6 reasons to attend the #CIPDME People Conference & Awards
The CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards is returning to Dubai on 2 - 3 September 2020.
Launched last year as the CIPD's only international conference outside of the UK and Ireland, the CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards has already become a not-to-be-missed rendez-vous for the people community from the region.
Taking place on 2 - 3 September at Sofitel The Palm, the 2020 edition brings together 160+ senior HR professionals, innovative start-ups and some of the brightest minds in business all under one roof.
If you’re still wondering whether to take part, here are six reasons why you shouldn’t miss out.
#1 The content: Bold ideas and practical insights
Featuring regional case studies, international speakers and the latest insights from the CIPD, the CIPD Middle East People Conference & Awards is the place to be inspired, share your practices and gain practical insights into the world of work.
Centred around the theme of ‘Leading the way – From intent to impact’, this two-day event provides you with the opportunity to engage in an action-led discussion around hot topics such as mental health at work, diversity, agility and nationalisation.
#2 The community: Form strong connections with industry peers
Networking within and outside your organisation is essential in order to build alliances and gain perspective on your work. At #CIPDME, not only are the attendees senior and from diverse backgrounds, but they also share a passion for learning. And to ensure you build genuine connections with your peers even if you’re not a born networker, there will be facilitated networking sessions, hands-on workshops, focus groups and informal receptions throughout the event.
#3 The motivation: Invest in your team's development
Nominating your team members to attend #CIPDME can be a great way to fuel their motivation, encourage them on their development journey and challenge them to take action. They can choose to attend 3 hands-on workshops and take part in numerous interactive sessions to further hone their skills in specific areas. Watch as them leave empowered as a group to bring tangible takeaways back to the workplace. What’s more, attendees will receive a number of templates to help them structure their key learnings.
#4 The fun: Who said learning had to be boring?
We believe the HR community in the region could use a platform where to spend a relaxed time with peers and have fun. After all, HR and L&D professionals are often responsible for coming up with innovative team-building ideas. This year, we’re bringing more icebreakers, giving you more time to network and infusing some fun into the programme.
#5 No fluff: Hear the science behind soft topics
Topics such as trust, agility, diversity or well-being are often perceived as ‘fluffy’. Most sessions around these topics fail to be thought-provoking or discuss less tangible actions. We believe that professional opinion carriers more weight when it’s supported by strong evidence. That’s why, at #CIPDME, bold topics are tackled head on through evidence-based case studies, personal accounts and genuine debates. You will hear speakers and the audience discuss everything you wish common literature would discuss – and it’s all backed by data.