FAHR International Forum 2014


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In 2014, the Federal Authority for Government HR's annual forum was focused on developing organisational capability and performance. The event gathered strategic leaders and top HR professionals from government, public and private sector organisation from across the GCC to explore approaches to driving human capital excellence.

The 4th annual FAHR International Forum in 2014 addressed the following topics:
► Nationalisation and the Retention Challenge – Debating Strategies to Retain National Talent
► The New Talent Realities for the GCC – What Expo 2020 Means for Talent
► Employee Engagement – Moving Beyond Satisfaction Measurement to Strategic Alignment
► Linking Human Capital Management to Business Performance
► Developing Leadership Pipelines In the GCC For Sustainable Growth
► Creating an Effective Performance Management Culture
► The Tip Of The Iceberg: Identifying and Developing High-Potential Talent For Business Growth
► Succession Planning in the Public Sector – Managing Internal Pools of Talent
► Employee Wellness: Can It Be the Secret To Improving Performance and Preventing Absenteeism?

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FAHR International Forum 2014

  1. 1. HE Dr Ali Sebaa Al Marri Executive President Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government Regional Leaders in Human Capital Development Ahmad Al-Doobi VP – Talent Management Etisalat Abdulrahman Saqr SVP – Human Resources First Gulf Bank Abdullah Alhomeadan Assistant CEO STC Group Fareda Abdullah VP – Human Capital Majid Al Futtaim Meshari Al Bannai VP – Human Resources Dubai Airports Dr. Mansoor Anwar, Director - Medical & Occupational Health du Othman Al-Haddi Chief HR Officer Saudi Binladin Group www.fahrforum.com Featuring International Keynote Speeches from Public Sector Veterans and Thought Leaders Keynote Address HE Humaid Al Qatami UAE Minister of Education Chairman, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources 29 – 30 April 2014 Sheikh Rashid Hall • Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre #FAHRforum Groups Discounts Available – See Registration Page Organised bySilver sponsor Media Partner Under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai Simultaneous Translation Available HE Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh Undersecretary for Foreign Trade UAE Ministry of Economy HE Mohamed Ali Al Bastaki Assistant Undersecretary for Community Affairs UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs Robert Lavigna Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of HR at University of Wisconsin, USA, Author of the Book “Engaging Government Employees” Lord Ian Blair Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police (2005 – 2008) Henry G. Jackson CPA President & Chief Executive Officer SHRM
  2. 2. www.fahrforum.com Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 2014 FAHR International Forum, one of the most prominent events of its kind in the region, and the world, in terms of content, speakers and participants, as well as the timeliness of the highlighted issues and topics. Earlier this year, the United Arab Emirates launched its national agenda for the next seven years, to serve as a roadmap to be followed by the nation at this important stage preceding the World Expo 2020. The national agenda is based on a firm foundation, derived from reality, and summarises the vision and trends of the wise leadership of the United Arab Emirates, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai. It is evident that the agenda focuses on human capital as a tool and a goal. Human capital is the cornerstone and main driver to achieve the objectives of the country. This is an aspiration set by the nation’s leadership and is at the top of their priorities, in which empowerment, Emiratisation of jobs, healthcare and education will help in achieving the maximum levels of satisfaction and happiness for the people of the UAE. The Forum is a global platform that gathers people of great expertise and pioneers to share insights, best practices and innovations in the development of human capital. Its topics and speakers have been carefully selected to reflect the importance of this event. Finally, we look forward to welcoming our delegates to the Forum in April. Yours Sincerely HE Humaid Al Qatami UAE Minister of Education Chairman, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources Join Over 300 HR and Business Leaders To:  Be inspired by public sector veterans on issues of culture, leadership and engagement  Learn the latest best practice from the region’s top employers on human capital development and performance  Stay ahead of the curve with an exclusive study of talent predictions for 2020 and beyond  Align your human capital strategies with those of the federal government and national agenda  Meet colleagues and peers to exchange insights and expand your network Who Should Attend The Forum is a meeting point for leaders from the public and private sectors including:  Director Generals / CEOs  VPs, Directors and Senior Managers  Heads of Human Resources / Learning and Development  Heads of Emiratisation / Nationalisation  Heads of Recruitment / Talent Acquisition  Heads of Talent Management / Training Welcome Note Partnerships Align Your Organisation with the Initiatives of the UAE Federal Government in Human Capital Partnering with the Forum will show extended support and commitment to developing national human capital and business capabilities and will align with and contribute to the UAE National Agenda. It will establish your business as a market leading brand in nationalisation and creates a strong image of your company’s commitment to the community. The Forum also presents an ideal opportunity to start new relationships or develop existing ones with public sector HR executives and business leaders. A limited number of partnership and exhibition opportunities are available. Contact Ben Jones for details on tailored packages to meet your needs on +971 4 407 2432 or partnerships@fahrforum.com
  3. 3. 09.00 Registration and Networking 10.00 UAE National Anthem followed by Opening Remarks 10.15 FAHR Welcome Address followed by Key Sponsor Recognition HE Humaid Al Qatami, UAE Minister of Education Chairman, Federal Authority for Government Human Resources HE Humaid Al Qatami was appointed Minister of Education in May 2009 and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources in the same year. He was previously Minister of Health from 2006 - 2009. He obtained his masters in administration from Western Michigan University, USA. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance as well as the Sharjah Voluntary Award. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Emirates Transport. 10.30 Culture, Values and Change: The Nature of Transformational Leadership Lord Ian Blair of Boughton Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police (2005 – 2008) Lord Blair was appointed Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police just months before the 2005 terrorist attacks in London. His tenure as Britain’s top police officer was marked by change and turmoil in the force. Lord Blair’s police career spanned 35 years and included several senior leadership positions. He was one of the architects of the community support officer scheme and changes in neighbourhood policing. He found himself at the centre of a number of political controversies, but significantly he also presided over an overall fall in London crime rates and a nationwide overhaul of counter-terrorism strategy. Lord Blair is now co-director of a training programme for senior police officers and writes regularly for the likes of Prospect and New Statesman. He has a long and established portfolio of public speaking and lectures including the Dimbleby Lecture in 2005 and speeches for the public and private sectors. 11.30 Interview with Lord Ian Blair 11.45 Morning Networking Break 12.15 The New Talent Realities for the GCC: What Expo 2020 Means for Talent With the UAE gearing up to host the world-class event, and an expected 250,000 job opportunities to be created, there will be a ripple effect on the entire region. One of the major implications will be on attracting and retaining talent. This session forecasts the future talent trends in the UAE and wider GCC for 2020. David Jones and Radhika Punshi, Authors of “Unlocking the Paradox of Plenty” 12.45 Nationalisation and the Retention Challenge: Debating Strategies to Retain National Talent • Why do Nationals leave? Challenging the belief that money is the main driver behind high turn-over • How understanding values and culture can contribute to retention strategies • If it is not the money, can development programmes be the key to retaining a National workforce? • Reviewing best practices in retention programmes from public and private sectors Ahmad Al-Doobi, VP – Talent Management, Etisalat Abdulrahman Saqr, SVP – Human Resources, First Gulf Bank Mohamed Al Qedrah, Head of National Initiatives, Standard Chartered Bank Abdullah Alhomeadan, Assistant CEO, STC Group Moderated by: Essa Al Mulla, ‎Deputy Director, Emirates National Development Programme 13.30 Networking Lunch 14.30 Developing Leadership Pipelines In the GCC for Sustainable Growth • Developing leadership behaviours aligned to organisation’s vision, values and culture • Understanding the lifecycle of leadership – identify potential and future leaders, assessing leadership skills and developing and measuring capabilities • Integrating future business ambitions into the set of competences equipping National leaders 15.00 The Tip Of The Iceberg: Identifying and Developing High-Potential Talent for Business Growth • What HiPo programmes can do and the process of identifying High Potentials • Preparing managers to drive stronger employee engagement with High Potentials • Development strategies focusing on big bets to develop their personal brand and truly stand out • Defining the role of HR in supporting the process Fareda Abdullah, VP - Human Capital and Corporate Communications, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures 15.45 Close of Day One www.fahrforum.com Day One Tuesday 29 April 2014
  4. 4. Day Two Wednesday 30 April 2014 08.30 Registration and Networking 09.30 Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in the Public Sector Based on his book “Engaging Government Employees” the first to focus specifically on the challenges of improving engagement in the unique environment of government and public sector organisations, Robert will discuss how to improve employee engagement in including: • What employee engagement is and why it matters, particularly in public sector settings • How to measure engagement, and analyse and act on engagement survey results • The key drivers of employee engagement • What public sector organisations have done to improve and sustain engagement Robert Lavigna Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of HR at University of Wisconsin, USA Bob Lavigna has more than 30 years of experience leading public sector HR organisations and programmes. As Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR, he directs the full range of centralised HR activities for a university ranked among the world’s top 25 research institutions and has more than 29,000 employees.Bob was previously Vice President of the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving HR effectiveness in government. He is a past president of the International Public Management Association for HR. 10.30 Creating an Effective Performance Management Culture • What causes a culture where appraisals and performance management process are not valued nor undertaken consistently • Turning mind-sets around to leverage and improve performance outcomes for the organisation • Engaging line managers and the workforce to foster a culture of quality performance feedback Meshari Al Bannai, VP Human Resources, Dubai Airports 11.00 Morning Networking Break 11.30 A Journey of Change: HR‘s Role in Sustaining Change for Successful Talent Strategy Execution • Outlining the broader definition of change management • Assessing readiness levels to change and developing capabilities to bridge the gaps • Ensuring all stakeholders understand where the organisation is and what it is changing to with target results • Discussing the role of business leaders in sustaining change and how HR can support the drive Hosam Al-Yousof, Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff, National Commercial Bank 12.00 Employee Engagement: Moving Beyond Satisfaction Measurement to Strategic Alignment • Reviewing the strategic benefits of a highly engaged workforce • Understanding the need for a behavioural based engagement strategy • Aligning your engagement programme with your strategy to gain cultural insights to drive change • Exploring the need for a communication strategy to support engagement initiatives - getting line managers on board Dana Al Hafeed, Vice President – Human Resources META, Mars 12.30 Succession Planning in the Public Sector: Managing Internal Pools of Talent • Developing an internal talent pipeline and a multi-skilled agile workforce • Aligning succession planning to your people strategy with talent predication tools • Mitigating flat structures in the public sector: horizontal movement and redefining hierarchies 13.00 Afternoon Networking Break Book Signing Session with Robert Lavigna First 20 Delegates to Book Receive A Free Copy of Robert Lavigna’s “Engaging Government Employee” 13.30 From Front Line to Bottom Line: Linking Individual Performance to Organisational Objectives • Bridging the disconnect between organisation vision and the work on the front line • Translating corporate objectives into meaningful individual performance goals • Putting performance planning programs to work in an approach that drives improved performance Othman Al-Haddi, Chief HR Officer, Saudi Binladin Group 14.00 Employee Wellness: Can It Be the Secret To Improving Performance and Preventing Absenteeism? • Preventing absenteeism through effective employee welfare and health programmes – making the business case • Creating an organizational culture that promotes health and wellness • Ensuring HR and organisations processes and operation promote health and wellness • Working with rewards, insurance providers, line managers and finance for a successful programme Mansoor Anwar, Director - Medical & Occupational Health, du 14.30 Linking Human Capital Management to Business Performance • Measuring output of people resources against business objectives to drive optimum business performance and efficiency • Setting organisational KPIs and cascading them down to divisional and individual levels • Pay-for-performance: integrating organisational performance goals with the pay and reward mechanism Ergham Albachir, Head of HR, Waha Capital 15.00 Lunch and Close of Forum www.fahrforum.com www.fahrforum.com register@iirme.com IIR Holdings Ltd. P.O Box 9428, Dubai, UAE +971 4 335 2437 a.watts@iirme.com+971 4 335 2483 +971 4 335 2438 Five Easy Ways to Register / ‫للتسجيل‬ ‫سهلة‬ ‫طرق‬ ‫خمس‬ GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ‫الــكــبــيــرة‬ ‫لــلــوفــود‬ ‫خــصـومــات‬
  5. 5. DELEGATE DETAILS First Name: Surname: Job Title: Company: Address: Postal Code: Country: City: Tel: Mobile: Fax: Email: PAYMENTS A confirmation letter and invoice will be sent upon receipt of your registration. Please note that full payment must be received prior to the event. Only those delegates whose fees have been paid in full will be admitted to the event. CANCELLATION If you are unable to attend, a substitute delegate will be welcome in your place. Registrations cancelled more than 7 days before the Event are subject to a $200 administration charge. Registration fees for registrations cancelled 7 days or less before the Event must be paid in full. Substitutions are welcome at any time. All registrations are subject to acceptance by IIR which will be confirmed to you in writing. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and IIR reserves the right to alter the venue and/or speakers or topics. AVOID VISA DELAYS – BOOK NOW Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE ‫الــكــبــيــرة‬ ‫لــلــوفــود‬ ‫خــصـومــات‬ a.watts@iirme.com+971 4 335 2483 O J AY2026 EVENT VENUE: Sheikh Rashid Hall Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre Dubai, UAE ACCOMMODATION DETAILS We highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the IIR Hospitality Desk for assistance on: Tel: +971 4 407 2693 Fax: +971 4 407 2517 Email: hospitality@iirme.com HR Human ResourcesLK/RB Conference fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance by email. All registrations are subject to our terms and conditions which are available at www.iirme.com/terms. Please read them as they include important information. By submitting your registration you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions in full. Simultaneous Translation Available ‫المؤتمر‬ ‫في‬ ‫الفورية‬ ‫الترجمة‬ ‫تتوفر‬ 29 – 30 April 2014 Sheikh Rashid Hall • Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre ‫الـمـعـارض‬ ‫و‬ ‫لـلـمـؤتـمـرات‬ ‫الدولي‬ ‫دبـي‬ ‫مـركـز‬ • ‫راشـد‬ ‫الشيـخ‬ ‫قـاعـة‬ #FAHRforum www.fahrforum.com register@iirme.com IIR Holdings Ltd. P.O Box 9428, Dubai, UAE +971 4 335 2437 +971 4 335 2438 Five Easy Ways to Register / ‫للتسجيل‬ ‫سهلة‬ ‫طرق‬ ‫خمس‬ The FAHR International Forum ‫الدولي‬ ‫البشرية‬ ‫الموارد‬ ‫مؤتمر‬ 29 - 30 April 2014 Book Before ‫قبل‬ ‫احجز‬ 17 February 2014 Book Before ‫قبل‬ ‫احجز‬ 24 March 2014 Final Price ‫النهائية‬ ‫الكلفة‬ 24 March 2014 1 delegate ‫واحد‬ ‫موفد‬ AED 2,499 Save 1,000 AED 2,999 Save 500 AED 3,499 5 delegates or more (each) )‫الواحد‬ ‫(للموفد‬ ‫أكثر‬ ‫أو‬ ‫موفدين‬ 5 AED 1,999 Save 1,500 AED 2,399 Save 1,100 AED 2,799 Save 700