Focusing Organizational Change Through Leadership Development
SHANGHAI, 03-04 SEPTEMBER 2009 – Periods of economic slumps calling for organizational restructuring make Human Resource leaders evaluate the need for succession planning strategy and improved organizational integration of local and expatriate workers.
Noppen's 11th Annual HR Summit, which took place 3-4 September in Shanghai, brought together international and regional HR directors and senior-level management to discuss effective strategies that help HR leaders proactively manage organizational change. This focused summit served as an interactive platform for high-level human resource executives.
Keynote speakers include Tony Ling, former HR Head of China for IBM and currently HR Vice President of Dianping.com, who discussed restructuring during the economic downturn focusing on key factors for success and survival and shaping a resilient mindset. With more than 15 years of experience as an HR leader in different industries, Ling shared many case studies. Anil Garg, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Goodyear, Asia Pacific questioned the delegates of their biggest challenges so as to encourage people to think and delivered his presentation with practical models, systems, and effective strategies already used in Goodyear. Judy Feng, Director of Talent Management, Asia Pacific, for Baxter, shared the talent development program, LEAP, with a very vivid video accompanied by detailed methodologies. Jane Feng, HR Director of Organizational Capability for Pepsico offered practical tips from the perspective of an HR leader in a large multinational company, also sharing a video on Pepsico's leadership development program. Also present were Bruno Lannes, Partner at Bain & Company, and Charles de Brabant, Former Learning and Development Director of L'Oreal, Asia.
Highlights from the summit include a training workshop lead by Christoph Worschech, Managing Director of Genowledge, focusing on communication skills inside and out of organizations. During "Live Polls", delegates were able to explore common issued faced by their peers and predict future trends. A group competition was also conducted amongst the delegates to discuss solutions and solve problems giving them a chance to further network with their peers.