People Strategy Post COVID-19

People Strategy Post COVID-19


Instructor-led Training Course


There has never been a more challenging time to be involved in the field of Human Resources. Learn about the current trends that are shaping People Strategies as they relate to Workforce Practices and the Future of Work, post Covid-19.


On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic and the world as we knew it completely changed. While many businesses shut down and millions of workers began working from home, nearly all organizations had to rapidly rethink how and where we work. To embrace this new reality and maintain effective social distancing, organizations are switching to remote working models at a rate and scale never before experienced. As face-to-face interaction is replaced with digital collaboration, so too is conventional HR being replaced with Digital HR. As a result, companies are providing more manager resources to help keep their teams focused and connected, affording them easy access to the assistance and support they need. Companies are also drawing up contingency plans, as part of their Talent Management and Strategic Workforce Planning efforts, to allow for large-scale absenteeism and the possibility that workers with critical capabilities and skills may be absent  regardless of historic attrition or absenteeism rates. Furthermore, organizations are also rethinking their whole approach to employee healthcare and wellbeing. In this radically changed work setting, showing empathy, building trust and relating to staff have become key to organizational success. While current practices will continue to be a part of the HR function’s toolkit, a radical shift will take effect post-pandemic that will radically change the role and practices of the HR department and HR professionals in the foreseeable future.

This highly interactive training workshop provides a focused 3-day insight into the future of Human Resources as it intersects with tremendous societal change to create the “New Normal” of Work. It is packed with case studies and critical insights and is delivered by a world-class trainer.


  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the pros and cons of Remote Work and Telecommuting
  • Outline the main drivers of an accelerated Digital HR Transformation plan
  • Formulate a Strategic Workforce Plan that works for your future needs
  • Design your People Strategies to counter potential workforce disruptions
  • Develop contingency plans to deal with the New Normal of work
  • Describe the new competencies and responsibilities of the post-pandemic HR professional


HR Consultants, Managers, Specialists, Professionals and Administrators seeking to update their current People Strategies, improve their HR systems capabilities, understand the technologies available to them as Digital HR enablers, and appreciate their roles in the “New Normal” of work.


A balanced approach between PowerPoint presentationfacilitated discussioncase studies and action-learningindividual exercises and group-based activities will ensure the direct transfer of skills, information and relevant practical experience as well as show you how to fundamentally rethink and redesign your approach to HR Strategy, post Covid-19, and your role as an HR professional.


Mostafa Azzam

Digital HR & People Analytics Leader

Executive Director, the HR talent®

SHRM Facilitator & Consultant

HCI Senior Instructor & Faculty

Franklin Covey© Authorized Facilitator

Informa Connect Facilitator & Associate Consultant

Adjunct Faculty, American University in Cairo (AUC)

Award-Winning Speaker & Writer

“Top 50 Global HR Tech Influencers to Follow in 2021”


Mostafa Azzam is Founder and Executive Director of the HR talent®, with offices in both Canada and the Middle East. He boasts an impressive track record of over 28 years leading HR and L&D functions, globally. He is an HRM Consultant and an internationally acclaimed Master Facilitator, Keynote Speaker and Conference Chair. He is an authorized SHRM Facilitator and Consultant, an HCI Faculty Member and Senior Instructor, and a Franklin Covey© Approved Facilitator. Mostafa is also an Adjunct Faculty Member and Lecturer at the AUC, as well as a seasoned Leadership Coach, Psychometric Profiler and a prolific HR Writer.

Mostafa is widely recognised as a thought leader and globally respected authority on HR Analytics, Digital HR, Talent Management and Strategic HR. He helps HR practitioners and organizations realize their full potential through leveraging Data-driven HR and Analytics to drive and sustain improved business performance and outcomes. He has unique expertise setting up and managing leadership development programs for major industry players undergoing seismic organisational transformation shifts. Throughout his career, Mostafa’s unique skillset has helped maintain organisational capability and capacity at world-class standards for major industry-leading organizations such as British Petroleum (BP), Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Saudi Chevron (SAC), Aramco, Maërsk (A.P. Møller), American University in Cairo (AUC) and the British Council.

Mostafa is recognized as one of the “Top 50 Global HR Tech Influencers to Follow in 2021” and one of the “Top Global HR Analytics Influencers for 2019.” He was also recognized one of the “100 Most Talented Global L&D Leaders in 2018,” where he was awarded the global “Learning & Development Leadership Award” and the “HR Best Practice Award” for his contributions to the fields of HR and L&D.

Mostafa was educated in the UK and holds a BSc. in Engineering and an MA in TEFL. He is bilingual and is natively fluent in both English and Arabic. He brings to his events a genuine passion and provocative insight that is truly remarkable and refreshingly invigorating!



“Mostafa is one of the finest L&D professionals I have known. He is a champion facilitator & a prolific speaker. I can safely say he is one of the finest speakers in the region.”

Head of Training & Development – QatarGas, Qatar

“Learning from Mostafa is an awesome experience. His approach is intellectually challenging and engaging. He uses his achievements & experiences to bring out the best in his participants. As an L&D professional, I wish I could be like him.”

Head of Learning, Development & Employee Engagement – FPH Corp. and First Gen Corp., Philippines

“Mostafa is one of the best HR experts in the world!”

Executive Chairman & CEO –Stantec (MWH), USA


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