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Strategic HR - A View

Facilitating a visiting M.B.A. group from the USA.

Do not often get the chance to spout forth on my experiences of creating Strategic HR
and hope this helps others who are pushing forward to deliver an impactive HR service to aid business success.


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About the Facilitator - Joel Farnworth


DBA, MAML, Chartered Fellow CIPD, EGTF;
Managing Partner, Kasemsri Farnworth &

𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐄𝐈𝐔-𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬 (𝐀𝐒𝐈𝐂 𝐔𝐊 𝐀𝐜𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝)

Based in Bangkok, KF&A deliver a range of Strategy,
Leadership and Advanced HR Services to clients in
the Asia Pacific and MENA regions. Currently the
Managing Partner, Joel previously enjoyed a 22year
international HR career with HSBC, predominantly in
Asia and including roles such as:
• Global Head of Talent, Learning and ODD
• Head of HR for Thailand, India and MENA
• Asia Pacific Training Adviser

He has worked in 40 countries with 50+ nationalities. In both his permanent and consulting HR roles he has significant time in, and experience in working with CEOs and Top Teams developing regional and local HR resources to deliver impactive services to international standards. Predominant focus on improving services that impact sustaining competitive advantage and business success – Strategic Advice, Performance, Rewards, Talent and ODD management. Emphasis also on the creation of appropriate key metrics to track progress and identify/action further improvement steps required. Essentially an agent and facilitator of change with an eye always on the output and impact of proposed and implemented improvements. Aided by his significant international and multi-cultural exposure, this has made him a sought-after HR adviser across the Asia region and beyond. On the Leadership and Strategy front his multi industry and geographic experience, combined with constantly updated research, has given him a proven approach to the development of today’s and next generation leaders. Whether as a guest speaker or coaching 1:1 his incisive views of effective leadership and his counsel as to how this can be achieved continue to be requested from new and repeat clients alike.

In addition to his D.B.A. in Strategic Human Capital Management and M.A. in Management Learning, he holds Chartered Fellow status with CIPD and has had the benefit of significant personal development at such institutions as Michigan Business School and Roffey Park. He is accredited in the use of a number of assessment and development tools including De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats, OPQ, PAPI and Myers-Briggs.

Now providing development workshops in both Live and Live Virtual formats!!

MBA Update Autumn 2022

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WELCOME to this MBA update written for you in the autumn of 2022, and covering the three modules I originally wrote in 2019/2022; namely Strategic HR, Leadership and Strategy.

I did make a brief video in 2021 as an immediate response to some of the issues being raised by the Covid 19 pandemic but it was early days, and we now have more of a handle on both the immediate impact and potentially longer-term effects on people and business.

So, with much happening in the intervening period with strategic HR perhaps the most impacted but some effect also on Leadership and Strategy Creation; it seems the right time for some additional updates.

This written piece will be aided by a complimentary video to assist clarity in interpretation of the content.

That content to include hybrid working, wellness, leadership/management style and actions, virtual learning, impact of using headhunters, scenario planning and transformation/solution providers.
The full update has already been loaded in the MBA site.

MBA Update - Spring 2021 (Strategic HR)



Joel is the Dean of Management Studies at European International University – Paris & a Managing Partner at Kasemsri Farnworth & Associates, a consulting firm based in Bangkok, Thailand offering a wide range of programmes and services to clients including Strategy, Leadership and Human Resource Management.



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Pratima Ale Magar

“It was a great privilege to get this training from Joel, a highly skilled person – thankyou for making this learning experience wonderful.”

Remi Cappelaere

“Wish to thank Joel for his excellent guidance and who has been a great tutor for the last 4 days”

All programmes are designed and delivered by Professor Dr. Joel Farnworth,
DBA, MAML, Chartered Fellow CIPD, EGTF,
Managing Partner of Kasemsri Farnworth & Associates.