Conference by Great Place to Work® Sri Lanka to Explore the Theme of Transforming Workplace Culture from 'Good to Great'”

Wednesday, 06 September 2023 - 19:21


In a world where organizational success is synonymous with a thriving workplace culture, the Great Place to Work® FOR ALL™ Conference 2023 is the source of inspiration for leaders wanting to improve their workplaces. Focused on innovation, collaboration, and elevation, the event will be held on September 7th, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo's Grand Ballroom.

The conference is set to be a transformative experience, promoting a workplace culture that excels in performance and inclusivity. Business leaders will have a special opportunity to learn from top industry experts. Geared towards fostering exceptional workplace cultures, the conference will act as an interactive hub where global leaders share inspiring stories and valuable insights, forming a platform for expert knowledge exchange.

The distinguished speakers will be from various walks of the business world, each contributing their expertise to shape the future of workplace culture and leadership.

The event will commence with a presentation on “Great Starts Here’ from Kshanika Ratnayaka, Director and CEO of Great Place to Work® Sri Lanka, followed by a captivating talk by Micheal C. Bush, the Global CEO of Great Place to Work, shedding light on the ethos of a FOR ALL™ Leader. The spotlight will then turn to Krishan Balendra, Chairperson and CEO of John Keells Holdings PLC, delving into the transformation journey from "Good to Great."

The conference will next go into a series of breakout sessions, where the attendees will have the privilege of learning from the expertise of Prasenjit Bhattacharya, the Co-Founder & CEO, and Dalreen Patrao, the Director of the Great Manager Institute, as they share their knowledge on the science behind people management. Simultaneously, Ashok Thussu, Director & Co-Master Licensee of LMI South Asia, will provide strategies on ‘Unlocking Human Potential’.

The next part of the breakout session will have Ashdin Doctor, Habit Coach and Founder of Awesome180, delving into the intricacies of workplace habits that shape behaviour and culture. Parallelly, a panel featuring Jehan Perinpanayagam (CEO, Infomate), Denver de Zylva (Global Head of Facilities and Sustainability, Virtusa), Pyumi Sumanasekara (Partner- ESG & Assurance, KPMG), Natasha Boralessa (Group Director, Brandix), and Zahra Cader (Director, PwC), will engage in a discussion centered around the theme of ‘Future Proofing the Workplace: Purpose Driven Approach to ESG'.

During the afternoon breakout sessions, attendees can expect to gain valuable insights and stay updated on trends in the industry from Ruwani Alwishewa, Head of Assessment Business & Client Services at Great Place to Work® – Sri Lanka. Following this, a dynamic panel comprising Mano Sekaram (Founder/CEO, 99X), Thushari Perera (Director Human Resources, AIA), and Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya (Board Director/Group Chief Human Resources Officer, DIMO) who have worked with Great Place to Work® – Sri Lanka for over a decade and have driven their organization from ‘Good to Great’ will focus on the pivotal aspects of innovate, collaborate, and elevate.

Next is a discussion on the topic ‘Workplace Culture Transformation’ with regional panellists from China, India, and the Middle East.

This will then be followed by Shehan Wijetilaka, the Strategy Director, and Founder of LaurusMark, speaking on the 'Rewards of Being Resilient'.

Ideally suited for C-level executives, senior managers, human resources managers, professionals, thought leaders and executives, the core goal of this gathering is to disseminate insights, case studies and strategies that have led businesses to pivot and transform their workplace cultures into ones that inspire unparalleled employee dedication, through the pillar of innovation, collaboration and elevation.

By embracing these strategies, organizations can evolve their cultures beyond the confines of "Good" and into the realm of greatness. The Great Place to Work® FOR ALL™ Conference 2023 promises to be an invaluable resource for all leaders aspiring to orchestrate this shift.

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