MAHRP hosts first event in Addu with over 130 participants

Maldives Association of Human Resource Professionals (MAHRP) has hosted the first session under its popular knowledge sharing series — The Great HR Best Practice Share — in the southernmost atoll of Addu.

The session — the first event in Addu by MAHRP — took place from 10am to 12pm on Saturday at Equator Village resort. It was attended by over 130 HR professionals from a variety of organisations based in the city.

HR professionals from Addu attend The Great HR Best Practice Share organised by MAHRP on Saturday. PHOTO/ MAHRP

The Great HR Best Practice Share session in Addu focused on topics related to change management and mindset, as well as disciplinary procedures and their relation to HR professionals. A panel discussion was also held on key challenges such as gender equality and harassment at workplace.

Ahmed Ibrahim, Head of HR Business Partner at Bank of Maldives (BML), delivered a keynote on the topic, ‘Change 4.0 – Transformation Meets Agility’, where he highlighted specific aspects on developing the mindset necessary for any successful change management project or transformation. Ali Adam, General Manager HR at Universal Enterprises, shared the best practices in handling disciplinary issues with respect to existing labour laws.

Ahmed Ibrahim, Head of HR Business Partner at Bank of Maldives (BML), speaks at The Great HR Best Practice Share organised by MAHRP on Saturday. PHOTO/ MAHRP
Ali Adam, General Manager HR at Universal Enterprises, speaks at The Great HR Best Practice Share organised by MAHRP on Saturday. PHOTO/ MAHRP

Meanwhile, Mohamed Athif, Director of HR at Kandima Maldives, moderated the panel discussion on the topic, ‘Gender Equality and Harassment at Workplace’.

Penalises include Aishath Manal Khalid, former Assistant Research Officer at the Anti-Corruption Commission of Maldives who is currently pursuing higher studies at ADA University in Azerbaijan; Mariyam Shifana, an educator and community leader who had previously served as the principal of Adh. Dhigurah School; Aminath Gulfishan, Principal of Mianz International School; and Fathimath Mohamed, the Vice President of MAHRP.

The panel discussion held as part of The Great HR Best Practice Share organised by MAHRP on Saturday. PHOTO/ MAHRP

We are delighted by the positive response to the session, which was directed for the human resources professionals of Addu city. We take this opportunity to thank the Addu community and its leaders for their tremendous support to this event,” MAHRP President Hussain Afeef, who also serves as the Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality Assurance at LUX* Resorts, said.

“We will conducting similar sessions in Addu, and we are planning to organise a leadership conference in the city.”

MAHRP President Hussain Afeef speaks at The Great HR Best Practice Share organised by MAHRP on Saturday. PHOTO/ MAHRP

The HR Best Practice Share and Knowledge Session series is a special knowledge sharing forum where participating organisations will present their practices in various aspect of human resources management. These regular sessions always bring out wonderful stories of how things can be done in organisations regardless of their resources or financial strength.

MAHRP is the first professional association registered in the Maldives, dedicated to human resources and people development. The association’s 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 values, setting professional standards and providing the know-how. It is committed to linking and connecting HR professionals and practitioners locally and oversees through signature events and membership activities.

As part of its aim to develop human resources, MAHRP regularly hosts knowledge share events. The association also organised an exclusive training event in Maldives with world’s leading customer experience consultant Ron Kaufman, the first ever National HR Convention and Expo, and the first ever learning and development conference in Maldives.

MAHRP’s main focus for 2019 is identifying key challenges in human capital development and work towards adding value to every aspect of HR throughout the country. This includes a series of activities, including HR knowledge share, best practice share, HR organisational level quizzes, HR convention and debate sessions, as well as inspirational talks with world-class speakers.

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