Welcome to the June edition of the HPMA membership newsletter.
ASPIRE HR/OD Business Partner Programme 2019: Application Process now open until 10 June 2019
Is your next career move a Business Partner role? This programme is for you.
This is a great opportunity for anyone planning to move into a BP role in the next 12 months. This time the programme has been designed and implemented through collaboration between the HPMA London Academy and Orion Partners who have a wealth of experience in providing development programmes for Business Partners across different sectors including the NHS. The programme will commence in July 2019 and all elements of the programme will conclude by January 2020.
It will include:
• Initial development planning including a 360, 121 pre-programme coaching to prioritise your area of focus and agree your business project
• 3 full day modules on You in Role, You with the Business (1 and 2)
• Final Bringing it to Life day with presentations, role plays and feedback
• Completion of a Business Project
• Action learning sets
There are just 18 places on the programme. The cost for each place is £1500 and this will be paid by the sponsoring organisation.
Click here for further details and the application form. The application form includes a competency assessment and a statement from your sponsor so please allow plenty of time for you and your sponsor to complete the form. We will not be able to accept applications without the sponsor statement.
Shortlisted applicants will then be interviewed by a panel of Deputy Directors on Monday 24 June.
Completed application form along with your CV and monitoring information should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8am on 10 June 2019. Please state the subject heading in the e-mail as: ‘ASPIRE BP Programme application and your name’.
This programme is for aspiring HR and OD Business Partners who work for member organisations of the HPMA London Academy.
ASPIRE Deputy Workforce Director Talent Pool
We are pleased to launch the application process for the ASPIRE Deputy Workforce Director Talent Pool.
The ASPIRE Deputy Workforce Director Talent pool is being set up as part of the establishment of a robust talent management framework for the HPMA London Academy member organisations. We have been working with the Talent Management Sub-Committee of the London HR Directors Network to develop the framework and establish the talent pool. We understand that this is the first such formal talent management initiative for the NHS Workforce profession and it has the full endorsement of Workforce Directors.
The selection and development of participants in the pool will be underpinned by a talent management framework which is based on three key elements; an assessment of performance, an assessment of potential and an assessment against seven key competencies. Once selected into the pool participants will design individual development plans which will draw on the assessment and feedback provided through the selection process and a development centre. The emphasis throughout the participation in the pool will be on self-directed learning with individuals using the menu of development opportunities available to address the areas of ‘stretch’ required to become a Deputy Workforce Director.
We anticipate that in time the talent pool will develop into a ‘community of practice’ providing participants with the opportunity to form strong networks and share resources.
Applications are now invited from eligible senior workforce professionals employed by the HPMA London Academy member organisations.
Please see attached
Please return the completed application form, CV and equalities monitoring form email@example.com by 3pm on Friday 5th April 2019 and ensure you have included all elements (including the supporting information required from your sponsor) as above as we will commence shortlisting on the 6th April 2019.
HPMA London Academy Programme 2019/20 ‘Be the Change’
We are delighted to introduce our new programme for 2019/20. It follows up on our learning needs analysis of workforce professionals in the autumn and is titled ‘Be the Change’ reflecting the desire we heard from workforce colleagues to be the change in their teams, their organisations and in their own lives.
‘Be the Change’ is also a reminder to everyone who comes along to HPMA sessions, to follow up on the session by taking forward a simple or an ambitious action back into their day to day life. The title for our London conference this coming October will also focus on ‘Be the Change’.
You can see that we have introduced some new strands in the programme. Many respondents to our learning needs questionnaire mentioned that they are working with teams under stress, and so we have introduced a new strand ‘Supporting Teams Facing Challenging and Uncertain Times’. Similarly a lot of respondents mentioned the work they are doing to develop the workforce function and our new strand ‘Supporting Workforce Teams to Deliver High Performance’ will focus on this. Our advanced strand will follow up on our conference last year on Tomorrow’s World, as well as another strand around ‘Developing and Delivering Health and Care Systems’.
We really like the new CIPD Profession Map with it’s strong emphasis on behaviours and so this year, we have decided to link all our events to competencies (knowledge and behaviours) in the CIPD map (in the same way we used the HPMA competencies in previous years) to help you plan your development in the year ahead.
Not all the dates and events have yet been finalised for the whole year but we hope this outline programme allows you to plan yours and your team’s personal development plans.
We aim to publicise details of each events with booking details approximately 8 weeks before the event. All events will be listed on our Eventbrite pages - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hpma-academy-london-13325867645
To download a summary of the programme, click here
Call for training providers to deliver our 2019/20 Programme
The HPMA London Academy is looking for training providers who are interested in delivering elements of our development programme in 2019/20. The Academy has developed significantly in recent years and in addition to our core programme, we are also commissioning providers to work with us on delivering a development pool for aspiring deputy directors of workforce, and a programme for aspiring workforce business partners.
Over the last few years, we have developed relationships with a range of excellent training providers and we would like to continue these relationships as well as inviting other providers to work with us in the delivery of this new programme.
In summary, we are looking to commission providers to deliver the 8 different strands of our new programme:
1. Our core learning events programme including Tomorrow’s World, Designing and Delivering Integrated Health and Care Systems, Workforce Profession Delivering High Impact
2. Foundation programme for bands 4 – 5
3. Delivery of technical knowledge events including our legal update events
4. Development sessions to be delivered as part of our 2 networks; the Deputy Directors Network and the Strategic HR and OD Network
5. Support for the delivery of a development pool programme for aspiring Deputy Directors of HR
6. Delivery of an aspiring Business Partner Programme
7. Action Learning Sets
8. Round table and dinner events for senior workforce leaders
If you are interested in working with the HPMA London Academy in the coming year, please take a look at our commissioning intentions document.
We are looking for expressions of interest by first thing on Monday 29 October 2018. Please use this form to submit your expression of interest to me and attach further details as appropriate. If you have any queries in advance of submitting an EOI please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
HPMA London Academy team
3 July 2018
Please click on the links below to download presentations from the day:
HPMA London Academy Programme 2018/19: Empowering and Inspiring Workforce Professionals
We are looking to work with new training providers as well as those who have delivered learning events for us in the past.
To download a copy of our briefing document which gives some background to the HPMA London Academy, a summary of the programme we would like to deliver in 2018/19 and some details on how we propose to work with training providers, click here.
To have a quick look at our recent learning needs analysis, click here.
Our aim is to find partners who are interested in delivering sessions at low cost or pro bono and in return, the partner will be able to showcase their training to our network of HR/OD professionals from a wide range of NHS employers in London and to our new member organisations based in Kent, Sussex and Essex.
The key themes of our core programme this year are:
- Self and personal impact
- Developing commercial and business skills
- System and organisation development
- Enhancing technical knowledge.
We are also planning to continue our advanced programme ‘Developing as a Strategic Workforce Leader’ for bands 8a upwards and our foundation programme ‘Emerging Workforce Leaders’ for bands 4/5.
If you are interested, please submit an expression of interest to deliver our learning events programme as well as some of our other events and activities e.g. speakers or development sessions at the Deputies or Strategic HR&OD network, facilitation of action learning sets, mentoring, and employment law updates. Click here to download a copy of a simple expression of interest form. The deadline for expressions of interest in 9am on Monday 4 December.
|Selection Process||Panel interviews for shortlisted applicants with the HPMA team and Director and Deputy Directors of HR/OD||19 September 2017|
|Development Centre||A range of development centre activities to enable participants to fully assess their strengths and areas for development through the course of the programme||20 October 2017|
|Modular Programme||A four day modular programme run on 2 consecutive days in May and July 2017. The modules are being designed to deliver the learning objectives outlined above and will cover the individual, the team, the organisation and the wider system.||
Modules 1 & 2 - 30 Nov & 1 Dec 2017
Modules 3 & 4 - 8/9th February 2018, dates tbc
|Action Learning Sets||Each cohort will be split into 2 action learning sets (ALS) facilitated by members of the Authentic Leadership team. Each ALS will meet on 4 occasions||Action learning sets to take place between January and May 2018 Final dates to be agreed.|
|Project||Each participant will complete a work based project within their own organisation||Completion by the end of the programme in June 2018|
|Programme Finale Assessment||Each participant will undergo a mock interview with existing Directors and Deputy Directors, including a presentation on their learning throughout the programme||12 June 2018|
|Mentoring/Coaching Opportunity||Each participant will be required to work with a mentor or coach through the programme.||To be organised on an individual basis|
The participant’s line manager and/or executive sponsor will be contacted by the HPMA to ensure that the application has their support.
- Lesley Dwyer, Chief Executive and James Devine, Executive Director of HR & OD, Medway NHS Foundation Trust
- Harbhajan Brar, Director of HR & OD, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Tim Roberts, Managing Director, Thrive Tribe
- Stephanie Cartwright, Organisational Development Lead, Dudley CCG