Apr 08, 2014
This program is hosted by AGSM Executive Education
. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants.
Partner business schools may send 1 participant
So just what does make a company’s talent strategy a game-changer? Game-changing talent strategies are not about silver bullets, killer apps, or a guru’s catchy phrase. In our decades of experience, as both researchers and advisors, we believe that there are certain things that do, indeed, set these companies’ talent strategies apart.
First, ICEDR research shows that game-changing companies demonstrate these essential attributes: they are purpose-driven; performance-oriented; and principles-led. And they all have a thread that weaves them even more tightly together: they have superior talent strategies. Game changing talent strategies balance four inherent tensions: They support both strategic and operational superiority; they are globally scaled yet locally relevant; they foster a collective culture yet enable high potentials to thrive as individuals; and their policies endure yet are agile and open to revitalization.
This ICEDR Program will be designed as a forum for dialogue and intensive discussion. This will be a peer exchange, enabling you to discuss what you are working on in the area of building a game-changing talent strategy at your organization. We will engage in a dialogue about what innovative things are happening right now in companies.
- Understand the attributes of game-changing companies
- Learn about the four inherent tensions that superior talent strategies balance
- Learn about the talent strategies at other world-class companies
Who Should Attend
This ICEDR program is intended for individuals who are, for example:
- A Regional HR head or one or two moves away from the top HR job in their region
- Head of the HR function for a business unit
- Global HR Directors, responsible for a component of the corporate HR operation worldwide
- At a career midpoint, with about 10 years of experience in HR
Founder & President, ICEDR & Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness, MIT Sloan School
Douglas A. Ready is a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is the Founder and CEO of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), a premier global HR talent academy for nearly forty world-class companies and more than twenty-five top-tier business schools. For more than two decades, Doug has been bringing together many of the world’s best companies and business schools to share innovations and excellent practice in talent, leadership and strategic change.
Doug is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic talent management and executive development. He is the author of many highly popular Harvard Business Review articles including “The Power of Collective Ambition,” “The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy”, “Are You a High Potential?” “Make Your Company a Talent Factory,” “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets,” and “How to Grow Great Leaders.” He is also the author of several acclaimed MIT Sloan Management Review articles including: “Developing the Next Generation of Enterprise Leaders”, “Enabling Bold Visions,” “Leading at the Enterprise Level,” “How Storytelling Builds Next Generation Leaders,” and “Why Leadership Development Efforts Fail.” His writings have also appeared in the Financial Times, Business Strategy Review, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008 he received the highly coveted Marion F. Gislason Award for excellence in the field of leadership and executive development. In addition, Business Horizons recognized Doug as one of the world’s Leadership Gurus. Doug has been named multiple times to Thinkers50, the premier ranking of the world’s top thought leaders.
Doug is an active advisor to CEOs and top executive teams around the world on developing companies’ enterprise leadership teams and implementing strategic and cultural change. He has worked with senior leaders at Hess Oil, RBC Financial Group, HSBC, Four Seasons, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LG Group, Ford Motor Company, Continental AG, Samsung Group, United Technologies and the United States Federal Reserve, among others.
Prior to serving as Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, Doug taught at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School. He earned his Masters in Management from Harvard University and the PhD from Cranfield University in the UK.
Managing Director at Lyric Human Capital & Senior Fellow, ICEDR
Nick is an organization development specialist with multi-sector experience across Asia Pacific.
He has advised CEOs and Executives from global firms and led initiatives in the areas of talent strategy, succession management, leadership development and business transformation focused on performance improvement and culture change.
Prior to co-founding Lyric Human Capital in 2013, Nick held senior Human Resources positions in Asia and Australia. His most recent roles were Regional Head of Talent Management at BlackRock Asset Management in Hong Kong, Regional Head of Talent, Resourcing and Organization Development at HSBC Bank in Hong Kong and Global Head of Talent & Organization Development at Foster’s Group in Australia.
Nick provokes conversations that generate insight and lead to sustainable change. He has a particular passion for mid-career talent development and has a strong track record of building innovative talent acceleration programs. With a background as an in-house instructional designer and facilitator, Nick delivers engaging leadership development programs across the management spectrum. He’s also a qualified executive coach.
Associate Professor, Deputy Dean for Engagement and Academic Development, AGSM
Julie has held numerous senior leadership roles within the Australian School of Business (incorporating the AGSM) including Head of School and Associate Dean (Education).
Julie is a subject leader for the “Strategic Management Year” in AGSM’s EMBA and was previously course leader for “Managerial Skills” in AGSM’s EMBA and “Organisational Behaviour” in the full-time MBA. Julie also designs and delivers executive programs for many leading companies throughout the Asia Pacific region and in the USA. She has been a regular guest commentator on Business Focus television program.
In December 2007 Julie was awarded the UNSW Vice Chancellor’s award for teaching excellence. In 2008 her contribution to tertiary education was recognized with a national citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (previously Carrick Institute). In 2010 Julie represented Australia at the 3M International Teaching Fellowship celebrations in Toronto, Canada.
Julie has authored three books published by Routledge, New York and McGraw Hill Australia. She has written several chapters in books and published in prestigious journals including Human Resource Management and International Journal of Human Resource Management. Her research areas include international people management, high performing workplaces and the HRM – firm performance linkage.
In 2009 Julie was part of a team that secured a large research grant (AU$1,050,000) from the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to conduct the pilot of Australia’s National Workplace Survey (the first since the Karpin report in 1995). She is also the Lead Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant focused on people management practices in Healthcare.
In 2008 Julie became a panel judge for the Australian HRM Awards, including Employer of Choice.
Julie has held various management positions in the HRM arena prior to academic life. She was employed at Qantas Airways as the Director of Human Resource Management and practiced in many areas including change management, mediation, performance management and talent and culture.
Julie can be contacted on: email@example.com.
Partner, Leadership Consulting, Heidrick & Struggles
Danielle (Dani) Fraillon is a partner in the global Leadership Consulting Practice, who has been consulting in Australia and internationally for the past 15 years. She specializes in shaping organizational culture, leadership assessment and development, strategic communications and executive team development through strategic advice, coaching, and facilitation methodologies. Her expertise includes executive coaching, team development and large-scale organizational change initiatives. Dani has worked on consulting assignments in the United States, United Kingdom, China, India, Hong Kong and South Korea.
Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Dani ran her own firm, consulting to CEOs and their teams. Her role prior to this was managing partner at Chandler Macleod Group Consulting, having joined Chandler Macleod as part of the purchase of the Mettle group. Prior to Mettle, Dani spent eight years with RogenSi International, where she was a director and global practice leader specializing in driving change and performance.
Dani has held senior management roles in public relations and marketing, and in the health and science sectors. She sits on not-for-profit committees, and works with Paralympians. She was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for her work in the disability sector.
Dani has DipSc and DipDesign. She is accredited to deliver cultural transformation tools in Human Synergistics, Barrett and Zenger Folkman.
The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy
Doug Ready discusses The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing
Talent Strategy during this Sydney program.
Talent Management in Action
Julie Cogin discusses talent management in action during this Sydney program.
Strategic Talent Mobility
Presentation on Strategic Talent Mobility by Dani Fraillon, Partner, Leadership Consulting, Heidrick & Struggles
Participant list for April 8 program