2009 - San Jose, USA hosted by Intel

  Previous Forum Sessions: 2009


14th Annual Global Forum on
Business Driven Action Learning and Executive Development,
San Jose, USA

Some of the Attendees 2009



SUNDAY, 21 JUNE, 2009
18:00Registration and Reception at the Dolce Hayes Mansion
MONDAY, 22 JUNE, 2009
  (*indicates confirmed presenter); (Global Forum Partners’ Program begins)
08:00 - 08:45Welcome, Introductions and Overview

*Yury Boshyk and *Debra Johnson , Director in Human Resources, Intel

Report on the Previous Global Forum, *Dr. Bong, President, Korean Action Learning Association

Participant Introductions

Overview of Future Trends, Issues and Concerns: *Yury Boshyk

09:00 - 11:00

Session 1
The Future of Executive Development Worldwide


*Klaus Bodel, Managing Director, BMW, Germany

*Lockheed Martin, Marilyn Figlar, Vice President, Leadership and Organizational Development, USA
Lockheed Martin’s action learning programs, its new Leadership Center and plans for future executive development (by videoconference)

*Mebs Loghdey, Head of Corporate Development, Imperial College, U.K.

*Mohan Menon, Managing Director, Sentient, formerly Director, Dell Computers, India

*Evan Berrett, Global Management Development, Intel, USA

*Bernd Möhle, formerly Alcoa, Nestlé, and Nobel, Switzerland
A practitioner’s perspective with multinational companies and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

*Scott Saslow, Executive Director, Institute of Executive Development, USA
"Executive Development, 2.0" - Observations and recommendations by The Institute of Executive Development, based on various market studies and interactions across The Institute client base.  What will Executive Development, 2.0 look like?  What is required to be a successful practitioner in the new "version" for the profession?

11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 13:00

Session 2
The Future of Executive Development Worldwide—Participant Views


Facilitation by *Jim Bolt, Chairman, Bolt Consulting, formerly Xerox, and editor of The Future of Executive Development, USA

*George Consolver, formerly Director, TI Strategy Process, Texas Instruments, USA

13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 16:00

Session 3
History, Evolution and Future of Action Learning


*Verna J. Willis, Associate Professor Emerita, Georgia State University, USA, co-author, Action Learning: Images and Pathways, the first to advocate and coin the term “Chief Learning Officer”, USA

*Wolfgang Braun, CEO, META M&A, formerly Daimler, and Doctoral Candidate at the Technische Universität München, Germany

*Kershini Govender, Joint Head: Group Strategy, Nedbank, South Africa
My experiences as an action learning and advisor in an action learning program for women executives  aimed at developing a talent pool of women within the South African financial services sector.

*Alasdair Philip, Regional Manager, East Region USA, DHL Global Forwarding, USA
An action learner’s perspective

*Yury Boshyk , Chairman, Global Executive Learning Network , editor of Business Driven Action Learning: Global Best Practices, and Action Learning Worldwide: Experiences of Leadership and Organizational Development, co-editor of Action Learning: History and Evolution (forthcoming) and Action Learning and Its Applications (forthcoming) both with the late Lex Dilworth, Canada

16:00 - 16:30Break
16:30 - 18:00

Session 4
Parallel Workshops


1. The Primary and Practical Uses of Questions in Action Learning

*Marilee Adams, Inquiry Institute, author of The Art of The Question and Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, USA

*Carmella Granado, Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Flextronics, USA

*Beatriz Pyle, President Pyle Consulting Group, Inc., formerly Director of Organization Development, Siemens Building Technologies, USA

2. Action Learning Programs: What Are the Minimum Requirements?

*Barbara Gutmann, Head of Management Development and Group Executive Development, Volkswagen, Germany

*Hyeon-Cheol Bong, Professor, Chonbuk National University and President, Korean Action Learning Association, S. Korea

3. Process on Global and Action Learning Teams and its Relationship to Effectiveness and Outcomes

*John W. Bing, Chairman and Founder, ITAP International, USA
Author of the Peace Corps’ first cross-cultural training guide, and ITAP’s International Team Process Questionnaire with Geert Hofstede, recipient of ASTD’s International Practitioner of the Year Award.

*Verna J. Willis, Associate Professor Emerita, Georgia State University, USA, co-author, Action Learning: Images and Pathways, USA

We intend to discuss how to measure process on teams, with particular focus on global teams and action learning teams, and the relationship between process and effectiveness.

Refreshments & Dinner (in the hotel)

A Special Tribute to Robert Lexow (Lex) Dilworth (1936-2009), Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University, author, and one of Action Learning ‘s Leading Figures

Global Forum Award Ceremony for Outstanding Contributions to Action Learning and Executive Development
TUESDAY, 23 JUNE, 2009
 (Photos from Previous Day)
08:00 - 08:30

After Learning Review

Action Learning Teams (Sets) in plenary

08:30 - 10:00

Session 5
Parallel Workshops (In Plenary)


Simulations in Action: But Is This Action Learning?

(Community members choose one simulation as this will involve active participation)

1. *Carmella Granado, Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Flextronics and
*Stephen Mercer, SRM Consulting, former VP, Leadership Development, The Boeing Company, and Program Director, General Electric, Crotonville, USA and *Tom Conine, President, TRI Corporation, USA

2. *Laura DeBacker, Senior Director of Leadership, Employee Engagement and Performance, Sun Microsystems, and 
*Dan Parisi, Executive VP, BTS, USA, *Jessica Parisi, VP Partner, BTS, USA

10:00 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 12:00

Session 6
The Future of Leadership


What Kind of Executive Leaders Will We Need in Future?

*Jaber Abdul Wahab, Chairman, Bridgeway Group of Companies, Dubai, UAE

Future Leaders

*John O’Neil, author of The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing At Life, and senior executive coach, USA

12:00 - 13:00Buffet Lunch
13:00 - 14:30

Where Are We Going? Anthropology, Society, Technology and Learning

*Genevieve Bell, Director, User Experience Group, Digital Home Group, Intel, and co-author with Paul Dourish, Telling Techno-Cultural Tales (forthcoming), USA

14:45 - 16:15

Session 7
"Ice Cold Courage: The Shackleton Experience"


Three-Dimensional Lessons in Bold, Transformational Leadership

*Scott Eck, Managing Director, Executive Development Concepts, USA
16:15 - 16:30Break
16:30 - 17:15

Session 8
Developing Executive Leaders Today and Tomorrow at Shell


*Paddy Coyne, Global Head of Leadership Development, Shell International, The Netherlands

17:15 - 18:45

Session 9
New Company and Organizational Initiatives (Part 1)


Galleria Walk format: Informal Discussions

*Agility Logistics, Omar Assil, Manager, Leadership Development, Kuwait and
*Bill and *Pat Wiggenhorn, Main Captiva LLC, USA

*Electronic Arts, Andy Billings, VP, Profitable Creativity and Organizational Effectiveness, USA

*Juniper Networks, Susan Lovegren , Vice President of Business Aligned  Human Resources, *Deborah Barber, Principal Jackson Hole Group, *Barbara Elsberg , Consultant, USA
Using Action learning for Building Organization Capacity: A Work in Progress

*Nedbank, Kershini Govender, Joint Head: Group Strategy, South Africa
Strategy in turbulent times sighting learnings and experience from the journey of Nedbank Group Limited, one of the big four banks in South Africa.

*Action Learning in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom: Paul Shannon, Medical Doctor, Consultant Anaesthetist and Divisional Clinical Director (Family Services, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals, National Health Service Foundation Trust, U.K.

18:45 - 19:00Break
19:00 - 20:30

Session 10
New Company, Organizational and Personal Initiatives (Part 2)


Galleria Walk format: Informal Discussions

*Lockheed Martin, Catherine Merdian, Program Manager, Leadership and Organizational Development, Lockheed Martin, USA

*Praxair, John Gumpert, Executive Director, Human Resources, USA

*St. Luke’s Hospital, Bob Zimmel, SVP Human Resources and *Jan Wilmott, Senior Consultant EDA, former Head of Talent Development, UBS and Director Executive Development, The Boeing Company, USA
An action learning program and talent approach in a public hospital in Pennsylvania

*Standard Bank, Christine M. Williams, Director, Executive Leadership Development, South Africa
New directions and new approaches to executive development by one of the world’s major “emerging market” banks

*Synopsys, Linda Lubin Thompson, Vice President of Global Leadership & Learning, USA

*What a Typical College Student Learned from Mickey Mouse at the Most Magical Place on Earth: The Walt Disney World: Bumin Bong, Student, Honors Program, The Kelley School of Business, Indiana University at Bloomington, USA


Refreshments and Outdoor Barbecue Dinner with Jazz Band (Dolce Hayes Mansion)

 (Photos from Previous Day)
08:00 - 08:30

After Learning Review

Action Learning Teams (Sets)

08:30 - 10:15

Session 11
Parallel Workshops


1. Speed Learning: The Way of the Future?

*Klaus Bodel, Managing Director, BMW, Germany and *Karine Rémolu, Managing Director, TOP Systemic Consulting, France
BMW’s entry into the Formula 1 racing competition has taught it many lessons including about “speed learning”. How have these been implemented in other areas of the business? Test drive not included.

2. The  “Outside-In” Future Imperative: Learning and Sharing with Others

Participants will have a chance to speak with company representatives on their best practices and issues and how they utilize and engage their suppliers, customers and stakeholders in learning and business development in China, Europe, India, Japan, South Africa, South and North America

Company representatives by video conference:

*Constantin Buko, SABMiller, U.K.
How to get the most out of an Action Learning program?
Facilitated by Harold Weinstein

*Paul Culleton, Johnson & Johnson, Europe
How to complement our desire for higher quality and consistent employee experiences in leadership development?
Facilitated by: Abdul Tahir

*Ruth Gertler, General Electric, Europe and USA
Imagine if we could invest in even more people in a downturn.
Facilitated by: Chantal Fleuret

*Steffen Landauer, Hewlett Packard, USA
New trends in executive leadership development.
Facilitated by: Steffen Landauer

*Gerhard Meir, Daimler, Germany
The re-organisation of the executive leadership development in this time of economical downturn and profound changes.
Facilitated by: Ira Cohen

*Mitchy Mekata, YZ Company , Japan
New challenges of Japanese companies towards Executive Development.
Facilitated by: Mitchy Mekata

*Elisabeth Milton-Hemmingsen, SAS, Germany
How the outside-in has in some ways changed her and her job and has created some business opportunities for some of her colleagues?
Facilitated by: Patricia Levy

*René Stautmeister, BASF, Germany
BASF’s leadership and employees development of the future.
Facilitated by: Bernd Möhle

*K. R. Yoon, DuPont Korea, S. Korea
How to develop Local Leader in DuPont Asia Pacific?
Facilitated by Åke Reinholdsson

3. The Future of Business School Education

*Darden, Nancy Dunnells, USA

*Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, Nick Binedell, Professor and Dean, South Africa

*IESE, Kip Meyer, Spain

*Imperial College, Mebs Loghdey, U.K.

*Stanford Graduate School of Business, Garth Saloner, Dean and Professor of Electronic Commerce, Strategic Management, and Economics, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Director of the Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship,  USA

10:15 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:30

Session 12
Executive Development in Indonesia: The Next Frontier


*Abdul Rahim Tahir, Chairman, The Chartered Institute of Logistics, Indonesia and *Marco Chan,  Managing Principal and CEO, V2 Leadership Group, USA

11:30 - 13:30

Session 13
The Future of Social Networking and Technology for Executive Development and Action Learning


The business case for leveraging technology in executive development, the landscape of options, and key success factors.

*Susan Healy Feland, Project Director, Leadership in Focus, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA

*Jeff Munks, Deputy Executive Learning Officer, U.S. Navy

*Scott Saslow, Executive Director, Institute of Executive Development, USA

*Marko Satarain, Director Talent Management, Gap International, USA

13:30 - 14:30Lunch
14:45Departure by Buses to Company Locations and Dinner
15:15 - 18:00

Session 14
Action Learning Clinics


Visits and Discussions at:

*Intel, Innovation Workshop facilitated by Debra Whitaker, Senior Consultant, Executive Leadership, Learning and Development, and Herman D’Hooge, Innovation Strategist and Director of the Intel Futures Lab, USA

*VW Electronics Research Lab
Warren Buffet and Andy Grove maintain that the USA must develop an excellent electric car to compete in the future. Some are further ahead than others. Test drives are included.

*Gap International, Talent Management discussion facilitated by Marnie Ewing, Talent Management, and * Marko Satarain, Director Talent Management, USA


Refreshments and Dinner in the hotel hosted by Intel

Presentation of the 15th Annual Global Forum (21-24 June) 2010 venue

 (Photos from Previous Day)
08:00 - 08:30

After Learning Review

Action Learning Teams (Sets)

09:00 - 11:00

Session 15
Parallel Follow-Up Workshops


1. Social Networking and Technology, Executive Development and Action Learning (Part 2)

A hands-on, “how to” workshop, continuing on from their presentation from last year’s Global Forum in Seoul.

Chairperson: *Drew Boyd, *Director, Marketing Mastery, Johnson & Johnson , USA

*Christian Verstraete, Hewlett Packard, Belgium (by video conference)

*Ed Heinbockel, CEO, Visual Purple, USA

*Jan Wilmott, Senior Consultant EDA, former Head of Talent Development, UBS and Director Executive Development, The Boeing Company, USA

2. Question Thinking Workshop: Reinforcing “Q before P” in Action Learning
Chairperson: *Marilee Adams, Inquiry Institute, author of The Art of The Question and Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, USA

3. Action Learning: Issues and Questions (Part 2)
*Barbara Gutmann, VW, Germany,
*Evan Berrett, Global Management Development, Intel, USA

4. The Future of Coaching
*Ake Reinholdsson, Global Executive Learning Network, Sweden,
*Harold Weinstein, Global Executive Learning Network, USA,
*Mohan Menon, Sentient, India
*Brian Underhill, co-author of Executive Coaching for Results: The Definitive Guide to Developing Organizational Leaders, and founder of CoachSource, USA

5. Recent Research Results and Research (and Developments) in Progress

How to Transform the Mindset of an International Public Institution into a Performance Driven Organisation: Culture Change and Decentralisation, *Veronique Kabongo, World BankIFC, EMEA Rewards Manager, USA

New Methods and Techniques for Evaluating the Business Contribution and Value of Human Resources, *Wolfgang Braun, CEO, META M&A, formerly Daimler, and Doctoral Candidate at the Technische Universität München, Germany

Global Executive Development: Recent Research Results: *Nancy Thomas, Institute of Executive Development and  *Ellie Hall, Executive Consultant, DDI, USA

Women in Asia: *Jane Horan, Hong Kong

*Japan Study: Culture, Mentality and Gender Transformation: *Mitchy Mekata, President, YZ Company and freelance journalist for the business press, Japan
An extensive qualitative survey on the quality of life in Japan among women and its implications for cultural and business transformation

11:00 - 12:00

Session 16
Plenary Session: Reflection, Summing Up, Next Steps and Closure


The Global Forum Retrospective facilitated by *Debra S. Lavell, Organizational Learning Program Manager, Corporate Platform Office (CPO), Intel Corporation and *Yury Boshyk



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