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The Business Savvy HR Director: from research to practice

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Time: 7.00pm - 8.15pm
Venue: Room 0027, Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free

The Business Savvy HR Director: from research to practice

Join us for the sixth in a series of 'From Research to Practice' seminars jointly organised by Kingston Business School and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The key feature of these seminars is that they bring together academic experts from Kingston University and leading practitioners. 

An HR's director ability to deliver results that create value for organisations has been a subject of considerable debate. One of the key issues seems to be that all too often CEOs and other strategic leaders do not think HR directors have business acumen. This event provides both academic and practitioner perspectives on what it means to be the business savvy HR director. 

Registration will open at 6.30pm, followed by the presentations between 7.00pm - 8.15pm. We then invite you to join us for a drinks reception. 


Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

Peter is the CIPD's CEO. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, the future of work, and the key issues of leadership, culture and organisation, people and skills. Prior to joining the CIPD in July 2012, he was Chairman of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of the Council of City & Guilds. Up until 2009 he had a long career at Accenture holding various leadership positions and culminating in a seven year spell as Global Managing Director, leading the firm's human capital and organisation consulting practice.  Peter is a Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of AHRI (the Australian HR Institute) and the Academy of Social Sciences. He's also a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and the British Academy of Management.  He holds honorary doctorates from Kingston University and Bath University. 

Dr Jelena Petrovic, Associate Professor, Kingston University

Jelena is Associate Professor of strategic leadership and also leads the CIPD accredited postgraduate HR programmes at Kingston Business School. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching and research in strategic leadership and international HR management on MBA, masters and executive programmes at the universities in the UK and internationally. Prior to joining Kingston University in 2010, Jelena worked for Cranfield School of Management, University of Wolverhampton Business School, Aston Business School, and University of Belgrade. In addition, Jelena is actively engaged in industry collaborations through consultancy and delivery of executive development programmes. Examples include Mercer, the CIPD, the Guardian, BT, Volvo Cars and Park Plaza Hotels. Jelena has received the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Emerald Publishing Group award for her doctoral research on board directors in international joint ventures.

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for Kingston University.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Jelena Petrovic


Directions to Room 0027, Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB: