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Tuesday 25th September 2018           Wednesday 10 October 2018
        Building L&D Skills:                  Driving productivity in SMEs
        Applying Design Thinking
        to Learning

       Group:  L&D Group                     Group:  Modern Working Practices
       Speaker:  Ian Pettigrew               Speakers:  Professor Ben Lupton, Deputy Director of
                                             Decent Work & Productivity.
       Speakers’ Backgrounds:  Ian Pettigrew runs Kingfisher
       Coaching, designing and delivering leadership   Speakers’ Backgrounds:  The People Skills team ran an
       development programmes, coaching, writing, blogging,   18 month project that delivered and evaluated people
       keynote speaking, and publishing a podcast. Ian’s areas   management support in SMEs. Findings can be found at
       of deep expertise are strengths-based leadership (he   this link (
       is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach) and personal   hr-capability-small-firms) and their practical application
       resilience. He wholeheartedly believes that everyone has   will be explored.
       talent and anyone can shine, given the right lighting.
                                             Venue:  Manchester Metropolitan University Business
       Venue:  Central Manchester TBC        School, All Saints, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6BH
       Time:  17:30 for 18:00 Close 20:00    Time:  18:00 for 18:30 Close 20:00
       Description of Event:  The so-called ‘waterfall approach’   Description of Event:  This event is aimed at SMEs and
       to development (where you start with the user needs,   will discuss how to improve productivity via people
       develop something, then implement it only to find out   management. It will draw on both recent CIPD research
       it doesn’t really meet users’ needs) has fallen out of   (
       favour in many areas, and is being superseded by more   capability-small-firms) and Office for National Statistics
       collaborative design thinking approaches. This event   research that demonstrates how management practices
       will provide an understanding of the process and the   such as communication, objective setting, performance
       key methods, and will be highly experiential as you’ll   appraisal and training are fundamental to improved
       be applying some of the techniques to your own L&D   productivity. Effective mechanisms for delivering these
       challenges.                           practices in an SME context will be discussed.
       Cost:  CIPD Members FREE / Non Members £15  Cost:  CIPD Members FREE / Non Members £15
       Organiser Contact:                    Organiser Contact:
       Rachel Burnham,  Professor Carol Atkinson,

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        Refreshments:                         Refreshments:
         Hot drinks &                          Sandwich
          biscuits                               buffet

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