24th ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM

ON STRATEGIC CHANGE, LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING

PARIS | FRANCE | 10 - 12 JUNE, 2019

New Directions - New Opportunities

This year’s Global Forum will highlight innovative ideas and initiatives that are transforming our world, inspiring leaders to act in new strategic directions, and helping create new opportunities for businesses, organizations and societies.

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Sunday, 09. June, 2019 | Optional: Guided City Tour, Undiscovered Paris Tour

14:00 - 17:00

Guided City Tour 'Undiscovered Paris'

08:45 | Meet in the Hotel Lobby for an unusual and inspiring tour of Paris with professional guides.

18:00 - 19:30

Crowne Plaza Paris – Neuilly

Welcome Reception - Ground Floor

Get together, relaxed atmosphere and refreshments

Monday, 10. June, 2019 | Room: Washington Post (Ground Floor)

"GLOBAL AND REGIONAL TRENDS AND ISSUES"

On Day 1 we look at the “big picture” - the trends and issues affecting the world, regions and countries, industries and the public and civic sectors, leadership development and employee engagement.

 

Breakfast available from 06:30

08:00 - 08:15

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Plenary

08:30 - 10:30

SESSION 1

GLOBAL TRENDS AND ISSUES (Part 1)

Plenary

Global Trends and Issues: An Overview
*Yury Boshyk, CEO, Global Executive Learning, and Chair & Founder, the Global Forum, formerly Professor of Strategy and Geopolitics, IMD, and the Theseus Institute (Canada)

Geoeconomics and Technology: Competing with Modern Monopolies
*Nick L. Johnson, Principal, Applico, and co-author of Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy (USA)

The European Union Agenda: Today and Tomorrow
*Karel Lannoo, CEO, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) (Belgium)
CEPS was awarded recently as the “best think tank in Europe”

The New Leadership in France and Europe
Carole Gandon, National Spokesperson and Party leader in Brittany of “En Marche” (President Emmanuel Macron’s party) (TBD)

10:30 - 11:00 

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks | Foyer of the Meeting Room

11:00 - 13:00

SESSION 2

GLOBAL TRENDS AND ISSUES (Part 2)

Plenary

How Companies Navigate New Geopolitical and Social Realities
*Penny Naas, Vice President and Managing Director for International Public Affairs, UPS (USA)

Disconnections in a Highly Connected World: Getting Past Organizational and Societal “Bubbles” and Perceptions of the World
*Alasdair Philip, Managing Partner, Loyd Consulting Group, formerly DPDHL  (USA)
*Guillaume Niarfeix, Managing Partner, Loyd Consulting Group and Managing Director, Nordic Degrees, formerly TOTAL (Nigeria and France)

Leadership 4.0 for the 4th Industrial Revolution
*Paolo Gallo, Adjunct Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, author of The Compass and the Radar: The Art of Building a Rewarding Career While Remaining True to Yourself; formerly with the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum (Switzerland)

Employee Engagement Worldwide: Why Is It So Low and What Can Be Done About It?
*Bernard Coulaty, author of New Deal of Employee Engagement: A Sustainable Body-and-Mind Management Model (most recently in French as Engagement 4.0: Pour une experience durable au travail, avec et par les collaborateurs) (France)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch | Foyer of the Meeting Room

14:00 - 16:00

SESSION 3

REGIONAL & COUNTRY TRENDS AND ISSUES (Part 1)

Galleria Walk

EUROPE & AFRICA
(2 rooms, 2 parallel Galleria Walk sessions)

1.Africa:

*Guillaume Niarfeix, Managing Partner, Loyd Consulting Group and Managing Director, Nordic Degrees formerly TOTAL (Nigeria and France)
Christine Williams, Founder and Managing Director of 2Connect ; formerly, Human Capital Institute Africa, and Director & Global Head, People Strategies and Metrics, Standard Bank (South Africa) (TBD)

2. Europe:

*Gunnar George, Compassion Consulting (Sweden)
*Karel Lannoo, CEO, Centre for European Policy Studies (Belgium)
*Craig Marsh, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director, Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln (U.K.)
*Filippo Martino, Senior Advisor to Italian companies (Italy)
*Danica Purg, Dean and President, EDC-Bled School of Management (Slovenia)
Also, President of CEEMAN, the international association for management development in dynamic societies, which brings together 210 management development institutions from 54 countries; and leads the European Leadership Centre (ELC).
[Link]

16:00 - 16:30

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks | Foyer of the Meeting Room

16:30 - 18:30

SESSION 4

REGIONAL & COUNTRY TRENDS AND ISSUES (part 2)
ASIA, INDIA, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Galleria Walk in 3 rooms, 3 parallel sessions (!)

1.ASIA
China:
Barbara Gutmann, Owner and Managing Director, Gutmann Consulting ‚ formerly Director Management Development Region China at Volkswagen Group China (China) (TBD)
Sophie de La Noue, Consultant and Coach previously Carewan by KPMG (France) (TBD)

Japan:
*Mika Honjo, (Japan)

Vietnam:
Thiet K. Nguyen, Chief HR Officer, Alpha King Real Estate Development Joint Stock Company, formerly Johnson & Johnson (Vietnam) (TBD)
*Jessica Lu, Learning Facilitator, formerly with Towers Watson (Vietnam)

2. India:
(Parallel session in separate room)
*Sanjay Kabe, Senior Leader and Innovator in IT and Knowledge intensive industries, and consulting executive coach, formerly with Infosys, Alcatel-Lucent, HP, and Satyam (India)
*Mohan Lal Menon, CEO and Co- founder, Cloudsek; Director, Family Board, Eastern Group of Companies; Director, Cap Aleph, India's first agri focused VC fund, formerly DuPont, Dell, and APC (India)
*Jothi MenonDirector, HR and Service Quality, SPOTON Logistics (India)

3. North and South America:
(Parallel session in separate room)
*Fernando Lanzer, Managing Partner, LCO Partners, formerly ABN Amro Bank (The Netherlands and Brazil)
*Jorge Tejeda, CEO and Founder, Be Leaders (Mexico)
*George Consolver, Independent Management Consultant, Advisory Board Member, EDA, and formerly, head of Strategy, Texas Instruments (USA)

19:45

Refreshments and Dinner

PolpoPOLPO Restaurant - [Link]
SAS Rives Nord 47, quai Charles Pasqua 92300 Levallois-Perret Seine
Walking distance about 1,6 km approximately 20 min. / Hotel’s Taxi-Shuttle-Service

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Tuesday, 11. June, 2019 | Room: Washington Post (Ground Floor)

We discuss some global trends and issues and share lessons learned from leaders and companies about organizational transformations, change initiatives, and leadership development.

 

Breakfast available from 06:30

08:00 - 10:00

Session 5

GLOBAL TRENDS AND ISSUES (Part 3)

Plenary

Climate Change and Our Earth’s Future
*Mechthilde Worsdorfer, Director, Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, International Energy Agency (France)
[Link]

An Opportunity for Business “To Do Good”—Engaging with the  “Base of the Pyramid” and Other Social Sectors
*Marine Buisson, Marketing and Distribution Expert with a focus on projects aiming to empower women, formerly with the Clinton Foundation, BoP Innovation Center (The Netherlands)
Valerie Mazon, Business Development Director Nutrition, Danone Communities (France) (TBD)
Tom Cummings, Member, Board of Directors, Tallberg Foundation and Senior Advisor, Global Alliance for Banking on Values, and co-author of Leadership Landscapes (The Netherlands) (TBD)

Building Bridges Between the Corporate and Social Good Sectors: Insights from Capacity Canada
*Hugh Munro, Designer, Capacity Canada, and former Professor of Marketing and MBA Director, Wilfred Laurier University (Canada)
This session will illustrate how Capacity Canada ‘s (www.capacitycanada.ca) is bringing together the ideas, people, and resources to fuel social innovation. In particular, a number of its innovative programs involve building bridges between the corporate and social good sectors to enhance leadership skills, innovation, governance and capacity in both parties.

10:00 - 10:15

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks | Foyer of the Meeting Room

10:15 - 11:00

SESSION 6

COMPANY AND ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCES WITH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE (Part 1)

Plenary

The Myth of Talent Development
*Kenneth Rhee, Professor and Dean, School of Business and Leadership, Nazareth College (USA)
A main competitive advantage an organization5 has in the knowledge economy is its human capital.  As artificial intelligence takes over the more mechanistic and routine type of work, that will make knowledge workers even more indispensable.   Effective talent development in many organizations will become more critical in the future.  Unfortunately, many common practices in organizations detract from accomplishing exactly what they are hoping for in talent development and employee retention.  The presentation will explore how organizations can avoid falling into such traps. 

Discussant:
*Tanja Levine, VP Ashridge Executive Education and Adjunct Professor, Hult International Business School (U.K. and Switzerland)

11:00 - 13:00

SESSION 7

COMPANY AND ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCES WITH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE (Part 2)

Galleria Walk

Amazon
*Benita Bi, Leadership Development Principal, Amazon and formerly with Lenovo, China (USA)

COWI
*Claus Kristoffersen, Global Talent Development, People and Communication, COWI, and
*Jakob Hansen, Double You Partners (Denmark)
How we are trying to enable a dedicated talent development environment throughout the organization based on a concrete programme for high potentials. We are sort of betwixt and between and want to move forward where we want to focus on experience-based talent management. We are trying to make a leap into the future on talent and leadership development, but that is not easy in an old conservative consultant engineering company.
www.cowi.com

DeLaval
*Valerie Binner, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, DeLaval (Sweden)
Paul Lofgren, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, DeLaval (Sweden) (TBD)

DPDHL
*Michael Hagemann, Vice President, Change Management, Deutsche Post DHL (Germany)

13:00 - 13:45

Lunch | Foyer of the Meeting Room

13:45 - 15:15

SESSION 8

Lessons Learned from Transformational Learning Programs and Expeditions: Program Director and Participant Perspectives

Plenary/Discussion

Introduction:
*Chantal Fleuret, and *Karl-Georg Degenhardt, Senior Partners, Global Executive Learning (France and Germany)

Danone-Nutricia:
*Alexandre Miserandino, Director, Global Go to Market Strategy and Distribution Networks; participant in Nutricia’s program (The Netherlands)

Finnair:
*Hanne Nystedt, Manager, Quality and Performance, Ground Customer Experience; participant from Finnair’s Transformers Program (Finland)

UPS:
*Sharon Marshall, Succession Management, and Program Director, Senior Leadership Development Program, UPS (USA)
Transformation at UPS: What Does that Means for Business and Leadership Development?
*Daniel Carrera, President, East Europe District; participant in UPS’ Senior Leadership Development Program and (Czech Republic)
*Mika Honjo, Organizing T-LEX’s in Japan (Japan)

15:15 - 15:30

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks | Foyer of the Meeting Room

15:30 - 17:30

SESSION 9

Parallel with SESSION 10

COMPANY AND ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCES WITH TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE (Part 3)

Galleria Walk

Eli Lilly
*Stefan Bauer, Transformation and Capabilities Leader Germany, Austria, Switzerland (Germany)

Engie
*Nicolas Rolland, General Manager, Engie Corporate HQ (France)

FINNAIR
*Anna Ruotsalainen, Vice President, People & Culture, Commercial and Finance (Finland)

MARS
*Antoine Mangin, Chief Learning Officer, Mars Global (U.K.)
*Kristine Richter, Leadership College Program Director, Leadership Development, Mars University (Germany)

15:30 - 17:30

SESSION 10

Parallel with SESSION 9

COMPANY AND ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCES WITH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE (Part 4)

Galleria Walk

SECO Tools
*Anders Ericsson, VP Strategy and Innovation, and VP Seco Consultancy Services (Sweden)  and 

*Jim Myrick, Digital Transformation Strategist, Founder and Partner at Serious Fun, an open innovation consultancy based in Sweden; Resident at Autodesk Pier 9; Entrepreneur in Residence at Flex and RocketSpace  (USA)

THALES 
*Laurence Hirbec, International Leadership Development Manager (France)
How to transform change management (leveraging managerial innovations and collective intelligence)

UPS
*Paul Nieminen, Human and Organizational Development, UPS (USA)

VATTENFALL
*Martin Reinholdsson, CEO, NorthConnect KS/AS (Sweden)

VOSSLOH COGIFER
*Nicolas Helary
*Pierre-Henri Bougeant, Head, Transformation Office,
[Link]

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION
Dominique Norz
, HR Performance and Development Specialist; formerly Staff Development Officer, United Nations (Switzerland) (TBD)

17:30 - 18:30

SESSION 11

Global Forum/Robert L. Dilworth Award Ceremony for Outstanding Achievement

18:45

Departure

Private Dinner Cruise on the Seine river, a bus will be organized from Crowne Plaza to the boat

19:15

REFRESHMENTS

20:00 - 23:00

DINNER and Cultural Boat Tour

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Wednesday, 12. June, 2019 | Room: Washington Post (Ground Floor)

We focus on the present state and future of learning both in the business community and elsewhere. There will also be a Recent Author’s session where they discuss their work, and a Wisdom Panel where participants share their seminal life experiences and what they learned and continue to learn from them. The day and the 2019 Global Forum ends with a Retrospectives discussion about what we learned and what inspired us as well as a “reveal” of next year’s venue and theme.

 

Breakfast available from 06:30

08:00 - 09:30

SESSION 12

LEARNING FROM INNOVATION

Galleria Walk

Lessons Learned from Introducing a New Method for Innovation and Creativity
*Drew Boyd, Professor, University of Cincinnati, co-author of Thinking Inside the Box, and author, So You Want to be a Professor? (USA)

How to Form Innovation Teams in Large Corporations
*Ingeborg Molster, Molster International (Germany) and Continental (TBD)

Disruption in Large Companies: Beyond Innovation Theatre—Trust Your Own People
*Michael Diebold, Founder and Managing Director, Meisterwerk Ventures (Germany)

Lessons Learned: Moving from a Big Corporate to Co-Founding a New Technology Startup
Shad Hallam, CEO and Co-Founder, FlexeGRAPH, formerly DPDHL (Sweden) (TBD)

09:30 - 10:00

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks | Foyer of the Meeting Room

10:00 - 12:00

SESSION 13

RETHINKING AND REDEFINING LEARNING: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND LEADERSHIP

Galleria Walk

Insights from the Science of Thinking: Trends in Learning Impacting How Companies Advance the Development of Their Employees
*Michellana Jester, Lecturer, Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management (USA)
This presentation will share insights from the science of thinking and how trends in learning may impact how businesses advance their employees' development.

The Critical Need for Inspiring Visions and Visionary Leadership—Visions that fire up people and drive development
*Gunnar Georg, Compassion Consulting (Sweden)
We need more inspiring visions and visionary leadership in the world right now. Visions that bring direction, hope and energy. This session is a sharing of 20 years of experiences on what makes a vision powerful and also on common pitfalls. You are invited to share your experiences and questions.

Redefining Leadership: A Critical Discussion of Humanism in Management, and the Human Performance for Life Approach
*Rasmus Moeller and *Jakob Hansen, Partners, Double You Partners (Denmark)
Recent research in the field of human performance claims that managers must take a “human-to-human” perspective and use this leadership style in order to be successful. Yet the most influential paradigm for human performance still seems to be driven, and even deepened, by its integration with advanced technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). But the executive leadership team is in this way further distanced from the “machine” they operate and the people they lead. But in visualizing and creating a leadership development framework for the future, what must we learn from this paradox in order to be of real service to future leaders? This we would like to explore with you in this session.

Lessons Learned and Issues in Designing an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Business and Leadership Program
*Kenneth Rhee, Professor and Dean, School of Business and Leadership, Nazareth College (USA)
As artificial intelligence gains more traction in many different organizations, higher educational institutions are jumping into the bandwagon by offering programs in artificial intelligence.  Most of these programs are technical programs (coding, machine learning, and algorithms) embroidered with topics on ethics and humanities.  My school is embarking on a program in artificial intelligence that takes a different approach to amalgamate technical AI, business, and leadership.  The tripartite approach will produce a synergistic educational experience for students that will help them to effectively integrate AI with business processes and practice enlightened leadership that will help organizations to optimize human-machine interactions. 

Integrating New Technologies and Ways of Learning
*Guiseppe Auricchio, Executive Director, Learning Innovation Unit, IESE Business School, University of Navarra (Spain)

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 15:00

SESSION 14

Parallel with SESSION 15

INTERNATIONAL STARTUP COMMUNITIES: COLLABORATION and MUTUAL LEARNING

Plenary/Galleria Walk

*Bengt Eliasson, Silicon Vikings (Sweden and USA)

*Jim Myrick, Co-Organizer, Innovation Outposts Silicon Valley (USA)
[Link]

*Nick L. Johnson, Applico (USA)

Jean-Michel Ledru, EDHEC Entrepreneurs Incubator & Accelerator Director / MSc in entrepreneurship Co-Director located at StationF (TBD)

Representatives from Innovation and Startup Communities from Amsterdam, Berlin (TBD)

13:00 - 15:00

SESSION 15

Parallel with SESSION 14

ACTION LEARNING'S FUTURE: THEORIES, OBJECTIVES AND PRACTICES

Introduction and Galleria Walk

*Yury Boshyk, Global Executive Learning (GEL)
An Overview of the many varieties of Action Learning (31 at last count) and where Action Learning needs to go in order to stay relevant in the 21st century

*Lars Cederholm, President, CCT (Sweden and USA)
“No matter where you look in India you must expect the unexpected. There is always a lesson of some kind if you can scale away the obvious trappings where we from the west tend to get stuck. I would like to speak about Auroville in India where I have gone several times with my family to explore a place where seekers come together to not only physically build a city out of a desert, but also to do it with the vision to develop universal consciousness in a parallel process—to  grow together and deepen the understanding of the human condition. Truly action learning.”
[Link]

*Ruth Cook, Managing Director, Action Learning Associates (U.K.)
*John Heywood, Executive Coach and Action Learning Facilitator (U.K.)
Lessons learned from facilitating Action Learning Sets, and Virtual Action Learning

*Wyn Owen, Organizational Development Consultant, Ymgynghorydd Datblygu Sefydliadol (U.K.)
Utilizing Action Learning in Postgraduate Leadership Programs and Academic modules
Having successfully utilized Action Learning as part of a postgraduate module namely “Facilitation for Organizational Leadership”, Wyn became curious about how and how many other level 7 programs were also employing elements of Action Learning. This lively, fun, and interactive session will explore the benefits, complexities, challenges and issues of Action Learning in this context and also consider how best to evaluate the impact of Action learning on Higher Education Leadership programmes.

New Ways of Helping Teachers and Students
*Charles Margerison, Founder of Amazing People Worldwide and Team Management System’s (Australia)
New ways of helping students and teachers become stronger in wellbeing and character issues with particular reference to advances in positive psychology.

The GNOSIS 4R Framework and Sensuous Learning
Elena Antonacopoulou, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Liverpool Management School (U.K.) (TBD)
The impact of art-based methods in improving practical judgement in professional practices. Advancing and extending the work of my mentor, the late Chris Argyris.

15:00 - 15:15

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks | Foyer of the Meeting Room

15:15 - 16:00

SESSION 16

AUTHORS and THEIR RECENT WORK

*Drew Boyd, Professor, University of Cincinnati, co-author of Thinking Inside the Box, and recent author of So You Want to be a Professor? (USA)

*Bernard Coulaty, author of New Deal of Employee Engagement: A Sustainable Body-and-Mind Management Model (most recently in French as Engagement 4.0: Pour une experience durable au travail, avec et par les collaborateurs) (France)

*Paolo Gallo, Adjunct Professor, Ashridge Executive Education, Hult International Business School, author of The Compass and the Radar: The Art of Building a Rewarding Career While Remaining True to Yourself; formerly with the World Bank, and the World Economic Forum (Switzerland)

*Nick L. Johnson, co-author of Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy (USA)

*Fernando Lanzer, Managing Partner, LCO Partners, author of Organizational Culture and Climate: Understanding, Maintaining and Changing. (The Netherlands)

16:00 - 17:00

SESSION 17

WISDOM PANEL

*Thierry Bonetto, Founder and Senior Advisor, Learning Futures, formerly Group Learning & Development Director, Global Head of the Danone Academy (France)

*Paul Nieminen, Human and Organizational Development, UPS (USA)

*Silvia Vanini, Chief Organization and HR Officer at Biesse Group, formerly VP Leadership and Knowledge Development with Pirelli (Italy) (TBD)

17:00 - 18:00

SESSION 18

Retrospectives on the 2019 Global Forum

The 2020, 25th Global Forum 15-17 June: Venue and Theme

18:00

CLOSURE

18:00 - 22:00 (+)

REFRESHMENTS AND FINAL DINNER

logo la jatteCafé LA JATTE - [Link]
60 boulevard Vital Bouhot (Ile de la Jatte) 92200 Neuilly sur Seine
Walking distance about 1,6 km app. 21 min. / Hotel’s Taxi-Shuttle-Service

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