Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Attended a workshop or seminar that is not listed here?

A number of people have approached me and asked if they can contribute about sessions I am not blogging about - well here you can. If you have attended a workshop and want to share your experiences and key learning please do so here.
Thanks for reading (and commenting)


Harvey Bennett said...

zasenseoI've done 5 workshops so far and they've all provided food for thought.

HR Business Partnering provided a real "cool tool" for prioritising projects and initiatives, and avoiding overload. Develop UK facilitated an excellent session.

What Customers Want From HR (a subject close to my heart) launched an IES research paper. It was creassuring to note that the survey tools my company provides cover all the issues that are flagged up as being critical, including not just the technical skills area but also the Customer Experience of dealing with HR.

Jack Phillips ran a workshop Wednesday afternoon on measuring the ROI from HR. They "graveyard shift" wasn't the best time for the topic but he handled it very well, maintained interest and provided good tools to aid thinking on this important topic.

Finally, I also have to compliment the presenters on Callaborative Leadership workshop. They covered a lot of ground on how to manage partnership working and preparing the ground for two or more businesses to work together. Loads of ideas, and a great use of the MBTI model to think about orgs rather than individuals.

If you haven't been in the Royal Hall, do take a look at this restored building. It is fabulous!

Mike Morrison FCIPD said...

Thanks for sharing Harvey

Harvey Bennett said...

And now back at base!

The reward session in the Royal Hall had two really great case studies on aliggning reward and business strategy.

McDonalds have adapted the Sears Roebuck model (HBR 1998) in an inttesting way for both their owned restaurants and the franchised ones, harnessing the total reward package.

Cancer Researc UK highlighted their special challenges of a workforce that encompasses retail, research and support functions. Especially intersting is that they are giving thought to Recognition (as opposed to Reward) for their 56,000 strong volunteer workforce. If you're in the not-for-profit sector then this is an aspect worthy of your attention. Much to be learned, here.