Event details


19 June 2019

In times of full employment and a competitive market the pressure for leading high performing teams remains relentless. But what if we pay attention to the human dimension of organisations so we can understand, unpick and rebuild individuals and teams to face an uncertain work future and flourish?

Roffey Park Institute’s research and work with clients consistently highlights that organisations who prioritise a people-centred agenda are successful at confronting the challenges of change, maintaining resilience and retaining the managers and leaders who are key to the future. For over seventy years we’ve believed that a dialogic approach helps people to freely and creatively explore issues, to listen and engage with each other so there is greater clarity and organisations can harness their collective knowledge and power for the good of all. Yet without the decisive action required to recognise the human experience of work and its impact – how can we really embrace the future?

Join Roffey Park Institute at our free breakfast event where we’ll explore the people-centred agenda and the changing world of work. In dialogue, we’ll bring to life the current research about the role of people-centred agendas in the future of work and we’ll introduce a model that you can put into practice immediately that will facilitate dialogue in a way that brings clarity and understanding of other’s perspectives.

If you are an organisational leader, or you lead transformational change, leadership or organisational development within your organisation, this event is for you. Join us and engage with tomorrow.


Dr Robert F Coles, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Robert Coles has been deeply involved with human development over many years, most recently as the Co-Founder and Chair of The Centre for Alternative Leadership & Management – Place of CALM™, an academic research collaboration, think tank and consultancy. Prior to this, Robert has held directorships of three Executive Education practices and, in addition, was the European Director for one of the world’s ‘next 4’ global audit, accounting and consulting organisations. He has worked alongside many blue-chip organisations developing board and senior leadership teams, designing joint ventures from a relational and dialogic practice perspective, and developing his ideas and practices around Collaborative Competence™. He is a graduate of the Universities of  Oxford and Leicester, and holds a PhD in Collaborative and Confucian Leadership, and post-graduate degrees in Cross-Cultural HRD and Organisational Leadership. His continuing research interest is in collaborative mechanisms for promoting interdependent leadership and management, utilising AI tools. He is an Honorary Visiting Fellow in Post-Crisis Leadership and Management at the University of Leicester.

Ken Ingram, Head of Practice

Ken has been a learning and development consultant and facilitator for more than 25 years. Before joining Roffey Park, Ken worked for a number of organisations in a learning and development capacity including the National School of Government, Centre for Management and Policy studies and Civil Service Learning. He has broad expertise across a wide range of fields.  In particular, he majors in leadership and management development, facilitation skills, adult learning and evaluation. Ken has passion for blended and adult learning and has focused much of his career on helping individuals and organisations to develop their learning design and facilitation capability.  Ken is Course Director for our Personal Effectiveness and Power Programme and is also responsible for Roffey Park’s blended learning strategy and has a great deal of experience of developing and implementing online learning solutions.


Timings and fees

19th June 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton, 34 Bread Street, EH3 9AF

8:00am – Registration

8:30am – Event Start

10:30am – 11am Event ends and informal networking.


Free of charge, places are limited