Global leadership strategy expert, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), has confirmed its participation in Asia’s only regional learning and development conference for HR leaders and senior L&D specialists, Training & Development Asia.

CCL will lead a session to show the conference delegates how to design a leadership development strategy which has real impact.

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

“With today's stale job market limiting employees' mobility, executives have a unique opportunity to boost the motivation and productivity of their top talent without spending lots of money,” said Dr Roland Smith, senior vice president APAC and managing director, Center for Creative Leadership. “The organisational pipeline of key people and future leaders is more important now than ever.”

Smith will head a keynote address titled “Refining your high potential leadership and talent strategy for impact” in which he will shed light on how organisations can design and implement a top-down training approach that is critical to their talent pipeline, and how high potential in-house development can be incorporated into the organisation’s leadership strategy without neglecting organisation-wide development.

“Yet the talent management processes in many companies are missing the mark,” said Smith. “They see talent management as something done to and for high-potential employees, in service of the organisation’s needs.”

Smith added that another emerging perspective is the key to effective talent management: the view from inside the pipe.

Smith is an accomplished author with two books Talent Conversations: What They Are, Why They’re Crucial, And How To Do Them Right and Influence to his credit.

In his role as a senior business leader as well as a leading faculty for the Leadership At The Peak programme for C-suite executives, Smith has been heavily involved with initiatives around global talent, global senior executive engagement, high performing teams as well as notable research on the paradoxes of leadership development in Asia, India and South Africa, in addition to guiding CCL’s regional strategy and operations in Asia Pacific.

Smith’s past appointments within CCL include being an executive and organisational coach, and in leading CCL’s legal sector and professional service practice.

Prior to joining CCL, Smith was President of a US consulting firm focusing on addressing organisational performance and talent management. He is also a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award examiner and judge for the Louisiana & Idaho Quality Awards.

Center for Creative Leadership is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organisations and society.

The company’s array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's top five providers of executive education by Financial Times and in the top 10 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CCL has offices throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Held in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore in June 2016, Training & Development Asia is a 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 and 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 & agenda, check out the stellar speaker list and reserve your seat visit 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. - Singapore: Hemalatha Siranjeevi, Tel: +65 6423 03928, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.