Grooming Potential

Parkway Pantai’s Malaysia Operations Division pioneers a new talent development programme to nurture the future leading lights of the healthcare industry.

In keeping with the spirit that good leaders are made not born, Parkway Pantai launched a Leadership Milestone Programme in Malaysia. As part of a group-wide commitment to nurture and support Parkway Pantai’s talent pool, the inaugural Programme sought to prepare and train participants for bigger roles.

Encompassing the best and the brightest from Parkway Pantai’s Malaysia Operations Division, the 17 hand-selected participants already occupied leadership positions in different capacities from administration and finance, to nursing and operations.

Continuously investing in our people today will enable us to grow and deliver long-term value for our stakeholders. We want to ensure our business is supported by a healthy talent pipeline that is ready, well qualified and available to lead the organisation for sustainable future growth.
- Dr Tan See Leng, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Parkway Pantai

Organised in two parts, the Leadership Milestone Programme opened with an outdoor training course for the 17 participants at the Outward Bound School in Lumut, Perak in September 2018. Beyond building camaraderie and team spirit, the hope was to reinforce the core principles and values expected of Parkway Pantai leaders. Following that, a five-day training curriculum that touched on a wide array of pertinent topics was held at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur from 12 to 16 November 2018.

This second segment of the programme utilised a systematic approach that provided strategic and targeted leadership development. The course was led by current senior leaders from different hospitals and business units within Malaysia Operations Division, along with management consultants and external talent developers. The highlight was the operational module that gave participants an opportunity for hands-on learning via facilitation methodology through role play.

Aligned with Parkway Pantai’s vision to be global talent exporters, the new initiative was designed to prepare senior managers to rise to the occasion – taking on the mantle of leadership at different Parkway Pantai facilities and hospitals around the world. Building on this success, Parkway Pantai will continue the second edition of the Leadership Milestone Programme in 2019 in Malaysia, with plans to eventually extend it to Hong Kong, India and Singapore.