Upcoming Conferences

The Forum hold key conferences through out the year including our flagship two day Customer Strategy and Planning conference and one day community conferences that offer a great opportunity to learn, share and network.

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Customer Strategy & Planning 2021

26th - 30th April, Virtually

This highly-rated event is far more than just a conference. Designed specifically for Planning, Insight and Quality & Customer Experience Professionals. Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders who are delivering successful change. Bring new ideas and techniques back into your organisation.

- Established and high-profile speakers, many of whom have never spoken for us before.
- Great ways to benchmark, develop new ideas and network with fellow professionals.
- Inspiring case studies from key brands, in different sectors and type of organisation.
- Focussed discussions and presentations


Previous Conferences

Catch up on the presentations from our previous conferences.

Free Webinar: 2021 Theme & Best Practice Programme Launch

Hosted on 27th Jan 2021 by Phil Anderson

Learn how The Forum can inspire and support you during 2021, making the most of your membership and the community of best practice. 

 - Learn about our theme for 2021 and the context and possibilities for the year ahead
 - Hear the shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Awards as they are announced
 - Find out about our Best Practice programme for 2021 and how to get involved for members and the wider community.

Managing People – Module 3

Hosted on 8th Dec 2020 by David Preece

This is the third in a series of three modules exploring the skills required for effective People Management. In this module
 - Learn how seeing the big picture is an important skill for all managers and how helping others to share it benefits your business
 - Understand the art of giving feedback; why it is important to wield feedback like a wand, rather than a sword!

Managing People – Module 2

Hosted on 8th Dec 2020 by David Preece

This is the second in a series of three modules exploring the skills required for effective People Management. In this module
 - Discover the need for support from peers and managers and how to both ask for it and give it to others
 - Understand the importance of confidence and how to project it to help build trust and credibility
 

Managing People – Module 1

Hosted on 8th Dec 2020 by David Preece

This is the first in a series of three modules exploring the skills required for effective People Management. In this module
 - Explore why managers – especially inexperienced managers – need support and help to thrive in their new role
 - Learn about the art of delegation; why it is important and the various stages of effective delegation

Back Office Waterfall Model 3

Hosted on 17th November by Alison Conaghan

This is a short introduction to the third Back Office waterfall module. You will receive a copy of the model so you can have a go at achieving the target Service Levels for each department. Please feel free to contact any of the Forum Specialists once you have had a go.

Back Office Waterfall Model 2

Hosted on 17th November by Alison Conaghan

This is a short introduction to the second Back Office waterfall module. You will receive a copy of the model so you can have a go at achieving The target Service Levels for each department. Please feel free to contact any of the Forum Specialists once you have had a go.

Back Office Waterfall Model 1

Hosted on 17th November by Alison Conaghan

This is a short introduction to the first Back Office waterfall module. You will receive a copy of the model so you can have a go at achieving The target FTE number on each tab. Please feel free to contact any of the Forum Specialists once you have had a go.

The Back Office Cycle

Hosted on 13th Novenber 2020 by David Preece

In addition to the Planning Cycle, the Back Office has its own cycle that is important to help us plan for and manage performance in the Back Office. This module takes you through each part of this cycle and highlights the importance of each part.

Data Visualisation

Hosted on 22nd July 2020 By Ian Robertson

Explore effective ways of presenting data in a meaningful, interesting and engaging way. Improve the way you inform and persuade your key stakeholders.  
 - Understand why your existing reports don’t excite or engage your stakeholders
 - Learn the basics of data visualisation and how to communicate information
 - Apply “2 key questions” and start the use the tools and resource you need 

Introduction to Influencing Skills

21st July, 14:00

Being able to influence the decision of others is a key skill for all planners.  In this session, learn the basic approaches which will allow your audience to process information in their own way, using their beliefs and memories to deliver great outcomes.
 - Learn the difference between Tell, Ask and Influence
 - Understand how people make decisions
 - See how the language of engagement helps influencing

As a member, you are not on your own but part of a community with others facing many similar challenges. We are here to help you to make a tangible impact in your organisation and show how developing the capability of each specialist professional function is fundamental to your business.

Book for one of our events to experience our exceptional community or get in touch to talk about how we can help you and your teams to be fully effective in adding value to your business. Email advice@theforum.social, call 0333 123 5960 or contact any of The Forum team


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Learning Academy

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Covid-19 Webinar Series 2

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Conferences

Customer Strategy & Planning 2021
26th - 30th April, Virtually
Learn first-hand from practitioners and business leaders who are delivering successful change.

National Conferences 2020
Catch up on the highlights
Annual conferences dedicated to the needs of their communities.

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