Virtual HR Excellence Summit Europe

17-18 March 2021

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About the Event

What Can You Expect At The Virtual HR Excellence Summit Europe?

At the HR Excellence Summit, you will have the chance to engage with HR experts and get a unique chance to learn how international HR leaders have handled the COVID-19 crisis in their companies. The topics covered range from remote working, wellbeing, resilience, employee branding, recruiting, learning, digitalization, employee engagement, and talent management presented by Unilever, Facebook, Google, Henkel, Zimmer Biomet, Telefonica and more.

On the 17th of March, the summit will feature 9 keynote sessions covering case studies on:
•    Work From Home As An Opportunity: Building Engagement Through Online Learning & Wellbeing Activities
•    Driving Digital Transformation In A Crisis
•    Looking for the future or nostalgic for the past: Impact of COVID - risks vs opportunities
•    Supporting Manager Communities During The Work From Home Transition Across Your Organization

On the 18th of March there will be three distinctive bootcamp workshop sessions, to offer in-depth experience and practical solutions through breakout-rooms and group work where each participant can share their experience:
•    What Has The Pandemic Thought Us About The Future Of Work
•    Building A Resilient Team & Company In VUCA Times
•    Recruiting Outside The Box: Building A Recruiting Strategy Which Moves Way From Traditional Hiring

Facts & Figures

  • The first-ever edition of the Global HR Trends Summit was held in Belgrade, Serbia in May 2012.
  • In 10 years, the Global HR Trends Summit has been hosted in 20 different countries including Canada, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Turkey, Georgia, Qatar, Iran, Israel, Switzerland, Lebanon, and virtually around the world.
  • The Global HR Trends Summit is the only HR Summit that brings global knowledge and experience and enables learning in a highly interactive environment! 
  • So far there have been over 60 HR Trends Summits Around the World! 

Speakers

Kim Wellemberg Zimmer Biomet

Vesna Schaefer Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Barbara Wright-Avlitis The Wright Work Place

Maud Durand Facebook

Jean-Noël Thiollier Groupe SYNERLAB

Sam Neo People Mentality Inc

Sergio de la Calle Telefonica Universitas

Anna Zakharova Unilever

Andrzej Borczyk Grupa Żywiec S.A.

Stephanie Fastre Google

Catalina Schveninger FutureLearn

Agenda

10.00

Looking For The Future Or Nostalgic For The Past: Impact Of COVID - Risks Vs Opportunities 


Andrzej Borczyk, HR Director, Grupa Żywiec S.A.

10.40

Supporting Manager Communities During The Work From Home Transition Across Your Organization


Stephanie Fastré, Business Mentor & Executive Coach; People Development, Google

11.20

How to operate in a conservative business, with innovative products and the new normal?


Kim Wellemberg, HR Manager, Nordic, Zimmer Biomet

12.00

Lunch Break

12.30

Work From Home As An Opportunity: Building Engagement Through Online Learning & Wellbeing Activities


Anna Zakharova, Senior HRBP RUB, Unilever

13.10

Re-Enchanting A Manufacturing Manpower Through Lean Leadership


Jean-Noel Thiollier, Group HR Director, Groupe SYNERLAB

13.50

Driving Digital Transformation In A Crisis


Vesna Schaefer, Global Head of Digital Training Delivery, Henkel

14.30

Short Break

14.50

Post-Covid World, A Journey Of A Corporate University: From Campus To Ubiquity. Case Study Universitas Telefónica  


Sergio De La Calle Asensio, Programme Director & Faculty, Telefonica Universitas

15.30

Are You Building Your Employer Branding Right?


Sam Neo, Founder & Chief People Officer, People Mentality Inc

16.10

Making The Case For Wellness In The Workplace


Barbara Wright-Avlitis, Managing Director, THE WRIGHT WORK PLACE

16.50

End of Day One

10.00 

Interactive Workshop: 

What Has The Pandemic Thought Us About The Future Of Work?


In this session we will explore:
- Remote work is here to stay, the buzzword of 2020, will  rise to  300% of pre-COVID-19 levels. Is it really a novelty and how to build culture and collaboration whilst offering full flexibility. 
- We can work and learn in the flow - empowering someone to get help at the point of need and move forward while the work is happening. 
- Well-being has a bigger impact on output than skills. How much do we really know about assessing and improving wellbeing and is there a need for a Chief Wellbeing Officer? 


Catalina Schveninger, Chief People Officer, FutureLearn

11.30

 Short Break

12.00 

Interactive Workshop: 

Building A Resilient Team & Company In VUCA Times?


In this session we will explore:
- Understand what resilience means
- Actively reframing our responses to conquer negative thoughts & practice positivity, 
- Investing in recovery & self-care
- Discuss tips and strategies for building personal and team resilience 


Stephanie Fastré, Business Mentor & Executive Coach; People Development, Google

13.30

 Short Break

14.00 

Interactive Workshop: 

Recruiting Outside The Box: Building A Sustainable Recruiting Strategy In A Talent Driven Market


In this session you will be able to:
- Identify the challenges of our current talent market landscape in this climate
- Implement a sustainable recruiting strategy in a talent driven market by: elevating your market expertise and recognising the impact of diversity recruiting, for you & your company


Maud Durand, Learning & Development Partner for EMEA & LATAM at Facebook

15.30

End of Summit

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