The Oakleaf Academy


The Oakleaf Academy was set up in 2015 to support rising HR talent progress as they set out on their career. The idea is to bring together talented HR professionals with senior HR leaders in a social setting, allowing them to impart their wisdom and career advice. It's a unique and invaluable opportunity for our candidates to ask questions and expand their personal network of like-minded, ambitious HR professionals and share knowledge, learning and best practice across industry. Our aim is to nurture and support talent in the HR community, with each session having a key development theme led by a senior HR professional who will talk through their career journey and how they overcame obstacles.

Following on from the success of the OP Academy we have now evolved the programme to support two groups. The Emerging Talent Programme is aimed at ambitious high potential HR professionals in the first few years of their HR career. Topics discussed include personal impact, business partnering and personal management, and past speakers have included Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer at Metro Bank and Nikki Isaacs, Head of Talent at Barclays.

Our Future Leaders programme is aimed at talented and experienced HR professionals who are in the transition of becoming true influencers, moving from advising or analysing to business partnering. Modules in this programme include stakeholder management and organisational DNA, and we have had the likes of Deborah Lee, Chief People Officer at YOOX Net-A-Porter, and Ollie Roberts, HR Director at AB Inbev speak at these events.

We also run OP Academy events in our Birmingham office - for further details contact

To find out more about our previous events, check out our latest blog post here - and don't forget to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for all the latest updates about future events, or alternatively email

We look forward to welcoming you to future OP Academy events!

Further information about our 2019 events in London will be released in due course.


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