Transformational Leadership & Change Management

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25th - 27th June 2018 | Accra, Ghana

Based on contemporary evidence and cutting-edge research, this program helps senior and middle management leaders navigate VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) environments with confidence and skill. It serves as a timely and highly practical immersion into future business management, with easy to apply tools, management frameworks and new-age decisions models built for the digital age.

Designed as an intensive deep dive into modern management, this practical masterclass aims to reboot industrial age management practices in favor of new leadership behaviors needed to navigate a VUCA business landscape.

Increasing business complexity and industry transformations place dual pressure on managers looking to deliver above-average results. An effective way to respond is through the enhancement of high-performance management skills: in areas like change management, design thinking and execution leadership.

1.   How is industry convergence and digital disruption reshaping our business?

2.   What can we do to actively counter rising operating complexity, or business volatility?

3.   In our business, how can we increase access to real-time skills and capability?

4.   Do alternate sources of talent exist? What do they look like in our industry?

5.   Can we strengthen capability without adding significant fixed cost and overhead?

6.   What is the ideal talent recipe for our business?

7.   How can we enhance internal innovation and external collaboration?

8.   How can we enhance the flow of skills and information across our network?

9.   What does transformational leadership – particularly in times of change – look like?

10. What behaviors do employees look for in transformational leaders?

Three Causal Shifts

The fact that the “world of work” will change rapidly as the knowledge economy accelerates, is now beyond doubt. At a systemic level, this is a direct consequence of three causal shifts, which aren’t about to reverse themselves.

1. Business Model Transformations

In a digital economy, competitors can come from anywhere. The fading of both terrestrial and industry boundaries shows us how fundamental customer, cost and talent models in common use today have limited relevance in the future.

2. Disruptive Innovation

Both the consumer’s concept of value and the tools we use to deliver them are evolving. With young digital native customers forming a bulk of early adopters and pacesetting buyers: companies such as Spotify, Uber, Stripe, Netfl ix, Amazon, Udacity and AirBNB are examples of entire markets in motion.

2. Changing Talent Economics

On one hand we see an erosion of loyalty on both sides of the employment equation. On the other hand, we are witnessing an explosion of high quality contingent talent. A company’s source pool now includes millions of highly skilled people, willing to work part-time, short-term and on specific tasks rather than jobs.

The three causal shifts in-turn drive five consequences in how modern businesses organize and succeed. These are:

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This program helps managers retool in all five areas. It reminds them of their primary role as transformation leaders who must build teams which are fast, flexible, collaborative, innovative and resilient.

The industrial economy puts a premium on the repetitive delivery of process driven factory work. This is what delivers quality products, consistently. The knowledge economy is quite different. It puts a premium on cognitive decision making, collaborative problem solving and creative thinking. This is what delivers business value and innovation.

In practice, the shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy has proven overwhelming for management. For one, internal or external workers dealing with complex cognitive tasks seek coaches and mentors rather than supervisors or vendor managers. For another, the dispersed and asynchronous nature of intellectual work makes it infinitely more difficult to supervise and control in the short term. And finally, in an age of ideas and innovation, flexibility and collaboration matter more than ever. It is for these reasons, that the best managers will be those who can seamlessly integrate effort across the vast network of departments, outsourcing relationships, gig workers, alliances and strategic partnerships which form the modern organization.

Gyan Nagpal is an award-winning talent strategist and commentator, who has deep expertise in researching ongoing changes to the global talent pool.  He is a regular speaker and trainer on topics ranging from 21st century leadership practices, the future of talent management and talent strategy. Over the last fifteen years, he has helped some of the largest and most ambitious international organisations build significant business franchises across the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions.

He is a Co-founder and CEO at PeopleLENS Global Associates (PLGA Consulting), a Singapore headquartered strategy consulting firm, which currently serves clients in 16 countries across four continents.

Companies where he and his team have built deep Talent Economist and Talent Leadership capability include: Santander, Saudi Aramco, Nedbank SA, BAE Systems, Six Senses Resorts, Woolworths, SingHealth, The Central Bank of the Philippines, Aviva, Lilly, Old Mutual, Smith and Nephew, BNP Paribas and The Securities Commission of Malaysia. Gyan is also a professional member of the NTL Institute (Washington DC) and has presented Talent Economics research at NYU, INSEAD, SIM, SPJain and at over 150 conferences from Sydney to San-Francisco.

Some of the organizations where the Gyan and his team have built management capability include:

  • Santander
  • Samsung
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Nedbank SA
  • Woolworths
  • Singhealth
  • BNP Paribas
  • The Central Bank of the Philippines
  • BAE Systems
  • Aviva
  • Smith and Nephew
  • Eli Lilly
  • Old Mutual
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Grupo Kaybee
  • Aon
  • UBS
  • The Securities Commission of Malaysia

He is a Senior Fellow (Human Capital) at the Conference Board, a professional member of the NTL Institute (Washington DC) and has taught Talent Economics at universities across North America and Asia.

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All information regarding the event will be listed on our event brochures. It contains all the necessary information such as the Investment Fee, Full Course Agenda, Top Learning Objectives, Trainer’s Profile, and more. You may request for an event brochure by:

a. Signing up on the Request for Brochure form located at the Event Page

b. Leaving a message to Sally via Salvo’s Support Message Box.

c. Sending an e-mail to

You will be required to provide details such as your Name, Organisation, Corporate E-mail Address, Contact Number, and Country of Origin.

The exact hotel location will be made known to all delegates privately approximately 1 month prior to the commencement date. We do have preferential corporate rates at the event hotels. Interested parties may inquire at or request for the event brochure. Delegates who have confirmed their participation with us will be contacted by our team as soon as a venue is finalised. Usually, we hold all our events in 5 star hotels based in the city centre.

Salvo typically provides a 10% discount from the original investment fee per delegate should a company send 3 or more delegates to attend the course. Specific discounts may differ for respective programs so please email for further confirmation on the exact discount.

Aside from the group discount mentioned above, Salvo offers a special Early Bird Discount once a new event is released. However, delegates must register as soon as possible since the special rate will only be available for a limited time.

The Investment Fee will cover all the course documents and materials that will be used during the training, as well as luncheons and coffee breaks during the training program. The Investment Fee does not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of the delegates, however, we can assist you by providing details on the estimated cost for both. The Investment Fee is also exclusive of tax. Taxes are to be borne by the delegate’s organisation.

Once you receive a copy of the event brochure, complete the registration form which is located on the last page and send it back to us. Upon receipt of the completed registration form with authorization, we will proceed to block the seat(s) on our system for your organization. Thereafter, the invoice will be sent out by our Finance team for processing of payment. 

Your payment can be made via Telegraphic Transfer or via Credit Cards through American ExpressMasterCardVisa or DinersBank charges and local withholding tax are to be borne by the registrant.

Full payment should be made within TEN (10) WORKING DAYS upon receipt of invoice.

Aside from the knowledge that our expert trainers are imparting, a Certificate of Completion will be issued to all delegates completing a minimum of 90% of the total hours of the course. Some of our events offer takeaways and free consultation after the course. It varies from programs to programs.

You will receive a pre-course questionnaire upon successful registration. Kindly state your specific concerns and issues on this questionnaire and send it back to us, as this will be consolidated and forwarded to the trainer during the formulation of the course agenda. Alternatively, you can also email us at regarding your concern so we can be in touch to ensure that your concerns is addressed asap.

The registration form carries at least a 50% cancellation liability 6 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event after a signed sales resignation contract has been received by Salvo. If we are notified less than 2 weeks prior to the commencement date of the event, full cancellation fees is applicable.

With that said, we do understand that last minute changes do occur in organizations due to last minute change in schedule, job requirements etc. As such, please contact us soonest at so we can assist in the best way forward for any changes.

Our events can be customised into in-house training programs for your organisation. Email us at to find out more information about in-house trainings.