A series of master classes in human resources management and leadership are currently on offer at the University of Derby.
The events are for local and regionally-based middle and senior HR managers, or those managers involved in human resource management as part of their responsibilities, and are arranged by the University’s Derby Business School – scheduled for February, May and June.
They follow hot on the heels of a leadership class from Dr Linda Holbeche, an established consultant, coach, writer and researcher with an international reputation, and recognised by HR magazine as one of the country’s top HR influencers.
Linda presented her view of what effective HR leadership is, and how it needs to develop in the future, to HR leaders from the region representing public, private and not-for-profit organisations.
Judith Gill, Head of Subject for Leadership, Organisation and HR Management, who arranged the series, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to provide opportunities for HR leaders and those involved in this work to meet and discuss the challenges and issues they are all currently facing.
“Linda’s talk was hugely insightful and has received very positive feedback. This has given the series a fantastic start which we hope will have a beneficial impact on the other forthcoming events.”
The master classes aim to focus on current strategic thinking in human resource management and leadership and how this can contribute to business and organisational success.
Judith added: “We work closely with our students and with employers and alumni, which assists us in ensuring that our programmes and interventions are relevant and current.”
The upcoming master classes (all 5-7.30pm) are:
· Workplace Dispute Resolution (Lynette Harris) – February 17
· Legal Implications of Performance Management (Sue Jennings) – May 7
· HR Leadership in Transition (Sheena Bevitt) – June 19