2006 - Montreal, Canada hosted by Alcan (Rio Tinto)

Previous Forum Sessions: 2006

 

 

11th Annual Global Forum on
Business Driven Action Learning and Executive Development

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2006 Global Forum Attendees

 

      SESSIONS AND PANELS
    MONDAY, 5 JUNE, 2006
     

    Informal reception and dinner

     
    TUESDAY, 6 JUNE, 2006
    1.

    Workshop and Master Class on business driven action learning

     
    2.

    Trends and Issues

     
    3.

    Question Thinking and Global Leadership Mindset

     
    WEDNESDAY, 7 JUNE 2006
    4.

    New Company and Organizational initiatives

     
    5.

    Updates on Previous Global Forum Presentations

     
    6.

    Workshop: The Dilemmas and Issues of Executive Development Program Directors

     
    THURSDAY, 8 JUNE 2006
    7.

    Networks, Communities of Practice and the Learning Organizations

     
    8.

    Coaching and Teamwork: Experiences from the Field

     
    9.

    Workshop on assessing the return on investment (ROI) for management and executive programs

     
    10.

    Systematic Innovation in Executive Development

     
    FRIDAY, 9 JUNE, 2006
    11.

    My Personal And Organizational Learning Journey: Lessons Learned

     
    12.

    Executive Perspectives on Individual and Organizational Learning

     
    13.

    'Third Generation' Leadership Development with Henry Mintzberg

     
    14.

    Generational Transitions, the Ageing Workforce, and Career Changes

     
     
    Open space and interactive discussions
     

     

     

    MONDAY, 5 JUNE, 2006
    17:00 Informal reception and dinner
       
    TUESDAY, 6 JUNE, 2006
    08:00-09:00 Registration
    09:00-12:00

    Session 1 (PLENARY)
    WORKSHOP AND MASTER CLASS ON BUSINESS DRIVEN ACTION LEARNING

     

    * Klaus Bodel, BMW, Germany
    * Frank Geirschmann, DPWN, Germany
    * Juergen Kuehl, Ciba Speciality Chemicals, Switzerland
    * Lotta Hedberg Eriksson, TeliaSonera, Sweden
    * Erik Iversen, Vice President, Human Resources, NovoNordisk, Switzerland
    * Ted Nguyen, Director, Johnson & Johnson

    * Marilee Adams, President, Inquiry Institute, USA
    * Robert Levy, BrandSpark International, Canada
    * Ian Hall, Glentruim, U.K.

    * Yury Boshyk, Global Executive Learning, Canada-France
    * Chantal Fleuret, GELNetwork, France
    * Patricia Levy, GELNetwork, Canada
    * Calire Meneveau, GELNetwork, France
    * Karl-Georg Degenhardt, GELNetwork, Germany
    * Åke Reinholdsson, GELNetwork, Sweden
    * Harold Weinstein, GELNetwork, USA

    12:00-13:00 LUNCH
    13:30-15:00

    Session 2 (PLENARY)
    TRENDS AND ISSUES

     

    Chairperson: Yury Boshyk

    * Jim Bolt, Chairman, Executive Development Associates, USA
    Results from the 1st Annual ECLF Survey on the Practice of Corporate Learning in Europe

    * Nandani Lynton, VP Executive Education Asia and Professor of Global Business, Thunderbird - the Garvin School of International Management, China and USA

    * Eric Noël, Senior Vice President, North America, Oxford Analytica, Canada
    What are, and what will be, the broader trends affecting corporations and governments?

    15:00-15:30 BREAK
    15:30-16:30

    Session 3 (PLENARY)
    QUESTION THINKING AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP MINDSET

      * Nandani Lynton, VP Executive Education Asia and Clinical Professor of Global Business, Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management,
    * Marilee Adams, President, Inquiry Institute
    16:30-17:30 'HOME TEAM' INTRODUCTIONS AND TRENDS AND ISSUES DISCUSSIONS
    17:30-18:00

    PLENARY REPORT BACK
    * Facilitated by Alf Keogh

    18:00 OPENING RECEPTION
    19:00

    DINNER
    Welcome:
    * Florette Guildford, Director, Management and Executive Development and
       Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Alcan

    * Yury Boshyk, Director, Global Executive Learning

       
       
    WEDNESDAY, 7 JUNE 2006
    08:00-10:00

    Session 4 (PLENARY + BREAKOUT)
    NEW COMPANY & ORGANIZATIONAL INITIATIVES

     

    * BANKSETA, Frank Groenewald, CEO, South Africa and * Glynnis Rengger, Managing Director, Immersion Lab, Canada, * Hyeon-Cheol Bong, Professor, Chonbuk National University and President, KALA, S. Korea
    Socio-economic transformation in the South African Banking Sector –
    the case for "outside in" action learning.
    One of the primary functions of the BANKSETA is to assist in the social transformation of the banking sector and the International Executive Development Programme  (IEDP) aimed at providing opportunities for Historically Disadvantaged People (HDIs) to access development opportunities at the highest levels both locally and internationally. In 2006 the BANKSETA and its Canadian partner, The Immersion Lab organized an action learning program which took twelve Senior Executives from the Banking Sector in South Africa to Canada for six weeks for an accelerated leadership development program.  Designed specifically to support the ambitious objectives of the Financial Services Charter,  the six week Canadian module combined academic learning, onsite workplace days with leading Canadian Banks, “outside in meetings”, networking, and participation in socio-cultural events. 

    * Deloitte & Touche, Canada, Director of Tax, * Mark Robinson and * Gerald Pulvermacher, SVP Hudson Talent Management, Hudson Highland Group, Chicago, Illinois
    Strategic Leadership Development in a Big 4 Global Professional Services Firm
    Deloitte & Touche, Canada’s largest fully integrated professional services firm, post Andersen Tax integration, undertook a 2 year journey to strengthen its Tax Leadership Team and align the competencies of its leaders with the Canadian and Global 2010 strategy. Phase 1 focused on the 26 leaders of tax and consisted of leadership competency identification, gap analysis, individual and team skills training and coaching, and linking to meaningful business outcomes. Phase 2 is focused on more intensive gap analysis, including client interviews, Action Learning and intensive individual and team coaching. Although not yet fully completed, preliminary data suggests positive changes on all success measures.

    * Gordon Institute of Business Science, * Kim Forsyth,  Program Manager, and * Karl Hofmeyr, Professor and Director, Company-Specific Programs, South Africa
    Three levels of action learning – our experience working with different companies who have different needs. Companies have different appetites for action learning. At GIBS we have differentiated between Level 1 – action learning at an individual level, Level 2 – business implementation projects, and Level 3 – high-level action learning

    * Business Driven Action Learning with Chief Executives of  Public Sector Agencies in the North and South of Ireland * Brian Cawley, Assistant Director General, Training and Development, Irish Institute of Public Administration
    This is a unique cross-border Program, partly funded by the European Union, to support collaborative learning in the public sector in Ireland, north and south. It commenced in early 2006 and is aimed at addressing the issue of improving services to public sector clients. Sixteen Chief Executives are engaged in a variety of action learning, benchmarking, and 'outside-in' analysis to support improvements to service.

    * Daerim Construction & Engineering, Hyeon-Cheol Bong, Professor, Chonbuk National University and President, Korean Action Learning Association, South Korea
    From 2002, the S. Korean company, Daerim, has tried to transform its 3 SBUs (strategic business units) into learning organizations using an Action Learning approach. Under the strong sponsorship of top management, the company trained over 200 internal facilitators (in large part, managers), who play the role of learning coaches for the action learning teams (over 300 in this year) and try to help them to solve their operational, tactical, and strategic problems. Approximately 80% of all employees participated in the action learning activities in 2005. In the period from 2002 to 2005, the total sales volume of this company increased 60%. In addition, a learning culture has been established in the organization. This presentation will provide a detail description of this transformation process and a systematic analysis of key success factors as well as the power of Business Driven Action Learning Approach in building learning organizations.

    10:00-10:30 BREAK
    10:30-12:30

    Session 4 (continued) (PLENARY + BREAKOUT)
    NEW COMPANY AND ORGANIZATIONAL INITIAITIVES

    12:30-14:00 LUNCH
    14:00-16:00

    Session 5 (PLENARY + BREAKOUT)
    UPDATES ON PREVIOUS GLOBAL FORUM PRESENTATIONS

     

    * Alcan, Florette Guildford, Director, Management and Executive Development, Canada
    An update of the various company consortium programs organized through the Global Forum.

    * Cathay Pacific, Graham Higgins, Manager, Learning and Development

    * Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Juergen Kuehl, Global Head People Development, Switzerland

    * Investor Group-Novare Academy, Martin Lindstrom, Director, Novare Act, Sweden

    * Nestlé, Bernd Moehle, Corporate Management Development & Sourcing Manager, Switzerland
    This session builds on last year's introduction to ”Nestlé on the move”, a major change initiative across the Group that focuses on the evolution of the leadership capabilities. Under the spotlight are the practical implications related to the development and career planning of the Group's Key People.

    16:00-16:15 BREAK
    16:15-17:45

    Session 6 - Workshop -
    THE DILEMMAS AND ISSUES OF EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DIRECTORS

     

    * TeliaSonera, Lotta Hedberg Eriksson, Sweden

    * Disney, Jane Horan, Hong Kong, China

    * NovoNordisk, Erik Iversen, Vice President, Human Resources, Switzerland

    * Craig Putnal, Caliper and * Harold Weinstein, former CEO, Caliper, USA and GELNetwork

    Are we selecting the most appropriate participants?
     

    17:45-18:45 Home team discussions on the learning from the day
    19:15 Departure by Bus for Dinner in Old Montreal
       
       
    THURSDAY, 8 JUNE 2006
    08:00-09:30

    Session 7 (PLENARY)
    NETWORKS, COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE AND LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS

     

    * DaimlerChrysler, Gerhard Meier, DaimlerChrysler Corporate University, Germany
    This presentation will focus on our present work on the issue of transferring learning into action and investing in creating a sustainable business through learning.

    * Korean Action Learning Association
    Hyeon-Cheol Bong, Professor, Chonbuk National University and President, KALA, S. Korea
    Korean Action Learning Association (KALA), was established in August 2005.  It has 20 company members (including leading companies like Samsung, LG, SK, Hyundai and others) and over 200 individual members. On 25 November 2005 this non-profit organization held its first Korean Action Learning Symposium, in which over 300 HRM & HRD professionals participated. KALA activities include: a monthly Action Learning Forum, Learning Coach Training Program, Action Learning Program Design Workshop, and an annual nationwide Symposium. As a leading organization in Korea, KALA would like to become a major contributor in the research and practice of Action Learning worldwide.

    * South African Regional Forum - * Karl Hofmeyr, Professor, Gordon Institute of Business Science

    * The New Jersey Organizational Development Community * Ted Nguyen, Director, Management Education & Development, Action Learning Practice Leader, Johnson & Johnson and Founder of the Community, USA

    * Networks as a Developmental Tool for Leaders - * Mike Dulworth, Executive Development Associates, USA

    09:30-10:00 BREAK
    10:00-12:00

    Session 8 (PLENARY + BREAKOUT)
    COACHING AND TEAMWORK: EXPERIENCES FROM THE FIELD

     

    Chairperson: * Fernando Lanzer, ABN AMRO Bank, The Netherlands

    * Klaus Bodel, BMW and Karine Remolu-Neumayer, TOP Consulting, Germany
    The Global Challenges of Intercultural (cross cultural) Coaching.

    * Holly O'Grady, Director of Organization Development, VNU and * Judy O'Neil, President, Partners for Learning and Leadership, Inc., USA
    Action Learning and Variations on Coaching

    * Åke Reinholdsson, GELNetwork, Sweden
    Some Thoughts On Giving Feedback

    * Catherine Guelbert, Director for Development and Leadership,
    South East London Strategic Health Authority, U.K.
    Coaching Senior Leaders Through Change

    * Don Haggerty, Director, MBA Program, Coordinator, Champlain Graduate Management Programs, Coordinator, Business & Management Programs, Champlain College, USA
    Reflective Learning for Members of Work-Based Learning Teams and its application to online MBA education. This workshop will examine a qualitative research-based model of reflective learning for action learning team members in the workplace. The application of this model as the pedagogical basis for an online MBA program will then be shared.

    12:00-13:00 LUNCH
    13:00-14:45

    Session 9 (PLENARY)
    WORKSHOP ON ASSESSING THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) FOR MANAGEMENT AND EXECUTIVE PROGRAMS

     

    * Reinout van Brakel, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The Hague, The Netherlands

    14:45-15:00 BREAK
    15:00-17:00

    Session 10 - WORKSHOP: (PLENARY)
    SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION IN EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

     

    * Drew Boyd, Johnson & Johnson
    This workshop will explore the use of systematic innovation and how it is applied at Johnson & Johnson and other companies.  We will learn the framework and tools that create "innovation on command," and then apply those tools to the world of executive development.  The goal of the workshop is to demonstrate the use of systematic tools while actually creating novel concepts ideas that Global Forum participants can use in their programs.

    17:30 Departure by bus for Boat Cruise and Dinner
       
       
    FRIDAY, 9 JUNE, 2006
    08:00-09:00

    Session 11 (PLENARY)
    MY PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING JOURNEY: LESSONS LEARNED

     

    * Dr. Tom Gorrie, Corporate Vice President, Johnson & Johnson, USA

    09:00-11:00

    Session 12 (PLENARY)
    EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVES ON INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANZATIONAL LEARNING

     

    * ABNAMRO Bank, Developing Leaders Day - * Fernando Lanzer, The Netherlands, AIESEC members & Cadbury, * Frances Donegan Ryan, AIESEC Intenational, * Tara Janzen, Vice-President Corporate Development, AIESEC, * Valérie Gendron, AIESEC, Kanwal Dewan, AIESEC, * Philippe Rousseau, AIESEC, *Sylvia Ho, AIESEC, * Samuel Spadoni, AIESEC, * Jean-Philippe Roby, AIESEC, * Muneef Al-Muneef, AIESE

    Developing young talent in emerging markets and developing young talent with leadership potential globally.

    * Bankseta, Frank Groenewald, CEO, South Africa

    * Goldman Sachs, Steffen Landauer, USA
    Goldman Sach’s Pine Street Leadership Development Group offers a number of programs and services to external clients of the firm.  They are invited to learn side-by-side with Goldman Sachs leaders in these Pine Street leadership programs.  We will discuss this approach and offer lessons learned from our experience.

    * Hyundai Oilbank, Young Tae Seo, President & CEO, South Korea

    * Pernod Ricard, Pierre Guillon, France
    Human capital and Human Resource issues facing senior HR and line executives

    * Nanette M. Blandin, President, The Nexus Institute LLC

    Research on Leadership in Complex Organizations
     

    11:00-11:15 BREAK
    11:15-12:30 Session 13 (PLENARY)
    THIRD GENERATION EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
      * Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management, McGill University
    12:30-13:30 LUNCH
    13:30-15:00

    Session 14 (PLENARY)
    GENERATIONAL TRANSITIONS , THE AGEING WORKFORCE AND CAREER CHANGES

     

    Chairperson: * Pierre Guillon, Pernod Ricard, France

    Staying-In and Staying Useful
    Several company representatives will take part in this panel:
    * Michiru Mekata, a freelance journalist will discuss how Japanese companies are dealing with the issue of their ageing workforce.

    Starting Your Own Consultancy: Life after a Corporate Career
    *Alf Keogh, formerly Siemens, Germany;
    *Eric Vaes, formerly, GE, ABB, InBev, Belgium
    Alf and Eric will be joined by other members of the Global Forum community who have started or are about to start their own consultancy

    15:00 CLOSURE