What’s Ahead? The Post-COVID-19 Future

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Global Forum Virtual and Complimentary Special Event Program Session Topics and Schedule (June 14-16, 2021)

Day 1 | Monday June 14

07:00 - 08:00 AM (EST)

Session 1

What’s Ahead for Leaders?

M. Goldsmith - Video Preview: [LINK]
Full Video: [LINK]

Moderator

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

Speaker

Marshall Goldsmith (USA)

Introduced by Dan Norenberg, CEO, Executive Ownershift, and Global Forum community member (Germany)

08:15 – 09:15 AM (EST)

Session 2

Global Forum Community Perspectives on the COVID-19 Post-Pandemic Future
Pre-meeting questions for participants:
1.) What one major thing would you want to see your country or organization do differently or address differently in the post-pandemic era?
2.) What will you personally do differently in the post-pandemic world?

Moderator

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

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09:30 - 10:35 AM (EST)

Session 3

Senior Executive Perspectives on the Post-Pandemic Future-What Will My Organization and I Do Differently?

Moderator

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

Speaker

Brad Benson, Senior Director for Business Acceleration and Strategy, Government and Trade, Intel (USA)
Tomas Carlsson, President and CEO, NCC, former Board Member, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Sweden)
Jens Christoffersen, Chief Business Development Officer, and Executive Board Member, COWI (Denmark)
Jake Cohen, Senior Associate Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management (USA)

José E. Esteve, Chairman of the Board, Ecom Trading (Mexico)
Nicolas Helary
, Managing Director, Vossloh Cogifer (France)

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Day 2 | Tuesday June 15

06:00 - 07:00 AM (EST)

Session 4

The Future of Work, Sustainable Workspaces | Revising the Circular Economy

Moderator
Speaker

Klas Cullbrand, Director Circular Economy RE-source, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Bengt Eliasson
, Client Impact at Publicis Sapient, and Silicon Vikings (Sweden)
Mats Hederos, CEO at AMF (Sweden)
Jonas Kjellberg, Chairman of the Board, NORNORM and startup investor (Sweden)

Discussant

Genevieve Cother, Business Development Manager, Action Learning Institute (Tasmania) 

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07:15 - 08:15 AM (EST)

Session 5

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning: Insights & Implications.

Questions that the panelist will consider include: In what ways have these technologies not only made our personal and professional lives more convenient, but better in ways that we care about? How do we (or should we) measure that progress? What are the ethical trade-offs that we should be thinking about?

Moderator
Speaker

Wolfgang Braun, AI Philosopher, Founder & CEO, Meta; digital Advisory Board, Captaron, Chairman & Owner, Kompetenzhaus (Germany)
Nikki James, VP of Learning & Senior Research Fellow, Practera; Learning Scientist, Northeastern University (Australia & USA)
Michellana Jester, Lecturer, MIT Sloan School (USA)
Umbereen Nehal, Physician; Former Chief Medical Officer & VP Medical Affairs; Founder of The Nehal Group; MIT Sloan Fellow (USA)

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08:30 - 09:30 AM (EST)

Session 6

Post Pandemic Trends Report on Leadership & Development

Results of the bi-annual EDA 2021 Trends Report

What do the results of this Report mean for you?

Moderator

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

Speaker

Clark Callahan, Managing Director, Harvard Business School Executive Education (USA)
Bonnie Hagemann, CEO,  EDA, co-author of the soon to be released "The Courage to Advance: Real Life Resilience from the World's Most Successful Women in Business";  and co-author of "Leading with Vision: The Leader's Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce" (USA)

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Day 3 | Wednesday June 16

06:00 - 07:00 AM (EST)

Session 7

Humanizing Our World After the Pandemic: Creating Societies, Organizations and Companies Fit for Purpose and Fit for People

Moderator

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

Speaker

Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer, Eskom Academy of Learning, Eskom, and co-editor of "Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line"(South Africa)

Topic: Recasting leadership imperatives in an era of coexistence with a pandemic.

Jussara Pereira de Souza, Interculturalist & photographer, LCO Partners B.V. (The Netherlands & Brazil)

Topic: How a collaborative approach to art is helping Brazil's indigenous peoples gain recognition, understanding and respect.

Donald Sadoway, Professor, MIT and Founder of Sadoway Labs, Scientific Advisor and Board Member at Ambri and Boston Metal (USA)

Topic: Our Existential Challenges and Opportunities: Technological and scientific innovations needed to reach net-zero emission targets by 2050.

Eric Stryson, Managing Director, Global Institute for Tomorrow (Hong Kong, SAR)

Topic: Why "Purposeful Engagement" matters for humane leadership, and our experiences from the field.

Susheela Venkataraman, Trustee, Arogya World India; Director, SGBS Unnati (India)

Topic: Observations and lessons learned from work in not-for-profits and as a mentor to two social impact startups during the pandemic.

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07:15 - 08:15 AM (EST)

Session 8

Learning and Development at the Top: What’s Missing?

Speaker

Irene Bruggeman, Senior Expert Top Executive Development, Allianz SE (Germany)
Daniel Friedmann, Founder, AgileBeyondTheBuzz, Agile Coach at Bosch (Germany)
Paul Nieminen, VP, Learning Strategy, Talent and Capability, Center of Expertise, Prudential Finance (USA)
Dan Norenberg, CEO, Executive Ownershift, and author, "Executive Ownershift, Creating Highly Effective Leadership Teams". (Germany)

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08:30 - 09:30 AM (EST)

Session 9

Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Healing: Reflections on Gratitude-How to write your own gratitude memoir

Moderator

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

Speaker

John O’Neil, President, Center for Leadership Renewal, author of "The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life"; "Leadership Aikido: 6 Business Practices That Can Turn Your Life Around"; co-author with Alan Jones, "Seasons of Grace: The Life-Giving Practice of Gratitude"; and most recently, "Life: The Whole Enchilada-A Gratitude Memoir" (USA)

Discussants:

Gunnar George, Managing Director, Compassion Communication, and Associate, Global Executive Learning (Sweden)
Rosetta Pillay, Learning and Development Advisor at the British High Commission, Advisor for Africa, at the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, and Founder, Panacea Hedging, author of "Growing Through Reflection: A Journal for Action Learning Facilitators". (South Africa)
Lillie G. Sapp, Federal Emergency Management Agency/QAO, Disaster Field Training Operations, Reservist (USA)

09:35 - 09:50 AM (EST)

Session 10

Next Steps
Location of the March 21-23, 2022, 25th Global Forum

Discussant

Jaber Wahab, Group CEO, Bridgeway Group of Companies

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10:00 - 11:00 AM (EST)

Session 11

Are we Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Our Race to Help the World with Our Medtech Startup During the Pandemic.
Lessons learned from taking responsibility for society in our medtech startup by developing a molecular COVID-19 at-home diagnostic test under global time pressure.

Moderator

Yury Boshyk (Canada)

Speaker

Ingeborg Diebold-Molster (Germany) Founder of Molster International, and  Michael Diebold (Germany) Founder of midge medical, Meisterwerk Ventures.

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