The Wellbeing at Work Event arrives in Singapore on 29 April 2020. The event provides HR, Benefit, Wellness & Business leaders with the opportunity to learn from experts and their peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across the APAC region.
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!
Want to know what happens at a Wellbeing @ Work event? Check out our video below:
Experienced HR Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry across Europe and Asia Pacific.
Emma is an experienced human resource professional with a demonstrated history of working in the mining and resources industry.
Marieke is a versatile HR leader with over 15 years of experience in HR and Change Transformations in MNCs and management consultancy.
My primary function is to build a team of leaders who will set the next standard for real world application of blockchain technology.
Saurabh is the Head of HR for ABN AMRO based in Singapore and is responsible for driving the HR strategy for the bank in APAC.
Tricia is an HR professional with over 20 years of local, regional and global experience.
Jade has great experience building and empowering a workplace culture of healthy, engaged employees
A seasoned facilitator and talent developer with over 16 years of experience in Leadership, learning & OD, talent management and consulting.
More than 15 years of experience in talent management and people development in the financial services and technology industries.
Facilitates and leads Gallup learning courses, is an executive coach and serves on the leadership committee of ICF
Urvi has over 17 years of HR experience within a variety of industries including consulting, banking and information technology.
Driven by a genuine desire to help leaders develop the strategies required to collaborate, innovate & create a high performance culture
Jacinta spent over 20 years building and managing geographically diverse teams in some of the world’s biggest tech companies
A passionate Change maker, Innovator & Digital strategist helping create human connections & experiences in our fast paced digital world
Paul is the founder and Director of OPRA, and has over 20 years of experience in I/O psychology, applying his expertise both as a practition
Leading KivaQ, the Finnish expert solution for wellbeing in organizations across Asia
Sandeep has extensive experience in HR M&A, Change Management and HR-Business Partner roles.
Vineeta has been with Sodexo since 2012 and is also a member of the APAC Corporate Services Executive Committee.
Prior to his roles as Segment Director, Abel was the Regional Account Director at Sodexo for the Unilever account across APAC.
Creating intergenerational workplaces by helping people going through midlife transition redesign a meaningful and connected next chapter
08:00 – 08:50: Registration and Networking
08:50 – 08:55: Chairperson’s Welcome
Cindy Lenferna de la Motte, Co-Founder, Co:Lab4 & Future of Work Strategist
08:55 – 09:00: Opening Remarks
Lawrence Mitchell, VP APAC, Sonas Events
09:00 – 09:20: Bringing Positive Change to the Workplace
Sivantos Group is a leading manufacturer of hearing aids whose roots go back almost 140 years. With such a history, how can working practices be made flexible and agile, and for people to be better able to collaborate and work seamlessly as teams? In this session the role of collaboration in the workplace to ensure more innovation and adaptability will explore the issue of how leaders create places where employees want to work and feel supported and understanding that employees today want more than just a job.
Gary Lee, Global Head of Leadership & Organisational Development, Sivantos Group
09:20 – 09:45: The Future of Work and Wellbeing – Changi Airport Case Study
By 2020, we no longer need to argue the case for Wellbeing. More leaders understand the importance of the organisation’s role in individual wellbeing and it’s impact on performance. The business outcomes of increasing employee’s wellbeing are nothing short of substantial, and studies are getting closer to showing the causation, not just the correlation, between individual wellbeing and business performance. But what does the big data miss? And what is our role, as leaders and managers, in truly putting wellbeing at the centre?
In this session, participants will look at the macro global wellbeing insights and how these apply to the workplace. Through a case study of Changi Airport this session will drill into insights into the role of the manager and what you can do differently to give yourself a well-being boost and create new habits.
Claire DeCarteret, Head of APAC, Gallup
09:45 – 10:05: Becoming a Purpose-Led Organisation
Speaker to be announced shortly
10:05 – 10:30: Emotional Intelligence – Selecting and Training Transformational Leaders
Effective leadership is crucial to the wellbeing of organisations. Models of effective leadership discuss the leader’s role in motivating staff, maintaining morale and presenting a consistent image to the public. Exceptional leaders are inspiring, captivating and charismatic. The goal of talent acquisition is to be able to identify exceptional leaders. The role of leadership development is to develop a leader’s skill to be able to lead effectively, thus enhancing both the wellbeing of all staff and the organisation as a whole.
The following talk will discuss the role of emotional intelligence (EI) in equipping leaders with the skills to be influential while building and maintaining individual and organisational wellbeing. Identifying candidates who have emotional intelligence is not easy and self-report tools have inherent limitations for identifying EI that are addressed by recent developments in the field. Moreover, recent research in the field has demonstrated how EI can be developed in leaders resulting in greater wellbeing for both those the leaders and those who they lead. The following talk will present the case for EI as a foundation skill for leaders, and therefore, an essential consideration for organisations concerned with wellbeing, and discuss practical tools that assist in the selection and development of leaders of the future.
Dr Paul Englehard, Registered Psychologist and Managing Director, OPRA Group
10:30 – 11:00: Networking Coffee Break & Energiser Sessions
11:00 – 11:45: Panel Discussion: Leadership Driving a Culture of Wellness
The rising prosperity of Asia’s growing economies has drawn adverse consequences on employee wellness and the work-life balance of many people. Intensified global competition and the expanding wealth gaps in Asia have been known to induce stress and create tension. How do leaders capitalise on these trends and ensure their own behaviours permeate throughout the organization?
Saurabh Jain, Head of Human Resources – Singapore, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Urvi Jobalia, Head of HR and Senior Business Partner, Ericsson
Christina Ang, L&D, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing – APC Lead, NatWest Markets
Jade Camps-Douglas, Head of Wellbeing, Rolls-Royce
Chaired by Jacinta Quah, Founder, Jacinta Quah & Co
11:45 – 12:10: Wellbeing as a Critical Step in Building a Resilient and Highly Engaged Workforce
Emma Pride, Singapore HR Lead, BHP
12:10 – 12:30: Hyper-Personalisation of Employee Experience Using AI & Analytics
Sandeep Chanana, APAC HRBP, Change Management and HR Transformation, Ratuken
12:30 – 12:55: Toward a better workplace: designing the workplace experience to optimise employee’s health and wellbeing
Vineeta Tikekar, APAC Marketing Director, Corporate Services, Sodexo
12:55 – 14:00: Networking lunch & Energiser Sessions
14:00 – 14:05: Afternoon Energiser session
14:05 – 14:30: Creating a Full Representation Workforce
Tricia Duran, Head of HR, Unilever Asia
14:30 – 14:55: Workplace Wellbeing as a Profitable Investment
There is a social demand for developing wellbeing at work. Employers have realized that developing workplace wellbeing is a win-win situation, where both the employer and their employees’ benefits. In this session Markus will discuss how wellbeing initiatives can be both sustainable and profitable.
Markus Näsman, CEO, KivaQ
14:55 – 15:20: Driving a Culture of Wellbeing by Building Team Resilience and Managing Energy
Time is a finite source; energy is renewable. To recharge themselves, individuals need to recognize the costs of energy-depleting behaviors and then take responsibility for changing them, regardless of the circumstances they’re facing.
Marieke Bos Van Den Berg, Asia HR Director, AkzoNobel
15:20 – 16:00: Industry Round Tables
The opportunity for attendees to join round table discussions for more in-depth discussions on specific areas of workplace wellbeing
16.00 – 16.15: Afternoon Networking Break & Energiser Sessions
16:15 – 16:45: Fireside Chat: Why Leaders Must Embrace Employee Wellbeing at Start-Ups
As head of HR for HSBC in Singapore Brandon will discuss the importance of combining happiness, playfulness and fun as part of the culture to promote wellbeing; what established organizations do to help build the skills necessary to manage stress and the ability to recognize the need for employees to unplug in order to become fully engaged. As a retail industry veteran across Asia Pacific and China, Mark has helped both start-ups and established brands like Acer, L’Oréal, and Anytime Fitness, to further their penetration and improve profitability. As a CEO he must be deeply committed to achieving commercial success, but what about the importance of maintaining a culture of happiness, playfulness, and fun as the business grows? This session will discuss what can leaders do to help employees at start-ups build the skills necessary to stay resilient and happy – and ultimately fully engaged.
Brandon Coate, Head of Human Resources – Singapore, HSBC
Mark Homeier, Global CEO, Maxonrow
Facilitated by Jacinta Quah, Founder, Jacinta Quah & Co
16.45 – 17.00: A Strategic Approach to Workplace Wellbeing & Wrap-up
In this session, Natalie will share the very best ideas to ensure that everyone leaves the event with clear objectives and a toolbox of ideas and solutions that can be implemented within their own organisation over the next 12 months.
Natalie Yan-Chatonsky, CEO and Co-Founder, Full Time Lives
17.00: Closing Remarks
Lawrence Mitchell, VP APAC, Sonas Events
17.00 – 18.00: Networking Reception
Please join us for some drinks and canapés to close the conference.