Practical skills workshops for HR professionals

A series of three unique workshops

HR Practical Skills workshops

HR professionals are involved daily in some of the most difficult aspects of organisational life, and developing the right skills set to feel confident and capable in facing such challenges is difficult. These kinds of skills are not taught on a normal HR practitioner’s course and yet can be critical for personal performance and functional reputation.

To meet this need, IES now offers a series of three unique workshops aimed at junior to mid-level HR professionals:


Church House Conference Centre
Dean’s Yard
London, SW1P 3NZ


These workshops are planned as a course of three that work best when attended together. However, we understand that not everyone might have the time or budget resources for all three, so they can be booked as stand-alone workshops.

  • The full course of all three workshops:  £999   (HRN members: £800)
  • Two workshops: £800   (HRN members: £600)
  • One workshop: £450   (HRN members: £350)

We also offer a similar discount for those booking more than one person onto a workshop.

Book now

To find out more email Gwen Leeming or call 01273 763 433.

Feedback from the previous workshop

‘I really enjoyed the session and am looking forward to not only applying it in my work but also influencing others to use the techniques.’

‘Keep up the good work, I really liked the shift to include practical skills and evidence/research around HR practice.’

‘I really enjoyed the practical focus.’

Workshop facilitators

Mary Wayne Bush

Mary Wayne is an Associate of IES, who specialises in organisational change, personal development and executive coaching. She is co-author of the book Coaching for Change published by Routledge in 2014.

Mary Wayne's career in corporate leadership was in the private sector in the US most recently leading the in-house Change Management Practice at Raytheon Systems (a Fortune 500 company) and training and development at Lockheed Martin.  In addition, she has been a faculty member at two universities in the USA. Mary Wayne holds a doctorate in Organisational Change.

Alison Carter

Alison is an IES Principal Associate and Chartered Fellow of CIPD. She writes, speaks and consults on a range of HR, OD and leadership development issues and is regarded as an international expert on coaching. She has led the Strategic HR Coaching service at IES from 2002 and has help numerous HR specialists make the transition to HR Director.

Alison is a former Director of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and judge on the Opportunity Now gender equality awards for employers. Previously Alison worked in a range of HR and senior management roles in the public and private sectors. She has an MBA from Henley Management College and a doctorate in Coaching.