In the dynamic realm of human resources management, transformational leadership stands as a beacon for navigating the complexities of employee management and organizational change. This leadership approach is particularly effective in HR, where the focus is on empowering employees to reach their full potential.

Transformational HR leaders inspire and motivate, fostering a culture where employees are engaged and committed to achieving excellence. They do not just delegate tasks; they cultivate independent thinkers and proactive problem-solvers.

Course Details: 


This training program is designed for HR professionals seeking to harness the power of transformational leadership. The Trainer will delve into topics like:

• The principles of transformational leadership within the HR context

• How transformational HR leadership differs from traditional management styles

• Core strategies for implementing transformational leadership in HR practices

• Traits that define a successful transformational HR leader

• The impact of transformational leadership on employee satisfaction and organizational success

• Analyzing the strengths and challenges of transformational leadership in HR

• Practical techniques for inspiring, engaging, and influencing HR teams

At the end of the session, participants will be equipped with the insights and tools necessary to transform their HR departments into thriving environments that support both individual growth and organizational goals.


I. Ice-Breaker Activity

• Discuss what qualities define a transformational leader in

• Engage in a self-assessment to determine your transformational leadership style and share insights with a colleague.


II. Video Presentation: “Transforming HR: Beyond Management”

• Analyze common pitfalls in HR management and how transformational leadership can overcome


III. Core Principles of Transformational Leadership in HR

• Contrast transformational leadership with traditional HR management

• Explore the key tenets of transformational leadership within the HR


IV. Key Drivers of Transformational Leadership in HR

• Inspirational motivation in HR

• Fostering intellectual stimulation among HR

• Providing individualized consideration for employee

• Cultivating idealized influence within the HR


V. Role-Playing HR Scenarios

• Identify various HR leadership styles through interactive scenarios such as navigating ethical dilemmas, managing diversity and inclusion, crisis management, implementing change management etc. so as enhance problem-solving, communication and strategic thinking skills within the realm of HR.

• Reflect on personal leadership challenges and triumphs in HR

• Exchange experiences of applying transformational leadership principles in HR .


VI. Impact of Transformational Leadership on HR Outcomes

• Discuss how transformational leadership fosters a committed HR team with high morale and job satisfaction.

• Examine the role of transformational leadership in enhancing HR processes and employee well-being.

• Valuate the influence of transformational HR leadership on organizational culture and strategic direction.


VII. Trust-Building Exercises

• Assess and improve trust-building responses to HR challenges such as:

  • Seeking assistance from HR
  • Voicing dissenting opinions in HR
  • Delivering constructive feedback to HR
  • Acknowledging mistakes in HR
  • Navigating conflicts with assertive
  • Managing sensitive situations within HR


VIII. Transformational Leadership Tools & Methods for HR Professionals

Step 1: Craft a compelling HR vision that aligns with organizational goals.

Step 2: Encourage HR team members to embrace and champion the vision.

Step 3: Oversee the implementation of HR strategies that support the vision.

Step 4: Foster strong, trust-based relationships within the HR team.

Step 5: Recapitulate the essential elements of transformational HR leadership.

Training Methodology

• Presentation and Videos

• Leadership Style Psychometric Assessment

• Collaborative Activities and Debriefing Sessions

• Transformational HR Leadership Role Play


Who should attend

• HR Directors, HR Managers and HR Leaders seeking to drive change, foster engagement, promote organizational growth.


Michael Giam is an international business professional with decades of senior management experience working in highly complex and cross-cultural business environments. Michael’s international breadth of experience spans both in public institutions and private corporations focusing mainly on business fundamentals and human capital to establish clear and achievable strategic business goals.

From a Senior HR Business Partner to Senior Vice President, Michael has worked for several MNCs including CWT Distribution Limited (Singapore), International Data Corporation (USA), the Millennium & Copthorne International Hotels Group (Singapore), Marriott International (in China) and Melco China Resorts (Holding) Limited (Macau). In his tenure at CWT, Michael was appointed by the CEO as the Management Representative to lead in corporate culture development and change. He has developed, implemented and coached several action programs that were necessary in the development of a learning culture within the organization and beyond. In 2003, Michael was selected by the industry to become one of the Executive Committee Members representing the Singapore hospitality industry to provide value-added initiatives and plans to the local government in enhancing the skills and value of the local workforce. He is active in helping the community, especially those unemployed and in poverty to reskill them and bring them back to the workforce.

In recent years Michael worked in China for Marriott to open new properties and some of its flagship hotels. Michael also worked for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Malaysia as their Asia Pacific Director of Operations responsible for organizing and managing industry-related MICE activities. In his tenure, he has also developed good relationship with key stakeholders and decision makers in many national oil companies and international oil and gas corporations. Michael also worked as an independent consultant handling several pre-opening and restructuring projects. This include assisting the GM in opening the first Wyndham flagship hotel in Singapore; worked as an interim General Manager to open an exclusive club for arts & culture professionals in Guangzhou; developed and implement a comprehensive strategic Customer Service Excellence Program for United Overseas Bank in China as well as providing professional HR service & consultation to the new rebranded Hotel Jen in Singapore.

Michael has always been interested to develop the next generation of talents and leaders. Since 1995, Michael has served as an adjunct faculty for several local and foreign universities as well as some adult learning institutions on topics including Human Resource Management, Coaching & Counselling, Business Contract & Maritime Law, Organizational Behavior, Customer Service Training and many others.

Michael received his MBA from an Australian University and holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning). He is a registered Practicing Management Consultant (PMC), a recognized SkillsFuture Mentor for SMEs in Singapore and also a Certified Senior Professional with IHRP Singapore.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 6 November 2024  (Face-to-Face)  (1st Run)

Duration / Venue

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

• Hotel seminar room


A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 675.80 w/GST (S$620.00) for Community/Corporate

• S$ 708.50 w/GST (S$650.00) for Non-Subscribers


Grants/Subsidies/SkillsFuture Credit are not applicable.


• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Lunch will be provided

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