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Updates

 

Speakers and Moderators

Our list of speakers and moderators is complete! Details

 

 Networking Events

   • D&I in Asia Partners Summit Details

   • Global Heads of D&I /HR Networking Lunch Details

   • Senior Business Leader Roundtable Details Details

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Conference Programme Details

The 2012 Conference comprises a combination of Plenary Sessions and Breakout Sessions to facilitate learning, exchange of ideas and sharing of best practice. In addition, Community Business has introduced new sessions and activities designed to enhance networking opportunities.

 Pre-Conference - Monday 5 November 2012

  10.30am to 1.30pm

 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN ASIA PARTNER SUMMIT (by invitation only)  NEW

This closed door session designed for Community Business¡¦ network of D&I professionals and consultants to meet counterparts from other markets in Asia as well as to discuss latest projects and opportunities for collaboration.

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 Day 1 - Tuesday 6 November 2012

  9.00am to 10.30am

 OPENING PLENARY: THE POWER OF INCLUSION

A sharing of compelling stories by representatives from Platinum Sponsors that attest to the power of inclusion.

  10.30am to 11.00am

   REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.00am to 12.30pm

BREAKOUT SESSION 1: GENDER
Leading companies have long recognised the value of leveraging their female talent in Asia and creating enabling environments to support their advancement.  Option A is a sharing of innovative best practice programmes deemed to be making a difference by companies operating in Asia. Option B is a facilitated dialogue to explore what needs to happen to bring about real change in the representation of women in senior positions in Asia.

   Option A: Advancing Gender Diversity in Asia  BEST PRACTICE SHARING

 

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Moderator: Jean Lee, China Europe International Business School (Bio)

A sharing of best practices by 2-3 companies on the following:

¡´  What are examples of innovative programmes in Asia to promote gender diversity and support the advancement of women in Asia?

¡´  How are companies able to measure progress and then demonstrate the impact of their gender diversity initiatives?

¡´  What are critical success factors for any gender diversity agenda in Asia?

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   Option B: Including Women at the Top - What is it Going to Take?  FACILITATED DIALOGUE

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Details

Moderator: Tracy Ann Curtis, TAC Global (Bio)
A facilitated dialogue and an exchange of viewpoints and experiences on the following:

¡´  What is it going to take to bring about real change in the representation of women in senior positions in Asia?

¡´  Is it just a question of time until we see the impact of current gender diversity efforts, or is there a way to accelerate the process?

¡´  Where should companies continue to focus their efforts ¡V and are there some new approaches?

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  12.30pm to 2.00pm

   NETWORKING LUNCH (for Conference Delegates)

  Networking Lunch for Global Heads of D&I or HR (by invitation only)  NEW

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Details

An invitation-only event for Global Heads of D&I and HR. A unique opportunity for participants to meet counterparts from other companies and industries as well as discuss the opportunities for progressing diversity and inclusion in the Asia region.

For more information, please contact us.

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  2.00pm to 3.30pm

  BREAKOUT SESSION 2: FACES*

  FACEs is a unique training approach developed by Community Business. Through the sharing of personal

  stories by diverse talent, delegates have the opportunity to explore real workplace issues and work together to

  identify solutions to address. Option A focuses on Generations. Option B focuses on Disability.

   Option A: Generations in the Workplace in Asia  FACES

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Details

Moderator: Saundarya Rajesh, AVTAR Career Creators (Bio)
An interactive training session to explore the following:

¡´  What are some real generational issues in the workplace in Asia?

¡´  How can companies address these issues to attract and retain a multigenerational workforce in Asia?

¡´  What steps can companies take to and create more inclusive workplaces for people of all ages in Asia?

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   Option B: Disability in the Workplace in Asia  FACES

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Details

Moderator: Jay Muthusubrahmanian (Bio)

An interactive training session to explore the following:

¡´  What are some real workplace issues facing professionals with disabilities in Asia?

¡´  How can companies address these issues to attract and retain disabled talent in Asia?

¡´  What steps can companies take to remove barriers and create more inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities in Asia?

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  3.30pm to 4.00pm

   REFRESHMENT BREAK

  4.00pm to 5.30pm

 PLENARY 2: INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP AND ACHIEVING ASIA 2.0 GROWTH

  Speakers: Peggy Hazard, Global Novations, a Korn/Ferry International Company (Bio)
                   Andrew Warneck, Korn/Ferry (Bio)

Asia has emerged as the new centre of global economic growth, which is now being driven by rising consumption and increased innovation across the region. To thrive in this new landscape, Western multinationals and Asian enterprises must develop a new breed of talent ¡V the Asia 2.0 Leader. This visionary and interactive session will feature insights from Asia 2.0: Leading the Next Wave of Growth in Asia and Four Stages of Contribution in Asia, research by Korn/Ferry International and Global Novations and explore how developing a culture of inclusive leadership is critical to lead this change.

 5.30pm to 7.00pm

  Networking Reception and Quiz Night (sponsored by Barclays)  NEW

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All delegates are invited to take part in this fun networking event!

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  SENIOR Business Leader Roundtable (by invitation only)  NEW

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An invitation-only event for senior business leaders. The session entitled, 'Leadership Perspectives' is hosted by Platinum Sponsors and is an opportunity for senior business leaders to network and share their personal perspectives on why embracing diversity and inclusion is critical to their business in Asia.

For more information, please contact us.

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 Day 2 - Wednesday 7 November 2012

  9.00am to 10.30am

 PLENARY 3: DRIVING INCLUSION - LEADING ACROSS BORDERS

 Speaker: Bin Wolfe, Ernst & Young (Bio)

In the new global economy, corporate leaders know their management style and way of thinking must change in order to be successful leaders of the new diverse and global talent pool. But, most leaders don't know how or what to change. Drawing on Ernst & Young's pioneering research, Leading Across Borders: Inclusive Thinking in an Interconnected World*, Bin Wolfe will share practical imperatives for executives to hone their inclusive leadership skills: think differently, learn differently and act differently.
* Please see: www.ey.com/21century

  10.30am to 11.00am

   Refreshment Break

11.00am to 12.30pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 3: CULTURE
Embracing and harnessing cultural diversity in the workplace is critical to companies operating in the Asia region.  Option A is a sharing of programmes and initiatives to build cross-cultural competency of high potential talent in Asia ¡V particularly those destined for regional and global roles.  Option B is a facilitated dialogue to explore the thorny subject of tracking cultural diversity in Asia.

   Option A: Building Cross Cultural Competency in Asia  BEST PRACTICE SHARING

 

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Details

Moderator: Gulnar Vaswani, Best Foot Forward International (Bio)

A sharing of best practices by 2-3 companies on the following:

¡´  Why is an understanding of cultural issues in the workplace in Asia so critical to business performance and what are some of the specific challenges?

¡´  What steps can companies take to create a more inclusive work environment in Asia and enable people from different cultures to work better together?

¡´  What are specific examples of training and tools that companies have found to be effective in uncovering ¡¥unconscious bias¡¦ and building ¡¥cross-cultural competency¡¦ in Asia?

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   Option B: Tracking Cultural Diversity in Asia - Challenges & Approaches  FACILITATED DIALOGUE

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Moderator: Anita Zanchettin, Aperian Global (Bio)

A facilitated dialogue and an exchange of viewpoints and experiences on the following:

¡´  Should companies track cultural diversity in Asia ¡V what role does it play in creating a more inclusive environment?

¡´  What are some of the challenges and sensitivities around collecting data relating to culture in Asia?

¡´  What are some best practices and success stories related to tracking cultural diversity in Asia that demonstrate positive business impact?

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  12.30pm to 2.00pm

    LUNCHTIME DISCUSSIONS hosted by Sponsors

2.00pm to 3.30pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 4: LGBT AND WORKSHOPS
For Breakout Session 4, delegates have the opportunity to participate in a facilitated dialogue relating to LGBT issues in Asia or attend one of two Workshops offered by external diversity and inclusion consultants.  See details below.

   Option A: Addressing LGBT in Sensitive Markets in Asia  FACILITATED DIALOGUE

 

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Moderator: Amanda Yik, Community Business (Bio)
A facilitated dialogue and an exchange of viewpoints and experiences on the following:

¡´  What are some of the sensitivities in specific markets in Asia around LGBT and what do companies need to be aware of?

¡´  How should companies approach the subject of LGBT in their own organisations in these markets?

¡´  What role is it appropriate for companies to play in advancing the LGBT agenda in these markets more widely?
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   Option B: Cultural Intelligence (CI) and Inclusive Leadership (IL) WORKSHOP 1
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Speaker: Tom Verghese, Cultural Synergies (Bio)

Does Inclusive Leadership look, sound and feel the same in different countries around the world? Can an individual be considered an Inclusive Leader in one country and culture and not in another? How does one become an Inclusive Leader across distance, culture and time? Cultural intelligence is the essential ingredient in being an Inclusive Leader across cultures. In this practical and interactive session, we will define CQ, explore its components and discuss how to develop the strategies, drive, knowledge and skills required to be an Inclusive Global Leader.
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   Option C: Unconscious Bias, The Bamboo Ceiling & Double Image Management WORKSHOP 3
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Speaker: Suzanne Price, Price Global (Bio) and Dr. Helen Turnbull, Human Facets (Bio)

This workshop will raise the unconscious to a conscious level with a combination of presentation, education and experiential learning. We will discuss what unconscious bias is, how it manifests, why it matters, how it shows up in particular for female and Asian leaders, stereotype threat and identity contingency. We will share some results for females in Asia and Asian leaders from research using the Human Facets¡¦ unconscious bias profile, "Cognizant" and share some strategies for managing projections from Price Global¡¦s Female Leadership and Asian Leadership programs.


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  3.30pm to 4.00pm

   Refreshment Break

  4.00pm to 5.30pm

 MEETING OF MINDS
 ASSESSING PROGRESS ON THE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION JOURNEY IN ASIA

A Facilitated Discussion with all delegates led by Community Business and a unique opportunity to experience the new DIAN Strategy Framework.

  5.30pm to 5.45pm

  CLOSING REMARKS

  5.45

   Conference Ends

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What's New This Year?

Community Business is pleased to present new conference sessions and satellite events that are sure to provide learning, sharing and networking experiences suited to individuals of various levels of involvement in their organisation¡¦s D&I strategy.
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Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Partner Summit

This is a pre-conference closed door session designed for Community Business¡¦ network of D&I partners who have worked with the corporate sector to drive the adoption of best practice. This will be a unique opportunity for D&I professionals and consultants to meet counterparts from other markets in Asia as well as discuss latest projects and opportunities for collaboration.

For more information, please contact us.

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Networking Lunch for Global Heads of Diversity & Inclusion or HR

This is a closed door session designed for Global Heads of D&I and HR. This will be a unique opportunity for participants to meet counterparts from other companies and industries as well as discuss the opportunities for progressing diversity and inclusion in the Asia region.

For more information, please contact us.
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Senior Business Leader Roundtable

This is a closed door session designed for Senior Business Leaders. The session entitled, Leadership Perspectives is hosted by the Platinum Sponsors of the Conference and is an opportunity for senior business leaders to network and share their personal perspectives on why embracing diversity and inclusion is critical to their business in Asia.

For more information, please contact us.



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D&I Workshop Sessions

For the first time, in 2012, delegates will have the opportunity to attend one of 2 free Workshop Sessions. These training sessions are designed to give diversity and HR professionals in Asia specific insights and learning they can take back to their organisations. See details.



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Quiz Night and Networking Reception

Community Business and Barclays cordially invite you to join our first ever Quiz Night and Networking Reception to be held at the end of the first day of the Conference. In addition to being great fun, the Quiz Night is an excellent opportunity to network and meet all those people you didn¡¦t have a chance to during the conference.

Over 90 minutes, share drinks, enjoy tasty snacks and do your best to answer challenging questions alongside your fellow delegates. Prizes will be given to the winning team.


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