The Henley Forum 2020 Awards

4 April 2019

The Henley Forum 2020 Awards

The Henley Forum 2020 Awards recognise those who are advancing organisational practice. We want to hear from people who are working to develop dynamic capability though knowledge, learning, change and innovation work. For example, by:

enabling knowledge to flow

fostering organisational learning

facilitating organisational change and development

cultivating innovation

and collaborating across boundaries.

These prestigious awards will recognise practitioners who are working to advance knowledge, learning and change practice in their organisations, and the people whose thinking has most influenced them. Awards will be presented at The 20th Annual Henley Forum Conference on 05-06 February 2020.

Award categories

The Henley Forum 2020 Awards recognises those people working to advance practice in 2 categories:

Advancing Knowledge and Organisational Learning Practice

This award recognises individuals or teams who are working to advance knowledge and organisational learning practice in their organisations

Chair of Judging Panel: Dr Sharon Varney, Director in Practice, The Henley Forum

Panellists include:

  • Professor Jane McKenzie, The Henley Forum
  • Dr Christine van Winkelen, The Henley Forum
  • Chris Collison, Knowledgeable Ltd
  • Andi McCann, Global Design, Business Architecture and Innovation Lead, HSBC
  • Tim Andrews, Stretch Learning (Communication Specialist

Entry by application. Shortlisted entries and winners will be chosen by an Expert Panel

Advancing Change and Organisational Development Practice

This award recognises individuals or teams who are working to advance change and organisational development practice in their organisation

Chair of Judging Panel: Dr Sharon Varney, Director in Practice, The Henley Forum

Panellists include:

  • Shelly Hossain, Co-Chair, ODN Europe
  • Professor Karen Jansen, Henley Business School
  • Chris Rodgers, Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University, London
  • Collette Stone, Organisation Development Consultant, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Tim Andrews, Stretch Learning (Communication Specialist)

Entry by application. Shortlisted entries and winners will be chosen by an Expert Panel


Why enter?

  • Learn: The entry process is designed to help you to (1) identify key areas of progress; (2) to highlight the value of your work; and (3) to generate shareable insights that you can use within and beyond your organisation. Use the application process to help you develop the language to gain buy-in to your work. All entrants will receive a summary of feedback from our Expert Panel.
  • Share: Shortlisted entrants will have the opportunity to share some of their experience with other practitioners at The 20th Annual Henley Forum Conference. All entrants to The Henley Forum 2020 Awards will benefit from a reduced conference fee.
  • Gain recognition: Shortlisted entrants and winners will be featured[1] on The Henley Forum website and on Henley Business School social media platforms.

[1] We’ll ask you for permission first

Key dates

  • Entries open on: 01 April 2019
  • Entries close on: 31 August 2019
  • Shortlisted entries will be announced by: mid October
  • Winners will be announced on: 05 February 2020.

Who can apply?

  • We would love to hear from our Henley Forum members and beyond
  • We encourage entries from around the world
  • Entry is open to everyone involved in organisational knowledge, learning, change and development work. You don’t have to have an official role or title in this area. You might be a community manager, or a leader who is actively supporting organisational change and development
  • Entry is open to people working in permanent or interim roles
  • Each organisation may have multiple entries.

How to enter

  • You can put yourself or a team forward, with an endorsement from someone outside the team
  • Just complete and return the Entry Form on p5-6 to henleyforum@henley.ac.uk by 31 August 2019



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For more information please contact Ellie Done by email at henleyforum@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 768 .