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Talent Management

Date: 12th July 2017
Location: University of Manchester, EBL Suite, 4th Floor, James Chadwick Building, M13 9XH
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
Theme: Operational efficiency, Business Strategy, Leadership and mentoring


Join us for the next Manufacturing Champions Network event, to consider techniques to effectively lead and develop your workforce which will positively impact the productivity of your business. 

During presentations and round table discussions with the Champions you will consider: 

  • The principles of a talent management strategy
  • Techniques to motivate your workforce
  • The best systems to manage staff performance
  • Developing a talent pipeline for your business


08.30     Registration and Refreshments

09.00     Welcome and Introduction

09.10     Why manage talent?

09.30     Talent Development
Pamela Dodd, Skills, Acquisition and Development Manager, Hyde Aero Products

Pamela will talk about her journey developing talent within Hyde Aero Products  including her experience in succession planning, talent mapping, apprenticeships and use of the apprentice levy, developing a recruitment strategy and onboarding.

10.10     Tea and Coffee Break

10.25     Roundtable workshop – Motivating your workforce

Considering the morning’s presentations and the notes provided discuss the following topics with your table:

  1. What are your drivers for talent management in your operation?
  2. What do you currently do to motivate your workforce? What techniques have proved successful?
  3. What will you consider implementing after this event to develop talent in your business?

11.45     Choose from the following tours:

James Chadwick Building Pilot-scale Facility
The tour will consist of a discussion of some of the equipment and projects in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science's three story pilot scale facility. Examples include cleaning-in-place for the oil and gas industry, scale-up of multi-phase mixing, and multi-stage froth flotation. Much of the equipment is controlled via the Siemens PCS7 control room. 

The Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory (MTRL)
The Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory is a world-class research facility dedicated to improve manufacturing processes and systems.
Work in the laboratory focuses on three key areas in nuclear engineering and manufacturing: new materials processing, welding and joining, and surface technology. Research in each area is underpinned by detailed analytical characterisation, thermo-mechanical testing in simulated nuclear power station environments of temperature, pressure and water chemistry, and computer modelling and simulation. These approaches are used to ensure that the technologies under development are optimised and appropriate for manufacturing nuclear components to the highest standards of safety and longevity. Webpage

Laser Processing Research Centre - LPRC
The LPRC laboratory has state of the art laser processing facilities to support innovative research and consultancy in new laser based manufacturing technologies and processes. Work in the LPRC is related to aerospace, automotive, energy, construction, healthcare, consumer goods and security industries. Webpage

This event is exclusively for Manufacturing and Engineering leaders from Greater Manchester. 

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