The Henley Forum Annual Conference 2021 - Becoming Agile: An
international festival of learning
Conference dates: 26-29 April 2021
Fringe sessions: 21 April & 5 May 2021
It's been a demanding year and agility has been essential – both
personally and organisationally. The world of work is messy but the
pandemic has thrown a whole new curve ball. We've all had to make
sense of the chaos and adapt to survive in the uncertainty. At the
Henley Forum 21st Annual Conference, we will celebrate innovative
practice, share the learning and look ahead to the future of work.
The theme this year is about being agile - our ability to respond,
adapt and renew quickly in a rapidly changing, turbulent and uncertain
world - rather than doing 'Agile' methodology.
This year, making the most of the virtual format, we have opened our
doors to the world! With an international line-up of speakers and
participation from across the globe, we're looking forward to a truly
international festival of learning. We hope you will join us.
This is a carefully curated conference, not a series of webinars.
Each day we will take a new perspective on our Conference theme
‘Becoming Agile’. Making connections between the sessions and the
sub-themes offers you much richer insights.
Benefits of attending:
gather international perspectives, success stories, and learning
from different sectors
absorb valuable learning from leading-edge practice and
innovative thought leaders
make new connections with a global audience and strengthen
create actionable insights to re-energise your work
be first to hear about new Henley Forum research and leave with
some practical tools
Conference rate: £1,250+VAT (Full festival pass, including fringe activities)
Henley Loyalty rate: £650+VAT (Special rate for Knowledge Hub
community members with the code KHUB)
Members rate: FREE (Included in your membership package)
online or get in touch at Henleyforum@henley.ac.uk
We’re extending a very warm welcome to the Knowledge Hub community!
Simply use the code KHUB to avail our special Henley Loyalty rate.
If your organisation is a Henley Forum Member, the conference is
included in your membership package. Don’t forget to reserve your place!
Our virtual format makes it much easier to participate from wherever
you are in the world. We’re looking forward to meeting you and
welcoming you to the Henley Forum community. If you enjoy your
experience, then why not join The Henley Forum? If your organisation
joins by Monday 31 May, then you can claim back your Conference fees.
(See website for details, terms apply).
An international perspective
KEYNOTE: Jon Foster-Pedley and John Vlismas - Co-producing agility
WORKSHOP: Bonnie Cheuk - Business and learning agility
Dr Stacey Young - Managing adaptively in international development
Leadership agility in a changing world
Jonathan Armstrong - Bridging the gap
Jennifer Bryan and Steve Wells - Leading change with
foresight for growth
Freddie Quek - How NOT to do Agile
Dr Sharon Varney - Leadership in complexity and change
Chris Shern - Return of the Vikings – Nordic leadership in
Sustaining energy and momentum
WORKSHOP: Katherine Handy-Woods and Kenda Gaynham - Being
agile – going slow to go fast
RESEARCH INSIGHTS: Dr Divyata Sohal - In it for the long
haul: Rising to the challenge of sustaining KM
RESEARCH INSIGHTS: Professor Karen Jansen - Change, change,
change: Sustaining energy
Becoming resiliently agile
KEYNOTE: Dr Linda Holbeche - Resilience as a partner to agility
PANEL: Karen Battersby, Scott Leeb, James Markham and Ian
Rodwell - COVID-19 as a catalyst for change
WORKSHOP: Becoming resiliently agile
Drop into our Henley Forum Community Coffee sessions to get even more
value from your festival pass: