Overview

  • Title: Global HR Forum 2014
  • Theme: Human Resources for Trust and Integration
  • Date: November 5(Wed) - 6(Thu), 2014
  • Venue: Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea

Program

  • Nov. 5 (Wed)
  • Nov. 6 (Thu)
Time Program
07:00~08:30 Registration
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speech
08:30-09:00

Opening Ceremony (Invitation Only)

Opening Speech
Kiwoong Kim President and Publisher, The Korea Economic Daily
Welcoming Speech
Wooyea Hwang Minister, Korean Ministry of Education
Congratulatory Speech
Hong-won Jung Prime Minister, Republic of Korea (Message)
09:00-10:30

Keynote Speech I

Human Resources Development for Sustainable Growth Detail

Speaker
Jim Yong Kim President, World Bank Group
Interlocutor
Sungmo Steve Kang President, KAIST

Keynote Speech II

The Science of Trust Detail

Speaker
John Gottman Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Washington
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Plenary Session & Special Session
11:00-12:30

Plenary Session I

Lecture on Successful Leadership by Global CEOs Detail

Moderator
Sungchull Junn Chairman, Institute of Global Management
Speaker
Youngsuk Chi Chairman, Elsevier
Speaker
Janina Kugel Corporate Vice-President of Human Resources, Siemens
Speaker
Kevin Sneader Chairman, Asia, McKinsey & Company
Speaker
Eli Collins Chief Technologist, Cloudera

Special Session I Detail

Moderator
Youngsook Park Chair, UN Future Forum/World Future Society Korea

Technology, Demography and the Future of the Workforce

Speaker
Kenneth Weinstein President & CEO, Hudson Institute

Forging a new path for jobs into our symbiotic future

Speaker
Thomas Frey Executive Director, DaVinci Institute
12:30-14:00 Luncheon
14:00-15:30

Plenary Session II

New Paradigms for Future UniversitiesDetail

Moderator
Junyoung Kim President, Sungkyunkwan University
Speaker
Robert Brown President, Boston University 
Speaker
Atsushi Seike President, Keio University
Speaker
Timothy O’Shea Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh 
Speaker
Eric Kaler President, University of Minnesota

Special Session II Detail

Moderator
Gwangjo Kim Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Keys to Making Better Decisions

Speaker
Phil Rosenzweig Professor, International Institute for Management Development(IMD)

Connected Learning : Redesigning Education for the Masses

Speaker
Michael Karnjanaprakorn CEO & Founder, Skillshare
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30

Plenary Session III

Youth Start-ups and Job PoliciesDetail

Moderator
Jeongtaik Lee  President, APEC Studies Association of Korea
Speaker
Feridun Hamdullahpur President & Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo
Speaker
Ralph Alexander Eichler President, ETH Zürich, Switzerland 
Speaker
Paul Swaim Senior Economist, OECD 
Speaker
Thomas Frey Executive Director, DaVinci Institute

Special Session III

Mind the Gap! War of Talents for UK Universities: Strategic Leadership, Integrity and Student EngagementDetail

Speaker
Martin Fryer Director, British Council Korea 
Speaker
Seth Kunin Vice Principal for Internationalisation, University of Aberdeen
Speaker
Chris Brink Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University 
Speaker
Vincent Emery Pro Vice-Chancellor, International Relations, University of Surrey
Time Program
07:30~09:00 Registration
09:00~10:30

Track A Session 1

Track A

Global Citizenship Education for Learning to Live Together Detail

Speaker
Gwangjo Kim  Director, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education
Speaker
Minjeong Kim Head of UNSG Global Education First Initiative, UNESCO
Speaker
Arief Rachman  Executive Chairman, Indonesia National Commission for UNESCO
Speaker
Utak Chung  Director, Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International
Speaker
Soonyong Pak  Professor of Education, Yonsei University

Track B Session 1

Track B

Aging Workforce and Productivity Detail

Speaker
Changho Kwag  CEO & President, POSCO Research Institute
Speaker
Jay Doherty Partner, Workforce Sciences Institute, Mercer 
Speaker
Jose Luis Cordeiro Founding Faculty, Singularity University 
Speaker
Haedong Kim President,  B. Braun Korea
Speaker
Byungjeun Kim Head of HR Consulting, KIM & CHANG

Track C Session 1

Track C

Creating Jobs for Women Detail

Speaker
Sangmee Bak  Professor, Division of International Studies, Hankuk University  of Foreign Studies
Speaker
Randall Eberts  Presient, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Speaker
Youngock Kim  Senior Fellow, Korea Women"s Development Institute
Speaker
Hyewon Ko  Senior Research Fellow, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training(KRIVET)
Speaker
Hiroyuki Fukuhara  Professor, Department of Economics, Osaka City University, Japan

Track D Session 1

Track D

The Art of Emotion Coaching Detail

Moderator
Peck Cho Distinguished Professor, Dongguk University
Speaker
John Gottman Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of Washington
Speaker
Julie Gottman President & Co-Founder, The Gottman Institute
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30

Track A Session 2

Track A

Cornerstone for Trust: Safe and Reliable Education Detail

Speaker
Yoonseong Lee  Professor, Department of Medicine, Seoul National University
Speaker
Jongkoo Lee  Director, JW Lee Center for Global Medicine,  College of Medicine, Seoul National University 
Speaker
Debra Pepler Distinguished Research Professor, York University 
Speaker
Hyesun Jung  Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Health, The Catholic University of Korea
Speaker
Insoo Oh  Associate Professor, Department of Education, Ewha Womens University

Track B Session 2

Track B

Social Network and Paradigm Changes in Recruiting Detail

Speaker
Heesung Lee  President, Intel Korea
Speaker
Gordon Zeilstra  Vice-President, Product Strategy-HR Line of Business, SAP
Speaker
Michael Karnjanaprakorn  CEO & Founder, Skillshare 
Speaker
Joon Huh  Sr Director & Global Recruiting Officer, HR Department, SK Telecom
Speaker
Jongyeon Choi  CHO, LS-Nikko Copper

Track C Session 2

Track C

Retirement Extension & Jobs for Middle-to-Old Ages Detail

Speaker
Kyungroh Yoon  President, Global Talent Management Institute
Speaker
Robert Helmrich  Head of division "Qualifications, Occupational Integration and Employment", German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training(BIBB) 
Speaker
Hiroyuki Fukuhara  Professor, Department of Economics, Osaka City University, Japan
Speaker
Namchul Lee  Director General, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education  and Training(KRIVET) 
Speaker
Philip Martin  Professor, University of California - Davis

Track D Session 2

Track D

Moderator
Youngkey Hwang Senior Advisor, Shin & Kim

Excellence in Education: Constructing Creative and Innovative Ideas through the Art of Asking Questions Detail

Speaker
Hezki Arieli Chairman, Global Excellence

New Global Trends in MBA Education Detail

Speaker
Sangeet Chowfla President & CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council(GMAC)
12:30-14:00 Luncheon
14:00-15:30

Track A Session 3

Track A

Start-up Education for Creative Talents in Korea Detail

Speaker
Jinsoo Kim  Professor, School of Business, Chung Ang University
Speaker
Feridun Hamdullahpur President, University of Waterloo 
Speaker
Joseph Wan Associate Professor, Nanyang Business School,  Nanyang Technological University 
Speaker
Hyukjin Ko Professor, Korea Polytechnic University
Speaker
Ilho Kim Professor, Research & Business Foundation, Sungkyunkwan University

Track B Session 3

Track B

How to Recruit and Manage Key Human Resources Detail

Speaker
Taehyung Ha  President & CEO, Hyundai Research Institute
Speaker
Dave Eaton  Senior Partner, Korn Ferry 
Speaker
Misa Yamashita  General Manager, Human Resources, GE Healthcare Asia Pacific
Speaker
Jinhee Kim  CEO, Naver I&S
Speaker
Wonmoo Shin  Executive Research Fellow, LG Economic Research Institute

Track C Session 3

Track C

Roles of Labor Union for Expanding Jobs Detail

Speaker
Paul Swaim  Senior Economist, OECD
Speaker
Weonho Jeong  Research Fellow, Korea Research  Institute for Vocational Education and Training(KRIVET) 
Speaker
Hans-Detlev Küller  Owner, Kueller-Kontor 
Speaker
Soonwon Kwon  Professor, Division of Business Administration, Sookmyung Women"s University 
Speaker
Moonju Chung  Executive Director Policy Bureau, FKTU(Federation of Korean Trade Unions)

Track D Session 3

Track D

How to Advance K-MOOC Detail

Speaker
Youngwha Kee  President, National Institute for Lifelong Education
Speaker
Jinhyouk Im  Professor & Director of Center for Teaching & Learning, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) 
Speaker
Johanness Heinlein  Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, edX 
Speaker
Taeeog Lee  Professor & Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, KAIST
Speaker
Timothy O’Shea  Principal & Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:30

Track A Session 4

Track A

Work Ethics for the Society of Trust and Integration Detail

Speaker
Taeyoung Kang  Senior Executive Vice President, POSCO Research Institute
Speaker
Roger Hill  Professor, Dept. of Career and Information Studies, University of Georgia 
Speaker
Youngmyon Lee  Dean & Professor, Dongguk Business School,   Dongguk University
Speaker
Chan Lee  Professor, Seoul National University
Speaker
Sanghoon Bae  Professor, Sungkyunkwan University

Track B Session 4

Track B

Competency-based Society Where Challengers Can Succeed Detail

Speaker
Daebong Kwon  Professor of Education and HRD, Korea University
Speaker
Halil Dundar Lead Education Specialist, The World Bank 
Speaker
Sunggil Kim Chairman, Daesung Heavy Industries Co.,Ltd. 
Speaker
Sangjoon Lee President & CEO, Hotel Prima
Speaker
Wonshul Shim Dean & Professor, College of Business and Economics,   Hanyang University
Speaker
Xiaoyan Liang Senior Education Specialist, World Bank

Track C Session 4

Track C

How Can We Increase Good Jobs? Detail

Speaker
Joonmo Cho  Provost & Professor, Sungkyunkwan University
Speaker
Hans-Detlev Küller  Owner, Kueller-Kontor 
Speaker
Randall Eberts  President, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Speaker
Chung Choe  Assistant Professor of Economics, Hanyang University ERICA CAMPUS
Speaker
Kiseol Yoon  Director, Good Work Place Institute, The Korea Economic Daily

Track D Session 4

Track D

Cultivating Future Young Entrepreneurs Detail

Speaker
Peck Cho  Distinguished Professor, Dongguk University 
Speaker
Jose Luis Cordeiro  Founding Faculty, Singularity University 
Speaker
Kyoungjune Eee  CEO, Nomad Connection Inc. 
Speaker
Heuiyeen Yeen  CEO, Maending 
Speaker
Sungjae Hwang  Chief Creative Office(CCO), Futureplay Inc.
Speaker
Kris Hyunjin Kim  Managing Partner, The Ventures co. Ltd.
17:30-18:00

Wrap-Up

Keynote Speech I

Theme : Human Resources Development for Sustainable Growth

The Global Financial Crisis have caused economic recession and reinforced social instability and conflict in many countries. In the U.S. and Europe, a large number of people blamed inept government policies and increased gap between super-rich and poor. Likewise, issues related to economic inequality and public distrust towards the leadership became more serious in Korea.?Especially, after the recent Sewol Ferry Tragedy, Koreans show intensified distrust in our society as they witnessed that people in responsibility had no sense of ethics, self-sacrifice to protect our citizens but only had greed and selfishness. Most of the Korean citizens considered these incidents as characteristics of underdeveloped countries, and suggested that the Korean society has overlooked significance on humanistic education and moral responsibility, but only focused on rapid economic growth for the past few decades. In light of that, we decided a main theme for this year’s 9th?Global HR Forum as Human Resources for Trust and Integration, hoping that we can make an opportunity to discuss the ways to train and educate future talents who have solid moral foundation and can hold our society together. Korea needs human resources that can resolve deep-rooted regionalism, generation gap and class inequality and prepare for the Korean reunification in the future.

During this session, President Jim Yong Kim will speak about the problem of distrust and fragmentation that runs rife in society and the progress of other nations' efforts in curbing this problem, and?how much effort nations have put into talent development with the goal of increasing trust and social cohesion.

Keynote Speech II

Theme : The Science of Trust

This session reviews, "The Science of Trust" in the context of couple relationships, including the physiology of trust and betrayal, and the mathematics of trust and betrayal. Recent research from John Gottman`s laboratory will be reviewed that leads to a precise definition of trust. Dr. Gottman will also talk about a new empirically-based theory of trust, how to create trust in love relationships, and how it is sometimes possible to heal from betrayal. This presentation is geared towards a clinical audience and is based upon Dr. Gottman’s latest books, ‘The Science of Trust’ and ‘What Makes Love Last? How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal’.

Plenary Sessions 1

Theme : Lecture on Successful Leadership by Global CEOs

Due to accelerated globalization and intensified competition within the global market, multinational companies need talented leaders who can successfully manage regionalization and internationalization, centralization and de-concentration of their business simultaneously in order to become winners. In addition, further development of distinguished strategies and prosperity on using their collective knowledge, skills and human capitals are required for those transnational companies. In this session, CEOs from the prestigious global companies will speak about their experiences in successful business practices, and share ideas on possible challenges in creative economy and strategies to improve international competitiveness.

Special Sessions 1

Theme : Technology, Demography and the Future of the Workforce

Technological breakthroughs over the next few decades, including unprecedented lifespan longevity, mass utilization of 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics and dramatically increased computing capacities, and the possibility of implanted electronic devices, offer the possibility of disruptive transformation in the workforce. What impact will technology have on the workforce? Will demography, such as significant population growth in sub-Saharan Africa and increased labor mobility worldwide, matter in shaping the new workforce? Kenneth Weinstein, President of the Hudson Institute, will try to give answers to these questions. He will also share his opinion on what will matter for the workforce a half-century from now.

Plenary Sessions 2

Theme : New Paradigms for Future Universities

The importance of higher education that cultivates creative future talents who can actively prepare for the future society is growing more and more. In Korea, the average 70 percent of high school graduates enter the universities, and thus universities have grown without any difficulties on attracting students or necessity to innovate their system for many years. However, Korean universities now face challenges, such as a decrease in number of high school graduates, globalization of higher education and transference from industrial society of mass production to knowledge-based society of high-value products. Hence, they have to make efforts to transform in education and research in order to keep up with the new transition to the future society. The Korean government has also pursued various policy measures to enhance the competitiveness of universities to the global level. Top global universities have achieved global competency through innovation in their education and research system. They have influence on changes in countries and companies as well. In this session, presidents of prestigious universities will introduce their experiences of innovation in higher education, and discuss strategies to enhance the competitiveness of universities.

Special Sessions 2

Theme : Connected Learning: Redesigning Education for the Masses

What's the difference between learning and education? Knowing that answer has the power to unlock the potential in each of us and our organizations. To build better teams, we need to shift our focus away from merely producing "college-ready graduates," and toward fostering young adults with the abilities to create, innovate, and think critically. We need to reinvent education, not just for today, but for hundreds of years into the future.

Today's young professionals are unprepared for the types of jobs that await them. They're products of an education system that teaches them to conform instead of creating new paths forward. As the world's problems become more complex, businesses need employees who will challenge the status quo, discover new opportunities and implement creative solutions.

This presentation will help you connect the dots by taking you on a journey through education paradigms and revealing a new way forward. You’ll learn how companies are using digital technology to reinvent learning for a new generation, with a focus on open platforms, project-based learning and real-world skills.

Plenary Sessions 3

Theme : Youth Start-ups and Job Policies

Between 2004 and 2013, youth employment rate in Korea has decreased from 45.1% to 39.7%. Its main reason was a drastic decline of employment in the age of early 20s. The government has been developing various types of solutions, especially of which encourage youth start-ups, as it is very likely to lower the youth unemployment rate and promote job-oriented growth.

Based on this background, this session will cover the successful cases of foreign governments’ job creation policies and possible solutions for current job market issues in Korea.

Special Sessions 3

Theme : Mind the Gap! War of Talents for UK Universities: Strategic Leadership, Integrity and Student Engagement

Authors in “An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead (Michael Barber, Katelyn Donnelly, Saad Rizvi, March 2013)” argued whether a university will continue to be seen as good value, given the remorseless rise in the cost of a university education over recent decades. Students with the growing anxiety around the world are concerned about youth unemployment. Competition between universities around the world has been intensifying for decades, and now they fight for talents and research funding. There is no such thing as standardised degrees or modes of delivery. Several university models have been developed to realise true value of education, distinctiveness and relevance to the market. This session provides a different strategy that has been taken by five UK universities to meet the needs of the students, market and technology. It also suggests critical roles of leadership, integrity of university and its relationship with students and the region of operation.

TA - 1

Theme : Global Citizenship Education

We are now required to cope with various types of global issues such as climate change and population growth, and build borderless strategies for sustainable development and balanced use of resources. This requires us to become global citizens who believe in values of peace, justice, humanism, respect, cultural diversity and coexistence, understand a strong correlation between the current global issues and ones’ own communities, and actively join social activities in order to solve these issues. In this regard, global citizenship education has same goal with Korean government’s educational policies such as “Education for Happiness” and “Education for Character-building”. This session will examine current status of global citizenship education in Korea and overseas, and discuss the best ways for educating our students as future global citizens.

TB-1

Theme : Aging Workforce and Productivity

Korea is now one of the most fast-aging societies in the world. The retirement age of private sector employees will be raised up to 60 as the new Minimum Retirement Age Bill passed the National Assembly last year, and the number of executive-levels in Korean companies has increased a lot recently. This social phenomenon changes the individuals’ perspectives on their job, and a large number of Korean companies try to cope with the aging work population with strategies such as upgrading work training system, improving work environment, and encouraging flexible work hours. Speakers and Discussants in this session will talk about ways to maximize the use of the elderly human resources at workplace, maintain their work-related skills and qualities, and adopt appropriate evaluation/reward methods in order to motivate them.

TC-1

Theme : Creating Jobs for Women

2013 Korean female employment with 53.9% is the highest level since 2000, but it is still a low level compared with the OECD average of 57.2% (in the 15 to 64 age range, 2012). Especially, women in their 30s’career discontinuity by childbirth and rearing is 52.5% and a third of them haven’t been employed again. Because of childbirth and rearing problems, their economic activity rate with 56.0% is very low level compared with men’s rate with 93.3% although women in their 20s’ economic activity rate with 62.9% overtakes the men’s rate with 62.6%. The women’s career discontinuity is wreaking havoc on the utilization of human resources and wage differentials. In this session, we would like to discuss career maintenance support to create jobs for women and policy plans for customized reemployment support and work family compatibility.

TD-1

Theme : The Art of Emotion Coaching

Emotion coaching is described in Gottman and DeClaire’s ‘Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child’. Emotion coaching is a new approach to parenting that focuses in on moments in a child’s life when he or she is experiencing an emotion as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching. It is an approach to listening to a child and connecting with the child’s inner world. The form of parenting described by Hart & Risley in their powerful book ‘Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American Childen (1995)’ was also a form of emotion coaching. Emotion coaching has spurred a great deal of new research. Emotion coaching has now been evaluated and found to be effective in 3 randomized clinical trials by Australian psychologist Sophie Havighurst and has also been found effective in a study in South Korea led by certified Gottman therapist Dr. Christina Choi both in 2 orphanages in Seoul and in Busan. Emotion coaching is now being taught to teachers throughout South Korea.

TD-1

Developing Leaders of Character at West Point

The United States Military Academy at West Point, better known as West Point Academy, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy that has a large number of notable alumni such as President Dwight Eisenhower, General George Marshall and General Douglas McArthur. West Point has also produced eighteen NASA astronauts, including five who went to the Moon, and famous CEOs including Jim Kimsey (founder of AOL), Bob McDonald (P&G) and Alex Gorsky (Johnson & Johnson). West Point has been ranked as one of the best U.S. colleges in Forbes best college list. In this session, Brigadier General Timothy Trainor will share his experience as a dean of West Point and introduce the academy’s admission, curriculum, tradition, philosophy and vision, so we can understand how West Point maintains its history of excellence.

TA-2

Theme : Cornerstone for Trust: Safe and Reliable Education

The importance of nurturing social members who understand the dignity of life and share common values of communities has been increased especially in current globalized, technology-advanced and diversified social atmosphere. Without thorough protection against possible accidents, school violence and diseases, it is very likely for our students to be exposed to danger, and not to trust our social system but to act for self-interest. Indeed, school education that puts safety as one of its priorities is a cornerstone of trust and sense of community. In this session, speakers and discussants will introduce the cases in other countries of which protect their teenage students from violence and accidents, and also discuss how we all can make safe and reliable environment in which our students to learn and grow.

TB-2

Theme : Social Network and Paradigm Changes in Recruiting

According to the result of ‘Social Recruiting Survey 2013’ published by Jobvite, a famous recruiting platform for the social web, 94 percent of recruiters in U.S. use social media - such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter - in recruitment efforts. This session will cover the paradigm changes in recruiting caused by the social network services, and the speakers will also discuss pros and cons of traditional recruiting methods and the new social recruiting methods, and how companies select recruiting system that fits best for their own.

TC-2

Theme : Retirement Extension & Jobs for Middle-to-Old Ages

Proportion of the elder population over the age of 65 out of the total population of South Korea is about 12% currently, and it is expected that the proportion will be more than 20% and Korea enter a super-aging society in 2026. It is presented to the extension of retirement age as a solution to aging society. Behind deferred retirement, there is a concern of delaying economic growth because the baby boomer generation (born in 1955-1963) who has led to the development of the Korean economy starts to retire in earnest. There are different perspectives on the extension of retirement age. In case of middle-aged preparing for their retirement, they are welcome the policy because they can work even one more day. On the other hands, younger people finding jobs are very worried that companies could reduce hiring new recruits and it caused insufficient employment if older generation delays their retirement. Given the rapid rate of aging, it is inevitable to enforce extension of the retirement age. However, there is a concern that it brings out limitation of job creation so other supplement policies should be prepared. In this session, we would like to discuss the employment of middle-aged, extension of the retirement in an aging society, and seek solutions to the reduction of youth employment.

TD-2

Theme : Excellence in Education: Constructing Creative and Innovative Ideas through the Art of Asking Questions

30% of Nobel Prize Awards, Ivy League schools graduates, and 40% of millionaires. Jewish are those people with astonishing accomplishments and they are only 0.2% of the world’s population. The words "father" and "question" are known to be the keywords behind their success as they tell us that Harvard University's essay examination was easier than discussing with their parents on dinner table. Jewish youths grow up discussing and debating fiercely with their fathers. They always raise their hands up confidently to solve their curiosity and confidently express their opinions on peoples’ question. In this session, the CEO of Global Excellence in Israel will introduce the strengths of creative bringing up methods of Jewish, how to apply them in details and the suggestions on how this Jewish education could apply to other countries' education.

TA-3

Theme : Start-up Education for Creative Talents in Korea

Major advanced countries encourage start-up education as a national task, and actively foster young entrepreneurs with creative and challenging inspiration. Korea also tries to discover and develop human resources with talent and passion in order to construct creative economy. On this point, we expect this session to be a great opportunity to explore the start-up education and overall start-up venture policies in other countries. This session, in addition, will cover successful cases of young entrepreneurs that were trained by the start-up education, and discuss how government, universities, and companies work together to build effective Korean-customized start-up education methods.

TB-3

Theme : How to Recruit and Manage Key Human Resources

Identifying and making use of human resources plays even more decisive role in the success of a business, especially after the global financial crisis. As such, businesses are making significant efforts to increase their hiring expertise. After the high expenses and efforts on recruiting process, companies also have difficulties in managing their employees. In that, it is not only difficult to attract and select excellent talents but also needing much effort to train, motivate and retain them.

In this session, speakers will share their know-how on recruiting/managing key human resources and discuss the ways to avoid miss-matching between the recruitment and management process.

TC-3

Theme : Roles of Labor Union for Expanding Jobs/p>

Entering the 2000s, the advanced employment problem such as ‘jobless growth’ became the conversation topic in Korea. In other words, job creation has become the most important problem in the relations between labor union and management. For job creation, the business communities, labor union and government need to work together to compromise and find consensus. When labor unions play social roles, they can be supported by people. On behalf of this, they need to contemplate carefully what they can do for job creation. Their social influence will be decided whether they find the solution or not. Policy researchers from many countries suggest that the roles of labor unions are to retrain an excessive wage increase and political and violent strike, to reconsider the flexibility of internal labor market, and to innovate workplace.

In this session, in an era of jobless growth, we would like to discuss the roles of labor unions for improvement of the employment rate.

TD-3

Theme : How to Advance K-MOOC

As the industrial society is giving way to the new era of creative economy, the first challenge that Korea's education faces today is fostering creative talent. The second challenge is reforming the existing high-cost, low-efficiency education model. As the life-cycle of knowledge is becoming ever shorter, the importance of lifelong education is emerging and more emphasis is being put on creative thinking and problem-solving ability over rote learning. That is why the education model needs to keep up with the changes by transforming itself from the previous model of cramming that highly depended on teachers to student-centered and active learning.

The New York Times named the year of 2013 as "The Year of the MOOC" following MOOC’s explosive growth, providing quality education for all, wherever they are, at low cost or for free. Witnessing the skyrocketing growth of the MOOC in the US, countries around the world started to develop their own MOOC. For example, edX and Coursera were born in the US, while the UK developed its own FutureLearn. Meanwhile, France and China have decided to use the edX platform by establishing partnership with the US.

We will discuss the future direction and strategy to develop Korea's own K-MOOC, which includes lifelong and higher education, by observing changes in the global trend.

TA-4

Theme : Work Ethics for the Society of Trust and Integration

The jobs and work environments have changed rapidly in 21st century post-industrial society, and work ethics is now one of the most significant qualities required to obtain sustainable social development. In particular, many of recent heavy crimes and catastrophic accidents are ascribed to the deficiency of work ethics of people who are in charge. In this session, speakers will lecture and discuss how to build and maintain strong work ethics, and step forward to the society of trust and integrity.

TB-4

Theme : Competency-based Society Where Challengers Can Succeed

The core driver of national competitiveness in the era of creative economy is creative talent. Creative talent refers to those who fearlessly pursue their dreams by converging their field of expertise with diverse experiences and knowledge, creating new jobs and fields along the way. These creative talent needs to be fully supported by allowing them to be employed based on their knowledge, experience, and their achievements, rather than mere academic backgrounds or resumes.

Korea is taking a step toward becoming a society which merits individuals' competency and achievement by reforming its past customs, culture and practice which solely valued individuals' educational background. Nationwide effort has been made to reorganize the education and training system to focus more on practicality in the workplace, and to make sure that employment, promotion and wages in the workplace are based on individuals' competency and performance. In this session, we will look into the cases of innovation at both corporate and school levels, and find out the role of our society to facilitate the culture which values individuals’ competency to take root in Korea.

TC-4

Theme : Roles of Government and Companies for Creating Quality Jobs

Now, the challenges facing Korea are as follows; first, it is experiencing a rapid slowdown in economic growth since 2000s. Intensified competition in key industries, low fertility rate and aging are the main factors behind such sluggish growth. This also contributes to concerns on decreasing economically active population. Second, as enduring job-less growth, the social problem is deepening such as the polarization of businesses and income distribution. Third, youth unemployment became a serious problem and its rate in 2013 reached 2.6 times more than the unemployment rate of all ages. Also, it was founded that the labor force participation rate reached only 71% of all age groups. Job creation policy of the government is directly connected to people’s life and is significantly related to the economic situation of the country and changes in the labor market. In other words, in response to changes in the labor market and the impact of the economic situation, the direction of the job creation policy of the government has to change as it has a direct impact on people’s life. Thus, it is very important to take a look at the changes in the labor market of major countries. In this session, we would like to discuss the role of business and government for job creation.

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Theme : Cultivating Future Young Entrepreneurs

One of the overwhelming trends of the 21st century, the age of the Creative Economy, is the focusing on an innovative idea which leads a tremendous effect on the value of the company. In this economic system, the most critical success factor is finding and raising creative gifted person in their early age. Thus, Korean Intellectual Property Office(KIPO) and the Korea Invention Promotion Association(KIPA) coordinated The Future Creative Entrepreneur project in order to support selected middle and high school students who are talented and passionate in entrepreneurship and have a dream to be future Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Two of the top universities (KAIST and POSTECH) in Korea have provided specialized educational programs for gifted young entrepreneurs in Korea. According to Steve Jobs, he started his company not for making money but for changing the world and it was his only dream. This session will include the experts’ presentation (global entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, and educators) in the business area and will offer the opportunity for audiences to be inspired by their passions and know-how related to achieving their dream of changing the world. Furthermore, this session will provide a future entrepreneur’s presentation focusing on how the young person designs her own dream of the change the world.