Learn from the best, while sharing and celebrating your achievements
Welcome to the Aspire 2018 programme, designed for high-performing IIP organisations - companies who lead the way in terms of their inspirational leadership and culture.
Aspire 2018 explores the challenges faced by Platinum contenders, and offers new insights into ways in which to continuously raise the bar.
5 September 2018
We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work.
Automation is changing the skills organisations are looking for in their people.
These momentous changes raise huge organisational talent and HR challenges – at a time when business leaders are already facing unprecedented risks, disruption and political and societal upheaval.
‘Futureproofing Your Workforce’ is the focus of our third Aspire breakfast briefing on the September 5th.
The briefing will be hosted by Neil Callen from Pearson and will be held at Pearson, 80 The Strand, London’
To reserve your place book here ….
Developing a culture of continuous improvement and growth and how it can transform an organisation was the focus of our May 16 Aspire breakfast briefing.
Held in ‘The Great Room’ at the Royal Society for the Arts in London, attendees heard how GRAHAM Construction’s CONNECT personal development programme contributed to a culture of continuous improvement and transformation.
Manley Hopkinson from Ark Data Centres discussed how a relentless focus on performance improvement coupled with compassionate leadership helped Ark achieve 45% growth over 4 years while Matthew Taylor, CEO of the Royal Society for the Arts spoke about the principles of Good Work.
Ranked 16th in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 and with an annual turnover of £735m for 2017/18, Graham is a privately owned company operating in the construction, asset management and project investment market. GRAHAM Construction achieved IIP Platinum accreditation and the Health and Wellbeing Award in 2017.
In addition to speaking about developing a culture of continuous improvement, Michael also talked about GRAHAM’s innovative wellbeing programme.
Director of People, Partners and Performance,
Ark Data Centres
Ark Data Centres was established in 2005 to design, construct and operate secure and efficient data centres.
The company has been assessed as a high-performance organisation (HPO) and uses this model in conjunction with Investors in People to guide their journey of continuous improvement. Ark gained Platinum accreditation in 2017.
Manley spoke about the 5 Factors of High Performance, the benefits and the importance of Compassionate Leadership.
Matthew Taylor, CEO
Matthew Taylor has been Chief Executive of the RSA since November 2006.
In 2016, Matthew lead an independent review into working practices in the modern economy - ‘Good Work: the Taylor review of modern work practices'.
Matthew discussed the 5 key principles of good work and recommended organisations conduct robust self-reflection like that offered by the IIP model in order to improve the quality of work.
Quotes from the day…
‘So interesting, informative and engaging’
‘This was my first Aspire attendance, thank you for a valuable morning’
‘I feel it was a very good investment of time. Thank you’
‘Very enlightening. The presentations were extremely interesting and I was able to draw parallels in terms of some things we are doing within our
Organisation as well as aspirational thoughts and ideas’
‘Genuinely one of the best seminars I have attended for a long time. The length of the briefing was perfect’