CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

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The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has announced the programme for its 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition, taking place at Manchester Central on 9–10 November.

Relocate will be attending the conference and will keep you abreast of best practice throughout the event. Our editorial team will be there and covering the stories that matter alongside the release of the all-important information found in our new Global Mobility Toolkit.

This year the conference focus is on building people-centred businesses and developing a clear line of sight to value and outcomes. Opportunities presented by new approaches and technologies will be covered as well as the vital role of HR in building resilient workforces to help organisations thrive and grow.

Conference sessions will be geared around five key topic streams:

  • HR Essentials – Expanding the capabilities and value of your HR function, and insights into the most effective people management practices (sponsored by The Open University)
  • Future of Work and Business Insights – How technology and business change is transforming the world of work and working lives (sponsored by Workday)
  • Science of Human Behaviour – Understanding motivations and behaviours to increase performance and productivity
  • Organisation Effectiveness & Change – A look at how organisations are implementing change successfully and developing individual and organisational change capability
  • Performance & Talent Management – People and practice in twenty-first-century work – what organisations are doing to create a sustainable, successful business

Five session formats

  • ACE Talk – A series of thought leadership sessions on the biggest people and business issues today
  • Case Study – Leading organisations sharing their practical experiences on key HR issues delivered by experienced HR practitioners
  • Panel Discussion – Hear different perspectives on pressing issues in HR and L&D as experts address your questions
  • Workshop – Practical, hands-on learning for continued professional development
  • HR in Dialogue: New for 2016 – Interactive sessions shaped and delivered by HR experts and driven by you

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Exhibition hours: 

Wednesday 9 November 09:00–17:00

Thursday 10 November 09:00–16:30

Venue details: 

Manchester Central Convention Complex, Petersfield, Manchester, M2 3GX

Become a CIPD member – Members benefit from 20% off tickets.

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