Let’s Talk: You

Let’s Talk: You 2019-08-02T13:46:32+01:00

‘This has been a life changing experience and will stay with me forever!’ 

‘It’s great to see the wide range of talent and how much people have improved  over the programme’

The Confidence I have developed and gained, will only serve to drive me on in my career”

“Thank you so much for a fantastic and inspiring few days”

Our Let’s Talk: You Talent Programme

Over a number of years, one of PPMA’s core strengths is the time and investment we make in running a series of talent development programmes.  Ongoing development is so important for HR & OD professionals.  We offer programmes for professionals at all stages in their careers.  We focus on early career, established careers and executive careers.  We are also working on a more permanent Tomorrow’s Talent offering, following the success of the day we spent at Gateshead College at the start of our Annual Conference 2018.

We believe passionately in creating an an environment where talent can shine.  Obviously as part of our membership offering we focus on providing as many opportunities for everyone to learn, grow and stretch themselves. This partly comes through national and regional events, webinars etc.

BUT, participating in one of our Let’s Talk: You talent programmes is our opportunity to directly influence and provide fantastic development opportunities.  This work really matters to us.  Inspiring our professionals, encouraging them to participate in amazing programmes and Shaping the skills and qualities of our future leaders gives us enormous satisfaction.  We are enormously confident about the tremendous breadth and depth of emerging talent that we have in the Public Sector.

We have a number of programmes on offer for those working in various points in their careers.  From 2019/20 we are adding in a series of masterclasses – which can be delivered through webinars – to our Let’s Talk: You programme.

Our Let’s Talk: You Talent map

We want our our professionals to aspire, thrive and flourish at all stages in their careers.  We offer the following programmes:

  • Apprentice of the Year
  • One to Watch
  • Rising Stars
  • Peer into the Future.

We will also be offering a Talent Legacy Programme which is currently in development. 

We’ve put the following together to show you how the programmes support early, established and executive HR & OD careers.

Details of the standalone masterclasses/webinars will be updated on our events calendar.  You can access the calendar here – you will need to scroll through months.

You can find out more about each programme by clicking on each individual one below.

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Let’s Talk: You

Our VP: Talent and Membership role is accountable for our Let’s Talk: You programme

Sonia Grewal

Email: [email protected] Sonia is currently on maternity leave and will be back during Autumn 2019

#Hashtag: #PPMAYou

Our Executive Director, Leatham Green has been responsible for the development of our Apprentice of the Year, One to Watch and Rising Stars programmes for many years.  He will continue to Lead the development and delivery of the Talent Management programme.

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Here is a fabulous taster of our 2019 Apprentice of the Year,  One to Watch and Rising Star cohort:

Find our more about the programmes


Details of all past and up coming talent programmes can be found in the events section of the website. If you have any queries or would like more information please contact Grace Davies at [email protected]

How to Get Involved …


Get in touch with Sonia Grewal via [email protected]