days of engaging content & sessions
world-class faculty keynotes
WHAT IS EXECCONNECT?
This year we are bringing ExecConnect to you! Our 5th annual leadership development conference will take place on our proprietary, fully interactive virtual learning platform.
2020 has introduced tremendous change and transformation to organizations worldwide. Now more than ever, leaders are being asked to step up in new ways and lead change, but this requires new skills and mindset shifts.
This year’s event will focus on equipping CHROs and L&D leaders with the strategies, best practices, and tools to seize this moment and accelerate business transformation at their organizations. We will focus on critical areas such as developing inclusive leadership, building effective virtual workplaces and cultures, and shaping the future of learning.
what makes this virtual event different?
Hear from other CHROs and L&D leaders as they share their success stories and what tipsand advice they have for you.
The professors leading our programs are renowned experts in developing successful business leaders. Now is your chance to experience their teachings!
Watch pre-recorded panel discussions on your own time. Then join us live for a Q&A with the renowned speakers.
You’ll have countless opportunities to join smaller groups, meet your peers, and share ideas and resources.
Be the first to get a sneak peek of ExecOnline’s new, exciting offerings designed with you in mind.
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Learn from engaging thought leaders and world-renowned educators. Meet this year’s speakers.
Director, Enterprise Learning & Organizational Development
Chief Learning Officer & HR VP
Sr. Vice President Group Head Learning & Development
Olam International Limiteds
Janaky Grant is the Sr Vice President Group Head Learning & Development at Olam International. Passionate about tapping the potential of authentic, inspiring leadership, Janaky primarily focuses on boosting leadership and domain capability for delivering Olam’s 6-year strategic plan, embedding unique culture grounded in shared values and founders mentality, and scaling learning solutions through a digital learning platform. Before Olam, Janaky was the Sole Proprietor & Owner of Grant Connexions.
Chief Diversity Officer
Doug Melville is the Chief Diversity Officer of TBWA, a top ten Global Ad Agency with 275 offices in 100 countries. He leads diversity efforts across talent outreach, agency culture and creative partner relationships. He’s also the host of the Disruptor Series Podcast, the 2019 ADWEEK Podcast of the year, and curator of OneSandbox.com — a single source platform for creative diversity online. He’s an alum of Syracuse University. Go Orange!
The future of leadership development will be differentiated by those organizations that understand that everything is about context, empathy, learning agility, speed, and successful execution.”
Kimo Kippen, native of Hawaii, residing alternately in Warsaw, Poland and Honolulu, Hawaii, thought leader, speaker and advocate for learning; former executive at Hilton and Marriott; recognized by CLO Magazine as CLO of the year 2015; former chairman of ATD (2007); chairman of APIA Scholars, board member for the Center for Talent Reporting (CTR) and CTDO Next, advisory board member at CAEL, CLO advisor at the Defense Acquisition University, Advisory Board member for Strategic Education Inc. (SEI), Gnowbe, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL), and GP Strategies. Program Director for The Conference Board Talent & Organizational Development Executive Council, USA and the Learning & Development Council, Europe. Serves as an adjunct professor/advisor at Catholic University of America (CUA), George Mason University (GMU). Kimo has an MS from RIT, a BS from the University of Hawai’i, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Post Graduate Program.
Chief Product Officer
Julia is responsible for global course operations, data and analytics, and university partnerships. She brings her passion for data-driven decision making, innovative content delivery channels, and superior client service to ExecOnline’s programs. Julia previously served as CEO of Dalberg Research, an emerging markets-focused global research firm and began her career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Julia holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University.
SVP Client Solutions
Adam brings a deep understanding of corporate best practices, and a passion for practical insights, to his work with clients. Adam leads ExecOnline’s Client Solutions team where he is responsible for deepening and expanding relationships with our growing client base. Adam spent 10 years leading research and advising Fortune 500 CHROs for the Corporate Leadership Council at CEB, where he led the development of groundbreaking insights on nearly ever facet of talent management and leadership development. Adam holds Ph.D. and MA degrees in Political Science from Duke University, and a BA in Political Science from The Ohio State University.
Ann McDaniel is a longtime journalist and media business executive. She began her career as a reporter at the Dallas Times Herald in 1977 and moved to Newsweek in 1984. McDaniel covered the Supreme Court, the 1988 presidential campaign and George H. W. Bush’s White House before rising to managing editor of the magazine. In 2001, she moved from Newsweek to its then parent company, The Washington Post Company, where she served as a senior executive until 2015. (In 2013, The Washington Post Company became Graham Holdings Company.) McDaniel now serves as a consultant to the company. She also serves on the Board of Directors for The Match Group, and is chair of their compensation committee. McDaniel also is on the board for The Strathmore Performing Arts Center.
Founder & CEO
Stephen brings a passion for helping executives and their companies solve their most pressing strategic challenges through innovative technology solutions. Before ExecOnline, Stephen served as the CEO of the Frontier Strategy Group (FSG), a venture-backed software and information services business serving Fortune 500 executives who have responsibility for emerging economies. Stephen grew the business from an early-stage start-up to a company that serves nearly half the Fortune 500 across a range of international markets and business functions.
Cognitive Neuroscientist and Faculty
Dr. Sahar Yousef is a a cognitive neuroscientist at UC Berkeley with 10 years of combined research and management experience. She has worked as a strategy consultant, a product manager, and a UX researcher. For the past 7 years, Dr. Yousef has been conducting research on cognitive enhancement. The training program that she helped create was shown to improve focus, memory, energy levels, motivation, stress management, and the productivity of high-performers.
Professor of Innovation & Strategy
IMD Business School
Michael Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and holds the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation. He is the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. His areas of expertise relate to strategy, innovation, and digital transformation. Previously, he was the Academic Director of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program in Canada. Michael has been nominated for teaching awards in the MBA, International MBA, and Executive MBA programs.
Professor of Strategy
Columbia Business School
Professor Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on strategy, innovation, and growth with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. Her work and ideas help business leaders chart a pathway to success in today’s rapidly changing business environments. McGrath maintains an active social media presence, and has been rated one of the 25 smartest women to follow on Twitter by Fast Company Magazine. She authors a regular column, “The Entrepreneurial Strategist,” for Inc. Magazine.
The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Brian Lowery is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and a social psychologist by training. His research focuses on the way relationships among groups and people shape the way we understand ourselves and interact with others. He has a particular interest in inequality and fairness. At the GSB, he is currently driving an initiative to shape enlightened and purposeful leaders for a diverse society, and in so doing, to define the meaning and nature of leadership itself.
Former Chief Human Resources Offier
SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Ken Carrig is president of KJC Advisory Services, a firm providing advice on issues related to strategy execution, acquisition integration, and executive succession planning. He is also executive director for the Center for Executive Succession at the Darla Moore School of Business. Carrig recently retired as corporate executive vice president and chief human resources officer for SunTrust Banks, Inc. In his CHRO role, he oversaw human resources strategy, talent management, merger integration, compensation, benefits, staffing, human resources systems/ payroll, compliance, SunTrust University, and leadership development.
D&I Pragmatist, Speaker, and Award-Winning Executive Speechwriter
As manager of executive communications for UPS, Janet Stovall serves as primary speechwriter for the company’s CEO and senior leaders. She is one of the few executive speechwriters of color in the FORTUNE 500. A popular speaker, Janet’s frank business approach tackles corporate racism, diversity and inclusion head-on, with a straightforward formula for dealing with them. Her TED talk challenging business to get serious about inclusion has been viewed nearly 2 million times. Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College, a Master’s of Professional Studies in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University. She completed ExecOnline’s Fostering Inclusion & Diversity program with Yale University, and the Cornell University’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.
Danone Specialized Nutrition International
Bhawna has over 15 years of experience in three different companies across various HR domains from business partnering, talent management, leadership development, change management. She has worked in diverse and virtual teams in complex environment. She is Indian living in Singapore since 2010. She joined Danone in 2016 and currently the Director HR for Danone Specialized Nutrition International. Bhawna is enthusiastic, optimistic, resilient with cross cultural acumen. She loves supporting people to develop and grow their talent by leveraging their strengths and uniqueness. She has established a reputation as a creative, nimble, agile leader, adept at leading change, facilitating strategic planning, supporting executive decision making and developing high performing strong leadership teams. She is a strong proponent of Diversity and Inclusion.
Experienced Human Resources Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the food and beverages industry; from Manufacturing, Research & Innovation, to Commercial and Retail. An empathic Leader skilled in Start-ups, Mergers & Acquisitions, Consumer Products, Business Planning, Coaching, Training & Development, Change Management and Employee Engagement. Strong human resources professional with a Passion for growing Talent and creating amazing places to work and thrive.
MUTB Professor of International Business & Vice Dean for Executive Education
Columbia Business School
Pierre Yared is the MUTB Professor of International Business and Vice Dean for Executive Education at Columbia Business School. His research, which has been published in leading academic journals, focuses on macroeconomic policy, political economy, and growth. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. Yared teaches Global Economic Environment, a Core MBA course in macroeconomics for which he received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York. Yared received his AB in Economics from Harvard University and his PhD in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Managing Director & Global Head of Human Resources
Olam International Limited
Joydeep Bose is the Managing Director and Global Head of Human Resources for Olam International Limited. Joydeep has been with the company since 2003, joining it at a startup stage to set up the Human Resources function. Joydeep plays an active thought leadership role in the Singapore human resources professional space. He has been a member of the HRD Workgroup of WDA, a Singapore government agency, working towards enhancing skills of Human Resource Professionals in the region. He is a member of the Singapore Ministry of Manpower’s HR Alliance and a member of Human Capital Leadership Institute’s CHRO Advisory Panel which comprises influential HR leaders from a wide range of industries. Joydeep has a bachelor’s degree in engineering and an MBA from XLRI, a premier Indian business school specializing in human resources management.
People & Culture Vice President, Group & Global Talent, Development, D&I
Missy Hallead is the VP of Global Talent, Capability, and Diversity at Aristocrat Technologies. Missy partners with C-Suite and senior executives to guide, develop, and drive organizational effectiveness specifically in the areas of senior level talent selection and onboarding, leadership effectiveness, executive coaching, strategic planning, and succession planning. Missy previously served MGM as the VP of Human Resources for both Luxor and Excalibur Hotel and Casinos. She served as Assistant Superintendent for HR for Vancouver Public Schools from 2007-2014.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Sue Quackenbush joined Vonage in November 2015 as CHRO. She leads all aspects of HR, including compensation, benefits, training, talent acquisition and development, and organizational development and effectiveness. Sue brings with her 26 years of experience, spending 18 years in HR and 8 years in corporate finance. Before joining Vonage, Sue was CHRO at Presidio, Inc., VP of HR at DMG Information & Events, and Head of HR, Global Banking & Financial Markets, for BT (British Telecommunications). Sue has also held executive roles at Thomson Reuters, R.H. Donnelley, Honeywell, and Ford Motor Company.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Johnna Torsone is EVP and CHRO at Pitney Bowes Inc. As a member of the senior management leadership team and staff liaison for several committees of the Board of Directors, she provides important strategic and operational guidance in the HR area. The scope of her responsibilities include the development of HR business strategies, strategic talent management and succession planning, diversity, total rewards and analytics, employee relations and shared professional and transactional services. In 2015, Johnna was recognized by Human Resource Executive Magazine as one of the most powerful women in HR.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Wendy Foong is CHRO of Sembcorp Industries. She is responsible for all aspects of human resource management and organisation development that help drive the company’s overall business plan and strategic direction. Before joining Sembcorp, she was VP, Human Resources for East Asia Japan with Schneider Electric, and spent 13 years in SAP Asia Pacific Japan where she took on a variety of roles. She formerly held various HR appointments in Cap Gemini, Sun Microsystems, Standard Chartered Bank, and Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture).
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Stacey Hoin is the EVP of HR at GE Capital. She is responsible for developing organizational and talent strategies and leading the company’s global HR team. She’s been with GE for over 30 years. Before taking on her current role in 2016, Stacey was GE Capital’s Organization & Talent Development Leader. She began her career in the Lawyers’ Development Program and then moved to the Retail Finance business. In 2002, she joined Retail Finance’s HR team. After a series of roles in that business, she was named the HR leader for Corporate Treasury, and in 2011 she became the Senior HR leader for GE’s Commercial & Communications function.
Chief Legal & People Officer
Hoyun leads the legal and HR functions at ExecOnline, partnering with senior management in legal matters, as well as talent management and recruitment. Prior to joining the company, Hoyun served as General Counsel and Chief People Officer of Frontier Strategy Group. During her years at FSG, she established the company’s foreign operations in Singapore and London, led the global talent acquisition strategy, and worked closely with international sales teams. Earlier in her career, Hoyun practiced law at several Washington, D.C. law firms where she specialized in commercial transactions and litigation.
KIM BARKER LEE
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Kim Barker Lee is IGT’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. She is responsible for advancing IGT’s values by supporting a culture where all employees feel valued and engaged. She leads IGT’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, and is also responsible for leading IGT PlayDigital’s legal strategy and function for the Americas. Prior to this role, she practiced governmental and public finance law in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Law, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Community College of Rhode Island Fund, the Board of Directors for the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, and sits on the American Gaming Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin’s Diversity Advisory Committee.
I read somewhere that “a striking feature of evolving organisms is their ability to acquire novel characteristics that help them adapt in new environments”. As our environment is constantly evolving, we need to look at learning and development as a necessary survival mechanism. The key to which is identifying those ‘novel characteristics’.”
SVP Head of HR Global Manufacturing & Supply and Global Quality
Nicola Greenway is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 20 years of success across the pharmaceutical, financial services, and professional services industries. Leveraging extensive experience in organizational change management, she provides HR leadership for businesses facing a significant transition in order to scale for growth or turn around for improved profitability. Currently, she is the Senior VP Global Human Resources overseeing the Manufacturing Supply and Quality business units at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, a position she has held since 2016. Her broad areas of expertise in HR include talent management and development, culture change, strategic planning and implementation.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Vicky Ringwood is the SVP of Human Resources for Konica Minolta Business Solutions and leads the development of Konica Minolta’s human capital strategy focused on business growth via the creation of an inclusive, agile and high-performing culture. With 20 years of progressive Human Resource experience, Vicky most recently led HR for the Mobile Division of Samsung Electronics Americas. Her background includes talent acquisition, talent management and HR business partner positions in noteworthy companies including Tyco International, American Standard and Honeywell. With her passion for enhancing organizational capabilities and significant experience in technology-driven industries, Vicky brings new perspectives to guide Konica Minolta in its journey to a leading IT services provider.
Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior
Yale School of Management
Heidi Brooks teaches and advises on the subject of everyday leadership: the everyday micro-moments of impact that shape our lived experiences. Creating more courageous communities—especially within organizations—is a particular passion of hers. Dr. Brooks specializes in large-scale culture change projects focused on individual and collective leadership effectiveness in organizations. Interpersonal Dynamics, the MBA elective she has taught for 15 years, is one of the courses most in demand at Yale SOM. Dr. Brooks pioneered the Everyday Leadership course and has also taught Emotional Intelligence, Power & Politics, Managing Teams and Groups, and Coaching Skills for Managers.
Independent Board Director, Executive Assessment & Coaching
Melody Jones is an independent board director, advisor, and coach to CEOs and other C-suite professionals, leveraging her experience as a former C-level operating executive with 30 years of global public company experience. She is the founder of 32-80 Advisors. Ms. Jones served until mid-2017 as the Chief Administrative Officer of CEB, Inc. As CEB’s CAO, she served as a Corporate Officer, with direct responsibility for HR, D&I, Technology, Legal, Communications, Customer Events, Citizenship, and New Product Development. Ms. Jones currently serves on the boards of ExecOnline, Virtus Investment Partners, Linkage, Inc., TI-People, and on the Capital Area Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
The Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Sociology (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
Sarah A. Soule is the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior, and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Professor Soule’s research examines state and organizational-level policy change and diffusion, and the role social movements have on these processes. She teaches courses on Strategy, Organizational Design, Personal Leadership, and Design Thinking. She has written two books: Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility, and A Primer on Social Movements.
Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education
Ivey Business School, Western University
Martha Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Ivey. She is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity, and empowering individual differences. She has published widely on these topics and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership at all levels in today’s highly complex global environment. She publishes the popular textbook International Management Behavior, now in its 7th edition, with Ivey professors emeriti H. Lane and J. DiStefano.
LAURA MORGAN ROBERTS
Professor of Practice
University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business
Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts is a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Laura’s research and consulting focus on the science of maximizing human potential in diverse organizations and communities. She has published over fifty research articles, teaching cases, and practitioner-oriented tools for strategically activating best selves through strength-based development. She has also edited three books: Race, Work and Leadership; Positive Organizing in a Global Society; and Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations. Her publications on diversity, authenticity, and leadership development have been featured in Harvard Business Review and several other global media outlets.
Strategy Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Award-Winning Author
Dorie Clark is a consultant and keynote speaker, who teaches executive education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She is an executive educator and is part of the leading faculty in three ExecOnline programs. Clark has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was recognized as the #1 Communication Coach in the world by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards. Clark is also an award-winning author, writing regularly for the Harvard Business Review.
Senior Lecturer, Haas Management of Organizations Group
UC Berkeley Haas
Professor Homa Bahrami has been at Haas School of Business since 1986. She is an international educator, advisor, board member, and author, specializing in organizational flexibility, team alignment, and dynamic leadership in global, knowledge-based industries. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, a Faculty Director at Berkeley Executive Education, and on the Board of the Haas Center for Teaching Excellence. She is also the co-author of a major textbook, Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations.
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Chuck joined Tronox in April 2012 and has been responsible for the Human Resources organization, with a focus on talent acquisition, management and development, since 2018. His experience includes a wide range of leadership roles, including serving as chief operating officer of PICS Telecom; CFO of Current Group, a clean energy technology company; and CFO of One Communications. He was also CEO of ECI Conference Services; CEO and board chairman of Global Name Registry; and General Manager of GlobalCenter Europe. Chuck ran sales and marketing for Global Crossing Europe, M&A for Frontier Communications, and held positions in the Financial Advisory Services Group at Coopers & Lybrand and at SunTrust Banks. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida State University and an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Global Managing Director, North America
Duke Corporate Education
Vishal Patel is the Global Managing Director of North America for Duke Corporate Education. A strongly market-oriented leader, Vishal’s responsibilities include overseeing the strategy for North America, managing the overall portfolio of clients in the region and extending Duke CE’s organizational capabilities through strategic partnerships. He previously served as Global Managing Director for Asia and the Middle East.
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Univision Communications Inc.
Margaret Lazo is Chief Human Resources Officer for Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In this role, Lazo leads the company’s human capital strategy including talent development, organizational design, total rewards, employee relations and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition, she serves as Chair of the Univision Foundation.
Lazo is an accomplished Human Resources leader. She joined Univision from GE Capital where she served as Human Resources Leader for the Commercial Lending and Leasing businesses in the Americas. While there, she oversaw the sale and disposition of a significant portfolio of assets along with the transition of employees to successor companies. From 2012 to 2013, she led Global Human Resources for GE Commercial Real Estate.
Prior to GE Capital, Lazo served in a number of human resources leadership roles at NBC Universal, including EVP of Human Resources for the cable & broadcast entertainment and digital properties, as well as SVP of Human Resources for Telemundo Communications Group and VP of Human Resources for NBC’s owned television stations division. During her tenure, Lazo played a critical role during a period marked by high growth in cable networks, digital investment and transformation, and the company’s strategic entry into the Hispanic media market. She began her career in human resources management at retailer, Macy’s.
Lazo holds a B.S. Communications and Business from St. John’s University. She currently serves on the Board of Hispanic Federation, whose mission is to empower and advance the Hispanic community; and the T. Howard Foundation, advancing diverse careers in media.
Duke Corporate Education
Michael Chavez is Chief Executive Officer for Duke Corporate Education. Michael is passionate about “re-humanizing leadership.” By engaging people around a purpose, shared meaning and empathy, he believes leaders can create the foundation for greater sustainability in a world that is more complex and unpredictable than ever. Michael teaches, facilitates and advises in the areas of leadership and culture, organizational networks, team collaboration, strategy and execution. He brings to Duke CE more than 20 years of experience in the fields of executive management, marketing, strategy consulting and organizational learning and development.
EXECCONNECT 2020 THEMES
DAY 1: THE VIRTUAL WORK IMPERATIVE
EXECCONNECT 2020 THEMES
DAY 2: THE POWER OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP
EXECCONNECT 2020 THEMES
DAY 3: THE NEW AGE OF LEARNING & EXECONLINE
Experience 50+ on-demand lectures and keynote addresses. Check out this year’s agenda.
Rita McGrath, Professor of Strategy, Columbia Business School
Bhawna Gandhi, Director HR, Danone Specialized Nutrition International
Joydeep Bose, Managing Director & Global Head of Human Resources, Olam International Limited
Kimo Kippen, Former CLO, Hilton
Sahar Yousef, Cognitive Neuroscientist and Faculty, UC Berkeley
Vicky Ringwood, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Konica Minolta
Vishal Patel, Global Head of North America, Duke CE
Melody Jones, Former Chief Administrative Officer, CEB
Missy Hallead, People & Culture Vice President, Group Global Talent, Development, D&I, Aristocrat
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Kim Barker Lee, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, IGT
Julia Alexander, Chief Product Officer, ExecOnline
Doug Melville, Chief Diversity Officer, TWBA Worldwide
Janet Stovall, D&I Pragmatist, Speaker, and Award-Winning Executive Speechwriter
Christine Geissler, Area CHRO, North America Health, Reckitt Benckiser
Margaret Lazo, Chief Human Resources Officer, Univision
Ann McDaniel, Interim CEO, Foreign Policy
Brian Lowery, The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stephen Bailey, Founder & CEO, ExecOnline
Janaky Grant, Sr. Vice President Group Head Learning & Development, Olam International Limited
Kirk Santos, Chief Learning Officer & HR VP, Pitney Bowes
Nicola Greenway, SVP Head of HR Global Manufacturing & Supply and Global Quality, Takeda
Adam Brinegar, SVP Client Solutions, ExecOnline
Michael Chavez, CEO, Duke Corporate Education
Pierre Yared, MUTB Professor of International Business & Vice Dean for Executive Education, Columbia Business School
Jenifer Calcamuggi, Director, Enterprise Learning & Organizational Development, Office Depot
Chuck Mancini, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tronox
Ken Carrig, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, SunTrust Banks
From Classroom to Context: Rehumanizing Culture in the Age of Uncertainty
CEO, Duke Corporate Education
The need for agility is critical for organizations in the new age of learning. In this session, we will explore the need to look at the “Human System” in order to build a culture that supports agility, adaptation and learning. Modern corporations have inherited paradigms, processes and structures that are designed for the industrial era where the focus has been on inputs, outputs, optimization, execution and linear approaches to development. The increasing need for agility has demanded that we pivot from a “mechanistic” culture to one that is fluid, organic, adaptable and creative—in short, a rehumanized culture. In this world, learning itself must shift from a purely “cascade” approach, to one that fosters and encourages people-driven organizational change. To unleash this potential, as we democratize learning, we must also democratize meaning so that our organizations build context for experimentation, invention and creativity. This means that learning and development must go beyond helping leaders to build new skillsets, access new toolsets and adopt new mindsets; it must also help leaders construct new “practice sets” that help them to build greater levels of clarity to help people flourish in an age of uncertainty.
Seeing Around Corners: Navigating Through an Inflection Point
Professor of Strategy, Columbia Business School
A strategic inflection point creates a 10X change in some aspect of how your business works. For leaders in established organizations, they can be disorienting because the success recipes that worked in the past no longer do. Instead, you need to discover new recipes for success, learn what is important now, and bring your people along with you. In this session, you will learn about 1) why the tools of innovation are so relevant as we work our way through the current crisis; 2) how to revisit your portfolio of activities and determine which are still relevant and 3) how to determine when it’s time to make a commitment to a given course of action.
Developing Future Ready Leaders
Founder & CEO, ExecOnline
Strong leadership capability has never been as big of a competitive differentiator than it is today. In this session, Stephen will discuss the critical capabilities that organizations must cultivate to ensure a strong pipeline of Future Ready Leaders who can successfully execute against strategic imperatives in this “new normal” business environment and will share ExecOnline’s latest product innovations to support future-ready capability building. Stephen’s insights are based on proprietary survey data from over 5000 leaders and 50+ conversations with senior business leaders and world-renowned business school faculty.
Leadership for Society: Race and Power
The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Stanford Graduate School of Business
The Science of WFH Productivity: Adapting to New Ways of Work
Cognitive Neuroscientist and Faculty, UC Berkeley
In response to overwhelming demand for help with working from home (WFH) productivity, UC Berkeley neuroscientist and faculty Dr. Sahar Yousef will explain what happens in the brain and body when we transition to working from home, the most common mistakes people make, and share a highly practical, proven set of strategies for staying productive while WFH in the most sustainable way possible.
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THE IMPACT AWARDS
The Impact Awards recognize ExecOnline’s corporate partners who have generated exceptional organizational impact through leadership development initiatives. These organizations have gone above and beyond to prioritize the development of their top talent, and have found incredible success as a result. Congratulations to some of the previous years’ winners below, and stay tuned for our 2020 Impact Awards Nominees.
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