Detailed Programme 2016

Programme

9 AM Registration and welcome coffee
9.30 - 10.30 AM Opening keynote
Not-so-big-data: why evidence-based leadership is everyone's responsibility
Rahaf Harfoush (Author, Speaker, Strategist, Digital Anthropologist)
10.30 - 11 AM Coffee break
11 AM - 12.30 PM  Session of choice - choose 1 session out of 6
12.30 - 2 PM Lunch and networking
  Optional: participate in a sponsored lunch & learn session during lunch!
2 - 3.30 PM Session of choice - choose 1 session out of 6
3.30 - 4 PM Coffee break
4 - 5 PM Closing keynote
How to survive and thrive in challenging, changing times
Paul McGee (Author, Speaker, Perfomance Coach)
5 PM Reception and networking

Sessions

Opening keynote: Not-so-big-data: why evidence-based leadership is everyone's responsibility

Rahaf Harfoush (Author, Speaker, Strategist, Digital Anthropologist)

In this essential keynote, New York Times bestselling author and strategist Rahaf Harfoush explains how big data has evolved into one of the most important leadership issues of modern business.

Rahaf highlights how trends such as data-abundance, hyper-personalization, and a global talent shortage have made finding and keeping the right people a key priority. She reveals how companies like Starbucks, UPS, Bank of America, Sprint, US Airways, and more are applying data to improve performance, increase profitability, and most importantly, create happy work cultures.
Filled with practical tools and insights, Rahaf focuses on making data accessible to everyone—regardless of industry, size, technical literacy, or budget. The companies that will thrive in today’s fast-paced economic climate will the ones that apply data to transform their organizations and unleash their people’s potential. Will you be one of them?

Closing keynote: How to survive and thrive in challenging, changing times

Paul McGee (Author, Speaker, Performance Coach)
In this interactive and engaging session, Paul McGee will draw upon 25 years of working with organisations throughout the world. His focus will be on how we can develop the most effective mind-set to deal with the relentless change that we are all facing and will continue to face. He will go beyond the platitudes of positivity and provide practical strategies you can apply immediately in both your professional and personal lives. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired but also to leave with practical tools and insights to help you survive and thrive.

Morning sessions

DANCING WITH WOLVES
Learn from academia
A new view on managing intercultural conflict. (EN)
Prof Smaranda Boros, Vlerick Business School
Prof Ralf Wetzel, Vlerick Business School

 

THE HR BUSINESS PARTNER MODEL
Learn from academia

20 years later - lessons learned (EN)
Prof Dirk Buyens, Vlerick Business School

 

GEVANGEN TUSSEN HAMER EN AAMBEELD
Learn from practice

Is er nog een toekomst voor sociaal overleg? (NL)
Prof Katia Tieleman, Vlerick Business School
Werner Verlinden, Directeur Personeels- en organisatiebeheer, Eandis
Virginia Geeraerts, Diensthoofd verloning, Eandis

 

TEAM-BASED PAY: ONBEKEND MAAKT ONBEMIND?
Learn from practice

Een zoektocht naar een nieuw elan voor variabele beloning. (NL)
Prof Xavier Baeten, Vlerick Business School
Martin van Leeuwen, International Reward and Mobility Specialist, TP Vision

 

BIJ TOPSPORT MAKEN DETAILS HET VERSCHIL
Learn from experts
Hoe het menselijk potentieel optimaliseren. (NL)
Prof Herman Van den Broeck, Vlerick Business School
Ivan De Witte, Voorzitter KAA Gent
Bart Verhaeghe, Voorzitter Club Brugge

 
HOW TO BUILD SUSTAINABLE CAREERS IN YOUR COMPANY
Learn from each other
Help employees own their careers and get managers to support career development. (EN)
Prof Monique Valcour, Professional Coach, Keynote Speaker, Executive Educator
 

Afternoon sessions

CHANGING THE WAY YOU LOOK AT CHANGE
Learn from academia

The 6 batteries: an integrative model for implementing change. (EN)
Prof Peter De Prins, Vlerick Business School
Prof Kurt Verweire, Vlerick Business School

 

ANCIËNNITEIT
Learn from academia
Beschouwingen over een beladen begrip. (NL)
Prof Luc Sels, KULeuven

 

ZELFSTURING BINNEN ORGANISATIES 
Learn from practice
Wat met HR? (NL)
Prof Koen Dewettinck, Vlerick Business School
Danielle Van Landuyt, Directeur Personeel Wit-Gele Kruis Oost-Vlaanderen
Bie De Backer, Directeur HR Durabrik Group
Ilse Heylens, HR Director, Lidl Belgium & Luxemburg

 

CULTUUR DIE INNOVATIE BOOST
Learn from practice
Steel (met trots) van Google. (NL)
Prof Dirk Buyens, Vlerick Business School
Edward Boute, Head of Google for Work Belgium & Luxemburg, Google

 

TO CO-CREATE OR NOT TO CO-CREATE?
Learn from experts
It's not a question anymore, it's a must... The why and how of this challenge for all of us! (EN)
Prof Herman Van den Broeck, Vlerick Business School
Lisette Oosterbroek, Change Catalyst, KPN
Massimo Bandecchi, Head of Systems and Conc. Engineering sect, ESA

 
RESOLVING CONFLICTS AT WORK
Learn from each other

A new mediation role for HR? (EN)
Prof Barney Jordaan, Vlerick Business School
 

Sponsored Lunch & Learn sessions

AG Insurance, supporter van het leven van onze medewerkers

door:
Inke Daems, Head of Business HR & Talent, Ag Insurance

"Investeren in menselijk kapitaal verhoogt het plezier om te werken, het welzijn en de productiviteit. Uiteindelijk wint onze organisatie erbij op het vlak van snelheid en efficiëntie. Bovendien wordt de service aan de klanten er alleen maar beter door." (Raphaël Copis – Communication & HR Director)

AG Insurance heeft al heel wat initiatieven genomen om het welzijn van zijn medewerkers te verbeteren. We vinden het erg belangrijk dat je je goed voelt op kantoor, dat elke medewerker met plezier komt werken. Supporter van het leven van onze medewerkers omvat een reeks initiatieven die willen helpen om zich zo goed mogelijk te voelen, zowel op het werk als daarbuiten.