Nina Woodard
Instructor Nina Woodard
Product Id 601558
Duration 90 Minutes
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Original Price $295
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What is Workplace Flexibility and What Does it Mean to HR


The program will provide an environmental scan those points to the need for creative and new approaches to work and jobs. It will look at the elements of flexibility in the workplace and at those business segments that may be early adaptors and those who may find it more difficult. Through sharing of information and some research we will identify the opportunities that are presented by technology to support and build infrastructure that can meet business objectives on all levels from connecting team members to supporting bottom line results.

Further we will discuss and examine the implication for HR and for training and development, by identifying the new or enhanced competencies that managers and hr team members will need to possess and that will provide the mindset that will allow flexibility to be a tool and benefit not a punishment.

This is a topic that has been around for quite some time but has been viewed more as an employee "want" rather than a business tool and need. In this evolving "new talent management economy" it may now be more in line with business needs and tools than ever before. The "talent management" economy will marry the individual needs and wants and the business needs and wants in a way that creates stronger employee and employer bonds and provides a broader opportunity to fully engage the broader talent pool available and play to the strengths of both the new pool entrants and the mature workers who have knowledge, skill and ability to continue to make a significant value addition to the workplace. We will build a case for why, especially in the US, this is a very important opportunity for both the mature worker and the business.

We are an economy in transition and when these transitions occur hr is always called to the forefront to assist the change process and to provide the strategic alignment of policy and practice that will fully support the organizational goals both financially and as an employer of choice.

We will make the leap of faith that any business is interested in being successful at achieving both of these goals. We will fully explore how the small and medium size business sector may be better prepared to work with this tool than larger businesses and how it can be a "winning combination" for this sector along with all the other benefits that working for and in the small and medium size sector offers prospective employees. Statistically, it is proven that this sector fuels the economy.  Health in this business sector signals a vibrant economy across the board. The small business administration and other governmental agencies as well as SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) are providing guidance and input into how this tool can be leveraged to everyone's advantage.
We will detail the element of strategy that will drive HR's decisions about how to utilize the flexibility opportunity and delve into a discussion of the elements that will help or hinder implementation; will provide insights via a swot analysis about why it is important to consider; it will look at sample policies and best practices that may be utilized strategically to support the business needs using flexibility as a corner stone.

We will delve into the concepts of virtual leadership that will also be a critical part of the success of flexibility in the work place and the core issues that managers will need to confront as they begin to implements all of the opportunities that the talent management economy presents. This program will move from the macro issues of theory and global economy pressures to looking specifically at things ad micro as job descriptions that will be the core of how flexibility plays a role in the way forward to compensation issues and the advantages of innovation and creativity that can be a part of the way forward.

Why should you attend: You have heard that: "the future is now," and it is! If we are to be completive in our respective markets and support our businesses creation of a business model that will produce a sustainable future, workplace flexibility is one of the tactics that will have a critical impact on our success. However, flexibility is difficult to achieve and may lead to new issues and concerns.  Some areas of business may resist and indicate that it isn’t suitable for them or their business. Our challenge is to determine if there is a way that all businesses can appreciate and support "flexibility." Why? Because as we move to a workforce that includes 5 generations of workers it is one of the tools that will provide opportunities for bridging the communication and cultural gaps this diversity presents.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • What does flexibility in the workplace mean?
  • What does it look like in practice?
  • Why do we need to be aware of it and how does it play into the way forward for business success?
  • What is the talent management economy? How does it impact small and medium size business?
  • What are the new leadership behaviors and skills needed to leverage flexibility programs in the workforce?
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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