18/02/2013

Knowledge Oman Participates in HR & Nationalisation Congress

Knowledge Oman, the leading knowledge based community initiative in the country, participated in supporting the first Oman HR and Nationalisation Congress  held this month by IQPC at Crown Plaza Muscat, along with a group of Knowledge Oman delegates taking part to share and promote knowledge with the attendees.

The conference witnessed local and regional HR professionals, with the participation of Rym Aoudia, VP Community Projects at Knowledge Oman speaking on Coaching and Mentoring for Local Workforce Development. This focused on developing coaching and mentoring plans in relation to the local context, fostering knowledge transfer and winning mindset at work, and enabling a sustainable learning culture for the local market. Along with Knowledge Oman delegate Eman Al Zakwani leading a panel session on recruiting and retaining Generation Y in today’s workforce, catering to the most effective way of communicating company values, job roles and expectations to national graduates, and the importance of training and career progression in determining choice of work.

The first day of the conference further witnessed key subjects in HR including the role of HR in fulfilling organizational goals, employment creation and localization, crucial HR issues for the GCC, standardizing the HR profession in Qatar, speed networking session, developing HRM models in Oman, and various subjects relating the local workforce and its development. The second day included topics on positioning coaching and mentoring to accelerate local talent development, developing human capital by effective training for employees and the company, equality in opportunity, and work place challenges.

Knowledge Oman’s participation in the HR & Nationalisation Congress is in line with its commitment in supporting local development and promoting the sharing of knowledge. Established in April 2008 by Tariq Al Barwani, Knowledge Oman is a platform that specifically connects people in the community to create, share and promote knowledge through online-based and community driven initiatives. The platform was launched as a mission to solidify the vision of the country’s ruler, His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos of Oman, to transform Oman into a knowledge based society. This generates wealth of knowledge and builds the nation which is the corner-stone of success today.