Identifying Talent by Reskilling for Resilience

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Action Planning Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 24th March 2021 at 10.00am - 1.00pm

Cost: FREE

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As we all start to dust ourselves off and get ready to move forward following recent events, are you now taking stock of the incumbent skills in your organisation? Are you focused on readying your workforce to meet the demands in the post-pandemic era and ensuring you retain the brightest talent? Maybe you’re looking to implement a development plan for your team but need help to get started? If you are, this in-depth workshop is for you.

The ‘Global Capital Human Trends Survey’ (Deloitte, 2020) recently identified ‘The Readiness Gap’. It states that 74% of organisations consider reskilling the workforce to be ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to their success over the next 12–18 months, but only 10% feel ready to address this.

It clearly signposts that for many organisations, improved digital skills, social and emotional adaptability and resilience should be key priorities as we move forward. Businesses also need to identify, develop, and retain their key talent to enable capability, capacity, and agility, according to ‘Why HR chiefs must rethink talent management after Covid-19’ (FT, 2020).

It’s evident that it's more important than ever for all businesses to identify, develop and retain their key talent. Now is the time for companies like yours to commit to learning budgets and re-skilling. This workshop sets out to help you pin-point what skills and traits are critical to support your organisation’s recovery and mobilise a plan of action to get you there.

Who should attend this workshop?

This session is aimed at business owners, leaders, HR professionals and talent managers working in businesses that understand the importance of putting people at the heart of their recovery and growth. It provides tips and tools to identify skills voids, invest in professional development and nurture key talent to ‘build back better’.

This workshop is aimed at SMEs. Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

What will we cover?

  • Building resilience in your workforce  

  • Taking stock – where are you now and where do you want to be?  

  • Minding the gap – what skills are needed?  

  • Identifying, developing, and retaining talent

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:

  • A simple but effective coaching model. 

  • The ability to identify what skills and traits are critical to your business recovery. 

  • An understanding of how to assess the skills your workforce needs to close the ‘readiness gap’.  

  • Key tools to help you identify, develop, and retain key talent.  

  • An actionable plan showing you 6 key steps to reskilling your workforce.

This is an interactive, Action Planning Online Workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop. For the best user experience, we recommend joining the workshop using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser.


  • 10.00am - 10.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 10.50am - 11.00am - Break

  • 11.00am - 11.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 11.50am - 12.00pm - Break

  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm - Workshop presentation

  • 12.45pm - 1.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this workshop?

Annie Litchfield is a Training Consultant with over 20 years’ experience of delivering and facilitating management, soft skills, HR, change management, sales, and wellbeing sessions. Annie is full of energy and enthusiasm and brings that with her into all her training sessions.





This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. 

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