Nina Woodard
Instructor Nina Woodard
Product Id 601555
Duration 90 Minutes
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What CEO's Need and Expect from a Strategic HR Business Partnership


When researchers look at what is most important to CEO's these days the resounding responses include elements that are absolutely under the influence and control of Human Resources.

According to the CEO Institute, CEO's are focusing on:

  • Change Management
  • Effective cultural change - challenge of managing structural, cultural and process change simultaneously and the importance of understanding organizational values as reflected in behaviors and management's role particularly ongoing timely communications
  • How to manage personal balance to maintain energy for the business
  • Managing culture following downsizing restructure
  • Personal journey of CEO leadership - importance of self-awareness; developing a culture with staff; setting service goals and measuring performance outcomes and having the courage to take hard decisions
  • Work/life balance and time management - balance work commitments with personal activities - family, community etc.; self-management techniques include turning the mobile off out of hours, rotating out of hours work, learning to delegate, taking a firm line on one's time in the work place including the place of unscheduled meetings and being prepared to leave work unfinished at the end of the day It is more important than ever for HR to be ready, willing and able to play a strategic role in their workplace. Research indicates that after every downturn in the economy, a new HR emerges to assist in "re-energizing" the economy. In the coming weeks, months and years it will be more important than ever for Human Resources to flex their business muscle and bring their time, talent and treasure to their business partners.
Why should you attend: The economy and globalization deal businesses a double blow that make building a sustainable future a significant challenge. If HR is to be a partner and to have a C Suite impact or direct participation, HR leadership must have the ability to think and act strategically.  The future dictates that CEO's can no longer look at business as usual but need to employ tactics and strategies that will leverage their businesses and workforce to be able to join the "built to last" organization. It is said that we are entering a new economy moving from Industrial, to Knowledge and now to Talent Management Economy. This signals an emphasis on the HR policies and practices that underpin our business activities and support our management teams and activities.  If these are not strategic in nature and delivery, HR will miss their opportunity to LEAD instead of follow business initiatives.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • What CEO's Want
  • Meaning Of Strategic HR
  • Audit Of Current Policy Practice And Process
  • Matching Strategy And Practice To The 6 CEO Focus Areas
  • Making Strategy Personal
  • Tips For Developing Your Ability as a Strategic Thinker
Who Will Benefit:
  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • HR staff
  • Senior Management
  • Business Leaders

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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