Work 2.0 Conference Day 2

HAPPINESS AND POSITIVITY: A CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY

Mansoor Anwar
09:30

Keynote panel: Corporate happiness: views and reviews from the experts

  • Exploring the benefits of workplace: happier workforces, productive teams and healthier business
  • Sustaining happiness and wellness through interactive programmes
  • Reviewing strategies and assessing the outcomes
  • Adopting agile processes towards happiness, wellness and culture
  • Uniting workplace communities through structured happiness programmes
  • Creating working environments where employees freely express themselves bringing high levels of creativity and energy
  • Aligning workforce happiness with the UAE's 'Year of Giving' and the global One Million Acts of Kindness missions
Amal Almutawa, Chief Happiness and Positivity Officer, Prime Minister's Office United Arab Emirates
Saad Malalla Al Wedami, Cheif Happiness & Positivity officer, First Gulf Properties
10:00

Keynote: Why a Chief Happiness Officer?

  • Considering the aims and objectives of the UAE vision 2021 National Agenda
  • Supporting sectors susceptible and vulnerable to ‘unhappiness’
  • Developing resilience, productivity and personal perspective
  • Establishing balance between the corporate and the personal
  • Promoting happiness organisation-wide
  • Reviewing benefits and notable regional successes  
10:30

Networking break

10:40

Morning tea

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

FUTURE OF WORK

LEARNING@WORK

CO-WORKING

TOMORROW’S LEADERS

11:20

Organisational redesign in the GCC

  • Deciphering what organisational redesign truly is
  • Highlighting the difference between OD and OD
  • Examining the external and internal triggers
  • Exploring design models and framework: a case study
11:20

Panel: Remaining attractive as the war on talent prevails

  • Examining the evolving employer/employee contract
  • Attracting top global talent – looking the companies who are getting it right
  • Finding future employees via digital methods
Nicole Richardson, Senior Manager – Talent Excellence, CBI
11:40

Organisational alignment and bottom line profits

  • Creating and managing a company culture in line with business goals
  • Making culture a priority for senior leaders   
  • Establishing core employee competencies designed to embrace and promote company culture
  • Integrating collaboration, empowerment and driving cultural change
11:40

Identifying and developing exceptional leaders

  • Using data evidence to identify potential leaders 
  • Developing an inclusive and wide-ranging leadership system
  • Considering culture and investment as priorities 
  • Nurturing the strengths, enthusiasm and potential of millennial leaders
12:00

Providing customised perks and benefits for the 2017 workforce and beyond

  • Applying emotional intelligence to create a company culture that attracts and retains talent
  • Offering compensation for all age groups, genders and ethnicities
  • Harnessing desirable employee benefits: unlimited holiday, flexible working hours, education, health insurance, exercise classes and healthy snacks
12:00

Refocussing leadership: transactional to transformational

  • Examining key leadership capabilities: collaboration, recognising the need for new skills and solutions, motivation, distinguishing succession qualities
  • Understanding the drawbacks: large investment, availability of leadership positions, retention
  • Evaluating the coach vs supervisor management models
12:20

Roundtables

Using diversity and inclusion to foster innovation and creativity

Identifying and retaining internal leadership talent

Benefits and rewards: what will attract and entice the next generation of workers

13:00

Networking lunch

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

INNOVATIVE CONTEMPORARY LEARNING STRATEGY

14:20

Panel: The reimagined learning department

  • Ensuring increased learner engagement through mobilised learning opportunities and creative, innovative content
  • Remaining competitive as well as producing a stronger workforce
  • Promoting a culture of learning
  • Exploring integrated, practical and long term learning ideas 
  • Supporting your human capital needs
Ameya Ghanekar, Corporate Head – Learning and Development, Meydan Group
14:40

The ‘always on’ culture – supporting an employee-centric work environment

  • Exploring the demands and expectations of the 2017 workforce
  • Supporting the ‘always on’ culture 
  • Managing work/life integration and nurturing continuous engagement
  • Creating a sense of passion and purpose with a cross-organisational approach
14:40

Case study: The continuous learning model

  • Escaping static learning approaches
  • Allowing employees to have access to the learning opportunities they desire when they desire
  • Highlighting the methods for doing so
  • Monitoring engagement, success and ROI
15:00

Design thinking: implementation and integration

  • What is design thinking? How does it work? And what does it mean for business goals?
  • Reinventing core business structures and processes to meet employee needs and demands 
  • Fostering an increasingly innovative, happy and valued workforce
15:00

Social networking and your L&D strategy: maximising engagement

  • Using social media and social networking platforms to engage employees in learning at work
  • Using these methods for global and localised organisations
  • Discussing what could be expected in the future

COLLABORATION, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

REWARDS AND RETENTION

15:20

Panel: HR is becoming ‘people science’

  •     Equipping companies for the exploitation of people science – employing a data scientist
  •     Capturing data for smarter decisions and shorter project cycles 
  •     Evaluating data to achieve business results
  •     Aligning people strategy with business needs 
15:20

A Reformed and remodelled workforce: enhancing the employee experience

  • Creating a platform of HR services to increase usability and interaction
  • Reviewing modern compensation strategy and exploring the demands of 21st century workers
  • Methodology for optimum employee engagement
 
15:40

Constructing an inclusive community - integrating multicultural and gender diverse workforces

  • Shaping a business approach to widespread diversity
  • Discussing what it means to lead a diverse team
  • Leveraging ways to encourage, promote diversity and inclusion within the workplace
15:40

Move to Conference Room 1 for the final presentations

16:00

Emiratisation and the national perspective of work and health

  • Evaluating how far governmental initiatives are affecting the workplace in the UAE
  • Determining what attracts the nation’s brightest talent
  • Debating the importance of building a multicultural workforce in the UAE
16:20

End of conference day two

16:30

Complimentary yoga and meditation class

last published: 20/Sep/17 05:55 GMT