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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!
Transformational leader, people & results-driven, with a long track record in operations, digital, logistics & customer experience
I believe that “better people make better employees” who in turn deliver high performance and drive bottom line results.
Rhency helps leaders and organisations develop people capability using a wide range of practical interventions
Alan supervises the strategic direction of Taaleem Group and inspires the leaders of today to become the leaders of tomorrow
Rachel is the MENA Talent Leader, before which she was the MENA Reward and HR Operations Leader.
Human Capital Consultant with many years of consulting experience across HR Strategy Development and Performance
Passionate about our people, driving profitable growth through our key broker partners & improving customer & broker satisfaction
Christine has 18 years of Human Resources experience within the Governmental, Banking, Engineering and Private Sectors.
20 years+ in the hotel business and known for her work developing young talent through Apprenticeship, Internship & Localisation programs
Leading the Talent Acquisition for the Middle-East region across the L’Oréal portfolio of brands
An accomplished Change Management & HR professional, with over 20 years MENA consulting experience
Experienced People’s Director with a demonstrated history of working in the internet and automotive industry.
Responsible for sharing Herman Miller’s Insights into the latest thinking in workplace design and related issues.
Commissioning workplace related research and then sharing the results with clients and the Workplace and Design community
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 has extensive knowledge in the principles & practices of human resources, performance management & Employee Development
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
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.