Leslie Allan has been assisting organizations improve their capability for over 20 years. He has contributed in various roles as manager, consultant and trainer within the manufacturing and service industries, both for public and private sector organizations. On the people side, Leslie has set up and managed training functions for leading multinationals. His achievements include reducing online learning costs by 80% and increasing employee course completions by 540%. Taking a strategic approach to investing training resources also led him to develop a best practice model for training functions.
Leslie’s external and internal consulting roles have seen him lead successful projects in strategic planning, workplace communications, and quality and HR information systems. He is also a seasoned instructional designer and trainer, having taught programs in both vocational colleges and industry. Training programs that Leslie has designed and delivered include the full gamut, from technical skills training to management and communication skills, team leadership, financial management and career planning.
On the process side, Leslie has helped companies, small and large, improve their process capability. Managing 15 teams for one multinational manufacturer, he led the continuous improvement initiative, forming, training, coaching and motivating the teams to identify, map and improve their processes. His project management and facilitation skills were utilized in another national conglomerate to lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive document management system and the mapping and reengineering of core processes.
Leslie is a prolific writer on business issues, with many journal and web articles to his credit. He is also the author of five books on employee capability, training and change management. Leslie previously served as Divisional Council Member for the Australian Institute of Training and Development and as an active member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Graduate Management Association of Australia and the American Society for Quality.
As Owner and Managing Director of Business Performance Pty Ltd, he managed the operations of the company. In that role, Leslie led new product development, managed sales and marketing and built a dedicated team of experienced associates.