The Second HR Conference on the theme “Re-thinking People Management” of Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, will be held on 3rd-4th February, 2017. This is one of the largest annual events in the country that works as a bridge between all stakeholders of Human Resource Management and the students.
The event will focus on three major themes – ‘Harnessing Human Capabilities for the Modern Workplace’, ‘Redefining Work: HR in VUCA and SMAC World’ and ‘Employment Relations: Moving Forward Towards Greater Effectiveness’. The Conference will also have papers presented on a multitude of topics covering many aspects in the world of HR by academicians and research scholars.
The HR Conference will begin with a pre-conference workshop on “Research Methods for Behavioural Research” on the 2nd February 2017 by Prof. Satya Bhushan Dash, IIM Lucknow.
Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference will witness eminent panelists from various domains of HR engaging in discussions related to Talent Management, Organizational Design, Indigenous approaches to HR, Holacracy, Indian HR, HR Analytics and Handling Workplace Diversity.
The Inaugural key note address will be delivered by Prof. Neharika Vohra, IIM Ahmedabad and the Valedictory speech will be delivered by Mr. Bijay Sahoo, Group President, HR-Reliance Industries
Some of the other speakers include – Mr. Richard Lobo, EVP and Head HR- Infosys, Mr. Sunil Jha, President-HR at ACG Worldwide, Mr. Parthasarathi Mishra, CHRM, Tata Steel, Ms. Bobby Pattnaik, Location HR and Senior Unit HR Manager, Infosys, Dr. Saroj Mahapatra, Director, Jaipuria School of Business, Mr. P Dwarakanath, Director, Group Human Capital, Max Life, Mr. Vijay Sinha, VP HR, JSW, Mr. Bibaswan Dash, HR Manager, Microsoft and Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran, Director, Academy of HRD.
In 2013, XIMB received University status and is now Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), the first Jesuit University and Digital University in the country. The 2-year programs of XIMB are now offered by different Schools of XUB. The 2-year program of Human Resource Management, MBA-HRM, is now offered by the newly formed Xavier School of Human Resource Management (XaHR). The MBA-HRM curriculum is known for continuous Industry Interface, industry relevant curriculum, focused new practices, rigorous academic process, experienced faculty from industry and academics with rich publications and study exchange programme with foreign universities. The curriculum is recognised by Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) USA as aligned with global standards.
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. XUB offers its Masters in Business Management through its flagship school, XIMB. It also offers Masters in Human Resource Management through Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Rural Management through Xavier School of Rural Management, Sustainability Management through Xavier School of Sustainability, undergraduate programme in commerce through Xavier School of Commerce and programs in Media studies through the Xavier School of Communication. It also has proposed to set up other schools of higher learning in various areas like Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Policy, Finance, Education and Centers of Research in Public Policy & others.