Modern learners - who are they? How do they think, work, and bring success to their organisations? At Training & Development Asia, the region’s biggest conference on training & development, distinguished HR professionals from world-class firms across Asia will uncover the major principles of modern learning & development. Training & Development Asia 2017 will take place in Hong Kong on July 7, in Malaysia on August 15-16, in Singapore on August 17-18, and in the Philippines on August 17.

Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine said: "A new approach to L&D is critical in a time when the business landscape, technology, and workforce needs are changing."

“Training & Development Asia 2017 will provide practical insights on how to rethink professional development strategies while achieving corporate objectives," she continued.

Training & Development Asia will explore the most crucial issues being faced by HR leaders in the areas of learning & development, HR technology, succession planning, and talent development programmes.

Here is how one of the conference topics, modern L&D culture, will be presented:

Eric Yim, global head of learning at Shell Business Operations, will discuss the impact of aligning organisation direction with employee life goals and designing a focused and relevant training and learning agenda in his keynote speech entitled “Aligning learning transformation to organisational change.”

Equipped with years of professional experience, Yim will demonstrate how change management and L&D programmes can be combined for greater effectiveness and efficiency.

Additionally, a panel discussion entitled “Creating a high impact learning and development culture” will demonstrate how organisations can prepare for future needs and demands for training and development.

Insights will be exchanged on how learning and development managers cope with challenges brought by shorter business cycles in a multi-cultural and multi-generational environment. The panellists include Ellie Argyrou, director for talent management and development Japan and Asia-Pacific at AbbVie; Karina Cuello, director for learning and development Asia Pacific at JLL; and Michael Haberzettl, head of human resources ASEAN at Siemens.

In another keynote session, the nitty-gritty of building an L&D model that blends traditional and innovative learning practices will be laid down. Kris Herring, director of learning at Hyatt International Asia Pacific, will identify the redundant elements of L&D models against new business objectives and guide participants in designing personalised training programmes in her speech entitled “Rebuilding your culture from within: transforming internal behaviours and attitudes.”

The best approaches in aligning L&D programmes to business goals will be disclosed in a panel session led by Razman Ismail, head of HR at Bank Islam; Sri Vidya, country HR manager at GE; Bala Pomaleh, chief executive officer at IPG Mediabrands, and Claudia Cadena, chief human resources officer at Malaysia Airlines. In their panel session entitled “Building resilient and higher performing organisations,” they will examine how learning can be integrated as a culture within an organisation and deliver this effectively.

Past Training & Development Asia conferences were attended by MNCs and the most reputable firms across Asia such as BNP Paribas, Citi, McDonald’s, Manulife, Seagate Technology, Telstra, Visa and many more. All presenters & panellists, such as Mimi Fu, director of learning and development at Ocean Park, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

To be held in Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and the Philippines, Training & Development Asia is Asia’s biggest conference dedicated to training & development. The two-day annual conference has been attracting top HR leaders who want to get credible industry insights on matters affecting training & development strategies.

For those who do not want to be left behind, discover this year’s agenda and list of notable speakers by visiting www.traininganddevelopment.asia and register by contacting the following team members:

Kuala Lumpur: Adrian Ray, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +65 6423 0329 Singapore: Renamel Torres, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +65 6423 0329 Hong Kong: Nicholas Toh, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +852 2861 1882 Philippines: Heinz Bulos, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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