Conference 2013

Dear HR management professional,

There is nothing permanent except change. An organisation's ability to adapt to change, i.e. recognise new opportunities, make use of them and redesign its business model, assets, processes and systems accordingly is what we call an organisation's dynamic capability.

But how can important changes be noticed and recognised as opportunities? How can one be foresighted, dynamic and sustainable?

We are happy to invite you to the 21st Human Resources Management Conference - Dynamic Organisation - on April 11-12, 2013 in Tartu.

This year's conference focuses on an organisation's ability to notice new opportunities and make them work for the company. We will take a look at the key issues of personnel management in a dynamic organisation and think about how to develop these criteria in light of new opportunities.

Many top experts and practitioners from Estonia and abroad will take the stage. Of course, economic trends will also be discussed.

Ene Ergma, a Professor and the President of the Riigikogu will talk about our society that is in constant change. What is valuable today may not be tomorrow. How has our society changed and how does it keep changing? What are the values of the present and where are we going? What are the dynamics of our society? How does change in society influence organizations?

Kristjan Lepik, a financial consultant, will speak how the changes in the world economy influence the labor market, what are the biggest changes our companies should consider and what are Estonia's opportunities?

Michael Murphy (United Kingdom), a customer service development manager, will share his experience in Virgin Management and Workshare to speak about how happy employees make customers happy. Birgitta Burman (Sweden), Head of the HR BNET Supply Organization within Ericsson, will also be relying on her own experience to encourage everybody to develop an innovative organisation culture. The main stage will be reserved for top executives discussing of HR partners. Kadi Steinberg, Manager of the Personnel Development and Training Competence Centre at Eesti Energia, will be leading a discussion for all participants on the organisation's dynamic capability; Elar Killumets, a PhD and instructor at the University of Tartu, will look at the contradiction between pay per performance and performance-based management; Raul Järve, Gjensidige's Estonian branch manager, and Ele Reiljan, director of Baltic development at Eesti Post, will speak about the lean approach. The conference's final presentation will take a look to the future.

These are only a few glimpses of the exciting conference programme. We guarantee there will be enough dynamics for both - the Dorpat Conference Centre and Ahhaa Centre - where the party is held.

Please see here the detailed programme.

Conference prices:
PARE member: €530
PARE non-member: €605

In case more than four people from your organisation participate, ask for a special offer from
All prices are calculated per participant and they do not include VAT.

Invite your manager and let's meet in Tartu!

Karin Kivari
On behalf of the Human Resources Management Conference expert group
Member of the board of the Estonian Human Resources Association, PARE

Link to the information in Estonian programme