Recent Events

ICEDR programs provide developmental opportunities for your HR professionals globally including an annual ICEDR Global Summit for senior HR executives and Emerging Talent Leaders Programs taught by top business school faculty and senior executives for high potential HR leaders and topical seminars.

QUEST NextGen Women Leaders Program- New York

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career woman leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Mar 29, 2017
New York, USA
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Building Game Changing Organizations - Australia

The Building Game Changing Organizations Program is hosted by AGSM Business School.
Partner companies may send 4 participants. This program would be especially beneficial to senior level line and HR leaders who are engaged in building next generation organizational capabilities in their companies. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Game-changing organizations rewrite traditional playbooks. They stand out. They often create disproportionate value relative to their size and resources. They have big dreams but know how to get things done. These organizations have a palpable "buzz" to them. They have a breakaway business model, but they also have a breakaway spirit and organizational culture.

Leaders of these game-changing organizations understand the power and importance of telling their companies' compelling stories. They are hard-edged business leaders but they also embrace what others might consider to be the "soft side" of leading: purpose, vision, and climate. They know how to integrate the hard and soft sides of leadership into a powerful formula that makes them game-changers. These leaders and their organizations are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led. The weaving together of these three capabilities simultaneously is what helps them get and stay out in front.

Mar 28, 2017
Sydney, Australia
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QUEST NextGen Women Leaders Program - Boston

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career woman leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Feb 15, 2017
Boston, USA
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QUEST NextGen Women Leaders Program - Hong Kong

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career woman leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Jan 23, 2017
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Building Game Changing Organizations

The Building Game Changing Organizations Program is hosted by London Business School.
Partner companies may send 4 participants.This program would be especially beneficial to senior level line and HR leaders who are engaged in building next generation organizational capabilities in their companies. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Game-changing organizations rewrite traditional playbooks. They stand out. They often create disproportionate value relative to their size and resources. They have big dreams but know how to get things done. These organizations have a palpable "buzz" to them. They have a breakaway business model, but they also have a breakaway spirit and organizational culture.

Leaders of these game-changing organizations understand the power and importance of telling their companies' compelling stories. They are hard-edged business leaders but they also embrace what others might consider to be the "soft side" of leading: purpose, vision, and climate. They know how to integrate the hard and soft sides of leadership into a powerful formula that makes them game-changers. These leaders and their organizations are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led. The weaving together of these three capabilities simultaneously is what helps them get and stay out in front.

Dec 07, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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How to Succeed as an Early Career Woman - Boston

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

At this interactive program hosted by HubSpot, you will discover strategies that will help you - the early career woman - succeed. You will gain insights from two remarkable women leaders - Katie Burke, VP Culture & Experience, HubSpot and Betsy Myers, Senior Advisor, QUEST and former Chair of Women for Obama and former Senior Advisor on Women's Issues to President Bill Clinton. At this event, you will learn how companies are creating cultures where aspiring women leaders thrive, discover how you can bring your authentic self to work, and connect with peers from top firms.

Dec 07, 2016
Boston, USA
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Early Career Talent Program

The Early Career Talent Program is hosted by Barclays.

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 early career talents (target audience: men and women in first decade of their careers in line roles). ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? What is key in your journey from individual contributor to manager? How can you become a better “reverse” mentor and learn from your interactions? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Nov 03, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR Global Innovations Summit: Leading Enterprise Wide Transformation

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is hosted by Aon and Chicago Booth. ICEDR sponsor companies may send 3 participants. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The annual ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is ICEDR's flagship program and is intended as a learning opportunity for ICEDR's most senior-level audience. Each year, approximately 60 senior-level HR executives from ICEDR sponsor companies and senior Executive Education professionals from ICEDR partner business schools gather together to exchange practices, ideas, and challenges. The Summit is highly interactive, leaving ample time for dialogue so participants are able to discuss the challenges their organizations are facing.

May 18, 2016 - May 19, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program - Connect, Develop, Inspire!

The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by Baker & McKenzie.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you a nextgen woman leader looking to develop your skills, connect with peers from an amazing group of companies, and be inspired to achieve your goals? Join a peer group of millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program. At this program, you will learn insights from ICEDR’s research on millennial women, enhance your business acumen, and discover practical strategies that will help you achieve your goals.

Apr 28, 2016
New York, USA
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ICEDR Asian Talent Summit

This program is hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management and Asia School of Business

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 senior level HR leaders. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

What are the mission-critical challenges facing companies in the ASEAN region and throughout Asia Pacific? How can a company’s human capital policies and practices help address these pressing challenges? What are the most successful companies doing to attract, develop, reward, and retain the best talent? Can these practices work for your organization?

Many CEOs have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR leaders have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives? The Asian Talent Summit has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation talent management and human capital professionals.

Program Topics
-Look at the talent challenge through the CEO’s eyes
-Understand the megatrends that are impacting every company’s competitive strategy
-Understand cutting edge practices in talent management
-Address the global/local challenge when it comes to building a game-changing talent strategy
-Develop globally-minded managers and organizations
-Facilitate enterprise-wide change to create next-generation organizations
-Gain insights into new challenges for rising talent management executives

Learning Process
-Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
-Senior corporate line and HR executives from leading companies present case examples of Strategic Challenges and HR effectiveness
-Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Apr 04, 2016 - Apr 05, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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HR Innovation and The Future of Work

This program is hosted by AGSM Executive Education.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 HR leaders. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The world of work is changing at an ever quickening pace. Buffeted by the winds of disruption, Australian organizations are facing an unprecedented challenge to modernise their human capital practices and remain competitive. In an “adapt or perish” style battle for survival, HR teams find themselves squarely in the front line.

However, as a function established to manage processes and policies, HR hasn’t traditionally been called on to innovate. So how will we develop innovation capability to deliver what’s needed in the future of work? In this interactive session we’ll ask and answer some of the big questions on the minds of CHRO’s in Australia today:

What is HR innovation?
Who does it well?
How can we develop innovation capability?

Feb 16, 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Leading in a Matrix Organization

This program is hosted by IESE Business School. ICEDR sponsor companies may send 6 colleagues from all levels of the organization (not just HR). ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The matrix organization is often used in situations where complex leadership structures result in roles being divided by geography, product, and function. Globalization is driving more organizations to adopt a matrix structure.

At the same time, cost issues are forcing management to consolidate roles, adding difficulty to the situation. For example, the senior plant manager in Bogota may now also be the company's senior regional representative for all of Latin America.

This shift brings particular leadership challenges associated with managing in a matrix environment. At this program, Mike Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School will communicate the heightened complexity that global businesses face. Mike will lead a workshop where participants will be asked to consider how best to manage talent for this new reality.

In addition, Jennell Jones, Senior Director, Executive and High Potential Development at Pfizer will share her thoughts on leading in a matrix organization.

Dec 08, 2015
New York, USA
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Building Game-Changing Organizations

Building Game-Changing Organizations is hosted by London Business School. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR leaders have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives? The Building Game-Changing Organizations program has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation talent management professionals.

Program Topics
- Understanding cutting edge practices in talent management
- Creating strategic learning plans that support your company’s competitiveness objectives
- Linking brand, employment brand and your company’s employee value proposition
- Developing globally-minded managers and organizations
- Facilitating change to create next-generation organizations
- Gaining insights into new challenges for rising talent management executives

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR executives from leading companies present case examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Nov 03, 2015 - Nov 04, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program - Connect, Develop, Inspire!

The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by Pearson.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is millennial women (~age 23-35) in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you a millennial woman looking to connect with peers from a fabulous group of companies, develop your skills, and be inspired to achieve your goals? Join a peer group of millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program hosted by Pearson. At this program, you will glean insights from ICEDR’s new research on millennial women, enhance your business acumen, be inspired by exceptional women executive speakers, network with your peers, and discover practical strategies that will help you achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you in London!

Oct 06, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR Global Innovations Summit - The Learning Revolution

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is co-hosted by McKinsey & Company and Philips.

ICEDR Sponsor companies may send 3 participants. ICEDR Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The annual ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is ICEDR's flagship program and is intended as a learning opportunity for ICEDR's most senior-level audience.

Each year, approximately 60 senior-level HR executives from ICEDR sponsor companies and senior Executive Education professionals from ICEDR partner business schools gather together to exchange practices, ideas, and challenges.

The theme of the 2015 Global Summit is The Learning Revolution - smart learning strategies that transform organizations and accelerate growth!

The Summit is highly interactive, leaving ample time for dialogue so participants are able to discuss the challenges their organizations are facing.

Jun 10, 2015 - Jun 11, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Future of Work and the Workforce

This program is hosted by Accenture.

Sponsor companies may send 6 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

New digital advances promise to reshape work like we’ve never seen before. This seminar will explore what HR and business executives need to know about how digital will likely reshape the way work is organized in the future, transform work practices by augmenting people's collaborative, cognitive, and physical capabilities, and radically change both the nature of the workforce and the people practices that support it.

May 27, 2015
New York City, USA
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ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program: Connect, Develop, Inspire!

The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by BlackRock.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 5 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is millennial women (~age 23-35) in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Join a peer group of amazing millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program: Connect, Develop, Inspire! hosted by BlackRock. You will learn insights from ICEDR’s brand new research on organizational strategies to advance millennial women. You will discover how to “Lean In” without burning out and achieve success with ease through an interactive session with the co-founders of Mindfulness Based Achievement. Through a session on the BlackRock's "Art of the Ask" program, discover how to ask for what you want in your career. Learn vital lessons from eBay executives about how to be purposeful with your career. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Apr 28, 2015
San Francisco, CA
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ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Asia Pacific

The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Asia Pacific is hosted by Singapore Management University.

Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

About the Program
Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s talent professionals in Asia Pacific have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives? The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Asia Pacific has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation talent professionals in Asia Pacific.

Program Topics
- Large-Scale Competitive Trends in Asia
- Developing a Human Capital Strategy Across the Region
- Creating a Game-Changing Talent Strategy
- Innovations in Learning and Leadership

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR executives from leading companies present case examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 01, 2015
Singapore
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ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Latin America

The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program-Latin America is hosted by FDC - Fundação Dom Cabral. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR professionals have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation, and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives now and into the future? Do your rising HR executives understand what it will take to manage talent in the third decade of the 21st century? The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program—Latin America has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation HR professionals.

Sample Program Topics
- New trends in human development: The future of HR
- Talent management as a key challenge for companies in a new context
- Shaping the future: What have Latin American companies been doing to prepare for new times in talent management?

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR and line executives from leading companies present examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 11, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Developing Enterprise Leaders - What's needed and how to do it!

Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

In April of 2004, ICEDR Founder and President Doug Ready wrote an article for Sloan Management Review, Leading at the Enterprise Level, which introduced the concept of leaders who are able to juggle the often-conflicting needs and priorities of unit or division vs. the whole. They are accountable for the economic and social welfare of the enterprise, across businesses, functions, and locations. This involves tricky tradeoffs, as they are still accountable for delivering their own numbers and may need to make some sacrifices for the benefit of the enterprise as a whole. “Enterprise leader” isn’t a job title but rather a mindset.

But ten years after Doug Ready's article was written, companies still have trouble developing leaders who are able to systematically think across silos. In our search of the literature and conversations with company executives, we have found broad acceptance of the concept but no advice on how to get there. Why is it so hard? We don’t blame the leaders themselves, though it requires courage, training, and practice. We think the larger culprit is embedded organizational dynamics.

Therefore, ICEDR is in the midst of a research project to uncover this rare breed of leader and study how companies develop them and put into place the organizational policies and practices that support these new behaviors. At this ICEDR program, we will look at organizational dynamics such as metrics, compensation systems, messaging, and also best practices on how to offer effective development to the leaders themselves; the right combination of experience, formal learning, and coaching. This program will be a forum for idea exchange, networking and discussion and will include ample time to discuss your challenges and innovations related to developing enterprise leaders.

Feb 10, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Talent Journey to 2020


This program is hosted by PwC. Sponsor companies may send 6 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

At this upcoming event, we will be sharing PwC's insights into the changing workforce and working with millennials; the moving market and the megatrends that are likely to impact us most; technology advancements and their implications on our people; and the future of the workplace.

With so many CEOs concerned about the availability of key skills, and others intent on increasing their headcount, it is more important than ever to be focusing on attracting – and keeping – top talent and developing our people.

Dec 05, 2014
New York, USA
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ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Europe

The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Europe is hosted by London Business School. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR leaders have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives? The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation talent management professionals.

Program Topics
- Understanding cutting edge practices in talent management
- Creating strategic learning plans that support your company’s competitiveness objectives
- Linking brand, employment brand and your company’s employee value proposition
- Developing globally-minded managers and organizations
- Facilitating change to create next-generation organizations
- Gaining insights into new challenges for rising talent management executives

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR executives from leading companies present case examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Nov 04, 2014 - Nov 05, 2014
London, United Kingdom
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Developing Next Generation Women Leaders

Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Companies are facing a collision of two ‘megatrends’ that will impact the future of their business:

First, Millennials, also called Generation Y, (those born between about 1980 and 2000) are a generation so large that companies can’t afford to ignore them: There are more Millennials than baby boomers and three times as many Gen Yers as Gen Xers. Millennials, who currently range in age from 14-34, already make up the majority of the workforce at some firms. And, researchers project that by 2025, roughly 75% of the global workforce at companies around the world will be made up of Millennial talent. This is a generation that companies must pay attention to.

Second, companies face a “leaky” pipeline of women leaders. Research shows that companies with more women in the top ranks outperform their industry peers, but globally less than 5 percent of CEOs are women. It’s clear that companies need to find innovative ways to address the female pipeline problem.

Putting these two ‘megatrends’ together, a burning question emerges: How can companies around the world cultivate a strong cadre of millennial women leaders?

This ICEDR program will feature the latest research and company practices focused on next generation female leaders. Senior executives from PwC will present their research on female millennial talent and will discuss key themes integral to attracting, developing, engaging, advancing and retaining the female millennial. The program will also include essential lessons from ICEDR’s current research on early career women. In addition, senior executives from leading companies will provide deep dive case examples of their latest company practices focused on next generation women. The program will be a forum for idea exchange and discussion and will include ample opportunity for networking and for sharing participant stories of current challenges and initiatives related to next generation women leaders.

Oct 15, 2014
Paris, France
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ICEDR Dialogue Event with Harvard Business School Professor Linda Hill


This Dialogue Event will be hosted by Hess and will be held at Hess' offices in New York City. Sponsor companies may send 2 participants. Sponsor business schools may send 1 participant.

Great leaders of innovation don’t fit the conventional mold of “good” leadership. They’re not visionaries who set direction and inspire others to follow. Instead, they create the context in which others are both willing and able to innovate. As one leader said, “My job is to set the stage, not to perform on it.” This is the key insight gleaned by the authors of Collective Genius who, led by Harvard leadership scholar Linda Hill, spent a decade studying leaders of innovative firms in the US, Europe, India, and Asia, including such companies as Pixar, Google, Volkswagen, HCL Technologies, IBM, and the Sungjoo Group. Collective Genius reveals how they think and what they do to unleash and then harness the “collective genius” of those they lead.

Oct 09, 2014
New York City, USA
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ICEDR Global Innovations Summit: Leading Effective Culture Change

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is co-hosted by Barclays and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Sponsor companies may send 3 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The Summit will feature presentations from HR leaders, senior line executives and researchers on various factors that spur culture change. The presenters have deep experience leading effective culture change and will share lessons learned and the challenges they are still wrestling with. Sessions will be highly interactive, leaving ample time for dialogue so participants will be able to discuss the strategic and cultural change initiatives their organizations are facing.

May 19, 2014 - May 21, 2014
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR Dialogue Event: The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy


This program is hosted by UBS. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants.

During this session we will explore two separate but deeply related topics: first, what are the elements that contribute to enabling a company to become a game-changing company; and second, in what ways does a company’s talent strategy contribute to this effort? Let us share our bias up front: We don’t think companies become game-changers by chance, nor do we think that a company will ever achieve this status without superior human capital and talent management strategies. So just what does make a company’s talent strategy a game-changer?

Game-changing talent strategies are ruthlessly focused on supporting and in some cases, driving their companies’ business strategies. This is done primarily through the enduring commitment, engagement and accountability of the top executive team, but also by securing the very best talent management professionals who are able to combine their deep functional expertise with the strategic business acumen required for flawless execution. These talent leaders, together with their line partners, have mastered a series of inherent tensions that confound so many companies today. We will outline these tensions and provide illustrations of what game-changing companies are doing to master them.

This ICEDR program will be designed as a forum for dialogue and intensive discussion. We will share our findings from a brand new Harvard Business Review article that will have just come out on this topic (January 2014 issue) and invite you to engage with the companies profiled in the article.

May 16, 2014
Hong Kong
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ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Americas

The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Americas is hosted by IESE Business School. Sponsor companies may send 3 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR professionals have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives now and into the future? The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program—Americas has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation HR professionals.

Program Topics
- The Five Phase Change Model: Facilitating strategic change to create next-generation organizations
- Leading Cultural Change: Building the cultural and organizational capabilities for making change “stick”
- Quick and Nimble: Lessons from leading CEOs on how to create a culture of innovation
- The Role of the Change Leader
- Creating Game-Changing Talent Strategies: Understanding cutting edge practices in talent management

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and research and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR executives from leading companies present case examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

May 08, 2014 - May 09, 2014
New York, USA
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