Oakleaf were delighted to welcome Megan Phelps, Head of HR at Kier Property, and Moira Slape, HR Director at Travers Smith, to our London offices last night for Module 2 of our Oakleaf Academy ‘Emerging Talent’ Programme, with a focus on the importance of Personal Impact.
Megan is a commercially astute, high flying HR professional who has had a phenomenal trajectory and track record from early beginnings in the civil service and even a stint in Downing Street! Our second speaker Moira joined Travers Smith following a distinguished and successful career at companies including Eversheds, White & Case and Linklaters. She is a highly regarded HR Director and was the winner of 'Best Individual Contribution' at the HR in Law Awards 2017!
With over 50 attendees at last night’s event, the ‘Emerging Talent’ Programme is aimed at nurturing and supporting those in the first few years of their HR career, and is a perfect opportunity for our candidates to expand their own network, and share knowledge across industry and sector.
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The feedback we have received from the event so far has been extremely positive, with attendees commenting that the speakers were both very inspiring, with everyone coming away with thoughts about how they can make changes in their own workplace and job role.
The Oakleaf Academy Emerging Talent scheme has 4 modules, each with a key theme or learning objective. Module 3 will be held in September time, with the discussion focused on commerciality. We will again have high profile speakers lined up with the opportunity to network with likeminded HR professionals. For more information about how to get involved please contact Georgina Knowles on firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to find out more about the scheme