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Monday, November 16

10:00 GMT+04

Decision Making in the New Age: How to take Effective and Strategic Decisions

Taking strategic decisions is massively challenging in this highly interconnected and fast-changing world. Getting it right or wrong can have serious and far-reaching consequences, which reach far beyond the decision-makers themselves. The purpose of this session is to help individuals and organisations to improve their decision-making. It covers some of the major reasons why your decisions do not always turn out the way you had anticipated or wished for; and then looks at the key habits that will help you in increasing the probability of arriving at the right outcome.

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Simon Gifford

Adjunct Professor of Strategy, IE Business School
Simon has 30 years of business experience, most of which has been dedicated to strategy consulting with a focus on strategic decision making where he has worked with large corporates around the world. He currently delivers this consulting through his company: Genesis Management Consulting... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 10:00 - 10:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 1

12:00 GMT+04

Mindful Listening for Leaders: Practical Tools For Engaging Those Around You
Research identifies one skill as utterly critical for the leader wishing to engage people for greater productivity – effective active listening. Every leader knows this intuitively, but few of us are as good with this key skill as we could be. In this experiential workshop, Deiric will teach you a practical approach to listening mindfully and bringing empathy to your interpersonal communications – in this brief session you’ll learn, and practice, a valuable practical tool you can apply immediately to making a more engaging impression upon those who work for you, and with you.

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Deiric McCann

Executive Vice President, Profiles International
Deiric is Executive Vice President for Profiles International. He authored 4 books: Leadership Charisma, Winning Business Proposals, The Customer Continuum and co-authored 40 Strategies for Winning Business and has had more than 1,000 articles published worldwide. As a Profiles... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 12:00 - 12:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 2

13:00 GMT+04

Challenging Conventional HR Thinking in the Middle East

This session discusses the unconventional HR approaches at Tanfeeth and how the business has benefitted from them. Tanfeeth's CEO will showcase how they use a scientific approach applying analytics to test and challenge HR thinking. You will hear examples on how Tanfeeth is challenging notions of “HR norms” including standardisation and the successful (and unsuccessful) new approaches they have taken in HR and the lessons learnt. Suhail will inspire HR leaders within the region to push beyond HR norms and discover new and different ways to approach HR practices and strategy.

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Hessa Al Ghurair

Chief People Officer, Tanfeeth
Hessa is a member of the Executive Committee as Chief People Officer for Tanfeeth; the GCC’s first-ever Shared Services organization and fully owned subsidiary of Emirates NBD.  Hessa has established and drives the HR function for Tanfeeth and demonstrates capability in leveraging... Read More →

Monday November 16, 2015 13:00 - 13:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 2
Tuesday, November 17

12:00 GMT+04

Situational Leadership® to Drive Behavioural Change and Increase Productivity
With over 14 million leaders trained, Situational Leadership® is the most successful and widely adopted leadership model available. Situational Leadership® transcends cultural and generational differences and equips leaders around the globe with the skills necessary to address their most pressing business challenges, drive behavioural change and increase productivity. Situational Leadership® achieves these goals by stressing practical application and simplicity through four easy steps. Attend this session to learn more about the steps and leave with an understanding of the importance of ‘Situational Leadership’ in influencing and getting the best out of others.

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May Jabri

Senior Consulting Partner, Qiyada Middle East
May is an enthusiastic, motivated and caring bilingual learning and teaching professional, with extensive experience of people management, HR and English language teaching. She has been working in learning and development for 25 years and gained a broad international management and... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 12:00 - 12:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 1

13:00 GMT+04

Sustaining Competitive Advantage by Building Culture of Innovation

How sustainable is your competitive advantage in the times of great change.  How should leaders think about strategy and what can HR do about it? Is Innovation an answer to the problem? Innovation is a core capability that firms need to sustain competitive advantage and grow. It is a skill that can be learned, practiced and mastered. It can be made a part of a firm’s culture. But doing this is hard. It requires openness to disciplined experimentation and uncertainty. It requires looking at customers and markets in new ways. It requires an ability to simultaneously scale today’s business model while directing resources to discover tomorrow’s. Most of all, it requires a willingness to challenge the assumptions that may have made the company successful in the first place. Delegates will get a perspective where they will be exposed to an idea that innovation is not just a capability but also a way of managing business.  

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Taimur Kiddie

Director – Middle East, BTS
Taimur is the BTS Director for Middle East & Africa. In this capacity, he manages the BTS operations across Middle East, Iran and Pakistan, handling client relationships in addition to designing and facilitating strategic execution and business transformation programs. Taimur has... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 13:00 - 13:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 1

14:15 GMT+04

The 5 Drivers Checklist for Leadership Development

Why do organisations invest in Leadership Development? This session will explore the organisational drivers for leadership training. It will walk you through setup to setdown. What do you need to do before you start? What do you need to think about when it’s running? How to embed, keep the pace, energy and expectations. Iona will share her own experiences of leadership development activities that have worked well; those that worked less well and what we can learn from these mini-cases.

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Iona Thomson

Client Director, Executive Education, Cass Business School
Iona has 10 years’ experience in Executive Education, having worked at Warwick and Cambridge Judge Business Schools before joining Sir John Cass Business School in London. From a family of educators, she found her passion for education and development in higher education. Role focus... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 14:15 - 15:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 2

15:15 GMT+04

From Aspiration to Achievement: How Strengths Accelerate Performance
The session introduces a powerful new approach that supports line managers to achieve high employee and team performance in today’s hypercompetitive and uncertain environment. The session is based on the latest theory, research, and practice from the fast-growing field of positive psychology. You will develop a clear roadmap for applying the strengths-based approach to accelerate employees’ energy, performance and confidence. You will discover refreshingly new ways of understanding and addressing performance blockers, risks and weaker areas in a way that is both empowering and effective. Lastly, you will find out how culturally a positive psychology approach enables feedback that leads to high performance.

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Michael Moran

Founder and CEO, 10Eighty
Michael has over 30 years’ experience in leadership development, coaching, organisational change and talent management across multiple sectors and geographies. He has worked with a wide range of UK and international brands including Bank of America, Balfour Beatty, Deutsche Bank... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2015 15:15 - 16:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 1
Wednesday, November 18

10:00 GMT+04

Leadership – Walking on a Needle’s Edge

You might think leadership is hard. You probably have a few questions going on right now: "Where do I start? What processes to use? How to gain influence? How to develop my team? How do I turn followers into leaders and non believers into believers?" By attending this unique and interactive experience, you will get the answers to those questions and reach a better understanding of the purpose of leadership and the importance of your personal development to your personal and professional success.

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Youssef Salloum

Human Resources Director, Goodyear MEA
Youssef Salloum is a respected educator on personal development & leadership delivering the breakthrough courses Leadership Awakening & Art of Leadership. His purpose is to develop people & organizations by sharing his knowledge with those that have a passion to succeed. He has... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:00 - 10:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

11:00 GMT+04

The Impact of Chinese Organisations Going Global - Lessons for the GCC

China has recently emerged as the world's second largest economy; some are projecting China to overtake the US as the world's largest economy by 2030. While it is commonly known that China has become the manufacturing epicenter of global production, what may not be as well-known is the number of Chinese companies that are expanding their operations outside of China. Using real world case studies with an emphasis on the strategic and HR implications, Dr. Ran will outline some of the expected and perhaps unexpected behaviors these new Chinese multinationals engage in when they set up operations abroad. 

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Patrick Ran

Dr. Ran is in charge of SHRM’s business development and operation in the Greater China region, with responsibilities including establishing and implementing business strategy, developing effective relationships with the government, business, academic and professional world, and... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:00 - 11:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

13:00 GMT+04

The 3 Brains of Leadership
In the increasingly complex and volatile business environments, leaders who are unable to tap into and harness their full intuitive and innate intelligence of their multiple brains (head, heart and gut brains aligned together) are at a distinct disadvantage. The new field emerging in leadership development is known as mBIT (multiple brain integration techniques). The purpose of this session is for delegates to explore and experience this new ‘technology’ for themselves and uncover new ways to support leaders in their organisations to make optimal decisions as well as solving complex problems effectively

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Veronica Munro

International Executive Coach, Business Performance Facilitator
Veronica Munro is a highly respected International strategic Executive C-suite Coach and senior business Performance Specialist / Facilitator who has worked with over 100 CEOs and country, regional and global teams across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Pakistan, Europe and the Americas... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 13:00 - 13:45 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

14:15 GMT+04

Innate Leadership: How to 'Be Yourself' as a Leader

All Leadership Research aims to identify 'what makes a Leader' and often provides insightful outcomes. Most of us try to follow these research findings. However, following a recipe does not always work. Applying certain behaviors, especially if far from our preferences, is difficult to sustain over time. What if you could identify and leverage what makes you really unique as a Leader, instead of trying hard to follow a specific recipe? Innate Leadership is about discovering and utilizing your innate strengths. In this session you will leverage the depth of Archetypes when exploring your own unique Leadership style.

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Vasileios Chantziaras

Managing Director, Self Transformed
Vassilis is the Founder & Managing Director of Self Transformed Ltd. He has been a professional Coach and a Trainer since 2004. He is a certified Coach, MBTI & HeartMath Practitioner. He is involved in various Leadership & Development  assignments from U.S. to India. In the course... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 14:15 - 15:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 3

15:15 GMT+04

How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce in the GCC
GCC business leaders will find themselves managing three generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y. As each generation cohort has different leadership style then others, the leader has to equip himself/herself with tools that assist in managing the multigenerational employees in a motivated manner. During this session, the presenter will provide up-to-date leadership styles that would be used to manage each generation of employees by concentrating on their values and characteristics in the workplace.

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Raed Almubarak

Chief of Training, Electricity and Water Authority
He is a member of American Talent Associate and certified for creating new managers training programs in 2014 from US. Raed worked in Canada as business consultant and business developer for different businesses. He graduated from King Saud University as planComputer Engineer then... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 15:15 - 16:00 GMT+04
Seminar Room 2

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