The Bristol Distinguished Address: Future of work and organisations; Peter Cheese

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Date: 01 February 2017
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC), BS34 8QZ
Time: Reception: 18:00 Lecture: 18:30 Networking: 19:30

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Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), will deliver a lecture on the Future of Work and Organisations.

In this lecture Peter will discuss the changing context of work and organisations and the impact on business thinking and leadership.

He will also explain the need for building human centric organisations and understanding corporate cultures'.

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Apprenticeships are changing, are you ready? 17:00-18:00

You may also be interested in attending this interactive session taking place before the Bristol Distinguished Address:

Join us at the ECC to find out more about Apprenticeships, the levy and what it means for your organisation. From April 2017 all UK employers with a payroll of more than £3 million per year will pay a levy of 0.5% to support apprenticeships. At this event you'll learn what the levy is and how it can assist your business to grow and recruit new talent.

Find out how UWE Bristol works in partnership with regional colleges and employers to offer a range of apprenticeships. And take the opportunity to get expert advice and knowledge from us, having delivered Higher Apprenticeships across several sectors. There will be a Q and A session to answer any question you may have.

The event will cover:

  • An overview of the apprenticeship reforms
  • The Apprenticeship Levy
  • Apprenticeships at UWE Bristol
  • Q and A


To register and for more information please click here.

You may also be interested in attending this interactive workshop also taking place before the Bristol Distinguished Address:

Leading Edge Thinking Workshop 17:00-18:00

Leadership for Innovation: Facilitating a Climate for Creativity and Innovation:

Dr Carol Jarvis, Associate Professor in Knowledge Exchange: Organisation Studies, Faculty of Business and Law, UWE Bristol

In today's complex and ever-changing working environments, an ability to implement and sustain innovation is at a premium. This workshop draws on research conducted amongst more than 70 health sector managers leading significant innovation projects and their teams to explore the climate for creativity and innovation. Using the Situational Outlook Questionnaire™ (SOQ - a measure of the climate for innovation), alongside a series of interviews, paints a vivid picture of the everyday experience of senior managers in their pursuit of innovation and the things that help and hinder them. A brief overview of our research will be followed by what we hope will be a lively and provocative discussion around practical interventions that can help foster a climate supportive of innovation and change.

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BDAS Lecture Programme

  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Networking


Peter is the chief executive of CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. 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. He writes and speaks widely on the development of HR, and the broader issues of leadership, culture, people and skills.

Peter is also a member of the Board of BPP University, and the Advisory Board for the Open University Business School. He holds an honorary doctorate from Kingston University, is a Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of AHRI, the Australian HR Institute, a Companion of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

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About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England LEP.

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Cost: Free
Contact: Corporate Relations Service
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81805

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