27th Global Forum
Program

Sunday, 26 May, 2024

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Optional City Tour

Recommended Self-Organized “Hop on Hop Off” Bus Tours of Berlin

Venue

We recommend a bus-tour with City-Circle.

Starting point: Friedrichtrasse corner Unter den Linden (5 minutes walk from the hotel). Tickets (24 hour tour) can be purchased directly at the hotel.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

“Warm Up” Session

Why Do So Many Think Berlin is So “Special” and What Does It Mean to Be a “Berliner”?

All are welcome!

Venue

NH Collection Mitte Friedrichstrasse Hotel

Panel

Christina Müschen
DHL Group (Germany)

Ingeborg Diebold-Molster
People, leadership snd organizational development with corporations, start ups & scale ups, executive coach, entrepreneur, and facilitator (Germany)

Thorsten Helmert
Interim Management & Business Consultant (Germany)

Francis Bidault
Professor Emeritus at ESMT, Managing Director Startup Sim (Germany / France)

Konstantin Mihov
Group Transformation Executive, Continental (Germany)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception and Registration

with Refreshments and finger food

Venue

NH Collection Mitte Friedrichstrasse Hotel

All are welcome!

Monday, 27 May, 2024 at ESCP Berlin

Themes of the Day: Strategic Transformations - “Purpose, Hope and Future Forward” 

6:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Breakfast at the Hotel

Venue

NH Hotel Friedrichstrasse

7:30 AM

Bus Transfer

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From Hotel (NH) to ESCP (Campus)

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome Coffee

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ESCP Campus

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 1:

Welcome and Introduction

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ESCP Campus

Speaker

Yury Boshyk
Global Executive Learning, Member of the Global Forum Organizing Team
(Canada)

Speaker

Frank Jacob
Rector, and Professor, ESCP Business School Berlin (Germany)

Kai Uwe Bindseil
Head of Division Healthcare, Industry, Infrastructure at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology (Gerrmany)

Sven Scheid
Director Executive Education, ESCP Business School Berlin (Germany)

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Session 2:

The Wider Context of Transformations: Critical Issues Facing Us All

Venue

ESCP Campus

Moderator

Yury Boshyk
Global Executive Learning, Member of the Global Forum Organizing Team
(Canada)

A Reason for Optimism During a Time of Continual Transition: Humility, Pragmatism and Hope

This interactive session will focus on approaches to create stability, leadership and growth for nation states and key industries in a time of continual transition

Speaker

Brad Benson
Board Member, Strategic Advisor, Executive Coach, formerly VP, Intel
(USA)

How Environmental and Biodiversity Breakthroughs Over the Past 50 Years Inspire Action and Hope for the Next Half-Century

Björn Gillsäter
Advisor to The World Bank, Special Representative to the United Nations (Sweden and USA)

Enhancing Private, Social and Public Sector Alignment for a Collaborative Future Forward

Lisa Witter
CEO, at Apolitical Foundation & Co-Founder, Apolitical Academy (Germany)

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session 3:

Industry 4.0, Transforming to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI revolutionizes business operations--welcome to the VUCA world of exponential changes: if innovations took years, with AI we are in hyper-speed (months). This in turn has a big impact on leadership, and how to lead in turbulent times. Choosing the right digital Strategy and AI tools becomes imperative to Transformation. Business Driven Action Learning (learning by doing) is the best approach for guiding leaders

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Wolfgang Braun
Digital Board Advisor, CEO and Founder, meta m&a, VP MIT Alumni Club (Germany)

Jim Myrick
CTO Serious Fun (USA)

12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch

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Kantine

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Session 4:
Format: “Galleria Walk”

Interactive World Tour by and with Global Forum Participants:

Present and Future Issues of Concern

 

 

 

Venue

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Session 5:

Insights from Innovators and about Innovation

 

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Plenary

Panel

Demystifying AI: Creating Your Own ChatGPT Bot for Experiential and Action Learning Programs

An interactive discussion of new GPT’s for a wide variety of business skills (innovation, branding, influence, sales, and so on). We’ll create a unique one for the Global Forum while showing how participants can customize it for their specific programs

Drew Boyd
Professor of Marketing and Innovation, University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Author, Innovation Specialist and Consultant (USA)

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Intrapreneurship

René Mauer
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ESCP Business School Berlin, and one of the founders of Effectuation Intelligence, a cornerstone of entrepreneurship theory and as a cocreative practice to foster innovation in many areas (Germany)

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

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3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 6:

Workforce and Workplace: People Development, Upskilling and Reskilling

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Plenary

The Pharma Industry Experience

Stefan Bauer
Director, Transformation and Strategy for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Eli Lilly and Company (Germany)

Leadership Transformation in Family-Owned Small and Medium-Size Enterprises (SMEs)

Lisa Sachau
CEO, Kibek (Germany)

Eva Schulz-Kamm
Principal at AvS Advisors (Germany)

Are We Really Preparing Our Leaders for the Future?

Sabine Weishaupt
Chapter Head, Future Leadership Design, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 7:

Lessons Learned from Leading Transformations

Panel

Venue

Plenary

Presenter

“Stay in the Room”

Nicolas Helary
Managing Director and CFO, at Pintsch, formerly Member of the Managing Board and Managing Director CFO, Vossloh Cogifer (France-Germany)

“Staying Ambidextrous, Adaptable and Agile”

Andreas Fritz
President, Asia Pacific Ceratizit Group, formerly Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Seco Tools (Italy)

"One Team, One Language, One Process”:
How We Implement Large-Scale Transformations at Continental

Konstantin Mihov
Group Transformation Executive, Continental (Germany)

Reflections on Experiences of Leading and Implementing Transformations

Tiziana Keller
Founder and Managing Partner, TKVALUE Consulting, Head of Business Strategy Transformations, and member of the boards of Pierre Fabre and Essilor Luxottica Group. (France)

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Bus Transfer to Bertelsmann (Unter den Linden 1)

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Global Forum/Gen. Robert “Lex” Dilworth Award for Outstanding Contributions

Ceremony

 

 

European Launch of Recently Published Books by Global Forum Members

Codevelopment Action Learning for Business, Cocreate. Accelerate. Grow - by Maxime Paquet, Nathalie Sabourin, Nathalie Lafranchise, Ron Cheshire

Aha. Wow Yes. How to Accelerate Learning, Collaboration and Transformation - by Gunnar George

The Leadership Theatre: Releasing Leaders from the Masks They Wear - by Rose Pillay

 

Dinner at Bertelsmann.

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Bar / Restaurant

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Walking Return to hotel (5 minutes)

Tuesday, 28 May, 2024 at Bertelsmann

Theme for the Day: Leadership & Learning

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast Hotel

Venue

NH Collection Mitte Friedrichstrasse Hotel

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Walk from the hotel to Bertelsmann (15 minutes)

Venue

Bertelsmann | Unter den Linden 1

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome Coffee

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Winter Garden

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 8:

Debrief of the Previous Day’s Sessions

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Plenary

Facilitator

Michellana Jester
Learning Experience Designer, Senior Lecturer, Global Economics and Management Group MIT Sloan School, Member of the Global Forum Organizing Team, and Global Executive Learning (USA)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 9:

Towards a World of Hope and Empathy

Venue

Plenary

Speaker

“A World of Hope and Joy”: How to Accelerate Learning, Collaboration and Transformation

Gunnar George
Managing Director of Compassion Communication, and author (Sweden)

Taking Emotions into Account for Business Organizations

Bernhard Hauser
Professor of Change Management and Action Learning, University of Applied Management, author, and consultant (Germany)

We Need Neurosensitivity for Transformations

What does “neurosensitive” mean and how to understand deep-level and perceptual diversity, as well as creating safe spaces to unlock neurodiverse potential and initiating change from within.

Friederike Leibinger
Sensitivity Coaching (Germany)

The Barcelona Global Forum Action Group on “Hope”

Ingeborg Diebold-Molster
Moderator and other members of the group (Germany)

Real and Collaboratiive Sustainability in Action: The DHL Group Experience

Volker Ratzmann
EVP Corporate Public Affairs, DHL Group (Germany)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Break

Venue

Winter Garden

11:15 AM - 12:15 AM

Session 10:

New Leadership and Leadership Development Paradigms and Practices

Venue

Plenary

Speaker

What is “Eclectic” Leadership?

The development of principles for a holistic and effective leadership framework

Michael Hagemann
VP Change & Transformation Engagement & Enablement, DHL Group, (Germany)

Toyota: Where Are We Now?

Maria Cristina Iacazio
Group Chief Financial Officer, HR and Sustainability Director at Toyota Material Handling Italia, and TMHIT Group Board Member, HR Management Team Toyota, (Italy)

How the Supply of Energy in Germany has Changed Leadership Thinking about Strategy, Leadership and Growth Beyond Traditional Markets.

Andreas Ostrowicki
Managing Partner, BGS Beta-Gamma-Service (Germany)

Business Buddhism

Bengt Eliasson
CEO of Stickfiller, Board member, IQChef, formerly with IBM (Sweden)
and
(tbc) Lars Cederholm
(Sweden)

The Leadership Theatre: Releasing Leaders from the Masks They Wear

Rose Pillay
Group Senior L&D Consultant: Leadership Development, Old Mutual, formerly, Regional L&D Adviser (Africa), British High Commission Pretoria (South Africa)

12:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Session 11:

The Future of Learning and Education

Venue

Plenary

Moderator

Michellana Jester
Learning Experience Designer and Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan (USA)

(tbc) Danica Purg
President of IEDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia)

Ken Rhee
Dean and Professor of Management, Girard School of Business, Merrimack College (USA)

and members of the Barcelona Action Group on Innovative Education and Learning

Veronique Tran
Professor, Executive Vice President, Executive Education and former Dean, ESCP-Berlin (Germany)

Kip Meyer
Managing Director, Custom Partnerships, IESE Business School (USA - Spain)

Skills for Net Zero Industry Agendas: Building a World-Leading European Raw Materials Academy

Jan Eggert
Head of Education , Entrepreneurship Education & Deep Tech Innovation for Europe, EIT RawMaterials (Germany)

Purpose-Driven Action Learning

Christine Abbott 
Director and Partner, Centre for Action Learning Facilitation, and author (UK)

Michael,Weiss
Trainer, auditor, author and coach (Austria)

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

Venue

Winter Garden

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Session 12:

How to Develop an Entrepreneurial and Innovation Mindset

Interactive Simulation

Plenary

Ghislaine Caulat
Founder and Director of Black Gazelle Ltd & Virtual Leadership Associates, author (Germany)

 

Francis Bidault
Professor Emeritus at ESMT, Managing Director Startup Sim (Germany / France)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

Winter Garden

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Session 13:

Leadership Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing

Plenary

Ken Pasternak
Author, educator, consultant, formerly with Citi Bank, EBRD, and author including co-author of “Performance at the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing”. (Finland-USA)

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 14:

The Future of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion:
How do We Chose to Live and Work Together?

Plenary

Moderator

Chantal Fleuret
Member of the Global Forum Organizing Team (France)

Speaker

Cornelia Choe
CEO at The Leaders Alliance (Switzerland)

Stephan Schmuck
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Programme Director LGBT+ Leadership Programme, ESCP (Germany)

Towards Deeper Understanding: Nonviolent Communication insights for DEI and Other Contexts

Speaker

Christina Müschen

Associate Director Change & Transformation Management, DHL Group (Germany)

 

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Bus Transfer from Bertelsmann to Noack Foundry

Venue

6:30 PM

Visit to the Noack Foundry

The history of sculpture in the 20th century is closely linked to the name of Noak and the Noak foundry’s 120-year old existence.

Am Spreebord 9, 10589 Berlin

Presentator

Herman Noack (Germany)
 Noack Foundry

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Aperitifs and Dinner at 

Bar Brass restaurant

The same location as Noack Foundry

10:00 PM

Bus transfer from Restaurant to hotel NH

Wednesday, 29 May, 2024 at ESCP Berlin

Themes for the Day: “Future Forward” Perspectives, Learning and Collaboration

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Breakfast Hotel

Venue

NH Collection Mitte Friedrichstrasse Hotel

7:30 AM - 8:30AM

Bus Transfer

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From Hotel NH Friedrichstrasse - to the ESCP Campus

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Welcome Coffee

Venue

ESCP Campus

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session 15:

Debrief of the Previous Day’s Sessions

Venue

ESCP Campus

Facilitator

Michellana Jester
Learning Experience Designer, MIT Sloan School, Global Forum Organizing Team member, and Senior Partner, Global Executive Learning (USA)

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session 16:

Maximizing Executive Success: Integrating New Frontiers of Team Performance and Learning

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Plenary

Kay Peterson
Founder, Institute of Experiential Learning, author of “How You Learn is How You Live”. (USA)

Michellana Jester
Learning Experience Designer, MIT Sloan School, Global Forum Organizing Team member, and Senior Partner, Global Executive Learning (USA)

Magali Lelong
Visiting Faculty, Knowles Johnson Institute of Graduate Studies, and Developer of Employee Engagement Measurement, and Knowledge Capture (France)

Ingeborg Diebold-Molster
Moderator and other members of the group (Germany)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Session 17:

Wisdom Panel: Why Do I do What I Do?

Sharon Marshall
Executive Development and Succession, UPS (USA)

Marilee Adams
Founder of Inquiry Institute, Adjunct Faculty, American University, author of “Change Your Questions, Change Your Life”, (USA)

Anna Eliasson
Counsellor, coach and relationship therapist (Sweden)

Rose Pillay
Author of Growing through Reflection: A Journal for Action Learning Facilitators, (South Africa)

12:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 18:

2024 and Beyond: Generational Perspectives

ESCP Berlin + Munich
(Germany)

Ron Cheshire (Canada)
Moderator of the the Barcelona Action Group on Global Youth Development and others

Bianca Ksienzyk-Kreuziger
Lecturer in psychology and business psychology at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences (Germany)

Reflections on designing and delivering an international leadership course for young students/ and future leaders

Michael Hagemann
VP Change & Transformation Engagement & Enablement, DHL Group, (Germany)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

Venue

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session 19:

How to Develop and Sustain Learning Networks and Communities of Practice

B2B Company Learning Consortiums, Learning Alliances, and the Global Forum

Communities of Practice in Large Corporations

Sharon Marshall
Executive Development, and Succession, UPS (USA)

Maintaining Dispersed Networks on Four Continents: The Leaders Alliance

Cornelia Choe
CEO (Switzerland)

A Chinese Community in Silicon Valley

Julia Xu
Co-Founder of Sapiens Institution, and VP China and Asia Pacific Research Society (USA)

The Codevelopent Action Learning Professional Network

Maxime Paquet
Professor of Psychology, University of Montreal, and author (Canada)
Nathalie Sabourin
Co-founder, Co-Leadership Group, and author (Canada)
Nathalie Lafranchise
Professor, University of Quebec in Montreal, and author (Canada)
Ron Cheshire
Co-founder, Co-Leadership Group, and author (Canada)

Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches Europe

Ken Pasternak (Finland and USA)

The Risk Leadership Society

Marischa van Zantvoort
Founding Partner Magnifor Consulting (Netherlands)

Alasdair Philip
Founding Partner Magnifor Consulting  (USA)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Session 20:

Berlin Global Forum Retrospectives and Summary

Closure

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5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Final Closing Dinner

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ESCP

6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

Short sightseeing walk crossing the Charlottenburg Castel Garden to the boat dock (Castelbridge) and embark

7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

(tbc) Guided Historic City boat tour
+ DJ and Drinks

9:30 PM

Walk from the disembarkation point to the hotel (10 min.)

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