Understanding the Human in HRM

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Start Date: 11 Feb 2015

Start Time: 5:30 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Liverpool John Moores University, LJMU Large Lecture Theatre, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG › View map

This is a joint LJMU/CIPD Liverpool Group/CMI Merseyside Network event.

To bring together innovative thinkers in communication, engagement and delivery for workshops and discussion.

Join us for this event where you can hear from our speakers, Nigel Risner and Ray Pendleton on the value and complexity of human resources.

The event aims:

  • To bring together innovative thinkers in communication, engagement and delivery for workshops and discussion objectives
  • Evaluation of communication and engagement strategy and practice
  • Build understanding and capacity to deliver communication which retains its humanity in an increasingly digitalised world
  • Assess the impact and cost of failing to recognise the " human "


Nigel Risner

Nigel is a respected author, television presenter and a prolific speaker. His keynote speeches are results –oriented, challenging his listeners to expand their horizons, embrace the opportunities that await them and dare to dream of achievements which seemed impossible before.

Nigel speaks at over 150 conferences a year, in over 18 different countries, his recent clients include: BT, BSKYB, PFIZER, PEPSI-COLA, GSK, SIEMENS, HSBC BANK, THE ACADEMY FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES and many more. He is one of only six speakers in the UK to have been awarded the highly prestigious PSAE (professional speaking award of excellence) from the Professional Speakers Association.

Gone are the days when a leader only had to worry about balancing the books. Today’s most successful leaders know that winning means leading hearts as well as minds – the figures will follow if the ‘family’ is strong. Enabling an organisation to breathe as a single unit and function in the face of risk and an increasingly volatile business environment demands a radical new approach to thinking and doing. It’s time for inspirational leadership again.

Ray Pendleton

Ray has been a Director of OD for more than 10 years and has delivered successful development, change and transformation programmes in all sectors, including Banking, Government and NHS. He works at Board level which includes coaching many Senior Executives as part of his method of delivering change through people, not for people.

He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and an honorary lecturer in Leadership & Change at Edge Hill University. He is also a qualified practitioner in the cutting edge field of using action logics to deliver Leadership in Ambiguity.

Such is his reputation for delivering meaningful change done well, Ray is also asked to sit on Government Think Tanks, most recently the Employee Engagement Think Tank run by David MacLeod and Nita Clarke and sponsored by the past and present Governments.

He is a recognised thought leader in his field and facilitates and speaks at many HR/OD events. He is also a lead member of the NHS Cheshire & Merseyside OD forum. Ray is passionate about making change happen, not spouting the usual change jargon, and in doing so empowering people to own their thinking, approaches and performance…. and therefore their own and their organisation’s sustainable future.

Additional Information

This is a free event but please see cancellation policy on home page of CIPD website.

5.30pm for 6.00pm start.


  • Free event
  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Maureen Royce on 0151 231 3662.

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