about this masterclass here. 

13:45- 15:15 – The Culture MAPP – Unlocking the Secrets to a High Performance Culture By Siobhan McHale

Siobhan McHale, Executive General Manager HR (CHRO), Dulux Group

Does your company seem to constantly struggle with dissatisfied customers, underperforming employees or disappointed shareholders? If you look “under the hood’ of your business you will invariably find a culture issue. Read more about this masterclass here. 

13:45- 15:15 – #FixFeedback: Creating a New Culture of Feedback By Laura Grealish

Laura Grealish, Executive Leadership Consultant, PeopleFirm LLC

Let’s face it: feedback has lost its way. Feedback has the power to lift us up, help us grow, and even change the course of our lives. Yet too often it fails to deliver on this promise. Read more about this masterclass here.


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Ticket prices start at €495!