ABOUT   SIDNEY LEUNG

Sidney Leung

Sidney specializes in organizational and learning development, especially in the areas of culture transformation, leadership and team development, individual assessment, and aligning talent to business strategy. He has spent over 30 years in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific MNCs as a marketing communicator (hospitality and public utility sectors), learning and development function head and trainer (finance and luxurious retail industries), and taking on more complex roles of leading people. He also volunteers in educating and mentoring young to university students, helping them to unleash their potentials.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Thanks to the commitment of the business sponsor, Sidney is proud to have spearheaded and sustained a decade-long culture building journey of the largest bank in SE Asia from 2007 to 2017. From its strategic creation, top team alignment, program design and delivery to inculcate executive team and all its people managers based across Greater China, Singapore, India, Indonesia and the rest of the world to live its core values and behaviours which are the cornerstone of its corporate and service culture, inspiring people to strive for its strategic vision of becoming the best bank in Asia, and ultimately in the world.

 

Besides Learning & Development, he is passionate in the entire HR functions from attracting and selecting the right people by new methodology such as Hackathon, employee-centred onboarding, and performance management.

 

During his capacity as Vice President L&D of one of the major banks, Sidney has represented its learning and development team in winning a coveted accolade of HKMA’s annual Award for Excellence in Training and Development for the bank’s robust and highly effective L&D programs.

He has also been the recipient of the Trainer of the Year of a global Hotel group for consecutive years.

Sidney has gained the professional designations as below:

  • Clifton StrengthsFinder Coaching

  • Accredited Facilitator, Situational Leadership, Ken Blanchard

  • Accredited Facilitator, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  • Accredited Facilitator, DiSC

  • Accredited Facilitator, FIRO-B

  • Transactional Analysis – Contact Making & Conflict Resolution, Western Institute for Group and Family Therapy, Western Australia

  • Coaching in Action, Newfield Australia

  • Licensed Facilitator, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Franklin Covey

  • Service Quality Management, City University of Hong Kong

  • Examiner’s Course on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Hongkong Management Association 

  • Advanced Environmental Management Systems Auditing for Quality and Environmental Professional, Hongkong Productivity Council

  • Executive Development Solutions (Customer Drive) program, HKUST Business School

  • Creating Superior Customer Value, Richard Ivey School of Business

  • Hotel Management Program, University of Hawaii

  • Use of English, University of Hong Kong

  • Intermediate level programs in Putonghua, French and Japanese

QUALIFICATIONS

WHAT'S MORE

Sidney Poitier who starred as a life-changing teacher in the movie “To Sir with Love” inspired Sidney Leung to aspire a career in training and development, perhaps the closest teaching mission one can get in the business world.

 

He enjoys writing online and offline since the days when he was a hotel  group’s Public Relations Manager who penned as a travel and food & beverage columnist.

 

A Christian, Sidney is a father of two. He volunteers much of his spare time to teach young believers in Sunday School at the English-speaking  Alliance International Church where he also serves as a Governing Committee member. He supports prison ministry in sharing the gospel to non-Chinese speaking inmates, and serves as Career Mentor in Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and as Adjunct Professor in Gratia Christian College.

 

His mission statement is to make a positive change to the world. His self-motto are…”A principle is not a principle unless it costs you something”, “Do the right thing right” and “We cannot do everything but we can certainly do something!”

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