Wellbeing at Work event Dubai 2020

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The Wellbeing at Work Event returns for the fourth year in Dubai in March 2020. The event provides HR, Benefit, Reward & Business leaders from all departments with the opportunity to learn from experts and their peers about the latest wellbeing and mental health developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organizational performance in companies across the Middle-East region.

Our 2020 event moved to a new larger venue in Dubai Marina with many new features and attractions for attendees to experience. Join us for a day of informative and experiential wellbeing @ work!

Congratulations on a wonderful and very informative event!

HR & Talent Management Lead, Gulftainer

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn how multinational organizations are creating workplaces that thrive 
  • Leadership panel discussions informing workplace change & mental health solutions
  • Employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • International experts bring best-practise from across the globe
  • Invaluable networking with business leaders 

Thanks for continuing to organize your events in the region. It was really beneficial and interesting to see how the region has matured in driving the Health & Wellness agenda

Head of Organizational Development, MENA, DHL Express

Organizations that prioritise workplace wellbeing out-perform their competitors and thriving workplaces are more profitable and creative so this is an essential must-attend event for those companies who want to succeed!

Join the conversation before the event on InstagramTwitter & Linkedin using #wellbeingatwork

Ryanne Van Der Eijk, CXO, RAKEZ

Ryanne Van Der Eijk, CXO, RAKEZ


Transformational leader, people & results-driven, with a long track record in operations, digital, logistics & customer experience

Matthew Easton, Head of HR, dnata

Matthew Easton, Head of HR, dnata


I believe that “better people make better employees” who in turn deliver high performance and drive bottom line results.

Florencio Padilla, Head of People Experience, Chalhoub

Florencio Padilla, Head of People Experience, Chalhoub


Rhency helps leaders and organisations develop people capability using a wide range of practical interventions

Alan Williamson, CEO, Taaleem Group

Alan Williamson, CEO, Taaleem Group


Alan supervises the strategic direction of Taaleem Group and inspires the leaders of today to become the leaders of tomorrow

Rachel Ellyard, Talent Leader – MENA, EY

Rachel Ellyard, Talent Leader – MENA, EY


Rachel is the MENA Talent Leader, before which she was the MENA Reward and HR Operations Leader.

Pranshul Chauhan, Head Rewards and Strategy, RAK Bank

Pranshul Chauhan, Head Rewards and Strategy, RAK Bank


Human Capital Consultant with many years of consulting experience across HR Strategy Development and Performance

Marco Bannerman, Executive Director – Distribution, MEA, Aetna International

Marco Bannerman, Executive Director – Distribution, MEA, Aetna International


Passionate about our people, driving profitable growth through our key broker partners & improving customer & broker satisfaction

Christine Belanger, Senior Vice President – Platform HC, Alternative Investments & Infrastructure, Mubadala Investment Company (UAE)

Christine Belanger, Senior Vice President – Platform HC, Alternative Investments & Infrastructure, Mubadala Investment Company (UAE)


Christine has 18 years of Human Resources experience within the Governmental, Banking, Engineering and Private Sectors.

Laura Laugier, Regional Director of Training – MENA, Kempinski Hotels

Laura Laugier, Regional Director of Training – MENA, Kempinski Hotels


20 years+ in the hotel business and known for her work developing young talent through Apprenticeship, Internship & Localisation programs

Rainer Iveson, Head of Talent Acquisition, L’Oreal

Rainer Iveson, Head of Talent Acquisition, L’Oreal


Leading the Talent Acquisition for the Middle-East region across the L’Oréal portfolio of brands

Karen Storey, CEO, The Storey Group

Karen Storey, CEO, The Storey Group


An accomplished Change Management & HR professional, with over 20 years MENA consulting experience

Sabahatt Habib, People Director, Eat App

Sabahatt Habib, People Director, Eat App


Experienced People’s Director with a demonstrated history of working in the internet and automotive industry.

Mark Catchlove, Director of Insight Group, Herman Miller

Mark Catchlove, Director of Insight Group, Herman Miller


Responsible for sharing Herman Miller’s Insights into the latest thinking in workplace design and related issues.

Oliver Baxter, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

Oliver Baxter, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller


Commissioning workplace related research and then sharing the results with clients and the Workplace and Design community

Rob Stephenson, Founder InsideOut Leaderboard & CEO, Form

Rob Stephenson, Founder InsideOut Leaderboard & CEO, Form


A strong & personal interest in mental wellbeing & have been inspired to become part of the movement to end the stigma of mental ill-health

Murali Krishnan, Director of Human Resources, Byrne Group

Murali Krishnan, Director of Human Resources, Byrne Group


Murali has extensive knowledge in the principles & practices of human resources, performance management & Employee Development

Dr. Salima Hamouche, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Canadian University Dubai

Dr. Salima Hamouche, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, Canadian University Dubai


Salima is an assistant professor, corporate trainer and consultant at the Canadian University Dubai.

 

 

08:00 – 08:50: Registration and Networking

 

08:50 – 09:00: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mark Catchlove, Director of Insight Group, Herman Miller

 

09:00 – 09:30: Leadership as the Key Driver of Organizational Culture

Leadership is one of the key drivers for your organizational culture, which on its turn largely determines the wellbeing of your employees. In this session Ryanne will share her personal view and experiences and what she is doing to create engagement, that drives outstanding business results.

Ryanne Van Der Eijk, CXO, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

 

09:30 – 09:50: Learning as a Key Driver of the Employee Value Proposition

  • Implementing learning strategies as key enablers of employee happiness and business transformation
  • Developing a culture of learning on a global scale to recruit, retain and attract the best
  • Ensuring learning programmes improve employee resilience by preparing for the skills of tomorrow
  • What can organizations do now to ensure employees are engaged in self-learning?

Laura Laugier, Regional Director of Training – MENA, Kempinski Hotels

 

09:50 – 10:15: Workplace Wellness Initiatives and the Effect on Overall Engagement

  • What strategies promote a culture of wellness to reduce stress?
  • The role of administration in the workplace to ensure stress-reduced environments
  • How do leaders understand the links between stress and physical health?
  • What are the physical effects on employees of stressful workplaces?

Matthew Easton, Head of HR, dnata

 

10:15 – 10:40: Why Psychological Safety Matters in the Workplace?

The highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake. In this presentation Karen Storey will share some thought-provoking insights into why psychological safety matters in the workplace and strategies to both identify when it’s not at the level your people need and strategies to create it.

  • The power of positive emotions
  • What is psychological safety
  • Why it matters to business
  • How to spot the warning signs
  • Strategies to improve psychological safety at work

Karen Story, CEO, The Storey Group

 

10:40 – 11:10: Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

11:10 – 11:45: Panel Debate: Wellbeing as an Integral Part of Culture and Employee Experience

  • How can organizations overcome the negative impact of high levels of stress and fatigue on key employees?
  • Where should organizations begin on the path of wellbeing?
  • How can safe spaces be created to invite a conversation to reduce the stigma of mental health challenges?
  • The impact of Emiratization on employee happiness and wellbeing

Dr. Salima Hamouche, Assistant professor, Faculty of Management, Canadian University Dubai
Rainer Iveson, Head of Talent Acquisition, L’Oreal
Sabahatt Habib, People’s Director, Eat App
Ryanne Van Der Eijk, CXO, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)
Marco Bannerman, Executive Director – Distribution, MEA, Aetna International
Chaired by Mark Catchlove, Director of Insight Group, Herman Miller

 

11:45 – 12:20: Round Table Discussions

The opportunity for delegates to choose a round table discussion of their choice on a specific area of wellbeing @ work for further learning opportunities

 

12:20 – 12:45: A People Experience that Attract and Retains Talent  

  • How can employer use their approach to employee wellbeing as a core part of the talent acquisition strategy?
  • The promotion wellbeing to attract engaged employees who perform at their best every day
  • Wellbeing and retention – how the people experience can boost individual and organizational performance

Florencio Padilla, Head of People Experience, Chalhoub

Pranshul Chauhan, Head Rewards and Strategy, RAK Bank

 

12:45 – 13:05: One powerful question

In his keynote, Rob asks you one question that can change your life. He then helps you answer it honestly and authentically, delving into what might be behind the answer and gives you some tools to take back to you workplace.

Rob Stephenson, Founder, InsideOut

 

13:05 – 14:10: Networking lunch & Energizer Sessions

 

14:10 – 14:35: How to catalyse your workplace for growth

As part of our ongoing investigation into the connections between people, work, and the workplace, we conducted an experiment with 13 organisations around the world. To do this, we partnered with Leesman, a leading independent global benchmarking service.

Our partnership allowed us to measure and validate our Living Office research by comparing it to Leesman’s data from over 340,000 people working in 2,649 offices in 69 countries — the largest collection of workplace effectiveness data in the world.

This vast pool of research shows that when it comes to creating workplaces that are primed for organisational growth, only unique, personalised, research-based environments will do

Oliver Baxter, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

 

14:35 – 15:00: Wellbeing as a Driver of Engagement

  • A framework and approach to engaging employees through an ever-evolving well-being offering
  • Lessons learned on evolving the well-being program
  • How do organizations unlock the real value of initiatives and improve the lives of female employees?

Rachel Ellyard, Talent Leader – MENA, EY

 

15:00 – 15:30: Leadership Strategies to Encourage Healthy Employees and Boost Performance

  • What strategies to improve employee health and wellness are working?
  • What is the cost effectiveness of improving work environments for employees?
  • Activity based working – what strategies help employees balance their work and family lives
  • What is the value of encouraging employees have choice in how they work?

Christine Belanger, SVP Performance Development, Mubadala

 

15.30 – 16.00: Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

16:00 – 16:20: Wellbeing as a Strategic Driver to Attract and Retain Talent 

  • How can employers use their approach to employee wellbeing as a core part of the talent acquisition strategy?
  • The promotion of learning as part of wellbeing to attract engaged employees who perform at their best every day
  • Wellbeing, learning and retention – how combining programs can boost individual and organizational performance

Murali Krishnan, Director of Human Resources, Byrne Group

 

16:20 – 16:45: What Leadership Expects from Corporate Wellness Initiatives

  • What is the connection between business success and employee happiness?
  • Does happiness in the workplace lead to greater productivity?
  • How can organizations transform from stressful environments to creative workplaces?
  • What strategies can be employed by organizations to change their culture?

Alan Williamson, CEO, Taleem Group

 

16:45 – 16:50: Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

16.50 – 18.00: Roof Terrace Reception          

Please join us for some canapés & further networking on the roof terrace to close the conference.  

 

Platinum Partners


Aetna

Aetna

World-class health & wellness benefits provider allowing companies to get the knowledge & tools they need to help build a healthy workforce





Herman Miller

Herman Miller

Inventive designs, technologies and related services that improve the human experience wherever people work, heal, learn and live





The Storey Group

The Storey Group

Bringing together global consulting expertise with game-changing people and culture technology




Event Partners


Altearah

Altearah

French manufacturer of cosmetics and wellness products based on organic essential oils





Beneple

Beneple

HR & Insurance solutions created for the UAE





Flow2thrive

Flow2thrive

flow²thrive is a boutique consulting firm focused on the human side of digital, corporate wellbeing & high performance





Fruitful Day

Fruitful Day

Driven to make your day better, we love delivering the benefits of fresh fruit to your workplace





Havas People UAE

Havas People UAE





Merit Incentive Solutions

Merit Incentive Solutions

Merit Incentives provides gifts, rewards and engagement strategies using innovative technologies in the MENA region





Mental Health Wellbeing @ Work

Mental Health Wellbeing @ Work

Offering regulated and accredited Ofqual and FAA training courses in Mental Health first aid for teams and organizations





Mindfulness Dubai

Mindfulness Dubai

Providing specialised corporate Mindfulness, Resilience & Emotional Intelligence programs for employers who care about people & performance





Reach Outstanding

Reach Outstanding

We design, create & deliver coaching programs & learning solutions to support an organisation’s assets – its people





Safe Hands UAE

Safe Hands UAE

Health, Safety, & Wellness helping to save lives for over seven years





Transform8 by LMW

Transform8 by LMW

Thriving individuals lead to thriving teams, thriving communities, and a thriving world




Media Partners


Bessern

Bessern

Online Coaching and Development for Human and Enterprise transformation





Engage Me

Engage Me

As employee engagement experts, is to embed a sense of purpose in organisations across the Middle East and Africa.





HR Revolution

HR Revolution

An online magazine that works on empowering the brand of human resources through the media





Muscat Daily

Muscat Daily

Muscat Daily: Oman’s largest selling daily newspaper, published by Apex Media





Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights

Future of Work Insights provides global insight, intelligence and the latest trends around the future of the workplace




The Wellbeing @ Work event provides attendees a wealth of information on how to create the best workplace strategies and solutions to help employees thrive but we also want attendees to experience wellbeing throughout the day so we have created our Energiser Zone for attendees to re-charge and learn from experts about specific areas of wellbeing that can be easily implemented within the workplace. We have teamed up with leading solution experts who will be available throughout the networking breaks providing knowledge and experiences for attendees to enjoy covering all aspects of wellbeing @ work.





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Date:
3rd March 2020
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Venue

Address Dubai Marina
Al Marsa St
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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