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The Department of Human Resource Management invites you to an afternoon of presentations on a range of human resource management (HRM) themes, including demonstrating HRM added value, change management​ and employee engagement.


12pm: Conference introduction – Professor Janet Druker, Westminster Business School

12.10pm: Getting stuff done – Ted Smith, Director of People and Facilities, Wellcome Trust

12.45pm: Breaking through the 'Value Wall' to demonstrate the commerciality of HR – Linda Kennedy-McCarthy, HR Director SIG Group

1.20pm: Chair's round-up – Professor Janet Druker, Westminster Business School

1.30pm: Networking lunch

3pm: Neuroscience: how our brains react to change and how best to handle it – Hilary Scarlett, Consultant responsible for designing and leading the Neuroscience of Leadership masterclass for Senior UK Civil Servants

3.40pm: The future of work: workplace changes, new ways of working and the role of engagement in leading employees – Cathy Brown, Executive Director of Engage for Success

4.25pm: Chair's summary and questions from the audience – Professor Janet Druker, Westminster Business School

4.45pm: Conference close

Download full programme with speaker bios (pdf).

The conference includes a networking lunch with the conference presenters, academic staff, current Human Resource Management MA students and alumni. The networking lunch will provide an opportunity for discussion of some contemporary HRM-related themes such as diversity, employment relations, resilience, well-being and positive psychology. 

The conference is free to attend, but please book your place in advance.  

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