Future Training Development and Learning Leaders

21 - 22 October, 2019 | Grosvenor House, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Craig Austin

Group Head of Talent Management and Learning & Development RAKBANK UAE

Craig has over thirty-years business and HR experience in the Financial Services sector across the UK and the Middle East region. Craig is currently the Head of Talent and Learning for one of the local banks based in the UAE and recently co-led the highly successful Government Accelerator initiative in the office of the Prime Minister, delivering the challenging Emiratization initiative, which has been recognized at the highest levels. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Group Head of Talent for one of the largest banks in the MENA region, designing and delivering both strategic and operational talent solutions. Craig has been involved in the development of people in both a business and HR context all his working life and has lectured on Leadership and HR extensively, at leading UK universities and most recently the American University of Ras Al-Khaimah. He is an industry recognized Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and also sits as a Fellow of the Gulf Talent Advisory board, providing strategic advice and guidance to help develop the field of HR in the region.

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

2:30 PM Managing learning and development to ensure employees skills and capabilities align with your company objectives

Most of the L&D professionals believe that a training program which creates a happier environment and more loyal employees has been successful. However, this is not enough by itself. It makes no sense for employees to have successfully learned lots of skills which do not improve their productivity or align with their companies strategic objectives. The training has to be created and addressed not only to the workers, but also has to be based on the company`s needs as well.

Key question – How do you design the right training to match your organisation’s goals in a long run?
  • Creating an impeccable training and business plan to match your organizations’ goals
  • Knowing where are the gaps, defining the future and deliver the perfect training

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Craig.

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