Recognising the importance of designing blended programmes to engage learners, Harvard Business Publishing will be demonstrating thought leadership at Training & Development Asia, the region’s only learning and development conference for HR leaders and senior L&D specialists.

Training & Development Asia 2016 is a two-day regional conference for HR managers and senior learning & development specialists which will take place in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June.

“Powerful forces — time constraints, diverse learning styles, flatter organisations and resource limitations — are eroding engagement among today’s learners,” said Perdeep Kumar, regional director, southeast Asia for Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning.

Presenting a session on “maximising your training programmes to reduce cost and drive revenue”, Kumar’s session will touch on how attendees can design a learning programme that cuts through distraction and engages learners.

With five generations in the workforce, learning elements range from the traditional classroom to video gaming and even virtual reality.

According to Kumar, smart learning design is the solution to gaining your learners’ attention – programmes that help participants learn through emotional engagement and context, by doing and reflecting, and in short bursts over a longer period of time will help your employees gain the critical capabilities they need to drive business success.

Kumar started his career as a researcher in the National University of Singapore and moved on to a business development role with the world largest scientific publisher, Elsevier.

After a span of 13 years culminating in an APAC-wide leadership role, he moved to the Corporate Learning Group of Harvard Business School Publishing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard Business School. He has a keen interest in leadership and mindfulness and spends his available time reflecting on leadership lessons from ancient Asian scriptures.

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with global and government organisations to strategise and deliver world-class innovative and technology-enabled leadership development solutions for leaders at all levels.

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning leverages the business insight and thought leadership of Harvard Business School faculty, Harvard Business Review authors, and other management to create and deliver flexible leadership development solutions in blended learning formats that address the most pressing business challenges within an organisation.

Corporate Learning is a market group within Harvard Business Publishing. Harvard Business Publishing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University and is an affiliate of Harvard Business School.

Held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June 2016, Training & Development Asia is the region’s biggest conference on learning & development strategy.

The two-day annual event is focused on best practice corporate learning strategy, features an agenda dominated by case studies and leading global thought leadership, and attracts a large audience of senior HR generalists and learning and development specialists as well as and CEOs, CFOs and COOs closely involved in their companies’ learning and development strategy.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of learning & development and to increase your knowledge and skills across the corporate learning spectrum do not miss Training & Development Asia in June 2016.

To review the topics and agenda, check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat visit www.traininganddevelopment.asia before it’s sold out. For more information please contact:

- Hong Kong: Angela Tong: Tel: +852 2861 1882, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Kuala Lumpur: Ren Torres, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Singapore: Hemalatha Siranjeevi, Tel: +65 6423 0329, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.