First Organizational Learning Conference - MENA (OLC MENA)

Venue: The Address Down Town Hotel

Location: Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Event Date/Time: May 02, 2012 End Date/Time: May 03, 2012
Registration Date: Apr 20, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jan 31, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2012
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Description

The concept of organizational learning is known to most of us as the ability of an organization to make solid, rational internal changes to adapt to its ever changing external environment. Learning organisations do not rely on serendipitously stumbling across a learning opportunity but rather actively promote learning through a variety of tools, techniques and initiatives. The importance of organisational learning is inherent in almost all international standards and models today, be it in the subtle requirement of review in the fundamental ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management, or the more intricate non prescriptive guideline of assessment and refinement dictated by International Excellence Models. The recession which resulted from the 2008 global financial crisis has seen many economies and organisations resorting to ad hoc “solutions” to aid them in maintaining operations throughout the crisis; some of which have succeeded, while others have failed. The theme of this conference revolves around how organizational learning has played a role for some organisations to safely emerge out of the global financial crisis, and how it can provide the building blocks for business continuity for all other sorts of external changes which may have either detrimental or positive effects on the organisation.

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Additional Information

Reduced rate - Early bird delegates for Euro 300. The conference will be held in Dubai and will be packed with many learning events including learning bazaar and world cafe.