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2017 GLOBAL FORUM THEME:

SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING IN TRANSITION

Warsaw, Poland | Venue: Hotel Bristol | 12-14 June, 2017

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Sunday, 11 June, 2017

Special half-day event: What was Poland like in the Communist era? In small teams, Polish actors and citizens will guide us through an insightful and entertaining journey about life in that era. (Optional and at cost)

Opening Reception at the Hotel Bristol at 17:30

Sessions | Monday, 12 June, 2017

Theme: Societies, Industries and Companies in Transition and Change

01.

08:00 - 10:00 (Plenary)

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

SETTING THE CONTEXT: GLOBAL CHANGE, SOCIETIES, INDUSTRIES AND COMPANIES IN TRANSITION

Brexit, Trump, Erdogan, Putin and Other Global Realities: Why is This Happening and What Does It All Mean? 

*Yury Boshyk,  CEO & Chairman, Global Executive Learning and the Global Forum, formerly Professor, External Business Environment, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, and, Geopolitics and Business Strategy at the Theseus International Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France (Ottawa, Canada)

Globalization and Anti-Globalization: The Role of Technology in Shaping Attitudes and Perspectives

*Brad Benson, Chief of Staff, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Global Operations, Software Services Group, Intel (Santa Clara, USA)

Creating a Risk Leadership Mindset: New Ways for Companies to Monitor and Engage with Hightened Risk

*Alasdair Philip, Managing Partner, Loyd Consulting Group, formerly, Head of Operations USA, DHL Global Forwarding (Washington DC, USA) and *Guillaume Niarfeix, Managing Partner, Loyd Consulting Group, formerly Total (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), 

Security and Risk in the New Era: Cyber "Warfare" and Cyber Security--Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

*Mohan Menon, Co-Founder and CEO, formerly Dell, Dupont and APC, and Rahul Sasi, Co-Founder and  Chief Technology Officer (formerly Senior Engineer, Citrix and Insight), Cloudsek (Bengaluru, India)

Artificial Intelligence based risk and security management. How cloud-based Artificial Intelligence systems are beginning to interact with the web like intelligent human beings.
www.cloudsek.com

 

10:00- 10:30 Break 

02.

10:30 - 12:30 (Plenary Presentation and Panel)

SOCIETAL AND BUSINESS TRANSITIONS IN POLAND, CENTRAL &  EASTERN EUROPE

Plenary Presentations:

What is Required to Develop and Sustain Central and Eastern Europe's Competitiveness?

*Zbigniew Bochniarz, Professor, Kozminski University, Member of the World Academy of Art and Science, Founder of the Center for Nations in Transition at the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Affiliate Faculty, Microeconomics of Competitiveness program, Harvard Business School (Warsaw, Poland)

*Jerzy Kwiecinski, Secretary of State, Ministry of Development, Member of the National Development Council appointed by the President of Poland,  President of the Board of Directors, European Centre of Entrepreunership. Responsible for Poland's develpment and cohension policy and implementation, and with negotiations with the European Commission.

Panel Discussants:

*Piotr Iwaniuk, CEO of Smart Cargo Solutions, formerly Managing Director, DHL Logistics, Poland (Warsaw, Poland)

*Artur Ludwiczak, General Manager at Nutricia (Medical Nutrition Division of Danone), Poland, Russia & CIS, Baltics & Ukraine (Warsaw, Poland)

*Grazyna Lesniak-Lebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw, Poland)

*Maciej Lebkowski, Banker and Business Consultant (Moscow, Russia)

*Danica Purg, Founding President of IEDC-Bled School of Management, and the founding President of the Central and East European Management Development Association  (Bled, Slovenia)

*Pavlo Smoliy, Senior Manager, Finance Consulting and Chartered Accountant, KPMG (London, UK) 

An "outside-in" perspective from the younger generation of Ukrainian citizens and professionals, living and working in the UK.

*Drago Vuina, Vice President, Business Area Europe East, Novo Nordisk, Pharma (Warsaw, Poland)

 

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

03.

 13:30 - 15:30 (Plenary)

 INDUSTRIES IN TRANSITION AND TRANSFORMATION

Digitalization: Challenges and Opportunities for All Industries

*Attila Réti, Senior Director, Digital Transformation, GE Digital (Frankfurt, Germany)

Healthcare: Transitioning to Digital Health and New Services

*Aleksandra Spencer, Head of IT Strategy and Planning, HCA Healthcare, formerly Strategy Consultant, IBM Watson (London, UK)

Consumer Products and Services

*Bengt Eliasson, Nordic Industry Lead, Retail & Consumer Products , IBM (Stockholm, Sweden)

The market for Consumer Products and Services are becoming even more challenging when connected consumers start to get alternative vendors that look smarter, better and cheaper. In the ongoing transformation in the industry it is important to remember that Digitalization is not the destination - it´s a journey - with no end. In order to navigate in this more complex, fast moving world (the VUCA world) there is a need for a holistic approach, on what it takes to strengthen one's position in the market. Some critical questions for leaders in this sector are as follows: Do we have a growth mindset or fixed mindset in the leadership team? Do we have self-managed networks to support an agile transformation? Are we purpose driven or driven by something else ? Do we have the right tools and processes to support the above? Some successes and failures from the industry will be shared.

Banking and Finance

 *Tom Cummings, Senior Advisor, The Global Alliance for Banking on Values, Member Board of Directors, Tallberg Foundation, formerly with Unilever, ABNamro Bank, IMD, and co-author of  "Leadership Landscapes" (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

 The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

  15:30- 16:00 Break 

04.

16:00 - 18:30 (Plenary)

INDUSTRIES IN TRANSITION AND TRANSFORMATION (cont'd) 

Engineering

*Tomas Carlsson, CEO, SWECO (Stockholm, Sweden)

 SWECO is one of the larger European engineering companies active in the fields of construction, architecture, and environmental engineering.

Business Transformation at ThyssenKrupp

*Nihar Satapathy, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Markets and Business Development, ThyssenKrupp North America (Chicago, USA)

The ThyssenKrupp transformation journey: ThyssenKrupp is going through a major transformation from being a steelmaker to a diversified industrial company. This journey is more than just a portfolio re-alignment, it involves multiple aspects that are fundamentally changing the company, its culture, talent, performance orientation and strategic focus  to position it for the 21st century.

Logistics, Supply Chains and Procurement

*Gary Bull, GBhorizons, Independent Advisor to McKinsey, formerly Head of Finance and Business Performance, SABMiller Procurement (Zurich, Switzerland)

 

Grabowska-Tomaszkiewicz19:00 HOTEL BRISTOL

REFRESHMENTS AND DINNER INCLUDING THE GLOBAL FORUM/ROBERT L. DILWORTH AWARD CEREMONY FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE:
*Aleksander Tomaszkiewicz (Violincello) and *Oliwia Grabowska (Piano) (Basel, Switzerland)

DINNER AND AWARD CEREMONY

 

Sessions | Tuesday, 13 June, 2017  

Theme: Leadership and Leaders in Transition

 05.

08:30 - 10:30 (Plenary)

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: TRENDS AND ISSUES IN THE EUROPE, THE MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA, INDIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AMERICA,  AND THE USA

Plenary Presentation:

Research Shows that Present and Next Generation Company Leaders Lack a Major Skill: Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging Others Around It

*Bonnie Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates, and co-author of the recently published book, "Leading with Vision: The Leader's Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce"  (Kansas City, USA)

More than 450 companies surveyed identified that the number one skill lacking and needed by their present and next generation leaders was the ability to create a compelling vision and to engage and align others in the company around it. Results of EDA's latest Survey on Executive Learning and Organizational Development, and discussion about Bonnie's new book, "Leading with Vision". 

Panel Discussants:

*Fernanda Andalaft, Managing and Co-Founding Partner, Decision Dynamics (Santiago, Chile)

*Henry Chandler, Director of Executive Succession Planning and Executive Ledership Development, formerly with SASOL (South Africa), and *Shaun Rozyn, Global Programs Leader, Global Talent Management: Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation, formerly with the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)   

Mitchy Mekata, Journalist, Professional Interpreter and Owner of a Consulting Services Company (Yokohama, Japan)

*Mohan Menon, CEO, Entrepreuner, and Executive Coach (formerly Dell Board Member, Dupont and APC) (Bengaluru, India)

*Kip Meyer, Managing Director, US, Custom Executive Education and *Marc Sosna, Director of the Learning Innovation Unit, IESE Business School (Barcelona, Spain and New York, USA)

 

10:30 - 10:45 Break

06.

 10:45 - 12:45 (Galleria Walk)

LEADERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN TRANSITION: SOCIETAL, COMPANY AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Danone: An Updated Leadership Model--Lessons Learned from Aligning to New Business Needs and Realities

*Thierry Bonetto, Group Learning and Development Director, Global Head of the Danone Academy (Paris, France)

After a very robust leadership development approach and experience, Danone is moving, since 2016, to an updated leadership model anchored in new business needs and realities. 

Women's Leadership in Transition

*Kenneth Rhee, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin, (La Crosse, USA) and co-author, Tracey H. Sigler, Chair and Professor, Department of Management, Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, USA)

Leadership has been in transition since the 60’s and women’s leadership is no exception.  Ever since the feminist movement has empowered women and opened their paths to leadership, women’s leadership has been evolving.   So, after 50 years of evolution, what is the current status of women’s leadership?  We shall discuss our current perception and developmental stage of women’s leadership.  Has it been culminated in a way where we can remove the word "gender" from the leadership vocabulary or is it still in transition, and if so, in what ways? 

Beyond the Triple Bottom Line: Eight Steps Toward a Sustainable Business Model

Francisco Szekely, Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Sustainability at IMD, and co-author of the recently published book "Beyond the Triple Bottom Line" (Austin, USA) (tbc)

Leadership in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and How to Protect Tribal Identity When the Modern World Comes Knocking: My Discussions and Work with Prince Rasheed

*Lars Cederholm. CCT and the MiL Institute (Lund, Sweden)

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, one of the seven union terriitories of India are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea with 572 islands in the territory, a population of 380,000. It is home to many cultural and tribal groups, and is partly inhabited by the only known Paleolithic people on earth, the Sentinelese, who do not desire to have contact with the outside world. How to nurture what keeps us together despite the pressures to adapt to the world that is coming at us faster than we are able to absorb.

Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL) As a Strategic Driver Towards a Transnational Organization: Reflections from  UPS

*Joe Reuter, Vice President, International Human Resources, and *Paul Niemenen, Director, Organization Development, Corporate Office (Atlanta, USA), and *Karina Kosnick, Supervisor HR Leadership and Talent Development, UPS  (Warsaw, Poland)

 

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

07.

 13:45- 15:45 (Galleria Walk)

DEALING WITH LEADERSHIP  CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Best Strategy is One That is Being Implemented: How to Align and Engage All Employees, and Execute on Strategy

 *Per Ericson, Senior Vice President, Group Staff, People and Organization, Husqvarna Group, and *Gunnar George, Compassion Communication (Stockholm, Sweden)

Learning, aligning and engaging when the new strategy for the Husqvarna Group was introduced in 2014. Experiences from the initial learning phase with dialog meetings and from the whole change process (new customer segmentation and branding, new organization, new targets, enhanced culture and focus on key behaviors). Net sales has grown 19% the last three years and consolidated income has increased 130%, share price has doubled. Husqvarna Group is a global leading producer of outdoor power product for forest, park and garden care. Products include chainsaws, trimmers, robotic lawn mover and ride-on movers. The Group is also the European leader in garden watering products, and a global leader in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. Our products are sold to consumers and professionals in more than 100 countries and the Group has 13.000 employees in 40 countries. 

The New Transformational Leadership Development Framework for L'Oreal

*Sylvie Dangelser, Global Vice President, HR, Director of Learning for Development International, and *David Arnera, Deputy Director Learning for International Development, L’Oreal (Paris, France)

Mindful Leadership: From Adaptation to Creation of the Future

*Stefano Olmeti, Global leadership coach, and Adjunct Professor of Leadership, School of Leadership and Education Sciences, University of San Diego, formerly Head of Executive Coaching, The World Bank, and Head, Learning and Development and Policies at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (San Diego. USA)

  15:45 - 16:00 Break

08.

16:00 - 18:00 (Plenary)

LEADING HIGH PERFORMANCE INDIVIDUALS AND TEAMS

Coaching and Advising Olympic Team Coaches, Athletes and Teams: Some Lessons Learned for Leaders and for Companies

*Rasmus Moller, Executive Advisor, High Performance Expert, DoubleYou Partners, and *Jakob Hansen,  sport psychologiy consultant, working with Team Denmark that includes Olympic coaches, athletes, and teams (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Get your mind game right! Mental toughness in sport has traditionally, in Western cultures, been built on the “macho-anecdotal” assumption that the experience and subsequent expression of any “negative” emotion indicates a lack of mental toughness--that optimal performance comes only with high self-confidence, with the aim of convincing yourself that you are, and will be, successful. Having the right feelings was the defining factor. However, new evidence-based research on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) psychology provides convincing evidence that present strategies and approaches do not work, and in many cases harm performance. In this interactive and experiential session we shall illustrate and discuss what mental toughness and performing under pressure really means, and what the future holds for developing high performing individuals and teams. Using the sports sector as an illustrative example, we hope this session will inspire all who work with high performing individuals and teams in both the private and public sectors either as coaches or as leaders.

 

18:30 REFRESHMENTS AND DINNERdelicja polska

Restauracja Delicja Polska (award-winning restaurant within walking distance from the Hotel Bristol) | Website

 


 

Sessions | Wednesday, 14 June, 2017  

Theme: Learning in Transition

09.

08:00 - 10:00 (Galleria Walk)

EXECUTIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING: GOOD DEMONSTRATED PRACTICES

Organizational Learning in Action: The Novo Nordisk Experience

*Niels Henrik B. Kristiansen, Lead Auditor of the Organizational Audit, "Values Auditor" (facilitator), Vice President, Novo Nordisk (Copenhangen, Denmark)

Learning from Tech Entrepreuners in the Digital Era: Sharing Lessons Learned

*Martin Kwaśnica, CEO and Co-Founder, formerly with CI Games and Atari  and *Michal Sroczynski, Co-Founder and Game Director, Cherrypick Games (Warsaw, Poland) 

Cherrypick Games was founded in 2014. The company creates mobile and computer games such as the very popular "My Hospital“, "Auctioneer" and "Touchdown Hero", and is about to go for an IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Martin was formerly with CI Games  and Atari and has worked and lived as well in Frankfurt and Lyon, and involved with the worldwide bestsellers, "Sniper Ghost Warrior" and "Lords of The Fallen". 

Michele McConomy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Corporate Innovation Services, RocketSpace (San Francisco, USA) (tbc)

RocketSpace has worked with over a thousand top tech start ups and some of the world's largest coporations to provide speed and direction to digital and business innovation.

RockerSpace.com

Tomasz Czechowicz, Founder, MCI, an investment fund for technology start ups. (Warsaw. Poland) (tbc)

Post-Executive Program Learning-What Sustainable Value is Created?

*Michellana Jester, Sloan School of Management, MIT and Associate, Global Executive Learning (Cambridge, USA)  and *Harold Weinstein, Senior Partner, Global Executive Learning (Philadelphia, USA)

The VAKOG Model in Action Learning Programs

*Klaus Bodel, Excellence Management Consulting, formerly with BMW (Munich, Germany)

The VAKOG model is the abbreviation of the five senses of action and reflection activities based on our channels of perception: eyes, ears, body, nose and mouth.

New Intitiaves with Action Learning

*Bernhard Hauser, Consultant and Honorary Professor for Change Management, University of Applied Management, formerly with Siemens (Munich, Germany)

On the founding of the recenty established Deutsches Institut für Critical Action Learning (DICAL) and the International Network for Organizational Development and Coaching (INOC). Critical Action Learning (CAL) gains growing attention. In this contribution I will highlight two developments which came about recently and invite you to discuss and collaborate.

  10:00 - 10:30 Break

10.

10:30 - 12:30 (Plenary)

LIFE LONG LEARNING IN THE DIGITAL AGE 

*Anand Chopra-McGowan, Head of EMEA, General Assembly (London, UK)

General Assembly is a global education startup  (featured in the Economist, 14 January 2017) focused on helping individuals and large companies build the skills they need to succeed in the digital age. In particular, Anand will share in-depth case studies and lead a discussion around the role of large companies in creating the culture, structure, and investment setup to ensure their employees can embrace the new world of "lifelong learning".

Learning Expeditions: Accelerated Leadership, Team, and Organizational Learning--Some Company Experiences and Lessons Learned

*Chantal Fleuret  (Valbonne, France) , *Karl-Georg Degenhardt (Baden-Baden, Germany), *Ake Reinsholdsson (Stockholm, Sweden), Senior Partners, and *Yury Boshyk, CEO & Chairman Global Executive Learning (Ottawa, Cannada)

Company experiences from among others: Air France, Axel Johnson, BHP Billiton, Boeing, Danone, GE, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Seco Tools (Sandvik), Siemens, and Wipro throughout Europe, in Silicon Valley and the New York area, Bangalore and New Delhi in India, S. Korea, Japan, southern Africa, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and Bejing, Shanghai and Dalian in China (tbc) 

*Thierry Bonetto, Group Learning and Development Director, Global Head of the Danone Academy (Paris, France)

*Anders Ericsson, Head of R&D and Strategy, Seco Tools (Sandvik) (Fagersta, Sweden) 

"Character Education"-- Amazing Schools and the Leaders of Tomorrow

*Charles Margerison, Amazing People Worldwide and Team Management Systems (Brisbane, Australia and London, UK)

I have funded a major initiative with Meridian High School, South London, through my social enterprise work. This is part of what is called in the UK as "Character Education'"- that complements Curriculum Education. The Character Education focuses more on applied psychology for student self development with regard to values, confidence, resilience, teamwork, courage, mutual support, innovation and other key issues. The British Government have made this a policy initiative, as they now realise that the next generation needs more than content and qualifications on paper. In addition, we are now working with other schools to support initiatives to develop the leaders of tomorrow. The aim is to extend the work to other countries and we have been invited to contribute in Bulgaria, Iceland, USA, Australia and New Zealand. An integral part of the initiatives is to introduce the teachers and students to the principles of action learning .  I see the session as an opportunity for participants to have a discussion on what they feel can be done in their own countries to facilitate the development of tomorrow's leaders - where we focus not on leadership in terms of a role or career, but in terms of contribution and achievement.

 

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

11.

13:30 - 15:30 (Plenary)

THE FUTURE OF LEARNING: TECHNOLOGICAL AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

Leveraging Multicultural Teams and Lessons Learned with Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL)

*Maria Cristina Iacazio, Chief Financial Officer and HR Director, Toyota Material Handling, formerly with Ferrari (Bologna, Italy) and *Gunnar George, Compassion Consulting, and Associate, Global Executive Learning (Stockholm, Sweden)

The Future of Learning 

*Michellana Jester, Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management (Cambridge, USA)

On the Implications of Virtual and  Augmented Reality for Training and Learning

*Mats Eliasson, CEO and Co-Founder, One Reality (Stockholm, Sweden) 
Website / YouTube

 

15:30 - 15:45 Break

12.

15:45 - 17:00 (Plenary)

WISDOM PANEL

The Sharing of Transformational Experiences of Llfe and Work and Lessons Learned by Some Global Forum Community Members

*Ian Hall, Co-Founder, Glentruim Change Agents, co-author, with Jo Cumming, most recently, The Change Management Toolkit; and previously, Achieving Results Through Action Learning; Leadership Pocket Companion, and other publications (UK)

*Grazyna Lesniak-Lebkowska, Professor, Warsaw School of Economics (Warsaw, Poland)

*Danica Purg, Founding President of IEDC-Bled School of Management, and the founding President of the Central and East European Management Development Association,  (Bled, Slovenia)

*Shaun S.R. Rozyn, Global Programs Leader, Global Talent Management: Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporationformerly, Executive Director, Executive Education at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, South Africa (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

From supplier to buyer: Five insights into executive development from a business school executive turned corporate executive. Reflections on the knowledge and insights gained from entering a dynamic global corporation and inner workings behind the design of a global education initiative, the level of stakeholder engagement and onboarding and the complexity of the processes to ultimately identify a specific talent pool for chosen initiatives. 

https://www.sabic.com/en

13.

17:00 - 18:00 (Plenary)

SUMMARY (Panel) and RETROSPECTIVES

PRESENTATION-- THE VENUE AND THEME OF THE 2018, 23rd GLOBAL FORUM ON STRATEGIC CHANGE, LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING

  19:00 FINAL DINNER der elefant

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