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HR practitioners invited to share best practice and discuss the future of work at major international conference

Human resources practitioners are being invited to join a major international conference to share their experiences and learn from others at a day of practical workshops, professional development and networking on the future of work.

NTU Newton Arkwright Building
NTU Newton Arkwright Building

The HRD in Practice Forum will take place on Tuesday 25 June at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, as part of the University Forum for Human Resource Development 2019 Annual Anniversary International Conference (UFHRD2019).

Organisations, leaders, managers and practitioners are being encouraged to submit case studies which showcase their work-based projects and share their experience and insight with other delegates.

The day will also include practical workshops by leading researchers at Nottingham Business School on the topics of employee engagement, what ‘good work’ means to employees, and coaching for performance. Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue will lead a session on organisational change to encourage inclusion and diversity.

The forum will also encourage meaningful discussions and provide practical information on how organisations and HR professionals can prepare themselves to address employer and business demands in the ever-changing digital era. Participants will explore current research and practical tools that can shape future practices including key skills, equality, inclusion and employee motivation.

Keynote speaker, Susan Hallam MBE, CEO of Hallam and Chair of the Creative Quarter Company, Nottingham, will deliver a speech on innovation, creativity and change. With over 30 years’ experience in the digital industry, Susan’s keynote promises to be highly relevant for HR professionals and organisations as they look to manage the digital challenges of today and the coming years.

Stefanos Nachmias, conference co-ordinator and Principal lecturer in Human Resource Management at Nottingham Business School, said: “We want to bridge the divide between practice and research by offering an informative day of professional workshops designed for the business community. By enabling participants to submit a case study we are hoping to spark engaging discussions about current and future HRD practices.”

The forum is open for any organisation and professional with or without a case study contribution.  Submissions are encouraged on the themes of – but not limited too - employee engagement initiatives; innovative approaches to workplace learning, training and development; collaborative approaches to learning in SMEs; overcoming cultural challenges; maximising diversity through HRD. The submission of projects that have not been successful and lessons learned are also welcomed.

UFHRD2019 will bring together experts, academics and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines to discuss options and strategies around the future of work and the impact of learning in establishing effective organisations. The theme of the conference is From Robin Hood to the digital era: HRD as a driver for future creativity, innovation and change.

To book on to the practitioner event and submit a case study or best practice, please follow this link: submission link and information. For payment, see the session listed as The HRD in Practice Forum on the website.

All profits from the conference will be donated to charity such as the Children’s Bereavement Centre, Women’s Aid Integrated Services and Alzheimer's Society.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students. NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 88% satisfaction score in the 2018 National Student Survey.

    NTU is also one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

HR practitioners invited to share best practice and discuss the future of work at major international conference

Published on 15 May 2019
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