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HRD in partnership with Coursera presents - The future of leadership: Unlocking success in the digital revolution

About this event

Modern HR leaders must possess a unique combination of skills, creativity, and intuition in order to succeed in a world where the pandemic and economic downturn have resulted in significant shifts, including hybrid and remote work, digital transformation, and employee burnout.

Coursera recently surveyed 400 people-managers in the UK and the rest of Europe to examine modern leadership styles and the skills required to be an effective leader. During this panel discussion, our panelists will draw on the study’s insights and discuss how you can ensure that your organisation, team, and individuals are equipped with all the relevant leadership skills.

Join this exclusive Coursera and HRD Connect webinar, as we:

  • Discuss how modern leaders can navigate through economic uncertainty, tech disruption and the digital revolution.
  • Explore if hybrid, in-person, or remote is the new normal.
  • Examine the new expectations, demands and skills for leading organizations, teams and oneself.

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  • Guest speaker
    Andrew Proctor Executive Lead – UK Education @ Amazon Web Services

    Andrew joined Amazon Web Services as Executive Lead for UK Education in January 2022 with a focus on helping education leaders achieve their strategic aims through the use of digital technology, innovation, and culture. He has over 15 years of digital leadership and transformation experience across the UK public sector. Andrew was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital) for Staffordshire University, a member of the executive team with direct responsibility for the Digital, Estates, and Transformation portfolios. Over five years, Andrew oversaw the rising reputation of Staffordshire as a leading digital university with achievements including becoming the first university in Europe to migrate fully to cloud, and the first to launch an AI-driven coach and support assistant for students. In 2020, Andrew was named UK Chief Digital Officer of the Year by Computing magazine, and was also included in the ‘Digital 100’ list of the most influential digital leaders in the UK.

  • Guest speaker
    Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic Professor of Leadership and Managment at Hult International Business School @ CEO of Management Shift Solutions Limited

    Professor Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic is an international award-winning thought leader, an activist for humanising management, and an author of a ground-breaking book ‘The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organisation for Sustainable Success’, which was listed by Forbes as one of the top eight business books in 2014. She is a Founder and CEO of Management Shift Solutions Limited, a leading-edge management consultancy and a Professor of Leadership and Management at Hult International Business School (Ashridge). Professor Vlatka has been voted one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers in the world 2015-2021 by HR Magazine, Most Influential CEO in 2022 by CEO Today and Top 20 Most Successful Women Leaders 2022 by the Corporate Magazine.

  • Guest speaker
    Dave Gloss Head of Team Effectiveness @ AIIR

    Dave Gloss is the Head of Team Effectiveness at AIIR, a leadership development consultancy serving enterprise clients in Pharma, Professional Services, IT, Healthcare, Retail and Manufacturing. He believes that the more people understand and practice the Principles of Teaming, the more people will live productive and fulfilled lives. In his role, Dave advises Senior Leadership Teams and their HR leaders on how to adapt to the emerging ways teams are organizing themselves to thrive in a post-COVID, Hybrid world. Dave's work is focused on human-centered methods for building strong, inclusive cultures that champion sustainable, yet high levels of performance. He regularly leads training on the AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey assessment that helps teams identify the root causes of underperformance, low engagement and high turnover. Dave is an in-demand team facilitator, guiding immersive coaching journeys for Senior Leadership Teams seeking to lead change at an enterprise scale.

  • Guest speaker
    Frances Quirke Partnerships Director @ Coursera

    Frances has been at Coursera since 2020 and currently serves as a Partnerships Director. As Partnerships Director Frances' role involves working with some of the largest organisations across the UK and Ireland. Frances works to ensure that these skills development projects align with organisational objectives to drive measurable impact around improving internal mobility, decreasing attrition, reskilling and improving opportunity across diverse and minority groups. Frances has previously supported universities in embedding in-demand skills within their curriculums and has worked on transformational projects to improve the student experience through her work with Learning Management providers. Frances champions diversity and inclusion in the workplace and loves nothing better than working on programmes to support minority groups to move into data and tech roles.