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ICEDR programs provide developmental opportunities for your HR professionals globally including an annual ICEDR Global Summit for senior HR executives and Emerging Talent Leaders Programs taught by top business school faculty and senior executives for high potential HR leaders and topical seminars.

QUEST Early Career Women's Program - London

The QUEST Early Career Women's Program - London is hosted by HSBC. ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

For women in the first decade of their careers, we offer a one-day program to give early career women the skillsets and mindsets to grow their careers. QUEST research on early career women identifies five factors that rising women stars value. Thus, the program is structured along 5 modules:

Know Me: Invest the time to know me as a person, including my passions, interests, and needs both in and out of work.
Challenge Me: I need to grow and continue my learning through new challenges and see multiple paths to advancement.
Connect Me: I want to interact, collaborate, and build relationships with a dynamic network of peers, leaders, mentors, coaches, and sponsors.
Inspire Me: I want purpose from my workplace from which I derive a sense of meaning.
Unleash Me: I want to lead initiatives, have my voice heard, and use my entrepreneurial flair.

At this interactive program, aspiring women leaders will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to their professional development, and be inspired by executive women role models.

Nov 13, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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HR’s Journey to the C-Suite – Becoming an Enterprise Leader

The HR’s Journey to the C-Suite – Becoming an Enterprise Leader Program is hosted by London Business School.
Partner companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

We live in a world that is in a permanent state of uncertainty and turbulence. Business leadership success is founded on having the right asset, product, financial and human capital strategy. The Board and CEO look to the top HR team to provide expertise, leadership and guidance on how best to position and re-position the human capital strategy, in order to cope with these ever-changing economic, technological and political circumstances. For those in HR who aspire to be a part of their organizations’ leadership team, learning how to adapt and thrive in this environment is essential for success. Whether you are a senior specialist or HR generalist, understanding and acquiring the skillsets and mindset of an enterprise leader are essential in order to be effective at the highest organization level. This program explores what it takes to progress to an enterprise leadership role and to have a real voice in both the C-Suite and the Boardroom.

Nov 08, 2017 - Nov 09, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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QUEST Early Career Women's Program - Washington D.C.

The QUEST Early Career Women's Program - Washington D.C. is hosted by Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. ICEDR partner companies may send 6 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

For women in the first decade of their careers, we offer a one-day program to give early career women the skillsets and mindsets to grow their careers. This program features a world-class faculty team, including Christine Porath, Associate Professor of Management, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and Betsy Myers, Former Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues to Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. At this interactive program, aspiring women leaders will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to their professional development, and be inspired by executive women role models.

Oct 26, 2017
Washington, D.C.
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QUEST Research Roundtable - Boston

This research roundtable is hosted by Shire. The target audience for this roundtable is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles.

QUEST is moving forward with the next phase of research focusing on "Make It Happen! How Women Leaders Unleash Their Strengths". This roundtable will be led by the QUEST research team and will allow participants to have their voices heard, connect with peers from top companies, and contribute to this important initiative.

Sep 13, 2017
Cambridge, MA, USA
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ICEDR Global Innovations Summit - Developing Leaders for a VUCA World

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit - Developing Leaders for a VUCA World is hosted by Baker McKenzie and McKinsey.

We know the world is changing fast. We know technological breakthroughs have accelerated beyond what we thought possible. We know that demographics and cultural norms are changing the way work is done, as well as the relationships between employees and their organizations. We know that economic power is shifting from West to East. We know that customers have more knowledge than ever before and are therefore more demanding than ever before.

But do we know what this means from a talent management, leadership development and organizational design perspective? Are we fully prepared to spot the leaders of the future in this ever-changing world? Are we as agile and resilient as we know we need to be? We will tackle these and other topics at the ICEDR Summit, with fresh research and practical company presentations on innovations concerning the workplace of the future and the leadership capabilities needed to not only survive, but to thrive in a VUCA World.

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is ICEDR’s most senior-level program. ICEDR partner companies may send 3 senior HRD executives/line executives. ICEDR academic partners may send 1 colleague.

May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017
London, UK
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QUEST NextGen Women Leaders Program- New York

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career woman leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Mar 29, 2017
New York, USA
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Building Game Changing Organizations - Australia

The Building Game Changing Organizations Program is hosted by AGSM Business School.
Partner companies may send 4 participants. This program would be especially beneficial to senior level line and HR leaders who are engaged in building next generation organizational capabilities in their companies. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Game-changing organizations rewrite traditional playbooks. They stand out. They often create disproportionate value relative to their size and resources. They have big dreams but know how to get things done. These organizations have a palpable "buzz" to them. They have a breakaway business model, but they also have a breakaway spirit and organizational culture.

Leaders of these game-changing organizations understand the power and importance of telling their companies' compelling stories. They are hard-edged business leaders but they also embrace what others might consider to be the "soft side" of leading: purpose, vision, and climate. They know how to integrate the hard and soft sides of leadership into a powerful formula that makes them game-changers. These leaders and their organizations are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led. The weaving together of these three capabilities simultaneously is what helps them get and stay out in front.

Mar 28, 2017
Sydney, Australia
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QUEST NextGen Women Leaders Program - Boston

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career woman leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Feb 15, 2017
Boston, USA
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QUEST NextGen Women Leaders Program - Hong Kong

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career woman leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Jan 23, 2017
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Building Game Changing Organizations

The Building Game Changing Organizations Program is hosted by London Business School.
Partner companies may send 4 participants.This program would be especially beneficial to senior level line and HR leaders who are engaged in building next generation organizational capabilities in their companies. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Game-changing organizations rewrite traditional playbooks. They stand out. They often create disproportionate value relative to their size and resources. They have big dreams but know how to get things done. These organizations have a palpable "buzz" to them. They have a breakaway business model, but they also have a breakaway spirit and organizational culture.

Leaders of these game-changing organizations understand the power and importance of telling their companies' compelling stories. They are hard-edged business leaders but they also embrace what others might consider to be the "soft side" of leading: purpose, vision, and climate. They know how to integrate the hard and soft sides of leadership into a powerful formula that makes them game-changers. These leaders and their organizations are purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led. The weaving together of these three capabilities simultaneously is what helps them get and stay out in front.

Dec 07, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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How to Succeed as an Early Career Woman - Boston

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The target audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

At this interactive program hosted by HubSpot, you will discover strategies that will help you - the early career woman - succeed. You will gain insights from two remarkable women leaders - Katie Burke, VP Culture & Experience, HubSpot and Betsy Myers, Senior Advisor, QUEST and former Chair of Women for Obama and former Senior Advisor on Women's Issues to President Bill Clinton. At this event, you will learn how companies are creating cultures where aspiring women leaders thrive, discover how you can bring your authentic self to work, and connect with peers from top firms.

Dec 07, 2016
Boston, USA
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Early Career Talent Program

The Early Career Talent Program is hosted by Barclays.

ICEDR partner companies may send 4 early career talents (target audience: men and women in first decade of their careers in line roles). ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you an early career leader looking to enhance your business skills and develop strategies to achieve your goals? What is key in your journey from individual contributor to manager? How can you become a better “reverse” mentor and learn from your interactions? At this interactive program, you will connect with peers from top firms, take a strategic approach to your professional development, and be inspired by executive speakers.

Nov 03, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR Global Innovations Summit: Leading Enterprise Wide Transformation

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is hosted by Aon and Chicago Booth. ICEDR sponsor companies may send 3 participants. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The annual ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is ICEDR's flagship program and is intended as a learning opportunity for ICEDR's most senior-level audience. Each year, approximately 60 senior-level HR executives from ICEDR sponsor companies and senior Executive Education professionals from ICEDR partner business schools gather together to exchange practices, ideas, and challenges. The Summit is highly interactive, leaving ample time for dialogue so participants are able to discuss the challenges their organizations are facing.

May 18, 2016 - May 19, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program - Connect, Develop, Inspire!

The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by Baker & McKenzie.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is women in the first decade of their careers in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you a nextgen woman leader looking to develop your skills, connect with peers from an amazing group of companies, and be inspired to achieve your goals? Join a peer group of millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program. At this program, you will learn insights from ICEDR’s research on millennial women, enhance your business acumen, and discover practical strategies that will help you achieve your goals.

Apr 28, 2016
New York, USA
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ICEDR Asian Talent Summit

This program is hosted by the MIT Sloan School of Management and Asia School of Business

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 senior level HR leaders. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

What are the mission-critical challenges facing companies in the ASEAN region and throughout Asia Pacific? How can a company’s human capital policies and practices help address these pressing challenges? What are the most successful companies doing to attract, develop, reward, and retain the best talent? Can these practices work for your organization?

Many CEOs have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR leaders have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives? The Asian Talent Summit has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation talent management and human capital professionals.

Program Topics
-Look at the talent challenge through the CEO’s eyes
-Understand the megatrends that are impacting every company’s competitive strategy
-Understand cutting edge practices in talent management
-Address the global/local challenge when it comes to building a game-changing talent strategy
-Develop globally-minded managers and organizations
-Facilitate enterprise-wide change to create next-generation organizations
-Gain insights into new challenges for rising talent management executives

Learning Process
-Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
-Senior corporate line and HR executives from leading companies present case examples of Strategic Challenges and HR effectiveness
-Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Apr 04, 2016 - Apr 05, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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HR Innovation and The Future of Work

This program is hosted by AGSM Executive Education.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 HR leaders. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The world of work is changing at an ever quickening pace. Buffeted by the winds of disruption, Australian organizations are facing an unprecedented challenge to modernise their human capital practices and remain competitive. In an “adapt or perish” style battle for survival, HR teams find themselves squarely in the front line.

However, as a function established to manage processes and policies, HR hasn’t traditionally been called on to innovate. So how will we develop innovation capability to deliver what’s needed in the future of work? In this interactive session we’ll ask and answer some of the big questions on the minds of CHRO’s in Australia today:

What is HR innovation?
Who does it well?
How can we develop innovation capability?

Feb 16, 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Leading in a Matrix Organization

This program is hosted by IESE Business School. ICEDR sponsor companies may send 6 colleagues from all levels of the organization (not just HR). ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The matrix organization is often used in situations where complex leadership structures result in roles being divided by geography, product, and function. Globalization is driving more organizations to adopt a matrix structure.

At the same time, cost issues are forcing management to consolidate roles, adding difficulty to the situation. For example, the senior plant manager in Bogota may now also be the company's senior regional representative for all of Latin America.

This shift brings particular leadership challenges associated with managing in a matrix environment. At this program, Mike Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, IESE Business School will communicate the heightened complexity that global businesses face. Mike will lead a workshop where participants will be asked to consider how best to manage talent for this new reality.

In addition, Jennell Jones, Senior Director, Executive and High Potential Development at Pfizer will share her thoughts on leading in a matrix organization.

Dec 08, 2015
New York, USA
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Building Game-Changing Organizations

Building Game-Changing Organizations is hosted by London Business School. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR leaders have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives? The Building Game-Changing Organizations program has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation talent management professionals.

Program Topics
- Understanding cutting edge practices in talent management
- Creating strategic learning plans that support your company’s competitiveness objectives
- Linking brand, employment brand and your company’s employee value proposition
- Developing globally-minded managers and organizations
- Facilitating change to create next-generation organizations
- Gaining insights into new challenges for rising talent management executives

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR executives from leading companies present case examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Nov 03, 2015 - Nov 04, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program - Connect, Develop, Inspire!

The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by Pearson.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 4 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is millennial women (~age 23-35) in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Are you a millennial woman looking to connect with peers from a fabulous group of companies, develop your skills, and be inspired to achieve your goals? Join a peer group of millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program hosted by Pearson. At this program, you will glean insights from ICEDR’s new research on millennial women, enhance your business acumen, be inspired by exceptional women executive speakers, network with your peers, and discover practical strategies that will help you achieve your goals. We look forward to seeing you in London!

Oct 06, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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ICEDR Global Innovations Summit - The Learning Revolution

The ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is co-hosted by McKinsey & Company and Philips.

ICEDR Sponsor companies may send 3 participants. ICEDR Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

The annual ICEDR Global Innovations Summit is ICEDR's flagship program and is intended as a learning opportunity for ICEDR's most senior-level audience.

Each year, approximately 60 senior-level HR executives from ICEDR sponsor companies and senior Executive Education professionals from ICEDR partner business schools gather together to exchange practices, ideas, and challenges.

The theme of the 2015 Global Summit is The Learning Revolution - smart learning strategies that transform organizations and accelerate growth!

The Summit is highly interactive, leaving ample time for dialogue so participants are able to discuss the challenges their organizations are facing.

Jun 10, 2015 - Jun 11, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Future of Work and the Workforce

This program is hosted by Accenture.

Sponsor companies may send 6 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

New digital advances promise to reshape work like we’ve never seen before. This seminar will explore what HR and business executives need to know about how digital will likely reshape the way work is organized in the future, transform work practices by augmenting people's collaborative, cognitive, and physical capabilities, and radically change both the nature of the workforce and the people practices that support it.

May 27, 2015
New York City, USA
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ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program: Connect, Develop, Inspire!

The ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program is hosted by BlackRock.

ICEDR sponsor companies may send 5 emerging women leaders. The primary audience for this program is millennial women (~age 23-35) in line roles. ICEDR sponsor companies may also send 1 talent management executive. ICEDR partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Join a peer group of amazing millennial women from world-class companies at the ICEDR NextGen Women Leaders Program: Connect, Develop, Inspire! hosted by BlackRock. You will learn insights from ICEDR’s brand new research on organizational strategies to advance millennial women. You will discover how to “Lean In” without burning out and achieve success with ease through an interactive session with the co-founders of Mindfulness Based Achievement. Through a session on the BlackRock's "Art of the Ask" program, discover how to ask for what you want in your career. Learn vital lessons from eBay executives about how to be purposeful with your career. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

Apr 28, 2015
San Francisco, CA
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ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Asia Pacific

The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Asia Pacific is hosted by Singapore Management University.

Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

About the Program
Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s talent professionals in Asia Pacific have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives? The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Asia Pacific has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation talent professionals in Asia Pacific.

Program Topics
- Large-Scale Competitive Trends in Asia
- Developing a Human Capital Strategy Across the Region
- Creating a Game-Changing Talent Strategy
- Innovations in Learning and Leadership

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR executives from leading companies present case examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Mar 31, 2015 - Apr 01, 2015
Singapore
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ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program - Latin America

The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program-Latin America is hosted by FDC - Fundação Dom Cabral. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

Companies have come to believe that the best way to achieve competitive advantage is through leveraging human resources strategically. The key question is: do your organization’s high potential HR professionals have the strategic thinking skills, action orientation, and business acumen required to help your company achieve its objectives now and into the future? Do your rising HR executives understand what it will take to manage talent in the third decade of the 21st century? The ICEDR Emerging Talent Leaders Program—Latin America has been created to help your organization develop these critical capabilities in your next generation HR professionals.

Sample Program Topics
- New trends in human development: The future of HR
- Talent management as a key challenge for companies in a new context
- Shaping the future: What have Latin American companies been doing to prepare for new times in talent management?

Learning Process
- Renowned faculty present their most recent thinking and lead participant discussions
- Senior corporate HR and line executives from leading companies present examples of HR effectiveness
- Facilitated peer discussions and back-home action planning

Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 11, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Developing Enterprise Leaders - What's needed and how to do it!

Sponsor companies may send 4 participants. Partner business schools may send 1 participant.

In April of 2004, ICEDR Founder and President Doug Ready wrote an article for Sloan Management Review, Leading at the Enterprise Level, which introduced the concept of leaders who are able to juggle the often-conflicting needs and priorities of unit or division vs. the whole. They are accountable for the economic and social welfare of the enterprise, across businesses, functions, and locations. This involves tricky tradeoffs, as they are still accountable for delivering their own numbers and may need to make some sacrifices for the benefit of the enterprise as a whole. “Enterprise leader” isn’t a job title but rather a mindset.

But ten years after Doug Ready's article was written, companies still have trouble developing leaders who are able to systematically think across silos. In our search of the literature and conversations with company executives, we have found broad acceptance of the concept but no advice on how to get there. Why is it so hard? We don’t blame the leaders themselves, though it requires courage, training, and practice. We think the larger culprit is embedded organizational dynamics.

Therefore, ICEDR is in the midst of a research project to uncover this rare breed of leader and study how companies develop them and put into place the organizational policies and practices that support these new behaviors. At this ICEDR program, we will look at organizational dynamics such as metrics, compensation systems, messaging, and also best practices on how to offer effective development to the leaders themselves; the right combination of experience, formal learning, and coaching. This program will be a forum for idea exchange, networking and discussion and will include ample time to discuss your challenges and innovations related to developing enterprise leaders.

Feb 10, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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