HR conference to focus on agility in innovation, culture, policies

HR conference to focus on agility in innovation, culture, policies

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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WITH a view to arm HR professionals and team leaders with information to respond to the ever-changing landscape of industries, the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) kicks off its annual conference today at the Knutsford Court Hotel.

The three-day conference will feature numerous speakers, covering a range of topics under the theme: “The Agile Enterprise… powered by Bold Innovative Teams”, while running on the tracks – technology, productivity and Performance, HR and innovation, culture and policies and procedures, a release from the association said yesterday.

According to HRMAJ President Karl Williams, the annual conference is designed to provide HR professionals and team leaders with a platform to regroup, share ideas and learn from industry experts. This will aid in the personal and professional development of the HR talent pool, provide enterprise leaders with opportunities to absorb HR principles required for agility and the transformation of their organisations, Williams continued.

“The conference will be rich with information, with both international and local speakers sharing their knowledge in the various areas of focus and the intention is that the participants will leave with a greater sense of boldness from the insights and understandings to enable them to be the champions for change,” Williams noted.

On the opening day of the conference, the keynote address will be made by Dr Manfred van Veghel, director and founder of Ecosense Consulting, he is also an agile programme manager and coach, the release said.

EcoSense is a consultancy and training organisation that is focused on innovative change management approaches, with current trends in Europe and America focusing on agility and creating responsive enterprises, the release continued.

Other major highlights for the conference will include the announcement of the HRMAJ Member of the Year, HR Innovation and Icon Award winners, the release said.

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