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Mauritius to host international conference for HR development

Mauritius to host international conference for HR development

Mauritius, the top ranked nation from Sub-Saharan Africa on the WEF’s Human Capital Index 2013, is now set to play host to a two-day international conference on Human Resource Development from 17 October 2013 onwards (Image: www.grandbaie.mu)

Fittingly enough Mauritius, the top ranked nation from Sub-Saharan Africa on the WEF’s Human Capital Index 2013, is now set to play host to a two-day international conference on Human Resource Development (HRD). The event, which opens on 17 October 2013 at the Le Méridien, has been organized at the initiative of the Human Resource Development Council of Mauritius (HRDC).

Themed ‘Excellence in Human Resource Development (HRD) for Sustainable Growth’ the event will bring together over 200 local and international participants. The delegates are expected to share valuable HRD perspectives, best practices and insights with focus on managing and empowering people to be successful in times of crisis. The objective of the conference is to create a platform to foster sharing of knowledge and best international practices in the field of HRD.

The discussion will cover issues ranging from Human Capital development, HRD trends worldwide, and HR tools from talent management, training, performance and productivity to leadership skills and e-learning. These discussions, coupled with comprehensive presentations, will give participants the opportunity to hone their HR strategy to meet business needs, besides providing them an opportunity to network with global partners.

Those invited to address the conference include guest speaker Pieter Haen, President, World Federation of People Management Associations, and 6 others – Brad Boyson, Thomas Garavan, Venkat Raman, Andrew Chan, Anand Pillai and Bob Morton – renowned worldwide for their wide range of HRD experience.

A Master Class on the theme “How can HR have more impact on business?” is scheduled on October 16 at CyberTower 1, Ebène. Discussions will cover topics ranging from the role of HR in an emerging economy like Mauritius to new challenges of HR worldwide.  It will be followed by a round table bringing together nine panellists, including selected international and local participants, to inform the discussion on HRD in Mauritius.

The conference will culminate in the prestigious HR Excellence Awards 2013 ceremony. The HR Excellence Award is the most prestigious distinction for professionals and organisations in recognition of excellence and best practices in the field of HR. The aim is to raise awareness among employers on the importance of developing and retaining their most valuable asset — their employees.

Source: Government of Mauritius

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