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Webinar - An Interview With Ralph Knibbs NEW

16 May 2023
Event information
Date 16 May 2023
Time 10:00-12:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 50 Places*
Venue Online
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Ralph is Head of Human Resources at UK Athletics and has worked across a variety of sporting and commercial organisations, including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and England Athletics. During this time, he turned down the chance to go on the 1984 England rugby union tour of South Africa as he was opposed to apartheid.

As part of his remarkable life experiences, in 2016 Ralph was the victim of a vicious attack, resulting in life-changing injuries. Ralph has great engaging stories about how to lead and motivate teams, as well as how to lead people through change and remain resilient. He wants to make a real difference to people’s lives, particularly for underrepresented groups. He is currently supporting England Rugby Union in making the sport more inclusive and is a non-executive director for Derbyshire Mental Health NHS Trust.

The interviewer will ask questions – but the best questions will come from you, the listeners!

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, you will:

  • understand how to lead people through change with authentic care and compassion
  • appreciate how to stay ahead of the curve as the world around you changes
  • learn how to motivate teams
  • appreciate ways to remain resilient under pressure

Ralph Knibbs

Ralph Knibbs photo

Ralph is an English former rugby union player who played for Bristol. He is an accomplished senior HR business partner with extensive experience across a range of generalist functions, including the design, development and implementation of strategies to meet the evolving business needs for training and employee development, talent management, workforce planning, organisational design, reward and employee relations, diversity and inclusion.

He has a record of consistent achievement in the professional world of sport, a leading blue chip organisation and in small- to medium-sized enterprises. Ralph has worked with a number of large organisations including: UK Athletics; England Athletics; RFU, Roll-Royce plc and BAE Systems.

*Up to 50 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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