Dr. Chandra Shekar

Director - Learning and Development Universal Hospital UAE

Dr. Chandra Shekar is currently working as Director, Learning and Development at Universal Hospital, Abu Dhabi has over 30 years of professional experience across academics and administrative functions in different parts of globe. During his term Dr. Chandra Shekar, at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India, he was involved not only in teaching but also in admin matters. He was the founder Course Director for the International Twinning Program commissioned in Manipal in association with American University of Antigua, College of Medicine. He was instrumental in starting M. Tech, Biomedical Engineering Program in Manipal Institute of Technology in the year 1989. He was also involved in administration and teaching at American University of Antigua, College of Medicine, Antigua, Caribbean islands for more than 7 years.

Conference Day One: Monday, 21 October 2019

Monday, October 21st, 2019

2:50 PM Trailblazer Panel: Selecting the right partner to ensure budget maximization in L&D

The world of workplace learning is constantly evolving and changing, creating not only new challenges and exciting opportunities, but also the demand of L&D professionals to constantly develop their skills in order to meet the demands of their learners. There are many choices and opportunities available to learn, collaborate, share and build knowledge. The most significant enablers for just-in-time learning are applications and technology platforms. For example, mobile-learning apps, polling software, next-generation learning management systems, virtual classrooms, learning video platforms, massive open online courses (MOOCs) to name just a few. However, the L&D leaders must unsure that learning technologies fit into the overall system architecture including functionality to support the overall talent cycle, onboarding, performance management real-time feedback tools, career management, succession planning, recognition and rewards.

Key question – What is the right tool for you to achieve success in training and development?
  • Finding ways to migrate learning into the cloud
  • Overcoming budgetary restrains to maximize tech offerings

Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

1:00 PM Mastering soft skills for better communication, improved customer service and bringing better results at the workplace

In the ever changing world, knowing that your worker has the technical skills and knowledge is not enough anymore. The aim is to combine the practical knowledge they already have with the soft skills, which they may lack, especially if this is their first job, or switching departments. Now, soft skills training is getting more and more important due to the digital force and online world are entering the workforce which leads to less human interaction.

Key question –How do you drive ROI of training for soft skills?
  • Being aware of the main soft skills training aspects for your employees to drive improvement
  • Teaching and training your employees in soft skills

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

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