2003 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands hosted by ABNAmro Bank

Previous Forum Sessions: 2003

 

 

 

8th Annual Global Forum on
Business Driven Action Learning and Executive Development

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2003 Global Forum Attendees

Overview
 
1. The external environment of business: company challenges and developmental concerns
 
2. The external environment of business -- Sustainability and social responsibility-implications for executive learning
 
3. What happened? Updates on previous company initiatives
 
4. "Inspiration joins perspiration: How great organizations excel at combining creativity, ideation and implementation"
 
5. New company initiatives in executive development and business driven action learning
 
6. Executive panel on leadership and organizational development -- needs and issues
 
7. Creating future leaders -- Leadership development, present and future
 
8. Effective learning networks and organizations
 
9. Motivating people to learn: various approaches in executive education and business driven action learning
 
10. Working Together for Mutual Advantage and Learning: Cooperative Multi-Company Initiatives

 

 

Panel Session 1:
The global environment of business: company challenges and developmental concerns

 

Business and the external environment: What are some of the key issues countries and companies are facing and addressing? Which issues are not being addressed?

Views from Business Schools:

  • *Jackie Sitterle, Executive Director, Custom and New Business Development, Columbia University, USA
  • *Nick Binedell, Dean and Director, the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • *Gert-Jan van Wijk, Associate Director, Centre for Management Development, London Business School, U.K.

Views from Think Tanks and Analysts:

  • *Karel Lannoo, Director, Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium
  • *David R. Young, Managing Director and Founder, Oxford Analytica, U.K.

Company Perspectives:

  • *Barry Clare, formerly Executive Director, Boots and presently a non-executive Director, Standard Chartered PLC, U.K.
  • *Tom Gorrie, Johnson & Johnson, USA

Customer and Societal Perspectives:

 

 

Panel Session 2:
The global environment of business: Company challenges and developmental concerns (continued) -- Sustainability and social responsibility: Implications for executive development and learning

 

Plenary and breakouts

  • British Petroleum:
    *Kate Owen, Vice President, Learning & Organizational Development, British Petroleum, U.K.
  • Nestle
    *Tim Wolfe, Issues Communication Manager, Public Affairs, Switzerland
  • International Labour Organization-Corporate Citizenship Programme:
    *Goran Hultin, Execuitve, ILO, Switzerland
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development:
    * Margaret Flaherty, Director Capacity Building & Corporate Responsibility, Switzerland

 

 

 

Panel Session 3:
Inspiration joins perspiration: How great organizations excel at combining creativity, ideation and implementation-- An action learning workshop

 

Interactive Workshop
This session will show how a variety of organizations succeed in combining two often-hostile competencies: "inspiration", or creativity, requiring open, chaotic ideation, and "perspiration", implementation, requiring systematic, buttoned-down management processes. Among the organizations studied: startups, global high-tech company, an advertising agency, elite army units, and a science laboratory. Tools for combining inspiration and perspiration. An action learning workshop, in which participants design a new product or improve an existing one, will conclude the session.

  • *Shlomo Maital, Professor, TIM--Technion Institute of Management, Israel
  • *Drew Boyd, Director of Marketing Strategy, Ethicon Endo Surgery, Johnson & Johnson

 

 

 

Panel Session 4:
What happened? Updates on previous presentations on company initiatives or revised initiatives

  • ABN Amro's Knowledge Sharing Initiatives
    *Edzard Enschede, ABN Amro, The Netherlands
     
  • Boeing Leadership Center-From Zero to 10,000 in 3.5 Years
    *Stephen Mercer, Vice President of Learning and Leadership Development
    The Boeing Company, USA
  • CIBA Specialty Chemicals: Managing for Growth-Action Learning in Support of Growth Initiatives
    *Juergen Kühl, Global Head, People Development, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Switzerland
  • Johnson & Johnson: What's Happened with our Transitions and New Business Leader Programs?
    *Ron Bossert, Johnson & Johnson, USA
  • Novo Nordisk: Lessons Learned
    *Erik Iversen, Organization Effectiveness Director, Novo Nordisk, Switzerland
     
  • Philips: Creating and Nurturing the "Peer Assist" Initiative for Top Level Executives
    *Cobie Langerak, Senior Vice President, Corporate HRM / Leadership & Organization Development, Philips International, The Netherlands
  • Siemens Management Learning: : Lessons Learned
    *Udo Dierk, Management Learning, Siemens, Germany
     
  • Standard Bank: The WINGS Process Takes Wing
    *John Thompson, Standard Bank, South Africa

 

 

Panel Session 5:
New company initiatives in executive development and business driven action learning

  • 3M Action Learning-Lessons learned
    *Jack Stoltzfus, 3M, USA
  • ABN Amro's Leadership Programs: "From Brazil with Velocity"
    *Fernando Lanzer, EVP Group Leadership Development, ABN Amro Bank, The Netherlands
  • Alcan: Action Learning in the Development of High Potentials
    *Florette Guildford, Alcan, Canada
  • Alcatel: New Initiatives Even in the Worst of Times
    *Jan Ginneberge, Alcatel University, France
  • BMW Management Development
    *Klaus Bodel, BMW Group, Germany
  • Bombardier's New Leadership Center and Development Agenda
    *Pierre Ouellette, Bombardier, Germany
    *Karoline Barthel, Senior Advisor Skills Development, Bombardier Transportation, Germany
     
  • De Beers: Enabling the Corporate Culture Change through the Development of Transformational Leaders
    *John Gatherer, Group Manager, Human Resources, and Harry Steadman, MAC, South Africa
  • DuPont: Action Learning in Asia Pacific
    *K.R. Yoon, Manager of Training, Asia Pacific Region, DuPont
  • Johnson & Johnson's First "Virtual" Business Driven Action Learning Program--Lessons Learned
    *Dr. Ron Bossert, Johnson & Johnson, USA,
    *Patricia Levy, Global Executive Learning Network, Canada
    *Dr. Yury Boshyk, Global Executive Learning, France
  • Praxair
    * John Gumpert, Praxair, USA

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Panel Session 6:
Executive dialog on organizational and executive development: needs and issues
  • *Brock Furlong, President, Maple Leaf Foods, Canada
  • *Barry Clare, Non-Executive Director, U.K., Standard Chartered, PLC
     
  • *Chris Rayner, Head of HR and Board member, U.K., Compass Group
  • *Tom Gorrie, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, USA

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Panel Session 7:
Leadership development: present and future
  • Leadership Development--Lessons from the Front Line
    *Tom Cummings, Global Head of Learning and Organization, Unilever, The Netherlands and U.K.
  • ANZ (Australian and New Zealand Bank): Breakout - A Journey in Transformational Leadership
    *Meena Thuraisingham-Clark, Practice Leader, Leadership & Talent, ANZ, Australia
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  • Boeing: Integrating Succession and Leadership Development
    *Stephen Mercer, Vice President of Learning and Leadership Development, The Boeing Company, USA
  • Leaders for the 21st Century
    *Charles Hampden-Turner, co-editor, 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, U.K.

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Panel Session 8:
Effective learning networks and organizations
  • Discovery Process-Catalyzing Strategy, Change and the Leadership Agenda
    *Gert-Jan van Wijk, Associate Director, Centre for Management Development, London Business School, U.K.
  • Interclass: Designing Effective Internal and External Networks
    *Eric Vogt, Chairman and President, Interclass, USA and *Tom Cummings, Unilever, U.K. and The Netherlands
  • Verizon: The Power of "What If….-- Creating Corporate Change Through Customized Case Studies
    *Jeffrey J. Kudlata, Verizon, USA
    *Kate Sweetman, USA
    *Shlomo Maital, TIM-Technion Institute, Israel

  • Measuring Effctiveness: Why ROI Isn't Enough: A shareholder focus may drive ROI evaluation-but stakeholders in the Netherlands want more
    *Mark Jones, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Netherlands
  • The Global Forum as a Community of Practice
    *Yury Boshyk, Global Executive Learning, France

 

 

Panel Session 9:
Motivating people to learn: various approaches in executive education and action learning

  • The Action Learning MBA: A New Approach to Management Education
    *Craig Johnson, Director of Studies, MBA in Engineering Management, University of Bradford, U.K.
  • Building Capability-Business Improvement Projects at ABN Amro Wholesale Bank
    *Dr. Raymond Madden, Head of Academy WCS, Global Head of Learning and Development WCS
  • Action Learning plus eLearning: the BOSNO Experience
    *Han van der Pool, Director, The Heineken Learning Center, The Netherlands
     
  • Pirelli and the Outsourcing of e-Learning and Management Training
    *Donatella DeVita and *Silvia Vanini, Vice President, Leadership and Knowledge Development Pirelli, Italy
  • Emergence of the Authentic Presence: The Role of Action Learning in Reaching the Self
    *James Powell, Professor and Pro-Vice Chancellor, The University of Salford, U.K.

 

 

 

Panel Session 10:
Working Together for Mutual Advantage and Learning: Cooperative Multi-Company Initiatives

  • The European School of Management and Technology: A Cooperative Multi-Company Initiative
    *Udo Dierk, Management Learning, Siemens, Germany
  • Executive Forums: A Way to Develop the EADS Group Vision and Perspectives
    *Gerhard Meier, Corporate Business Academy, The European and Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS) Company, Germany
     
  • Regional Consortiums: the Gordon Institute of Business Science Business Business Driven Action Learning Consortium
    Company Consortium members, and *Nick Binedell, Director and Dean, GIBS, South Africa
  • Over Twenty Years of Action Learning in a Consortium Context: The BOSNO
    International Company Consortium in The Netherlands
    *Han van der Pool, Director, Heineken University, and *Leo Salazar, Program Director, BOSNO International, The Netherlands
  • The International Consortium Program-Evolution, Update and Lessons Learned
    *Tracey Marshall, Global Head of People Advisory and Development, Benfield Group, U.K., and Steering Committee member of the ABB, ABN Amro, Allied Domecq, BHPBilliton, Boeing, Standard Bank and Tata ICP
  • Multinational Company Consortia: Features and Lessons Learned
    *Yury Boshyk, Global Executive Learning, France