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Julie Kortens & Diane Herbert

Are organisations harnessing the generativity of their people in the workplace?

Theme: Organsation
Area: Mentoring
Type: Workshop
Style: Mainly Lecture

Session on Wednesday, Apr 11, 17:00
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As senior people embrace the next stage of their career they generally have an increased desire to do something meaningful, to ‘give back’. This is generativity and it is integral to any mentoring initiative or activity. From an organisation’s perspective, generativity is the appreciative process of looking at things from a different viewpoint, seeking new answers to existing questions. Again, something that is integral to mentoring.
Assembling a diverse team of individuals who contribute different perspectives has the potential to see new possibilities for existing problems and given today’s rapid pace of change, the ability to look at problems in a new way is undoubtedly a useful skill. While generativity is clearly not a panacea, and there are many aspects that go into motivating individuals and into product development, thinking about what gives us, and our people, a greater sense of meaning and purpose, gives back to the next generation and to the community. This interactive and informative session will explore this further.


Julie Kortens is dynamic and energetic and has excellent communication skills. Working with empathy and compassion, she draws on her experience and knowledge to help people fulfil their potential and be the best they can be. Julie holds a BA in languages and business studies, an MA in Employment Strategy and is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and an MBTI and Clarity4D practitioner. Julie was voted UK Facilities Manager of the Year in 2010 and WITC, Woman of Achievement (FM) in 2012. She left Channel 4 Television in 2016 to establish her own company, Konnected People.

Diane Herbert is a qualified and experienced coach, mentor and workplace mediator, and is qualified in a variety of psychometric tools including MBTI, ECI and StrengthScope. She holds a BA (Hons) in Romance Languages, Literature and Linguistics, an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology, and is researching for a PhD in the psychology of creativity. Diane’s executive career spanned a variety of industry sectors including Channel 4 Television, Walt Disney, Diageo, Motorola and BOC. She was named as one of HR Director Magazine’s Most Influential HR Practitioners in 2014.

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