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Published on Saturday, 08 Nov 2014
Delegates attend last year's post-conference event.

The Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) will host the Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2014 Post-Conference Sharing event at the Hong Kong Club Building in Central on November 18.

The event follows on from the ATD's annual International Conference and Exposition, the world's largest gathering of training and development professionals, which was held in Washington in May.

The Post-Conference Sharing event is geared towards HR directors and managers, chief learning officers, chief talent development officers, talent development managers, and learning and development specialists. Attendees will hear key insights from the ATD international conference and learn effective leadership development practices from David Tessmann-Keys, senior VP of international operations at talent management consultants Development Dimensions International (DDI).

Tessmann-Keys will present the results of DDI's 2014 Global Leadership Forecast. "This survey represents the single largest and most comprehensive analysis of those practices being employed by organisations across the globe to strengthen their leadership bench," he says.

He adds that the insights he will share cover a range of issues, including the evolution of HR's role in contributing to business performance through talent; the most effective leadership development practices; the role of female leaders; the most effective means to identify and accelerate [the development of] high potential individuals; and the current and future role of talent analytics.

Representatives of two local companies officially recognised at the Washington conference will also speak. The MTR Corporation was chosen as an ATD Excellence in Practice Winner in 2013, while Langham Place won a Citation award.

Chester Tsang, MTRC's senior manager for management training and development and co-chairperson of the HKIHRM Learning and Development Committee, will describe how his company's award-winning work started back in 2009. Faced with unprecedented business growth and sweeping changes in the composition of its workforce, the corporation developed its Integrated Staff Development Programme (ISDP).

"The action learning projects completed through the ISDP delivered significant cost savings and enhanced productivity," he says. "Pre- and post-leadership competency assessments show a significant behavioural improvement, rising from 6.1 to 7.4 on a 10-point scale."


Date: November 18

Time: 9am-1pm

Venue: Rm1501-02, 15/F Hong Kong Club Building, Central

Contact: 2837 3825

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