Dear Colleagues,
This is your chance to contribute to the GCC's greatest HR conference, ASHRM 2014, to be held on 11th to 13th of February 2014 at the prestigious Atlantis Resort, Dubai. We are now calling for papers for all speaking sessions.

Conference theme

"The Power Within: "People, the Engine of Transformation".
Recent research by Oxford Strategic Consulting, on behalf of ASHRM, has demonstrated that HR practitioners have a unique opportunity to transform the success of their organizations. This opportunity is not yet being fully realized. Business and public sector leaders recognize the dramatic impact that HR can have, but in many organizations HR is not yet delivering optimal value.

What papers are we looking for?

We are seeking papers on the following topic areas:

  1. HR Impact - the potential impact of HR and how it can be maximized (one of the following):
    • HR strategy - building the capabilities the business needs
    • Engagement - the differentiating human factor
    • Developing capabilities (talent management, including resourcing - especially nationals)
  2. HR Effectiveness - how HR can be professionally organized and whether we need a specific Arab HR model (one of the following):
    • HR in the GCC - how does it make a real difference
    • HR effectiveness in practice (organizing, measuring etc.)
    • HR as a Profession


All abstracts are to be written in English.


All abstracts must be submitted via the Online Abstract Form which can be accessed using the Submit Abstract button above. This should be limited to a maximum of 200 words.

Important Dates to Deadline for Submissions

10th December 2013

Important Information

We greatly look forward to welcoming you to the Atlantis in Dubai next February!


Featured Speakers

  • Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal

  • Patrick Harverson

  • Rudy Karsan

  • Benedict T. Casnocha

  • Dom Sagolla

  • Fahad S. Al-Sheaibi

  • Adrian Gilpin

  • Professor William Scott-Jackson

  • Ms. Salma Al Hajjaj

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