2019

Getting down to Business. The transformative power of work

 
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Did you ever think about the fact that only humans have hands?

It may seem obvious, but it’s not. In the world of nature, we humans are uniquely vulnerable: wings, paws or flippers get you around a lot faster and farther; fur and feathers provide protection from the elements; refined senses, instincts, and defense mechanisms automatically kick in to ward off dangers and detect opportunities for growth.


But our vulnerability is at the same time our strength.

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With our hands, we can build wings to fly. With our hands, we can design our own habitat and weave our own wear. With our hands, we can provide care, establish relations, protect ourselves and others.
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Our hands are instruments open to infinite possibilities.With our hands, we humanize the world.
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Our basic needs become arts and professions: Medicine, Gastronomy, Architecture, Engineering, Fashion, Communication, Education, Domestic Work, Design.
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Our interdependence creates employment opportunities: Commerce, Health Care, Politics, Law, Economy, Business, International Affairs; Our openness to infinite possibilities drives work forward: Technology, Entertainment, Innovation, Research, Creativity.

With our hands, we work. But, have we always worked in the same way?


Today the world of work is undergoing arguably the most drastic transformation since the Industrial Revolution in the 19th Century. Information technology, shifting social demographics and globalization are some of the factors that are shaping the future of work, in which one-track careers are being replaced by multi-faceted professional trajectories, and personal capacities and aptitudes such as critical thinking, resilience, problem-solving and decision-making are increasingly valued over technical know-how.

The world of work in the 21st century is full of challenges: vast geographic and social inequalities, corruption, inefficient structures, forced labor, unrecognized and uncompensated work, human trafficking, unregulated activity in emerging sectors and high levels of youth unemployment, etc.

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So let’s get down to business. The 21st century professional is serious, dedicated, diligent, creative, transformational, focused, capable of persevering in an integrated cognitive and physical effort. What kind of personal development does a professional in today’s workforce need in order to convert needs into opportunities and vulnerabilities into strengths? How does our profession become an authentic service to society and the individuals who surround us? What can our hands do that a robotic arm cannot? What can we contribute that lies beyond the scope of artificial intelligence?

The challenges are many… but our hands are open to infinite possibilities…

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Schedule


TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH

10:30. Attendees registration

10:45 - 12,45. Beginning of competitions and academic activities.

13:15 - 15:15. Lunch

15:30 - 16:30. Workshops

16:45 - 17:40. Closing Conference

17,45 - 18,30. Closing Ceremony

Closing Conference


Discovering the joy of Optimal Work


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Kevin Majeres


Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Majeres completed his medical degree and psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. After this he completed a fellowship with the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, and became a member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

For the past seven years Dr. Majeres has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where he is responsible for training psychiatry residents in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and he maintains a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also a co-founder of the site OptimalWork.com.

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Sharif Younes


Sharif Younes is co-founder of OptimalWork, a startup that aims to help people to work in the best possible way.

Previously, he worked as a software engineer and data scientist at several technology startups in the Boston area, most recently at Localytics. Sharif got his bachelor's degree in mathematics from BBowdoin College in 2013.

Workshops


Tipos de Responsabilidad Social y sus Círculos Concéntricos


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Luis Felipe Martí Borbolla


Luis Felipe Martí Borbolla is graduate in Law by the Panamericana University and PhD in Constitutional Law by Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He is a specialist in History of Political Ideas by Queen´s College, University of Oxford.

He is currently Professor of State Theory and Political Science at the Law School of the Panamericana University. He is specialist in Political Strategy by the London School of Economics. Also he teaches at IPADE, Mexico.

He is professor in many international universities and author of several publications, for example: La reivindicación de la Soberanía en la Globalización (Editorial Porrúa) and Estado, Política y Empresa (Editorial Porrúa). He has writen plenty of articles in national and international journals.

Claves de la madurez en los universitarios. ¿Quién soy? La importancia de conocerse bien


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Luis Gutiérrez Rojas


Luis Gutiérrez Rojas (Granada, 1977) is graduate in Medicine and Surgery by the University of Navarra (2001) and PhD with Special Award by the University of Granada (2008). He is currently part of the research group in Psychiatry and Neurosciences linked to the Research Centre in Biomedicine in association with the University of Granada and directed by Dr Gurpegui.

Among the distinctions he has received it is worth mentioning the Research Prize of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Murcia (2001), the Prize for Young Researchers of the Andalusian Society of Psychiatry (2003), the Third Prize of Research in the ADHES meeting (2010) and the Emerging Research Prize of the SEP (2011).

Technology and Responsibility: challenges for individuals, business and politics


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Ricardo Calleja


Ricardo Calleja holds a PhD in Legal and Political Philosophy from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where he graduated in Law. In addition, he has been Postdoctoral Research Fellow at IESE and visiting scholar at the Busch School of Business (Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.) and the Mendoza College of Business (University of Notre Dame, Indiana). He has done three consecutive years of summer research at the NYU School of Law (New York).

Prof. Calleja has been an associate professor at the Centro Universitario Villanueva, and has taught ethics and other subjects in social philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College en la Universidad de Montevideo and UNIS (Guatemala), among others.

Currently his research is focused on the development of political wisdom in business organizations and the contribution of business firms to the common good from a philosophical perspective. He is also studying on the moral and social aspects related to the technological incursion and the development of non-commercial strategies for the interaction of the firms in the sociopolitical settings. He has recently published in scientific publications, such as, Philosophy of Management, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Journal of Management Development and Revista de Estudios Políticos.

Workshop del Case Competition: Resolución participativa del caso


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Francisco Iniesta


Francisco Iniesta is professor in the Marketing Department in IESE-Universidad de Navarra. His areas of specialization include marketing channel management and franchising, new product development and introduction, marketing research and organizing and controlling the marketing effort. His areas of interest include:

* Marketing channels management and franchising
* New product development and introduction.
* Marketing research
* Organizing and controlling the marketing effort

Cómo funciona una Oficina de Arquitectura e Ingeniería (7 casos reales)


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José Luis Pérez Halcón


José Luis Pérez Halcón (Seville, 1977) is an Architect by Universidad de Sevilla. He is co-founder and CEO, with Paco Santisteban, of T10 Architecture and Engineering for Dreamers Studio. More than 30 Architecture and Engineering professionals are currently working in it. They've built hotels, hospitals, health centres, water and theme parks, luxury residences, maritime terminals, urban planning procedures, refurbishments... They work professionally in Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, France... They have collaborated with architecture teams from Canada, Holland, Turkey, France, Scotland... Throughout their professional career they've won competitions and received several awards and recognitions. They defend that Architecture is at the service of the Activity for which it is designed, not for the elevation of its authors. They believe in collaborative work and in the BIM methodology for a better control of the design and its costs.

Piacere, dovere e amore nella ricerca della felicità


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Giorgio Faro


Giorgio Faro, professor of Applied Ethics (family, work, politics) and Philosophy of Work (Ontology, Deontology and History of Work) at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. He has published the following books: "Il lavoro nella concezione del Beato Josemaria", Agrilavoro, Rome 2000; "La filosofia del lavoro e i suoi sentieri", Edusc 2014. He has also published several articles and preface on Thomas More (Ethics and Politics).

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