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Beyond the uncertainty: Creating an organisation geared for innovation and growth

About the event

The 2019 HR Strategy Forum - London Business Schools’ annual event for global learning leaders, will take place in London on 7 March.


How do you create an agile, innovative and resilient organisation in which both your people and business can thrive? What is the role of talent and learning leaders in shaping organisations to facilitate effective and sustainable change? This year we will be exploring these themes - and how to harness experimentation, curiosity, creativity and collaboration to open up dialogue, surface opportunities and play to your organisation’s strengths.


At the 2019 HR Strategy Forum, we will examine the secrets creating behind truly transformative organisational change; and the critical role HR and learning functions play in shaping the management ecosystem to enable an effective and sustainable change.

Themes explored

  • Creating an innovative and experimental environment
  • Curiosity, creativity and collaboration
  • Breaking bad habits to reinvigorate business growth
  • Developing an organisation wide growth mind-set
  • Nurturing your people and building a future proof talent strategy


A number of London Business School’s world renowned academics and leading experts will lead sessions on the day.

Speakers include: Julian Birkinshaw, Jules Goddard, Herminia Ibarra and Freek Vermeulen.


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HRSF Jules
HRSF Herminia
HRSF Freek


*Please note the programme maybe subject to change


08.00      Registration & Refreshments

09.00      Welcome & Group Exercise - An exploration of experimentation

10.00      Big Picture Perspective - Julian Birkinshaw
- Leading transformation and the imperative to innovate

10.45     Practitioner Panel
- Led by Julian Birkinshaw

11.30     Breakouts:
Curiosity x Creativity x Collaboration = CQ^3


  • Jules Goddard on Curiosity
  • Pier Mannucci on Creativity
  • Keyvan Vikali on Collaboration

12.20 Lunch

13.20 Organisational Perspective -
Freek Vermeulen - Breaking bad habits and enabling growth

14.00 Practitioner Panel -
Led by Tammy Erickson - Rethinking talent selection in dynamic environment

14.45 Breakouts -
Curiosity x Creativity x Collaboration = CQ^3


  • Jules Goddard on Curiosity
  • Pier Mannucci on Creativity
  • Keyvan Vikali on Collaboration

15.35 Break

16.05 People Perspective - Herminia Ibarra - Developing a growth mind-set

16.50 Practitioner Panel -  Led by Herminia Ibarra - Microsoft’s Turnaround

17.30 Networking Reception

19.00 Close

Join us

If you have any questions or would like to register, contact the events team via Please note that this is an invitation only event and places are limited.


About the HR Strategy Forum

Now in its eighth year, this annual London Business School event for our Executive Education community provides senior HR, Learning and Development and Strategy leaders with unique insights and practical takeaways - all designed to help shape the future of their company and people.

Contact us

If you would like more information, or would like to attend, please contact the events team at

Links to relevant content

  • Interview with Hein Knappen, ING’s CHRO
  • Podcast Prepare in the now, for tomorrow
  • Film Work Inc 2028 – Michael Davies
  • Film 10 predictions for 2028 – Tammy Erickson
  • Film Alive at Work – Dan Cable
  • Film Why collaboration is so difficult – Randall Peterson
  • Photos from the last HR Strategy Forum

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