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Training and Development Asia 2015 provides new ideas to tackle your L&D challenges with case studies of tried-and-tested approaches and insights from leading organisations across all sectors to address your employee development needs.
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That brings Training and Development Asia 2015 to a close. Thanks to everyone who spoke, attended and supported the event! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
“We came up with a guide to what the new hire should be exposed on the first month, then second or third. We also had to tweak it for entry-level and manager-level as well as discuss this with the business leader. It is not caste in stone,” says Elma Diala-Pangilinan, HR business partner and head for learning and org. devt. of Nielsen Company.
Learn how to maximise employee onboarding by driving managerial engagement from Elma Diala-Pangilinan, HR business partner and head for learning and org. devt. of Nielsen Company.
“So what is innovation? it means that the processes here are good, very efficient – but all the innovations are about where the nation is on this chart,” says Paul Tolton, director ASEAN MC of KPMG.
Paul Tolton, director ASEAN MC of KPMG takes the stage to talk about the innovation dilemma and how to get the best of all worlds.
“One day of training is too much for them, one hour is better. The question is when you have a one day training, how do you deliver it to them?” says Tham Chien Ping, regional learning and development head, Asia of Willis Group Holdings.
“One of the issues is time. Asians work ridiculously long hours. The idea of going to a training course for one day, doesn’t mean that those eight hours of work disappear, but that they will go back and do that work,” observes Paul Tolton, director ASEAN MC of KPMG.
Senior journalist Akankasha Dewan discusses about Learning and development innovation in a dynamic Asian business environment with Paul Tolton (director ASEAN MC of KPMG), Ujjwal Sarao (regional director, talent management of Dentsu Aegis Network Southeast Asia) and Tham Chien Ping (regional learning and development head, Asia of Willis Group Holdings).
Andy Ng Yen Heng, senior VP and head, centre for excellence at Great Eastern Life Assurance talks about how to develop training and competency models for the financial services sales force.
“A lot of companies are providing flex-benefits so they can have the choice to select what they want, out of the choices given to them,” says Tham Chien Ping, regional learning and development head, Asia of Willis Group Holdings.
What are the new strategies needed in L&D? Tham Chien Ping, regional learning and development head, Asia of Willis Group Holdings tells us more.
Bill Lee, partner IT advisory services, ASEAN of Ernst & Young takes the stage to talk about how big data affects learning and development.
Human Resources regional editor Aditi Sharma Kalra opens day 2 of the conference to welcome our delegates and partners.
Day 2, 10th June
That wraps up Day 1 of Training and Development Asia! We’ll be back tomorrow to hear from Ernst & Young, Great Eastern Life Assurance and more.
“If you don’t get the business strategy then the people you develop won’t fit the needs of the business,” says Cara Reil, VP of talent management and development at Singtel Group.
Cara Reil, VP of talent management and development at Singtel Group shares how to ensure business continuity and leadership readiness at Training and Development Asia.
“The conversation that people have about Millennials is very negative right now,” says Susan Chen, HR director, APAC of Visa.
How to rethink L&D for the Millennials? Susan Chen, HR director, APAC of Visa takes the stage to share her views.
“During recruitment itself, you can identify leaders, just by looking at their previous jobs. If they change jobs every 2-3 years and are in different functions and get very good reviews from employers, they are likely to be very agile and are likely to be good leaders,” observes Arthur Lam, regional director of Sanofi.
Senior HR leaders from KPMG, Sanofi, Seagate and Facebook discuss how to prepare future leaders through structured training and development programmes.
“You can’t have peace across cultures unless you have partnerships,” says Philip Merry, founder and CEO of Global Leadership Academy.
Learn how to build a cultural intelligence learning strategy for global leaders from Philip Merry, founder and CEO of Global Leadership Academy.
“At Facebook, we focus heavily on strengths. We usually talk about strengths first before talking about opportunities, which is a nicer way to say weaknesses,” says Dr. Nitin More, head of L&D, APAC of Facebook.
Dr. Nitin More, head of L&D, APAC of Facebook talks about the learning and development policies the company has in place for accelerated employee development.
“Organisational transformation is a large change with a paradigm shift. It is fairly radical and people are likely to resist,” says Cynthia Stuckey, managing director, APAC at The Forum Corporation.
Cynthia Stuckey, managing director, APAC at The Forum Corporation shares how the company aligns culture, talent and strategy to their organisational transformation.
“Positive thinking does not guarantee success, positive thinking with positive action increases the chances of success,” says Shiv Khera, author and motivational speaker.
Author and motivational speaker Shiv Khera expounds on why winners do things differently, instead of doing different things.
“I don’t think that in this day and age, a CEO will say that ‘I don’t believe in L&D’. Everyone says that their people are their greatest asset. The challenge is whether companies are spending enough time on learning,” says Tan Ong Jin, regional HR business partner at AXA Insurance.
Our very first panel of the day features Cynthia Stuckey, MD APAC of The Forum Corporation, Ujjwal Sarao, regional director, talent management of Dentsu Aegis Network Southeast Asia, Manojit Sen, head of HR, APAC (Lubes) at Royal Dutch Shell, Tan Ong Jin, regional HR business partner at AXA Insurance and Anna Tan, MD of Wentworth People, on creating the ultimate L&D culture.
“Continuously making sure that people are kept abreast about competencies is a priority in our organisation,” says Manojit Sen, head of HR, APAC (Lubes) at Shell.
Manojit Sen, head of HR, APAC (Lubes) at Shell kicks off the first keynote with a presentation tailoring global training programmes for the Asian workforce
“Not only is there emphasis on making the current workforce more productive, but there is also an equal focus on building next-level capabilities to compete effectively with organisations outside of this region,” says Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor, Human Resources.
Human Resources regional editor Aditi Sharma Kalra opens the conference to welcome our delegates and partners.
The stage is all set in Singapore and we’re eagerly looking forward to welcoming our stellar list of speakers and delegates.