Agenda For Day 2


7.30am - Registration
9.00am - Opening address

Aditi Sharma Kalra, Regional Editor, Human Resources Online


9.10am - Future L&D teams: Building a flexible L&D function to lead evolution
  • Enhancing the skills and capabilities that L&D needs to succeed in a tech-driven environment.
  • Modernising L&D strategies by leveraging new media, technology and learning platforms.
  • Working closely with tech teams and other functions towards elevating future L&D initiatives.

Lawrence Chan, Head of Organisational Development, Talent Management & Learning, Income

9.50am - Coaching vs. connecting: Building a strong coaching function to boost employee performance
  • Highlighting the attributes of effective connector managers towards building powerhouse teams.
  • Improving employee productivity and building exceptional talent through the use of connector managers.
  • Extracting better returns from development and coaching programmes by collaborating with connector managers.

Eng Poo Jiuan, Regional Human Resources Director, Baker Hughes, a GE company

10.30am - Coffee and networking break
11.00am - Building a learning culture to develop high-potential workforce in a global organisation
  • Bursting the myths around develop a coherent learning culture in global organisation
  • Discussing some practical tips and steps towards creating a culture framework
  • Case study sharing of some of the ongoing initiatives at Boeing

Avinash Kohli, Director of Leadership, Learning & Organisational Capability, Boeing International

11.40am - 20:20 case study discussion: Exploring effective action plans to develop and capture soft skills for the future workforce
  • Looking into the importance of building human skills in the age of technology and automation.
  • Designing learning programmes and initiatives that increase emotional intelligence and people skills.
  • Discussing the various challenges faced, and solutions in developing soft skills for employees.

Prakash Mathur, Lead Trainer, Professional Development Centre, British Council

12.20pm - Speed networking
12.30pm - Lunch


1.30pm - Continuing Professional Development: Connecting HR professionals on a shared learning journey
  • Uplifting HR capabilities through future-ready competencies
  • Sparking learner interest and engagement through co-created learning journey maps
  • Shaping self-directed learning through mobile-enabled and multi-modal learning programmes

Karina Kuok,Head, Professional Practices,Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP)

1.50pm - From zero to hero: Creating a dynamic onboarding path to engage new talent for better retention
  • Leveraging on learning technologies to onboard and support new staff’s continuous learning
  • Collaborating with line units to design technical onboarding programmes with clear milestones and resources
  • Building new talents’ internal networks to build organisational collaborative culture

Goh Mui Pong,Deputy Director & Head of MAS Academy, Monetary Authority of Singapore

2.30pm - Upskilling and retraining: Addressing the talent needs of ever-changing dynamic organisations
  • Accelerating workforce reskilling to be able to shift existing talent into new roles.
  • Conducting rigorous behaviour analysis before considering any development initiatives for change.
  • Creating a blended learning experience that changes behaviour and maximisesatalent’s potential.

Dr Alvin Oh, Regional Lead, Talent Management & Learning,Panalpina

3.10pm - Coffee and networking break
3.40pm - Personalised talent manager: Developing a talent management approach that facilitates learning
  • Rethinking what we are trying to achieve from talent management in the current economy
  • Devising a new approach to talent management to help employees to grow
  • Case study sharing on HP’s current initiatives towards creating a culture shift

Cynthia Lee Mai, Head, Global Talent & Performance,HP Inc.

4.10pm - Interactive panel discussion: Exploring the future of L&D strategies in a growing gig economy
  • Addressing L&D’s challenge in providing just enough gig learning to the individual who needs to perform a specific job duty.
  • Looking into how L&D leaders will be realigning their strategies in order to balance skills across the entire blended workforce.
  • Examining the issues revolving around embracing different cultures around data privacy, learning styles and attitudes in the blended workforce.
  • Discussing the appropriate training strategies that support both sides of the blended workforce to engage and retain the best talent.

Anuradha Purbey,People Director, SEA,Aviva

Lauren Massa, Senior Director, Performance Advisory, Design, Development & Deployment,Marriott International

Aditi Mahadevan Nair,Head of Talent, Learning and Diversity, APAC,Citi

4.55pm - Closing address

Aditi Sharma Kalra, Regional Editor, Human Resources Online

5.00pm - End of Learning & Development Asia 2019