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

Rethinking Reskilling

  • 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

  • Effective communication 

  • 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

Entrepreneurship 

  • 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.

WHAT'S NEW?

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POWER TALK

(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?

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WORKSHOPS

(45 mins)

Expand your skill set

learning & development class with digital workbook led by an expert

Topic example: Inclusive leadership, receiving and giving feedback

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INTERACTIVE PANELS

(45 mins)

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.

Power talk on disruptive business models

TALK SHOWS

(45 mins)

Get the answers you need

1:1 conversations between a VIP speaker and a skilled interviewer, polls, Q&A with the audience.

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ELEVATOR PITCHES

Share your ideas

Meet and pitch in front of relevant investors/corporate partners for your HR products and services.

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ASK ME ANYTHING

(30 mins)

Be inspired

Ask Me Anything sessions led by an expert of a field responding to live questions from the audience (mentorship)