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8 CPD points HRDF Claimable

Module B: The Role of The Board in Talent Management & Succession Planning

Kula Subramaniam

This programme focuses on the importance of talent management and succession planning in an organisation at all levels. Explore the common fears and mistakes in implementing talent management and succession planning and learn how a structured approach to implementing talent management and succession planning can be developed. Participants will be exposed to best practices in succession planning and the different types of succession planning models best suited for their organisations’ needs. This programme will also provide detailed techniques and tools to enhance the participants’ abilities in developing and retaining top talent. At the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Appreciate the value of developing a robust talent management and succession planning initiative;
  • Describe the role of the Boards in making talent management and succession planning successful in the organisation; and
  • Identify the right succession model to suit the company’s circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise how to avoid the pitfalls in implementing talent management and succession planning
  • Identify the resources needed in implementing a talent management programme
  • Decide upon the right succession model to adopt


BSc. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering from King’s College
MBA, Cranfield University Managing Director Just Change Management Consultants

Kula has been a management consultant for the last 31 years, during which he has worked on a variety of assignments involving both, the hard and soft aspects of consulting. His consulting career is a mixture of external and internal consultation works with various companies, such as the PA Consulting Group, the IBM Consulting Group, Shell Malaysia, Towers Perrin and Linkage Asia. He has conducted seminars and written extensively in the area of Business Process Re- engineering and Human Resource related issues.

Kula has consulted in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia and Peru, and has often been the Asian representative on major global initiatives. In coaching he has conducted training in Malaysia, Singapore, India, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia and has been an executive coach for Senior leaders in organisations in these countries.

In the area of talent management and succession planning, Kula has consulted to a number of companies providing advice on the concepts, design and implementation aspects, and then personally being involved in running assessment centres, developing succession planning processes and overseeing the succession council that monitors the maintenance of the talent initiative. Kula has personally developed the tools, templates and exercises of the assessment centre which he designed and operates as the lead facilitator.

He holds a BSc. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering from King’s College, University of London and completed a postgraduate diploma in Accounting & Finance from the Association of Certified Accountants, UK. He attended the Cranfield School of Management, where he obtained his MBA and scored the highest marks for his Business Policy paper.

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Thursday | 7 November 2019
8.30am – 9.00am Registration
9.00am – 10.30am Session 1:
Common Fears & Mistakes
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 1.00pm Session 2:
Structured Talent Management
1.00pm – 2.00pm Networking Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Session 3:
Best Practices in Succession Planning
3.30pm – 4.00pm Networking Break
4.00pm – 5.00pm Session 4:
Case Studies of the Various Succession Planning Models
5.00pm End of Programme

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