GPCA: Human capital event will address operation excellence and leadership

12 September 2012 10:57  [Source: ICB]

Seven million jobs have been created in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region over the past decade, but only 2m of these have gone to GCC citizens. This reinforces the need for the region's petrochemicals and chemicals producers to create more opportunities for the local workforce, according to Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of GPCA.

Maha Mulla Hussain of Kuwait

Maha Mulla Hussain of Kuwait's PIC chairs the GPCA's HR committee

More than 300 senior human resources (HR) professionals in the petrochemicals sector will debate the issue of jobs and talent management at the Human Capital Convention 2012 in Dubai on 16-18 October, hosted by GPCA.

Entitled "Leading change through operational excellence", the event follows last year's inaugural gathering, also in Dubai, which assembled top regional and global industry executives to study best practice on recruitment, HR development, employee retention and workforce engagement.

The GPCA Human Capital Conference is a two-day event tackling the fundamental issues affecting operational excellence from both personal and professional perspectives, including cultural transformation, change leadership, innovation culture and talent management.

Key players and senior executives from leading companies such as KPC, Borouge, Shell Chemicals, SAP, RBL Group, Petroskills, Korn/Ferry International, Learnactive and PDI Ninth House will be speaking at the event.

A pre-conference workshop on the role of leadership in driving, managing and sustaining change for operational excellence, facilitated by Hala Al Turki, partner and senior leadership trainer at Altaaat Leadership Development Institute, will be held on 16 October.

By: John Baker
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