April 2016

 Hello and welcome to our April newsletter.

Inside this month's edition; 
  • Welcome to newsletter from Rachael Tyler – announcing her handover as HPMA London’s  Vice President to our new VP
  • Announcement of new Deputy Vice Presidents
  • HPMA’s new vision
  • HPMA London’s new ASPIRE development programme for aspiring Deputy and Assistant Directors of HR
  • Forthcoming events
  • Past events
  • Partner events
  • National Aspirant HR Director development programme
Welcome from Rachael Tyler (nee Moench) and handover of Vice Presidency
This will be my last newsletter in my role as Vice President of the HPMA London Academy. I have held the post for the last year and have been really proud of team’s achievements over this time. The highlights for me have been the final development and embedding of the competency framework, the implementation of a comprehensive learning needs analysis to be clear that we are delivering the programme our members want and finally the launch of the new 2016/17 programme designed to support HR and OD staff in London to achieve their potential. Last year we delivered 34 events for our members and this year we are on course to deliver over 50.
In addition to this I am delighted to confirm that we have been successful in securing HEE funding to deliver the Aspire programme, to develop our Assistant and Associate Directors of the future. 
This is a really exciting time for the HPMA London Academy and I would like to extent my thanks to Diana and the team who do an excellent job and to all our members and partner organisations who I know will continue to collaborate and support the development of the Academy.  
I am pleased to confirm that I am now handing over the Vice President role to Janet Lynch, Director of Workforce and Education for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. I would like to wish Janet all the best in her role and I am sure that the HPMA London Academy will continue to flourish under her leadership. 
My passion lies in the development of HR and OD professionals and I am looking forward to continue to be involved in the further development of the HPMA London Academy.
 Announcement of new Deputy Vice Presidents
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.
HPMA’s new vision
At a national HPMA Launch event on 26th April, HPMA President, Deborah Tarrant unveiled HPMA’s new vision: ‘Improving health through people’ and strategy. #HPMAVision.  We’ll circulate more details on this very soon.  
HR Competency Framework – new toolkit
image004.png@01D19401.3A247140The London HPMA Academy’s HR competency framework is a simple, easy-to-use tool which sets out the core competencies that are expected of all HR professionals working in the NHS and the wider UK healthcare sector. It consists of six competencies with examples of each competency at four levels. It is currently available as a ‘beta version’ and is deliberately generic so it can be tailored by any member organisation and used by all HR professionals and individual organisations.
We commissioned students from the MA in Human Resource Management at the University of Greenwich to review the toolkit and provided some tools and guidance on how the competency framework can be used in trusts.
They developed a toolkit for trusts to use the competency framework throughout the employee lifecycle. Many of the tools require further development dependent on the needs of the trust.
CLICK HERE to download the tools. 
HPMA London’s new ASPIRE development programme
The HPMA London Academy has secured funding from Health Education England (HEE) to deliver a development programme for aspiring Deputy and Associate directors of HR and OD. The programme will be called the ‘Aspire’ programme and will be targeted at current Heads of Service and HR/OD Business Partners who have the capability and desire to move into deputy roles over the next 2 years. The programme will be run over 2-3 cohorts for a year and will consist of an assessment centre, a modular programme, action learning sets and coaching/mentoring opportunities. We anticipate at this stage that we will be seeking applicants for the first cohort in August/September 2016. We would like to thank HEE for providing funding for this valuable development opportunity and we will be providing more information shortly.
Forthcoming Events
Facilitator: Dr. Jane Keep
Date: Thursday 5th May, 10.00am to 4pm
This workshop is designed for diagnosing organisation-wide conditions & issues and countering them.
Facilitator:Ruth Robertson (Director and Founder) of Executive Strength
Date: Monday 9th May, 9.30am to 12.30pm
This workshop is designed to optimise your strengths for more energy, satisfaction and effectiveness in your role as an HR Strategic Partner
Facilitator:Joanne Spencer and Karen Jones of Infinite You
Date: Wednesday 8th June, 13.30 to 16.30
This master class is designed for understanding the impact of change on people and the influence this has on people's behaviour
Facilitator:Dr Keith Holdaway FCIPD
Date: Friday 10th June 10.00 to 16.00pm
This workshop is designed to enable participants to practice using data from a variety of sources to build compelling HR business cases
Recent Events
Business Writing skills 21/04/2016
This month, Richard Walker delivered his popular Business Writing Skills workshop which was very well received. It was graciously hosted by DACBeachcroft
Further dates for Richard’s courses are included in the Partner Events section at the end of the newsletter.
What they thought?
“I thought the whole session was useful and I learnt a lot. The first session and second session had good content and went at a pace I felt comfortable with. I have already noticed I have been counting words in sentences..”
“The basic template of how to write a business case. Richard gave us the building blocks. Also 'Value Proposition' - very handy tool.”
Lord Carter’s Review of Operational Productivity and Performance: What does this mean for delivery of HR services and shared HR services?  21/04/2016
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At this evening roundtable event for future workforce leaders, Alastair Currie chaired a discussion on the implications of Lord Carter’s Review for collaborative working and shared services. It was a joint event with Bevan Brittan featuring speakers: 
  • Sharon Renouf, Commercial Partner Bevan Brittan LLP
  • Wendy Brewer, Joint Director of HR & OD at St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust and  St. George's University of London 
  • Hugh Peart, Head of Legal at Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Daniel Elkins, Director of the Streamlining Programme 
What they thought?
“Listening to examples of where the move to successful implementation of shared services has been achieved - the legal team and Bank staff in south London”
Getting Comfortable with Difficult Conversations 25/04/2016
Peter English delivered an insightful event on how we tackle difficult conversations.
What they thought?
“Chimpanzee and Bonobo characteristics, parent/adult/child questionnaire and the emotional bank account. Was interesting and you could put what you learnt into practice.”
“Peter English's style of facilitation is makes the content very easily digested.”
Partner Events
Aspirant Director of Workforce Career Development programme #NHSFutureHR
HPMA are pleased to support a new national career development programme aiming to prepare those with the potential to become directors of workforce, within the next 12-24 months, through targeted and individualised career development. Click here for more details.
This is being run as part of the national HR Professional Development Strategy (PDS) #NHSFutureHR
Applications now being taken for the aspirant director of workforce programme #NHSFutureHR
The programme will:
·         provide a structured career development support to help candidates to reach board level 
·         broaden the understanding of the responsibilities and expectations of a corporate director 
·         Provide an in depth overview of a board recruitment process.
Key dates
Recruitment and selection: 
·         11 April – 3 May 2016 Application window
Download the director of workforce programme flyer for more details on the course, key dates for the programme and where to apply.
Key dates
Recruitment and selection: 

11 April – 3 May 2016 Application window


Essential Business Writing with Richard Walker
Richard Walker is running “Essential Business Writing” courses on:
         Thursday 28th April, Wednesday 25th May, Wednesday 22nd June
All run from 9.30 to 4.30 with lunch included.
The normal delegate rate is £375 + VAT per person, but for the HPMA Richard is pleased to offer a 20% discount – so £299.00 + VAT per person.
Increase Employee Engagement with 10Eighty
Would you like to increase employee engagement?
There is plenty of evidence that employee engagement is correlated to patient care.
We know that employees want managers that care, develop and stretch us as employees and we believe that this is best achieved through career conversations.
10Eighty is hosting an evening event on Thursday 26th May to give you the opportunity to explore how you might increase employee engagement through career conversations.
To find out more about this event, please email mailto:Sarah.jamodu@10eighty.co.uk or visit our website CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Leading Change – A 3-day programme with Tavistock Consulting
3-day programme, 29th June–1st July, London
Phone: 020 8938 2475                         
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