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The 1st International
Conference on Human Capital and Sustainable Development (December 12-13, 2012.)
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and President of American University of Sharjah, the Human Resources Directorate of Sharjah Government in collaboration with American University of Sharjah, School of Business and Management, will hold the 1st International Conference on Human Capital and Sustainable Development (HCSD'12) from December 12-13, 2012. The two-day conference will provide a platform for international leaders in the field of human resources and economy to share the latest development in the systems and mechanisms to improve economic and human resources rules and policies as well as to increase job opportunities and employment, especially to increase the UAE human capital. The conference will feature keynote presentations and panel discussions covering important topics such as human resources in a global economy; UAE national labor force's involvement in the private sector; human resources in the public sector; Organizational challenges, human resources strategy and policy; National talent development and retention; Knowledge-based economy; Educational output and labor market needs in the UAE; as well as Inter-relation between human resources development and economic development sustainability - case of the UAE.
- Date: December 12-13, 2012.
- Location: Main Building, American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah, UAE.
- Time: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
- Fee: Free.
- To register, please complete the registration form.
- Abstract submission: October 24, 2012 (Call for abstracts can be download be downloaded here in either English or Arabic.
- Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2012.
Sharjah International Conference on human capital and sustainable development aims to achieve the following objectives:
- How to synergize the UAE national human development policy and the UAE economic policy into mutually beneficial, complementary process.
- How to organize and allocate human resources capital in the country to the various structures and sectors of the national economy via a solid and comprehensive program, making integration between the economic policy and the human resource development policy in the United Arab Emirates possible.
- How to determine and focus on the challenges facing the development of national human resources, with regards to the current UAE and global economy; how to develop the means to address these challenges.
- How to develop an authentic, systematic and effective mechanism to increase the operational opportunities, job creation and employment of nationals in the private sector of the UAE, making the expanding private sector much more amenable to reach out and incorporate UAE nationals in the sector.
- How to point out rules, to deal with, and new tools, to have, in order to develop an employment policy for UAE citizens on the national level and to discuss their requirements and procedures.
- How to create a mechanism of positive interaction and cooperative and meaningful relations between the national work force and the multinational, foreign work force in the UAE and get them to work together in order to serve and maintain the needs and development of the country.
1. Human Resources in a Global Economy
- Local labor market needs for a competitive economy
- Matching people and position
- Educational requirements
- Youth in a knowledge economy
- Management of expatriates
- Labor relations and regulatory issues
2. UAE National Labor Force's Involvement in the Private Sector
- The process of making the private sector absorb and incorporate UAE nationals (Emiratis) into its operations
- Localization and diversity
- Increasing female participation in the private sector
- Competing for talent with the public sector
3. Human Resources in the Public Sector
- Successful approaches to training and development
- Motivation and incentives
- HR in an era of e-government
4. Organizational challenges
- Aligning employee interests with organizational goals
- Preparing the next generation of leaders
- Performance management
- Recruiting and retaining local talent
- Human Resources Strategy and Policy
- Learning from abroad (what has worked elsewhere?)
- Promoting citizen participation in the economy
|Classic Rooms||AED 300.00 single or double*|
|Classic Studio||AED 400.00 single or double*|
|Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite||AED 500.00 single or double*|
- subject to 10% Municipality Tax
and 10% Service Charge
- inclusive of the complimentary
- inclusive of daily group
transfer from the hotel to AUS and from AUS to the hotel
- shopping shuttles from the
hotel to Dubai and Sharjah shopping malls and return
transfer to and from the AUS conference venue.
and No-Show Policy
or bookings require a valid credit card (guest's credit card number and expiry
date) to guarantee the booking and to keep the reservation in the system for
guests arriving at a later time. Non-guaranteed reservations/bookings may only
be kept in the hotel's system. Any cancellation received three days
before arrival will attract no cancellation fees. Any no show rooms will
attract full stay accommodation fee.
above rates are subject to availability and previous reservation is required
with enough notice period.
reservations, you may contact:
International Hotel, located on the edge of Khaled Lagoon overlooking the
beautiful cornice, offers the convenience of a central location. A mere 20-minute
drive from Dubai and Sharjah airports, the hotel is a short walk from the
Sharjah Souk and has easy access to shopping malls, Sharjah Expo Exhibition
Centre and entertainment centers.
|Single Room||AED 300.00 Net|
|Double Room||AED 350.00 Net|
rates are net, inclusive of tax, service charge, and buffet breakfast at the
Oasis restaurant, per room, per night.
Room Rates on Full Board
|Single Room||AED 450.00 Net with water and soft drinks|
|Double Room||AED 680.00 Net with water and soft drinks|
rates are net, inclusive of tax, service charge, and buffet breakfast Lunch and
Dinner at the Oasis restaurant, per room, per night.
- complementary airport pickup and drop
- complementary usage of recreational facilities
- complementary tea and coffee in the room
- complementary Internet access at the lobby
For reservations, you
Geographically, Sharjah is situated just north of
Dubai. If you fly into the United Arab Emirates, chances are that you
will land at Dubai Airport (DXB). From Dubai Airport it is a 30 minute
drive to American University of Sharjah (AUS). If you fly Air Arabia, you
will land at Sharjah International Airport (SHJ), which is a 10 minute drive
Ground transportation between the airport and the hotel, as
well as the hotel and AUS will be provided by Holiday International Hotel.
Weather in Sharjah in April can vary between a low of 15°C
and a high of 38°C.
In terms of population, Sharjah is the third smallest
Emirate with about 700,000 inhabitants. While Arabic is the official
language, almost everyone speaks some English, and many are fluent. His
Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, member of the Supreme Council
of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah has developed the Emirate of
Sharjah to be at the forefront of Culture and Education. There are at
least 20 museums for Art, Culture and Heritage and two major Universities along
with a number of Technology Colleges and several International Schools located
Social customs in Sharjah society are guided by Islamic
tradition, and everyone is expected to respectfully adhere to a few legal
guidelines. One of those is that since Sharjah is a "dry"
Emirate, alcohol is not available for sale in Sharjah, and no alcohol is served
in restaurants, hotels etc.
Another guideline determines a dress code for both men and
women in Sharjah to dress modestly and to make sure to have body, shoulders,
and knees covered. Although non-Muslim expatriates or
visitors are not expected to 'cover up' in Islamic dress, they should still
respect the local culture and not wear anything too tight or too revealing.
For more information about Sharjah, please visit H. H. Sheikh Dr.
Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi's website.
of the following countries can obtain a visa upon entry: Andorra, Australia,
Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Holland (Netherlands), Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan,
Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway,
Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vatican City.
of other countries will require a visa to enter the United Arab Emirates. If
you are flying to the UAE using Emirates Airlines or Air Arabia, the airline
can get you the necessary visa if you make the request in advance.
Conference secretary [email protected]
Dr. Mansour Al Shamsi
Consultant of HR Development Policies & Strategy
Directorate of Human Recourses
Government of Sharjah
Tel +971 6 512 1482
+971 6 507 8866
Fax +971 6 528 8843
Email [email protected]
Dr. Syed Rizvi
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing
School of Business Management
American University of Sharjah
Tel +971 6 515 2456
Fax +971 6 558 5065
Email [email protected]
Director of Events Management
Office of Public Affairs
American University of Sharjah
Tel +971 6 515 2326
Fax +971 6 515 2200
Email [email protected]
Thank You for Registering