XLRI to host Global Conference on Changing Nature of Careers

XLRI to host Global Conference on Changing Nature of Careers
Amita Jain | Nov 13, 2018 - 4:49 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 13: Practitioners from the world of corporate careers and international scholars from academia will converge at Jamshedpur for a two-day international conference on the ‘Changing Nature of Careers’ to be hosted by Xavier School of Management (XLRI).

The conference will be held from December 12 to 15, 2018, at Jamshedpur campus of XLRI, and will be anchored by the Centre for Human Resource Development (CHRD), XLRI. The conference, titled ‘International Conference on The Changing Nature of Careers: Implications for a Sustainable World’, will be chaired by Prof. Michael Arthur from Suffolk University, USA, Dr Anneleen Forrier from KU Leaven, Belgium and Dr R K Premarajan from XLRI, India. The event will see participation from both scholars and industry practitioners. On the agenda are paper presentations, practitioner sessions and panel discussions.

Besides scholars and researchers from top level institutes of India– including various IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore), TISS, XLRI, and Xavier University – the conference will have scholars representing Universities and Business Schools from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Australia.

Among the industry experts attending will be CHROs of Deutsche Bank, Infosys, ITC and the Manipal Group. A long list of practitioners are expected to make presentations on their perspectives on Career and Talent Management challenges in a Gig economy – including those from Accenture Strategy, Adobe, Aon, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Deloitte, Facebook, Korn Ferry, P&G, Quess, Reliance, and SHL.

“The conference will be unique in terms of the strong emphasis placed on linking practitioners from the world of corporate careers and scholars from the world of academics,” said Dr R K Premarajan, Chairperson, CHRD, XLRI .

Dr Anneleen Forrier, Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium said, “India, as a major contributor to global economic production, is at the right spot to discuss the changing nature of careers across the globe. What I really like about this conference is the opportunity it creates for an open dialogue between east and west, between practitioners and academics.”

In light of the trends in work content and work structures, the organisers have identified three major themes for this Conference: a shifting global employment arena, changing employment relationships, and the need to make careers research and practice support each other.

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