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Gov HR Summit to take place in Abu Dhabi

Third annual summit will focus on innovation in managing government human resources

Gov HR Summit to take place in Abu Dhabi
E-learning has become a priority for regional governments, says Sidh NC.

The third annual Gov HR Summit is scheduled to be held from the 27th -29th October 2015 in Abu Dhabi, to address challenges facing the HR sector for government and public sector in the region.

The conference, which will take place at the Ritz Carlton, Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, is being held under the theme of ‘Putting people first : Driving innovation to achieve Human Excellence', and will focus on regional success stories from leading HR service partners.

Distance learning provider CrossKnowledge, a part of the Wiley brand, has been signed as a platinum sponsor.

The Gov HR Summit is recognised as the biggest HR event for government and public sector in the MENA region. The Human Capital function at present is under pressure to adopt new ways of working, while dealing with talent management, leadership, succession planning and other crucial factors that dictate the success of an organisation.

Matthew Santaspirt, sales and market development director for EMEA for Wiley said: "Innovation is key as it helps HR professionals reach more individuals and adapt their training to continually evolving learning styles. Innovation allows us to create more meaningful learning pathways, and learning communities for individuals to share their knowledge and expertise."

The challenges faced by the HR function of the public sector are considerably different from the private sector, especially in the MENA region where the strength of youth workforce is fast outpacing the count of government sector jobs. So a major focus is on developing the necessary skills for the youth through different techniques.

Sidh N C, director of conference organisers QnA International commented: "The Middle East and North Africa region's spending on E-learning programs alone is projected at $560.7 million and it is obvious that the priority is on developing the talent pool with different learning programs, which is why organisations like CrossKnowledge have lapped up the opportunity to be a part of the Gov HR Summit."

Santasprit added: "Innovation is the core of our culture and strategy, and we design fast, engaging learning pathways and communities where individuals learn, share, compete and collaborate. Wiley has been transforming individuals and companies for more than 200 years, and with the governments in the Middle East we have the opportunity to help transform the entire region."

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