HR conference


Date: 6th Apr 2016

Human resources professionals will be able to share good practice and debate current topics at a third Professional Practice Conference at Buckinghamshire New University on Tuesday 12 November.

The HR Professional Practice Conference takes place in the Gateway Events Hall at the University between 2pm-7.30pm following two previous highly successful conferences.

Jill Walters, Course Leader for the MA in Human Resource Management at the University, said the conference was aimed at HR professionals, members of the Chiltern branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), postgraduate students and alumni on the MA course, the majority of whom also occupy significant positions in HR.

The event is backed by the Chiltern branch of the CIPD and the Clare Business School, an entrepreneurial, educational and partnership hub supporting business initiatives across the county, developed with Mike Clare, one of the county’s most successful entrepreneurs, and delivered by organisations including Bucks New University.

The day is split into three sections – ‘the latest thinking on’, ‘current and emerging issues’, and ‘shooting the breeze on...’ and will focus on topics including:

  • the roles of organisations in employee wellbeing; the challenges of employing people aged under 25;
  • what is ‘talent';
  • how job descriptions can revolutionise recruitment;
  • how marketing communications works with HR;
  • and the importance of mentoring in organisations.

Corinne Mills, Joint Managing Director of Personal Career Management, in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, is delivering a plenary session to conclude the day on ‘managing your career’ from 6.45pm-7.30pm. HR Specialist Judith Leigh, of Judith Leigh Consulting, delivered an opening plenary session.

Jill said: “I am really looking forward to the conference, which is a great chance to engage in lively meetings with fellow professionals and to network.

“As before, the conference will be an opportunity to share good practice and debate current hot subjects.

“In addition to the keynote speakers there will be a range of discussion sessions, led by HR professionals, alumni from the course at the University, and also experts from Bucks New University.

“The HR Professional Practice Conference is also a valuable opportunity to enhance the University’s work in continuing professional development.”

To find out more and to book a place for the conference, please contact:

Jill Walters
Tel: 01494 525209

Picture caption: Bucks New University staff and delegates at last year’s HR Professional Practice Conference.


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