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HR Summit & Expo Workshops

3 DAYS. 11 WORKSHOPS. UPTO 18 CPD POINTS. ATD, ROI & SHRM CERTIFICATES.

Maximise your learning value and help drive even more business impact with our 11 certified workshops in 2018!

Pre-Summit Workshops

A: HR Business Partners – I Enhancing Your Strategic Contributions

Saturday, 10 November 2018

This session will help the candidates develop the necessary skills to become an effective HR business partner (HRBP) and maximize the value of HR in their organisation. Delegates can explore the positive impact of the HRBP role and how use of an HRBP structure improves HR services across organizations. It will also enable them to analyse case studies and engage in group discussions to enhance their consulting skills, business acumen, and ability to strategically contribute to organizational goals. They will be able to develop a business case and implementation plan.

Led By:
Dr. Todd Brodie, SHRMSCP, Adjunct Faculty, SHRM

B. Measuring Return on Investment (RoI) for Learning Requirements of High- Performing Teams (2-day workshop)

10 - 11 November 2018

The most frequent challenge a learning and talent development professional faces are identifying the most effective way to measure the success and impact of learning programmes. There is no one-size-fits-all approach that works best for evaluating learning programs. In this interactive, two-day course, you will learn a holistic approach to a return on investment model for entire teams—a results-based method for measuring and evaluating training programs connecting your learning investment to the business bottom line as well as converting improvement into money.

Led By:
Dr. Patti Phillips, President & CEO, The ROI Institute

C: Getting HR Right: Size, Structure, Strategy, Activities, Services & Partnerships

Saturday, 10 November 2018

This intense one-day workshop is suitable for all HR Generalists and HRBPs who are responsible for organising departments and teams. It covers best practice and essential skills making it ideal for all levels from managerial to Director/VP level. Learning objectives:


  • COEs (Centres of Excellence) and how big they should be: talent acquisition requirement, L&D, training, OD, performance management, policies & procedures
  • Identify HR service areas and operations: HRBPs, employee relations, employee welfare, C&B
  • How to deliver HR services: communication strategy and role of HRBPs

Led By:
Robert Mosley, Global Remuneration Expert and HR Consultant, CEO of Lemon Pip Consulting Limited Formerly SVP HR, Emirates Group

D: Aligning Learning and Talent Development with Strategic Business Objectives

Saturday, 10 November 2018

This workshop will help participants understand and explore ways to define and measure happiness at the workplace. It will focus on discovering the relationship between happiness, productivity and engagement. Participants will learn how to create an environment where each employee becomes a catalyst of happiness and how they can increase their organisation’s competitive advantage through happiness at work.

Led By:
Seema Menon, Certified ATD Trainer, MD and Founder, CALM Worldwide (Center for Action in Learning Management)

E: HR Business Partners – II Consulting Skills Implementati

Sunday, 11 November 2018

This workshop will enable you to heighten your HR business partner (HRBP) skills to better align initiatives with the organization’s strategic direction. It will help you practice HRBP methods to develop and manage relationships, communicate with impact, coach leaders, effectively facilitate discussions, and drive business results in your organization. Through an integrated case study, you will be able to identify initiatives that address the needs of your organization while practicing coaching, communication, and change leadership skills.

Led By:
Dr. Todd Brodie, SHRMSCP, Adjunct Faculty, SHRM

F: Strategic HR: Delivering Business Results

Sunday, 11 November 2018

This workshop will share realworld methods and examples real-world examples of effective organisational and HR strategy. Participants will learn how to leverage information and create a wholly aligned HR strategy and implementation plan for their business. It will also help participants in understanding and leading the implementation plan of HR strategy in their business using case studies and group discussions.

Led By:
Stewart McNair, SHRMSCP, Senior Trainer, SHRM (MENA)

Post-Summit Workshops

G: Business Acumen for HR Professionals

Business Acumen is probably one of the most critical skills required by professionals in the 21st century. This is why SHRM itself has embedded it into its certification body of competencies and knowledge and why it is a skill HR professional look for while selecting ideal candidates but also focus on in training & development. This workshop is a practical workshop on understanding your business and how this helps add value. It assists HR related individuals as a strategic thinking process. It is extremely helpful in understanding how a business can be analysed; identify and know which steps are required and what kind of strategic tactics are required to effectively plan ahead in based on capabilities, KPI’s, market trends, environmental scanning and analysing any operation from an ‘outside – in’ perspective. 

Led By:
Dr. Constantine Kiritsis, SHRM-SCP, Managing Director, StudySmart, Greece SHRM Partner

H: Maximising Corporate Learning Impact on the Bottom-Line

We all say we want learning to impact the bottom line, but this is easier said than done. To make a genuine different in an organisation, talent development professionals need to understand what the ultimate business goal is for the organisation. This ATD program will introduce you to a simple scalable method that leads to meaningful human performance improvement. We will look at what impacts performance, how to move your client away from a wants-based to a-results based approach, distinguish accomplishments from behaviors, and articulate the three performance levels. After this workshop you will be able to:

  • Articulate meaningful business goals
  • Link goals to human performance
  • Distinguish between accomplishments and behaviors
  • Describe the three levels of performance

Led By:
Elizabeth Hannah, Head of EducationMENA, Association for Talent Development (ATD)

I: Death of Performance Appraisals: Bye Bye to KPIs and Hello to MSCs

This intense one-day boot camp is suitable for all C&B, HR Generalists and HRBPs who get involved in managing performance and remuneration. It covers best practice and essential skills making it ideal for all levels from managerial to Director/VP level. Learning objectives:

  • The three essential components of Performance Management (OCD)
  • Best practices in Goal Settings (Objectives) and Managing Behaviours (Competencies) from monthly MSCs, annual KPIs, performance appraisal cycle and KRAs.
  • Managing performance ratings and performance distribution curves
  • Managing the annual merit-pay review process and linking pay reviews with business performance
  • Managing the annual short-term bonus process and linking bonuses with performance

Led By:
Robert Mosley, Global Remuneration Expert and HR Consultant, CEO of Lemon Pip Consulting Limited (UK, GCC & Asia) Formerly SVP Human Resources, Emirates Group

J: Change Management: Leading Successful Transformations

HR professionals involved in organizational initiatives know managing change has become an essential part of their jobs. In this seminar, learn the keys to guiding change in your organization from a facilitator that has led large, complex and global change initiatives across 9 countries. Learn why many change initiatives fail and what change practitioners can due to ensure the change initiative is successful. As part of this seminar, you will learn common barriers (such as resistance), useful techniques, and practice guidelines for facilitating change to enable business success.

Led By:
Trent Burner, SHRM-SCP VP – Research, SHRM