Conference Theme
Collaborate-Empower-Innovate – the Key to Impactful Change

We look forward to welcoming our AHRMIO members and friends in Milan for our next AHRMIO Annual Conference,. This year’s conference will provide an open space for HR and Training Managers in International Organizations to share and exchange ideas on innovative and collaborative practices and to learn new and exciting initiatives and drivers to change.

Host

SDA Bocconi School of Management
Piazza Sraffa 13
20136 – Milan – Italy

Programme

Monday, 25 September 2017

14:00-15:00

Registration

15:00-15:30

Welcome

  • Giuseppe Soda, Dean, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Full Professor of Organization Theory and Design and Network Analysis, Bocconi University, IT
  • Olivier Fleurence, Chair of the Board, AHRMIO and Advisor/Senior Personnel Manager, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
  • Nora Godwin, Conference Chair, Retired UNICEF staff member, former Deputy Director of Communication and Chief of Organizational Learning and Development (Human Resources), USA

15:30-17:00

Plenary I: The Power of Connection – Bridging the Divide

  • Vikas Narula, KeyHubs, USA

17:00-18:30

Experiencing Italian Culture and Cuisine

18:30-21:00

Welcome cocktail at SDA Bocconi

21:00

Bus transfer from Bocconi University to Grand Visconti Palace Hotel

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

08:30

Bus transfer from Grand Visconti Palace Hotel to Bocconi University

9:00-10:30

Plenary II: Impact of Cross Collaboration in Innovation

  • Søren Stig , Senior Advisor, UNOPS
  • Brent Goldfarb, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Academic Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

Working groups – Innovative Approaches to Collaboration and Innovation

A1 AHRMIO Member Cases:

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Engaging the Organization for Culture Change – Diversity and Inclusion Actions to Improve Institutional Gender Equality

  • Edna Diez, Director, HR Policy and Program Division, ADB

World Bank Group: Child Planning Benefit – Innovation in Benefits through Collaboration

  • Sean Kiernan, Senior HR Specialist
  • Thomas Williams, Program Manager
  • Moderated by Lea Lonsted, Chief, Learning, Leadership & Organizational Development Section, United Nations Secretariat

A2 AHRMIO Member Cases:

Asian Development Bank (ADB): Leveraging technology for improved HR service and knowledge management

  • Amal Hakki, Human Resources Specialist, ADB
  • Moderated by Arturo Pagan, Deputy Director and Chief Strategic Partner, Division for Human Resources, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

A3 AHRMIO Member Cases:

European Patent Office (EPO): A collaborative and mature approach to wellbeing and care: EPO Employee Assistance Programme

  • Sylvia Analia Echagüe-Wehling, Head of Department HR Partners, EPO

European Patent Office (EPO): Jointly investing in our People: Talent@EPO

  • Sylvia Analia Echagüe-Wehling, Head of Department HR Partners, EPO

A4 Put a bit of SALT in your life

Workshop: Stimulate, Appreciate, Learn & Transfer – it’s about changing paradigms

  • Jean-Louis Lamboray, Physician and leader of Constellation, BE
  • Anita Sheehan, Radical Collaboration Facilitator

12:00-13:00

Plenary III: Inter-connectedness and inter-collaboration – Innovative approaches to online collaboration

  • Marie Artim, Vice-President, Global Talent Acquisition, Enterprise Holdings
  • Kevin Delaney, Vice President of Learning and Development, LinkedIn

13:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Plenary IV: Social Innovation through Partnership & Creative Thinking

  • Raul Cardénas, Torolab, Mexico
  • Diego Alonso, Mexico

15:30-16:00

Break

16:00-17:00

Plenary V: Harness the Extraordinary Power of a Diverse Global Workforce

  • Naser Alizadeh, Director, Global Telecoms and IT Client Services, World Bank Group Information and Technology Solutions, USA

17:00-17:30

AHRMIO General Assembly

  • Olivier Fleurence, Chair of the Board, ARHMIO and IMF
  • Helke Carvalho Hernandes, Executive Director, AHRMIO

17:30

Bus transfers from Bocconi University to Grand Visconti Palace Hotel

18:45

Bus transfers from the Grand Visconti Palace Hotel and the Hotel d’Este to the dinner venue

19:30 – 22:00

Dinner at Il Castello Visconteo

22:00

Bus transfers from the dinner venue to the Grand Visconti Palace Hotel and the Hotel d’Este

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

08:30

Bus transfer from Grand Visconti Palace Hotel to Bocconi University

9:00-10:15

Plenary VI: Perspectives on Collaboration and Innovation – Panel discussion

  • Jean-Louis Lamboray, Physician and leader of Constellation, BE
  • Sunita Sehmi, Walk the Talk Executive Coaching, CH
  • Robin Lewis, HR Director, Cigna International Markets, Global IPMI and Middle East
  • Cécile Wendling, Group Head of Foresight, AXA

10:15-10:45

Break

10:45-11:45

Plenary VII: In Search for Impact: Inside Three Change Interventions

  • Aulikki Kuusela, Management Consultant, AHK Global Consulting and Former Director, World Bank

11:45-12:45

Plenary VIII: State of play: Strategic HR management and the business partner role

  • Daniele Alesani, SDA Bocconi Fellow, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Management Specialist IAEA

12:45-13:00

Concluding remarks by conference chair and welcome to the 2018 conference

  • Nora Godwin, Conference Chair, Retired UNICEF staff member, former Deputy Director of Communication and Chief of Organizational Learning and Development (Human Resources), USA
  • INL, Portugal