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Northumbria to host national HRD conference

17th May 2018



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 734824

Newcastle Business School is hosting a major Human Resource Development (HRD) conference in partnership with key contributors including Virgin Money, Ernst & Young (EY) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The event is sponsored by a European Funded Project GETME3.

All professionals working in HRD are invited to attend The University Forum for HRD 2018 Annual ConferencePractitioner Day on 7th June. Panel discussions, case studies and development workshops will focus on the main conference theme of Power and Possibility: The Future of Work.  A keynote address will also be given by Steve Morton, Head of People Resourcing and Organisation Development at Virgin Money.

The regional location this year will be reflected in the industrial heritage of the North East and its proud history of power engineering and manufacturing, shipbuilding, steam locomotion, railways and world-renowned pioneers such as George Stephenson and Charles Parson. Today the region hosts one of Europe’s largest and most efficient auto plants and the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles. Looking to the future the Conference will consider the Northern Powerhouse initiative, and how it can drive economic prosperity for current and future workforces.

Dr Brenda Stalker, Director of Degree Apprenticeships at Newcastle Business School, said: “It is an honour to host this year’s Annual Conference Practitioner Day here at Northumbria. These are highly anticipated events for the sector, and this is a pioneering practitioner day. With its expertise in working with practitioners, Northumbria is well placed to lead on this event. With our guest speakers and the relevance and importance of the themes, it promises lively and stimulating debate. I would encourage all HR and OD professionals to register for the Conference.”

The University Forum for HRD is an international association for universities, reflective practitioners, and learning oriented organisations.

A limited number of discounted places area available for the conference. For more information, please contact Jenny.Davidson or Amy.Stabler directly. Further details on the conference and how to register are available here.

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