Wellbeing at Work event UAE 2019

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The Wellbeing at Work Event returns for the third year in Dubai on 19th February 2019. The event provides HR & Wellness professionals and business leaders with the opportunity to learn from experts and their peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organizational performance in companies across the Middle East.

I loved the event! Very well managed and superb speakers – can’t wait for next year!

Head of Performance and Organizational Development, Saudi British Bank

Hear from these leading employers & many more!

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn how multinational organizations are creating workplaces that thrive 
  • Leadership panel discussions informing workplace change
  • Roundtable discussions for in-depth employee wellbeing expertise
  • Employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • Invaluable networking with business and HR leaders 

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 Twitter & Linkedin using #wbevent19

Focused Workshops as part of your ticket price!

In addition to the main Wellbeing at Work Conference, we are delighted that we will be hosting smaller focused masterclasses that delegates can attend for additional learning:

 

Morning from 9am: The Agile Future Leaders Forum

The Workplace and the way we work is changing fast. New ways of working is now a boardroom discussion and The Agile Future Leaders Summit will bring together the brightest minds for case study presentations and round table discussions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that has the potential to change the world of work, forever.

Debating and providing insight on the future of work, this event is aimed at those with responsibility for implementing smarter ways of working as more and more organizations consider an agile working approach. Hear case studies & join round table discussions with AXA Insurance, Ericcson, JLL & Mastercard 

 

Afternoon from 2pm: Employee Experience Masterclass with Havas People

We are living in an extraordinary time of change. Just as many organisations are having to shift their expectations of what is required to be successful, so too are people changing their expectations of what ‘a good job’ and ‘a successful career’ look like. Today, people expect more from the organisations they work for. Beyond pay, benefits and locations, there are now a myriad of factors – conscious and unconscious – shaping employee expectations. All these factors – felt through every interface, interaction and encounter along the employee journey – combine to create the Employee Experience (EX). And it starts from their very first exposure as a candidate.

Joining the Havas People EX Masterclass you’ll hear the theory from the experts and the case studies from the brands who have changed how their organisations engage with talent, putting Employee Wellbeing and Experience front of mind across all of their communications. Hear case studies & join round table discussions with Nestle, Chalhoub, Stress Management Society & Global agency Havas People. 

Both workshops are free to attend for Wellbeing @ Work event ticket holders – please book below!

Mala Persaud, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Cigna Insurance Middle East

Mala Persaud, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Cigna Insurance Middle East


Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health and Registered General Nurse with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors

Haidar Ali, SVP – People Happiness & Innovation, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Government of Dubai

Haidar Ali, SVP – People Happiness & Innovation, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Government of Dubai


A wealth of experience & specialization in Corporate Happiness & Innovation Management, along with an extensive know-how in Human Resources

Sam Gurney, Director – Human Resources, Mastercard

Sam Gurney, Director – Human Resources, Mastercard


Sam has a breadth of diverse experience within prestigious, global organisations

Dr Nadia Bastaki, VP of Medical & CSR Strategy, Etihad Airways

Dr Nadia Bastaki, VP of Medical & CSR Strategy, Etihad Airways


Dr Nadia is the first female UAE national specialized in Aviation medicine in the region

Sarmad Tiwana, Group HR Director, Gulftainer

Sarmad Tiwana, Group HR Director, Gulftainer


A visionary, dynamic & performance-focused HR professional with over 22 years of hands-on experience of working in an international capacity

Racan Aljohani, Head of Performance & Organisational Development, SABB

Racan Aljohani, Head of Performance & Organisational Development, SABB


16 years in the Saudi Banking industry and loves being apart of making real change

Ashok Gopal, Group Head Talent Management, Mashreq Bank

Ashok Gopal, Group Head Talent Management, Mashreq Bank


Currently based in Dubai and responsible for OD and L&D at Mashreq Bank

Harsh Sood, SVP & Head of HR Centre of Excellence, Union National Bank

Harsh Sood, SVP & Head of HR Centre of Excellence, Union National Bank


Heading the Human Resources & Organization Development Division for the Union National Bank Group

Dr. Richard Jenkins, Vice President (Medical Services), Emirates Airline

Dr. Richard Jenkins, Vice President (Medical Services), Emirates Airline


Richard leads and manages a portfolio of clinical services including Healthcare, Family & Aviation Medicine & Clinical Psychology.

Sangeeta Tewar, Head of Human Resources, The British University in Dubai

Sangeeta Tewar, Head of Human Resources, The British University in Dubai


Managing the core HR functions of recruitment, orientation, employee relations, training & department

Seema Shetty, VP Corporate Excellence, NMC Healthcare

Seema Shetty, VP Corporate Excellence, NMC Healthcare


Seema is spearheading learning and development of systems and staff through proactive feedback mechanisms and knowledge sharing circles

Xavier Halbi, Project Business Process Lead EMEA, Radisson Hotel Group

Xavier Halbi, Project Business Process Lead EMEA, Radisson Hotel Group


Business Process Lead for the development of a customized system that will be rolled-out globally

Emma Carbery, Managing Director, Mindfulness Dubai

Emma Carbery, Managing Director, Mindfulness Dubai


Pioneering the teaching of Mindfulness based programs to organisations and the public in the Middle East

Glenn Saldanha, Head Human Resources – Employee Wellbeing, Dubai Airports Company

Glenn Saldanha, Head Human Resources – Employee Wellbeing, Dubai Airports Company


Contributes heavily to the Corporate Human Capital strategy in key areas of HR&D & Wellness

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

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society


International Speaker, Stress Management/Wellbeing expert, Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer.

 

08:00 – 08:55: Registration and Networking

 

08:55 – 09:10: Welcome from the Chair & Energizer Session

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society

 

09:10 – 09:40: Opening Keynote Address: Driving Wellbeing at the Workplace

With the increased focus on cost of employee well-being, it is important employers understand how they can help their workforce to better manage their stress levels. Hear from Cigna’s insightful 360 Well-being Survey, to hear about employee perception on health and well-being and expectations from employers.

Mala Persaud, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Cigna Insurance Middle East

 

09:40 – 10:05: A Holistic Approach to Wellbeing Strategies

  • A strategic approach to integrating wellbeing initiatives into a wider set of policies
  • Creating a wellbeing offering embedded into organizational culture
  • How are employers taking a ‘whole person’ view of wellbeing?
  • Championing the use of preventative approaches rather than reactive support

Glenn Saldanha, Head of HR – Employee Wellbeing, Human Resources and Development, Dubai Airports

 

10:05 – 10:30: View from the Education Sector

  • Creating and Sustaining a Culture that Attracts Talent
  • Ensuring wellness programs are not one size fits all
  • Building a culture of adaptability
  • Linking resources to various stages of the life and career cycle

Sangeeta Tewar, Head of Human Resources, The British University in Dubai

 

10:30 – 11:00: Networking Break & Energiser Sessions

 

11:00 – 11:25: Attracting Talent as a Driver for Employee Happiness

  • Understanding the needs of your employees as the key to attracting talent
  • What is the role of learning and development of key talent in long-term employee happiness?
  • How well-being can be linked to talent development, training and mentoring?
  • The role of leadership in engaging talent and the employee experience

Ashok Gopal, Group Head Talent Management, Mashreq Bank

 

11:25 – 11:45: Enhancing People’s Wellbeing and Performance

  • How is the move towards a more collaborative, communicative and flexible workplaces impacting employee wellbeing?
  • What is the impact of work environments on wellbeing?
  • How can wellbeing be incorporated into corporate strategies that focus on innovation?

Haidar Ali, SVP – People Happiness & Innovation, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority,
Government of Dubai

 

11:45 – 12:25: Panel Debate: Happiness as an Integral Part of an Organization’s Culture

  • What is the current state of employee happiness in the Gulf region?
  • Employee Wellness vs/along with organization wellness vs/along community wellness
  • Why should employee happiness to have a seat at the strategic roundtable?
  • Employee wellness and the impact on the employee value proposition
  • What is the leading thereat to the region in terms of employee well-being?
  • Employee wellness and its relation to talent acquisition/retention
  • How do employers promote physical health and wellbeing within their organization?

Harsh Sood, SVP & Head of HR Centre of Excellence, Union National Bank
Richard Jenkins, Vice President Medical Services, Emirates Airline
Xavier Halbi, Project Business Process Lead EMEA, Radisson Hotel Group
Nadia Bastaki, VP of Medical Services, Etihad Airways
Emma Carbery, Founder & Managing Director, Mindfulness Dubai & The Workplace Yogi FZE
Racan Aljohani, Head of Performance & Organisational Development, SABB

 

12:25 – 12:50: Two Perspectives on Promoting a Healthy Corporate Culture to Attract Talent

One from the private sector and one from a healthcare provider, this session will offer two different approaches promoting wellbeing to new and existing talent.

  • What can employers do to attract talent by promoting a healthy corporate culture?
  • How can organizations promote health and employee engagement in their recruitment of talent?
  • Strategies for helping potential and new employees thrive in all areas of their lives
  • Understanding different regions, markets, cultures and communities to offer the right health benefits to potential employees

Samantha Gurney, Director – Human Resources, Mastercard
Seema Shetty, VP Corporate Excellence, NMC Healthcare

 

12:50 – 14:00: Networking lunch

 

14:00 – 14:15: Energizer Session

Led by Emma Carbery, Founder & Managing Director, Mindfulness Dubai & The Workplace Yogi FZE

 

14:15 – 14:35: How a Personal Strategy can Help Your Employees get a Fulfilled Life at Work

  • How proper goal-setting can boost employees’ focus and energy
  • Three secret questions that change employees’ wellbeing
  • What is better than motivation?

Xavier Halbi, Project Business Process Lead EMEA, Radisson Hotel Group

 

14:35 – 15:00: Creativity at Work
Innovation resides at the core of any thriving commercial organisation, generating new ideas to enhance business performance and help organisations stay ahead.
Herman Miller has investigated how the creative mind works, finding four different ‘types’. This session explores the characteristics of these minds and the workplace design attributes that enhance their creative ability

Oliver Baxter, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

 

15:00 – 15:35: Round Table Discussions

Mix and match Round Table discussions

 

15.35 – 16:00: Networking Break & Energizer Sessions

 

16:00 – 16:35: Fireside Chat –Corporate Wellness as a Business Model to Attract Talent

Sarmad Tiwana, Group HR Director, Gulftainer

 

16:35 – 16:55: Chair’s closing remarks & Wrap-up

Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Officer, Stress Management Society

 

16.55 – 18.00: Networking Reception

Please join us on the lawn to watch the fountains and for some canapés to close the conference. 

 

Cigna

Cigna

Global health solutions for employers

Havas People UAE

Havas People UAE

Herman Miller

Herman Miller

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

Merite Incentive Solutions

Merite Incentive Solutions

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

Mindfulness Dubai

Mindfulness Dubai

Our mission is to enable individuals to thrive inside and outside of work

Stress Management Society

Stress Management Society

Since 2003, our dream has been to create a happier, healthier, more resilient and sustainable world.

The Workplace Yogi

The Workplace Yogi

Helping organisations create a culture of movement at work through yoga inspired programs that are tailored to busy working people

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

Engage Me

Engage Me

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

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Details

Date:
19th February 2019
Time:
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Venue

The Palace Hotel
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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