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40 41ISSUE 15.3 HRMASIA.COM ISSUE 15.3 HRMASIA.COM
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY BUSINESS LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY HRM CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTHRM CONGRESS HIGHLIGHT
helped participants to challenge
traditional HR mindset. Bloomberg was
impressed with the engaging, generous
and very ‘real’ sharing of experiences
and perspectives. Maersk Drilling came
to the session with many questions but
realised after the course that he was
asking all the wrong questions! Sentosa
Development Corporation noted that HR
tended to be blind to its own blind spots
and lauded the practical tips given.
This year, we are bringing the
workshop to Kuala Lumpur under the
strong request from the HR community
in Malaysia. At this hands-on workshop
to be held at the Prince Hotel &
Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
participants will be encouraged to be
aware of business information about
their companies, such as annual
reports, financial reports and industry
analyst reports in order to identify and
resolve real-life business issues.
Business skills for HR
HR leaders often face the challenge of
connecting their work to real business
outcomes and gaining the attention of
business unit executives.
“Lack of business acumen is a key
roadblock to their greater strategic
positioning,” says Rossey. “They are
required to have an understanding of
how a particular business
makes money, as well
as a grasp of the key
challenges and priorities
the business is facing.”
Speaking from 25
years of experience as
an international HR
veteran and pioneer in
organisational behaviour,
change management,
process improvement and
leadership development,
Rossey will help participants
understand the language of business
so they can provide the “know-how”
to support key business drivers and
align human capital to evolving
business needs.
Shalini Shukla-Pandey
shalini@hrmasia.com.sg
The interactive workshop will also
feature a special C-suite panel that
will share deep insights into what
organisations really want from HR leaders.
Don’t miss the chance to ask burning
questions face-to-face to one or all of the
panellists at the on-site business clinic!
Solid understanding of finance
Most CEOs express how important it is
for HR professionals to have a thorough
understanding of budgets, financial
statements, profit and loss reports, and
productivity metrics – these define the
health of an organisation.
“If HR professionals
want to move up the
ladder and assume a
senior management role,
an understanding of the
numbers is essential to
grasping the drivers of
financial success and how
HR can impact the bottom
line,” says James Leong,
Founder and CEO, Visions.
One Consulting.
As a business leader with a specialty
in HR, people managers need business
acumen to carry out their roles
effectively to meet board expectations.
“Knowing finance is ‘mission critical’ to
making sound business decisions,” says
THE BUSINESS SAVVY
HR LEADER WORKSHOP
For the first time, HRM Asia will host a specialised, interactive workshop
to help HR professionals master strategies that strengthen their business
and financial acumen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
THE BUSINESS SAVVY
HR LEADER WORKSHOP
5 – 6 May, 2015
Prince Hotel & Residence,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
For more information or advanced bookings,
please contact Karen at karen@hrmasia.com.sg
“I
n my 20 years of dealing with
Fortune Global 500 CEOS, CFOs,
and COOs, the biggest frustration they
have with their senior HR managers is
that they don’t understand the BUSINESS
well enough,” says Dirk Rossey, Former
CHRO, Dubai Holding Divisions and
Former Vice President, JP Morgan.
Addressing one of the hottest topics
this year, The Business Savvy HR Leader
Workshop is a highly interactive workshop
designed to help HR professionals with
three to 10 years of experience to
master strategies to strengthen their
business and financial acumen and
develop project management skills
to support management-level needs,
therefore becoming key contributors in
the organisation.
Last year, HRM ASIA ran a pilot
programme of the Business Savvy
HR Leader. The feedback from the
participants was overwhelmingly
positive! Alcon said that the workshop
Five pillars
of learning
•	 Business acumen
•	 Political savvy
•	 Financial literacy
•	 Meaningful analytics
•	 Project management skills
On-site
business clinic
Look out for a unique opportunity to have
a one-on-one consultation with one or all
C-suite panel members to discuss your specific
business challenges and opportunities:
•	 CEO representative
	 – David Heng, Managing Director & Head –
Commerce Leadership Institute, CIMB Group
•	 CFO representative
	 – Mahendran Kapuppial, Finance Director,
Kimberly-Clark
•	 COO representative
	 – Frank Trumpet, COO, Tune Hotels Group
Leong. “The more an HR leader knows
about how finance works, the more they
can increase their strategic influence at
the board level and the more they can help
impact the organisation for success.”
This module will incorporate and stress
the practical application of finance tools
to real-life HR issues, without sacrificing
the theoretical rigor that will enable
participants to better apply what they
learn in a variety of situations.
Leong will share with participants the
seven key benefits of understanding
finance, which form a useful acronym:
Fearlessness; Influence; the ability
to Nurture; ensuring Alignment; the
ability to Negotiate; the ability to
Challenge; and increased Esteem.
“It’s time to transform from being
a HR leader doing business to being a
business leader doing HR,” says Leong.
Understanding power play
Political savvy is a critical leadership
competency: always in demand, yet
rarely taught inside organisations. As
a trusted advisor and business partner,
HR professionals recognise the value
of building savvy skills, understanding
power dynamics, influencing strategies,
and forming internal coalitions.
Jane Horan, Founder, Horan Group
will examine savvy through the lens of
HR professionals to demonstrate the
positive side of this critical skill, and
how it impacts organisations, businesses
and teams. Participants will have the
opportunity to discuss and define
“savvy” from a personal perspective and
through the prism of their organisation.

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At this hands-on workshop to be held at the Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, participants will be encouraged to be aware of business information about their companies, such as annual reports, financial reports and industry analyst reports in order to identify and resolve real-life business issues. Business skills for HR HR leaders often face the challenge of connecting their work to real business outcomes and gaining the attention of business unit executives. “Lack of business acumen is a key roadblock to their greater strategic positioning,” says Rossey. “They are required to have an understanding of how a particular business makes money, as well as a grasp of the key challenges and priorities the business is facing.” Speaking from 25 years of experience as an international HR veteran and pioneer in organisational behaviour, change management, process improvement and leadership development, Rossey will help participants understand the language of business so they can provide the “know-how” to support key business drivers and align human capital to evolving business needs. Shalini Shukla-Pandey shalini@hrmasia.com.sg The interactive workshop will also feature a special C-suite panel that will share deep insights into what organisations really want from HR leaders. Don’t miss the chance to ask burning questions face-to-face to one or all of the panellists at the on-site business clinic! Solid understanding of finance Most CEOs express how important it is for HR professionals to have a thorough understanding of budgets, financial statements, profit and loss reports, and productivity metrics – these define the health of an organisation. “If HR professionals want to move up the ladder and assume a senior management role, an understanding of the numbers is essential to grasping the drivers of financial success and how HR can impact the bottom line,” says James Leong, Founder and CEO, Visions. One Consulting. As a business leader with a specialty in HR, people managers need business acumen to carry out their roles effectively to meet board expectations. “Knowing finance is ‘mission critical’ to making sound business decisions,” says THE BUSINESS SAVVY HR LEADER WORKSHOP For the first time, HRM Asia will host a specialised, interactive workshop to help HR professionals master strategies that strengthen their business and financial acumen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia THE BUSINESS SAVVY HR LEADER WORKSHOP 5 – 6 May, 2015 Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia For more information or advanced bookings, please contact Karen at karen@hrmasia.com.sg “I n my 20 years of dealing with Fortune Global 500 CEOS, CFOs, and COOs, the biggest frustration they have with their senior HR managers is that they don’t understand the BUSINESS well enough,” says Dirk Rossey, Former CHRO, Dubai Holding Divisions and Former Vice President, JP Morgan. Addressing one of the hottest topics this year, The Business Savvy HR Leader Workshop is a highly interactive workshop designed to help HR professionals with three to 10 years of experience to master strategies to strengthen their business and financial acumen and develop project management skills to support management-level needs, therefore becoming key contributors in the organisation. Last year, HRM ASIA ran a pilot programme of the Business Savvy HR Leader. The feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive! Alcon said that the workshop Five pillars of learning • Business acumen • Political savvy • Financial literacy • Meaningful analytics • Project management skills On-site business clinic Look out for a unique opportunity to have a one-on-one consultation with one or all C-suite panel members to discuss your specific business challenges and opportunities: • CEO representative – David Heng, Managing Director & Head – Commerce Leadership Institute, CIMB Group • CFO representative – Mahendran Kapuppial, Finance Director, Kimberly-Clark • COO representative – Frank Trumpet, COO, Tune Hotels Group Leong. “The more an HR leader knows about how finance works, the more they can increase their strategic influence at the board level and the more they can help impact the organisation for success.” This module will incorporate and stress the practical application of finance tools to real-life HR issues, without sacrificing the theoretical rigor that will enable participants to better apply what they learn in a variety of situations. Leong will share with participants the seven key benefits of understanding finance, which form a useful acronym: Fearlessness; Influence; the ability to Nurture; ensuring Alignment; the ability to Negotiate; the ability to Challenge; and increased Esteem. “It’s time to transform from being a HR leader doing business to being a business leader doing HR,” says Leong. Understanding power play Political savvy is a critical leadership competency: always in demand, yet rarely taught inside organisations. As a trusted advisor and business partner, HR professionals recognise the value of building savvy skills, understanding power dynamics, influencing strategies, and forming internal coalitions. Jane Horan, Founder, Horan Group will examine savvy through the lens of HR professionals to demonstrate the positive side of this critical skill, and how it impacts organisations, businesses and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and define “savvy” from a personal perspective and through the prism of their organisation.