… and no one takes that responsibility more seriously than the group of L&D and HR professionals that attended the Talent Forum last Friday in Northampton.
The forum was hosted by Opus Energy, thanks to Emily Morgan who is a regular participant and L&D Manager at Opus Energy.
The workshop began with a presentation about the work that Opus Energy are doing with Thomas Beckett school through the Greenpower Education Trust. This UK based charity was established to develop students’ interest in all things STEM - by supplying kit cars that are built in schools and colleges and raced at various race meets across the country.
This was followed by a highly interactive session - ‘Creating Time to Think’ - facilitated by our guest speaker, Meg Peppin. Meg demonstrated simple techniques that can be used to create better workplace environments to enable better thinking and ultimately, better results.
The second half of the Talent Forum takes the form of an open forum discussion around topics that the participants have pre-selected – providing time to exchange ideas and share experiences of things that are working well within their organisations.
The focus this time was on creating best practices and processes for identifying, developing and motivating talent. The group considered questions such as:
‘What are the essentials to consider when capturing talent?’
‘How can you engage with talent more effectively?’
‘How do you give people the resources to develop, as well as the flexibility to choose when it happens?’
The Talent Forum is a free, exclusive, employer-led networking event for L&D professionals. Are you interested in attending the next one in Bristol? Burges Salmon will be hosting the event and we’d love to invite you along - register your interest here - we’ll keep you posted with the latest news.