Welcome to the Global HRD Featured Guest Speaker Blog Series. The purpose of this series is to introduce the topics and guest speakers from the Global HRD track of the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition. This week’s featured guest speaker is Yavuz Elkin, presenting, “Leadership Development for Sustainable Growth.” We have asked him to answer a few questions to help our community members gain insight into some of the content he will cover at this year’s conference.
What is the topic of your presentation?
Leadership Development for Sustainable Growth
Why is this topic important for L&D professionals?
L&D professionals will have the opportunity to learn a best practice from overseas on leadership development. They will hear about a sustainable growth story in the finance industry during tough economic times.
What will be the top three takeaways from your presentation?
You will learn:
1) tips for designing a leadership development program for sustainable business growth
2) a best practice experience about aligning leadership development programs with company strategies
3) about leveraging leadership programs to all management levels.
What is your experience with ASTD or the ASTD International Conference & Exposition?
My company was a 2013 ASTD Best Award winner. I was a speaker at an ASTD event in Turkey.
What do you expect to get out of this year’s event?
I want to learn experiences about the learning and development sector from similar companies.
What are some suggestions you have for attendees to get the most out of their experience at ASTD 2014?
I advise planning your attendance, tracks, and sessions before getting to the conference. There are so many different sessions, and a good organized schedule can help you make the most of your experience. We would also advise exploring the EXPO. Use the EXPO as a networking tool and update yourself with the latest products in the L&D industry.
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