Masterclasses offer an unparalleled opportunity to deep-dive into exploring best practices and next-generation ideas on people centricity. All course leaders are recognized global authorities who bring inspiring ideas, fresh perspectives and a highly practical approach to designing and building people-centric organizations that foster high performance. Seats at each Masterclass are limited to ensure a high level of interaction and the opportunity to engage in detailed dialogue with the course leader.

MASTERCLASS LEADERS

Amy C. Edmondson

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. She teaches and writes on leadership, teaming and organizational learning, and she is best known for her pioneering work on psychological safety. She is the author of Extreme Teaming: Lessons in Complex, Cross-sector Leadership (2017). Amy has also ranked four times on Thinkers50, most recently at #13 in 2017.

Dave Ulrich

The Father of Modern HR, Professor of Business, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Dave is a Professor of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. Dave studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human resources.

Deborah Rowland

Pioneer thinker, practitioner, author in leading change. Former CHRO, BBC Worldwide

Co-author of Sustaining Change: Leadership That Works (Wiley, 2008),  and Still Moving: How to Lead Mindful Change (Wiley, 2017), Deborah is a leading thinker, speaker, writer, coach and practitioner in the field of leading large complex change. She has personally led change in major global organizations including; Shell, Gucci Group, BBC Worldwide and PepsiCo. She works alongside CEOs and their Executive Teams helping them to navigate large scale transformation efforts.

Shay McConnon

Founder - An Even Better Place To Work

Shay McConnon is an Award wining speaker, expert,  psychologist, an author. He has developed a series of innovative solutions for developing not only leaders but leadership across organisations. Shay is also a member of the Future Work Forum and part of the David MacLeod employee engagment guru group.

Mark Mortensen

Associate Professor, Area Chair of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

Mark Mortensen is an associate professor and the chair of the Organizational Behaviour Area at INSEAD. He researches, teaches, and consults on issues of collaboration, organizational design, new ways of working, and leadership.

Sandy Asch

Bestselling author of ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World-Famous San Diego Zoo Way

Sandy is an internationally recognized speaker and author, who partners with companies globally to create workplaces that are passionate, focused, healthier and resilient. More than 30,000 leaders in 350+ companies in fifty countries and six languages have implemented her strategies with sustainable results.

Jonathan Ferrar

CONGRESS CHAIR / Co-Author - The Power of People / CEO - Insight222

Jonathan (@jaferrar) is a globally-respected author, speaker and advisor in HR Strategy & Analytics. He is the Co-Author of the book “The Power of People: Learn How Successful Organisations use Workforce Analytics to Improve Business Performance” and works with organizations and leaders globally.

David Green

People Analytics leader, Award Winning Writer & Speaker
David is a globally respected writer, speaker, conference chair and executive consultant on people analytics, data-driven HR and the future of work. He helps HR practitioners and organisations leverage data and analytical thinking to drive positive business outcomes, improved performance and better employee experience and well-being.

M. Tamra Chandler

CEO and Founder, PeopleFirm

M. Tamra Chandler is a bona fide people maven who’s spent the majority of her career thinking and researching how people are motivated, and developing new and effective ways for organizations to achieve the ultimate win-win: inspired people driving inspiring performance. She is the author of How Performance Management is Killing Performance – and What to Do About It.

Nigel Barlow

Agent Provocateur, Innovation Speaker

Nigel Barlow is an internationally renowned inspirational business speaker, facilitator, coach and consultant. The core of his work is Innovative Thinking applied to the biggest challenges facing companies. He is the author of several books on creativity and the originator of Garage ThinkingTM. He has been described by clients as an agent provocateur and business rocker; he’s skilled at shaking up fixed mindsets to open new possibilities for his clients around the globe.

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Time Table for Masterclasses

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Day 1
Day 1
Day 1
Jonathan Ferrar & David Green
11:10 - 12:50
Excellence in People Analytics
Jonathan Ferrar & David Green
11:10 - 12:50

Excellence in People Analytics

Business and HR leaders still struggle to find value from people analytics. Problems exist of managing increasing amounts of people data, developing the quantitative skills in HR Business Partners, managing ethics and translating analytics to value. “How can I improve my impact?” and “What should I focus on?” -- these two questions prevail. Jonathan Ferrar and David Green will discuss their approach to help you answer these two questions. They will uncover their new model -- The Nine Dimensions for Excellence in People AnalyticsTM -- share their recent findings and outline the practical steps needed for success. Included in this Masterclass will be a report on the critical elements needed for your success.

Nigel Barlow
11:10 - 12:50
The Mindset of an Innovator: Build Your Own Corporate Garage
Nigel Barlow
11:10 - 12:50

The Mindset of an Innovator: Build Your Own Corporate Garage

Innovative and disruptive thinking is high on the wish list of most organizations. But what does it take to break boundaries in thinking, create novel solutions, and transcend business as usual? This lively and interactive session explores why we all have a mindset – and what to do about it. It also introduces an innovator’s toolkit: possibility thinking, beginner’s mind, prototyping and risk-taking, and how to activate your curiosity gene. Given that most people don’t have their best ideas in a traditional office block, we also look at organizations who have created both their own garage space and equip their talent with innovative tools to help transform the organization. One of the characteristics of these organizations is that they inspire silo-free thinking and agile teamwork. Come along and be prepared to disrupt yourself!

Mark Mortensen
14:00 - 15:40
The Secret of Great Collaboration
Mark Mortensen
14:00 - 15:40

The Secret of Great Collaboration

Over the years, as teams have grown more diverse, dispersed, digital, and dynamic, collaboration has become more complex. But though teams face new challenges, their success still depends on a core set of fundamentals. As J. Richard Hackman, who began researching teams in the 1970s, discovered, what matters most isn’t the personalities or behavior of the team members; it’s whether a team has a compelling direction, a strong structure, and a supportive context. Based on his research, Mark Mortensen will explain how teams need those three “enabling conditions” now more than ever. This masterclass will detail what team leaders should do to establish the foundations for success, to foster a common identity and common understanding among team members, and teach how to evaluate a team’s effectiveness, providing assessment leaders can take to see what’s working and where there’s room for improvement.

Sandy Asch
14:00 - 15:40
ROAR - How to Build a Resilient Organization
Sandy Asch
14:00 - 15:40

ROAR - How to Build a Resilient Organization
To thrive in this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, you must be resilient. Have you thought about how resilient you are? How effectively does your team respond to the stress, demands, and pressures of the dynamic global marketplace? Is your organization agile and adaptive enough to withstand inevitable change, crisis, and uncertainty? These questions can lead you to build more resilient human capital, operations and strategy to remain relevant and thrive. Based on her best selling book, Roar: How to Build a Resilient Organization the WorldFamous San Diego Zoo Way, Sandy Asch, presents an innovative model that offers insight and actionable guidance for how to build emotional, physical, relational, mental and value resilience. ROAR SETS you apart by giving you the mindSET, skillSET, and toolSET to stay relevant and thrive.

M.Tamra Chandler
14:00 - 15:40
Harnessing the Power of a Modern Approach to Performance Management to Drive and Sustain Culture Change
M.Tamra Chandler
14:00 - 15:40

Harnessing the Power of a Modern Approach to Performance Management to Drive and Sustain Culture Change

As HR leaders, it’s not hard for us to recognize the power of culture. A strong and positive culture attracts talent, enables innovation, creates strong teams, and ultimately drives performance. While we frequently hear the quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” Shawn Parr’s assertion that “culture is the environment in which your strategy and your brand thrives or dies a slow death” (italics mine) has become a foundational concept in our work at PeopleFirm. In working with global clients to evolve their organizations’ cultures, we’ve learned that Performance Management can be one of the most powerful processes to signal, drive, and sustain cultural change. Why? Because performance management plays a critical role in defining what is expected, important, and valued in any organization. Join M. Tamra Chandler in a master class to explore Performance Management’s link to culture and how your organization can adopt any or all of the Eight Fundament Shifts to drive sustained and meaningful culture change in your organization. Tamra will highlight key concepts from her book, How Performance Management is Killing Performance and What to Do about It while guiding you through an exploration of modern performance ideas that will help you truly evolve your culture.

Day 2
Day 2
Day 2
Dave Ulrich
11:10 - 12:50
HR Business Partnering 2.0
Dave Ulrich
11:10 - 12:50

HR Business Partnering 2.0

In the ensuing 20 years, much has changed in the world of technology; and much has changed in the world of HR. The business partner concept has dramatically evolved from roles and outcomes to a logic of how HR delivers value to employees, organizations, customers, investors, and communities through individual talent, leadership throughout an organization, and organization capabilities. During this masterclass, Professor Ulrich will go through in details how the HR Business Partner model has evolved in the last 20 years and how today HR is a true source of value to the business by building strategic partnership and focusing on HR value creation in and out the organization.

Amy C. Edmondson
11:10 - 12:50
Extreme Teaming
Amy C. Edmondson
11:10 - 12:50

Extreme Teaming

Today’s global enterprises increasingly involve collaborative work by teams of experts operating across different professions, organizations, and industries. This interactive masterclass will highlight how the work is done in the modern organization is less and less about looking inward and creating strong teams inside the company, and more about teaming across boundaries – that often are in flux. Based on her book of the same title, co-written with Jean-François Harvey, Amy will give practical examples from contemporary cases that expose the complex demands of cross-boundary collaboration on management, and inform our understanding of teams. This session will also contain powerful insights and practical guidelines that allow HR managers to bridge professional divides and organizational boundaries in order to work together effectively.

Shay McConnon
11:10 - 12:50
Proven Steps to Needs-Driven Leadership
Shay McConnon
11:10 - 12:50

Proven Steps to Needs-Driven Leadership

70% of people leave jobs because of relationship issues. A typical manager will lose 25% of his time to unnecessary conflict. Being skilled in Needs Driven Leadership is not a soft option but fundamental to business success and impacts directly on morale, productivity, and the bottom line. If needs are met people will become happy and engaged. However needs not only vary from people to people but also fluctuates over time, therefore identifying what the real needs are may become a daunting challenge. This highly practical masterclass with Shay McConnon will enable you to use the latest developments in positive psychology to skillfully, recognize, identify and manage the most important drivers of people in the team. You will, therefore, be able to achieve a drastic improvement in collaboration, communication, and reduction of dysfunctional conflicts that may undermine performance.

Dave Ulrich
14:00 - 15:40
Trends in Agility and Change
Dave Ulrich
14:00 - 15:40

Trends in Agility and Change

Agility has become the “capability du jour.” Agility is the ability to anticipate and/or quickly respond to emerging market opportunities. Agility combines being able to change, learn continually, and act quickly and with flexibility for both organizations and individuals. During this masterclass, Professor Ulrich will discuss in details how in a world of unrelenting change, agility matters in regards to Strategic agility, Individual agility, Organization agility and lastly HR agility. Furthermore during the masterclass attendees will identify what can be done to increase organizational agility and the role of HR in helping to do so in addition to identifying what are the tools for making institutional, initiative and individual change happen.

Deborah Rowland
14:00 - 15:40
Leading a Mindful Change
Deborah Rowland
14:00 - 15:40

Leading a Mindful Change

In this experiential session, Deborah will take participants through a learning journey to explore their own skills as change leaders.
This will feature:
- a chance to understand and engage more deeply with the Still Moving model of effective change leadership
- hearing and sharing case studies of how this model has led to more successful and effortless change
- practical guidance for how to make a difference to the course of effective change in their own organizations

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Please note – Dave Ulrich and Amy Edmondson’s masterclasses cost 495 EUR and all other masterclasses are priced at 395 EUR.