HumanOurce 2017

4th National HR Summit ‘HumanOurce- 2017’ Theme: Reinventing HRM

Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research (GHS-IMR), Kanpur is back with its fourth National HR Summit ‘HumanOurce- 2017’ on September 9th, 2017 (Saturday) in association with The Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD) and TiE UP. The aim of the summit since its inception in 2014 is to have dialogue among professionals/academicians and business leaders for integrated and inclusive development of Human capital on regular basis at national and regional level.

Development is not an exclusive word rather it has inclusive property. Developing HR in the dynamism of business becomes even, more encompassing and broad. Restructuring any aspect of HR will give limited mileage. A holistic and radical approach is needed, if we want Shape our Workforce Today for Tomorrow's Challenges.

A great deal of time, thought and attention need to be given to review how organizations can take the challenge of innovation, speed and productivity at the same time maintain their smarter and stronger work force. The scenario is such that we have to reinvent the HR process and practices to bout the present realities of business and industry.

Thus the focus of this confluence is to provide a platform for HR professional to share the novel perspective they have on making HR more relevant and contemporary. Widening gap between HR theory and practice is also a concern of HR Profession. Therefore academicians, practitioners and policy implementers together will cogitate on reinventing HRM.


The current demand from HR Professionals is to give tangible returns, measurable impact and add business value so that organization can have competitive advantage. Such momentous claims compel us to rethink on HR initiatives associated with organizational performance and investigate how the HR field can be mobilized in a new ways to meet the demand of this period of time.

HR can no more be seen as overhead cost and support function rather it has to position itself as integral part of business plan. HR professionals have to work as business partners and provide a vision rather just policy implementers.

Thus the primary theme for this summit is “Reinventing HRM”, with special focus on tactical areas such as, Leadership and Change, Procuring and Training, Organizational Performance, HR Tools and Techniques. This will be discussed through a series of Panel Discussions, Open House Discussion and Plenary sessions.

The summit attempts to provocatively paint a picture of tomorrow while pushing our creative thinking today so as to establish a corporate culture that  allows HR to recruit and retain the best and brightest and they in turn excel on demonstrable performance indicators. 

Call for Publication

The additional feature that is being included in this summit is paper/ Article presentation on summit theme and emerging areas of HR. Management practitioners, Consultants, Entrepreneurs, academicians and students are invited to contribute articles and papers on summit theme and emerging areas of HR. The paper will be peer reviewed and can be subjected to modifications/ enhancement by the editorial board. Selected papers will be presented in a session dedicated for the same. All accepted papers will be published in the form of a book with an ISBN number. Word limit for abstract and full paper is 250 and 5000 respectively.

Important Dates

Abstract/ Full paper submission by: July 15th 2017

Intimation of acceptance for presentation/ publication by: July 30th 2017

Sending full paper with PPT by: August 15th 2017

Registration for making presentation by: August 30th 2017

Resource Persons /Speakers

Many eminent and very senior professionals from industry and academia will lead the summit deliberations.

Attendees and Participants

This summit expects the representation of around 300 professionals eager to learn. They will participate and witness deliberation by speakers. The Summit will be most useful for HR Officials/Head, HR faculty members and HR student.

Participating Procedure

For participation in this summit the interested candidates should submit the filled up registration form and refer clause of participation fee and free seats

Participation Fee: The Participation fee is Rupees 1000/- (One thousand) per participant. The fee includes cost of reading material, certification, tea, lunch.  The fee is to be paid in advance by cheque or demand draft in favor of “Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management & Research” payable at Kanpur.

Free seats: With the objective of promoting HR Domain among academic institutions and corporate world we have kept few unpaid /free seats reserved. Registration for ISTD members, GHS-IMR alumnus and paper presenter is also free. However for free registration, registration form should be submitted on or before August 15th 2017.

The participation both in paid and unpaid categories is on first come first serve basis therefore interested candidates are suggested to preregister themselves using the enclosed registration form. All registered candidates on reporting will be given Certificate of participation during the valedictory ceremony.   

Registration Form

Candidates can fill the on line registration form by clicking Register Online or download from Institute website i.e. They can also get it directly from the institute.


Day and Date: Saturday, 9th September, 2017

Venue: GHS-IMR Campus, located in the heart of Kanpur city.

Time: 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.

Contact Details

Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Premi

Director, GHS-IMR

Summit Patron

Dr. Monika Srivastava

Summit Chair

Mob: 9307911816

Mr. Devendra Jaiswal

Summit Co-Chair

Mob: 9453822381

Palak Madan

Student Co-ordinator

Asha Thomas

Student Co-ordinator

Akshay Singh

Student Co-ordinator


Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research (GHS-IMR)
Kamla Nagar, Kanpur 208005

Ph:  +91-512-2219071

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