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HRD in Practice Forum

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The HRD in Practice day is held on Tuesday 25th June 2019 in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) Conference at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University.

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Event Details

The HRD in Practice Forum is designed for organisations, leaders, managers and practitioners to showcase their work-based projects, experience and insight with other delegates. Bridging the divide between practice and research is a key priority for Nottingham Business School. We aim to address this issue by offering a practical and informative day for the business community. The main objectives of the forum are:

  • Enable participants in meaningful discussions as to how HRD and learning can inform organisations practices and create learning practices for workplace innovation.
  • Explore how organisations prepare themselves to address future HRD needs and what are the tools that can shape future practices including innovation, change and performance.
  • Debate current and future issues in relation to quality of jobs, engagement, diversity, leadership, talent and learning.

Keynote and Workshops

Come along to the HRD in Practice Forum for a day of first class professional development and networking. Susan Hallam MBE, CEO of Hallam and Chair of the Creative Quarter Company, Nottingham will deliver a keynote speech on innovation, creative and change.

A great selection of practical workshops designed for professional and leaders. These workshops will provide first hand practical application and information needed in the workplace. These workshops are:

  • Workshop 1: Ensuring line managers have the right skills and knowledge to positively impact employee engagement.
  • Workshop 2: Good work, organisational actions and change.
  • Workshop 3: Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service from equality to organisational development and inclusion.
  • Workshop 4: Coaching for performance.

Keynote speaker and workshop leaders’ biographies can be found here.

You can join the event even if you don’t wish to submit your work.

Submission Information

We welcome submissions from practitioners, with or without academic affiliations, who would like to help to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice in the field of HRD. Submission themes may relate, but are not limited to: employee engagement initiatives; innovative approaches to workplace learning, training and development; collaborative approaches to learning in SMEs; overcoming cultural challenges; maximising diversity through HRD. In the true spirit of HRD we also welcome the submission of projects that have not been successful by way of reflectively sharing lessons learnt.

You simply follow the link and complete the standardised template providing information about the submission, process, results and key conclusions. There is not the expectation to submit a full report or an academic paper neither a reference to academic literature. You just simply complete the online form with key information about your work. We invite contributions drawn from a wide range of contexts like case studies, organisational practices, policy based assessment, action projects, educational programmes and innovative practices.

For general information about the submission process and formatting guidelines.

You can submit your work by accessing the submission site.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attending HRD in Practice Forum is £80 per person which included all forum materials, attendance to keynote speaker sessions, professional workshops, network opportunities, plenary session and lunch/refreshments.


09:00 - 09:30   Registration

09:30 - 10:30   Industry keynote speaker

10:30 - 12:00   Presentations

12:00 - 12:45   Lunch and network

12:45 - 15:10   Professional Workshops

15:10 - 15:20  Coffee break

15:20 - 16:45  Professional workshops

16:45 - 17:00   Final discussion and closing

HRD in Practice Forum Agenda

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