Calling all HR Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Challengers!

Limit the clutter, liberate yourself and become a digital HR leader faster

Does this sound like you?

I need to better understand the new technologies and trends affecting work


Do you know your AI from your agile? Do bots terrify rather than tantalise you? Is data more daunting than dazzling? Digitisation is dramatically changing business models, customer interaction and stakeholder expectations. You know you need to better understand digital HR and the ‘future of work’ – the new technologies, business and HR models, digital transformation and changing work patterns that are impacting work right now. But you don't know where to start

I struggle to find time to invest in myself and am overwhelmed by all the clutter out there

You know continuous learning is today’s critical factor to survive and thrive. But you're struggling to stay on top of the day-to-day tasks you need to handle and are worried you're being left behind when it comes to upskilling yourself. You've spent countless hours searching through the gigabytes of content vying for your attention but find it hard to cut through the clutter to find the right information to help you. You know you should widen your network. But you feel that there’s just no time.

I am interested in the digital changes but am unsure how it impacts HR and my organisation


Being yesterday’s compliance function no longer cuts it. Today’s HR is agile, data-driven, digital, employee- and customer-centric and business focused.You recognise the speed of change in the workplace but are unsure how new trends and technologies will impact your organisation and people function. You know you need to help your HR team prioritise correctly for the new working world. Is your HR driving change or being driven by it? Are you pushing for success?


Is this what it feels like in your brain? If so, you need our help!

Why The People Space Leaders Academy is
Right for you


This is precisely why we created the People Space Leaders Academy – to simplify digital HR and help you prioritise your time and budget. What’s more, our content is accessible, easy to understand and expertly created and curated

  • 1

    Trusted, independent and easily accessible 

    We read, watch and summarise so you don't have to spend ages searching Google, ploughing through content and attending courses. We're independent, pulling on our founders' decades of writing about HR, business and people management. You can access in a few minutes what we sweat over every day, how and when you want

  • 2

    Highly targeted content to cut through all the clutter

    We focus specifically on five areas related to digitalisation in work:


    • Future Fit You
    • Future Fit HR
    • Future Fit Organisation
    • Fourth Industrial Technologies
    • Horizon Scanning
  • 3

    We work with the best leaders and thinkers in digital HR

    We work with the best partners to bring you content and tools to help you get Future Fit, Fast that would normally cost thousands of pounds. And you can connect with a vetted community of inspirational people leaders, all positively embracing the changes that have arrived and are coming to the world of work

A message from our founder

Do you feel overwhelmed? If you do, you're not alone. HR and learning and development professionals feel overwhelmed by stress at least once a month, according to research.


You only have to look inside an HR leader's brain to see why. You have to deal with a complexity of issues today. You are always on. And yet the changing nature of work means you need to learn more all the time: more technologies, more working practices, more business models. Not only that, you need to unlearn so much of what got you to where you are today if you are to thrive in the future.


How do you do this when the pace of change is exponential? How can you get up to speed when you just don’t have time? Especially when there’s so much hype out there. Just Google ‘future of work’ – and then work your way through the 2,960,000,000 results! 

I get it! As an award-winning HR and business editor, I’ve spent years trying to keep on top of the transformative changes in my own sector, media. I’ve moved from typewriter and hot metal through online publishing, social media and the death of the traditional business model. I've never known anything but a disruptive working world!

During all this I realised I could not help others grow if I didn’t grow myself, and thus began my passion for self-learning. I had to unlearn ‘the way things are done’ and teach myself new tools and models in order to survive in the digital world. I had to decide what’s worth pursuing and what’s not. All while managing people and doing the day job. It’s exhausting!

How great it would have been if I could have gone to one place to easily access independent information and a trusted network to help me keep up to speed. That's what inspired us to build this Academy. To help you to shortcut the time and combat all the digital noise to get Future Fit Fast. It's the HR antidote to overwhelm!


Siân Harrington, Founder

Here's What You'll Get!

Join the People Space Leaders Academy today and access these great benefits


"A goldmine of information", "I have referred to it numerous times" and "I absolutely love it": some of the feedback from CHROs to our A-Z Guide to the Digital Workplace. In it you will find:

  • A simple explanation of terms related to new ways of working
  • How these changes impact HR and people management
  • Examples of how an organisation is successfully implementing a digital change in HR


An exclusive monthly resource sent to your inbox each month to help with your personal or professional development in order to meet the challenges of the new working world. Resources include 'How to' actionable guides on:

  • Developing your problem solving capability
  • Becoming a more commercial HR leader
  • Building the business case for the use of artificial intelligence in HR


The People Space Leaders Academy Resource Library includes articles, videos and exclusive downloadable documents on key areas relevant to you, your team and the changes taking place in HR and work. 

To help you beat the overwhelming amount of information on the web, the Library is limited to the best explainers, how to guides, case studies and long read/book recommendations so that only the most useful, actionable and accessible information is available.


A quarterly collection of assets to give you a working knowledge quickly and to help you to find what you want in one easy place. Think of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition or the monthly exhibitions at Delhi's National Gallery of Modern Art. This is where our editorial contributors create and select the best papers, videos and guides. 


Receive free invitations to events hosted by The People Space and its partners. Collaborate and co-create tools with the community, like our CHRO Priorities cards. And, for corporate members, attend exclusive dinners and hear from top global thinkers and experts in people leadership.


Access our roadmap to becoming a future fit HR leader. What does future fit mean today for people leaders? What skills do you need to ensure you remain relevant in the changing world of work? Use our roadmap as a checklist to focus your own development and ensure you not only survive but thrive in the future workplace.


For corporate members: Let us use our decades of content experience, involvement in awards and rankings of HR influence to help you to build your personal brand through The People Space open access website and our fortnightly newsletter that is sent to future-focused people leaders across the world. 


Join a supportive community of HR leaders from organisations including Coca Cola European Partners, EXL, Total Produce, Gatwick Airport, Dorchester Collection and more. Connect, chat and message in real time via desktop, mobile or iOS and Android apps. It's like 'LinkedIn' meets 'Facebook' for forward-thinking people and HR leaders!


For corporate members: Build your own and your team's capabilities with a personal development audit, masterclass or workshop from our partner CPD, which works with FTSE100, multinationals and some of the largest private equity backed firms in the world. Choose from three tailored offers.


Tailored development for you and your team

As a corporate member, build your own or your team's capabilities with a tailored masterclass or development audit. Choose from the below:

  • A full Executive Development Audit including a half-day interview, 2,000-word developmental report, 90-minute feedback session and use of CDP’s Delta 360 goals tracking system (most suitable to large corporates)
  • A 90-minute Create Space workshop based on Derek Draper’s book on time management and productivity (a Financial Times Business Book of the Month and Amazon bestseller) The interactive Masterclass can be tailored to address the aspects of creating space that are most relevant to you 
  • Use of the Potential Profiler for your HR team with a follow up 90 minute group feedback session for questions on individual reports and development planning. The interactive group feedback session can be delivered face-to-face or by webinar.


Nalin Miglani

Executive Vice President and CHRO, EXL

Quality lifelong learning

The content is sharp and well-presented. The user interface is great. People Space Leaders Academy provides quality lifelong learning in the middle of a lot of digital babble. Great job!


Eugenio Pirri

VP HR and chief culture officer, Dorchester Collection

Learn from the network

The People Space Leaders Academy enables you to connect with strong people leaders and develop a network you can learn from, helping to make you a better leader.

Karen Beaven

Award-winning HR director 

Challenge your thinking

The best networks challenge your thinking, share great content and help you develop and grow. The Academy is home to a community of incredibly progressive practitioners and thought leaders.

Tea Colaianni

NED and founder, Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure 2020

Inspire and be inspired

The People Space community is growing and the content is rich and diverse, helping leaders add value, inspire and be inspired!

David Frost

Organisation development director, Total Produce plc

Share and build

In such a fast-moving world it is essential that professionals continually share and build their knowledge. People Space Leaders Academy provides the perfect environment.


Andy Dodman

Chief HR officer, Leeds City Council

Cutting edge and succinct

It helps me think about complexity, paradox and ambiguity in the workplace by collating, synthesizing and sharing cutting edge thinking in a succinct way through easy-to-access resources.

Is the People Space Leaders Academy Right for You?


  • Busy HR leaders, entrepreneurs and challengers in digital HR who want to reinvent themselves, their teams and their organisations to be fit for the future NOW in a positive, forward-facing community

  • People who want to collaborate, share and actively take part in a community

  • Action takers who are curious about the changes taking place in work and want to invest in self-learning

  • People leaders who want to build their personal brand and influence


  • People who want to stay in their comfort zone or who think the future of work is a long way off and will not affect them

  • Anyone looking for a quick fix. We're not a done-for-you solution. We start you on the journey and inspire you to invest further in your learning

  • Anyone who wants to sit back and passively watch change happen or just wants a qualification for today's HR

  • Anyone looking to promote their business. This is a collaborative community, not a sales space!


Start Today! Choose Your Plan Below.

Not sure what plan is right for you? Let us help  

  • Are you time poor but want simple-to-understand explanations of new technologies and the most essential practice, thinking and guides? Do you want to network effectively with other digital HR leaders? Then why not start with the Individual Plan?
  • Do you want to help you your HR team up-skill and understand more about digital HR and the wider trends? Do you want to build your and your team's profile? All at a cost-effective price? Then the Corporate Licence is best for you.
  • For Corporates with more than 100 team members, please click here to request a bespoke quotation.








  • Free downloadable A-Z of the Digital Workplace eBook 

  • Exclusive Resource direct to your inbox each month for you to download and keep

  • Resource Library Access guides, how to and practice for the length of your licence 

  • Roadmap to becoming a Future Fit HR Leader

  • Learn where, when and on whatever device you want with Video Masterclasses 

  • Connect and chat with members on the Academy community site 

  • Priority invitations to events held by The People Space and its partners   

  • Post and Share on site 

  • Free iOS or Android app






SAVE 20%


  • Free downloadable A-Z of the Digital Workplace eBook

  • Exclusive Resource direct to your inbox each month for you to download and keep

  • Resource Library Access guides, how to and practice for the length of your licence

  • Roadmap to becoming a Future Fit HR Leader

  • Learn where, when and on whatever device you want with Video Masterclasses 

  • Connect and chat with members on the Academy community site 

  • Priority invitations to events held by The People Space and its partners 

  • Post and Share on site 

  • Free iOS or Android app















Per licence per month for you and  10 team members

SAVE 33%

compared to individual memberships 


  • All the benefits of Academy membership for you and 10 members of your team• 



  • Downloadable resources in the Resource Library 

  • Tailored Personal or Team development delivered face-to-face or digitally

  • Invitations to exclusive live and digital events for you or a chosen team member with top global thinkers

  • Personal branding to increase your and your team's visibility and influence

  • For more than 10 members please contact us directly for a bespoke plan and price

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Come to a shared understanding of your priorities to deliver business success through our actionable, engaging and fun workshops that enable your team to develop skills and apply them quickly to real-world opportunities. 

  • Explore cutting edge thinking and trends with facilitated group sessions on how these changes will apply to your specific organisation.
  • In our 'learning by doing' workshops use CHRO Priorities Cards and a bricolage framework to explore, try, play and prioritise.

    Take aways include:
  • A framework setting out the nature of the potential impact of trends
  • A view on timescales and prioritisation 

  • A view on how the HR team can keep an eye on future trends and development

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