608 How Leadership Development Turned a Dying Company Around
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 28
Management and Strategy
In 2011, one company had the lowest productivity in its industry in the Asia Pacific, was not making cost of capital, and had a toxic culture. By 2016, the company had the highest productivity in the Asia Pacific, it made record profits, and unions were working happily with management. The organization achieved this by addressing its leadership vacuum and investing in management development that spanned the 70:20:10 in often creative ways.
This session will explore how to develop and select leadership training that influences a culture. You’ll find out how to put in place support for learning transition to the workplace context, how to take a holistic approach to learning on the job though experience, and how to use unorthodox TNA methods to target training effectively. Join this session to learn how a seemingly intransigent culture can change through effective leadership development. You’ll leave knowing how to “wow” customers with training that actually makes a difference.
In this session, you will learn:
- About the place of leadership development in an organization’s culture
- How to underpin TNA with business data
- How training and development can be partnered for holistic learning
- How to turn leadership training into a cultural driver
Advanced managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.). A general understanding of business strategy and some knowledge of the leadership development field would be useful.
Technology discussed in this session:
General Manager People Systems and Technology
Ports of Auckland
Diane Edwards is a general manager of people, systems, and technology at Ports of Auckland. Diane holds postgraduate qualifications in education, accounting, and banking, and is the current national president of the New Zealand Association for Training and Development (NZATD). Diane was the HRINZ (Human Resources Institute of NZ) 2010 HR Specialist of the Year (training and OD); the 2015 HR Generalist of the Year; and the 2016 Governance NZ Gender Diversity Leader of the Year. She also won the 2016 SSON Australasian Culture Creation Award. Diane holds fellowships of NZATD, HRINZ Institute of Management, and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.