2012 - Yokohama, Japan co-hosted by the Mayors of Yokohama and Kawasaki

17th Annual Global Forum on
Business Driven Action Learning and Executive Development,
Yokohama, Japan

 

Yokohama 2012 - Participants

 

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP - GREATER UNDERSTANDING, SHARING AND SOLIDARITY

 

 

 SUNDAY, 17 JUNE, 2012
 

* indicates confirmed

09:00

REGISTRATION

Yokohama Grand Intercontinental, the Global Forum venue

Silk room, 1st floor

10:00 - 12:30

SESSION 1:

 

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: SHARING BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SECTOR CHALLENGES, PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES

(Plenary)

 


 

Co-hosting this session will be The Honourable *Takao Abe, Mayor of Kawasaki.

 

Ever since inauguration, Mayor Abe has focused on the cutting-edge environmental technologies accumulated and utilized by the enterprises in Kawasaki, one of the most advanced industrial cities in the country. Over the years, he has actively transferred those technologies overseas, in order to contribute to the amelioration of the global environment.

Valuing the importance of establishing a good relationship between the economy and ecology, Mayor Abe is currently directing the city’s growth strategy by turning Kawasaki into a strong centre  in the research and development of nanotechnology, the environment, life sciences and in other areas.

Before becoming Mayor, Mr. Abe worked for several central government agencies. His previous roles include the Consul of Japan in San Francisco, USA, as well as the Director of the Ministry of Environment’s Environment Management Administration Division, which was responsible for designing the environmental assessment system for Japan.

 

Also taking part will be Japanese leaders from both the private and public sectors.

In this interactive and informal session some of the Global Forum discussants will include:

 

*Donald Sadoway, Professor and "Energy Engineer", MIT, and Global Executive Learning Network Associate, Cambridge, USA; recently selected as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine (participating via video conference).

 

*Nina Nijs Dankfort, SHRM, China/Asia Pacific, GE Energy, General Electric, Shanghai, China, and *Bill (Wataru) Horie, North Asia Regional Sales Leader, Thermal Business Unit, GE Energy, Tokyo, Japan;

 

*Wyn Owen, Agrisgôp Program Manager, Menter a Busnes, Wales, U.K.

 

*K.R. Yoon, HR, Finance/S&L Asia Pacific, DuPont, Seoul, Korea;


Among the issues and topics Mayor Abe would like us to address are:

  • How best to help people prepare and live with change
  • Growth in turbulent times and in dynamic markets
  • Accelerating global leadership and talent development
  • Working together to solve problems and for sustainable growth: Government, academia, business and civic society cooperation
  • Strategies for dealing with countries with ageing populations
  • New approaches to innovation

 

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Buffet

Silk Room-Pre-Function area

13:30 - 15:30

SESSION 2:

 

WORLDWIDE TRENDS AND THEIR IMPACT ON BUSINESS STRATEGIES, AND EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
(Plenary Panel)

 


 

Presenters wil look at some of the following developments affecting business strageies and executive development:

Ethics in crisis or crisis in ethics?

Long-term versus short-term focus

Retreat from globalization or accelerate when others are braking?

Growth versus austerity in governments and companies

Are we witnessing the end of nation-states?

 

*Seiichiro Yonekura, Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan, and Academic Director, Centre for Japanese Studies, The Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

*Young Hack Song, Professor, SolBridge Onternational School of Business, Woosong Education Foundation, Daejeon, Korea

The long term commitment of global Korean companies to hire and develop local talent

 

*Nick Binedell, Professor and Dean, Gordon Institute of Business Science, and Global Executive Learning Network Associate, South Africa (participating via video conference)

 

*Jim Dowd, Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA

 

*Michellana Jester, Manager, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA

 

*Mohan Menon, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur, Bangalore, India

 

*Fernando Lanzer, Global Executive Learning Network Associate and LCO Partners, Sao Paolo, Brazil and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

*Scott Saslow, Director, Institute of Executive Development, and Global Executive Learning Network Associate, Palo Alto, USA

 

*Ira Cohen, Executive Director-University of Maryland, China Leadership EMBA Programs,
Executive Vice-President-Universal Ideas Consultants, and Global Executive Learning Network Associate, Beijing, China

 

15:30 - 16:00

Break

 

16:00 - 18:00

SESSION 3:

 

WHAT IS ACTION LEARNING?: HISTORY, EVOLUTION, VARIETIES AND PRACTICES
(Workshops  with Open Space format)

 


 

A session with interactive workshops with an "open space" format touching on the History, Evolution and Practice of Action Learning: Initiating, Designing, Facilitating, Organizing, Coaching and Following Up with Action Learning as well as key dilemmas and issues. Participants move freely from workshop to workshop if they wish.

 

Action Learning: History, Evolution and Applications

*Verna Willis, Associate Professor Emeritus, Georgia State University, Orchard Park, USA, and *Yury Boshyk, Chairman, Global Executive Learning Network, Ottawa, Canada

An overview of the life, ideas and work of Action Learning's founder, Reg Revans; the evolution of Action Learning, and the different approaches to Action Learning worldwide.

 

Verna Willis will speak about Properties of “Gold Standard” Action Learning

In The A.B.C. of Action Learning and many other publications, Reg Revans described precisely what characteristics and attributes (properties) belong to Action Learning and its practice. He also specified what does not belong to Action Learning, i.e., what properties it does not have and cannot have, if it is to be Action Learning in any standard sense. Current practice often does not perfectly overlay upon the distinguishing properties that Revans thought integral to the very nature of Action Learning. This fact raises a central question: What happens to Action Learning if any of its imbedded properties, as expressed by Revans, are abandoned or overridden, either by design constraints or perhaps simply through misunderstanding?

 

Yury Boshyk will address the topic A Roadmap to Understanding the Varieties of Action Learning: History, Evolution and Applications.

 

The Action Reflection Learning (ARL) View: Leveraging the Space In-Between

*Lars Cederholm, Senior Associate, Malmo, Sweden,  and *Jonas Janebrant, Deputy Managing Director, MiL, Lund, Sweden, *Katarina Billing, MiL, Shanghai, China

The main topics to be discussed: A systems view of the organization (including external stakeholders); Horizontal and vertical interdependencies of different competencies at the  functional (group) level; Turning organizational learning into personal awareness and an ability to lead; The different roles and skills of the learning coach.


How to Get Action Learning Started and Facilitated

*Christine Abbott, Board Member, Institute for Leadership and Management, London, U.K., and co-author, with Mike Pedler of "Facilitating Action Learning" (forthcoming)


Can Action Learning Really Help to Develop Leaders? Getting Beyond the Rhetoric

*K.A. Chang, Director, HR Planning and Development, Tiger Airways, Singapore; *Harold Weinstein, Global Executive Learning Network and Weinstein & Associates, USA and *Ake Reinholdsson, Global Executive Learning Network, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Action Learning and Business Schools

 

Action Learning at MIT's Sloan School of Management

*Michellana Jester, Manager, MIT's Action Learning Program, MIT, Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA

Since the 1990s, business schools have more intentionally sought to narrow the gap between the theoretical orientation of management education and the problematic realities of real-world business challenges by providing project-based learning opportunities for their students--what is often called "action learning". The emphasis of these programs is often overly focused on "action" rather than on understanding and developing the "learning" aspect of this approach. Effective action learning in management education seeks to incorporate student-centered, peer-learning opportunities, with scaffolding support for students so they can effectively work in partnership with the companies that provide the real-world business challenge the students seek to solve. Through action learning engagements, students develop the skills to become principled, innovative leaders who solve complex problems. We shall use MIT Sloan School of Management's Action Learning Program as a case study to illustrate the key components of our project-based learning opportunities.

18:00

Welcome Cocktail: Atlantic room 3rd Floor

Reception and Light Dinner followed by:

 

SPECIAL INTERACTIVE SESSION ON CREATIVITY:

HOW LEADING KOREAN COMPANIES HELP THEIR PEOPLE TO BE MORE CREATIVE

*Young-Rang Kwon, President & CEO, Art Work Science & Creative Consulting, Seoul, Korea

Experiences with Samsung, Hyundai, POSCO and other Korean companies on how they develop the creativity of their executives.

 

 

 

 

 MONDAY, 18 JUNE, 2012
 

 * indicates confirmed

08:00 - 09:00

SESSION 4:

 

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OPERATIONS THROUGH HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: THE HYUNDAI-KIA EXPERIENCE

(Plenary)

 


 

*Seong Chul Lee, Senior Vice President, Hyundai-Kia Motors, Seoul, Korea

 

09:00 - 9:15

SESSION 5:

 

GREETINGS FROM THE 17th GLOBAL FORUM HOSTING CITY OF YOKOHAMA

(Plenary)

 



*The Honourable Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor, Yokohama City

 

Fumiko Hayashi is the first female Mayor of the City of Yokohama. Before being appointed to the current position in 2009, she served as the Operating Officer of Nissan in 2008, the Chairperson and CEO of the large-scale supermarket chain Daiei Inc., in 2005, and the President of BMW Tokyo, Corp., in 2003.
She is also the recipient of the Harvard Business School Businesswoman Award in 2006, as well as being named as one of the most influential women in the world over the years, by various globally renowned magazines including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine. In 2008, the Fortune Magazine selected Hayashi as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business: International.”

 

09:15-10:00

Participant Introductions

Pacific Room 3rd floor

10:00-10:30

Break

 

10:30 - 12:30

SESSION 6:

 

LEADERSHIP AND EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA
(Galleria Walk format)

 



Common Dilemmas In Executive Leadership Development in Asia
*Jacqueline Yew, Unilever, London, U.K. and *Alex Chow, President, Asia Leap, and Global Executive Learning Network Associate, Singapore

 

“Are executive leadership programs of today sufficient to prepare our leaders for challenges of tomorrow in Asia?”
“Are we preparing our leaders faster than the rate of change? How do we know we are?”
“What are the common dilemmas HR practitioners and Leadership Development (LD) consultants face in answering these questions?”
This is a collaborative presentation from the perspective of an HR practioner and of a LD consultant. We examine the various dilemmas of leadership development programs in organizations operating in Asia today. The presentation is meant to be thought-provoking, to stimulate discussion about how we should orient ourselves towards training and developing our Asian leaders for the future.

 

Danone:
*Asuka Furukawa, Senior HR Manager, Danone, Tokyo, Japan

The 'NextGen' program at Danone

 

General Electric:
*Nina Nijs Dankfort, SHRM China/Asia Pacific, GE Energy, General Electric, Shanghai, China and *Geok Bee Boon, Learning Leader, GE Energy, General Electric, Singapore

Developing Big Leaders In Asia - innovative and blended approaches to accelerating talent effectiveness and the leadership pipeline 

 

Itochu:

*Yasuyoshi Sato, General Manager, Global Talent Management Department; *Kazuhito Endo, Global Management Development Program Senior Advisor; *Masanori Izumida, Managing Director, Caliper Japan, Tokyo Japan; and *Harold Weinstein, Global Executive Learning Network Associate and Weinstein & Associates, USA

Business Driven Action Learning at a Japanese trading company: Challenges, encounters and lessons learned

 

 

12:30 - 13:30

Buffet Lunch

Pacific Room

13:30 - 15:30

SESSION 7:

 

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
(Galleria Walk Format)

 


 

Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement

*Mark Slade, President, DHL Global Forwarding, Tokyo, Japan

 

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Companies Learning Together: Some Lessons Learned
*Niels Martin Damm Olling, GM, Lundbeck, Tokyo, Japan and *Anne-Mette Arnkjær, People, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The Global Forum in Yokohama and the Aerial Show in Fukushima: Two Community Activities After 3/11
*Hiroshi Ashida, CEO, Deep Blues, and *Mitchy Mekata, Global Executive Learning Associate and President, YZ Co., Yokohama, Japan

Efforts to involve and engage the local administration and communities in these events after the East Japan Great Earthquake.

 

Executive Development as a Critical Business Practice. The Bosnia & Herzegovina Demining Initiative: Two Years Later
*Jeff Munks, Associate, The Institute for Executive Development, Palo Alto, USA

At the Global Forum 2010 in Nice, France, Jeff Munks presented plans for an ambitious project designed to help the 30 agencies involved in demining Bosnia & Herzegovina do a better job growing a new generation of senior leaders committed to the concept of collaborative strategic leadership in the complex environment that they work in.  In designing the project, Jeff used lessons learned over eight years building and implementing a business driven, Action Learning oriented executive development program for the U.S. Navy's admiralty.  Two years later, Jeff is joining us again in Yokohama to report on results of the Bosnian project and to describe implications and next steps. 

 

Using Action Learning to Transform an Economy: Welsh Farming Businesses and Agrisgôp

*Wyn Owen, Agrisgôp Program Manager, Menter a Busnes, U.K.

Agrisgôp is a Management Development program for rural businesses in Wales, U.K., which for the past nine years has utilized Action Learning to facilitate organizational change with over 300 Action Learning sets (Agrisgôp groups). The result is a host of innovative and diverse group projects across Wales whose themes include adding value to primary produce, tourism, technical development, renewable energy, efffective succession, bio-fuel processing and even a brewery. However, those who work on the Agrisgôp program believe that more importantly they have changed the mindsets, attitudes to change and aspirations of thousands of individuals who have been involved in the project and are currently utilizing a longitudinal mixed measures instrument with a view to evaluating change. Wyn has been involved with Agrisgôp since its instigation, has managed the program since 2009, and is currently working with his 27th group.

 

15:30 - 16:00

Break

 

16:30 - 18:30

SESSION 8:

 

ACTION LEARNING SETS--DOING ACTION LEARNING
(In Plenary and Small Groups)

 



Facilitated by *Christine Abbott, Board Member, Institute for Leadership and Management, London, U.K.

 

19:00

Aperitif/Dinner
(Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel)

Bayview room 3rd Floor


The Global Forum/Robert L. Dilworth Award Ceremony

Guest of Honour: Doris Dilworth, USA

Three recipients will be the honoured at this year's Global Forum.

 

 

 

 

 TUESDAY, 19 JUNE, 2012
 

*Indicates confirmed

06:30 - 08:15

SESSION 9:

 

EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST SESSION
(Plenary and Galleria Walk format)

 


 

HOT TOPICS AND UPDATES: WHAT HAVE WE DONE AND WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SINCE WE LAST PRESENTED AT THE GLOBAL FORUM?

 

Leadership Development at the World Bank: A Unique Challenge
*Paolo Gallo, Director and Acting Chief Learning Officer, Performance & Development Department, The World Bank Group, Washington, USA (participating via video conference)

 

DuPont Update: *K.R. Yoon, HR, Finance/S&L Asia Pacific, DuPont, Seoul, Korea

 

Eskom Update: *Andrew Johnson, General Manager, Eskom Leadership Institute, and *Gerrit Walters, Senior Manager, Executive Development, Eskom Leadership Institute, Eskom, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Using Business Driven Action Learning in a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) to Define Our Market Entry Strategies

*Valerie Binner, Executive Vice President, HR, Dometic, Solna, Sweden

 

Inspired Selection and Rapid Mobilization of Action Learning Teams with Assessments and Business Simulations

*Karen Hannah, President, TKB Hanna & Associates, Toronto, Canada

How to use high impact, inexpensive resources to assemble action learning teams with a higher likelihood of insight and productivity, and to increase the learning potential once underway

 

08:30

Departure by Bus to Sankeien Japanese Garden

 

09:15 - 10:15

SESSION 10:

Sankeien Japanese Garden

 

ZEN FOUNDATIONS OF JAPANESE CULTURE
(Plenary)

 



*Shunmyo Masuno, Priest, Kenkoji Temple, renowned Lanscape Architect, Professor at Tama Art University and Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia (Canada), Yokohama, Japan

 

Venue: Sankeien Garden, Kakusho-kaku building

 

10:15 - 10:30

Break

 

10:30 - 12:00

SESSION 11:

Sankeien Japanese Garden

 

THE KAWASAKI SUSTAINABLE GROWTH TURNAROUND STORY:
HOW ARE WE DOING IT?

(Plenary)

 


 

 *The Honourable Takao Abe, Mayor, Kawasaki

 

12:00 - 13:00

Outside-In Discovery Learning Visits: Briefing by *Mitchy Mekata

 

Lunch in Discovery Learning Visits ambassador-led groups

 

Departure to Outside-In Discovery Learning visits

 

13:30 - 16:30

SESSION 12:

 

OUTSIDE-IN DISCOVERY LEARNING VISITS

 


 

*Ajinomoto: Globalizing further by re-focusing on UMAMI

*CIEA: Promotion of highly advanced medical research

*Kirin: Zero emission beer factory and food quality control

*Kawasaki Mega Solar: Solar and alternative energy promotion for a sustainable growth

 

Buses return to the Manyo Club, next to the Yokohama Grand InterContinental hotel

 

16:30 - 18:30

SESSION 13:

Manyo Club, next to the Yokohama Grand InterContinental hotel

 

HOT TOPICS
(Galleria Walk format)

 


 

New Frontiers in Executive Development
*Thomas Atterstam, Prudential, London, U.K.

 

Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Action Learning at Hyundai
*Sam Sung-in Hur, Associate, Global HRD Team, HRD Strategy Division, Hyundai, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

 

Action Learning and Change Management at KPMG: Lessons Learned

*Claus Kristoffersen, KPMG, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Action Reflection Learning at SKF

*Dag Mannheimer, Director, SKF College, Janne Nilsson, MiL and *Jonas Janebrant, Deputy Managing Director, MiL, Lund, Sweden

 

Social Learning at Danone: New Realities and New Approaches

*Nicolas Rolland, Social Prospective Director, Danone, Paris, France

 

Developing Talents in An Emerging Frontier Market: The Example of Vietnam
*Thiet Nguyen, Senior Director, Head of Human Resources, Manulife, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

General Electric's New Approach to Executive Careers and Its Implications
*Xiaoxi Liu, Director, China Learning Center, GE Global Growth & Operations, Shanghai, China

GE launched a new version of its Growth Values in January 2011, in which embracing ambiguity/uncertainty and taking risk are prominently included, along with learning from success/failure. How could a risk taking culture be nurtured through action learning?

 

18:30 - 19:45

SESSION 14:

Manyo Club, next to the Yokohama Grand InterContinental hotel

 

THE NEXT GENERATION OF JAPAN'S LEADERS AND THEIR PERSPECTIVES
(Plenary)

 



Chaired by: *Professor Yamamoto, Ritsumeiken Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan

Students from the following universities will take part:

Hitotsubashi, Ritsumeiken Asia Pacific, and Waseda:

 

*Zaza Hazadiak Iskander

I’m from Surabaya, Indonesia, the second biggest city in Indonesia. I’m currently studying at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) and my major is Asia Pacific Studies, focusing on the comparative studies on society and culture. For the past four years I studied various national, international and global issues from sociological perspectives. I will be graduating September this year and I received a job offer last April from Fuji Xerox. In my third year, I was selected as one of the students in Global Business Leadership Program and started to learn more about Japan, its uniqueness and the challenges it is currently facing. Through this program, not only I was able to learn more about Japan but I also had opportunities to meet Japanese business people from diverse industries. This made me realize the potential I have as an international student and the expectations for us to answer the challenges that Japan face. I really want to participate in this program because I want to discuss about the future of Japan in which my future lies too. I want to share about my expectation as an international student who will be working in Japan from next year and by doing so I can work effectively as a change agent in this society. I want to be able to learn from and contribute to this dialog which I believe will help shape Japan and create a brighter tomorrow.

 

*Ali Ito

The bilingual education I received in an international school, made me an extraverted person who enjoys meeting people of various backgrounds. It is a French school with 8 hours more than normal schools so persistence, self-management, attention to detail, efficiency, analytical skills are strengths that naturally came to me. After graduating high school, even though I had an offer from a from French Prepa (Lycee Janson de Sailly) , I decided to study “abroad” in Japan, while my family stayed in France. In this way, openness to experience and being responsible are also part of my strengths.

 

*Eiko Sakuma

Since I lived in England and Germany for 2/3 of my lifetime, I enjoy meeting people from various backgrounds and find it very easy to connect with other people. My strengths include willpower as well as assertiveness as I managed to live in Germany for four years to finish my secondary education while my family stayed in Japan. I am very open-minded regarding new tasks and enjoy facing new challenges and adapting to various situations accordingly. I am goal- and solution-oriented, extremely reliable and of quick comprehension.

 

*Yuma Tsuda

My focus at APU is politics, economics and culture related to immigration issues. At the same time, I have been taking several courses from Management course to deepen my knowledge about International Management. Besides study at APU, I have been to Germany and Austria for exchange programs and majored European Studies and International Management. Additionally, I did an internship at the staff agency in Thailand to strengthen my international management skill and experienced the rapid development of a country driving the growth of South East Asia today. After graduating from APU, I am going to work at a multinational electric company in Tokyo. I decided to participate in this session to gain the perspective of international business by inter-exchanging with people from various fields. I am looking forward to sharing opinions with students and professionals, and deepen my perspective that will be quite important for my career since I am going to work in the global business field. Not just learning from others, but I also want to actively express my opinion based on the experience throughout APU life.

 

*Natsuki Yagi

I’m interested in environmental problems, such as the destruction of the forests and biological diversity, and poverty problems related to them. In my future, I’d like to work on these problems with people from various countries, crossing the borders. I also have interest in economics. I’m eager to improve my English skill. I want to be a good speaker of English soon. I like to discuss actively various topics with my friends. In my free time, I love to read books, play the Tenor Saxophone or take a walk around.

 

20:00

DINNER AND PRESENTATION: 2013 18th GLOBAL FORUM VENUE

Manyo Club, next to the Yokohama Grand InterContinental hotel

 

After-Dinner Reflection

Yokohama Grand InterContinental hotel

Hosted by *Ira Cohen, Executive Director-University of Maryland, China Leadership EMBA Programs,Executive Vice-President-Universal Ideas Consultants, and Global Executive Learning Network Associate, Beijing, China

 

 

 

 

 WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE, 2012
 

*indicates confirmed

06:30 - 08:00

SESSION 15:

 

EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST SESSION
(Galleria Walk format)

 


Talent Management at Lenovo

*Benita Bi, Senior Manager, People & Organization Capability, Lenovo, Beijing, China

 

Global Talent Management at Sasol, South Africa

*Vlam Van Rooyen, Global Talent Management, Sasol, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Unilever Update

*Jacqueline Yew, HR Director, Chief HR Officer Office, Unilever, London, U.K.

 

Working and Learning with Chinese Entrepreneurs through  Action Learning

*Ira Cohen, Executive Director-University of Maryland, China Leadership EMBA Programs,
Executive Vice-President-Universal Ideas Consultants, and Global Executive Learning Network Associate, China

 

How to "Kibosh" your Action Learning project before you get underway!

*Ian Hall, Leadership Consultant/Learning Facilitator, Glentruim Change Agents, Inverness, U.K.

I would like to explore what needs to happen with the sponsors, the bosses of those taking part, the link with HR/People Development, Using and abusing a consultant, Preparing the participants and other issues. I would produce a mind map of the different areas involved and will talk briefly about projects I have run and where it went well or not so well.

 

08:00 - 09:00

SESSION 16:

 

HOT TOPICS (Plenary)
Debate

 



EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR BANKERS: IS IT WORTH IT?

 

*Hans Westerhuis, Bank of Scotland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and *Fernando Lanzer, formerly Banco Real and ABN Amro and presently Global Executive Learning Network Associate and LCO Partners, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Sao Paolo, Brazil

Huge destruction of value at Barclays, ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fortis, Bank of America, all of which had strong Executive Development programmes running. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  1. Executive Development is not worth doing in banking organizations, since other factors outweigh its impact.

  2. Ethics in business should be the main topic in Executive Development programmes.

  3. Globalization has gone too far, it’s time to focus on home markets and get back to basics in business.

 

09:00 - 09:30

Break

 

09:30 - 11:30

SESSION 17:

 

HOT TOPICS
(Galleria Walk format)

 



Innovation on Demand and Action Learning
*Drew Boyd, Global Executive Learning Network Associate and Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinatti, USA

 

Business Development and Action Learning for Small and Medium-Sized Companies

*Satoshi Yamanaka, Principal Systems Engineer Medical and Healthcare Project Department, JGC Corporation, Yokohama, Japan

 

Real and Unusual Commitment—Increasing Budgets and Initiatives for Learning and Development in Turbulent Times—the Wipro Experience and Our B2B Indian Multi-Company Consortium
*Aruna Krishnan, Corporate HR Development, Wipro, Bangalore, India

 

Executive Coaching in Japan: Lessons Learned

*Hiroyuki Ishii, Managing Director, Hill & Associates, Tokyo and *Chris Lamatsch, Yokohama, Japan

 

Developing Executive Leadership Teams
*Amer Ahmed, CEO and President, Allianz Reinsurance, Munich, Germany, and *Dan Norenberg, Senior Partner, N Vision Learning Solutions, Munich, Germany

 

11:30 - 12:00

Working Lunch

 

12:00 - 14:00

SESSION 18:

 

WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE: MY LESSONS LEARNED
(Plenary)

 



Transitioning Leaders Share Their Wisdom and Lessons Learned

 

*Lars Cederholm, Senior Associate, MiL, Malmo, Sweden

 

*K.A. Chang, Director, HR Planning and Development, Tiger Airways, and Director on the Board of Integrated Plastics Technology; formerly, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at the Singapore Stock Exhcange, Levi's, American Standard and other companies. Recipient of the 2011 Robert L. Dilworth/Global Forum Outstanding Achievement Award, Singapore

 

*George Consolver, former Director, Texas Instruments Strategy Process, Dallas, USA

Benefits Gained From Integrating The Development Of Strategy And Leadership
George believes there is significant benefit and competitive advantage from integrating the development of strategy and leadership.  This talk begins with a high tech organization committed to reinventing itself with a strong focus on strategy, leadership, and teamwork.  Insights are shared from his experience over multiple economic and business cycles. Lessons learned include the renewable power from crafting a shared future and equipping leaders for growth. Improved results benefit the people, customers, and shareholders of the organization. 

 

*Ake Reinholdsson, former executive with Philips and the City of Stockholm, and Global Executive Learning Network, Stockholm. Sweden

 

*Paul Culleton, former executive with Johnson & Johnson, and Associate, Global Executive Learning Newtork, London, U.K.

Paul will focus on the challenges faced when moving from a Corporate role to one of a 'lone ranger' Consultant. What does this feel like and look like? Is there an achievable win:win for both parties and how do we close existing gaps?

 

14:00 - 14:30

Break

 

14:30 - 16:30

SESSION 19:

 

HOT TOPICS
(Galleria Walk format)

 


 

Characteristics of Successful Global Expatriates
*Barbara Gutmann, Managing Director, Volkswagen Instituto, Volkswagen, Puebla, Mexico

 

Executive Development in Revolutionary Times: A Management Program in Egypt
*Fernando Lanzer, Global Executive Learning Network Associate and LCO Partners, The Netherlands and Brazil

A four module program combining workshops, individual coaching and action-learning projects over 18 months, targeting two groups of 24 people each, during a period of profound changes in Egypt’s political regime that involves the following:  Security concerns affecting the program; Developing leaders in a period of dramatic change in the company’s political, social and economic environment.

 

Current Research on Executive Development and Action Learning's History, Evolution and Applications

*Verna Willis, Associate Professor Emeritus, Georgia State University, Orchard Park, USA; *Christine Abbott, Board Member, Institute for Leadership and Management, London, U.K.; and *Yury Boshyk, Chairman, The Global Executive Learning Network, Ottawa, Canada

 

Verna Willis will speak about Action Learning and General System Theories as Mutually Reinforcing.

When Reg Revans was a professor at the University of Manchester, academic institutions in the US, the UK, and elsewhere were awash in excitement over efforts to break out of rigid disciplinary boxes and share perspectives with colleagues and their various fields of practice. Among these efforts were the delineation by scientists of properties common to systems in general (General System Theory) as well as the development of a GST “meta-language” for sharing across disciplines. Certainly Revans knew a number of these systems scientists. The research proposition is that GST and Action Learning are both coordinate and reinforcing, “equal in rank, quality, and significance,” and each helpful to the understanding of the other. The task is to explore how, why and to what extent this may be so.

 

Yury Boshyk will speak about Where Does Action Learning Come From? Some New Biographical Information About Reg Revans, Action Learning's Founder.

The results of some primary source research on litle known aspects of his life, principles, thnking and practice.

 

16:30 - 17:15

SESSION 20:

 

RETROSPECTIVES

 



Interactive session on the learning from the Global Forum and suggestions for next year's 18th annual Global Forum (20-23 May, 2013)

 

21:00 - 22:30

Departure to FINAL DINNER

Bossa Nova Eveningand Dance (with guest performer and band)