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Events

Upcoming Events


ESRC Seminar 5 - Theme: Creativity in the workplace

Tuesday, 26th November 2013, 09.30 - 16.30, Aston University

Key note speakers: Clint Chadwick and Kamal Birdi

Given intentions to grow the sector, we draw on creativity research in order to bring to the fore any implications for MSBs. This session also focuses on building individual capabilities, drawing on the idea that organizational learning and innovation start with a creative idea from an employee (Crossan et al., 1999). Based on Amabile (1996) we suggest that creativity arises not only from ‘domain specific’ skills but also arise from an individual’s orientation to being creative. Debate will explore the question of whether and how organizations might foster creative thinking, by designing learning and training with this goal in mind (Birdi et al., 2009) and uncovering the workplace features that are conducive to working creatively with a view to fostering organizational innovation (Hirst et al., 2009). This session will also present an opportunity to draw together threads across the preceding sessions, by highlighting key themes that inform the emerging multilevel model.

Please contact esrcseminarseries@aston.ac.uk  if you would like more information in participating in this exciting and topical seminar series

Past Events

ESRC Seminar Series: Developing leaders for innovation and change

The third in our seminar series took place on 11th June at Lancaster University School of Management. The purpose of this seminar was to assess what literature and practice suggest to be the defining characteristics of leaders within MSBs.  Amongst the questions explored was the role of leaders in fostering ‘developmental readiness’ across the organization, and concrete steps that leaders might take for fostering knowledge creation and dissemination such that day-to-day innovation is part of organizational functioning (Hannah & Lester, 2009). Implications for leadership development were discussed and included reflections on, and insights into best practice examples drawn from high-performing MSBs. Please contact esrcseminarseries@aston.ac.uk  if you would like more information in participating in this exciting and topical seminar series.

 

The HR specialist: business partner or outsourcing expert?

On Wednesday 24th April 2013, an event was jointly organised by Birmingham CIPD and the Aston Centre for People and Organisations.

ACPO is interested in understanding, identifying, and improving the effectiveness of HR practices to facilitate organizational competitiveness, to encourage individual growth and development, and enhance performance, quality, and work-related attitudes and behaviours.  In this session,  HR experts collaborating with the Centre outlined the latest practice, thinking and research in the area of HR business partnering, as well as its counter-point- HR outsourcing.  Three related themes were explored:

1.  ‘'The changing shape of HR Business Partnering and Organizational Development in Public Sector'   Mike Gregson:  Senior HR Practitioner, Workforce Intelligence Planning, Birmingham City Council.

2. ‘HR Outsourcing and the changing role of the HR Professional’.  Dr. Alison  Glaister: Lecturer in Strategic Human Resource Management, Bradford University School of Management

3. ‘Global HR Roles and Factors Influencing their Development: Evidence from Emerging Indian IT Services Multinationals’.  Professor Pawan Budhwar, Associate Dean (Research), Aston Business School.

ESRC Seminar Series: Organisational Innovation, People Management and Sustained Performance - Creating New Knowledge

The second in our series of seminars is on Tuesday 26th February at Lancaster University School of Management. The keynote speakers are Paul Sparrow and John  Burgoyne. More information is provided in the next pages. Please contact esrcseminarseries@aston.ac.uk if you would like more information in participating in this exciting and topical seminar series.


ESRC Seminar Series: Organisational Innovation, People Management and Sustained Performance - Towards a Multi-Level Framework for Medium-Sized Businesses

 

The seminar series began on 29th October 2012 with the first seminar held at Aston Business School. For Insights into Seminar 1, please follow the link.

 


'Executive reward- questioning the orthodoxy?’

 

A jointly presented event between ACPO,the Birmingham branch of the CIPD and Birmingham Centre for Business Ethics, with keynote speakers Paul Williams and Jeremy Tollworthy. Chaired by the Bishop of BIrmingham, Reverend David Urquart.

Wednesday 13th June 2012

Moving Out of Recession: The Implications for HR specialists

Organised by Aston Centre for People and Organisations (ACPO) in Collaboration with CIPD Birmingham Branch

Date: 22 June, 2011
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: TBC

Speakers:
  • Mrs. Kathy Daniels -  Survivor Syndrome: Managing Employee Relations After Difficult Times
  • Dr. Stephen Woods -  The Challenges of Selection and Assessment
  • Dr. Jonathan Crawshaw - Career Management in Times of Growth

Sustainable Success in Organizations - The Role of HRM

Organised by Aston Centre for People and Organisations (ACPO) in Collaboration with CIPD Birmingham Branch

Date: 14 April 2010
Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Venue: MB 234 (Main Buliding), Aston University

Speakers:

  • Professor Michael West (Executive Dean of Aston Business School)
  • Professor Sam Aryee (Director Research Degrees Programme)
  • Dr. Helen Shipton (Senior Lecturer, Work and Organizational Psychology Group)

Sustainable HRM

There will be a presentation by the internationally renowned US scholar Professor Susan Jackson highlighting her ideas about the future direction of the HR profession.
Date: 9 June 2010
Time: 12:00 – 14:00
Venue:
(TBC)

Speakers:
  • Susan Jackson
  • Paul Williams
  • Mrs Carole Parkes

11th International Human Resource Management Conference

Emergence of New Economic Powers: Management of Human Resources in the Challenging Global Context

Date: 9-12 June 2010
Website: IHRM
Venue: Aston Business School
ABS Contact: Pawan Budhwar

For more information on events please contact Jude Preston, Aston Centre for People and Organisations (ACPO)
email: prestjac@aston.ac.uk

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