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2017, LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS AND DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM: “YOUR ACTIONS INSPIRE OTHERS TO ACHIEVE MORE”

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Edited by: Yara Mohamed, Mona Timor Shehata

Published by: Amira Haytham

Journalism by: Dina Marei

Mice Quotient hosted its Launch Edition Leadership Effectiveness and Development Symposium (LEAD), “Your actions inspire others to achieve more”. The event was held Monday, October 30, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00PM at Sheraton Grand Hotel located in Dubai, UAE.

MICE QUOTIENT’s Leadership Effectiveness and Development Symposium was a full-day event of inspiration and empowerment designed with all leaders in mind. The event was chaired by Sandi Saksena, Empowerment Officer at Echelon Advisors. The keynote speakers were Sheikha Dr. Alia Humaid Al Qassimi, Social Expert at Community Development Authority Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Al Garhoud Private Hospital; and Her Excellency Amna Al-Nakhi, Director General of Government of Sharjah.

This was the first time MICE Quotient hosted a Leadership Effectiveness and Development Symposium; its flagship event being Arab Women in Leadership and Business for the last four years. This year, the event allowed attendees to listen and interact with 14 elite industry leaders including a panel discussion on “Leadership is a Choice, Not a Title” to help them grow both personally and professionally.

– Session titled “TAO of Leadership”, presented by Mr. Bhupendra Singh Rathore, Motivational Speaker, Author, Corporate Trainer, and Business Coach helped attendees learn more about being the biggest supporter to themselves and also know ways to articulate their strength at work, by focusing on their vision.

– Session titled “Increasing Effectiveness with a Structured Work Life Balance”, presented by Sheikha Dr. Alia Humaid Al Qassimi, Social Expert at Community Development Authority Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Al Garhoud Private Hospitalo, who discussed with attendees ideas on how to elevate their career to the next level, by involving their kids and letting them know about your work so as to have the perfect Work-Life Balance.

– Session titled “Leadership is a Choice, Not a Title”, consisted of a panel of Pragmatic Industry experts including Moderator: Mona AlHebsi, Director of Human Resources, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. Panelists: Rana Abu Samaha, Senior Counsel, MENAT, Baker Hughes, a GE Company; Paul Lalovich, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation; Prof. Christopher Abraham, Head – Dubai Campus & Sr. Vice President – Institutional Development, S P Jain School of Global Management, guided attendees on taking the right steps towards planning their leadership goals.

– Session titled “Transpiring Vision into reality through Leadership Development”, presented by Her Excellency Amna Al-Nakhi, Director General at Government of Sharjah, who encouraged attendees to turn their vision into reality, by sharing her life experiences. She discussed how one could connect to others’ vision, if one does not have his or her own.

– Session titled “A Specially-Abled Catalyst”, presented by Sacha Randive, Credit Services Officer, HSBC Bank Middle East, gave a major life lesson to all individuals, as she has Down syndrome, yet overcomes all hurdles joyfully and enjoys leading her life her way.

The Sponsor for this event was Dr. Antoine Eid, Leadership Training Partner – Leadership Consultants Group. Media Partners – CLOME, Middle East Business, Gulf Elite, HR Revolution, Eye of Dubai/Eye of Riyadh. Supporting Partners – Young Arab Leaders, Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, CEO Clubs.

For more information about MICE QUOTIENT, please visit micequotient.com or call 9822375727.
MICE QUOTIENT’s mission is to involve minds which matter.

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About MICE QUOTIENT
M.I.C.E Quotient specializes in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions, and much more. We are a team of young, energetic, passionate individuals, with a rich history of meeting and exceeding industry expectations through focused business, networking events, and market intelligence services. We believe that our meticulous research and observation over the years in the corporate arena, in many industries, gives us the edge to deliver the best; be it Meetings, Trainings, Conferences, or Exhibitions. Together as a team, we have delivered successful business events and knowledge-sharing platforms aligned with our clients’ business objectives. Our endeavor is to strive to transcend our own achievements and deliver much more on the global platform.

In today’s competitive business climate, a successful organization must continually maximize its business potential, which is only possible when market dynamics are well-understood as well as the willingness of organizations to take a step forward towards turning their business aspirations into reality. We empower our clients’ organizations to do just that, for sharing knowledge is central to our business.

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Saloni Jain
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9822375727

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Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021 – where balance, resilience and authenticity break the Mental Health Stigma

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Written by: Cinzia Nitti

Globally, 2020 has been a year like no other. Coronavirus pandemic caused a massive business disruption; transformation has been key in supporting employees and catalyzing workplace changes. There was a rush to adapt and reinvent Business Models. Organizations had to rethink and reconsider how they deliver services and strengthen their Organizations through a forward-thinking Digital strategy. To be more agile and responsive in such uncertain times, we need to respond to challenges and adapt quickly to new scenarios by moving from rigid hierarchies to leaner and more flexible structures.

But what about Mental Health at Work, and why is it essential?

What’s the Office of the Future?

Within the Wellbeing @ Work Summit Middle East 2021, HR Leaders tried to normalize the conversation about Mental Health by putting the topic first, enabling self-care and professional support, raising awareness, and building knowledge around its related issues. Nowadays, personal and work life are more intertwined than ever, so it becomes vital to create balance: the more employees feel free to talk about Mental Health, the more they can prevent struggle and breakout at the Workplace. HR leaders play a crucial role in making an IMPACT by pushing new solutions, promoting work-life balance, redesign workloads, and supporting their Teams.

In this general frame, Irada Aghamaliyeva (MENA Diversity, Inclusiveness & Wellbeing Leader at EY) affirmed: “Workplaces that are inclusive foster enhanced employee wellbeing; employees with high levels of wellbeing are more inclusive”. How can Organizations increase employees’ resilience and embed sustainable Leadership behaviors in the post-covid reality?

Dr. Irada Aghamaliyeva introduced the Mindfulness practice in the Workplace and highlighted its benefits on a large scale: improved wellbeing and resilience on a physical level; positive emotions, self-regulation, empathy and awareness of social dynamics; learning and innovation thanks to the implementation of flexible thinking, intuition and problem-solving processes. So breaking the stigma is possible, starting from personal wellbeing to sustain positive energy and fuel resilience.

About the Power of Empathetic and Authentic Leadership, Dr. Rima Ghose Chowdhury (EVP & Chief Human Resources Officers at Datamatics Global Services) stresses the importance of Leadership roles today. The virtual environment employees are working in, makes them more vulnerable due to a lack of balance between emotional and authenticity traits. Authenticity is the primary factor in effective leadership, regardless of the leadership style. Putting employees first as a strategic priority and hearing their voices to guide strategy; embracing agility to work more effectively in tumultuous time; including a multigenerational work-force: these are the key concepts within Dr. Rima’s motto “Empowering is to enable”. Through motivation and filling emotional support needs, the Empowering Teams Process leads to employees’ safety, esteem, and self-actualization. 

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. To know more about the FOW Future of Work Insights platform around the world, click here: https://fowinsights.com/

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The Wellbeing @ Work virtual Summit Middle East returns for its 5th annual event on 22-24 February 2021

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The summit provides an innovative and experiential virtual learning opportunity for our audience of CEOs, benefit and reward business leaders and senior HR professionals. The information and knowledge gained from attending this event allow the opportunity to make strategic wellbeing and mental health decisions within an organization, supporting our mission to create more flourishing and thriving workplaces. Never before has the mental health and wellbeing of your employees been so important. The Wellbeing @ Work Summit includes keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops, and fireside chats alongside unrivaled networking with leaders across the Middle East using our AI-enabled matchmaking platform. This is far more than a webinar! An engaging 3-day event providing you invaluable insight and tools to create thriving workplaces.

Key Reasons to Attend:

  • An engaging AI-enabled matchmaking platform to make invaluable connections & host virtual meetings up to 2 weeks before the three-day festival
  • Learn how multinational organizations are creating workplaces where employees thrive in the new world
  • Campfire panel discussions informing workplace change & mental health solutions
  • Middle East-based employer case studies providing the secrets to employee wellbeing success
  • International experts bringing best-practice from across the globe
  • Invaluable networking with business leaders from across the Middle East

The Wellbeing @ Work Summit delivers strategic direction, advice and inspiration from employers and experts from across the world to help you create a more compassionate corporate culture that delivers results. The design and implementation of a holistic wellbeing and mental health programme that delivers healthy outcomes and a more productive organization is paramount right now. 

In addition, the results of the extensive Middle East region-wide survey on wellbeing and mental fitness in organizations across the region made in partnership with Cognomie will be presented during the event.

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

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DECODING FUTURE HR: Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s trends and opportunities

Global 24 hour virtual event | 19 and 20 January 2021

www.decodinghrevent.com

The world in 2020 has changed to a ‘new normality’ but what’s that ‘new normality’ everybody talks about? Is it here to stay? How is it affecting us in our daily lives in the different versions of ourselves? As a customer, an entrepreneur, a parent, a friend…a worker…

Our job is a key part of our lives and we are indeed living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs, and changing the skills that organisations are looking for in their people. These momentous changes raise huge organisational, talent and other HR challenges. It has become clear that few organisations are likely to revert to pre-pandemic practices even after a vaccine is found.

Decoding Future HR 2021 is bringing you the ideology of how today’s challenges are becoming tomorrow’s trends and opportunities resulting in HR excellence.

Why you should attend:

  • Learn about the trends and best practices shaping future HR
  • Get valuable insights from expert speakers
  • Share ideas and research to help your organisation reach its goals
  • Understand what do employees want in ‘New Normal’
  • Develop new vision for HRBP and Centre of Expertise
  • Identify, integrate and understand stakeholders to create an intentional employee experience
  • Approaches and elements to leadership development.

Some of our confirmed speakers:

  • Tshepo Yvonne Mosadi , Human Resources Director, The HEINEKEN Company
  • Sarah Tabet, Global HR Director/ D&I Leader | Author for “Inclusion Starts with U”, Schneider Electric
  • Wadah Al Turki, Country Talent Manager KSA and Bahrain, IKEA
  • Lesha Chakraborti, Head of HR – EMEA, Travelex
  • Shaban Butt, Director HR & Administration, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Sajjad Parmar, Head of Rewards – APAC, eBay
  • Katey Howard, VP, Talent Management AMESA, Pepsico
  • Chen Fong Tuan, HR & General Affairs Director, Samsung Electronics
  • Prerna Ajmera, Senior Director, HR Experiences and Solutions, Microsoft
  • Václav Koranda, Vice President Human Resources / Member of the Board of Directors, T-System
  • Amy MacGregor, VP Employee Experience, Global HR, Manulife
  • Adwait Kashalkar, People Analytics and Programme Management Leader, APAC, Mastercard

Click here to view all speakers: www.decodinghrevent.com/speakers

At Wisdom we remain positive that ‘normality’ will soon return and that we will be able to physically meet together once again as speakers, delegates and sponsors at our beautiful venues around the world. But meanwhile, life continues and we need to keep in touch and learn from each other. This 24-hour virtual event will be of great benefit and value to your businesses and its continued development during these challenging times. While this virtual event comes at a lesser cost, it provides for now a wider reach into an international audience, with flexibility of access to content as well as allowing you to have the same opportunity as at a face-to-face session for one-to-one business meetings. We look forward to welcoming you in January.

Date and time: 19-20 January 2021Where: Virtual engaging platform
  Further information and bookings: www.decodinghrevent.com        Contact:
marketing@wisdom.events   #WSDM_BI
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