Enabling HR professionals to help their organisations flourish

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Imagine ….facing escalating competition, growing customer expectations, opportunities for innovation and collaborations locally and across Asia, but at the same time challenges sourcing, developing and retaining talent, and an aging multi-generational workforce.

That’s the ‘new normal’.

In Asia and globally, Roffey Park is working with organisations and HR professionals who are looking for fresh ways to address these challenges but finding traditional HR has little to offer.  That’s why we’ve designed this new programme; to enable HR professionals to help their organisations flourish in a complex, uncertain and fast changing world, developing both agility and resilience.

Drawing on Roffey Park Fellow, Linda Holbeche’s book ‘The Agile Organisation’, as well as Roffey Park’s work with clients, and our research on Organisational Resilience, the two-day programme will help you as an HR professional to:

  • Understand exactly what ‘Agile and Systemic’ means for HR and why it is essential
  • Apply practical frameworks and tools to add value in your own context
  • Increase your awareness of external challenges and opportunities facing organisations
  • Understand emerging approaches to leadership, to less hierarchical organisational forms, careers, talent and succession planning
  • Develop organisations to be ‘change-able’ rather than ‘change-weary’
  • Shift mind-sets from “predict and control” to “sense and respond”
  • Understand ways to develop organisational agility and resilience
  • Develop, and help others develop an agile and systemic mind-set

Listen to Alex Swarbrick talk about Agile HR


Programme Leaders

Linda Holbeche, PhD

An established thought and practice leader in the fields of leadership, strategic HRM, organization design and development, Linda Holbeche is passionate about helping organisations and individuals achieve sustainable high
performance. Previously Director of Research and Policy at the CIPD, of Leadership and Consultancy at the Work Foundation and of Research and Strategy at Roffey Park, Linda is now co-Director of The Holbeche Partnership, a research-based development consultancy. As consultant, coach and developer, her clients include a range of UK and international organisations. Linda also sits on various HR Advisory boards, is Visiting Professor at Cass, Imperial College, Bedfordshire and London Metropolitan University Business Schools, Fellow at Roffey Park and Associate at Ashridge and Erasmus Business School and Associate Director of Mightywaters Consulting, an OD consultancy.

Alex Swarbrick

Roffey Park’s regional director based in Singapore, Alex Swarbrick is an experienced manager, consultant, facilitator and executive coach, combining a career in HR with over 15 years in leadership development. Before moving to Singapore, Alex was the Programme Director of Roffey Park’s Graduate Certificate in Business Partnering, and our HR Business Partner Skills programmes, as well as co-leading our Strategic HR programme. Alex works with organisations across sectors helping develop their HR practitioners and HR functions. In addition to designing and facilitating programmes for HR professionals, and speaking at HR events, Alex writes on-line and for HR journals on HR topics, most recently on the ‘Re-imagining of HR’, exploring the impact of global trends on organisations, working life, and the future for HR. He has a particular interest in intercultural leadership, having designed and run leadership development programmes in 7 countries across Asia and over 20 countries worldwide.

Duration and fees

2 days

to be held in Singapore (venue to be confirmed)


Dates are being finalised, please contact us for more information.

$2,300 +GST

Fees are inclusive of all tuition fees and materials as well as lunch and refreshments on both days.


Programme director

Programme director

Alex Swarbrick

M.Phil, BSc, PG Dip PCP

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