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HR Centre

Henley Centre for HR & Organisational Capability

Business strategy and organisational capability must be aligned in order to deliver. Yet often, gaps are not identified early enough, resulting in poor execution.

As people and organisation functions, we have the expertise to identify and pre-emptively address the people and organisational implications of strategy. It's a chance to demonstrate our strategic value and take a seat at the table.

The Henley Centre for HR & Organisational Capability (HR&OC) connects your key players in people and organisational capability to break down silos, pool expertise and develop aligned approaches. The Centre also aims to help you:

  • Develop the abilities of the various functions and their individuals to enhance the capability and performance of the wider organisation and its people
  • Establish the functions as true partners in strategy development and execution
  • Gain insights and solutions across a broad range of topics

What does the Centre offer?

We work with both members and non-members. However, at the heart of the Centre is our membership community. By becoming a member, you'll unlock deeper insight, a longer-term partnership and exclusive benefits.

What we offer
  • People & Organisational Change programmes (open enrolment)
  • Customised programmes
  • Consulting
  • Webinars (free for members, pay-as-you-go for non-members)
  • A series of virtual and face-to-face member-only events across the year
  • Thought leadership and research
Member exclusive benefits
  • Discounted fees on People & Organisational Change programmes
  • Discounted multi-centre memberships
  • Free diagnostic insights (on a limited no-charge consulting basis)
  • Free access to HR&OC webinars
  • Access to a calendar of member-only, face-to-face and virtual masterclasses on the topics most relevant to members
  • Networking, knowledge exchange and communities of practice
  • Deep-dive research debriefs, thought leadership pieces and articles
  • The chance to help select and participate in two research projects each year
How much does membership cost?

Our annual subscription fee is £15,000.

Is HR&OC membership right for my organisation?

We welcome any business that wants to transform its HR and organisational capability - from global to national, private to public sector and not-for-profit.

As a member, we'll encourage you to break down silos by sending mixed groups to our events. We support professionals across functions and roles including, but not limited to:

  • Leadership teams
  • HR Directors and Chief Human Resource Officers
  • HR Business Partners
  • Leadership, talent and strategic workforce planning
  • Organisational development and design
  • Knowledge management and data insight
  • Learning and development
Knowledge in Action

Download free leaflets or research outputs summarised for Knowledge in Action.

People & Organisational Change programmes

Our People & Organisational Change masterclasses equip HR, OD and change leaders to navigate the complexities and challenges of their role. HR&OC members benefit from discounted programme fees.

Upcoming events

Challenge your thinking and explore key topics, chosen by Centre members. Featuring expert speakers from Henley and our wider network, HR&OC events include webinars (free for members, pay-as-you-go for non-members) and face-to-face or virtual masterclasses (members only).

Your Centre experience is supported by ...

Professor Nick Kemsley

Associate Faculty, Henley Centre for HR & Organisational Capability

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Hannah Jackson

Events Officer

Friends of the HR&OC Centre

Paul Lambert

Programme Director, People & Organisational Change

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Vivienne Meredith

Partner at Positive Momentum and Founder, IMAGINE Collaborative Community

Chris Collison

Knowledge management and organisational learning consultant

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Henley Centre for HR & Organisational Capability

Let's discuss how we can develop your people and organisational capabilities.