Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago
OCTOBER 15-17TH, 2017

This event is co-located with

Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago IL
October 15-17th, 2017

Leadership and Learning Development

Leadership and Learning Development

Keynote Presentations

Solve these 5 Team Challenges and Transform your Business

SPEAKERS

Lyle Wells
National Director of Leadership Processes, Flippen Group

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Solve these 5 Team Challenges and Transform your Business

We are all in the people business, and we know that in every industry people are our business. We also know that when people work together there is an exponential impact on the mission and production of the organization. Identifying talent is often the easiest part of our job, connecting and maximizing that talent is the key. In this session we will look at the 5 most significant team challenges and share ways to engage these issues and solve them to create dynamic teams and extraordinary outcomes.

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Dealing with Contentious Teams / Teammates
  • Navigating Change Initiatives
  • Accelerating the Effectiveness of New Teams / New Leaders
  • High Potentials Development
  • Optimizing High Functioning Teams

Breakout Presentations

Harnessing the Power of Inclusion to Improve Performance, Productivity, Innovation and Growth

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Alan K. Nevel
Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Harnessing the Power of Inclusion to Improve Performance, Productivity, Innovation and Growth

The dialogue on diversity and inclusion must change. Many companies are at a point where they now "look" diverse; however, they have failed to capture any quantifiable business benefit. Simply put, diversity is meaningless if the culture within an organization does not fully embrace and leverage the unique skills, capabilities and experiences of its employees. The conversation needs to shift to being one about "True Inclusion".

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Why a focus on diversity without inclusion is a waste of time, effort and resources
  • A systematic approach to creating an inclusive culture which actively influences behaviors to produce more successful outcomes for employees, customers and the organization as a whole
  • Using data and workforce analytics to drive and measure “inclusion first” thinking to encourage new behaviors that lead to better business results
 

 

Executive Session Planning: Taking the Perspective of the Board and CEO

SPEAKERS

Terri Hartwell Easter
Principal, T.H. Easter Consulting

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Executive Session Planning: Taking the Perspective of the Board and CEO

According to a recent American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC) Survey, only 14% of participants feel that their organizations have competent leaders in the pipeline. Boards of Directors and CEOs now view executive succession as an important risk management responsibility.  Ms. Easter will examine how star performers can be identified and developed into senior leaders and how quickly that development can happen.
Key Takeaways:
• How leadership deficit and social and workplace changes have raised talent management risk
• How to assess and articulate current and future organizational capabilities and requirements, including how to set or reset key organizational leadership competencies.  
• Review of diverse approaches for assessing current leaders with an eye to aligning business strategy (current and future) and organizational capabilities with talent requirements; 
•  Ways to effectively sell an executive succession plan internally and externally; and 
•  A review of new tools for succession planning management, including assessment protocols that reduce selection risks.

 

Shifting Paradigms: Employee Experience Across the Multi-generational Workforce

SPEAKERS

Al Zink
SVP, HR, CareCom

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Shifting Paradigms: Employee Experience Across the Multi-generational Workforce

With as many as five generations active in the workforce, how can we cultivate positive employee experience across the multigenerational workforce? When issues of stress, burnout or disengagement rise, many well-intentioned companies react with Band-Aid solutions that mask real issues and don’t improve performance or productivity. Too often, work-life and employee experience initiatives are afterthoughts, not prioritized on par with other programs. It’s time to recast the notion of wellness and work-life to design for impact and provide meaningful benefits – and a meaningful experience – to our multigenerational employees. 

Key Takeaways:
• Strategies for launching multigenerational care benefits from concept to execution 
          o Including how to gain a level of insight into your employees' wants and needs that you can't get through anonymous pulse surveys 
• Unlocking true potential of your workforce through positive employee experience  
• Techniques for measuring program effectiveness and employee satisfaction

 

Using Integrated Leadership to Thrive in a VUCA World

SPEAKERS

Moderator: Tamara Heimonen
Associate Director, HR Research & Advisory Services, McLean & Company

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Using Integrated Leadership to Thrive in a VUCA World

Our innovative research has discovered that current leadership frameworks are no longer sufficient in preparing leaders and creating the space for them to lead. Future leaders will need to become integrated leaders with the ability to successfully navigate VUCA, make better decisions and avoid costly missteps that have hindered the organization’s ability to succeed and caused leaders to fail at alarming rates.

Key Takeaways:

  • The root cause of leadership failures
  • The shift in leadership required for organizational success in today’s ever changing environment
  • How leadership development needs to change