Dr Wendy Hirsh will present the Sixteenth iCeGS Annual Lecture on Tuesday 19 November 2013 in the Dovedale Suite at the University of Derby Kedleston Road Campus, Derby. The title of the lecture is ‘Career Support for Grown Ups – A tiny profession or everyone’s business?’. In this lecture and discussion, Wendy will use research and practical examples to explore what career support for ‘grown ups’ can be about, who may be best placed to give it, what it can look like and how it can be encouraged in the workplace and through wider networks. The Lecture will be from 2.30 pm onwards with drinks and refreshments afterwards (registration from 2.00, Lecture 2.30-4.00pm including questions, and refreshments after this until approximately 4.30pm.
Dr Wendy Hirsh works as a researcher and also gives practical advice to many public and private sector organisations. She has a lifelong interest in how individuals and employers can help people to do work which needs to be done, which they enjoy and can be good at. In HR speak this is about career development, strategic human resource planning, succession and talent management. Wendy is a NICEC Fellow, Principal Associate at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), a Visiting Professor at Kingston University and an Associate of Roffey Park Institute. In 2012 she was voted 13th Most Influential UK Thinker in the HR field in HR Magazine’s poll – not unlucky she hopes!