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Training and Development Asia 2017

Training and Development Asia 2017

Date : 17 - 18 Aug 2017
Location : Singapore, Singapore
Category : General Business

Training and Development Asia 2017 is a premier platform for HR leaders to discuss L&D challenges, and discover the insights and approaches taken by leading organisations across all sectors with regards to addressing employee development needs. See how senior HR leaders have successfully proved the financial and business value of training initiatives in their respective organisations. By attending the two-day conference, you will gain the tools to harness innovation, discover successful practices, leverage cross cultural differences and build a high-performance organisation.

About the conference

Since its launch in 2014, Training and Development Asia has grown to become one of Asia’s biggest conferences for senior HR professionals to exchange ideas and learn about cutting-edge strategies and programmes implemented by regional and global HR leaders.

By attending the two-day conference, you will gain the tools to harness innovation, discover successful practices, leverage cross-cultural differences and build a high-performance organisation.

Among our many guests will be chief learning officers, chief people officers, chief human resources officers, chief operating officers, chief technology officers, human resources directors, heads of human resources, heads of learning and development, heads of rewards, heads of talent management, heads of diversity and culture, heads of leadership programmes, senior HR managers and many more.

Why should you join?

1. Asia’s most informative training and development symposium that brings together more than 150 senior HR leaders.

2. Addresses the most compelling issues within L&D with more than 15 case studies and interactive panel discussions.

3. Participate in our engaging workshops to take away valuable knowledge that will bring your training to the next level.

4. The platform to network with C-level executives and senior HR practitioners across the industry.

5. Accelerator series consisting of a series of 15-minute case studies on talent development strategies.

Key Themes

• Staying competitive in a slowing economy 
• Learning measurement and ROI 
• High potential management and succession planning 
• Digital transformation in learning and development 
• Fostering a knowledge-sharing culture 
• Customized training


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Opening remarks




Deliver maximum impact by embracing the modern learner Picture the one-room schoolhouse that emerged in the 1800s: a teacher, a group of students and a chalkboard. When corporate training was born it adopted this approach and little changed for nearly 200 years. It must change now! Our learners have changed. Technology has changed. We, too, must change and evolve our approaches. In this session, we’ll look at how the modern learner is learning today, what motivates them, and how to design L&D for maximum impact given these realities.

Speaker: Beth Davies, director, learning & development, Tesla Inc



Looking forward: How do you stay ahead of the learning curve?

         Build training programmes to create a positive work culture

         Leveraging on individual skills whilst staying relevant to business needs

         Use of analytics to study employment in Singapore

Speaker: Patrick Tay, 

Member of parliament and NTUC Assistant secretary-general, National Trades Union Congress



Coffee and networking break




Putting “YOU” in the centre of your universe : Constructing self-directed experiences for employees.

·         Alignment of Purpose®: how to connect organisational goals, learning activity and behavioural change

·         Millennials, matrix and measurement: how to adapt to the evolution of the workforce, the organisation and appraisals.

·         Developing an agile organisation: How to create ownership of change

Speaker: Tony Latimer, master executive coach and training director, ACCI



Panel discussion: Creating a high impact learning and development culture

·         Future needs and demands for training and development – how can organisations prepare themselves?

·         How can learning and development managers in global companies meet the various challenges given the                                    shorter business cycles, while catering to a multi-cultural and multi-generational environment?

·         Keeping L&D professionals skills up to date in order to grow the organisation’s capability.

Moderator: Richard Wentworth-Ping, owner and CEO, Wentworth People


• David Jackson, APAC regional head of talent development, Corporate & Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank

• Tim Raw, head of client services Asia, Impact International

• Karina Cuello, learning and development director, APAC, JLL

• Michael Haberzettl, head of human resources ASEAN, Siemens



Lunch break




Panel discussion: Creating an environment of high performance to lay the foundation for company success

         How to create a system of elements that drive organisational behaviour and performance.

         How to avoid barriers that block the systemic changes needed to make training programmes effective.

         How to overcome managerial and organisational barriers.

Moderator: Makarand Tare, chief talent officer, Asia Pacific, McCann Worldgroup


• Theresa Goh, managing director of 360 dynamics and board member, NVPC, National Volunteer &  Philanthropy Centre

• Dylan Choong, regional human resources director, South East Asia, Sephora

• Brandon Lew, vice-president, human resources, T-Systems Singapore

• Hiren Pandya, head of learning and talent enablement, Asia, Vodafone Global Enterprise



How to engage key employees and expand the organisational capacity for developing innovative ideas

         How to identify and communicate stakeholder expectations.

         Which approach serves better: top-down or bottom-up training methods?

         How do you counter employee cynicism and disengagement?



Coffee and networking break




Case study: Best practices for connecting learning and performance for accelerated development

         Converging learning and performance management to better develop critical talent.

         Developing your skills using design thinking in combination with experience design.

         Closing the gap: Evaluating results and re-assessing learning goals.

Speaker: Ritish Reddy, SVP, capability solutions, KNOLSKAPE



Modern workplace learning techniques: collaborating with social media

         How can L&D programmes help lift employee engagement throughout your organisation?

         How do L&D teams rethink their roles and collaborate more closely with business managers?

         Delivering personalised individual programmes to suit your employees’ needs.

Speaker: Hiren Pandya, head of learning and talent enablement, Asia, Vodafone Global Enterprise



Round table discussion: In this session, all the participants engage in a 40 minute discussion followed by a round up by one representative from each table.

More for less: Best practices to bridging training initiatives and bottom-line benefits

         Building learning to specific pain-points of the business.

         How to measure and maximise the training ROI.

         Accurately measuring the business impact of training initiatives.

         Identifying future training needs – How to train contract employees in an era of gig economy?



Closing remarks


End of Day 1

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22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
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