HR Basecamp Programme

15th September 2020, etc Venues: County Hall, Westminster

Topics for discussion

We are currently sourcing speakers for our programme. The topics that will feature are:


- Tech innovations
- Future of HR
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Wellbeing
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Commerciality & strategic business partnering
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Developing your personal brand
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Career pathways and accelerators
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Diversity, gender & inclusion
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Ethics & sustainability
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Agility & resilience in HR


HR Basecamp Speaker Programme

Confirmed programme so far...

Dave Cornthwaite

Adventurer, Speaker, Author
Yes Man
DAY 1 KEYNOTE
Do something new everyday...
  • Biography

    Dave has a habit of doing things differently. Since quitting his job as a really bad graphic designer in 2005, Dave Cornthwaite has developed a successful career based around his passions. At the core, he is a record-breaking adventurer. He has also written three books and his uniquely entertaining and motivational keynote presentations have been enjoyed by tens of thousands on six continents. His passionate advocacy of the word YES has contributed to the sprouting of countless adventures worldwide, big and small.

    In between adventures Dave is committed to enabling others to reach their own potential, both through growth mindset journeys on the Mississippi River, and his daily work as founder of the YesTribe, a community designed to help push you towards finding out what you’re really capable of.

    If his enthusiasm for simple living, the power of adventure for good and the glorious pursuit of enjoying Mondays isn't enough to get you ready for a new challenge, nothing will.

    Facebook: @DaveCornthwaite
    Twitter and Instagram: @DaveCorn

  • Presentation Outline

    Coming soon!

James Routledge

Founder
Sanctus
CLOSING PLENARY
Being yourself
  • Biography

    I started my first business during my 2nd year of University and never went back.

    In the process of building the business, raising investment and dealing with its failure, I burned out. I was crippled with anxiety and had began having panic attacks. I'd pushed myself to the limit for 3 years working on something I wasn't truly passionate about, and lived my life as someone else in my quest for "success". Mental health became important to me as I started to feel all the feelings I'd quashed down for years. I knew nothing about mental health, I was frightened and felt ashamed. Yet I knew it didn't have to be this way.

    I set up Sanctus to create the brand that I wish had existed for me and for millions of others. A brand that redefines mental health as a whole and that inspires people to be themselves. We do this through coaching in the workplace, storytelling on our podcast and creating an environment for people to openly talk about mental health. Our mission is to put the world's first mental health gym's on the high street and make mental health as mainstream physical health.

  • Presentation Outline

    In this talk I'm going to do what I find most difficult, and what I believe most people find incredibly hard. I'm going to talk about how I feel right there, in the moment, raw. I'm going to be me, completely me and all of me. I'll share the bits of myself I like, the parts of myself that I don't, the creative, the loud, the quiet, the scared, the anxious - all of it.

    I'll share my mental health story and reflect on how I believe that being who we are, being ourselves in each moment is our greatest challenge and greatest opportunity in the workplace and beyond.

Katrina Collier

Founder
Author: The Robot-Proof Recruiter & Candidate Engagement Facilitator & Speaker
SPEAKER
HR’s impact on Talent Acquisition in a transparent world
  • Biography

    Katrina Collier shows companies how to solve the problem of candidate engagement. HR, talent acquisition and hiring leaders don’t have an issue finding people, they have an issue evoking a response, engaging people and stopping candidates from ghosting. She is the author of The Robot-Proof Recruiter and uses her extensive industry experience to deliver keynotes and facilitate offsites globally, which inspire all those involved in the recruitment lifecycle to improve candidate engagement with a human-first mindset.

    She is also the founder of multiple DisruptHR UK events, an Ambassador for Hope for Justice aiming to end modern day slavery, and co-host of The #SocialRecruiting Show podcast. You’ll find her championing the #BeHuman cause on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KatrinaMCollier.

  • Presentation Outline

    First the Internet opened the door to your company, then Google for Jobs amplified it. But what does that mean to the talent acquisition life cycle and HR’s role within it?

    In this session, candidate engagement authority Katrina Collier, will address:

    • The impact of transparency and why it is causing an increase in candidate ghosting
    • Those reviews, are they still just hype or are they truly damaging to your recruitment?
    • How HR can step in and improve talent attraction and employer branding

Kathryn Austin

Chief People & Marketing Officer
Yum Restaurant Group
SPEAKER
Keeping the HUMANITY in business
  • Biography

    Kath’s mission is to build the reputation of careers in the hospitality sector. She works with various bodies to develop hospitality Apprenticeships and qualifications from entry to MBA. By day, Kath is a senior owner of Pizza Hut Restaurants UK, responsible for People & Marketing. By night, Kath lives in Wales and spends her time mentoring local businesses including the national award winning concept ‘Crwst’. Kath is also an NED for Bluestone National Park Resort.

    Prior to the Hut, Kath worked for Yum Brands! and also has over 10 years of experience in the financial sector. Kath started her career with British Airways and her early claim to fame was that she won ‘Young Cook of Great Britain’ and judged Junior Master Chef. Kath has been recognised as an industry leader awarded HR Magazine’s ‘HR Director of the Year’, ‘Most Influential’ & HR Excellence Awards ‘HRD of the Year’.

  • Presentation Outline

    Coming soon!

Matt Burgess

Director of Communications & Personal Impact
Mission Performance
SPEAKER
Communicate with impact – Engaging and inspiring your audience
  • Biography

    Actor by trade, Matt Burgess 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 in both public and private sectors. As a Personal Communication Coach, he has been able to work one to one with, amongst others, politicians, sports people and Heads of Global Business.

    Matt Burgess is an expert in Personal Impact, Presentation Skills, Leadership Communications, Conflict Situations and Sales Communications, with 18 years’ experience developing and delivering trainings worldwide. Matt is a Qualified NLP Practitioner and Keynote speaker on Communication and Leadership.

  • Presentation Outline

    Learn applicable communication skills for your career success
    Do you want to be a great communicator and leader?
    Do you know how to effectively engage your team?
    Do you have the communication skills to get ahead with your career?

    The Communicate with Impact is a world-class effective communication session and part of Mission Performance’s Communication Portfolio. All our Communication Programmes are delivered by actors and performers, who have years of experience in understanding the impact of behaviour. The skills they deliver will help you to become a great communicator, a successful leader and an effective influencer in your organisation.

    The Communicate with Impact session is an interactive, fast-paced practical session that will focus on key communication skills and techniques to help you get the message across and allow you to stand out as a leader in HR.

    Whether you are communicating one to one in everyday situations, or to larger numbers in more formal settings, this practical session will enable you to maximise the way your message affects others and expand your personal impact to those around you. The session will leave you with practical tools that will advance your personal development, enhance your profile and help you with your career progression.
    The ‘Communicate with Impact session will be delivered by Matt Burgess, acclaimed theatre, television and film actor, and Director of Communications Practice at Mission Performance.
    Mission Performance is a development consultancy that works globally delivering skills in Communication, Leaderships, High Performing Teams, Coaching and Human Factors. Our team specialises in delivering applicable skills that actually change behaviour and improve performance.

Nebel Crowhurst

Director of HR & Communications
Roche Diabetes Care UK&I
PANELIST
Coming soon!
  • Biography

    Nebel has a progressive approach to HR with an emphasis on delivering real business value and impact. Having spent a career supporting the people agenda within various organisations including River Island and Virgin, Nebel has experienced extensive business change and growth. Using modern HR practices to implement fresh ideas on; performance management, Agile working, using evidence based practice and Tech led approaches has resulted achieving multiple HR industry awards. With real success in helping business leaders to understand the benefits of moving away from traditional HR tactics and truly leveraging the most valuable asset of any organisation … it’s talented people.

  • Presentation Outline

    Coming soon!

Robert Hicks

Group HR Director
Reward Gateway
PANELIST
Coming soon!
  • Biography

    I'm responsible for Reward Gateway people worldwide. I oversee Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion, People Operations, Internal Communications, Office Experience and Recruitment. I bring my expertise to Reward Gateway following my time working in companies of all sizes from small tech start-ups to companies with a staff of 200,000.

  • Presentation Outline

    Coming soon!

Debate Mate

Debate Facilitators
Debate Mate
FACILITATOR
What makes a good leader? This House believes that IQ is more important than EQ in leadership
  • Biography

    Debate Mate is an innovative global business that provides leadership and communication training across a wide variety of industry sectors. Responding to demand from the corporate world, we have built a curriculum and teaching methodology to address business-specific communication needs. Our format is based on the fundamentals of competitive debating and our facilitators are experts in their field.

  • Presentation Outline

    Does strong leadership come from technical capabilities, qualifications, and academic intelligence? Or does strong leadership stem from a great capacity for empathy, an ability to manage relationships, and effective communication? The future will present unique challenges for humankind so who should lead us there, generally intelligent commanders or emotionally intelligent leaders?

    Join us and Debate Mate, a global business, for a dynamic and engaging debate on a highly consequential issue for the modern world - what should we look for in our leaders? The debate is designed to get to the essence of an issue, pulling no punches and using a tried-and-tested format to explore unique perspectives on traditional issues. Two senior executives from the HR industry will be joined by a panel of world champion university debaters and recent graduates to debate the motion:

    This House believes that IQ is more important than EQ in leadership