SLITAD National Conference Building World Class Organisations 9th - 10th June - BMICH

SLITAD fosters future leadership at its National Conference

The seventh National Conference and Symposium of Sri Lanka Institute of Training and Development will be help on June 9th and 10th, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Committee Room B, with over 350 participants in atten-dance.

Themed "The Future of Leadership: Exponential Thinking, Leadership and Success for World Class Organisations," the Conference's keynote speaker will be Dr. Dragos Bratasanu, who is an award-winning scientist and an international speaker on the social factors that invisibly drive success. He holds a Ph.D. Magna cum Laude in satellite-based intelligence, Germany.

Dr. Bratasanu is an official consultant for NASAs Leadership, Human Factors and Social Risk Management Program, speaking on aero-space leadership worldwide. A member of Dr. Charles Pellerin's global team of consultants (Charlie is a NASA legend who built Hubble Space Telescope), his versatility was proven over and again when he travelled alone to the North and the South Pole. He was a research scientist with the Romanian Space Agency and was involved in many projects with the European Space Agency and the European Union. Dr. Bratasanu has also authored the book 'Engineering Success' which describes how NASA builds leaders and teams.

His keynote address will be under the theme "How NASA Builds Teams: Social Risk Management for Building World-Class Leaders and Teams." On the second day, his workshop will focus on "The Future of Leadership : Exponential thinking, leadership and success for world class organizations," followed by a special evening session for CEO's and Chief Officers on, "The Future of Leadership : Exponential thinking, leadership and success for world class organizations aligned to Role of Strategic Management in building a world class Organization."

The Conference is aimed to build awareness on the conceptual framework in the arena of Human Resource Management & Development whilst, surfacing vital issues on practical aspects for the benefit of the HR and HRD Professionals.

SLITAD is a leading non-profit organisation in Sri Lanka that is striving to promote and propagate best practices in the sphere of human resource development in the country. The primary aim of SLITAD is to support the national economy through enhancement of productivity for which human capital development is an essential prerequisite. Since its inception in the year 1998 SLITAD has committed itself to the above cause by initiating a number of training, education, knowledge sharing, net-working and recognition programmes. Through these numerous activities, the Institute has been able to successfully envelope a large and diverse cross section of its stakeholders includ-ing public and private sector entities in uplift-ing best practices in human resource develop-ment in the country SLITAD is affiliated to the prestigious Asian Regional Federation of Training and Development Organizations (ARTDO) and has many high profile individu-als and institutional members on s roll at present.

SLITAD People Development Awards is one of the most anticipated events in the Institute's annual event calendar where it recognizes best practices of Sri Lankan public and private sec-tor organisations in the field of training and development. This annual awards programme attracts high profile organisations, including leading conglomerates that will be bestowed with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for their achievements in HRD practices at a gala event amidst a distinguished gathering.