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Future Leaders Webinar Series

Welcome to the HR Basecamp Future Leaders Webinar Series! As we couldn't launch our HR Basecamp London event this year as promised, we've called upon our community of Senior HR Leaders, Basecamp Heroes, and Panelists, to produce a programme of forward-thinking and thought-provoking webinars across a range of important topics. These all have the aim of helping you gain insights and inspirations to progress through your HR career, to be the next change-maker.

Future Leaders Webinar Series

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Eric Gresswell

Director, Popcorn Learning media
Register to attend this webinar on Wednesday 21 October 2020, 1-2 pm GMT
Effective online communication in times of crisis
  • Biography

    Eric - After starting life out as a professional golfer Eric made the leap into L&D, where for 20 years he led some of the best L&D teams in the private sector. Since 2015 he has co-owned Popcorn Learning Media, a digital learning design agency who are relentlessly passionate about creating beautiful, simple and highly engaging digital learning.

    Eric will be joined by Colin Bentwood - Colin founded SDN in 2006 (after 20 years in the private and public sectors) as an entirely virtual organisation, delivering training and consultancy to employers and technical education providers across England. All SDN’s teams and projects are managed virtually and always have been

  • Presentation Outline

    This webinar is designed to give you some practical hints, tips and considerations to ensure that you give yourself the best chance of delivering a credible message online in your workplace at this crucial time.

    We’ll look at

    • How to approach communication in time of crisis
    • The do’s and don’ts of online presenting
    • How to make the most of your environment
    • A couple of useful tech considerations

    Following this we'll have a Q&A with our panel of experts.

Gillian Jones-Williams

Managing Director, Emerge Development Consultancy
Register for this webinar on Wednesday 18th November, 1 - 2pm GMT
Conscious Inclusion
  • Biography

    Gillian Jones is Managing Director and founder of Emerge Development Consultancy. For over 25 years Gillian has worked on organisational strategy development and change initiatives with companies worldwide. Gillian partners with many organisations to implement culture change and has designed and delivered programmes of varying sizes to national organisations and independent companies. Gillian is also an author, having co-authored 50 Top Tools for Coaching which was published by Kogan Page in Autumn 2009 and is now on its 5th edition. Gillian is an expert in organisational culture change and her second book ‘How to Create a Coaching Culture Strategy’ is in its 2nd Edition.

    In the last 5 years she has been specialising in championing Women’s development, specialising in supporting women to achieve their goals, develop their confidence and reach more Senior Positions. In 2015 she developed the acclaimed Empowering Women’s programme RISE which is delivered in the UK and the Middle East.

    Gillian is a regular speaker at many conferences specialising on the subject of Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Development. She has a passion for equality and is working with many companies on Conscious Inclusion workshops with a particular focus on Black Lives Matter. She recently recorded a series of video interview entitled “Five Minutes of Frankness” addressing tricky questions on the subject.

  • Presentation Outline

    A webinar to look at the issues around Conscious Inclusion with a focus on Black Lives Matter to enable you to consider how your company is responding to the call to action.
    The workshop will include:
    - Unconscious Bias - what does it really mean
    - What constitutes harassment in the workplace - the line between banter and bullying;
    - BLM - a definition of white privilege, systemic racism and how micro-aggressions can happen
    Followed by a Q and A on what can organisations do to support their black community

Natasha Wallace

Founder and Chief Coach, Conscious Works
Register to attend this webinar on Thursday 10 December 2020, 11am - 12pm GMT
How conscious leadership delivers high performance – Project Brightspot
  • Biography

    Natasha Wallace is the Founder and Chief Coach of Conscious Works, a leadership and personal development business specialising in wellbeing. As a former HR director, Natasha left paid employment having reached burnout. It led her to recognise that self-care and being more ‘conscious’ is essential if we are to thrive. Natasha now gets leaders to revisit how they lead – themselves and others. Natasha is passionately dedicated to ‘inspiring a well world of work’ and is chair of the Engage for Success Wellbeing Thought and Action Group.

    She believes that through getting to know ourselves and our people better, we will create a more enjoyable, productive and responsible world of work.

  • Presentation Outline

    What are the common traits that unite great leaders? How do inspirational leaders prioritise wellbeing to get the best out of their people? In this interactive session, the Project Brightspot team will share findings, insights and trends from their research as well as evidence-based recommendations and practical advice to help leaders and organizations to create people strategies that help meet the upcoming challenges facing leaders in this new working world we’re all navigating.

Alice ter Haar

Chief Unicorn at Badass Unicorn
Register your interest for this session, Friday 15th January, 9.30-11am
Grow like a Badass Unicorn
  • Biography

    Alice ter Haar’s purpose is to ignite people's potential so they can become the best version of themselves. She sparks the life-changing idea that individuals can fulfil their potential just like the world’s most revered companies.

    Alice delivers this message as a keynote speaker and through her personal development consultancy, Badass Unicorn, where she inspires individuals and businesses about how they can apply the learnings from Unicorn ($1bn) companies to turbocharge personal growth. She loves working with tech scale-ups like Gousto alongside delivering partner and public programmes, like her flagship 9/10-scoring six-week course. She’s also a keen writer for the likes of People Management and HR Zone, and shares her story on social media.

    Prior to going full time on her business, Alice spent four years building one of Europe’s fastest growing start-ups, Deliveroo. She’s enjoyed a varied marketing career with stints including FTSE 100 Whitbread and starting up the business for ‘photographer to the stars’, Terry O’Neill CBE. Her personal development journey was inspired by her time on The Marketing Academy Scholarship, an experience that emboldened her to spread its magic as far as she can.

  • Presentation Outline

    This 90-min interactive and practical virtual workshop will teach you how to apply the growth strategies of Unicorn, $1bn businesses to turbo-charge your personal growth. It’s the perfect way to kick off the new year by giving you a fun-filled, whistle-stop self-awareness and self-empowerment tour.

    Key takeaways:
    • You’ll reconnect with the most important ingredient for personal and professional success – yourself.
    • You learn most and take action by “doing”, so expect plenty of self-reflection through unique exercises and discussions.
    • You’ll cover topics like your strengths, personal brand and vision coming away with tangible outputs and actions.
    • The result? The motivation to take your potential by the (unicorn) horn to be your most badass self in 2021.

    This session is run by Alice ter Haar, who after spending four years at one of Europe’s fastest growing scale-ups, Deliveroo, now shares this first-hand experience of building a Unicorn company to inspire others through her personal development consultancy, Badass Unicorn. These sessions have an average score of 9/10 in post-attendee feedback, so make sure to clear the time in diary!

Matt Burgess

Director of Communications Practice, Mission Performance Ltd.
Register your interest to attend this webinar, 19th January 2021. 11am - 12pm.
Shine Online Session
  • Biography

    An actor by trade, Matt has worked extensively in theatre, television and film, starring in productions such as; War Horse, Prometheus and Black Mirror. As a trainer he has travelled Globally, working at all levels of organisations. As a Communications Coach, he has been able to work one to one with, amongst others, politicians, sports people and Heads of Global Business.
    Specializing in enabling communicators to understand and control their fears, to focus on their audience and to impact, affect and engage the people they speak to through their message.
    Bringing a contagious enthusiasm and sense of fun to all of his work, striving for excellence in everyone. Pushing people to achieve beyond their expectations. Matt believes that learning happens best when people are allowed to enjoy the process.
    An expert in Personal Impact, Virtual Impact, Presentation Skills, Leadership Communications, Conflict Situations, Sales Communications with 18 years-experience developing and delivering training he is a Qualified NLP Practitioner and also Key-note speaker on Communication and Leadership.

  • Presentation Outline

    Every interaction you have online matters. Whether internal, to team and colleagues, or external to clients and customers, you need to ensure that when working online your communication style is as world-class as your products, services and solutions.

    This interactive masterclass will offer tips, tools, skills and techniques that help ensure that when working virtually you are engaging others in the best way you can.

    The session will deliver specific online communication skills and set up techniques that will ensure you design and deliver online meetings and sessions in an engaging, impactful manner.

    We will cover
    • How to engage physically and vocally online
    • How to deliver with warmth
    • Developing the right rhythm of delivery to involve and engage groups online
    • Setting up to create a professional online environment

Perry Timms

Founder and Chief Energy Officer - PTHR at People and Transformational HR Ltd
Register your interest for this webinar, February 16th 2021
Dispersed Working and the Rise of Self-managed, Agile Teams
  • Biography

    Perry Timms is the founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR - a small but far-reaching consultancy whose aim is to build better business for a better world. He is an international and 2x TEDx speaker and award-winning writer on the future of work, HR & learning

    Perry’s 2017 book Transformational HR was an Top 30 HR seller shortly after its release, and his second book The Energised Workplace is published in April 2020. Perry’s work is influenced by human-centred, design and systems thinking plus agile, inclusive and autonomous ways of working that enhance personal fulfilment and organisation effectiveness. Perry is Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School; a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA and a WorldBlu Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach.

    Perry is a proud Chartered member of the CIPD and has been in the top 10 of HR Magazine’s HR Most Influential Thinkers list 2018 & 2019.

  • Presentation Outline

    With our now normative state of dispersed and more remote working away from the proximity of co-located spaces, we have to trust people more, allow them to direct themselves and keep a handle on productivity and performance and well-being and connectedness.

    Self-managed and Agile teams operate in this way, so now is the time to finally loosen the hierarchical grip on people and create more aligned, autonomous and liberated ways of working that will impact on structures, workflow and recognition. Join Perry Timms who will talk about the psychology, flow and evidence that sits behind this assertion and help you manage your dispersed ways of working to enable, optimise and engage people in a more flourishing way to be.

Ally Illsley

Digital Wellbeing Guild at BT Consumer
Register your place for for Ally & Jessica's webinar, March 16th 2021
The Story of the Digital Wellbeing Guild
  • Biography

    As the lead of the Digital Wellbeing Guild in BT Consumer, Ally is passionate about creating environments which embrace individuals and proactively provide what they need to thrive, she is focused on proving that corporate life and individual wellness can coexist. Ally champions a personal approach to change; implementing initiatives and continuously developing them based on direct feedback from colleagues. She is determined to avoid the ‘box tick’ effect of corporate wellbeing strategies and passionately believes that if people are well, innovation, quality and results will follow

  • Presentation Outline

    Employee wellbeing has clearly never been more important. After the turbulent rollercoaster of the past few months, organisations are placing increasing emphasis on how their people are coping and how it feels to be at work. Luckily, when the Coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, BT Consumer Digital already had an established wellbeing guild who were able to double down on taking care of their colleagues. In this session Jess and Ally will share the full story of the Digital Wellbeing Guild. From setting up an internal network of passionate wellbeing advocates to creating and nurturing the symbiotic relationship between business and HR they’ll share the ups and downs of the journey and all the lessons they have learnt along the way.

    In the telling of this story Jess and Ally will discuss topics including setting up a internal wellbeing team, the wellbeing interventions that have got the organisation through the last year, the unique and empowering relationship between business and HR and how to respond to the wellbeing needs of your people and will be happy to take questions at the end

Jessica Gibbs

HR Business Partner at BT Consumer
Register your place for Ally & Jessica's webinar, March 16th 2021
The Story of the Digital Wellbeing Guild
  • Biography

    Jess is a HR Business Partner at BT supporting the Consumer Digital team. She is the HR Lead for Digi-Life; an internal community committed to transforming the Digital culture. She is dedicated to supporting increasingly cross functional teams through developing a culture that works for everyone and celebrates difference. She is committed to setting up teams with shared values and views particularly when it comes to wellbeing. Jess is a passionate HR professional, empowering wellbeing cultural transformation that is driven from within rather than being lead out of HR . She is committed to enabling passionate advocates to influence organisational change

  • Presentation Outline

    Jess and Ally will be running a joint webinar drawing upon their partnership - see the description above