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Implementing an agile culture for the workforce of the future

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue Birmingham
  • Start 19 Nov 2019 10:00
  • End 19 Nov 2019 16:00


Implementing an agile culture for the workforce of the future

Taking a practical look at what’s involved.

More and more housing organisations are moving to agile ways of working seeking to realise all the benefits.

Agile is a way of working in which an organisation empowers its people to work where, when and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints – to optimise their performance and deliver 'best in class' value and customer service. It uses communications and information technology to enable people to work in ways which best suit their needs without the traditional limitations of where and when tasks must be performed.” The Agile Organisation, 2013

It's what millennials want – they appreciate a company which respects their work-life balance.

But how simple is it to implement? What are the challenges and pitfalls?  And the solutions? What can we learn from experiences so far? 

HQN’s workshop will be asking these questions and more. You will hear about experiences from inside and outside the sector – what others have done to embrace and embed agile working. There’ll be interactive workshops with opportunities to discuss key issues with other housing professionals.

You’ll hear about best practice and take away practical ideas to implement back in your own operational teams and wider organisation.

In a world where work is changing, don’t be left behind.

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Joanne MacPhail, HR Director, Cross Country Trains
  • Penny Aspden, Director of Organisational Development at Torus will talk about their growth journey and how they are bringing together different organisational cultures and working practices
  • Sam Young, HQN Associate will explore how housing providers can maximise their use of technology to support an agile workplace
  • Hannah Gibson, Management Development Consultant at Sovereign will talk about the steps they have taken to build an agile culture, the challenges they’ve faced and the future for agile working at Sovereign
  • Shaun Aldis, Chief Executive, Wolverhampton Homes.

Joanne MacPhail leads the team responsible for taking care of CrossCountry’s people; including recruitment, employee relations, development and training for all 1800 employees. Previously HR Director for idverde, who manage the Regents Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park sites, she joined CrossCountry in 2016 with a wealth of experience from across the HR sector, including roles with British Telecom, Rolls-Royce and DHL.

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Delegate fees:
Full price: £289.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £209.00 *

Early bird non members only£259.00 *

Early bird pricing ends on Friday 18 October 2019. 

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Registration will start 30 minutes before the first session and refreshments will be available.

Cancellations and substitutions:

A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited. There is no refund for non-attendance, but delegates may be substituted at any time.


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