As part of its contribution to enriching professionalism in the issue of Human Resource Management and proffer solutions to topical issues of relevance to contemporary business and the national economy, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) is set to hold its 47th Annual National Conference.
The Annual National Conference which is the flagship event on the Institute’s annual calendar presents an atmosphere of learning, inspiration, networking, collaboration, and engagement and remains the best and biggest HR Conference with leading HR practitioners and line managers in private and public sectors in West Africa.
Anthony Arabome, President / Chairman of Council while speaking at a press conference in Lagos said the current business climate and global economic environment is transforming the human resource function, hierarchy, responsibilities, and skill levels to meet the new demands of a volatile marketplace and a diverse workforce.
Arabome said Human Resources is coming into a new state of being going beyond the norm to revolutionising current roles into strategic partnerships that focus on tight alignment to business goals.
According to him, “This transformation is changing the very structure of human resources. Creating a team of passionate HR business partners and strategic executives who understand all facets of the business and its marketplace can help to guide and influence corporate strategy, and develop a high performance workforce that is more competitive, productive and efficient. But first HR roles and responsibilities must change and the way we deliver HR to the business must change as well in defining the new HR”.
The president while highlighting the theme of this year event ‘Go Beyond’ scheduled to hold at the International Conference Centre Abuja from the 14th to the 16th of October 2015 observes that the National Conference creates a veritable platform for members and participants to up-scale their knowledge on human resource management issues.
“The conference provides a robust platform for professional and social networking amongst participants. Interaction at the conference helps participants to deepen their network and competencies. In today’s global knowledge economy, the depth of a professional’s network and competencies could determine how far he/she goes in achieving excellence at his/her job”.
He further pointed out that the conference would provide members with the opportunity to contribute to public policy and advocacy in the areas within their professional calling. “The Conference not only aims to draw national attention to the themes selected but goes further to harvest contributions of members to the task of providing solutions to the specific issues as will be ultimately published in the communiqué to be issued at the end of the 3-day conference”.
The president disclosed that CIPM conference will feature 4 Plenary Sessions, 10 Master Series Sessions, HR Clinics, HR Best Practice Awards, Health & Lifestyle Talks, Free Cancer and Eye screening, a fun filled Gala Night and world-class exhibitions that would host both Nigerian and international exhibitors.
“CIPM is introducing the HR Optimisation Award alongside the HR Best Practice Awards to recognise and reward HR Initiatives which have impacted on business operations and solved key organisational problems, thus reinforcing HR’s presence at the table through impactful contributions as a Strategic Business Partner”. He added.
Speakers expected to deliver papers at the conference includes; Ugochukwu Omoegu (Principal Consultant, Joseph Consulting and Mentoring Ltd). Farida Nana Bedwei (Senior Software Architect, Rancard Solutions; Thomas Scott Weir – The author and founder, Emerging Markets Leadership Center.
Other notable speakers are Yemi Kale, The Statistician General of the Federation, National Bureau of Statistics, Fela Durotoye, chief executive officer, GEMSTONE Group among others.