ESI TALKSHOW® Leading Agile Transformation

Date(s) - 23/01/2021 - 23/01/2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ESI Institute of Management



TOPIC 2021: “Leading Agile Transformation—An Agile Organisation in A Disruptive World”.

Date Time: 3rd week of the month from 15:00-17:00 PM Vietnam Time

Venue: Think Space, 116 Nguyen Van Thu Street, Dakao Ward, D1, HCMC, Vietnam

Targeting Audience: C-Suite, managerial levels, new leaders, and professional staff (optional for senior students and young leaders).

Featured Speakers: Dr. Steve Pham (President @ESI Management Institute), Dr. Alang Tho (Senior Lecturer @International University of Ho Chi Minh), Senior Consultant & Instructor @ESI Management Institute, and Guest Speakers and Experts from various organisations and companies in Vietnam and other countries.


Why has the agile organizations become such a critically crucial term for C-suite and senior leaders? The recent disruptive changes have urged worldwide organizations to proceed transformation faster to meet the increasing customers’ needs and enhance the organizational structure and business model, sustainable growth and efficiency, talent performance and employee engagement—all in parallel.

In 2020 companies were forced to change, and that transformation exposed the vulnerabilities of leaders and organizations that lack agility. Agile organisations and leaders can thrive even in rapidly changing and unpredictable circumstances. With many habits changing and mindsets of senior leaders now opened, the moment is ripe for any organization or individual leader to adopt a comprehensive strategy of agile transformation.

Join our ESI TALKSHOW® where the attendees will discuss all the related aspects of modern leadership, strategic management, and global human resources management for successful transformation and growth within the new normal era. The topics will cover the emergence of agile organizations and the latest perspectives on the mind-sets and practices you need to lead an agile transformation successfully, how you can bring a distinctively agile approach to the team, the core unit of agile organizations and the capabilities you need to enable agility throughout the organization, and how your organization can build and embed the capabilities among leaders at every level, starting with senior leaders.

  • Agile organisations in a disruptive world
  • Agile skills in contemporary talent management
  • Agile learning and development strategies
  • Strategic HRBP in a new normal workplace
  • HR leadership in today’s workplace
  • Motivation and work-life balance
  • Creativity and talent assessment
  • A great to a happy workplace

Tentative Agenda

  • 14:30 Check-in for physical attendees
  • 14:45 Check-in for virtual attendees
  • 15:00 Welcome remarks
  • 15:05 Specific Topic 1, Featured Speaker 1
  • 15:20 Specific Topic 2, Featured Speaker 2
  • 15:40 Specific Topic 3, Featured Speaker 3
  • 16:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 16:45 Event ends

Cost & Discount Policy

  • Physical attendees: ESI Members: VND 270,000 & Non-members: VND 350,000
  • Virtual attendees: ESI Members: VND 150,000 & Non-members: VND 190,000

Registration & Payment

Participants must complete the registration via registration link, then proceed the bank transfer to officially confirm your attendance one-week BEFORE the talk show date. The attendees will receive confirmation from the ESI Institute of Management via email and can contact ESI Talkshow Manager at hotline +84 33 7291922 and email

The attendees must indicate a message with your full name like this [fullname-ESITalkshow012021] when you proceed the bank transfer for this event. Reservations/cancellations must be made at least one-week BEFORE the talk show date by email ( as we are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone. ESI Talkshow bank transfer information should be Vietcombank (VCB) Thu Thiem Branch, account number: 0071005059514, and account holder Pham Kim Anh.

ESI Featured Speakers

Dr. Alang Tho is well equipped with a background in human resource management.  Tho had a master’s degree in business administration from a Taiwan University and PhD in Management (major in HRM) from RMIT University (Melbourne).  He has been doing research in the field of HRM and teaching related courses of Strategic Human Resource Management, Academic and Professional Development, and Sociology for undergraduate students at the International University (VNUHCM) and the University of West of England (UK).

Dr. Steve Pham who develops and hosts this ESI TALKSHOW® series holds an Ed.D in educational leadership and learning from Aspen University, CO, US.  Dr. Steve has over decades of working experience as an adjunct lecturer, education advisor, strategic HR consultant, head of human resources management for various multinational companies in Vietnam and SEA region.  His specialization is helping school and corporate leaders from a variety of leadership background to consistently create dynamic, motivated organizational cultures ideal for sustainable transformation.

Special Guest Speakers

Entrepreneurs, C-Suite leaders, senior lecturers and professionals in executive education, global leadership, strategic management, global human resources management, in particular, senior consultant and experts in agile transformation can join as Guest Speakers of our ESI TALKSHOW® series.



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