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International Conference on Excellence in HR Development for Sustainable Growth

Date: October 11, 2013
Persona: Citizen; Government

GIS – 11 October 2013: Excellence in Human Resource Development (HRD) for Sustainable Growth will be the focus of a two-day international conference which opens on 17 October 2013 at Le Méridien Hotel, organised at the initiative of the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC).
This event will bring together over 200 local and international participants to share valuable HRD perspectives, best practices and insights on dealing with human resource development issues, with focus on how businesses are managing and empowering their people to be successful in times of crisis. The objective is to create a platform to foster sharing of knowledge and best international practices that will contribute towards addressing HR issues at all levels.
Issues ranging from Human Capital development,  HRD trends worldwide, and the HR tools such as talent management, training, performance and productivity to leadership skills and e-learning will be discussed. The discussions coupled with comprehensive presentations will give participants the opportunity to work on the HR strategy to further meet their business needs. On the same occasion participants will have the opportunity to network, connect and engage in new business and research contacts with global partners for future collaboration.
Speakers at the conference include the guest speaker Mr. Pieter Haen, President, World Federation of People Management Associations, and 6 other resource persons renowned worldwide for their wide range of experience in HRD matters, namely Mr. Brad Boyson, Prof. Thomas Garavan, Prof. Venkat Raman, Mr. Andrew Chan, Mr. Anand Pillai and Mr. Bob Morton.
In the context of the conference a Master Class on the theme How can HR have more impact on business?” is scheduled on Wednesday 16 October at CyberTower 1, Ebène . Discussions will cover topics such as the role of HR in an emerging economy like Mauritius and new challenges of HR worldwide.  It will be followed by a Round Table bringing together nine panellists, including selected international and local participants to promote the discussion on human resource development in Mauritius.
The conference will culminate with the prestigious HR Excellence Awards 2013 ceremony during which the winners of the competition will be announced. The HR Excellence Awards is the most prestigious reward to be bestowed upon professionals and organisations in recognition of excellence and best practices in the field of HR. The aim is to raise awareness among employers on the importance of developing and retaining their most valuable asset, that is their employees.
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