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SHRM NxT 2020

Fueling your Future Workplaces

23rd and 24th November 2020
Virtual Conference 

Time: 8.15AM – 1.15PM (UAE Time)

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About SHRM NxT 2020

23rd & 24th November 2020 | Virtual Conference
Inspiring Speakers. Comprehensive Learnings. Boundless Connections

SHRM NxT 2020 is more than just a conference. It is two days of learning and inspiration. SHRM NxT 2020 provides a platform for the HR community to come together virtually and reflect on the lessons learned from this past year, while sharing some industry insights, new perspectives, as well as prepare for 2021.

Here are the top 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on this exclusive SHRM NxT 2020 virtual conference.

HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS

SHRM NxT 2020 speakers are proven business leaders, strategists, practitioners and peers. Be inspired by their unique insights into the tried-n-true, yet innovative new HR practices that will change how the world does business.

LEARN SKILLS AND STAY UP-TO-DATE

No matter how long you’ve been in HR or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you can learn. You’ll hear the latest trends, strategies in HR, gain tangible tools and resources that you can take back to the office to use right away.

MASTERCLASSES

The Masterclasses at SHRM NxT 2020 are designed to give you hands-on, practical, easy to apply knowledge and skills that you can immediately put into practice.

GAIN RE-CERTIFICATION CREDITS

Obtain some event exclusive re-certification’s credits/PDC’s, just by simply attending the SHRM NXT 2020 conference.

BUILD YOUR NETWORK OF PEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The number one reason professionals attend conferences is for networking and connecting; SHRM NxT 2020 is no different. When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas and validate or even look from a new perspective.

What can you expect at the Virtual conference?

  • 2 Days virtual conference with four focused conclaves
  • 20 hours of Unparalleled Learning
  • 20+ Global and Regional Speakers
  • Earn up to 15-18 PDCs for the conference
  • 14+ Knowledge Sessions
  • Virtual exposition
  • 500+ attendees from GCC Region
  • 50+ CXOs
  • Fun and engagement activities and Virtual Happy hours
  • Interactive and Engaging experience

SHRM NxT Speakers

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

[President & CEO, SHRM]

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith

#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach, NYT Bestselling Author

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy

Marc Effron

Marc Effron

President at The Talent Strategy

Achal Khanna

Achal Khanna

CEO - SHRM India and Business Head - APAC & MENA at SHRM

Dr. Alexander Alonso

Dr. Alexander Alonso

Ph.D, SHRM-SCP, Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

Chief of Staff & Head, Government Affairs, SHRM

Emad Al-Ablani

Emad Al-Ablani

GM - Head, Group HR, National Bank of Kuwait

Andrew Stotter-Brooks

Andrew Stotter-Brooks

VP Learning & Development, Etihad Aviation Group

Rizwan Masood Raja

Rizwan Masood Raja

SVP & Chief People Officer at Engro Corporation

Eva Mattheeussen

Eva Mattheeussen

Head of HR, DHL Global Forwarding

Zarina Zeynalova

Zarina Zeynalova

Group CHRO, Pasha Construction

SHRM NxT Agenda

Day 1 | 23 November 2020

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM | Welcome Address

Welcome note by

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.,
President & CEO, SHRM

Johnny C. Taylor

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM | Keynote Session

Leadership and future of work go hand-in-hand. Having sailed through a challenging year, people leaders, managers, as well as workforce had to imbibe several behavioral changes which will prove beneficial as we continue innovating nature of work and workforce. In this session, Dr. Goldsmith talks about overcoming those “triggers” and enacting meaningful changes to enable impactful leadership.

Competencies: Leadership & Navigation Business Acumen

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith
#1 Leadership Thinker, Exec Coach,
NYT Bestselling Author

9:30 AM to 10:10 AM | Panel Discussion

The rate at which the business environment is changing, especially during a very challenging 2020, has made it imperative for HR leaders and professionals to remain agile and adopt approaches on the go. As we all start planning for the “new” future of workers and workplaces, HR is expected to hasten their transition to a truly strategic function. In this panel of industry experts and HR leaders, learn about the vision in which organizations and HR departments are moving to lead on the “new” future of HR.

Competencies: Critical Evaluation Business Acumen Leadership & Navigation

Emad Al Ablani

Emad Al Ablani
GM, National Bank of Kuwait

Rizwan Masood Raja

Rizwan Masood Raja
SVP & Chief People Officer at Engro Corporation

 

10:10 AM to 10:30 AM | Case Study

Driving Business Success with Workplace Flexibility

 As some of us were forced to adopt the option or remote working, we have all come to a realization that jobs we used to assume had to be done on-site can in fact be done remotely. Join us for a case study on how a leading organization has adopted workplace flexibility and has successfully built the case for it whileattract and retain competitive talent.

Competencies: Communication Business Acumen Leadership & Navigation

10:10 AM to 10:30 AM | Employee Engagement 2.0

Creating a Culture of Well-Being

Over the last few months, promoting wellness and engagement has proved to be the most important KPI for HR and people managers. It is employers’ key responsibility to focus on well-being of the employees who continue to work remotely and the ones who have returned to work in midst of the new norm. In this candid conversation with a known HR leader, find out why is it crucial for organizations to embed employee well-being within their culture as well as why is now an important time to re-evaluate engagement drives.

Competencies: Relationship Management Communication

Emily M. Dickens

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

Chief of Staff & Head, Government Affairs, SHRM

11:10 AM to 11:30 AM | Networking Break

12:15 AM to 12:45 AM | Panel Discussion

When disaster strikes your business, there are significant HR & leadership issues to handle. The current health pandemic changed the realities of our personal & business lives. SHRM research showed that only 34% of the organizations had an emergency preparedness plan prior to the onset of this pandemic. Join us for a panel of leaders who have sailed through tough times, as they share their experiences on how business leaders should continue refining their plans, apply the lessons learned to our BCP and stay prepared should the unthinkable happen again.

Competencies: HR Expertise Critical Evaluation Leadership & Navigation

12:45 AM to 1:10 AM | Closing Keynote

1:10 AM to 1:15 AM | Wrap-up Sessions | Closing Remarks

1:10 AM to 2:00 AM | Lunch Break & Networking

Day 2 | 24 November 2020

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM | Welcome Address

Welcome Back

Achal Khanna,
Business Head for MENA & APAC, CEO for India, SHRM

Achal Khanna

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM | Keynote Session

TBA

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM | Fireside Chat: The CEO/CHRO Partnership

In recent years, CEOs have transitioned to become people leaders than just strategy chiefs. Similarly, CHROs are slowly and steadily managing to get a seat on the decision-making table of an organization. Being lonely at the top can become a real challenge. In such scenarios, should CEO turn to the CHRO for solutions and should the CHRO take the lead of providing business leadership suggestion to the CEO? In this fireside chat, hear from a leading CEO and CHRO on their thoughts about development of this important partnership.

Relationship Management Leadership & Navigation

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
President & CEO, SHRM

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM | Speaking Session

Emerging Trends in Performance Management & Compensation

Performance management has undergone several iterations over the past few years. Annual appraisals are falling out as more frequent, candid feedbacks are being encouraged across organizations. Join SHRM’s Chief Knowledge Officer to learn about some of the current and future trends of performance and rewards management, how pay-for-performance will become critical in new norm of workplaces, and how can organizations utilize these as empowerment tools.

Critical Evaluation Business Acumen Consultation

Dr. Alex Alonso

Dr. Alex Alonso
Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM

10:30 AM to 11:10 AM | Panel Discussion

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: Leadership and Culture Lessons from 2020

The 2020 global issues have sent a clear message to the corporate world that employers need to take a deeper interest in their organizational culture. With a distributed workforce outside four walls of physical offices, leadership is posed with a challenge of maintaining company culture and driving innovation. Join a panel of HR and business leaders as they discuss how agility is becoming the key, what changes are here to stay, and what is needed from the leadership today to not find their business in a situation like what they faced during the pandemic.

Relationship Management Ethical Practice Leadership & Navigation

 

11:10 AM to 11:30 AM | Networking Break

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM | Speaking Session

The Upskilling Imperative: A Growing Concern About Skills

Business and HR leaders view the skills shortage as a top concern that needs to be addressed. The past few months have left many workers unemployed and concerned about their skills as business are moving ahead amidst the pandemic. Resilience has been the key to survival which has forced leaders to consider a broader view on talent. Hear from an HR leader about how organizations are rethinking L&D to upskill and reskill their talent and how are leaders preparing their workforce to gear up for new challenges of the future.

Consultation Business Acumen

Andrew Stotter

Andrew Stotter
VP L&D, Etihad Aviation Group

12:00 PM to 12:15 PM | Smart Stage Presentation: SHRM Certifications

TBA

12:15 PM to 12:45 PM | Candid Conversation The 3 Ps of HR: People, Purpose & Passion

Organizations have had enough evidences that it is truly passion which shapes the purpose – both in personal and professional life. And people are treasurers of this passion. The success of vision and mission of any organization depends on the people that the organization partners with. This was evident during the turbulent and testing times that all businesses went through in 2020. Join this candid conversation with industry experts where they validate the importance of the philosophy 3 Ps, not just for HR, but also for leadership.

Relationship Management Leadership & Navigation

12:45 PM to 1:10 PM | Closing Keynote

Leveraging Tech & Data: Managing a Distributed Workforce and Global Uncertainity

 Organizations globally are experiencing unprecedented workforce disruption and CHROs are pushed to rise to the challenge. There lies the necessity to empower and protect people while ensuring business continuity – and technology has been the only salvage through out it all. Join us for this session as our esteemed key note speaker shares some insights on how tech and data have helped organizations and R Leaders turn a massive challenge into a meaningful change.

Critical Evaluation Global & Cultural Effectiveness Leadership & Navigation

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin
Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy

1:15 PM to 1:15 PM | Wrap-up Session | Closing Remarks

Key takeaways & thank you note

1:10 PM to 2:00 PM | Lunch Break & Networking

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