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A half-day workshop providing an introduction to talent management and career conversations, delivered by Lynda Shattock as part of our How To Series for HR and OD practitioners
This workshop is aimed at senior HR and OD practitioners who are familiar with the concept of talent management but who are relatively new to implementing talent management processes in their organisation. You may be an HR BP or OD practitioner who would like to develop talent management processes in a particular service or area of your organisation.
Lynda Shattock, MD Lynda Shattock Limited
A senior business consultant, focused on OD, L&D, leadership development and talent management, as a driver for transformational change.  Extensive experience in both the Private and Public Sectors, including two start-ups, a JV and a major privatisation.  A senior consultant to the NHS, including membership of the national talent management project team. 
Competencies covered
The session will address Capability builder and Strategic Operator at level 3 from our HR Competency Framework.

Date:  25th May 2017
Location: Capsticks London, 1 St George’s Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 4DR
Time: 09:30 – 13.00 
Registration: From 9:00 a.m. (including tea and coffee)

A deeper understanding of the HR BP role and an appreciation of the High Impact HR leadership model
If you are looking to move into an HR BP role in the next 12 months or so, this workshop is for you!  Julia will facilitate this highly interactive session where you will identify what the key skills, knowledge and behaviours are that you will need to have or develop to be a truly impactful HR business partner. 
Julia Tybura MSc Chartered FCIPD FRSA - Managing Director As a leader, board director and charity trustee with over 25 years’ experience in HR, OD and general management roles, Julia combines national policy level access and thinking with a deep understanding of specific culture issues and their solutions.
Competencies covered
Level 3 HR and OD Expert and Relationship Builder from our HR Competency Framework

Date: 23rd May 2017
Location: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

The Gleeson lecture , Lift bank C, 369 Fulham Road
London369 Fulham Road

SW10 9NH

Time:  10:00am – 16:30pm


 Advanced presentation skills - Tell it like TED

Engaging your audience with stories, humour and eloquence
We all know a great presentation or a great communicator when we see one. A great talk is enthralling, inspiring and often motivating. Thanks to the speakers at TED there is an ‘encyclopaedia like’ resource for all of us to learn from
Davis Wills – CMT Quality communication training
and coaching delivered by
Competencies covered
The session will address Personal Impact and influencingat level from our HR Competency Framework.
Date: 7th June 2017
100 Fetter Lane 
Time: 09:00am-12:30pm
Registration: 8:30am (including tea and coffee)

Emerging Workforce Leaders for
Bands 4 & 5 HR/L&D Practitioners
This year we are running two full day sessions aimed at bands 4 & 5 HR/L&D practitioners. This first day is focused on personal impact. The second day is customer service and process improvement.
Date: 13th June 2017
Location: Weston House, Learning &Development Centre, Weston House, 63-67 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ
Time: 09:00 – 17:00pm
Registration: 08:30am

March has been a busy month for us here at the HPMA London Academy find out more by reading our March 2017 Newsletter.
Now Available to book:
This is the third meeting of this new network. It is aimed at those HR and OD practitioners in senior strategic roles (who do not currently participate in other networks such as the Deputies or the L&OD network). We encourage people who've attended previous meetings to come again but it is also open to new members who haven't attended a previous meeting. As places are limited to 50, we may need to limit the number of people from each organisation if it is oversubscribed. 
Date:  Wednesday 17th May 2017
Location: Kings Place, 90 York Way London N1 9GU
 Time: 09.30 - 16.30pm 
Registration: From 09.00 (lunch will be provided)
HPMA London Conference
Part of the 2017 HPMA Roadshow event series,this event is a one day conference with plenary, workshops and small exhibition for members of the HR BP network across the London Academy.
When:    31st October 2017 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Governors Hall
St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
Request for expressions of interest to deliver our 2017/18 programme: HR and OD as a Strategic Partner
We are currently looking to hear from training providers who are interested in working with the HPMA London Academy in 2017/18 to deliver our ambitious programme of learning events. 
The programme will have several strands
- An Advanced strand to build the capability of senior HR and OD professionals to deliver the workforce elements of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans
- Our core programme with key strands around Personal Impact and Influencing, How to series, Transformational Change and Organsiational Development
- Emerging workforce leaders strand for bands 4 to 6.
We will continue to deliver the Strategic HR & OD network, the Deputies' network and our other events with partners. 
If you are interested in working with us with to deliver an event or to sponsor an event, please contact Diana Cliff for more information ( We are looking to receive expressions of interest by 9am on 16 January 2017.
We are pleased to announce new events available to book on our events page
We are our greatest tool at work – are we the best we can be? - A HPMA workshop, delivered by Dr Jane Keep
Summary of the Session:

This one-day workshop takes you through the foundations of developing self-care at work as the foundation of effective performance.

Through practical participatory exercises, discussions and small and large group work you will be able to get to the nub of the most foundational aspects of any organization – our health, and what does or doesn’t support our vitality at work.

During the workshop we will look at the way we work, and the quality of the way we work, and how we can improve our workplace quality through simple self-caring practices.

The workshop will also explore the quality of the relationship we have with ourselves, and with others, and the impact this has on work. As well as knowing that self care offers those around us inspiration to do the same, we will look at what enables a culture of responsibility in workplaces and how to engender that through our own self care.

CLICK HERE to book now 

The use of HR analytics to solve workforce issues and improve organisational performance

The use HR analytics to solve HR issues and improve organisational performance
An action focused workshop for HR and OD practitioners who would like to focus on a particular workforce issue, using workforce data analytics. Following feedback from people who have so far booked on this session, we focus on resourcing, absence and workforce design issues. 
Depending on the issues participants bring to the session, groups could work on:

- Longer term OD interventions including workforce design/skill mix based on e-rostering and other data

- Short term response to managing absence through agency, bank etc

- Resourcing strategies to deal with ageing workforce, changing skill requirements and including talent management etc

- Resourcing effectiveness including time to hire, labour markets etc

It is aimed at people who already have a good understanding of using workforce data analytics.

Date: Wednesday 18th January


Time: 10.00 - 16.00 (Registration from 09.30)

Venue: The Board Room, Moorfields Eye Hospital Admin Annexe

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Inside this month's edition;  
  • Introduction from Rachael Tyler
  • ASPIRE Programme Update
  • Learning Needs Analysis
  • First session of the new Strategic HR & OD Network
  • HPMA 2016 Annual UK Conference & Exhibition
  • Increasing Employee Engagement with 10Eighty
  • Deputy Director's Network Prize Winner
  • Forthcoming events
  • Recent events
We hope you enjoy reading this month’s newsletter and welcome any comments by tweeting us @HPMALondon

What does Talent Management mean to you and your Organisation A HPMA workshop, delivered by Lynda Shattock Limited

Aim: To review the processes and techniques for successfully introducing effective talent management.

Objectives: To provoke discussion with and answers for participants on how to use the techniques in the most appropriate way within their own organisations.

Outcome: To enable participants to construct a sustainable plan of action for its effective introduction in their own organisation.

CLICK HERE to book now

Change in contact details for the HPMA Academy Team 

Rachael Tyler, Development Director can now be contacted at

Diana Cliff, Programme Development Manager can be contacted at

Eva Burn, Events Coordinator can be contacted at  


We are pleased to announce new events available to book on our events page

Project Management: Practical Tools for HR Professionals in Health Care A HPMA workshop, delivered by Develop Global

This session topics will include:

  • Understand the importance of effective project management and how it contributes to business success
  • Explore the roles and responsibilities associated with projects and identify personal implications
  • Define, plan and manage a project from initiation to close- down with practical templates
  • Ensure that project benefits are identified and realised, even where they may first appear “intangible”
  • Identify and manage stakeholders
  • Understand common pitfalls in HR project management and explore techniques for avoiding them
  • Increase credibility with business areas through enhanced understanding of project management process and terminology

CLICK HERE to book now 

Would you like to increase employee engagement? An evening conference delivered by 10Eighty

We are hosting a free evening event on Wednesday 21st September to give you the opportunity to explore how you might increase employee engagement through career conversations. We also believe that this event will help you better plan your own career.
Our guest speaker is David Astley OBE. David is an experienced former Chief Executive with 37 years NHS service. He then worked from 2011 to 2015 as Chief-Tertiary Hospitals Group for the Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar. Prior to that he was CEO of St George’s, Tooting and of East Kent Hospitals. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and manages his own consultancy practice.
He will talk about his experiences and the challenges that the NHS are currently facing from a people perspective. 
CLICK HERE to book now 

Click here to read our August Newsletter 

Inside this month's edition;  
  • A word from our Development Director
  • HPMA London Academy moving offices
  • ASPIRE Programme
  • New HR/OD Network
  • Forthcoming events
  • Recent events

We hope you enjoy reading this month’s newsletter and welcome any comments by tweeting us @HPMALondon

Are you a future HR & OD Deputy, Assistant or Associate Director? #NHSFutureHR 

Click here to read our June Newsletter 

Inside this month's newsletter 
  • Introduction from our HPMA London Development Director
  • HPMA Awards upcoming
  • Annual NHS Confederation Event 
  • Forthcoming events
  • Recent events
  • Partner events
  • Jobs board

We hope you enjoy reading this month’s newsletter and welcome any comments by tweeting us @HPMALondon 

Inside this month's newsletter
  • Introduction to our new HPMA London’s  Vice President
  • Are you using our new HPMA Competency Toolkit?
  • Invite to the new HR network
  • Forthcoming events
  • Recent events
  • Developing the new Aspire programme for aspiring Deputy Directors
  • NEW Action Learning Set for band 6/7 HR professionals
  • Blogger’s corner

We hope you enjoy reading this month’s newsletter and welcome any comments by tweeting us @HPMALondon 

We are pleased to announce new events available to book on our events page

When sickness absense is a problem?, A legal Update - An interactive legal workshop, led by CapsticksLLP

This session topics will include:

  • Up to date understanding of the legal issues that arise in the management of sickness absence
  • Knowledge of the pitfalls and the practical steps that you can take to avoid them.
  • Understanding of strategies for reducing sickness absence and for managing employees who are absent from work during other management processes.

Click here for more information

Facilitated Conversations, Using mediation skills to secure constructive outcomes to challenging issues - Delivered by David Liddle

This workshop is designed to enable participants to use mediation skills to secure constructive outcomes to challenging issues

This session topics will include

  • Learn how to nip difficult disputes and challenging conflicts in the bud.
  • Develop the 5 key skills used by some of the world’s leading mediators.
  • Understand how to secure a commitment to a facilitated conversation - from the most hardened sceptic and the most doubtful naysayer.
  • Learn how to set up, manage and close a facilitated conversation.
  • Understand how to manage strong emotions and transform confrontational situations.
  • Recognise how to apply your facilitation skills for managing bullying, grievances and complaints.

Click here for more information

Appointment of new Deputy Vice Presidents - Craig de Sousa and Rachel Patterson
We are really pleased to announce that the HPMA London Academy Board has appointed to two new roles of Deputy Vice President. Craig de Sousa, HR Director at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Rachel Patterson, Deputy Director of Organisational Change at NHS England will become Deputy Vice Presidents. 
The opportunities and challenges for the HR profession to ensure the NHS has the workforce it needs to deliver excellent patient care within available budgets are huge.  HPMA London Academy has been increasingly supporting the HR community in London to rise to this challenge, increasing our programme of learning events from 20 in 2013/14 to over 50 in 2016/17. Both Rachel and Craig have been actively involved with the HPMA London Academy over this period and bring a passion for HR development and ensuring HR is effective in enabling the NHS to deliver excellent patient care. 
 The overall theme for the HPMA London Academy programme in 2016/17, is HR as a Strategic Partner.
As part of this theme, we have  series of events aimed at supporting you to develop your personal impact.
We are now booking for three new events in this series:
-          Getting Comfortable with Difficult Conversations, an afternoon workshop on 25 April delivered by Peter English
-          Discover your strengths as an HR partner, a morning workshop on 9 May delivered by Ruth Robertson
-          Politically Astute Influencing, an afternoon workshop on 7 July delivered by Peter English 

We are pleased to announce a new event available to book on our events page
HPMA London presents:
Business Writing Skills - An interactive writing skills workshop led by Richard Walker


This workshop is designed for those who wish to make a significant improvement to their business writing skills.
The session focuses on how to write with clarity, persuasion and impact. Topics include the principles of effective writing, prioritising information, and applying logic and reasoning.
The session focuses on three main areas:
•           Business writing skills
•           Report writing
•           Writing business cases
The workshop covers the principles of good writing, how to structure effective reports, and how to produce compelling business cases. Attendees will also learn how to apply report writing methods to help prioritise and order information to best effect.
The workshop is delivered by Richard Walker who is a business writer and marketer as well as a professional trainer. His background includes senior marketing roles with Microsoft and EDS (now HP) where he authored numerous reports, business cases, and successful proposals.

For those who missed our recent joint HPMA/PPMA event: ‘Closing the Gap: How HR can work together to deliver effective integrated care’, or those who would like to revisit some of the presentations, we are delighted to release the video content from the event.
This event offered engaging insights from eight thought-provoking speakers, who each offered their own absorbing and informed perspective on how HR can deliver effective integrated care. 
The speakers were:
Steve Davies
Directorate Head of HR & OD, Lambeth Council and Chair of London PPMA Branch  
Patricia Wright  Interim Chief Executive, Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust 
John Powell, Director of Adult Social Services, Health and Wellbeing, London Borough of Redbridge 
Conor Burke, Accountable Officer, Barking & Dagenham, Havering & Redbridge CCGs 
Caroline Morison, Deputy Director North West London Collaboration of CCGs //
Yvonne Rogers, Associate Director of HR, Central Manchester & Manchester Children's FT 
Martin Rayson
, Divisional Director HR & OD, London Borough of Barking & Dagenham 
Julian Mellor
, Programme Manager of Integrated Care, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust //

Please share with colleagues who might be interested : 

We are pleased to announce a new event available to book on our events page

HPMA London & Bevan Brittan presents:
Lord Carter’s Review of Operational Productivity and Performance - What does this mean for NHS HR professionals implementing shared services projects?
This is an interactive round table discussion which will allow attendees an opportunity to gain an insight into the drivers, challenges and potential productivity savings that can be achieved by introducing shared services projects. The need for trusts to maximise quality and efficiency has been highlighted in the Carter report with a particular emphasis on savings from the workforce budget through tackling agency spend, sickness absence and adopting good people management practices.
The aim of the event is to stimulate ideas about the opportunities available to delegates to help them achieve the required efficiency savings by 2021.
At the end of the session, participants will have a good overview of the challenges, mechanics and potential outcomes of shared service projects.
Who is it for? 
This workshop is for deputy and associate directors of HR and senior HR professionals.

Click here for further event information




Delegates at Closing the Gap on Tuesday 2 Feb 2016


November newsletter now available to read

by London Academy on 01 December 2015 10:07 a.m. 

You can now read our latest newsletter.

Inside this month's;

We hope you enjoy reading and welcome any comments by tweeting us @HPMALondon

Click here to read this month's newsletter

October newsletter now available to read

by London Academy on 30 October 2015 15:33 p.m. 

You can now read our latest newsletter online. 

Inside this month's;

We hope you enjoy reading and welcome any comments by tweeting us @HPMALondon

Click here to read this month's newsletter 


Be a part of our exciting two-part Webinar series 

by London Academy on 19 October 2015 16:01 p.m. 

We are looking for a group of creative thinkers to be a part of an exciting two-part Webinar series.

The two sessions will be focusing on how you can reward and retain your staff and will last for 60 minutes.

The webinar will be led by Richard Edge, HR & Workforce Consultant at Ara Darzi Qatar Ltd and a member of the London Academy's Development Group. 

Richard will be using his knowledge and expertise to lead these two thought provoking webinars and give participants a wider understanding of how they can reward and retain their staff.

The platform to be used will be Mymeeting Adobe Connect which will ensure that no downloads or installations are required.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn more about how you can reward and retain your staff - and from the comfort of your own home.

Click here for further information and to register your place 

Please arrive to register from 9:00 a.m. for Teams in Conflict 

by London Academy on 19 October 2015 16:01 p.m. 

Please arrive to register for tomorrow's event from 9:00 a.m. 

This event is being run in partnership with Tavistock Consulting and will be running from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

The venue address is; Tavistock Centre, Garden Wing, 120 Belsize Road, London, NW3 5BA.

If you have any problems locating the venue, please send an email who will try and help as much as he can.

We look forward to seeing you there. 


Click here to view full event information

More information available for our bullying and harassment event 

by London Academy on 15 October 2015 14:16 p.m. 

You can now view more information of our legal update on bullying and harassment.

This event is being led by DACBeachcroft and will be running from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The event is currently fully booked.

If you are registered for the event, please arrive from 9:30 a.m. where tea and coffee will be available.  

Click here to view full event information

Click here to email us to go on the reserve list 

September newsletter now available to view online

by London Academy on 06 October 2015 13:52 p.m. 

You can now read our latest newsletter online. 

Inside this month's;

We hope you enjoy reading and welcome any comments by tweeting us @HPMALondon

Click here to read this month's newsletter 

Last few spaces available for Developing Future Workforce Leaders 

by London Academy on 06 October 2015 11:22 a.m. 

There are just a few spaces remaining for next week's evening forum for deputy and associate directors of HR and senior HR professionals, hosted by Bevan Brittan.

This session will be exploring; one year into the new CQC inspection - key workforce themes. 

This is an interactive peer group meeting which will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear presentations from our expert speakers and to contribute to the evening's discussion by exchanging views and sharing knowledge and best practice.

It is jointly presented by the HPMA and Bevan Brittan LLP and is intended as part of a development programme focusing on the broader strategic HR agenda in the NHS.

Click here to find out more information and book your place now

August newsletter now available to view online 

by London Academy on 26 August 2015 3:31 p.m. 

The HPMA London Academy August newsletter is now available to read online. 

Inside this months;

Click here to read our August newsletter

HPMA London Academy opens new 'central hub' 

by London Academy on 25 August 2015 10:11 a.m.

We are delighted to unveil our new ‘central hub’ on our website. 

Here you can keep up to date with our latest news, find out information on our upcoming events, connect with us on social media and make use of our new resource page.

You can also find out more about the London Academy, our HR Competency Framework and view our newsletter online.

We hope you enjoy our new central hub and watch out for some more updates over the next few weeks.

The HPMA London Academy Team


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