(Past Event)

Proving the Value of People & Skills Development - Build a Balanced Scorecard!

"Doing what we know we should do, to make a difference to the business."

Skills and people development is recognised in most organisations as vital to sustainable success. Yet during difficult economic times it is tempting to overlook long-term value for short-term cost reductions. If you want to add real value to your organisation you need a measure of the benefits you derive from knowing how the people you employ enable the business to perform to its full potential.  This workgroup session sets out to facilitate a closer relationship between the IT and HR communities, within your organisation, to work in collaboration to maximise staff performance utilising a proven "balanced scorecard" technique.



Delegates will gain an understanding of how to effectively use the Balanced Scorecard approach for strategic and individual performance development & management. They will also gain skills to enable them to plan and begin to construct a Balanced Scorecard for their own organisation.

Who should attend

As this event aims to build a partnership and a common understanding of objectives and capabilities, the workshop is aimed at both IT and HR representatives from organisations. Delegates should bring to the event a Business Plan and related performance objectives that they are prepared to share in the confidential confines of the Corporate IT Forum.


10.00 - Welcome and Introduction

10.15 - Summary of Steve Poole's presentation - 'Retaining & Developing the Right Skills - How doing what we all know we should be doing can bring real benefits'

10.45 - Balanced Scorecard presentation followed by Q&A

11.45 - Discussion: Practical application of the Balanced Scorecard approach to performance management and development

12.30 - Lunch

13.15 - Workshop to design organisational Balanced Scorecards

  • Including discussion around ways of measuring performance effectively

14.45 - Implementing the approach

  • Can you do this in your organisation? If not why not?
  • What could help you?
  • If so, why? What actions are you going to take to implement the approach?

15.45 - Conclusions and next steps

16.00 - Close

Unparalleled Learning

Members Include

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"Just wanted to say thanks; another great day where I have come out with more knowledge than I entered with"

"Many thanks; [the event was] very good and beneficial"

"I have never not found a day interesting"

"The Corporate IT Forum is a fantastic level check, free of vendor sell and consultancy hype. I like the open sharing of experience…"

"We get valuable knowledge and experience from members of The Corporate IT Forum. This helps us to make better and informed decisions to reach our business goals…"

"The knowledge from other people on what they are doing/have done is invaluable to my team"

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Workshops are the backbone of The Forum. Nothing can compare to a group of IT professionals debating and exchanging experience of a specific, defined topic in a confidential environment. Workshops deliver insightful, real life information that helps members achieve their objectives, deliver projects and build relationships with other organisations.