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!

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. 

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 – 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.

Developed in cooperation with behavioural economists and complemented with the latest research and in-depth on the job experience, the Roots & Fruits will help you crack the code.

In this very engaging session, you will create bespoke solutions, also learning from each other’s experiences, advice and feedback. You will walk out with concrete ideas for your organisation and some useful tips on how to sell and implement them internally.

Masterclasses Day 2 – November 20

11:00 – 12:30 – How to Design a Digital Workforce Experience By Jason Averbook

Jason Averbook, CEO & Co-Founder at Leapgen, Thought Leader, Author, Futurist.

Join this interactive masterclass to learn more about why the concept of the ‘digital workforce experience’ is such a cornerstone feature of Jason Averbook’s work – and a part of why modern digital transformations are so often misunderstood. Read more about this masterclass here. 

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, University College London

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 M. Tamra Chandler

M. Tamra Chandler, CEO & Founder, 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.

Join me and our movement to fix feedback once and for all. In this interactive session we’ll make a new start, wiping the slate clean of old, ineffective ideas and practices. We’ll lay the foundations for a new approach to feedback, and ensure you leave with proven strategies for increasing the fairness, focus, and frequency of feedback in your organization. Together we’ll explore ways to create a true culture of feedback in a safe and inspiring environment where your people can thrive.


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