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Creating workforces for the future - today


Sophia Syemou is passionate about building capability and fostering leaders and organisations to be formidable forces for good. She is recognised for creating innovative people management strategies that realise business goals and treat employees with respect and fairness.

Sophia is known for her ground-breaking work in developing frameworks that build individual and organisational capability, enabling organisations to retain and recast their teams and individuals, to use their talents in new ways.

Her dedication and expertise have been recognised through winning or being a finalist for more than 8 business awards over the past three years including the 2019 HR Director Flexibility in the Workplace Award, 2018 Australian Financial Review’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, AHRI Elizabeth Broderick Workplace Flexibility Award, and Australian HR Awards Employer of Choice in 2018.

Sophia is an entrepreneur with a twist. She believes being for-profit and for-purpose are mutually compatible, and that business has a key role to play in strengthening communities.

Talking Points

World Capabilities: Attributes and Approaches for the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

World CapabilitiesTM presents the attributes and approaches we need for the workforce of today and of tomorrow. It provides a vehicle to define the common attributes, knowledge and abilities required by all individuals within an organisation, aligned to their values, to meet corporate objectives.

World Capabilities is the synthesis of research that reviewed data from over 5,000 clients identifying the 10 attributes and approaches that make individuals and organisations more likely to positively adapt to changes in the workforce.

Based on these 10 attributes and approaches, we have built the World Capabilities
FrameworkTM and Self-Assessment ToolTM to give organisations and individuals a
positive model and methodology to prepare themselves for whatever the workforce looks like.

To answer questions like:
What skills, capabilities and attributes should I recruit and develop for to stay relevant and profitable? What areas of work do I advise my children to consider? And, What do I do now that my job is no longer required?

Target Audience:
Corporates, at a leadership level looking to adopt workforce models that set them up to be to stay ahead of changes to workforce requirements and be seen as an employer of choice regardless of changing dynamics.

Key Takeaways:
This would also be useful for People and Culture and Organisation Development and Learning and Development personnel charged with finding solutions for their workforce issues. Can be delivered as keynote or workshop.
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