The GOV HR Summit set to inspire and develop national talent

  • The region’s biggest HR platform to take place on October 30-31, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE

The 5th Annual GOV HR Summit, the regions’ leading Human Resource platform, will once again open its doors to HR leaders from top government, semi government and state owned entities across the GCC, on 30th October 2017 in Abu Dhabi UAE, under the theme “Turning the biggest challenges into the greatest opportunities”.

With an impressive line-up of influential and intellectual international and regional leaders in Human Resources, the summit will kick off with a powerful keynote presentation by Mr. Ray Jefferson, Global Leadership Practitioner, Consultant, Speaker and Former Senate confirmed U.S. Assistant Secretary General for Veteran’s Employment & Training, under US President Barrack Obama.

Highlighting crucial leadership traits, Ray commented, “In my opinion, the best government administrations in the world are led by committed, servant-leaders. Great leaders lead by example, innovate and persevere to create an impact, effectively communicate & connect with their “PEOPLE” and believe in the Power of Being “ONE TEAM.”

Ray’s session titled “Turning the Biggest Challenges into the Greatest Opportunities,” will focus on “The Power of Being a Community of Mutual Support & One Team. The Journey in leadership excellence will continue with Ray’s high impact masterclass on November 1

Ackash Jain, Director, QnA Global, said, “Leaders across the region are working to implement a National Agenda with the primary objective of economic diversification to build a sustainable knowledge-based economy with Human Resources as its backbone. Supporting the vision of the most prudent leaders of the region, the fifth edition of the GOV HR Summit will serve as a high-level, knowledge-sharing platform, bringing together top government leaders and decision makers from across the GCC to share, discuss and showcase their organization’s innovative Human Capital strategy.”

Speaking further on leadership initiatives and empowering the women workforce, Summit speaker Lubna Qassim Executive Vice President, Group Chief General Counsel at Emirates NBD said, “When it comes to empowering women on a professional level in the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai has been a bold game changer. When it comes to education and joining the workforce, women continue to excel. However, one challenge that we face is not having an adequate number of women in the C-suite and as members of the board.”

Emphasizing on the need for nurturing national talent, Mahmood Al Hameli, Senior Vice President, Business Support at Senaat, said: “As a leader within the UAE’s industrial sector, the development of our human capital is of great importance to Senaat and its portfolio companies. Our on-going investment in the training and development of young Emiratis is a vital component of this endeavour, in order to attract and retain the best talent for our group. Senaat is committed to cultivating a workforce armed with the necessary skills to succeed in the ever-changing modern business climate. As such, we are contributing significantly to the long-term vision and economic diversification of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

The summit will feature powerful keynote presentations, panel discussions and round table sessions examining such crucial topics as reinventing Human Capital management; developing compensation strategies to meet the demands of today’s competitive workforce; sharing successful implementation of nationalization initiatives; re-calibrating company culture to support business goals; innovating ways to inspire and motivate the workforce and leveraging technology to make informed decisions on managing talent and engagement.

The two day conference will end with the region’s most prestigious award ceremony, The GCC GOV HR Awards 2017 that recognizes, promotes and rewards excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement of governments, business organizations and individuals who have raised the benchmark of people performance across the region.