West Midlands Branch

New branch pages:

  1. Find out more about the HPMA West Midlands Mentor Scheme
  2. Branch resources eg from past events.  Launched with a reference document from the Q&A launch event

If you would like to get more involved with the branch, please contact David Holmes david.holmes@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk.



An Employment Law Update delivered in an interactive Strictly HR format

Thursday 4 M a y 2 0 1 7
Maple House, Birmingham

An opportunity to hear a panel of experience legal and HR practitioners debate current and topical people issues

Three employment law workshops:

  • Atypical Worker
  • Complex Grievances and Disciplinaries
  • Flexing National Terms and Conditions

An excellent opportunity for networking with HR Practitioners and Legal Partners

There are 3 places available per Trust..Please contact Clare.Proctor@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk to book onto this event

Joint HPMA Midlands Roadshow: Looking Ahead: Are we ready for the future?
Friday 9 June 2017
Venue: De Montfort University Leicester

East and West Midlands HPMA branches are joining forces to bring you a day of learning, networking and sharing ideas.

Book now to join us on Friday 9 June for a great opportunity to hear from leading speakers and seminar leaders and to share your thoughts. 

The keynote speaker will be Peter Homa CBE, Chief Executive at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and he will be joined by Peter Anderton from Internal Alignment.

Peter Anderton is a sought after coach and change agent who has spent many years in OD, focusing on developing high performance leadership teams, executive coaching, strategy and change.

We will also hear from Karen Grave, Vice-President, PPMA on Future Workforce - Walk tall: Being a 21st Century public servant. 

 Take a look at the full programme here and book now by clicking HERE


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Mediation in the workplace

Date: Wednesday 27 July 2016
Time: 9:00 am Registration and coffee, 9:30 am – 13:00 pm Workshop
Venue: Capsticks, 35 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3PU

Mark Smithers and Deborah Odea from Problem Resolution, along with Jacqui Atkinson from Capsticks are holding an interactive event on Mediation in the workplace.

The event is aimed at HR managers and senior HR managers.

The event will look at the following areas, allowing time for delegates to ask questions and make observations.

The Mediation session includes the following topics:

• The spectrum of mediation; difference between mediation and formal Trust employment mechanisms 
• What kind of issues would benefit from mediation? Surprisingly many! 
• When does internal mediation work well 
• When should you call in an external mediator 
• Outline of the PRL mediation process 
• An explanation of some tools that help attain a breakthrough with mediation
• The economics of workplace disputes

Maximum 3 delegates per trust

To register for this event please contact clare.proctor@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk


Change Management Masterclass
Date: Wednesday 2 March
Time: 09.00 - 12.30 (09.00 - 09.30 - Registration and coffee)
Venue: The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, B1 2ND 

Can you be a HR Millionaire? & Key HR Updates for 2016
Date: Monday 18 April 2016
Time: 9.15am – 3.45pm 

HPMA East Midlands, East of England and West Midlands joint Patient First event
The award winning patient experience team from Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust share the techniques and learning from their highly adaptable Patient First programme.
Date: 9 February 2015, 1 - 4pm, this workshop follows the HRD network meeting.

HPMA West Midlands: Insight into HR in the military
Monday 30 Nov 2015
Venue: HMS Forward, 42 Tilton Road, Birmingham B9 4PP
This event aimed at HR professionals working at any level, from band 6 upwards, gave an insight into HR practices in a different sector and included speakers from each of the Tri-services. It was planned with input from NHS Employers and representatives from the Army, Air Force and Navy.

Morning presentations:

·         Defence and current strategic operating space - Colonel Katherine M Richardson: Commanding Officer - Royal Centre for Defence Medicine 

·         NHS Employers and Reservist Employment - Gemma Wright:  NHS Employers Reservist Programme lead

·         Reservist recruitment regional updates :  Army: Lieutenant Colonel Richard Jones / RAF: Squadron Leader Carrie-Anne Rossi / Navy: Lieutenant Commander Robert Jaffier 

·         Defence Relationship Management - Siamha Butt: Regional Employer Engagement Director 

·         People / workforce management - Lieutenant Colonel Chris Gibson

·         Values and ethos / Leadership development - Brigadier Simon Bell

·         Change management - Brigadier Simon Bell 

Breakout sessions

·         The Recruitment Cycle led by Brigadier Peter Gilbert 

·         Welfare, health and wellbeing led by Surgeon Captain John Sharpley, Royal Navy


HPMA West Midlands event: You know OD works – now prove it!
Date: Tuesday 10 November 2015
Click here for full details

Showcasing best practice
Date:29 Sept
Venue: Hotel du Vin, Birmingham


The Five Year Forward View - Learning from the past, looking to the future
Date: 22 April
Time: 09.30 - 12.30
Venue: Capsticks, 35 Newhall Street, Birmingham, B3 3PU


Question Time
Date: 20 March
Time: 09:15 - 16:00
Venue: Birmingham City Football Ground, St Andrews Ground, Birmingham, B9 4RL


Could OD help support you make the changes you need to make in 2015?
Date: 16 January 2015
Time: 9.30 - 13.30
Venue: Bevan Brittan, Interchange Place, Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2TA


Kills Workout: Four 90 Minute Interactive Modules
Date: 27 November 2014
Time: 09.00 - 17.00
Venue: Mills & Reeve LLP, 78 - 84 Colmore Row, Birmingham, BM3 2AB


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