Concurrent Sessions 10-12
Concurrent Session 10
Session: Identifying Inspirational Future Leaders
Speaker: Anna Kim, Manager, Hanwha HRD Center
In the 1970s, South Korea underwent rapid economic development. The social perception was that everyone could succeed if they desired, and success was seen as climbing up the corporate ladder and getting promoted every few years. Employees who were not promoted continuously were seen as lagging. At that time, employees were promoted based on three factors: past performance, competency in the current position, and length of service—none of which can be a guarantee of qualified leadership. As a result, those without adequate leadership skills became leaders and have adversely affected their teams and organizations. To combat this problem and find competent leaders, Hanwha Group created the Hanwha Leadership Program.
At Hanwha, every employee in a managerial position undergoes the leadership program to verify their qualifications as a potential leader and to recognize their strengths and weaknesses. This program is based on the assessment center method. The four-day program consists of simulation exercises, group assignments, business management tests, and evaluation of leadership derailment factors.
The Hanwha Leadership Program is unique. We have supplemented the assessment center’s weakness to make our program more cost effective and amenable to mass operation. Some of the most outstanding leaders, who were trained as in-house assessors, give realistic feedback. Candidates identify strengths and weaknesses and competencies needed to become a leader. They’re often given feedback about how to develop them. Current leaders, who serve as assessors, learn to observe and evaluate more objectively on daily basis. And most importantly, the company selects and promotes employees who have proven to be competent leaders.
Concurrent Session 11
Session: Building Capacity in a Global Context
Co-Speakers: Nigel Gan, APTD, Instructional Design and Quality Assurance Lead, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Junko Shimazu, Training Associate, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Developing the capacity of participants from around the world has many challenges—different countries, different cultures, different understandings. How do you ensure your message is getting across? Are you using the most effective methodologies to enhance skills transfer?
In this session, you’ll hear from two United Nations staff members based in Japan about how they work to deliver training that crosses cultural and language differences to build the capacity of a range of government, private sector, and civil society participants. This holds relevance for many
Concurrent Session 12
Session Learning Transfer: Three Key Roles of Accountability in Learning
Speaker: Nelson Santiago, ATD Master Facilitator
Nelson Santiago is a talent development practitioner with more than 20 years of experience working with all organizational levels creating, delivering, and evaluating training solutions designed to enhance organizations’ business and strategic plans. He is passionate about creating interactive and authentic learning environments that support development and learning engagement. Currently, he is an ATD leader and serves as an ATD Master Facilitator. Throughout his career, Santiago has worked with clients in Fortune 500 companies, government institutions, and small businesses within various industries, including biotech, gaming, entertainment, healthcare, higher education, IT, mining, retail, and telecom. He is a DDI Certified Facilitator and a Gallup’s Certified Strengths Coach.