The International Organizations Career Development Roundtable (CDR) brings together International Organizations across the multi-lateral sector, in particular from the United Nations System, the European Union, International Financial Institutions, as well as the national public sector, academia and private institutions.

The CDR is the largest Human Resources event on the multi-lateral calendar, taking place annually with this year’s 2016 Career Development Roundtable in Helsinki on the 8th and 9th of December 2016 being the 13th time this event will take place. Ever since its original conception, it has continually expanded with last year’s event in Madrid attracting over 220 participants from 100+ Organizations with a cumulative workforce of approximately 350,000 staff. Please note that due to space constraints, only 175 spaces will be open this year.

The CDR aims to improve the management and strategic positioning of Human Resources in International Organizations by creating a network for this very specific setting, enabling the sharing of best practices, policies, tools and ideas. It thereby enables participating Organizations to improve productivity, efficiency and impact to constituents by attracting and developing high-performing professionals, assisting in the delivery of a diverse array of mandates and the better leveraging of efficiencies.

The CDR team in Helsinki, New York, Washington and London are currently uploading details for this year’s event, hence I would encourage you to bookmark this CDR website and monitor progress on the site regularly. In addition, the team in Helsinki, with the able support of Terra Firma Associates, have migrated much of the content of previous years’ Roundtables, effectively creating a knowledge bank of HR excellence.

This year, as in previous years, the Government of Finland, in collaboration with Contact Forum, will host a Career Fair in conjunction with the Roundtable, taking advantage of so many international organizations being in Helsinki at once.  Contact Forum is an annual careers event, scheduled this year for the 7th of December, featuring private sector, public sector, not-for-profit, and now multi-lateral sector organizations and is expected to attract more than 5000 job seekers. Roundtable attending organizations are very much encouraged to attend the Contact Forum, noting that there is no fee for the first thirty multi-lateral organizations registering.

We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki!