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Autumn Seminars 2018

We are pleased to announce that in addition to our breakfast seminars we have added two evening seminars to our programme this year.

The seminars are all free to attend and held in central London. Each will be presented by a senior Pearn Kandola psychologist and specialist in their field. The number of delegates at each event is limited so be sure to reserve your place today.

Venue: One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

Timing: Breakfast seminars will begin at 10.00am and finish at approximately 11.00am, followed by a Q&A session lasting up to an hour. Refreshments are available from 9.30am. Evening seminars - will begin at 6.30pm and finish at approximately 8.00pm. There will be an opportunity to network after the event with drinks and canapés until 9.00pm if you are able to join us.

Reservations: To reserve your place for this event please email or call +44 (0)1865 399060.

By booking a place you agree to the following terms. If you book a seat but subsequently are unable to attend, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible so we can reallocate your place. If you fail to attend without notifying us in advance we reserve the right to charge a £50 administration fee.

Evening seminars

Wednesday 12th September – 6:30pm
Fostering a Growth Mindset within Performance Management: Letting Diversity and Inclusion take Root – Presented by Laura Haycock

This seminar explores how organisations can combine a “growth mindset” with a strengths-based approach to motivate and empower everyone to fulfil their potential. A shift in mindset counters every individual’s self-limiting beliefs and habits and helps them stretch beyond their current capability; it challenges assumptions about innate differences in potential to unravel unhelpful stereotypes; it boosts investment in feedback and coaching for all; and it reframes how we think about talent. There can be benefits for those already in elite high performer groups as well as for those assumed to be lacking talent or potential.

Laura Haycock outlines the research underpinning this approach and translates it into a framework to guide practical everyday conversations between individuals and their manager or coach. Laura shares her “PEAT” model that provides a structure for conversations that inspire growth and build greater diversity within organisational talent pools.

Wednesday 21st November – 6:30pm
“All for One and One for All: Putting Individual and Team Development back together” – Presented by Laura Haycock

In this Seminar, Laura Haycock shares a case study from our work with NFU Mutual which combined individual and team based development to powerful effect. Working with individual team members to prepare them for the new demands of a team restructure and also concurrently with the whole team to build greater mutual accountability and to reflect the symbiotic relationship between individual performance and whole team dynamics. Key stakeholders in the organisation have seen a recognisable and sustained change both for individuals and for the team as a whole. The case study will demonstrate the value of investing in whole teams rather than solely focusing on individual development.

We are delighted that Helen Pullen, Group Learning & Development Manager for NFU Mutual will be joining Laura Haycock for the Q&A session.

“Some of the key indicators around their effective team working have immediately manifested themselves. One year later I am seeing sustained improvement in how the team is working, and individuals effectively fulfilling their new roles.” Helen Pullen, Group Learning & Development Manager for NFU Mutual

Breakfast seminars

Thursday 20th September – 10am
Leadership Success Profiles: How to Predict Leadership Emergence and Success – Presented by James Meachin

Identifying the right talent can be a challenge, and behaviours that are effective at one level do not necessarily lead to success at the next. In this seminar, James Meachin will share case studies and our unique research showing the traits that can be used to identify potential for leadership positions as well as the qualities required for success within leadership roles.

This seminar will be most useful for individuals with responsibility for talent identification, talent management, and recruitment into graduate, managerial and leadership roles.

Wednesday 26th September – 10am
Revolutionising Development Centres: Increasing Efficiency and Fairness in Talent Development – Presented by Jon Atkins

Talent management and leadership development should sit at the heart of any effective people strategy. However, traditional approaches to Development Centres can be time-intensive and expensive. They also risk creating clones of existing leadership archetypes, rather than embracing and growing the full range of talent available. Based on our research and experience with clients, we are pushing the boundaries of development centre design on two fronts: 1) providing meaningful leadership development experiences in a time and cost-efficient manner, and 2) ensuring fairness and inclusion throughout the development journey. Aimed particularly at talent and leadership development professionals, this seminar will share our own insights and latest thinking regarding talent development.

Thursday 4th October – 10am
Bullying and Harassment: How Can We Encourage Respect for All? – Presented by Elizabeth Yardley

£18 million - that’s how much bullying and harassment costs UK business each year. It also undermines diversity, with 1 in 3 employees from an ethnic minority background experiencing harassment and bullying, compared to 1 in 5 for white employees. Join Lizzie Yardley to explore how you can create a culture of respect within your organisation.

Tuesday 9th October – 10am
Recognising and Dealing with Racial Trauma at Work – Presented by Professor Binna Kandola and Guilaine Kinouani

This seminar deals with a topic rarely discussed and often avoided. Racial trauma is the psychological stress and distress people experience when they are exposed to race discrimination and racism. Research shows that the workplace is the most frequent place where BME employees/employees of colour experience racial discrimination and racial trauma. This interactive seminar will offer an introduction to racial trauma, help attendees recognise it in employees and, provide expert tips and advice on how to mitigate psychological risks to employees and employers.

Wednesday 17th October – 10am
When Leadership Does Wrong: The Traits That Predict Counter-Productive Behaviours and How to Assess Them – Presented by James Meachin

From Enron and Lehman Brothers through to Uber and Theranos, it is clear that dysfunctional leadership can damage or even destroy organisations. In this seminar, James Meachin shares the latest research findings on the traits and behavioural patterns that predict counter-productive leadership. He will also share case studies and practical advice for conducting effective due diligence when selecting for leadership positions.

Tuesday 30th October – 10am
Leadership Development and Positive Action: A Case Study in Getting it Right – Presented by Jon Atkins

PwC’s Annual Global CEO Report (2017) showed the vast majority of CEOs see leadership skills as both critical to business success and also difficult to recruit. Identifying and developing leaders from within is therefore of paramount importance to all organisations. However, we have long known of the systemic discrimination of those in under-represented groups. Positive action development programmes can help to level the playing field and provide opportunity for everyone to achieve true success in their careers. The path to getting them right can, however, be a challenging one. What you do before, during and after leadership development programmes matters a great deal. Using case studies based on recent client programmes, and emphasising the practicalities, this seminar will share with you the things to do and the things to avoid if your programmes are to have lasting impact.

Tuesday 6th November – 10am
Embedding Inclusive Behaviour Change in Leaders – Going Beyond Training – Presented by Dr Nic Hammarling

There is little point investing in bias, diversity and inclusion workshops if the behaviour change and good intentions are not sustained. In this seminar, Nic will review the tactics that make behaviour change around D&I sustained and sustainable, moving beyond training and one-off interventions into genuine culture change.

Tuesday 13th November – 10am
Advanced Assessor Skills – Three Critical Qualities That Help Interviewers Select the Best Candidates – Presented by James Meachin

Interviewing to fill vacancies is one of the most important tasks that managers and leaders carry out, yet very few have acquired a high level of skill in doing so – despite believing the opposite. In this seminar, we describe the critical qualities and behaviours that advanced interviewers deploy to assess candidates accurately. Using clear techniques and examples we show how interviewers – especially those who are responsible for filling important roles – can be trained to significantly improve their skills in this important area.

Thursday 29th November – 10am
The Social Ingredients That Matter for Health and Performance: Does Your Workplace Have Them? – Presented by Jonathan Taylor

Research increasingly shows that our social environment can influence our well-being and happiness more than our salary. In this revealing seminar, we will explore the social factors that influence our self-belief, our health and our performance. Critically, we will discuss what organisations should all be doing to provide their staff with the psychological resources they need to perform at their very best.

Wednesday 5th December – 10am
The Costs of Micro-Incivilities in the Workplace – presented by Professor Binna Kandola, Guilaine Kinouani and Louise Weston

Micro-incivilities are the small actions we take, often unconsciously, that can make people feel excluded. This seminar will look at the research into micro-incivilities and how they impact individuals, team and organisations. We will examine the nature of micro-incivilities and the cost to business and teams, as well as explore the psychological and health consequences and ways to mitigate them. Finally, we will consider what we can do to tackle micro-incivilities, as organisations and as individuals who experience them or who are witness to them.

We are very happy to discuss running our seminars in-house for organisations and business networking groups. If you are interested in discussing this opportunity, please contact us.

Reservations: To reserve your place for this event please email or call +44 (0)1865 399060.