Qatar HR Next Generation Summit

8 & 9 October 2024

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Qatar HR Next Generation Summit

Book Now & Save $600!

8 & 9 October 2024

About the Event

Are you ready to redefine the future of Human Resources?

In a fast-paced world where HR challenges and opportunities evolve swiftly, staying ahead requires not just adapting but leading. The HR Next Generation Summit in Doha, happening October 8-9, 2024, will bring together industry leaders and visionaries to explore the dynamic landscape of HR in a hybrid, connected, and ever-evolving world. This summit provides a crucial platform for strategic learning, networking, and professional growth, essential for organizational success.

Engagement through Leadership: Understanding engagement in this ever-changing world has become more critical than ever, and leadership is the most important skill anyone possesses to drive engagement. Sergio Snyder, Area Director Human Resources, UAE, Oman, and Lebanon Premium and Select Brands, Marriott International, will share insights on combining these elements for success.

  • HR’s Role in Reinventing Future@Work: Troels Wendelbo, Senior Director at LEGO Group, will discuss HR's pivotal role in shaping the future of work.
  • HR Tech Proficiency: "You Can't Be Good at HR and Bad at HR Tech" by Tanja Rutter, Global People Growth Lead, H&M Group, emphasizes the importance of HR tech skills.
  • Creating a Workforce Strategy: Florine van der Ven, Global Senior HR Business Partner, ING Tech NL, will explore how to leverage global talent and plan workforce strategies effectively.
  • Leading Change Successfully: Anne Morrison, founder of the BBC Academy and a senior leader in UK media, will conduct an interactive session on organizational transformation, covering planning, communication, dealing with obstacles, and implementation.
  • HR as the Strategic Anchor for Organizational Health and Success: Ron Thomas, from the HCI, will lead a full-day workshop redefining HR's role from a support function to a core strategic pillar, focusing on strategic workforce planning, change management, and relationship management.

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Facts & Figures

  • In the past 14 years, the Global HR Trends Summit has been hosted in 27 countries, including Belgium, Canada, Portugal, Malta, Italy, Germany, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Turkey, Lebanon, Georgia, Switzerland, and Bahrain.
  • The first-ever edition of the Global HR Trends Summit was held in Belgrade, Serbia in May 2012.
  • The Global HR Trends Summit is the only HR Summit that brings global knowledge and experience and enables learning in a highly interactive environment! 
  • So far, there have been 86 HR Trends Summits Around the World! 

Speakers

Ron Thomas Human Capital Institute

Anne Morrison Pearson College London’s Governing Body (former BAFTA chair, former BBC Academy Director)

Sergio Snyder Marriott International

Troels Wendelbo LEGO Group

Florine van der Ven ING Tech NL

Tanja Rutter H&M Group

Orsolya Hein Novartis

Agenda

09.00

Registration and Morning Coffee

10.00

Engagement through Leadership
Understanding Engagement in this ever-changing world has become more critical than ever, and Leadership is the most important skill anyone possesses to drive Engagement. Put them together and you have the recipe to success! 


Sergio Snyder, Area Director Human Resources, UAE, Oman and Lebanon Premium and Select Brands, Marriott International

10.40 

HR’s Role In Reinventing Future@Work
Troels Wendelbo, Senior Director at LEGO Group, People Partner for CFO, LEGO Group

11.20 

You Can't Be Good At HR And Bad At HR Tech
Tanja Rutter, Global People Growth Lead, H&M Group

12.00

Lunch for Speakers and Delegates

13.00

Creating A Workforce Strategy That Works For Your Team
The world is ever evolving and country borders almost don't exist anymore
We can leverage talent across the globe, or even more across big countries and cities working fully remotely
How do we tap into these benefits best, and how do we decide which capabilities to hire where?
Benefits of thinking about your workforce composition, what do you need for you 2 -5 years strategy and business plan?


Florine van der Ven, Global Senior HR Business Partner, ING Tech NL

13.40 

From Evolution to Revolution - The Future of Corporate Learning
Orsolya Hein, Global Head of Learning Content & Portfolio Strategy, Novartis

14.20

Networking and Refreshment Break

10.00

Interactive Session: Leading Change Successfully
Companies which don’t move with the times tend to get overtaken by their competitors. In a fast changing world, new technology and different consumer behavior lead to organizations needing to alter their shape, size and skillsets, but leading that change throws up many challenges. Anne Morrison, founder of the BBC Academy and a senior leader for decades in UK media, draws on her hands-on experience of organisational transformation to bring you practical advice and guidance in this interactive workshop.
In particular, the workshop will cover - Planning for change - who to involve and what is required The importance of communication - when and how Dealing with obstacles and how to bring your staff with you Implementation and evaluation of results.


Anne Morrison, Chair, Pearson College London’s Governing Body (former BAFTA chair, former BBC Academy Director)

16.10

End of Day One

10.00-16.00

Full Day Workshop: HR as the Strategic Anchor for Organizational Health and Success


This one-day intensive workshop redefines HR's role from a support function to a core strategic pillar. Participants will explore how HR leaders can drive organizational strategies, enhance resilience, and foster innovation. Engage in modules that focus on strategic workforce planning, change management, and relationship management to navigate modern business complexities effectively.
 Strategic HR: The New Role of HR
• Aligning HR with Business Strategy: Explore methods to align HR strategies with business objectives to drive organizational success.
• Gain insights into reading and understanding the business you are in and HR's role in driving Organizational Health.
• Market Analysis, Industry Analysis, and Competitive Advantage: Learn to assess market dynamics and build HR initiatives that sustain competitive advantage.
Strategic Workforce Planning
•Forecasting and Talent Pipelining: Techniques for predicting future talent needs and creating strategic talent pipelines.
•Integrating Business and People Strategies: Learn to synchronize workforce planning with business cycles and projects.
Change Management & Relationship Management
•Designing Change Initiatives: Frameworks for planning and implementing effective change strategies.
•Managing Resistance to Change: How to manage stakeholder expectations and overcome resistance to change initiatives.
•Building Collaborative Relationships: Techniques for developing and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
•Integrating HR Practices: Strategies for aligning HR practices across modules to enhance organizational performance.
•Measuring HR Impact: Tools and techniques to evaluate the impact of HR initiatives on business outcomes.

About Your Workshop Leader:
RON THOMAS, International Country Manager: Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Region, HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE


Ron Thomas is the Managing Director of Strategy Focused Group an international consulting firm based in Dubai. He is a visiting executive faculty member at the Global Human Resources Leadership Institute at Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC. He is also a senior faculty member of the Human Capital Institute, covering the MENA/Asia Pacific & Africa Region.
Ron is the former CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and CHRO of Al Raha Group, based in Riyadh. He holds certifications from HCI as Global Human Capital Strategist (GHCS), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP) as well as New York University. Prior to consulting, he worked in senior level roles for IBM, Martha Stewart Living, Xerox HR Services [HR Consulting] in the US.
He has been identified as one of the top 5 HR/Leadership thinkers in the Middle East by CIPD. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia. As a consultant and management educator, he has worked with companies such as Central Bank of Nigeria, Iran MTNCell, King Faisal Hospital-Jeddah Saudi Electric Company, BASHRM, JLT [Saudi Arabia], Dubai Tourism, American Hospital of Dubai, Dar Al Riyadh, Gulf Bank-Kuwait, Boybyan, Kuwait, CIMB Bank and Singapore Government Civil Service.

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