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Getting Ahead in Uncertain Times: How to produce great plans when the future is unclear? 

Speaker - Dave Herbert and George Blair

19th November

10am - 4pm, Perkbox - 22 Tudor Street, London

The Session 

This workshop is for all HR practitioners who want to clear a path for their organisation and plan for the future.  It provides the perfect response to those who say, put everything on hold and do nothing until the future becomes clear.  BREXIT is just the latest example of this fork in the road.  Well, how long do they want to wait?  Will your competition have stolen a march on you by then? 

Who will benefit from the Master Class?

All HR practitioners, especially HR Business Partners and planning specialists.

Programme content

The objectives of the programme are:

  • Show you how to convince your colleagues of the benefits of getting ahead by producing robust plans that cover all the most likely possibilities through scenario planning
  • Demonstrate an approach to scenario planning, highlighting the key stages to producing and managing a plan for different future scenarios
  • Give examples of where this approach has been used to good effect in different organisations
  • Show you how to engage your board in identifying and evaluating workforce risks through risk based workforce planning

This would be supported by easy to read charts, rather than written documents. 

The workshop will be illustrated by practical exercises and case studies, and there will be plenty of opportunity for participants to learn from one another and get answers to their own challenges.

The Speakers

George Blair
An experienced management consultant with a strong track record in productivity improvement, workforce planning and development, organisational change and education and training.  His work on productivity improvement has been presented at many conferences and been published in professional journals.   He has produced the workforce element of successful Outline and Full Business Cases, working as a member of a multi-functional team.   He has led lean thinking workshops that he led resulted in a large number of improvements.  He has also advised organisations on people based information and reporting.     In addition, he has held interim workforce related roles and recruited and developed substantive replacements.

He combines a participative style of working with strong influencing skills and has worked as a consultant in the UK and in Eastern Europe, the Near and Middle East for the World Bank, Department for International Development and USAID. 

He has written three books on organisational change and numerous articles for periodicals and conferences.   He has been an expert witness to the House of Commons Health Select Committee and advisor to the King’s Fund in workforce planning and development.  He is a director of the HR Society.

Dave Herbert
An expert in change management and transformation with a proven track record of delivery in blue chip companies including BP, Sky and BA.  He has provided consultancy, programme management and planning services within business and HR environments in both permanent and interim roles.

David specialises in transformation and change management, programme management, workforce planning, HR strategy and consultancy.


HR Society Members: £300 plus VAT 

Non-HR Society Members £350 + VAT 

The fee is inclusive of materials for the session, refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Discounts will also be offered to organisations that book more than one employee onto this event. Please contact us for further information.

How to Book:



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Contact us: gemma@hrsociety.co.uk


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