Exploring the New Normal@

Digital HR Pulse week Speakers

July 20-22, 2020 | 2pm - 4pm GST

Digital HR Pulse week

Opening Keynote Speaker

Chester Elton

#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert

Ranked as the #4 global guru for leadership by Global Gurus

Called the “Apostle of appreciation”
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Join Chester Elton, the World’s renowned HR Guru at the Digital HR Pulse Week


About Chester

How do today’s best leaders accelerate business results? By engaging their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values?

Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.

He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Thriving on Disruption and Staying Connected

8 Unique Features of the Digital HR Pulse Week

Digital HR Pulse Week – Building Capabilities for the New Normal

01.
Virtual Event without Borders

Knowledge Sharing & Building Connections made Possible!

02.
Guru Spotlight

Employee Engagement Insights with Chester Elton

03.
MENA Focused

Regional challenges are different – Keeping you up to date on current topics, HR trends and key action points

04.
360 Degree View of HR

Day 1: THE FUTURE IS NOW !
Day 2: THE BIG L&D SHIFT!
Day 3: PRIORTIZING EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

05.
Peer to Peer Brain Storming Sessions

Looking at Possible Solutions ‘Together’, Facilitating Conversations and Collaborations!

06.
Three Days of Inspiration and Practical Learning!

Two Hours of focused Content !

07.
Innovate as GCC’s HR Community

Come together as one HR community to discuss what can be done Different, Nominate your HR team now!

Digital HR Pulse Week – Building Capabilities for the New Normal

Virtual Event | July 20-22, 2020 | 2pm - 4pm GST

Burning Questions Facing HR Addressed At The Digital HR Pulse Week

01. How have they revamped processes to deal with the crisis?
02. What plans they have for their organizations and ways HR can prepare for these rapid developments
03. What leadership principles can they employ in order to keep people engaged and successfully steer their organizations through the crisis
04. Is it Time to Reset? Re- Build Processes?
05. What is action plan if pandemic occurs again?
Exploring the New Normal@

The Digital HR Pulse
Week

July 20-22, 2020

The Digital HR Pulse Week will stage renowned global & regional HR gurus & thought leaders who will share their thoughts on the ‘new normal’

HR Strategies and Plans that seemed futuristic are now a reality. Remote teams are the new norm. While much of the world has slowed down, digital transformation is pushing ahead. When the crisis subsides, we may find ourselves in an even more disrupted, blended, data-driven world. Undoubtedly, Organizations have to be more digital, data-driven, have agile operations and automation, and have to invest to create stronger capabilities for their people and at the same time ensure privacy and security.

We don’t have all the answers, so let’s all gather for The Digital HR Pulse Week from July 20-22, 2020 and look at some possible solutions ‘Together’

Digital HR Pulse week

Who will attend

The delegates would be HR professionals from:

Public Sector
Private Sector
State Owned Private Companies
Government Organzations

Geographical Breakdown

UAE
Saudi Arabia
Oman
Bahrain
Kuwait
Delegate Job titles:
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Operation Officer (COO)
  • Chief Strategy Officer (CSO))
  • Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief Peoples Officer
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Talent Officer
  • HR Director
  • SVP HR/ VP HR
  • Head of HR
  • Head of HR Technology
  • Head of Analytics
  • Head of Talent Management
  • Head of Talent Acquisition
  • Head of Employee Relations
  • Head of Learning and Development
  • Head of Employee Services
  • Head of Organizational Development
  • Head of Compensation & Benefits
Digital HR Pulse Week

Virtual Agenda

Day 01 - Monday, 20th July 2020

THE FUTURE IS NOW!

Discussing Implications and action points for HR leaders as COVID-19 drives shifts in the future of work

‘Inspiring Leadership’ International Keynote Session: Finding an Opportunity in the Crisis

Employee Engagement Insights with Chester Elton
7 Steps todays’ leaders can use to generate buy-in and enhance employee engagement

  • Why resilience is a critical behavior for leaders
  • The Big Difference: Leaders who simply inform others and those who know how to communicate powerfully
  • The Crystal Ball is smashed: How leaders rapidly geared up their organizations to respond to the crisis

Chester Elton

Known as the Apostle of Appreciation,
#1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement & Teamwork Expert

Audience Q&A Session

Panel Discussion: The Pandemic Disrupted but HR powered it!

  • Managing daily operations during unprecedented disruption, while thinking about long-term adaptation
  • What leadership principles can they employ in order to keep people engaged and successfully steer their organizations through the crisis?
  • Listing pain areas, what worked & what did not work & how we can be better prepared?
Speakers

Belgin Ertam

Regional HR Director for GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) Head of Organization and Talent Development,
GE Global

Emad Al-Ablani

General Manager - Head, Group Human Resources,
National Bank of Kuwait

Dr. Ghalib Saif Hosni

Chief People officer,
Omantel

Joe Chalouhi

Senior HR Director,
McDermott International

Nojoud G. AlHajjar

HR Executive Director,
Ministry of Investment Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Audience Q&A Session

How HR rapidly readied their organizations and the function to respond to the crisis

Peter Lemperis

Global Director of Compensation, Benefits and Mobility,
Aramex

Audience Q&A Session

Open Discussion

Closing Remarks by the organizer & End of webinar Day 1

Day 02 - Tuesday, 21st July 2020

THE BIG L&D SHIFT!

How companies are transforming learning into a core, focused, strategic business function and personalizing learning programs

Panel Discussion: What COVID 19 has taught us about Digital Learning?

  • Should learning & development and corporate culture initiatives take a back seat? If not, how should they change? What should people be learning right now, and how can HR and L&D deliver it under the current constraints?
  • Key workforce challenges and opportunities for rapid upskilling in times of crisis
  • Be creative and be realistic: How can organizations effectively future-proof employees, while also preparing for digital transformation?
Speakers

Andrew Stotter-Brooks

Vice President Learning & Development,
Etihad Aviation Group

Craig Austin

Head of Talent Management & Learning & Development,
RAKBANK

Laura Laugier

Regional Director of Training - Middle East & Africa,
Kempinski Hotels S.A.

Tahseen Wahdat Wassan

Head, Learning & Development,
PetroRabigh

Audience Q&A Session

Round Table Session: Working on possible solutions as a team!

5 ways HR leaders can upskill their workforce and build new capabilities during & post COVID-19

Round Table Results

Closing Remarks by the organizer & End of webinar Day 2

Day 03 - Wednesday, 22nd July 2020

PRIORTIZING EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

Overcoming employee perception of ‘changes being done ‘to them’, rather than ‘for them’ and ‘with them’

Panel Discussion: Rethinking Employee Experience & Well Being: Going Digital but Retaining the Humane in Human Resources

  • Rewriting the Rules of Engagement through Collaboration
  • Building the Self Service Culture: Engaging Employees From a Distance
  • Remote work has disrupted employee experience: Sharing Practical examples adopted
Speakers

Borja Burguillos

Global HR PM (M&A, Compensation, Benefits, Rewards, Performance, Mobility and Controlling),
BASF

Euan Hosie

HR Country Head - GCC, (Gulf Cooperation Council), GSK,
GlaxoSmithKline

Maysoun Ramadan

Head of Human Resources & Corporate Communications for the Middle East,
Roche Diagnostics

Sarah Tabet

Global HR Director/ D&I Leader,
Schneider Electric

Lama Almasri

People Strategy & Experience GM,
Saudi Telecom Company

Rohit Manucha

Group Head of Talent,
Aujan Group Holding

Audience Q&A Session

Round Table Session: Working on possible solutions as a team!

Top focus areas of employee mental health, organizations should prioritize right now

Round Table Results

Closing Remarks by the organizer & Close of webinar