In a world where companies are hyper-competitive and customer expectations are increasing, it is a tall order to stand out and be consistently successful. As differentiators go, there’s no way to beat having the best people. However, in most cases honing them to be their best has always been tricky.

“The only sustainable competitive advantage is an organisation’s ability to learn faster than the competition.” ― Peter M. Senge

In our 4th HR Innovation Conference, we have teamed up with our Enterprise Learning and Development partner, STORM Learning along with experts in the field of People Development to bring you – EQUIP: Building a Learning Organisation, a conference focused on helping organisations develop their learning and development capabilities using tried, tested and innovative methods.

  • Executives, Managers and Business Leaders who are looking to empower their HR and seeking to continuously build their HR capability;
  • Senior HR Operations and Strategists who are engaged in learning & development & employee engagement;
  • Business Owners aiming to gain an advantage in the current HR trends.
  • To gain knowledge on current HR trends and innovations through various thought leaders in the industry;
  • To better empower HR through a thorough understanding on the role of HR in achieving business goals;
  • To connect with other business leaders and exchange ideas on best HR practices;
  • To expand your network and meet with like-minded business leaders and owners.

Francis Kong is one of the most respected business speakers in the Philippines, and a recipient of The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award in 2014.

As an entrepreneur, Francis is well-versed in the field of manufacturing and retail. He helped founded a famous garment brand and ran it successfully for 17 years. He also ventured into retail of an Italian fashion brand and managed its marketing and operations for many years. He then formed Success Options, Inc., Funworks, Inc., and co- founded Inspire Leadership Consultancy.

In the field of business consultancy, Francis sits as an adviser in some of the country’s top business corporations, and currently sits on the Board of Primer Holdings, Incorporated. His knowledge in entrepreneurship and other business-related arenas is extended to the many of the top business leaders in the country he has mentored over the years.

Francis also holds a segment in a radio program called “Business Matters” at DZFE-FM 98.7 where he shares his insights on business, values, and leadership, which gained a special citation for Inspirational Programming by the Catholic Mass Media Awards of the Philippines.

On an annual basis, he conducts more than 300 talks, seminars, and trainings both here and abroad. Aside from being an inspirational speaker,  Francis is also a columnist for the Philippine Star, and his authored columns have been awarded “Best Business Column” for the years 2009, 2010, 2013 to 2015. On the following year, he has also been accorded as a Hall of Fame Awardee by the Catholic Mass Media Awards.

As an author himself, he has written 19 books, and counting. This includes “Famealy Matters”, which awarded the Anvil Award for Excellence, and “Leadership That Matters” that was recognised as the #1 best-selling book in both National Bookstore and Powerbooks outlets nationwide.

He won the Anvil Award for Excellence for the staging of the Dr. John Maxwell Seminar Series and the Gold Quill Award for Best Public Speech category given by the International Association Business Communicators.

He also received the Dr. Jose Rizal Award for Excellence in the field of journalism and garnered the Communication and Leadership Award by Toastmasters International Philippines chapter. Francis is also one of the recipients of the 2018 “Men Who Matter” Award by the People Asia Magazine for his excellence in the field of business and communication arts.

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Bel Villavicencio is the Program Lead for Systems Thinking and the Learning Organisation of The Rizal Academy for Innovation and Leadership (TRAIL).

She co-founded the Society for Organisational Learning (SOL) Philippines in 2009 ( and currently sits as a Board Member. As founding Director of SOL-Ph, she was elected Board Member of the Global Association of SOL Communities (GASC) at its Global Forum in Paris, France and served from 2014-2016.

Promoting learning organisations and “schools that learn” in the Philippines based on the framework of Peter Senge (Senior Lecturer, MIT) has been Villavicencio’s advocacy since 2008. Having participated in the annual Camp Snowball hosted by Peter Senge since its inception in 2011 in Tucson, AZ and up to 2017 in Vernon, New Jersey, Villavicencio continues to promote Systems Thinking and Education for Sustainability in the corporate, government, and educational sectors.

Leading a Learning Organisation

In today’s fast changing environment, most companies are struggling to cope. There’s talk about Continuous Improvement programs as organisations strive to better themselves and gain an edge. Unfortunately, those who fail outnumber the successful. The reason is simple, continuous improvement requires a deep commitment to learning and building an environment that not only breeds, but cultivates it.

Ia del Rosario-Gust is a prime mover of creative process outsourcing in the Philippines. She manages StraightArrow – a team of young, highly-driven, very talented creatives primarily supporting digital & media agency clients in the US, the UK and Australia. She also manages GetCre8ive – a local company that distributes global brands – such as Getty Images and Adobe – to the Philippine Creative & Marketing Industries.  Outside of promoting creative process outsourcing, Ia is also a Certified Value Builder of the Value Builder System and the first – and currently the only – Professional Implementer of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) in Southeast Asia. Ia is a recipient of the 2017 Agora Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale Category.

LMA:  How to Build a Highly Accountable Organisation

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest, how would you rate accountability within your organisation?  How can you hold your people more accountable?  According to the Entrepreneurial Operating System or EOS, Accountability is the result of 2 things:  great leadership and great management.  By mastering 5 leadership and 5 management practices, you can create an environment that allows people to take responsibility for results while accepting the accountability that goes with it.

Jackie Cañiza is the Founder and one of the Managing Partners of Haraya Coaching. She is a Certified Coach by CoachU, a global pioneer in the coaching industry; a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) a Certified Coaching Clinic Facilitator of Corporate CoachU (CCU); and a Training Director for Coach Masters Academy, one of the largest coaching certification institutions in Asia. She is a Business Coach, Leadership Coach as well as a Life Coach. Jackie has certifications in the use of assessment tools such as Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI), Reiss Motivation Profile (RMP), People Acuity and MindPrint.

Cecilia Schrijver is a credentialed Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), a global pioneer in the coaching profession. She is also a graduate of their 10-month intensive experiential Leadership Program propelling participants into understanding and accessing their own unique strengths and personal power. Cecilia is one of the Managing Partners of Haraya Coaching (Business Hat, Inc.) and Director of Training for the Philippines and Coach Supervisor for Coach Masters Academy.

The Power of Strengths and What to Do with Them

The participants will learn what to do with one’s strengths and perform at an optimal zone – every day! Jackie & Cecilia will introduce some strategies for, not just creating, but sustaining a high energy workplace.

Paul Pryde is a Senior Associate with People Builders, a HR Consulting, Training and Coaching organisation that has been successfully operating across the Asia Pacific region for over 10 years.

Paul has over 20 years of global experience in Human Resources, Training and Development, combining senior management positions in Corporates, with working as an external Consultant. As a Consultant, he has helped many organisations across Asia, the Middle East and Australia to exceed their talent management objectives, with a recent focus on developing their competencies in Social and Emotional Intelligence, a subject in which he has obtained accreditation as both a trainer and a coach.

Paul’s geographic focus professionally, outside of Western Australia, is the Philippines, where he lived and worked between 2006 and 2011, met his wife and had three amazing children.

Social and Emotional Intelligence: The key to success in building a Learning Organisation

Social and Emotional Intelligence (SEI) is the ability to be aware of your emotions, and the emotions of others, in the moment, and to use that information to manage yourself and manage your relationships.

Employees within an organisation all have different abilities and preferences, including when it comes to how they learn and develop. This workshop will focus on how organisations can align Social and Emotional Intelligence with Learning and Development, increase employee engagement towards Learning and Development initiatives, help to develop a learning culture, and build a learning organisation.

*includes registration, conference kit, lunch buffet and AM & PM snacks

Regular Rate* :  Php6,800/head (VAT exclusive)
Special Rate for Group of 3 or more* : Php6,400/head (VAT exclusive)
Walk-in Rate : Php7,200/head (VAT exclusive)

*Payments must be made on or before 21 September 2018
**Payments received after 21 September 2018 will be considered under walk-in rate
***Cancellations made after 21 September 2018 & No Shows on the day of the event will be charged using the walk-in rate