MAHRP’s Fourth National HR Convention: A Triumph of Learning, Collaboration, and Innovation

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Participants immersed in the session, captivated by the content. – Photo: MAHRP (Ibrahim Assad)

All we can see are smiles – reflections of the joy of learning, not merely acquiring knowledge, but also staying abreast of the latest trends and spending time with top professionals. Last weekend, the Maldives Association for HR Professionals (MAHRP) hosted its fourth annual National HR Convention and Expo.

During the opening ceremony, the Chief Guest, Mayor Adam Azim of Male’ city, emphasized that the most crucial talent needed is the skill of human management. Stressing the importance of the conference, he mentioned that building human capacity and resources is essential, and MAHRP is doing commendable work in promoting this cause.

The convention, with over 380 participants, focused on how HR can create value for an organization and how people leaders can collaborate to enhance their team members’ experiences effectively.

This significant gathering for learning featured top international speakers, including James Taylor, who delivered a keynote on “Augmenting HR in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”

Nicole Smart, an International Corporate Trainer for Management, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence Development and TEDx Speaker, discussed Emotional Intelligence in the workplace and its role in sustaining workplace culture.

Nick Jonsson, an International Speaker, Coach, and Mentor, shared insights on transformation, vulnerability, and key areas for organizations to focus on in the new world of work.

Rajesh Mehta, Chief Business Officer at Ooredoo, presented an insightful perspective on TecHRace and the Future of Work.

The event showcased local speakers, such as Ahmed Saeed, CEO of System Solutions Pvt Ltd, who presented on “Embracing Technology and Change” and its impact on the future of the workforce and human capabilities.

Dr. Mariya Ali spoke about “Joy at Work” and its connection to the future of work and employee well-being.

Shifana Wajeeh, Managing Director of The Wellness Club and CEO of Heat Health and Fitness, contributed valuable insights into wellness and well-being in the workplace.

A noteworthy speech by Maeesha Asif, Learning and Development Manager of SAii Lagoon – Curio Collection by Hilton, focused on “Elevating Human Potentials Through Upskilling.”

MAHRP expressed gratitude to all partners who contributed to the success of the event, starting with leading partner MTCC and digital partner Ooredoo Maldives. Other key partners included MWSC, HDC, Systems Solutions, Buruzu Catering, Hill Top by Muna, Print Lab, Maldives Business Review, and Island Beverages.

Special thanks were extended to accommodation partners Hotel Jen, Manhattan Business Hotel, Sunsiyam Olhuveli Resort, Milaidhoo Maldives, and Ooaga Art Resort.

The event concluded on a lively and joyful note, thanks to the efforts of all participants.

“Stay tuned for the next MAHRP event,” they said.

MAHRP, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to driving activities and initiatives that add value to the Human Resources Professional Network across the country. They are committed to making the association an all-inclusive HR Professionals Association, where everyone has the chance to add value and work together to build much-needed human capital excellence within the Maldives.

Their mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most current and comprehensive resources, and to advance the profession by promoting HR’s essential role, setting professional standards, and providing the necessary know-how.

In addition to the HR Convention, they organize a Learning and Development conference. They have also brought the world-renowned service guru Ron Kauffman to the Maldives, along with International Speaker & Mind Power Coach Robin Banks, hosting impactful events.

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