|MOM Brings London Business School’s Flagship HR Executive Programme to Singapore|
|Wednesday, 23 September 2009 13:11|
Thanks to the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) Memorandum of Understanding with London Business School that was inked on 21 Sep 2009, you can now sign up for the London Business School's world renowned HR Executive Programme - Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organisations (HRST) – here in Singapore from 8 – 13 November 2009. The Singapore programme, named Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organisations - Asia, marks the first time that London Business School is conducting the programme outside of London.
The HRST Asia programme is the latest initiative by MOM to raise human capital capabilities in Singapore. It is a significant addition to the range of best-in-class Asian-focused programmes that the Ministry plans to develop and make available to organisations in Singapore and Asia. These programmes will help establish Singapore as Asia's centre for cutting edge human capital and leadership development programmes.
With the Memorandum of Understanding, London Business School recognises the growing need for talent development in Asia. Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, said, “London Business School sees the Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organisations - Asia programme as an important element in its global programme. We are delighted to be doing it in Singapore, where over 400 of our alumni already live”.
Rory Simpson, Associate Dean Executive Education at London Business School, added, “This programme is a great complement to our existing portfolio of Executive Education programmes and is potentially the beginning of a significant presence for us in Singapore and the wider Asian region. We are delighted to be working with Ministry of Manpower, with whom we share a dedication to professional learning and development within the region.”
Mr Leo Yip, Permanent Secretary of MOM, has hailed the partnership as a milestone in advancing the human capital development capability in Singapore. “The collaboration will deepen Singapore's capability in cutting edge human capital research, while delivering the best-in-class executive education. Taking advantage of Singapore's strategic location at the heart of Asia, this collaboration will be highly beneficial to global and Asian enterprises seeking to grow their talent base and capture markets in Asia,” said Mr Yip.
The HRST Asia programme is part of the broader partnership being developed between MOM and London Business School, to extend the school's research and teaching activities to Asia. MOM is currently collaborating with Professor Lynda Gratton on her Hot Spots Movement research programme to create and support innovative teams in organisations. MOM and London Business School will continue to explore and deepen the partnership in research and practice programmes, as well as other areas of executive education, that will be valuable to companies operating in Asia.
Since 1992, the HRST programme in London has been attended by nearly 1,000 business leaders and HR practitioners from around the world who have learnt how effective human resource strategies can enhance business performance. London Business School was ranked 1st in the Global MBA rankings of business schools by Financial Times for 2009. About the faculty Lynda Gratton
Programme Director & Professor of Management Practice
Considered one of the world's premier management thinkers, Lynda actively advises multinational companies including Nortel, Kraft, Philips, BP, Hewlett Packard, United Technologies and Unilever on human resource strategy. Lynda has also authored award-winning publications including Living Strategy rated by US CEOs as one of the most important books of 2000, The Democratic Enterprise, Hot Spots and her latest book Glow.
Fellow of the Centre for Management Development
With a career that has spanned both the academic and business worlds, Gareth is a fascinating and insightful speaker on business change and turnaround. Considered one of Europe's leading professional services consultants, his research interests are in organisational design, culture, leadership and change. He has published several books, including Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? which he co-authored with Rob Goffee. About the London Business School
London Business School's purpose is to deliver insights and leaders that have impact. The School is ranked number one in the world for both full-time and executive MBA programmes. In research, the School is ranked within the global top ten and holds the highest average research score of any UK academic institution.
The School's faculty, from over 30 countries, is grouped into seven subject areas – Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management Science and Operations; Marketing; Organisational Behaviour; and Strategic and International Management.
Studying at the School provides access to an unmatched diversity of thought. With a presence in four international cities – London, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai – the School is well positioned to equip students from more than 130 countries with the capabilities needed to operate in today's business environment. Students further benefit from our 28,000 alumni who provide a wealth of knowledge, business experience and worldwide networking opportunities.
The School awards 1000 degrees every year, across MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Finance, Sloan Fellow and PhD programmes and has most recently added Masters in Management to its portfolio. The Executive Education team offers a portfolio of over 30 open programmes as well as custom-designed programmes developed to meet the specific needs of individuals and their organisation. Annually, over 8000 participants attend executive programmes which are led by many of the world's leading business thinkers.www.london.eduAbout Singapore's Ministry of Manpower
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is the government agency in Singapore that regulates the stock and flow of workers in Singapore. Transformed from the Ministry of Labour in 1998, MOM was charged to holistically develop a globally competitive workforce for Singapore and foster Singapore as a great place to work.
MOM continually innovates and reviews its goals, functions, products and services, in response to the rapidly changing economic landscape. Guided by our Vision of “A Great Workforce. A Great Workplace.”, MOM has developed a diversified business portfolio which covers the following functions: