WHAT IS WIL FORUM?
WIL Forum has championed the transformational power of Inclusion and Diversity since 2009 in Dubai, travelling to China, Malaysia, India and Saudi Arabia since its inception and introducing over 10.000 leaders from around the world.
WIL forum is a workplace and career development gathering of global leading organisations, public and private sectors, employees, students and entrepreneurs around 2 days of powerful networking, interactive workshops, inspiring talks, and scheduled business meetings.
22nd Edition - 2022
WHAT NOW? RETHINKING OUR WORKPLACES FOR A NEW ERA
A generational shift combined to the COVID-19 crisis has supercharged the need for a radical transformation in the workplace.
Driven by automation and digitization, human aspirations for a more inclusive environment and a better balance between the private and the public spheres as a well as a need to be part of a common organisational mission, demand for basic cognitive and manual skills will fall, while the need for technological, social, and emotional skills will increase.
Knowing this, leaders understand the urgency to build diverse and innovative teams and develop employee skills with the objective of giving them the flexibility needed to evolve their occupations.
WIL Forum 2022 will focus on taking advantage of the acceleration of technology and mindset shift brought by the COVID 19 pandemic to develop inclusive workplaces:
Best pracices to build inclusive teams
Recruiting and developing a diverse talent pipeline
Fostering allyship and belonging
Strategic planning and roll out
Reporting & good governance
Develop transformational leaders within your team
Building effective L&D programs
Fostering innovation and intrapreneurship
Using Diversity as a learning tool (cross generational, cultural, gender for innovation)
Critical skills for career growth
CV and recruitment tips clinics
Daring the hard conversations
Building a powerful network
The art of negotiating & Influencing
Finding the right mentor for you
Leading with authenticity
Developing strong mental health habits
Reclaiming purpose and aliveness at work
HR tech and Big Data
Ideation & pitch clinics
Finding partners/sourcing customers for your solutions
Find the right investor for you (corporate VC, Business angels, Impact funds, Public grants)
The forum combines educational sessions, mentorship and business opportunities in live panels, workshops, AmA’s and a display/networking area to showcase your company, meet with peers, investors, recruiters and talent.
Access to the content library to watch all sessions on replay whenever you want for as long as you want.
Schedule meetings with suppliers, customers and investors through our app.
(max 15 mins)
Get inspired for action
Story telling/inspirational talk led in ted talk style (short and dynamic, no slides, produced in a studio environment. Topic example: Why did I decide to be a Feminist?
Expand your skill set
learning & development class with digital workbook led by an expert
Topic example: Inclusive leadership, receiving and giving feedback
Hear from industry leaders
Lively conversation with a variety of speakers, Q&A from the audience and live polls on topics related to the main theme.
Get the answers you need
1:1 conversations between a VIP speaker and a skilled interviewer, polls, Q&A with the audience.
Share your ideas
Meet and pitch in front of relevant investors/corporate partners for your HR products and services.
ASK ME ANYTHING
Ask Me Anything sessions led by an expert of a field responding to live questions from the audience (mentorship)