Nina Woodard
Instructor Nina Woodard
Product Id 601549
Duration 90 Minutes
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Changing the Success Rates of Mergers and Acquisitions: MA3 = P2 + C2 (Successful M and A = Attention to People and Change)


In this program we will begin with a look at why M and A stats show that only about 50% actually lead to increased shareholder value.

Beginning the discussion with a review of due diligence activity and the organizational cultural values and character that should be a part of the analysis to facilitate planning for the integration process. We will discuss selecting the right team for the project and building support for them including appropriate team members.

MA3 = P2 + C2 is the formula. The Merger and/or Acquisition creates a new  3rd entity by bringing together the people from the two involved entities and adding a significant dose of CHANGE MANAGEMENT that works in and for each of the entities involved. It sounds easy yet in reality it is very complex.

The discussion will include a look at the impacts of organizational culture on the process and the dynamics that individual employees bring to bear in the integration and business process. Integrating the human elements of change and transition into the business process and supporting the people side of the change as well as the business elements is critical to the success of the venture.

Areas Covered In the Session:

  • Defining the entity that the combined organizations will become, identifying the values and crafting and explaining them in a way that is meaningful to both organizations is a critical step in moving the integration forward.
  • It is important that the business case for the strategy to acquire be understood and clearly articulated in a way that can be defended and comprehended by all; first inside the acquiring or initiating organization and then in the acquired or merged organization. It needs to stay consistent and clearly state the business rationale and vision of success. It will serve as a “target.”
  • The diversity that comes with the mixing of two companies is emotionally similar to a marriage and meeting the family of the new mate and becoming familiar with former traditions that are meaningful and moving to building new traditions that can meet the needs of both member companies.
  • Building the business integration plan around the people elements that are critical for the long term success
  • Focus on the desired end result and revisiting the definition of success at milestone points throughout the integration process to insure that it remains relevant given changes in the external market place.
Who will benefit:
  • CHRO
  • Business Leaders (VP)
  • Risk Managers

Speaker Profile
Nina Woodardserves currently as the President and Chief ‘N’ Sights Officer for Nina E. Woodard & Associates. She launched this company upon her return to the US at the end of third quarter 2008. Using customized executive coaching and strategic business consulting strategies, Ms. Woodard strives to heighten confidence in business leaders as they move into the Indian market place, help them increase their understanding of the cultural nuances influencing business in India and to engage in more meaningful and productive communications with India colleagues all for the purpose of increasing business results.

Prior to founding Nina E. Woodard & Associates, Ms. Woodard served as the Executive Director for Strategic Human Resource Management India Pvt. Ltd. a wholly own subsidiary of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) US. In that role she assisted in building the new business entity in India and to provide support for Business Development and Marketing efforts. Prior to her position with SHRM India, Nina served as the Managing Director of Aradhanaa Human Resources Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. her own Indian based company founded in June 2002.

In May 2002 she retired from her position as Sr. Vice President of Human Resources for Standard Chartered Bank, PLC, a London headquartered International Bank, whose focus is primarily in Emerging Markets to build her own global consulting practice.

Nina's career has encompassed 32 years in the field of banking. Her rich Human Resources background includes leadership roles in practical day to day activity as well as significant change initiatives, including M and A work and establishing a shared services center for finance. She has worked across North, Central and South America, in the Middle East and in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. These experiences have given her a truly global business perspective. In all of her roles she worked as an HR Strategic Business Partner with the line managers she supported.

Ms. Woodard currently serves on the Board of Operation Eyesight Universal and the Finance Committee for Saint Thomas More Catholic Church. She is the mentor and business coach for See N Recruit and Husys Consulting in India. She serves as a member of the advisory team for World HR Congress and Asia Pacific HR Congress.

She has a Bachelors Degree in Management. She also has a Graduate degree in Banking from Pacific Coast School of Banking. She is a graduate of American Banking Institute Graduate School of Human Resources and is certified a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Global Professional in Human Resources by Society for Human Resource Management. She is currently serving as the President Elect for San Diego SHRM and for Women Business Enterprise Council WEST and a member of the Finance Committee for Saint Thomas More, Church.

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