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India is going to host the ‘IFTDO 2022’ World Conference & Exhibition from 19th to 21st May 2022 on the theme ‘Strategies for an agile Work Culture: Pathways to the New Age’ in New Delhi which is being organised by the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD)in collaboration with national Human Resource Development (NHRD) and the Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE). Other associates are Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).

The entire event is being spearheaded by eminent leaders like Dr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, President, IFTDO and Director (HR), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Dr. Natraj Ray, National President, ISTD and Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Chair, Steering Committee & President Emeritus, ISTD.

During a recently held Press Meet, Dr. Mohapatra listed out the needs of the times in a new normal era. Dr. Gautam and Dr. Ray also added their views on the conference and what they aimed to achieve from the conference.

During the pandemic, a few companies were agile enough to quickly respond to digital work. Most of the companies faced immense challenges in being able to cope with the new model of work environment, with some of the organizations even being forced to shut down completely. Keeping this challenging scenario in view, the theme and subtopics will be addressed while trying to decode and understand what the organizations can do to support agile work culture.

Aligned to the theme, the sessions of the Conference shall be grouped under four tracks namely Skills, Technology, Markets, and Sustainability. A wide galaxy of Indian and International speakers is expected to bring to life diverse perspectives and ideas across sessions, artfully stitched together. The eminent panel of speakers will include, David Olson Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Dr. Alka Mittal, Chairman & Managing Director, ONGC, Raghupati Singhania, Chairman Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., and many others.

About IFTDO:

The International Federation of Training and Development Organisations (IFTDO) came into existence in 1972 in Geneva, Switzerland, and is the UK registered charity and nonprofitable organisation. It is composed of Full Members, Associate Members, and Reciprocal Members.

IFTDO is the most multinational, multicultural Training and Development organisation in the world with a truly diverse Board of Directors. Their members form a highly diverse network of human resource management and development organisations globally, linking HR professionals in HR societies, corporations, universities, consultancies, government organisations and enterprises.

IFTDO currently represents more than 500,000 professionals in over 30 countries and aims to develop and maintain a worldwide network committed to the identification, development, and transfer of knowledge, skills, and technology to enhance personal growth, human performance, productivity, and sustainable development.

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