Henley Forum 20th Annual Conference: Collaboration for Innovation

Event factfile

Date of event: 5 February 2020
Event ends: 6 February 2020
Start time: 09:15
End time: 17:00
Price: Standard Delegate Early Bird (until 30th November): 2 Days: £950 + VAT 1 Day £595 + VAT Henley Loyalty: 2 Days: £650 + VAT 1 Day £395 + VAT
Henley Forum 20th Annual Conference: Collaboration for Innovation

The Henley Forum 20th Annual Conference

Collaboration for Innovation: Celebrating leading-edge practice

Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th February 2020

Collaboration for Innovation: Celebrating leading-edge practice

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you‘ve always got” – Anon.

As the quote suggests, doing the same things, talking to the same sorts of people inevitably leaves you going round in circles with the same kind of problems. Pushing the leading-edge and developing a culture for innovation means bringing different people with different views and perspectives together to co-create new insights. Or, to put it another way: enabling collaboration for innovation.


And that’s exactly what The Henley Forum has been doing in our vibrant community for 20 years. We’ve been bringing thoughtful practitioners, practically-minded academics and imaginative thought leaders together. We’ve been actively working to connect people involved in knowledge, learning and change work across functions and sectors. We’ve been collaborating with our Organisational Partners to develop new knowledge and practical wisdom that gives them the edge in addressing some of their most challenging problems.

Our ultimate aim is develop more dynamically-capable organisations where people know, learn, adapt and innovate. It’s a big aim. So, we want to catch people doing things well. We want to celebrate and share what’s working in practice. We also want to look forward and push the boundaries of leading-edge practice.

Our flagship 20th Annual Conference provides a perfect opportunity to celebrate and to look ahead.

Benefits of attending:

  • absorb valuable learning from leading-edge practice and innovative thought leaders
  • be first to hear about new Henley Forum research, and leave with some practical tools
  • make new connections, and strengthen existing ones
  • create actionable insights to re-energise your work.

Conference speakers

  • Sue Ells - PRACTICE LEADERSHIP: Collaborative leadership – the why and the how
  • Dr Sharon Varney - RESEARCH INSIGHTS: Tools for building change-ready teams
  • Dr Ann Parkinson, Andrew Hollowood, Anne Frampton - RESEARCH INSIGHTS: Shaping positive work experiences with the ‘Happy App’
  • THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Make it Personal - Discover the 5 Themes of Human Collaboration in the Workplace

Keynote speakers

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Henley Forum 2020 Awards:

Join our shortlisted Henley Forum 2020 Award Winners and members of our expert judging panels:

  • WORKSHOP: Advancing Knowledge & Organisational Practice
  • WORKSHOP: Advancing Change & Organisational Development Practice
  • Professor Eddie Obeng - HENLEY FORUM 2020 AWARDS PRESENTATION

And more…


Our conference is always popular, so BOOK NOW to reserve your place. Our conference participants come from a range of sectors and functions, stimulating new thinking and offering excellent opportunities for networking.

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we’re offering Henley Forum organisational members THREE full places as part of your package

Henley Loyalty rates apply for Henley Partnership, members of other research centres, individuals currently on a Henley Business School programme, Henley Forum 2020 Awards applicants

You can Book online with a credit or debit card. Or complete and return your Registration Form to henleyforum@henley.ac.uk


Getting There

Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School,Greenlands,Henley-on-ThamesOxfordshire