People eXperience Academy

The Digital Leadership Forum in partnership with EY aims to share knowledge, experience and best practices with business leaders to create a better working world.

About the Academy

The Digital Leadership Forum is partnering with EY to provide practical guidance, through a series of case studies, on how to develop and implement world class work practices, effective leadership and governance while maintaining a sound approach to policy making, risk management and the regulatory landscape.

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Scope and sessions

Formed and continually developed through feedback from our an advisory group of industry experts, the People eXperience Academy will gather our wider membership community for a series of quarterly sessions which will include:

  • A series of key-note events – covering areas of interest and challenges to CHRO and Digital Leadership Officers
  • Exclusive roundtable discussions with senior leaders – on key People Experience areas
  • Innovative labs to explore new meeting and collaboration technologies (including metaverse)
  • Potential collaboration opportunities with leading organisations to learn, share and experiment

Each session will provide key insights through a mixture of presentations from leading industry experts, panel talks, and interactive audience Q&A and discussions. This is an opportunity to not only gain essential knowledge that will give your organisation a competitive edge, but also an opportunity to collaborate with fellow invited participants in a closed environment that will continue to enable your organisation to navigate the future in an innovative and ethical manner.

Upcoming Sessions

The Reskilling Revolution

7th December 2022

How does your business intend to upskill its people to meet the future of its resources demand?

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Previous Sessions

Redesigning the Hybrid Office

Redesigning Hybrid Office looked at the future of work environments.

The event consisted of:
Leverage human-centred design, technology, data and analytics to drive innovations across the whole employee lifecycle.
Create frictionless and integrated digital experiences for their employees.
Activate new experiences to improve collaboration increase productivity and focus on wellbeing

Tomorrow’s Workplace

This session focussed on: How do you intend to keep your workplace relevant and compelling for the workforce of tomorrow?

The event consisted of:
Leverage human-centred design, technology, data and analytics to drive innovations across the whole employee lifecycle
Create frictionless and integrated digital experiences for their employees
Activate new experiences to improve collaboration increase productivity and focus on wellbeing

About EY

EY’s purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services they provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver outstanding services to all their stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for people, for clients and for communities.

If you would like to be part of the People eXperience Academy then please register your interest here:

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