People Development Summit 2022
Marriott Hotel, Copenhagen
9 - 11 March 2022

2022 Topics & Themes

- The future of work, learning, coaching & mentoring
- Succession planning
- Performance reviews - new trends & Innovations
- Getting the most out of psychometric tools
- Embedding long term behavioural change
- Early & late-career development in a hybrid world
- Identifying & using career paths
- Leadership development
- Building an impactful learning culture

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Introducing the speakers for 2022

The People Development Summit programme consists of - 2 x keynotes, 4 x TED-style talks + Q&A
2 x interactive Action Learning Workshops
See below for the 2021 lineup - if you have any speaker recommendations, please email

Rebecca Robins

Global Chief Learning and Culture Officer
Next Gen Boards: New platforms for rising talent and for future leadership
  • Biography

    Rebecca Robins is Chief Learning and Culture Officer for Interbrand, based in London and working across Interbrand’s global network of offices. Rebecca heads up the Interbrand Academy, a centre of excellence in brand intelligence, education and a platform for collaboration. She has recently established Interbrand’s first next generation board: The Horizon Board.

    A prolific writer, Rebecca has written for The Guardian, Quartz, and comments for publications including the BBC, Bloomberg, Business of Fashion, The Economist, FT, Monocle, The New York Times, The Times, and WIRED. Rebecca is co-author of the book Meta-luxury: Brands and the Culture of Excellence.

    Education and social mobility are at the heart of Rebecca’s wider commitments. She is on the board of the EY Foundation, a Companion of the CMI, a regular conference speaker, and lecturer on postgrad programmes, across leading universities. She is also one of the inaugural Kind Leaders in the Women of the Future programme. Rebecca graduated from Cambridge University with a First-Class degree in French and German and an M. Phil. in European Literature.

  • Presentation Outline

    NextGen boards are on the rise, with a number of leading brands and organisations pioneering approaches. Gucci is known for having established a Shadow Comex of millennials which played a role in the brand’s digital transformation. Accor’s Shadow Executive Committee was crucial to informing new product and service innovation. At Interbrand, we established The Horizon Board, comprising 10 individuals across our global network. Leaders are increasingly recognising that they have to think very differently in terms of leadership as a mindset and about future leadership.

    Join this session to learn more about:
    • Brands engaging with next gen boards or advisories of young talent
    • Insights from Interbrand’s Horizon Board
    • Practical lessons on how to establish a next gen board
    • And to exchange and hear from each other about how you are engaging your rising talent to inform the future of your business

Claus Madsen

Associate Director of Education and Organisational Development
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Snooze, You Lose – Grow your own talent and make the most of apprenticeships.
  • Biography

    Claus Madsen joined Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust in 2016 as Associate Director of Education and Organisational Development after having worked in private and public sector senior roles in Denmark.

    He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and holds an MA in Educational Sociology as well as an MSc in Leadership and Management.

    He is passionate about learning and how to improve organisational culture through the development and support of people at all levels.

    Alongside his role at YAS, Claus is the Chair of CALNAS, Culture and Leadership Network for Ambulance Services, which involves Leadership & OD professionals from all ambulance services in the UK.

  • Presentation Outline

    Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) employs more than 6,300 staff. The largest group of staff are Paramedics. Whilst recruitment and retention is becoming ever more challenging, an increasing number of Paramedics are needed year-on-year.

    In this session you will learn about YAS’ strategic approach to Talent Development and how to utilise apprenticeships and maximising the levy funds.

    YAS built a solid career pathway as a talent pipeline to “Grow Our Own” Paramedics. Those staff join at entry level with no qualifications and work their way to becoming degree-level Paramedics through a supported ‘earn as you learn’ apprenticeship route. The learners will have no student debts, be fully supported on their learning journey and achieve all relevant qualifications through 3 different apprenticeships.

    YAS won GOLD – Apprenticeship Programme of the Year – at the Learning and Performance Institute’s prestigious Learning Awards 2021 with the level 3 Ambulance Support Worker programme. Around 6% of YAS’ staff are on an apprenticeship scheme to develop into a role, develop in role or develop for progression.

    All organisations in England with a pay bill over £3M will be paying 0.5% of that into the Government’s apprenticeship levy. A lot of organisations are struggling to make use of the money in their levy pot, and it’s then lost (on a 24 months rolling basis). YAS is fully utilising all of its levy, actually drawing down 3 x the amount paid!

    In this session we will discuss how you can develop relevant career pathways to attract and grow your talent, build your talent pipelines, and how you can utilise existing apprenticeships – or develop new ones – and maximise the apprenticeship levy, rather than losing those funds. Don’t snooze – get on with it NOW!

    Get it right for your organisation – You’ve got a lot to lose, if you don’t!

Sarah Mason

Chief People Officer
Psychology of Change Management
  • Biography

    Sarah is the Chief People Officer at Foxtons, London’s leading Estate Agency. Her background covers a wide range of HR roles focused on improving the performance of organisations through good people practices. This includes roles in L&D, recruitment, organisational design, change management and HR leadership to ensure businesses have the people, structure and results they need.

    Sarah is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and is an active member of the HR community, including acting as a mentor in the CIPD’s programme for Aspiring HRDs. Alongside her HR background, Sarah has a focus on Business Psychology and takes an evidence-based approach in her work. She has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Organisational Psychology and has previously been a Board Member of the Association of Business Psychology.

  • Presentation Outline

    Summary coming soon!

Samuel Leonard-Rawlings

Head of Organisational Development
Stay tuned for topic and summary
  • Biography

    Bio coming soon!

  • Presentation Outline

Dina Alvarez

Head of Culture & Employee Experience
Everis and it's award winning employee experience programme
  • Biography

    Coming soon!

  • Presentation Outline

Lee McDonald

Head of learning and Development
Said Business School - University of Oxford
Office politics & bringing your whole self to work
  • Biography

    Coming soon!

  • Presentation Outline

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