Highlights from June 1-3, 2014

Session Summaries Session Summaries and Highlights

CorpU Challenge with Pat McGlynn

Monday, June 2, 8:15 – 11:30 am

Globalization, rapid organizational change, the big data revolution, and the social media explosion have forever changed how we work, learn and lead. These forces demand innovative ways to develop leaders and drive business performance.

Pat McGlynn, SVP, CorpU welcomes attendees to the 2014 Global Leadership Congress and presents the challenge for learning and talent leaders and for all leaders in the future. This challenges is captured in the Greek word tolmao (tol-mah’-o) meaning, "Courageously venture forward by putting fear behind and embracing the fruit that lies ahead for taking a necessary risk."

Leading Business in a Global, Complex World, Doug Guthrie

Monday, June 2, 8:15 – 11:30 am

Today we work in a more global world that is increasingly geographically dispersed. Most organizations have done a good job going virtual to address ‘where’ we learn and cut costs. But, more global also means more diverse. Have we done enough to adapt ‘what’ we learn and ‘how’ we lead in an increasingly global and diverse work world?

Dr. Doug Guthrie is an expert in the fields of economic reform in China, leadership and corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and education technology. From 2010-13 he served as Dean of the George Washington University School of Business.

In this talk, Dr. Guthrie describes how to approach the complexities of Globalism from a company culture perspective, as well as the role of leadership and leadership development. Dr. Guthrie concludes with a brief case of Intel expanding into China and how culture affected the success of Intel's expansion efforts.

Rise of the Network Leader: Reframing Leadership in the New Work Environment, Tom Monahan

Monday, June 2, 11:00am - 3:20pm

It’s not just the pace of change that is challenging today’s firms. It is the transformation companies are making to more open and matrixed organizations. This tranformation has major implications for the ways in which we nurture talent, and build internal and external networks to advance opportunities and harness the collective genius of others. Tom Monahan shares how research into why companies stall has led to a clearer understanding of the integral role of talent in business performance and why it will only become more important.

Tom Monahan is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CEB (Corporate Executive Board Company), the world’s leading member-based advisory company. He has served as a company officer and director since 2001. Monahan is a widely-quoted authority on management issues, particularly risk management, corporate governance, and ethical leadership.

Monahan’s perspectives on leadership challenges frequently appear in Forbes, The Washington Post, Financial Times, and as part of LinkedIn’s Influencers program. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg Radio and has been a featured speaker at global events hosted by the Financial Times and the New York Stock Exchange.

Connected Learning for Business Outcomes

Monday, June 2, 11:00am - 3:20pm

How does one create, nurture, and grow networked leaders? CorpU is using learning and technology to connect people explicitly for solving complex problems, generating and spreading ideas, teaching and learning, and capturing and sharing complex knowledge. The major themes of the CorpU Global Leadership Congress elucidate just how important each of these aspects of learning are given the complexities and uncertainties of the business world today.

Alan Todd is CEO of CorpU.

Leading an Adaptive Learning Organization, Stanton Wortham

Monday, June 2, 11:00am - 3:20pm

The clear answer to constant change is fostering the ability to adapt. What is harder is determing how to create this ability. Dr. Stanton Worthham shares his insights from his indepth research on how organization can learn to adapt as a matter of organizational culture. He presents the skills, dispositions, and systems that support this ability and how they presented themselves in to contrasting case examples.

Stanton Wortham is the Judy & Howard Berkowitz Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education. Professor Wortham has pursued interdisciplinary studies that stretch across anthropology, education, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology. At Penn, he also serves as associate faculty in the Annenberg School for Communication and in the Anthropology and Folklore Graduate Groups in the School of Arts & Sciences. He serves on the editorial boards of Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Theory & Psychology, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Linguistics & Education, Mind, Culture & Activity, Critical Discourse Studies, Discourse Processes, Pedagogies and the Journal of Latinos and Education. In 2001, he received the American Educational Research Association Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research. His training is in human development from the University of Chicago.

Leading Breakthrough Change, Dave Pottruck

Monday, June 2, 11:00am - 3:20pm

The only certainty in business today is change. Change affects organizations of all sizes, and is happening more quickly today than ever before. As a business leader, you’re most likely experienced in the small, incremental changes that come with modern business. But what about big, risky transformations that can redefine – or cripple – an entire organization? Dave Pottruck shares key mindsets needed for creating breakthrough change and participating in the change process.

David S. Pottruck is Chairman of Red Eagle Ventures, Inc., his investment firm focused on privately held companies and Co-Chairman of HighTower Advisors, a rapidly growing $20 billion Wealth Management firm he and several other investors helped launch in 2008. He also serves on the Board of Directors of CorpU, a leading corporate university research and advisory company, where he serves as Executive Chairman.

Mr. Pottruck co-authored a business book, Clicks and Mortar: Passion Driven Growth in an Internet Driven World, which reached number 8 on the Times best seller list. He was appointed by Congress and then President Clinton to serve as a Commissioner on The Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce.

Mr. Pottruck graduated with a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 1970, and earned his MBA with honors from Wharton in 1972. A native of New York, Mr. Pottruck and his wife, Emily, reside in San Francisco. He is the father of three adult children.

Developing a Leadership Mindset at Coca-Cola, Scott Figura

Monday, June 2, 2:35 - 2:55pm

Scott Figura, Director, Global Supply Chain Capability Development shares his story of partnering with CorpU and Georgia Tech to create a global, scalable supply chain leadership development program. This program has yielded results more successful than expected. Additionally, it has fostered new connections between supply chain leaders that have created valuable bridges all across Coke's global supply chain network.

Transforming Talent Management, Dave Ulrich

Tuesday, June 3, 8:00 - 11:50am

Dave Ulrich unpacks the importance of talent management, how it impacts teams and organizations, and how to approach using this knowledge to drive increased performance, confidence, and leadership capabilities.

Dave Ulrich, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, is widely considered “the father of modern HR.” Ranked the #1 most influential international thought leader in human resources by HR Magazine in 2011, Ulrich has consulted and done research with more than half of Fortune 200 companies. He is a recipient of the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking.

Ulrich has been recognized by Forbes, The New York Times, and Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative and influential thinkers. He has also authored or co-authored more than 150 articles, book chapters, and books including the bestseller The Why of Work.

Aetna Navigates the Future of Health Insurance with Connected Learning, Ted Fleming

Tuesday, June 3, 8:00 - 11:50am

In the face of changes to regulation in the healthcare industry, Aetna needed to find or develop leaders who were ready and able to innovate. Aetna University was given a challenge: How can we accelerate leaders’ readiness to serve in broader and more senior roles? Ted Flemming, VP Aetna University, details the design, creation, and initial results from their partnership with CorpU.

Ted Fleming is Head of Aetna University. His responsibilities include learning and development programs targeted for high-potential leaders throughout the organization. Prior to that, Fleming was Head of Talent Management, responsible for talent acquisition and development, change management, and organizational consulting.

Fleming has more than 20 years of experience as a strategic planner, consultant, business owner and general manager in large organizations. He also has extensive experience developing executive talent. Prior to joining Aetna in 2005, Fleming held leadership roles at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Bank of Boston and State Street Corporation.


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