Sunday, July 20, 2014

Heartiest Congratulation to Prof. Dr. Tirso Ronquillo for being elected as the President of Batangas State University, Philippines.

Heartiest Congratulation to Prof. Dr. Tirso Ronquillo for being elected as the President of Batangas State University, Philippines!

Dr. Ronquillo is a graduate of Akamai University PhD in Management program. 

The Batangas State University is a public university established in 1903 and has a total of 10 campuses in Batangas: two main, two satellites, and six extension campuses with more than 37,000 students population in 2014.

" One thing commendable about EDS, through the determined leadership of Dr. Ben Lee, is its ability to engage excellent and well seasoned lecturers who can deliver the best training to the participants. "

For further details, visit Batangas State University on Wikipedia and our Blog.

News by EDS Team @ 30 March 2014 

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Professional HR Specialist Program

Invitation to the
6-Day "Free Tuition Fees" EDS International Residential 

Professional HR Specialist Program 
… open to participants from Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Indonesia 

Venue: EDS Executive Learning Centre, 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Date: 7 – 12 August, 2014


In a business environment where the only constant is change, all firms face a profound challenge: How do you leverage your human capital to gain competitive advantage? This advanced HR program examines the strategic impact of human resources and delivers dynamic frameworks that enable your organization to quickly adapt to changing conditions and seize new opportunities as they emerge.

Managers today must be effective at simultaneously monitoring current performance, managing incremental innovation, and leading more revolutionary or discontinuous change efforts. The EDS Professional HR Specialist Program explores how to manage this delicate balancing act by emphasizing methods to align HR strategy with the overall business strategy.

This Advanced HR Program is led by experienced leaders in the field and designed to help human resource professionals to acquire the latest HR knowledge, methods, and skills needed to meet the challenges of today's changing workplace and workforce. Whether you want to develop effective management skills, seek professional advancement, or gain professional recognition, this program will provide the hands-on skills to empower you in your career.

Upon completion of this special program, participants will be able:
 • To align the HR function to the business unit and the corporate strategy.
 • To re-brand HR as strategic function within the organization.
 • To avoid costly mistakes when hiring and dealing with HR issues.
 • To understand the relationship between leadership and organizational culture.

EDS Professional HR Specialist Program 
is pathway to the MBA in HRM and PhD in HRM. 

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Thursday, 07 August 2014 
Advanced HR Seminar on Talent Management- Strategic Talent Acquisition 

Friday, 08 August 2014 
Advanced HR Seminar on Talent Management – Strategic Talent Retention 

Saturday, 09 August 2014 
Advanced HR Seminar on Performance Management – The Performance Measurement System 

Sunday, 10 August 2014 
Advanced HR Seminar on Performance Management – Measuring Performances via KRAs and KPIs 

Monday & Tuesday, 11 – 12 August 2014 
Advanced HR Seminar on Developing EQ Leadership and Team Development

Participants need to pay US$690 to cover the following costs:
 • 8 days and 7 night of hotel accommodation at Hotel Sri Sutra in twin-sharing,
 • For single occupancy accommodation participants need to pay additional USD160 to cover the room cost,
 • Breakfast and lunch during the seminar,
 • Welcoming dinner,
 • Lectures guide, training materials, and stationery,
 • Certificate of Participants,
 • Admin and Handling fees and other incidental cost

Participant need to pay additional US$300 to cover the following expenses for spouse:
 • Sharing room with spouse for 8 days and 7 night,
 • Breakfast and lunch during the seminar,
 • Welcoming dinner

Power of International Networking 
Join a network of well-informed, action oriented colleagues who are committed to the success and welfare of their businesses and the industry. EDS Professional HR Specialist Program is designed to optimize the learning experience of participants. Knowledge exchanges are built into the curriculum, learning groups provide opportunities for exploring issues across business and cultural boundaries, and social activities promote a spirited camaraderie that leads to deep and lasting connections. Many EDS alumni keep in close contact with one another as well as the EDS faculty by attending EDS reunions and other alumni events, embarking on joint business ventures, and contacting one another for business ideas, advice, and guidance.

EDS Community Service Project 
The objectives of EDS Community Service Project is to share the latest management practices, success ideas, inspiration and insights to help entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, managers and executives of business organization and non-governmental organizations (NGO) across countries, across cultures to enhance their competitiveness in today’s challenging business environment and to improve their operation efficiency through a series of Advanced Management and Leadership Program sponsored by EDS BUSINESS SCHOOL (MALAYSIA).

This Community Service Project is also the platform to encourage CEO, Directors, NGO Leaders, Academia, Managers and Senior Executives towards continuous lifelong learning.

EDS Certificate of Achievement in Professional HR Specialists Program will be awarded upon fulfilling the following conditions:

• Participants must attend each module in a punctual manner, remain in attendance for the full duration of each module, dress appropriately (short pants and slippers not permitted), and comply with the directions and expectations of the instructor during each session.

 This Certificate will be evidence of your personal and professional development.


Thu & Fri, 07 – 08 August 2014 
2 Days Advanced HR Seminar on 
Performance Management via KRA and KPI
(Facilitated by: Prof. Dr Karling)

Many organizations and its management personnel often lament the lack of appropriately subjective measures to determine the extent of contribution and the organization’s human capital is giving to the organization. Although the organization has invested much in building up the competencies and capabilities of its human capital, there are insufficient information and measures to provide a clear indication of the extent of the people’s contribution to the organization despite the high levels of competencies and capabilities. Therefore, organizations need to be aware of the types and nature of measures available to assist the organization in determining the people’s contribution to the organization.

Objective: The objective of the module is to provide HR Professionals and management personnel with the knowledge and skills required to design and implement KRAs and KPIs to manage individual performances in the organization.

Delivery Methodologies: Facilitation, discussions and experiential learning

Brief Module Content:
 • Overview on the use of KRAs and KPIs as tools for performance measurement
 • Understanding KRAs and identification of appropriate KRAs for different categories of tasks and positions
 • Goal setting as part of performance measurement system
 • Defining KPIs and the linkage between KRAs, Goal setting and KPIs
 • Developing appropriate KRAs and KPIs for specific jobs or tasks
 • Measuring performances based on KRAs, goals and KPIs

Sat & Sun, 09 – 10 August 2014 
2 Days Advanced HR Seminar on  
Talent Management via Strategic Talent Acquisition and Retention 
(Facilitated by: Dr. Lee Karling)

The phrase ‘the war for talent’ was devised by McKinsey and Company in 1997, and has today become a buzz word for progressive organizations keen on building, maintaining, and enhancing their pool of talented and high achieving employees. Over the next 20 years, the biggest challenge for these progressive organizations would be on how to attract, retain, build, and improve these talents to drive organization performance. Unfortunately, although talk is rife, reality is totally different.

Many organizations are still unprepared to invest (financially, generally, but also mentally) in activities that are necessary to nurture and groom these top performers to go beyond their limitations. Some organizations opined that just merely pumping in money to buy talent would be adequate, and go into shock when the talents purchased falls flat on expectations! What went wrong?

This workshop will provide information and strategies required to attract, build, retain, and enhance existing talent to move them to a higher level to ensure continuous performance at the highest possible level. However, it MUST be understood that talent management is NOT the sole responsibility of HR, but, for Talent management to be effective, ALL line management must be held accountable.

Course Objectives: 
At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:
1. Provide information on what talent management is and the reasons for organizations to focus on talent management
2. Know the areas required for effective talent management
3. Have In-depth awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the strategies available for ensuring effective talent management based on the key areas
4. Appreciate the value and importance of employer branding in winning the war for talent

2 Days Seminar on 
Developing EQ Leadership & Team Development 
(Facilitated by: Dr. Balakrishnan Muniappan)

Globalization, rapid technological innovations and increasing customer demands in the New Millennium poses many challenges to organizations and their employees. Management team and their employees in the new millennium need to respond to such challenges with a new mind-set and they must be prepared to upgrade themselves to be multi-skilled, flexible and adaptable.

It is therefore a challenge for managers and senior executives to be able to facilitate the creation of an environment that is conductive to motivate their team members / employees and themselves to effectively respond to such challenges in order to achieve their personal and organizational objectives.

This 2-day Leadership Seminar has been specially designed to guide participants in all the critical areas that are important to lead and motivate the team members / employees in their organization, and to enhance their leadership skills.

 • To understand the concepts of Organization Behavior
 • To understanding human behavior and their inter-relationships
 • To enhance your EQ leadership skills
 • To distinguish between Core Competency and Distinctive Competency
 • To motivate and lead with passion
 • To nurturing the culture of quality and enterprise.

Distinguished Faculty

Dr. Lee Karling, PhD

Dr. Karling obtained her PhD from USM in early 2008. Her area of specialization is in Human Resource Management (HRM) with an emphasis on human resource development and learning. Her interest is also in industrial psychology and human behaviors at work. She has been involved in continuous research in linking personalities with job function and performance and hopes to present a research paper late next year. She also specializes in DOE (design of experiment) for the HRM function, specifically for HR development.

Dr. Karling has many years of working experience in both the manufacturing and service industries with more years in the service industry as Head of Department. She has been involved in corporate training for more than 15 years and is a Certified Trainer from ACAP Australia. She also holds a unique Graduate Certificate in Adult Teaching and Learning from RMIT University, Australia.

She is currently on a retainer with a listed local company as a HR consultant in all HR related matters from HR planning and recruitment to industrial relations. The consultancy work also extents to the subsidiaries of the listed company.

Dr. Karling specializes in HRM related training as well as specific interpersonal skills and workplace behavior training aimed at improving workplace efficiency, effectiveness and relationships. She is committed to assisting organizations in their human resource development endeavors and specializes in assisting organizations design, execute, and feedback on training evaluation system for continuous development in the organization’s human resource development efforts. Her current passion is in cross-generation management focusing on assisting organizations in tapping into the potentials of the millennial workforce and providing guidance to senior management in maximizing the talent of the new generation (Gen Y).

She is also able to provide training workshops in specific supply chain management areas, specifically inventory management, warehouse system design, and purchasing management for effective cost down.

Dr. Balakrishnan Muniapan, B.Econs(UKM), MSc.HR (UK), DBA (Phil) 

Dr. Balakrishnan Muniapan, has over 15 years of experience in Talent and Human Resource training, consultancy and advisory. He is the EDS Senior Faculty and also a Senior Academic at a Wawasan Open University in Penang, Malaysia. Dr Bala has conducted training and consultancy programs for more than 50 organizations within Malaysia and in Asia. 

Prior to his involvement in academic, he was in production management with Sharp Roxy Coporation, a large Japanese MNC at his hometown in Sungai Petani, Kedah. 

As a consultant & trainer in HRM & HRD, he has vast experience in conducting training & consultancy programs for more than 50 organizations within Malaysia & in Asia. As an academic involved in research & development, Bala has published over 50 research papers & articles in several international journals, conference proceedings & in books. As a speaker in HRM & HRD, Bala is frequently honored as an invited speaker on HRM & HRD issues at several national & international conferences & seminars. He has presented papers at conferences & seminars in countries within Asia, Australia, Africa & Europe.

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For further information and registration, kindly contact our Official Representatives in your Country or EDS Head Office in Penang, Malaysia

48 Lorong Kurau 17, Chai Leng Park, 13700 Prai, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604-398 4306, 390 1396 Fax : +604-390 9766
Website: and 

Prof. Dr. Nelson T. Binag, 
EDS International Consultant (Philippines)
Tel: +639089583837        Email:

Prof. Dr. Ben Lee, 
President and Founder (Malaysia)
Tel: +60164462200        Email: