Congress Agenda

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The HR Congress Agenda for 2019 has been intentionally designed to bring you the most relevant content that will help you to not only succeed in your business and workplace, but make a lasting positive contribution to the lives of your employees!

The HR Congress will feature a selection of pre-Congress Workshops, inspirational Keynote presentations, six elective tracks, a range of Masterclasses, an Awards Ceremony, numerous networking opportunities and even a Drinks Reception that will rival any taking place on the Riviera.

So, what do you want to experience and learn more about this year?

We’re currently working hard to update the agenda for you. We recommend checking in again shortly to see how it takes shape!

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  • *Pre-Congress Workshop Day

    November 18, 2019

  • Day 1

    November 19, 2019

  • Day 2

    November 20, 2019

  • One of the perennial truisms of HR is that talent comes and goes. Attrition is a staple part of HR’s planning and strategic initiatives, and it’s probably never going to go away entirely. Despite this, it undoubtedly still hurts when high performers, leaders, and potential leaders leave the organization – throwing carefully prepared pipelines into disarray. In an era of digital, agility, and that ‘disruption’ word, it’s utterly essential that HR has the ability and means to establish a leadership pipeline that not only identifies leadership talent early, but ensures that the talent remains within the organization through to maturity. Join this workshop to learn more about the practical steps you can take to future-proof your leadership pipeline, and ensure continuity for your organization in times of rapid change.
    Pre-Congress Workshop

  • It’s a tale as old as time - the employee and their boss. Try as we might to divorce ourselves from this relationship dynamic, it is simply an enormous part of our everyday lives. Join this pre-Congress Workshop to learn more about how to succeed with any type of boss and deliver value to the organization. This workshop will be particularly pertinent for aspiring HR leaders who wish to influence, support, and drive initiatives in their organization - especially those who must deal with senior management and powerful stakeholders of every type.
    Pre-Congress Workshop

  • One of the fundamentals of HR’s role in the modern organization is to shape and drive the creation of a workplace culture that engages, includes, and motivates. Building a company that provides psychological safety, equality of opportunity, and promotes great business practices that lead to success is the Holy Grail for most HR professionals. And while it is not an easy task, there are some insights that will potentially help along this journey. So, join this workshop to learn more about how to lead by example at work, and actively create a culture and workplace environment that goes beyond after work drinks and performance bonuses.
    Pre-Congress Workshop

  • Design thinking often gets left out of a lot of HR’s conversations – mostly due to a misappropriation of its true value. Yes, at its core, it’s about making things look better, more intuitive, easier to use, and aesthetically pleasing. But it’s also about real, practical applications of how to create value. In today’s digital era, design thinking shouldn’t be just for graphic designers, marketers, and IT professionals. It’s a part of the new digital skill set that’s going to set some HR professionals (and indeed all professionals) a part from the rest. Join this workshop to learn more about how design thinking can be applied in HR, and the myriad of ways it impacts the development of HR’s future self and the workplace.
    Pre-Congress Workshop

  • With the advancements available in technologies today, it is now not only possible but arguably essential that HR departments move towards creating individually tailored employee experiences. With the ability to individualize the employee life cycle from recruitment to exit interview (and everywhere in-between), HR now has more options than ever before to provide the best possible experiences to individual employees. With the help of mobile applications, analytics, and more indirect means such as teaming and network analysis – HR now has a unique range of means to capitalize on potential. Join this workshop to learn more about the strategic benefits and rewards available to the business by creating individualized experiences for your employees.
    Pre-Congress Workshop

  • The time for HR professionals to partner with the business is over. HR professionals now must be strategic leaders within the organization, possessing a wide range of business skills and technical acumen. HR professionals must also posses the ability to lead with confidence – and not just within the HR department. They are tasked now with a number of critical change initiatives, new programs, and organizational duties that require genuine, authoritative, empathetic, and passionate leadership. This track will explore how HR leadership is evolving in the contemporary organization, and why HR professionals hold immense potential for organizational growth.
    Organization & Leadership

  • This track will be dedicated to exploring the practices and lessons that high-performing HR organizations can provide. As HR evolves, there are a certain number of organizations who have begun to leverage HR’s new competencies to create high-performing teams. Some of the topics we’ll discuss in this track include how HR can drive the new workforce agenda, aligning culture, performance, leading the digital transformation of the organization, and build the networks within the organization to effectively drive positive relationships. Ultimately, an HR organization that puts people first, embraces digital, leverages technologies to drive evidence-based decision making, and leads by example will set a foundation for a high-performing company.
    High Performance HR

  • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Technologies, Cognitive, Robotics, IoT… the list of new technologies is seemingly endless and sometimes maddeningly difficult to conceptually pin-point. As technologies augment the workplace, there’s a huge array of questions that HR professionals need to address. The most important of which is how HR can lead the digital transformation of the organization for long term success. But the track will also explore how these technologies will impact HR, the organization, and the workforce – not only from the technical standpoint, but also in terms of the adaptive skills that will become a default part of the future of work.
    Future of Work

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    Masterclass

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    Masterclass

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    Masterclass

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    Masterclass

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    Masterclass

  • If there’s one area of HR that needs to have its own track at The HR Congress, it is certainly People Analytics. On one hand, it has become a near-indispensable part of HR’s strategic operations, but on the other it’s grown and developed into a much larger and more integrated business area. The ability to capture, measure, analyze, and use data insights to make better business decisions is an exceptionally important part of any business – and not just for HR. Yet, People Analytics often falls under the domain of HR professionals. This track will focus on how People Analytics is evolving into a much more deeply integrated business function, driven by people with the skills and acumen to capture the insights that exist all throughout the organization.
    People Analytics

  • As the social and economic landscape across the world continuously shifts, it is imperative that HR understands the need for talent & culture strategies that will enable organizational success. Attracting and retaining the best talent is as crucial as ever; but requires a unique understanding of the necessary skills sets of today. Furthermore, talent informs company culture – itself a basic cornerstone of any organization. A culture that prioritizes agility, transparency, performance, truthfulness, candor, and the potential of opportunity (among many possible variables) will inevitably set itself up to be more competitive in the modern marketplace. As technologies emerge and put huge pressures on companies to keep up, your organizational culture and talent are going to be the primary differentiating factor to keep you ahead of the pack.
    Talent & Culture

  • There are a lot of misconceptions about employee experience. It’s one of those terms that’s hard to define, yet seemingly comes with a lot of connotations. No, we don’t mean open plan offices with bean-bags and pool tables – we mean the kind of environment and practices that are conducive to a high performing, productive, and healthy workforce. As new technologies and management methodologies change the way work takes place, creating a unique and powerful employee experience is an essential part of HR’s evolving repertoire. As with any expression of culture, the employee experience starts with business and HR leaders – so it’s essential that they have the knowledge, skills, and awareness to drive the establishment of a healthy, productive workplace experience for all.
    Employee Experience

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    Masterclass

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    Masterclass

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    Masterclass

  • Siobhan McHale has spent her entire career helping leaders across four continents to build better workplace cultures. Her work has been featured as a case study by Professor John Kotter, the change management guru, at Harvard Business School. Over the past two decades Siobhan joined a series of large, complex organisations as the executive in charge of transformation, where she stood shoulder-to-shoulder with leaders to make culture change happen. In these “insider” roles she gained a unique perspective on workplace culture – one that is different to the journalists, consultants and academics who are largely writing on this topic. In this session Siobhan busts the myths about workplace culture and gives you the four steps to accelerate this complex, adaptive change. This is a “must-see” session for HR professionals who are advising leaders about change and who are interested in how to make culture shifts happen faster, with less noise.
    Talent & Culture

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    Masterclass

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    Masterclass

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