HEC Paris and Qatar HR Forum (QHRF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby HEC Paris is supporting QHRF by offering lectures from HEC Paris’ renowned faculty.
The first event with the new HEC Paris partnership took place at the HEC Paris in Qatar. The event aimed at HR professionals, focused on attraction and engagement of Qatar nationals in the workplace, and included a blend of case studies, the first one presented by Wadha Jaber from QFCRA.
It also hosted an intriguing panel discussion on the challenges of Qatarisation and the tools to overcome this, which was moderated by leading personalities including Dr Khalid al-Horr, CEO, Qatar Finance & Business Academy; Alexis al-Qassmi, Founder of The OD Company in Qatar; and Khalifa al-Salahi, director (Academic Affairs / Operations) at QFBA. The panel discussion was facilitated by Mohammed Arif, Qatar Financial Centre.
A roundtable on ‘Research Qatarisation challenges and solutions’ focused on the real challenges and provided ways to overcome them. It also threw light on the crucial role of QHRF to support Qatarisation in Qatar, moderated by Mohamed Arif and Birgit Narayanan, Communication Specialist at QHRF.
In addition, Rawan Sadideen from the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) delivered a presentation on Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP), a strategic initiative developed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications to boost the professional capacity of government IT employees with specialised and accredited training.
Dr Nils Plambeck, Dean & CEO, HEC Paris in Qatar said, “HEC Paris is deeply honoured to partner with Qatar HR Forum to promote the coherent value of human resources in the organizations and augmenting the HR acumen of upcoming youths on the changing global landscape. By virtue of providing thought-provoking lectures, leading faculty of HEC Paris in Qatar will support QHRF in the long run. We therefore look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership as we both aim to develop successful programs for business executives in Qatar in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030”.
“The QHRF is delighted to partner with HEC Paris in Qatar in moving the forum to the next level. We look forward to HEC Paris’ support through the provision of lectures and embark on our vision of supporting HR Professionals in Qatar and promoting HR as a profession.”, Najat el-Mahdy, chair, QHRF said.