May 2016

Hello and welcome to our April newsletter.

Inside this month's edition;
  • Introduction to our new HPMA London’s  Vice President
  • Are you using our new HPMA Competency Toolkit?
  • 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
  • Jobs board
Introduction to our new HPMA Vice President, London - Janet Lynch
We are delighted to welcome Janet Lynch as our new HPMA  Vice President, London. 
‘I’ve been Director of Workforce and Education for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust for nearly three years, having been appointed just prior to the Trust’s establishment in October 2013. My role is of course extremely busy and has many challenges, but I’m keen to become more involved in professional activities and leadership outside of the Trust and the London HPMA role would provide that opportunity.  I’ve worked in NHS HR for almost 30 years, so I can demonstrate considerable commitment to the NHS which I hope I can use to benefit the HPMA and the impact people management makes to patients. I’ve always actively supported development in my own HR teams and am delighted to have helped and influenced many of my previous deputies or team members into director and other senior roles in the NHS.  I like to think that I’m a team player (my personal passion for a number of sports is probably to thank or blame for this!) and value integrity, fairness and kindness at work. I’m not naturally an extrovert and believe in the effectiveness of the introverted leader, but I’ve also learnt during my career to use other styles when necessary!
I’m very much looking forward to working with the HPMA London network and meeting many of you at some of our events.
Janet will be working alongside the two new Deputy Vice Presidents:
Craig de Sousa and Rachel Patterson plus our new Development Director, Rachael Tyler (nee Moench). 
 Rachel PattersonDeputy Director of Organisational Change at NHS England
 Craig de SousaHR Director at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust                              
Are you using our new HPMA Competency Toolkit?
Working with students from the MA in Human Resource Management from the University of Greenwich, we have developed a new toolkit to support you to use the framework. 
The tools can help you start to use the HR competency framework throughout the lifecycle of all members of your HR team. You can develop the tools to suit your own organisation. 
CLICK HERE to download the tools.
Forthcoming Events
Events with limited spaces available
Fast-track Coaching skills
Facilitator:Jeremy Lazarus, the Lazarus Consultancy Ltd
Date: Monday 11th July, 09.30 to 13.30 and 14.00 to 17.30
This workshop is designed to provide a framework for coaching conversations, whether as a coach or a manager and develop coaching skills, doing ‘laser’/fast-track coaching.
This session will be run twice so please book either the Morning or the Afternoon session only
Upcoming Events
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
Facilitator:David Liddle
Date: Monday 13th June, 09.30 to 13.00pm
This workshop is designed to enable participants to use mediation skills to secure constructive outcomes to challenging issues
Recent Events
Organisational Illness and Dis-ease 05/05/16 
Thank you very much to Jane Keep (@JaneKeep linkedin logo) who delivered a session discussing the health of our organisations: Organisation Illness and Dis-ease. It was graciously hosted by Bevan Brittan (@Bevanbrittan twitter logo)
When sickness absense is a problem? - A Legal Update 17/05/16
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Capsticks LLP (@Capsticks LLP twitter logo) came through again on a much needed update to an issue plaguing HR departments nationwide.
What they thought?
Discover your Strengths 9/05/16
Ruth Robinson (@Ruth Robinson LinkedIn logo) delivered a brilliant session on skills assessment and implementation as an HR Partner
What they thought?
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Developing the new Aspire programme for aspiring Deputy Directors
We are very excited about our new development programme for aspiring Deputy Directors of Workforce and OD and are currently exploring our ideas with potential providers. Thanks to all our Development Group members who came to our recent meeting to develop plans for the programme. 
Bloggers Corner
Readiness to change in NHS organisations
//  Michael West  
It is relatively easy to describe the challenges NHS organisations face and the changes they must make, but it is only by transforming their established ways of working that they will be able to really implement what is demanded
“Ever heard of people getting fed up of HR? Richard has! Take a look at this month's blog to take on an interesting challenge.”



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