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Photos and roundup: Training & Development Asia 2016, Hong Kong

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Fresh off the heels of hosting Training and Development Asia in Singapore and Malaysia, the Human Resources team inaugurated the conference in Hong Kong yesterday.

Held in The Mira, the conference is Asia’s only dedicated learning and development conference for HR leaders and L&D specialists, and featured a stellar mix of keynote speakers.

[Check out exclusive photos from the conference on our Facebook page.]

L&D professionals from Schneider Electric, Mannaz, Hong Kong Broadband Network and many more revealed their best kept secrets regarding training and corporate learning.

Juliana Chow, Asia Pacific learning solutions, VP global human resources, Schneider Electric kicked off the conference by sharing how the company develops high potential individuals into leaders of the future.

“The company’s training for high potential individuals is driven by engaging alumni of the programme to mentor newcomers. The key to developing leaders is that it is driven by leaders not HR,” she said.

After a scrumptious lunch break, delegates heard from Janet Man, senior director, talent & diversity, McDonald’s High Growth Markets and Foundational Asia on how the firm’s accelerated development programme.

Man explains that the programme is catered for director level talent who has a good tracker of demonstrating leadership. The programme prepares them for future leadership role.

“It is focused on three aspects leading self, leading others and leading the organisation,” she said.

Jaspreet Kakar, regional head of talent management, AXA Asia, a pioneer in L&D gave insights to  delegates on leadership development in the VUCA world.

Leaders need to invest in the future in the VUCA world, where talent capability is not able to catch up with the complexity of the business, according to Kakar.

Another hot topic in training, micro-learning was shared by  Jaya Venugopal, APAC regional talent head, Richemont.

She provided tips on how to make use of micro-learning and developing an active learning culture.

“In micro-learning size does matters. It is bite-size learning and the learner is in full control of what they learn and when they learn, the duration of micro-learning should be 3 to 7 minutes, explains Venugopal.

Th conference closes with a lucky draw presented by Macao Government Tourism Office with a lucky delegate from Ocean Park winning a free trip and hotel stay at Macau.

The Human Resources team would like to thank all sponsors and partners:

  • Workshop sponsors
    1. Mannaz
    2. Pathship
    3. Potential Project
  • 4. Progress-U
  • Exhibitors 
    1. China Europe International Business School
    2. FIRST FINANCE
    3. Macao Government Tourism Office
  • Wifi sponsors
    1. SAP SuccessFactors
  • Partners
    1. Clocate
    2. Senior HR Forum

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