Learning & Development
This practice area focuses on content including management and leadership development, team and individual development, and coaching
Access to our Expert Advisory Forum is available online to CRF members. This in-house briefing service enables members to seek the views of a range of specialists, in addition to our own team of experienced HR professionals.
Independent L&D Consultant and Coach
David has worked in talent management, leadership development, and organisational change for over 30 years, and has held senior executive positions in the UK and US. Formerly Group Director of Learning and Development at RSA Insurance, David has worked as an independent Learning & Development Consultant and Coach since 2005. He has consulted to clients in the retail, pharmaceutical, healthcare, brewing, automobile, oil, and professional services sectors.
Research Director, Corporate Research Forum
Gillian Pillans has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor.
Gillian has written various CRF reports on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, coaching and diversity.
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27 October 2016
CRF Learning - 2017 Programme
CRF Learning builds on Corporate Research Forum’s 20+ years of unparalleled experience in the research, discussion and practical application of contemporary topics arising from people strategy, learning and organisational development. CRF Learning delivers a suite of development programmes aimed at enhancing the capability of the HR function and the individuals within it. The suite of open programmes engages specific HR communities with interactive sessions to improve their effectiveness in impacting organisational performance. The annual programme of learning is complemented by custom programmes through the design and delivery of tailored solutions. Download the CRF Learning brochure to find out more.Read more Share
12 October 2016
Nelson Mandela as A Strategic Leader
Nelson Mandela's life story is one that transcends borders, race, language, and culture. In this article, Paul J. H. Schoemaker argues that Mandela's remarkable story holds valuable lessons for business leaders involved in managing profound change, and considers how the core of Mandela's strategy was to encourage racial harmony, forgiveness without forgetting, power sharing, and a strong focus on the future, not the past.Read more Share