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[Conference] International Seminar on Workplace Innovation for the Improvement of Competitiveness

Type Conference
Venue Woobong Hall, 12F, CCMM Bldg., Youido, Seoul, Korea Date 2008-10-23
Host Ministry of Labor Organizer Korea Labor Institute (KLI), New Paradigm Center at the KLI
Sponsor Korea Industrial Relations Association, Korean Association of Personnel Administration, and Korea Certified Public Labor Attorneys Association Contact
URL http://www.kli.re.kr/kli_ehome/notice/vew.ehome-400000?pageNo=5&condition=&keyword=&rowNum=&year=&seq=113#none

Overview:

 In cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and the New Paradigm Center affiliated with the KLI, the KLI organized a seminar on “Workplace Innovation for the Improvement of Competitiveness” on October 23, 2008. The seminar examined international case studies and strategies of workplace innovations, in order to explore the policy implications for Korea and raise public awareness of the subject. Following the keynote speech by Prof. Peter Totterdill (UK Work Organization Network) on “Global Competitiveness and Workplace Innovation: Strategies for Success,” policies promoting workplace innovations in Finland and Ireland were presented by Dr. Tuomo Alasoini (Tekes-Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) and Mr. Cathal ORegan (National Center for Performance and Partnership in Ireland), respectively. German, Japanese, and Korean workplace innovations were also presented by Dr. Manfred Wannöffel (Ruhr University at Bochum in Germany), Dr. Minoru Ito (Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training), and Dr. Changwon Lee (New Paradigm Center), respectively. The seminar wrapped up with panel discussion following a presentation by Dr. Kiu-Sik Bae on “Policy Directions for Promoting Workplace Innovations in Korea.” Building on the rich discussion on foreign experiences, policymakers and experts from industry, academia, and research communities shared their ideas on the future agenda of workplace innovations to contribute to shaping future policy directions.

Program

10:00~11:00

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speech

 
 ■ Opening Address by YoungHee Lee(Minster of Labor)
 ■ Congratulatory Remarks by Ki Seong Park (President of the Korea Labor Institute)
 ■ Keynote Speech: Global Competitiveness and Workplace Innovation
 Success Strategies
- Peter Totterdill (UK Work Organization Network)
※ Moderator: Hoon Kim (Korea Labor Institute)
※ Q&A Session
11:00~12:30

Session 1. International Workplace Innovation Promotion Policies

 
 ■ Chair: Taigi Kim (Dankook University)
 ■ Presentation 1: Workplace Innovation and Development in Finland
 -Tuomo Alasoini (Tekes-Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation)
 ■ Presentation 2: Ireland’s Workplace Innovation Promotion Policy
 - Cathal O’Regan (National Center for Performance and Partnership)
※ Q&A Session
 ■ Participants: Hong Geun Chang (Korea Labor Institute), Youngsup Choi (Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training), Wang Kim (Ministry of Labor)
12:30~14:00  Luncheon
14:00~15:50

Session 2. Presentation of Workplace Innovation Cases
 ■ Chair: Sung-Guk Jung (Joong-Ang Sangha Univ.)
 ■ Presentation 1: German Cases of Workplace Innovations
 - Manfred Wannöffel (Ruhr - Univ. Bochum)
 ■ Presentation 2: Japanese Cases of Workplace Innovations
 - Minoru Ito (Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training)
 ■ Presentation 3: Korean Cases of Workplace Innovations
 - Changwon Lee (New Paradigm Center)
※ Q&A Session
 ■ Participants: Byung-Hoon Lee (Chungang Univ), Dong-Bae Kim (Universtiy of Incheon)             
15:50~16:10 Coffee Break
16:10~17:40

Session 3. Directions and Policies for Promoting Workplace Innovations: Panel Discussion

 
 ■ Chair: Jong-Tae Choi (Minimum Wage Council)
 ■ Presentation: Policy Directions for Promoting Workplace Innovations
 - Kiu-Sik Bae and Hyunji Kwon (Korea Labor Institute)
 ■ Panelists: Jin-kwi Noh (Federation of Korean Trade Unions), Sang-In Hwang (LG Electronics), Chae-Pil Lee (Ministry of Labor), Jeonghyun Lee (Myongji University), Joon-Shik Park (Hallym University)