14 - 15 June, 2018 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands


With significant challenges posed by the shifting economical, technological and societal landscapes, the world of organizations will be transforming at an unprecedented scale and speed. Understanding the scale of the disruption and its impact is critical, but it won’t necessarily help in resolving some of the most pressing issues that land on the HR agenda. Just think about it – thus far we have built a myriad of “interventions” around jobs; employees as “asset-class” have been managed through processes; multiple interventions have been developed to manage the workforce “as a whole” with a flurry of well-intended interventions around efficiency and effectiveness. With the world shifting in front of our eyes we can make a choice – continue to extrapolate the past or make a quantum leap from the world of HR transformations and co-design the future of the workplace – becoming its much needed architects! The challenge is – where to begin, and how. With the old benchmarks and best practices expiring – where can you look for a meaningful reference. What are signposts used to trace a successful path towards future of HR along this fairly unexplored territory?

Welcome to our Masterclass Curriculum. Participants will have a choice to join one of our masterminded streams exploring in depth one the following topics – New Age Talent Acquisition, Leadership in Digital Era, AI meets society, Employee-Experience Centric Organization, Developing an Agile Organization and Learning and the digital promise.

New Age Talent Acquisition – career management software is the fastest growing HR tech. Transparency of candidate profiles and reliability of their professional characteristics have never been so high. With a combined rise of AI in this space, virtual reality and gamification penetrating candidate engagement and selection, shifting work-life preferences and the rise of gig platforms – how to bring the world of Talent Acquisition into a digital era and shift the paradigm from talent scarcity to abundance?

Leadership in the digital era – with the leadership characteristics under scrutiny, parallel to a rise of new organization models, networks, communities, work sharing platforms, teams, the move from goods to service, from products to solutions – the question about leadership has never been so fundamental. What is a leader in the new economy, and how to identify and develop a new generation of leaders?

AI meets society – several companies use gamification principles to change the way they work, using it to increase workplace efficiency, offer training, solve problems, attract and retain top talent. How is AI being used for societal impact, which initiatives are there that use AI to generate change at massive scale. Can AI be used to reach the underprivileged, can AI solve problems of access to schooling? What are design challenges when AI is applied “at scale”

Employee-Experience Centric Organization – Employee Experience (EX), like its sister Customer Experience (CX), has become a new priority, with a path to growth and competitive advantage. EXCentric organizations outperform the peers. Who are the EX Pioneers and how do they use EX as key to Business Transformation? How to design EX and what does an EX-Centric Transformation roadmap look like? How to reshape, build new thinking and capabilities?

Developing an Agile Organization – only 11% of organizations know how to structure themselves for success. What does it take to move from traditional structures to an agile, network based organization? What are the implications on the processes that drive team composition, workflow, engagement, performance, recognition, talent management. How to scale agile pilots to achieve an enterprise wide footprint? How does the shift from jobs to roles happen?

Learning and the digital promise – learning has been the most vibrant digital space over the recent years and it holds an enormous opportunity with the blend of on-and offline, “AAA”, gaming, MOOC’s, nanodegrees and many other exciting opportunities. In the next few years it is expected that digital learning will leave its infancy behind and moves to adolescence.

These will be highly interactive, extremely hands-on and practical half-a-day speed learning events with clear developmental goals to be realised by the audience. Each of the session will have elements of reflection, exchange, demonstration and discussion. They will showcase examples from leading organizations and feature complementary introductions from leading thinkers, practitioners and futurists. Ample time will be provided to navigate through the most promising and trending technology applications adding to the toolkit and workbooks shared throughout each session.