Pakistan Society for Training and Development celebrated its 50 years with a conference entitled Rethinking & Reimagining The Capabilities of Pakistan on Wednesday, 18th May at the Movenpick Hotel Karachi.
The conference explored the possibilities of rethinking and reimagining the capabilities of Pakistan, with the objective of highlighting the importance of learning and development on a personal level as part of organizational strategy.
The conference was attended by industry leaders as well as organizational development professionals, trainers and consultants.
The conference discovered the theme through various panel discussions and keynote speakers.
The welcome address was given by Saeed Siddiqui Vice President PSTD, which was followed by a video montage, which took a look at the rich 50-year history of Pakistan Society for Training and Development.
The panel discussion with senior consultant, Carnelian Kamran Rizvi, Senator Nisar Memon and Adjunct professor Zaffar A Khan took a look at the legacy of training in Pakistan and how it has changed over the years and where we can go from the point that we stand on today.
Another panel discussion delved into possible challenges and solutions for learning and how best to navigate them while avoiding the pitfalls that may come with the challenges. The panelists were Sumrah Ibadat (team leader Learning and Organizational Development UEP), Ahmed Noman (divisional head, learning and development division, Bank Alfalah), Humaira Ahmad (talent acquisition and learning manager, GSK) and Mehdi Hasnain (CEO Tohfay.com)
The key speakers of conference were; Lars Kure Juul Neilson from Denmark, who gave an enlightening talk on leadership and the correlation with talent management, Faiq Sadi, senior executive vice president Habib Bank Limited, presented a case study with regard to Change and Transformation, Wali Zahid, CEO Skillcity discussed what future requirements of imparting learning would be and Brian Tracy, CEO of Brian Tracy International also spoke on the occasion with regards to the importance of self-development and its impacts on organizational growth.
Among the more memorable sessions of the conference was one by Dr Atta ur Rehman, the former Federal Minister for Science and Technology entitled Knowledge and Innovation: Imperatives for Socio Economic Development.
Dr Moiz Hussain talked about the need for understanding Human Psychology and how the brain adapts to learning methods, which was followed by the changing face of the Millenial workplace by Rubina Jamal CEO Insolito Associates.
Other speakers who addressed the packed house included Rumman Ahmed who spoke about Learning Innovation, Ramiz Allawalla who gave a video presentation on People Transformation, Scott Schweye who talked about how to create extraordinary leadership in organizations.
Thank you and closing remarks were given by Amna Duadi General Manager PSTD.
The PR of the event was done by STARLINKS PR and Events.