2011 - Singapore

 
16th Annual Global Forum on
Business Driven Action Learning and Executive Development,
Singapore

 Attendees 2011 - Sinagpore

 
TOWARDS TRUE GLOBALIZATION:
ACCELERATED GROWTH STRATEGIES, INNOVATION AND TALENT MANAGEMENT IN ASIA AND THE WORLD

 

 

 

MONDAY, 20 JUNE, 2011

* indicates confirmed

08:00 - 08:30

Registration: The Gallery Level 2

08:30 - 09:00

Opening Session
Welcome and Participant Introductions

Overview of the 16th Global Forum Program
Setting the Scene--Towards True Globalization and Accelerated Action Learning
*Yury Boshyk (Canada), Chairman, The Global Executive Learning Network (GELn)

09:00 - 10:30

Session 1
Understanding Singapore's Competitive and Unique Edge: Present and Future

(Plenary format)

*Lionel Yeo, Dean & CEO, Civil Service College and Deputy Secretary (Development) 
Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office

 

*Tony Lai, Assistant Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board and Government Statutory Board, formerly head, Idea Factory

 

*Deborah Chew, Director, Project Happy Feet

Growing the Cycle of Empowerment and Charity Overseas


*Patrick Liew


*Hellmut Schutte, Professor Emeritus, and former Dean INSEAD

Discussant

10:30 - 11:00 Break: Rumpoles Bar
11:00 - 13:00

Session 2
Regional Overviews and Trends: Growth, Innovation and People Development

Chairperson: Chantal Fleuret


The purpose of the Regional Overview sessions is, in an informal way, to discuss the major issues affecting countries, companies and organizations in a region and their impact on executive and management education.


 

(Galleria Walk format: Much of the Global Forum uses the Galleria format whereby presenters discuss their topic with a group of participants every 35 minutes for 3 rounds in total in a large room; then a summary of the discussions is presented in plenary by the presenters. Flip charts and handouts, but no slides or computer presentations, are used. These materials can be submitted in advance for reference on the Global Forum web site.)

 

Asia (India and China):

*Geok Bee Boon (China), Energy Learning Leader, General Electric

*Nandani Lynton (China-Germany), China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

 

India:

*Abhijit Bhaduri (India), Chief Learning Officer, Wipro

*Aindrila Chaterjee (India), Indian School of Business, Hyderabad;

 

*Chandna Sethi (India), Global Executive Learing Network (GELn);

*Mohan Menon (India), Managing Director, Sentient Consulting

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: CafeBiz, Lobby level (buffet format)
14:00 - 16:00

Session 3
Regional Overviews and Trends: Growth, Innovation and People Development

Chairperson: David Buwalda

The purpose of the Regional Overview sessions is, in an informal way, to discuss the major issues affecting countries, companies and organizations in a region and their impact on executive and management education.

(Galleria Walk format)

South Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Indonesia)

Singapore and Malaysia:

*K.A. Chang (Singapore), EVP & Chief HR Officer, Singapore Exchange

*Alex Chow (Singapore), Founder and Chief Consultant, Asia Leap

Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Macau:

*Thiet K. Nguyen (Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau), Chief HR Officer & Director of Organization Capability, Viet Thai International

Indonesia:

*Abdul Rahim Tahir (Indonesia), Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain

16:00 - 16:30 Break: Rumpoles Bar
16:30 - 18:30

Session 4
Regional Overviews and Trends: Growth, Innovation and People Development

Chairperson: Ake Reinholdsson

The purpose of the Regional Overview sessions is, in an informal way, to discuss the major issues affecting countries, companies and organizations in a region and their impact on executive and management education.
(Galleria Walk format)

Europe, Africa and the Middle East

Africa and the Middle East:

Assil Omar (Hong Kong and the Middle East), Agility

*Vlam Van Rooyen (South Africa), Sasol

*Andrew Johnson (South Africa), GM, Eskom, Leadership Development Centre

*Shaun Rozyn (South Africa), Executive Director Corporate Education, Gordon Institute of Business Science

Europe:

*Tony Russell (France), Director, Senior Executive Development, L'Oreal

*Achim Wolter (Germany), Siemens, Chief Operating Officer, Siemens Leadership Excellence

19:00

Aperitif/Reception: Malacca-Penang room, Level 2A

*Wine Pairing and Tea Appreciation with Edwin Soon, world expert and author on wine and tea pairings with Asian foods.

19:45

Dinner in the Hotel
Welcome and Introductions
The Global Forum Robert L. Dilworth Award for Outstanding Achievement

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 21 JUNE, 2011
08:30 - 10:30

Session 5 (The Gallery, Level 2)

Regional Overviews and Trends: Growth, Innovation and People Development

Chairperson: Ira Cohen

The purpose of the Regional Overview sessions is, in an informal way, to discuss the major issues affecting countries, companies and organizations in a region and their impact on executive and management education. (Galleria Walk format)

North and South America, and Australia

Mexico and South America:

*Barbara Gutmann (Mexico), Directora, Volkswagen Instituto

*Fernando Lanzer (The Netherlands-Brazil), LCO Partners and Associate, GELn

 

North America:

*Chantal Fleuret (France) and *Ake Reinholdsson (Sweden), and *Yury Boshyk (Canada) Global Executive Learning Network (GELn); *Jorgen Thorsell (Denmark), CEO, Mannaz,and *Maarten Nijhoff Asser (USA), Naramte.

Results of the latest surveys and reports  on trends in executive education and leadership development in North America and with multinational companies.


 

Australia:

*Melanie Trask (Australia), Westpac Bank, and *Andrew McHugh (Australia), Senior Practice Manager, Westpac Bank


10:30 - 11:00 Break: Rumpoles Bar
11:00 - 13:00

Session 6

New Initiatives in Executive Education and Development
(Galleria Walk format)

Chairperson: Fernando Lanzer

Boomtags: A Unique Development Intervention?

*Thomas Atterstam (U.K.), Group Head of Talent and Senior Management Development, Prudential


Designs-In-Use of Leaders: Implications for Leadership Development

*Andrew Johnson (South Africa), General Manager, Eskom, Leadership Development Centre

 

Peer Learning Group Mechanism to Support Action Learning Projects at EMC India

*Shabbir Merchant (India), Chief Value Creator, Valulead Consulting, and *R. Vidyasagar, Formerly Head Of HR, EMC India

EMC is a MNC IT products company which is a Fortune 100 company with a 3000 employee strong Global Development Centre in India which supports the US HQ company. As a part of the learning intervention designed for their Project Directors (senior technology leaders), Action Learning Projects is one of the learning levers. Participants come together for a day to attend a Peer Learning group before commencing on implementing their Action Learning Project. The day long intervention leverages Appreciative Inquiry, Consulting Clinics, Knowledge Management Principles which helps leaders to fine-tune their respective Action Learning Project, get ideas, constructive critiquing from their peers and subsequent support mechanism from peers as they implement the Action Learning Project.

 

 

The Siemens Leaders' Challenge - Action Learning for Senior Managers

*Achim Wolter (Germany), Siemens, Chief Operating Officer, Siemens Leadership Excellence

Siemens has over the last years built a comprehensive curriculum for its leaders and top talents from corporate management down to first time managers. Building on this experience, the Siemens Leadership Excellence organization is currently working on setting up an additional program for its senior manager based on Action Learning. Under the name "Siemens Leaders' Challenge" this program will assign unresolved corporate business challenges as a developmental stretch to global teams of senior leaders. In his session, Achim will share Siemens' current thinking and discuss with the audience how to make Action Learning work for senior managers.

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch: Chinese set menu at Ah Hoi Kitchen, level 4

14:00 - 16:00

Session 7

Growth and Innovation: Action Learning Experiences and Perspectives from Working With Entrepreneurs

(Galleria Walk format)

Chairperson: Maarten Nijhoff Asser

Experimenting with a Coach-Facilitated Action Learning Methodology for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Entrepreneurs in China*Ira Cohen (China), Vice President, and *Gemma Qin (China), Manager, Universal Ideas

Various Action Learning approaches have reached certain segments of the greater China business community. Very limited application of Action Learning has reached the small to medium sized enterprise (SME). The nature of China’s enterprise, cultural and societal leadership styles have been predominantly one of telling versus one of asking questions.   Entrepreneurs come to realize that at a certain stage in their business development leading by telling has its shortcomings and alternative methods of leadership are essential for the sustainability of their organization. Twenty-five entrepreneur business leaders formed five cohorts (sets) for our Action Learning study.


Coaching and Mentoring Indian Entrepreneurs in India and the Middle East

*Mohan Menon (India), Managing Director, Sentient Consulting

Our Entrepreuneurial Leadership Program (ELP)

*Dr. Michael Fuerst (Switzerland), Manager, Integrity & Corporate Citizenship, Novartis
The ELP is a project-based learning program in Novartis. Participants develop leadership skills while working on innovative projects that create social and business value. 

16:00 - 16:30

Break: Rumpoles Bar

16:30 - 18:30

Session 8

Accelerating Global Leader Development and Talent Management
(Galleria Walk format)

Chairperson: Barbara Gutmann

 


General Electric’s Peer Coaching and the Talent Forum in Asia

*Geok Bee Boon (China), Energy Learning Leader,

*Nina Dankfort-Nevel (China), Chief Learning Officer, General Electric


The Emergent Leadership Style of Indian Multinationals

*Abhijit Bhaduri (India), Chief Learning Officer, Wipro


Identifying Development Needs for Top Executives

*Tony Russell (France), Director, Senior Executive Development, L’Oreal

In our global entrepreneurial organization this represents a key challenge. A multi-point analysis is required based on individual, team and organizational requirements. How best can this be achieved? This is not so much a master class but an enquiry-based sharing approach based on experiences in one such global company.

19:00

Dinner
Departure for Dinner by bus (Asian buffet)

Night Safari dinner and tour, one of the highlights of a Singapore experience

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 22 JUNE 2011
08:30 - 10:30

Session 9 (The Galleria, level 2)
New Initiatives in Executive Education and Development
(Galleria Walk format)

Chairperson: Mitchy Mekata

Action-Oriented Learning Methodologies for Leadership Development

*Ng, Ee-ling (Singapore), Senior Consultant, Centre for Leadership Development, Civil Service College

In 2010, CSC introduced the use of more action-oriented learning methodologies within our key milestone leadership programmes.  In one instance, Community Action Learning projects were used within a programme targeted for senior leaders within the Singapore Public Service.  This presentation will provide an overview of the major design features and design intent, highlight key benefits, challenges and lessons learnt in implementing such methodologies for leadership development.

 

New Strategy and New Learning and Development Initiatives at Li-Ning

*Christine Shih (China), Director, Learning and Development Center, Li-Ning Sports Goods

 

Action Reflection Learning in Ordinary Work

*Jonas Janebrant (Sweden) Deputy Managing Director, MiL Institute
There is a need to further integrate leadership development with ordinary work for faster implementation and greater impact, still from a learning and development approach. This will be demanding since it requires more just-in-time-interventions, a greater systemic understanding and customer acceptance to work with leadership development differently than today.

 

The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan--The 80 Billion Euro HR Challenge

*Jacqueline Yew (U. K.), Human Resources Director, Office of the Chief HR Officer, and *Geoff McDonald (U.K.), Global VP HR for Marketing, Communications, Sustainability and Water, Unilever

The case for sustainability - the way we do business is changing; Business benefits for Sustainability; Different approaches by business and how it matures as a strategic issue;
Unilever case study. And questions to Global Forum participants:
What role can HR play in embedding sustainability into the business?
What leadership competencies does this require? We shall also discuss common errors and pitfalls to be aware of.

10:30 - 10:45 Break: Rumpoles Bar
10:45 - 13:15

Session 10
New Initiatives in Executive Education and Development
(Galleria Walk format)

Chairperson: K.A. Chang

Developing the Leadership of 15,000 Danone Team Leaders Throughout the World Through the Danone Leadership College

*Cecile Diversy (Singapore), Human Resource Vice President, Asia Pacific, Danone


Leading, Managing and Developing People in a Dynamic and Turbulent Environment: Some Reflections and Experiences

*Thiet K. Nguyen (Vietnam), Chief HR Officer and Director of Organization Capability, Viet Thai International

Integrating Leadership Development with Real Job Deliverables Through Action Learning

*Melanie Trask (Australia), Westpac Bank, and *Andrew McHugh (Australia), Senior Practice Manager, Westpac Bank

 

 

 

Making Business Driven Action Learning "Business as Usual" in the U.K.'s National Health Service Supply Chain

*Melanie Hall (U.K.), Managing Director, Patient Care, DHL/NHS Supply Chain

 

 

*Sustainable Change from Within Using Companywide Action Learning
*Bernhard Hauser (Germany), Director bhcg.impact.network and Professor for Change Management, University for Applied Management  (Erding)

The energy supply sector has undergone tremendous changes within the last few years and probably will experience even more in the years to come. E.ON Bayern is an important regional supplier, who was very successful and well adjusted to the traditional quasi-monopolistic structure. With deregulation of the market many transformations were needed concerning structures, processes and culture. Action Learning was used to support and achieve these mental changes to empower managers and employees to successfully deal with these challenges. The session will demonstrate how action learning was introduced with many small steps, and always steered from within, to achieve sustainability in an organization which initially was not prepared to do so or - in Mike Pedler’s terms - hardly possessed the organizational readiness.


13:15 - 14:00 Lunch: CafeBiz, Lobby level (buffet)
14:00 - 16:00

Session 11
Action Learning Applications: Community, Education, Government, and the Private Sector
(Galleria Walk format)

The next major frontier of Action Learning is involving important stakeholders to together address critical local, regional and global problems. Sometimes referred to as “three-folding” this encompasses cooperation and collaboration between private, public and not-for-profit or Non-Governmental Organizations. The following two sessions explore this new stage.

 

Japan's Disaster: Lessons Learned from Industry, Government and Community Responses

*Mitchy Mekata (Japan), YZ Co.

 Leadership and Communication Strategies During the Recent Japan Crisis

*Mark Slade (Japan), President/Representative Director, DHL Global Forwarding


 Health Care and Action Learning in the U.K.

*Catherine Guelbert (U. K.), Director, Aqcuity

 

16:00 - 16:15

Break: Temasek Foyer, Level 2A

16:15 - 16:45

Special Session: The 2012, 17th Global Forum, Yokohama, Japan (Temasek Room, Level 2)

 

Discussion and presentation with *Mitchy Mekata (Japan)

16:45 - 18:30

Session 12

Action Learning Applications: Community, Education, Government, and the Private Sector (continued)
(Galleria Walk format)

 

Making Action Learning Work for University Students

*Su Ching Teng (Singapore), Head, General Studies Programme and University Core Curriculum, Singapore Institute of Management University

*Beng Teck Yeo (Singapore), International Consultant, Asia Leap and
Associate Faculty, Singapore Institute of Management University

*Nithya Ramaswamy (Singapore), Institute of Education (IOE), University of London and International Consultant, Asia Leap

 

 Internal Social Networking Forums: A Success Story

*Paul Shannon (U.K.) Medical Director, Consultant Anaesthetist at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHSFT

 Action Learning and The Changing Idiosyncrasies of Life

*Lillie G. Sapp (USA), Founder, “J.O.Y. Projects”, and Professor, U.S. Army Management Staff College
“J.O.Y. Projects,” a nonprofit organization was established as an interactive approach to “Societal Centric” Action Learning for Real Change Holistically” (ARCH). This methodology has gained J.O.Y. Projects partnerships with Pro-Literacy International, Southside Virginia Community College, and the Department of Social Services in Virginia, USA. We envision a world in which everyone can read, write, and use technology to lead healthy, productive, and fulfilling lives though education, motivation and sponsorship.

19:00

Departure to the Final Dinner
Restaurant "The Jewel Box", Mount Faber hilltop which provides a panoramic view of Singapore's central business district with music and dancing, a Global Forum tradition. We will have a back and forth cable car ride that connects the Harbour Front and Sentosa Island

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 23 JUNE 2011
08:30 - 10:30

Session 13 (The Gallery, Level 2)
Action Learning East and West—Some Cultural and Social Considerations, Differences and Similarities
(Plenary and Galleria Walk format)

Chairperson: Chandna Sethi

Among the frequently asked questions of Action Learning are the following: Is Action Learning a “Western concept”? What is the nature of “learning” in Asian cultures and what are the consequences for Action Learning? Is Action Learning more than a method or technique? Is it also a philosophy and if so, what are the ethical and moral foundations of Action Learning? This session addresses these questions.


Action Learning and Buddhism
*Lars Cederholm (Sweden), MiL Institute


*Action Learning Guided by Tao for Life-Long Learning

*K S Sam (Singapore), Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng and formerly Part-Time Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University

"Change is the only constant in life”. We need on-going learning to tackle changes. This presentation will apply wisdom from the ancient Chinese classic text, Tao Te Ching, written 2,500 years ago by the philosopher Lao Tzu, focusing specifically on relevant aspects of learning. Following which, a model “Action Learning Guided by Tao” is proposed.  The model will help in initiating and re-initiating life-long learning. The presentation  will be concluded with an exercise that applies this model to gain some new knowledge that evolves dynamically with change.


Traditional Action Learning and Its Values
Christianity and Action Learning

*Paul Shannon U.K.), National Health Service

*Verna Willis (USA), Professor Emerita, Georgia State University, and co-author, Action Learning: Images and Pathways

 

*Reflections on Action Learning:

Nithya Ramaswamy (Singapore), Institute of Education (IOE), University of London and International Consultant, Asia Leap

 

*Yury Boshyk (Canada), co-editor of Action Learning: History and Evolution and Chairman, The Global Executive Learning Network (GELn)

10:30 - 11:00 Break: Rumpoles Bar
11:00 - 13:00

Session 14

Experiencing Traditional Action Learning-- Action Learning Sets

Participants will take part in Action Learning Sets (groups). A brief introduction will explain the process.


13:00 - 14:00 Lunch: Ah Hoi Kitchen (Chinese buffet), Level 4
14:00 - 16:00

Session 15 - Workshops
(Galleria Walk format)

*Action Learning: History, Evolution, Practice and Trends

*Yury Boshyk (Canada), Karl-Georg Degenhardt (Germany), Chantal Fleuret (France), Ake Reinholdsson (Sweden), Global Executive Learning Network

A comprehensive overview of what Action Learning is, how it got started and evolved, how it is practiced, and future trends for Action Learning.


*Asian Women: Today and Tomorrow
*Mitchy Mekata (Japan),YZ Co.
*Nandani Lynton (China-Germany), Professor, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

 

*Singaporean Entrepreneurs - "Growing through Learning and Discovery"

*Ser-Keng Ang (Singapore), Director, United Overseas Bank (UOB)-Singapore Management University Entrepreneurship Alliance (USEA) Centre

*David Ebenezer Toh

*Ng Ming Liang

 

 

*Six Styles of Corporate Culture: Putting the Hofstede Model into Practice
*Fernando Lanzer (The Netherlands-Brazil), President, Leadership and Change in Organizations

16:00 - 17:30

Session 16

Retrospectives: The Future of Action Learning, Executive Development and the Global Forum

(Interactive session with flip charts)

17:30 Closure


19:00 Optional Dinner