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CONFERENCE AGENDA
24
Nov, 2020
DAY 1
9:00 AM -
9:30 AM
Welcoming & Opening Remarks
ENGLISH
Presentation
Speakers
The Hon Christopher Hui, JP
9:30 AM -
10:15 AM
Keynote Plenary - Leading Change Under the "New Normal"
ENGLISH
Presentation

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Ricky Wong
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A1 - Workplace Design with Design Thinking
ENGLISH
Presentation

Design Thinking brings an innovative approach that will change the way HR teams work and deliver. It empowers HR to reimagine every aspect of work such as the physical environment and how people meet and collaborate. Therefore, workplace design is not just a real estate subject, but an important aspect of work for HR. Design thinking in workplaces could refer to a wide spectrum of conceptions, such as seeing work as an integral part of people’s life and aspiring to provide a certain lifestyle rather than a basic office. As a result, the end product could be inspiring and makes employee feel both comfortable and intrigued.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Prof Eric Yim, JP
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A2 - Employee Digital Empowerment for Business Transformation
ENGLISH
Presentation

Enabling talents to explore technology and innovation is of utmost importance in building an organisation. Digital empowerment is an important step to engage and improve the quality of the workforce.  Esquel started this journey five years ago.  The recent COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm unprecedented to the global economy, which has sparked the realisation that business agility by digital transformation is essential in doing business. In the presentation, we will share different stories to showcase how different groups of employees, including sales, frontline operators, and technology influencers, make use of technology to create values for the company, colleagues, and themselves. The social and business environment is becoming more challenging in these turbulent times. We must speed up employee digital empowerment to embrace change and create opportunities.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Bessie Chong
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A3 - Holistic Transformation: Business, Employee Experience, HR Profession
ENGLISH
Presentation

In the era of disruption, businesses are facing tremendous external and internal challenges. Externally, corporations need to transform their business models and processes to cope with reshaped value chains and altered customer expectations. Internally, how can employees equip themselves to seize the opportunities? How can we transform the workplace and employee experience accordingly? Last but not least, how can the HR function be an evangelist for championing the whole process?

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Ellis Ku
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A4 - Cancelled

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Concurrent Session A5 - Getting Unstuck and Being Psychologically Flexible
ENGLISH
Presentation

As humans, we are good at allowing negative thoughts and emotions deter us from moving towards things that matter to us. We rationalise, confront and challenge these thoughts and emotions in the hope to ‘unpick’ and ‘eliminate’ them. All of these become a constant struggle and we end up being stuck in a vicious cycle.

To help us get unstuck, we need to allow ourselves to adopt a psychologically flexible mentality. Stop letting our mind dictate how we should think and feel, and create a psychological distance for reaching our goals through value-based actions.

In this presentation, you will learn tips and techniques to become psychologically flexible.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Dr Austin Tay
12:00 PM -
1:45 PM
Lunch (Not included)
1:45 PM -
2:45 PM
CEO Forum
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Cally Chan
Randy Lai
Steven Lam
Angela Lee (Facilitator)
Peter Yan
2:45 PM -
3:15 PM
Break
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B1 - Love as a Leadership Skill in the 21st Century - Do You Have the New Leadership Superpower?
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Presentation

Drawing on the latest neuroscience research and leadership theories, Charles Caldwell presents on the provocative realities and myths of success, effecting change and making a difference in the world.  Caldwell will share his insights on how leaders can best cope with the current world and local pressures by using "Love" as a leadership skill. Contrary to how most people traditionally view "leaders", research demonstrates that it is this leadership superpower that subtly leads companies to outperform. Neuroscience would agree, and during this session he will not just speak about "Love" as a leadership skill, but will explain the latest neuroscience studies.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Charles Caldwell
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B2 - Navigate the New Normal and Transform Internal Culture with Technology
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Presentation

In light of unprecedented times, many organisations have been experiencing unforeseen challenges to adapt to new ways of working. The pandemic has affected companies in shaping their future HR and organisational management strategy. How can HR professionals improve organisational culture with technology and get better prepared for a post COVID-19 renaissance?

Join this session with Maria Hui, Microsoft Hong Kong’s Marketing & Operation Lead, who is also the former HR Lead. She will share how the new “normal” redefines employee experience as we emerge from the COVID-19. You will hear:

  • How our workforce will be different post COVID-19, and what the new normal will look like for HR
  • What are the strategies and tips for HR professionals on leveraging technology to plan for these anticipated changes including:
    • Back to office arrangement
    • Employee recruitment & orientation
    • Development & learning
    • Change management
  • How to leverage data from Workplace Analytics to improve internal efficiency and agility
  • How best to improve organisational culture at this time of change
  • Customer case sharing on their HR and organisation transition journey leveraging technology

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Maria Hui
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B3 - Creating Shared Value for the Workforce & Beyond through Sustainability
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Presentation

Sustainability is rising on the agenda of various stakeholder groups. For a company to drive sustainable development, it must define its focus areas within this broad and ambitious topic, and engage its employees to take actions accordingly. What are the key considerations for organisations preparing to embark on this journey? To balance different interests for sustainability, what are the latest global and local priorities? New World Development will share their experience in driving its Sustainability Vision 2030 to create shared value for all stakeholders and explore the implications of global environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Ellie Tang
3:15 PM -
4:15 PM
Concurrent Session B4 - Empowering a Resilient Workforce through the Mental Wellbeing Programme in Challenging Times
ENGLISH
Presentation

The past 12 months have no doubt been among Hong Kong's most disruptive and challenging times in recent history. Our workforce strived to remain focused, energetic and enthusiastic professionally, while finding work life balance in the midst of uncertainty. Bloomberg's mental health and wellbeing programme was built to keep employees at the centre, ensuring that they felt empowered to do what was required of them from the work and individual fronts. In this session, Alisha Fernando will share learning and practical insights into the company’s mental health and wellbeing programme. It has helped their workforce keep the pace and momentum while recognising early signs of burn out and mental illness and implementing tangible practices, to create a better equilibrium for their professional and personal lives.

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Alisha Fernando
4:15 PM -
5:00 PM
Break
5:00 PM -
6:00 PM
Senior HR Forum
ENGLISH
Panel Discussion

*The HKIHRM reserves the right to make alterations to the programme subject to speakers' availability.

Speakers
Maylie Lee
Elaine Liu
Jonathan Lo (Facilitator)
Albert Wong