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The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) has set agenda to stimulate the economic transformation of Nigeria through human resources development during its forthcoming 43rd annual conference planned for Abuja between 26th to 28th October, 2011.

Addressing a pre-conference media briefing in Lagos, last week, Vice President of the Institute, Mr. Sunday Korode, noted that the economic transformation of the country cannot be achieved in isolation of the human capital development. He said the conference is to help institutions focus on stimulating the economic transformation of Nigeria.

According to him, the theme of the conference - 'Stimulating Economic Transformation: The HR Agenda' - was chosen to focus attention on the importance of human resources development in the quest to attaining economic transformation, especially in the light of Vision 20-2020 of the federal government. 'We are in the process of ensuring that we upscale the impact of the membership of our Institute in the country to achieve this purpose,' he added.

Korode remarked that papers will be delivered on topics such as: Attaining economic transformation through people; Translating human potential to economic reality; People - the bedrock of organisational success; HR - a leading force in e-management and; HR - putting the nation to work.

Others are: Aligning HR with business objectives; Key HR challenges ahead of 2011 - 2015; Transformational leadership - the people expectations; Industrial relations practice in the public sector; Change management factor in economic transformation and; Managing your HR career for economic partnership.

Facilitators expected at the conference include: Peter Christie, MD, HayGroup, Middle East; Martin Woolnough, MD/CEO, Nestle Nigeria; Mutiu Sunmonu, MD/CEO, SPDC, Nigeria; Bayo Sarumi, former MD, NPA; Rajan Swaroop, MD, Airtel; Amina Oyagbola, MTN Nigeria; Kabir Kabo Usman, Director General, CMD; amongst others.

Also speaking on the event, Chairman, Planning Committee, Mr. Wale Adediran, said that Best HR Practices awards will be given to organisations in 7 key sectors of the economy, namely: Oil & Gas, Banking, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Transportation and, SMEs sectors.

CIPM is charged with the responsibility of regulating the practice of human resource management in Nigeria, and also has the mandate to promote excellence in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills by practitioners.

The Institute was established in 1968 as the Personnel Management Association of Nigeria and was renamed as Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria in 1973. It obtained its chartered status through Decree 58 of 1992 and since taken on the current name.