Work 2.0 Conference Day 1

WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

Natalie Saiz
09:00

Keynote: Becoming the world’s best company to work for

  • Fostering a culture of freedom and flexibility in the workplace to prioritise worker happiness and productivity
  • Understanding the expectations and desires of a reconstructed and diverse workforce   
  • Supporting flexible working spaces, working hours and organisational stucture
  • Reacting to the gig economy and working autonomy 
Ross Sparkman
09:30

Keynote: Sustaining workforces and human capital: responsibilities and rewards

  • Identifying the trends driving interest in wellness in the workplace 
  • Integrating the systems for HR departments to support worker happiness and productivity
  • Collecting and analysing workforce data
  • Evaluating the popular shift from Chief Talent Executive to Chief Employee Experience Officer
  • Discovering the short and long term rewards for organisations
  • Attracting and retaining talent 
  • Continuing and furthering employee engagement and ROI
Anu Sabapathy
10:00

Keynote: The importance of building a learning organization rooted in the growth mindset 1/2

  • Defining the leadership principles in the era of Digital Transformation
  • Looking at culture and people performance
  • Evolving to embrace the growth mindset (from know it all to learn it all)
  • Transforming internal processes to drive a learning organisation
Ihsan Anabtawi

Keynote: The importance of building a learning organization rooted in the growth mindset 2/2

  • ​Reviewing digital transformation at work for an empowered workforce
  • Enable teams to think, work and learn together
  • Improve engagement, happiness and retention in the modern workplace
  • Technology as an enabler for people and organization growth
10:30

Speed networking

10:50

Morning tea

11:20 Streams begin: attendees can visit any of the conferences below

FUTURE OF WORK

LEARNING@WORK

WELLNESS@WORK

WORKPLACE DESIGN

THE NEW NORMAL IN LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

FROM WORK-LIFE BALANCE TO WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION

11:20

Panel: Global workplace innovation – the smart building

  • Creating an experiential working environment designed to support organisational redesign and encourage collaboration 
  • Accommodating new technology
  • Integrating working, recreation and wellness related amenities
  • Catering for startups and freelancers -boutique work places
11:20

Panel: Evolution of learning – mastering tomorrow’s learning platforms

  • Understanding how a new generation of workers learn
  • Discovering the breakthrough digital methodologies transforming how learners engage with L&D 
  • Benefits for businesses – aligning the learning functions with business goals to achieve results
11:20

Panel: Tailored wellness and corporate benefits

  • Determining how adopting wellness initiatives can boost productivity
  • Considering the new norm of work-life integration  
  • Promoting corporate wellness to fight absenteeism, attract talent and save on healthcare costs
Ashok Gopal, Head of Talent Management, Mashreq Bank
11:50

Creating a collaborative working environment

  • Discovering the benefits of collaborative working
  • Sourcing the facilities required for workspaces and methods
  • Encouraging collaborative culture with hot desking, no set office space, open plan spaces 
11:50

New v old learning methods – bridging the generational gap

  • Blended learning concepts for employee training
  • Multigenerational considerations
  • Building internal knowledge sharing programmes
  • Highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of emerging methods 
11:50

Case study: Be engaged the NAHDI way. Learnings from a work/life integration initiative

  • Promoting healthy integration between work and personal liife
  • Highlighting the role of brand ambassadors and peer learning
  • Ensuring the positive can-do attitude is well communicated & adopted
12:10

Time to make HR a digital workplace

  • Leveraging technology to attract and retain talent
  • Onboarding, connect and learn on the go
  • Igniting career development and performance management
    with advanced analytics
  • Protecting business and employees' data
Mohamad Mourad, Collaboration Technology Specialist, Microsoft Gulf
12:10

Mindful leadership: creating leaders with intention

  • Exploring the benefits to adopting mindful leadership awareness
  • Training innate human capabilities to remain focused and present for maximum productivity and professional and personal success
  • Utilising mindful leadership training to enhance overall employee engagement and workplace satisfaction
  • Nurturing influential, motivational leaders through promoting positive mindsets
12:10

Healthy food makes for healthy minds

  •     Examining the effect of diet on cognitive performance and productivity 
  •     Exploring what companies can do to support and promote these strategies in the workplace 
  •     Strategies for offering healthy snacks and promoting ‘clean eating’ in the workplace

12:30 Roundtables

• How to engage multigenerational workforces

• How to deal with global, cultural differences in L&D programmes

• Exploring the digital learning enterprise

• How culture supports wellbeing strategies to engage workforces

• How feeling good at work drives business performance – the six dimensions of wellbeing in the workplace

• The value of emotions in the workplace

13:00

Networking lunch

DIGITAL DISRUPTION

CONNECTED LEARNING

HR TECH

DIGITAL HR

14:20

Blurring the physical and digital world: strategic technology for the future workplace

  • Transforming the working environment to support enhanced automation and enable seamless connected work environment
  • Performance Management culture – enable and empower employees
  • Working anywhere, any time and from any device
  • Digitally savvy capabilities working – learn anywhere anytime with virtual apps
14:20

M-learning – escaping static systems and fighting distraction

  • Leveraging the impact of on-the-go learning
  • Integrating learning content to mobile devices
  • Supporting methods to prevent disengagement including video and animation 
  • What can we expect for the future?
14:20

Augmented and virtual reality: revolutionising recruitment and training

  • Taking VR seriously – exploring the advantages and capabilities
  • Closing the experience gap for job applicants
  • Eliminating distraction in developmental training – more cost effective and engaging methods
14:40

The Internet of Things and its infinite possibilities

  • Preparing for the IOT revolution – what to expect
  • Discovering how smart and sophisticated devices will impact businesses and empower workforces
  • Looking at data tracking and analysis in smart offices
  • Examining growth opportunities using IOT
14:40

The future of eLearning – augmenting the senses

  • Exploring augmented learning and superimposed content 
  • Enriching reality and the learning experience with additional information 
  • Reviewing case studies, examples and cost effective approaches
14:40

Digital employment brand evangelism – standing out from the crowd

  • Remembering business transparency is available for external applicants
  • Ensuring employee value proposition corresponds with what candidates want most
  • Improving the candidate experience
  • Looking good from the outside - incorporating social media and other online strategies
Jack Naidoo, HR Leader, Cisco
15:00

Learning assistive wearables: interactivity and connectivity

  • Harnessing the capabilities of smart wearables 
  • Looking to VR applications for real time simulation
  • Instant access to learning resources
  • Allowing for seamless collaborative working
  • What will follow smart watches and smart glasses?    
15:00

Onboarding – how to get it right

  • Understanding how structured and innovative onboarding impacts retention
  • Immersing new recruits in company culture, 
  • Setting transparent expectations
  • Offering an innovative, interactive training programme

21ST CENTURY WORKFORCES

EXPERIENCIAL LEARNING

THE HR TRANSFORMATION –EVOLUTION NOT REVOLUTION

15:20

Organisational redesign: a network of teams

  •     Examining the principles and benefits of a project based organisation in shifting global markets
  •     Replacing traditional hierarchical management with self-management and peer-to-peer operating systems
  •     Implementing the decentralisation of authority
  •     Fostering collaboration and empowerment communication: the gig economy and millennials
  •     Outcomes and implications for businesses and employees
15:20

Panel: The role of leadership: fostering development in an experiential fashion

  • Addressing key leadership responsibilities and the effects on 2017 workforces
  • Evaluating effective methods of leadership development
  • Adapting to today’s challenges for individuals, teams, the organisation and present leaders
  • Exploring contemporary experiential methods to support and train leaders of the future
 
15:20

Panel: The HR upgrade

  • Considering the necessary skills of HR teams for 2017 and beyond
  • Employing digitally and socially savvy workers to the profession 
  • Implementing new and innovative ideas
Nicole Richardson, Senior Manager – Talent Excellence, CBI
Yaser Ahmed, IT Manager, Louzqan Group
15:40

Consumer Driven HR at Mastercard: introduction to 'The Whole You'

  • Evolution of the workforce – difference between a baby boomer and a gen X (gen Z)
  • Treating employees as consumers
  • Reviewing The Whole You at Mastercard and the changes being implemented across the globe
  • Communicating and implementing changes
 
Aakash Mehta, Director - Total Rewards MEA, MasterCard
15:40

Case study: learning at the FIVE Hotels and Resorts – outside the classroom

  •     Adopting an experiential, improvised and theatrical approach to learning at work
  •     Considering emotional intelligence and correlations to productivity boosts and forming positive relationships
  •     Adapting to instant gratification necessities of millennials 
  •     Fostering an all-encompassing culture of learning, brand awareness and effective management through learning in 2017
15:40

Omantel case study: evolving engagement

  • Positioning HR Strategy at the heart of business
  • Engaging culture towards delighting customers
  • Reviewing Omantel’s cultural transformation to improve customer experience
  • Evaluating Omantel’s employee engagement initiatives and impact on business bottom line and overall HR transformation
 
16:00

Managing millennials

  • Fostering talent most effectively 
  • Exploring their innovative and creative approach to working and learning 
  • How to engage this generation
  • Identifying, developing and exposing potential and talent 
16:00

All work and all play - experiencing gamification

  • Exploring how gamification will impact L&D strategies
  • Applying gamification concepts to non-gaming environments
  • Offering an engaging learning experience; instant sense of achievement
  • Creating a rewards structure
  • Filling the learning needs of a company
  • Considering where the benefits lie and impact on the bottom line
16:00

Securing an overwhelming buy-in: captivating middle management

  • Promoting a cross-organisational approach to wellness in the work place
  • Embracing corporate responsibility to promoting wellness at work
  • Securing maximum buy-in from the top down 
  • Attracting middle managers: productivity focus, leading by example, offering ownership
16:20

Networking break

BECOMING THE EMPLOYER OF CHOICE: A REGIONAL CASE STUDY

Peter Collings
16:50

Keynote: A ‘best in class initiative’: learning from Al Naboodah

  •     Becoming THE employer of choice
  •     Adapting to a younger, older, diverse and national and global workforce
  •    Employee engagement
  •     Offering constant, accessible L&D opportunities and the prospect of dynamic career progression 
  •     Sustainability and corporate responsibility
  •     Delivering happiness: considering wellness, benefits and rewards to attract top talent and retain loyal employees
17:20

Complimentary yoga and meditation class led by Basma Al Masri

last published: 25/Sep/17 08:05 GMT