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2019 AHRMIO Annual Conference

Conference topic:

Beyond Purpose: Engagement. Innovation. Impact

Boston University, Questrom School of Business
30 September (14:00PM) – 2 October (13:00PM)
Boston, USA

Event details

The millennials are active in the current workforce, but organizations need to adapt the way they attract, retain, empower and engage them. How do organizations deal with the changing work dynamics and benefit from the wealth of knowledge in the market? How to transform culturally responsible organizations into workplaces of the future?

In International Organizations retention is not necessarily the problem, while missed opportunities and lack of employee development sometimes prevent these organizations from innovating. Bridging different generations and bringing out the full potential of both older and younger employees has typically not been a focus of IOs. The strong DNA of these organizations and the fact that people tend to adapt to the embedded culture results in a lack of exchange and generalization of knowledge between the different generations. So, while the organizational purpose exists, is this enough? Since purpose by itself is mostly not enough to keep employees interested and engaged, how can organizations create engagement beyond purpose?

Who can attend?

HR Professionals and all those interested in people management and what it means for the future.

The conference brings together AHRMIO members from various international organizations and NGO's, companies, educational institutions and other associations to network and exchange ideas and opinions

Programme

Monday 30 September

13:00 – 14:00

Registration

14:00 – 14:30

Welcome Address

  • Olivier Fleurence, Chair of the Board, AHRMIO and Advisor, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
  • Susan Fournier, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the Questrom School of Business and Professor of Marketing, Boston University, US
  • Michael Page, Conference Chair, Senior Advisor at EFMD GN and past Provost of Bentley University, US

14:30 – 15:15

Plenary I – The Woman Who Was Mistaken for a Man

  • Wiley Davi, Associate Professor of English and Media Studies, Bentley University, USA

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:45

Plenary II – Understanding how IOs can become agile strategic HR policy makers

  • Henrietta De Beer, Human Resources Policies Division, UN, USA

16:45 – 17:45

Plenary III – Employee Engagement in International Organizations – What does the data tell us ?

  • Roger Parry, Director, Agenda Consulting, UK
  • Arturo Pagan, Deputy Director and Chief Strategic Partner, Division for Human Resources, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), USA

16:45 – 17:45

In parallel with Plenary IIISession for Students – Careers in International Organizations

  • Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Innovation Officer, Highered, NO
  • Marta Gutierrez, Human Resources Business Partner, IMF
  • Eva Jansen, Human Resources Officer, Diversity and Outreach Section, Strategic Talent Management Service, Global Strategy and Policy Division, Office of Human Resources, UN
  • Fabienne Trebouvil, HR Advisor, NATO

18:00 – 21:00

Networking Opportunity for Students and AHRMIO members, and Welcome Cocktail at Boston University, Questrom School of Business

Tuesday 1 October

08:30

Registration

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary IV – Blockchain - How is Blockchain Disrupting HR

  • Marina Niforos, INSEAD IDP, FR and Member, Blockchain Policy and Framework Conditions Working Group at EU Observatory and Forum

10:00 – 10:45

Plenary V – Hacking HR

  • Enrique Rubio, Hacking HR, USA

10:45 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:45

Working groups – Innovation & Impact

A1 Leading Change Collectively: A Compass for Enlivening the Journey
We are all leaders who care about achieving impact. How can we build our own capacities to collaborate better across generations, departments, and hierarchies to enliven our organizations in service of our missions?

  • Dominic Stucker, Managing Partner, Collective Leadership Institute

A2 Advancing the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace (with a special focus on young talent)
Diversity is a core value of the United Nations and the Organization recognizes that the diversity of its staff is an asset in tackling its complex tasks. It is estimated that 15% of the world’s population live with disabilities. This figure represents more than 1 billion people in the world. To enhance our collective understanding of the issues persons with disabilities may face in the workplace and of ways to support their inclusion into our organizations more effectively, we invite you to actively participate in this session.

  • Maria Teresa Lago Lao, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Office of Human Resources/Bureau for Management Services, United Nations Development Programme

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 15:00

Working groups – Engagement & Impact

B1 Innovation & Staff Wellbeing
From payer to health partner: Analysis of the wide mutation of the Health Insurance business, from prevention to digital access to care through chronic diseases management and individual medicine.
Innovative digital services: Is there a gap between expectation and reality? What impact on cost control and duty of care for international organisation?
What could be the international health ecosystem in 10 years?

  • Thomas Duvernoy, Head of Global Health & Protection Services, Allianz Partners, FR

B2 Engagement - Engagement and Innovation – Young Associates Programme (YAP)
The YAP is a recently launched recruitment programme targeting those who were not previously a main talent source for the OECD. The first half of the presentation will focus on why it makes business sense for the OECD to run such a programme that engages more with a younger population. The YAP is also used as an experimental platform to test new tools and approaches to optimise efficiency and effectiveness in the recruitment process.
In the second part of this presentation, an assessment of using AI and online video interview tools will be shared. The session will conclude with the sharing of preliminary result from an ongoing text mining study. Part of the goal of this study is to examine the differences between generations.

  • Makoto Miyasako, Head of Talent Management and Analytics Group, OECD, FR

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:15

AHRMIO General Assembly

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

16:15 – 17:30

Plenary Panel VI – Collaboration across generations
Impact of diversity and inclusion on innovation – collaboration to make work more effective

  • Tim May, HR Officer, Cigna, USA
  • Lauren Tennant Pollock, Accelerate Partner, AXA XL, USA
  • Evan Apfelbaum, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Questrom School of Business, Boston University, USA

19:30 – 22:00

Drinks and Conference Dinner at the New England Aquarium

Wednesday 2 October

08:30

Registration

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary VII – Panel – The future of Organizations and Roles

  • Dominic Stucker, Managing Partner, Collective Leadership Institute
  • Ângelo Valente, Senior Manager of Communications and External Affairs Blip, PT

10:00 – 11:00

Plenary Panel VIII - Perspective of the younger generations

  • Sandra Fasules, Director, Digital Engagement and Response, Partners In Health, US
  • Jeff Steer, student in Questrom School of Business’ part-time MBA program and Senior Talent Management Professional, Waters Corporation, US
  • Amber Wigmore Alvarez, Chief Innovation Officer, Highered, NO
  • Moderated by Monica Parker James, Executive Director of Industry Alliances, Boston University, Questrom School of Business/Feld Center, USA

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Plenary IX – Roles in the future, future of workplace, transformation

  • Evan Metter, Principal, KPMG, USA

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks and Welcome to 2020 Conference

  • Michèle Pagé, Conference Chair and Head of Human Resources Management, Executive Directorate, OECD

Speakers

DOMINIC_STUCKER

Dominic Stucker

Managing Partner,
Collective Leadership Institute
ROGER_PARRY

Roger Parry

Director, Agenda Consulting,
UK
Thomas_Duvernoy

Thomas Duvernoy

Head of Global Health & Protection Services, Allianz Partners, FR
Fabienne_Trebouville

Fabienne Trebouvil

HR Advisor,
NATO
Mike_Page

Mike Page

Senior Advisor EFMD GN; past Provost of Bentley University, US
amber_wigmore_alvarez

Amber Wigmore Alvarez

Chief Innovation Officer, Highered,
NO
OLIVIER_FLEURENCE

Olivier Fleurence

Chair of the Board, AHRMIO and Advisor, IMF, USA
Arturo_Pagan

Arturo Pagán

Deputy Director and Chief Strategic Partner at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Wiley_Davi

Wiley Davi

Associate Professor of English and Media Studies, Bentley University, USA
Michele_Page

Michèle Pagé

Head of Human Resources Management, Executive Directorate, OECD
Marina_Niforos

Marina Niforos

INSEAD IDP-C Non Executive Director and Board Advisor
Monica-Parker-James
Executive Director of Industry Alliances at Boston University Questrom School of Business
makoto_miyasako

Makoto Miyasako

Head of Talent Management and Analytics Group, OECD, FR
Lauren Pollock

Lauren Tennant Pollock

Accelerate Partner at AXA XL
Evan_Metter

Evan Metter

Principal, KPMG, USA
tim_may

Tim May

Cigna, USA
Enrique_Rubio

Enrique Rubio

Hacking HR, USA
Marta Gutierrez

Marta Gutierrez

Human Business Partner, IMF
Henrietta de Beer

Henrietta de Beer

UN, USA
Evan_Apfelbaum

Evan Apfelbaum

Associate Professor at Boston University Questrom School of Business, USA
Maria-Teresa-Lago-Lao

Maria Teresa Lago Lao

Disability Inclusion Consultant at UNDP
Eva_Jansen

Eva Jansen

Human Resources Officer at United Nations
Angelo_Valente

Angelo Valente

Senior Manager of Communications and External Affairs Blip, PT
Jeff_Steer

Jeff Steer

Talent Management Professional | Corporate Strategist | Life Science Recruiter | MBA Candidate
sandra-fasules

Sandra Fasules

Director, Digital Engagement and Response at Partners In Health
susan_fournier

Susan Fournier

Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the Questrom School of Business and Professor of Marketing, Boston University, US

Practical information

Venue & Contacts

Boston University
Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

4thfloor

Contact at Boston University:
Steven Davidson
Associate Dean

Contact at AHRMIO
Mayen Enodien

Travel

Boston University’s central campus is located right next to Kenmore Square, a central intersection in Boston, only two miles from downtown.

The campus is about a 20 minute drive away from Boston’s Logan International Airport.

By taxi
A taxi from the airport costs approximately $40 - £50, and drivers expect a tip of around 15–20%. Please note that you can also use UBER.

If you are taking the Amtrak, South Station is about the same distance and taxi fare.

By public transport

Via the MBTA

The Questrom School of Business is located directly across from the Blandford stop on the ‘B’ branch of the Green Line. This stop is the first above ground after Kenmore Square. Passengers on other Green Line branches should transfer to a westbound ‘B’ train or walk from Kenmore Station.

From Logan Airport via Public Transportation (MBTA) – http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/logan/

For service from Logan Airport using the Blue Line, board FREE Massport shuttle buses (Route Nos. 22, 33, or 55 to “MBTA Blue Line”) outside your terminal. The Massport shuttle buses will drop you off directly in front of Airport Station where you can purchase your CharlieTicket at the ticket machines inside the station’s lobby. Insert your CharlieTicket in the turnstyle to access the station platform. For customers coming from Logan Airport en route to the Green Line, transfer from the Blue Line at State, take the Orange Line toward Oak Grove (northbound) one stop to Haymarket, and board the Green Line at Haymarket.

The Blue Line runs from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. every day of the week.

Map and more info about the MBTA

Using the Amtrak
If you are traveling with the Amtrak, please stop at South train station and take the red line to Park Street. From Park street transfer to the green line (direction Boston College) and stop at Blandford street which is 1 minute walk away from the university.

Accommodation

Boston Hotel Buckminster is our conference hotel.
It is a historic hotel located in the center of Boston in the region of Massachusetts, just 673 feet from Fenway Park and one block away from Boston University. It has a fitness center, business center and complimentary wi-fi as well as an onsite restaurant, the Fenmore Grill, for breakfast and dinner.

Address
645 Beacon Street
MA 02215
United States

Telephone Number
+1 617-236-7050

Email
reservations@bostonhotelbuckminster.com

Rooms have been pre-booked at this hotel for conference participants however participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly via email, telephone or directly on their website (contact details above) mentioning the rate code “AHRM” as reference. Please ensure that you provide information regarding type of room required, as well as number of nights you intend to stay. 

Rates:
Deluxe King: $284 / night (plus tax) (with breakfast)
Deluxe Queen: $284 / night (plus tax) (with breakfast)
One and two bedroom unit: $284 /night (plus tax) (with breakfast)

These prices are special rates provided to AHRMIO and are available until 15 September.

Social Programme

Monday 30 September: Welcome Reception at Boston University, Questrom School of Business

Address:

Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

9thfloor

Tuesday 1 October: Conference dinner at the New England Aquarium.
The New England Aquarium is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. With more than 1.3 million visitors a year, the Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston and a major public education resource for the region.

1 Central Wharf
Boston MA 02110

Tourism

Please visit the tourism page of the  City of Boston website for information on theaters, museums, sports, and (and mostly free) things to do in the City.

Visit this page for a map of museum and galleries