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Avoiding the 10 most common mistakes in capability development

This FREE webinar was recorded on:
Monday, January 17, 2011
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM GMT

This FREE webinar is available to watch now.

For better or for worse, the oil and gas business is characterized by cycles of both boom and bust. This places large demands on organizations to both (a) keep pace with the demand for skilled staff during times of expansion and (b) to manage the potential loss of knowledge and experience during times of contraction.

Mistakes made in managing organizational capability during both boom and bust can have serious implications on your company’s ability to achieve its objectives.

This free webinar will help you develop a roadmap to success by pointing out some of the potential hazards which can derail even the most apparently well thought out capability development plan.

Drawing on his experience with the development/ deployment of capability strategies in dozens of countries over the course of more than 20 years, Martin Ashdown will share with you steps you can take to identify and avoid or overcome the most common and serious mistakes in capability development, including:

  • Failure to truly understand Capability
  • Capability system complexity and its impact on outcomes
  • Capability plans that look good but not are aligned with the “real world”
  • Reliance on others to solve your problems
  • Lack of capability process integration with the other HR processes


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Martin Ashdown
Managing Consultant, gammaHRC, and former Regional Talent, Resourcing and D
Shell EP International Middle East

Martin is a Managing Consultant of gammaHRC and a highly experienced international HR executive with history of proven delivery in multicultural environments. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has over 20 years international HR management experience. During this time he has developed a breadth of knowledge across the field of Human Resources management.

Prior to gammaHRC he was, for the previous six years, the Regional Talent, Resourcing and Development Manager for Shell EP International Middle East, Caspian and South Asia, based in Dubai. In this role he was responsible for manpower planning, recruitment, development and deployment of Shell human resources in the region. He advised Shell companies, Joint Ventures and prospective partners on a broad range of HR issues.

Martin has also worked for three years as Change Manager in Tokyo and four years as Resourcing and Development Manager in Singapore in addition to working in Europe.

This FREE webinar is available to watch now.