HR Practitioners, CEOs Gather for the 1st International Talent Assessment and Development Conference

By Jabrielle Vincee Delfin
Marketing Associate, Profiles Asia Pacific

Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc, led by Malcolm Pick and Jocelyn Pick, gathered HR Practitioners from different sectors and CEOs of different organizations for the 1st International Talent Assessment and Development Conference at the AIM Conference Center in Makati held December 4 through 6.

The three-day event included a two-day certification series conducted by Dr. Scott Hamilton, Head of Research for Profiles International. Attended by hiring managers and OD practitioners desiring for greater knowledge on the reports produced by the assessments (this included Profile XT, Profiles Sales Assessment, Profiles Managerial Fit, Profiles Performance Indicator, Profiles Team Analysis, Checkpoint 360 Leadership Competencies, Sales Checkpoint 180). The certification training also served as a venue to understand and appreciate each assessment and gain deeper knowledge on how these assessments are being created and how each are to be used.

Dr. Scott Hamilton on Certification Training

CEO breakfast forums kicked off each morning with a unique executive briefing. Based on the Amazon bestselling book Leadership Charisma on the first day, the 45-minute briefing addressed how leaders can become more personally charismatic. On the second day, the forum focused on optimizing the performance of an organization’s sales force. Both breakfast forums were conducted by Deric McCann, senior vice president of Profiles International, and were attended by CEOs and sales managers from different organizations such as JG Summit Holdings, Jardine Schindler, SciGen Phils., Philippine Bank of Commerce, Liquigaz, Ricoh Phils, Inc., First Metro Investment Corporation, Rider Levett Bucknall, Tiger Resorts, Siemens, Inc., Maybank, IBPAP, Scobell Consulting Services, Concentrix, Junna Industrial Corp., I. Ackerman & Co., Inc., Quaerito Qualitas, Inc., Realty Homes Inc., Sonru, CESI and from Profiles International, Profiles Japan and Profiles Malaysia.

Mr. Profiles, Deiric McCann on his talk "Leadership Charisma"

The highlight of the event was the conference that featured two days of presentations focused on renewing individual and organizational vitality and preparation for the future of recruitment and talent development. Noted industry experts, both local and foreign were invited, and they provided several workshops. The first day was opened with welcoming remarks coming from Profiles’ managing director, Jocelyn Pick. Kicking off the first day of the conference, Dr. Vida Caparas, a specialist in Training and Psychology held workshops on Behavioral Event Interviewing and Assessment Aids and Assessment Based vs Traditional Training. Simultaneously, Roger Bartholomew, president of International Education Specialists discussed Career Mapping and the Real World, followed by Serely Alcaraz, country head of ITD Consulting Group held a workshop on Creating a Coaching Culture. The afternoon session was also packed with influential speakers. President of iCareer Academy, Inc., Dr. Cesar Balatazar discussed competency frameworks and how to develop it in his Developing a Competency Framework workshop. Marie Segura, general manager of Career Management Consulting discussed the importance of culture and culture assessment in her Culture and Culture Assessment, It’s Impact in the Global Market workshop. Last, but definitely not the least on the list is Joey Gurango’s informational talk on Latest Technologies in Talent Acquisition.

The second day was as informative and energetic as the first one. Malcolm Pick, national director of Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc. started off with welcoming all the delegates back to the conference and wished them a fruitful experience. Teong Wan Ong, chairman and managing consultant of ManagementWise (International) started off the morning session with this topic Implementing a Talent Management System for Organizational Sustainability. Emotional quotient was given importance in Lisa Tilstra’s workshop: In Search of Star Performers:  How EQ Makes Good Business Sense in Leadership Development, followed by Rick Yvanovich’s workshop on How the Best Senior Leaders Pave the Way to Engagement. The finale for the day was a workshop on Leadership Charisma by no other than Mr. Profiles himself, Deiric McCann.

The team that made ITADC possible; the Profiles family.

Everybody went home with smiles on their faces because of the fruitful experience, and are already excited for the second one which will be held in Vietnam next year.

For a gallery of the three-day event, click here.

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