CHRO Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar at GLOBIS Asia Pacific

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

07:30 - 09:30 (Singapore Standard Time)


Programme Synopsis:
If you are a HR Key Opinion Leader, come experience exhilarating insights with GLOBIS and Lingua Learn in a must-attend CHRO Thought Leadership session, where Japanese company strategies for engagement, sustainability, and transformative culture meet Lingua Learn’s ROI-boosting learning tactics and trend mastery. This session is your fast track to the heart-pounding world of HR excellence!

GLOBIS Thought Leadership Session by Ms. Tomoko Katsurayama

GLOBIS’ research on the engagement and sustainability of Japanese companies through a unique learning culture and co-existence with the community. In this segment Tomoko Katsurayama will cover:

  • The Role of Organizational Culture
  • Belief system and how this supports transformation
  • Introduction to GLOBIS and the unique kokorozashi approach

Lingua Learn Thought Leadership Session by Mr. Joe Tofield

Improving your return on investment through a structured learning is a development strategy

With just 12% of employees on average applying new skills after training engagements, getting a return on investment on learning has always been challenging for HR teams. In this segment, Joe Tofield will cover:

  • The current trends in employee engagement and its links to learning and development.
  • The emerging trends in how people want to learn post COVID-19.
  • The 3 levels of a successful L&D strategy and introducing the Kirkpatrick model to assess learning success.
  • What employers can do to bridge skills gaps and remain competitive.



Wednesday, September 27, 2023


07:30-09:30 (Singapore Standard Time)


Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View #29-02, 018961

Registration Fee

Free of charge





Breakfast and Networking




Sharing by GLOBIS (with Q&A)


Sharing by Lingua Learn (with Q&A)





Ms. Tomoko Katsurayama

President, GLOBIS Asia Pacific

Tomoko Katsurayama, a seasoned global business expert, boasts a two-decade career highlighted by pivotal roles at prestigious entities including Nike Japan, Amazon Japan, and GLOBIS Asia Pacific. Currently the President and CEO of GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., she is renowned for fostering business growth on a global scale.

Simultaneously, Tomoko has taught strategy and marketing at GOBIS University for over a decade, aligning with GLOBIS' "Find your purpose, make an impact" philosophy to nurture purpose-driven leaders who catalyze positive change. Drawing inspiration from Japanese elements and extensive Asian experience, she underscores the significance of purpose-driven management, employee engagement, self-compassion, and well-being in achieving sustainable success.

With a rich background in Japanese and US firms, Tomoko's distinctive perspective resonates with the secrets of enduring businesses, notably those of Japan's historical longevity. Her profound expertise and commitment to purpose-driven leadership continue to influence the global business landscape significantly.

Mr. Joe Tofield

Director, Lingua Learn

Originally from London, Joe has resided in Singapore for over a decade, with international postings in Amsterdam and Sydney. He joined the British Council in 2012, fostering the growth of their Professional Development Centre across various Asian regions.

Joe's expertise in programme management and design led him to the role of Regional Manager at the International Baccalaureate in 2019, overseeing teacher training departments of 1,300 schools in the Asia Pacific. His journey continued as he became Director of Lingua Learn in May 2023.

Beyond his official roles, Joe chaired the British Chamber of Commerce committees, winning awards for Diversity and Inclusion, and Young Professional of the Year. He also volunteers for Voices of Asia youth mentorship programs, aiding early-career professionals.