25th ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM

ON STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATIONS, LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING

BOSTSON CAMBRIDGE | USA | 14 - 16 JUNE, 2021

Theme: The Future

Venue: 
MIT Media Lab, Main Campus, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E14/E15, 6th floor, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

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(Please note that * indicates confirmed; (tbc) to be confirmed; updated versions of the detailed program will be issued monthly)

Sunday, 13. June, 2021

14:00 - 17:00

Optional Tour of Boston/Cambridge (tbc)
Optional Tour of the MIT Campus with students (tbc)

13:45 | Meet in the Hotel Lobby

17:00 - 18:30

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel | 50 Broadway, Cambridge, Mass. 02142 USA

Welcome Reception - 26th Floor, Presidential Suite

Get together, relaxed atmosphere and refreshments

Monday, 14. June, 2021
Room: MIT Media Lab, Main Campus, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E14/E15, 6th floor

DAY 1 THEME:
GLOBAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE FUTURE AND THE NEED FOR STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATIONS

08:00 - 08:30

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Plenary

*Yury Boshyk, Chairperson, the Global Forum, and CEO, Global Executive Learning (Canada)

*Jake Cohen, Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT (USA)
[Link]

*Donald R. Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT, and member of the 25th Global Forum Organizing Committee (USA)
[Link]

08:30 - 10:30

SESSION 1

GLOBAL ISSUES INFLUENCING STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATIONS: PRESENT AND FUTURE

Plenary

Experiences and Lessons Learned from the 2020 Pandemic

Perspectives from leaders from across the world

Some Global Issues Influencing Strategic Transformations, Leadership and Learning

*Yury Boshyk, CEO of Global Executive Learning, and formerly Professor, External Environment of Business, IMD
[Link]

Navigating into the Future in Turbulent Times for Multinational Companies
*Penny Naas, Vice President and Managing Director for International Public Affairs, UPS, formerly at Citi, and Director, Office of Europe, US Department of Commerce (USA)
[Link]

A CEO Perspective
Mohamad Ali, CEO, International Data Group (IDG) (USA) (tbc)
[Link] | [Link]

Strategy, Geopolitics and Sustainability: Global Complexity in a Turbulent World
*Mike Rosenberg, Professor of Strategy, Geopolitics and Sustainability, IESE Business School, and author of Strategy and Geopolitics: Understanding Global Complexity in a Turbulent World (Spain and USA)
[Link]

On the USA
Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of Global Economics and Management Group, MIT Sloan School of Management, and co-author with Jonathan Gruber most recently of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream (USA) (tbc)
[Link]

On China
Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning at the MIT Sloan School of Management and author of Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics: Entrepreneurship and the State (USA) (tbc)
[Link]

On Europe | Post Brexit
Karel Lannoo, CEO, Centre for European Policy Studies (Belgium) (tbc)
[Link]

The U.N. Global Compact and Its Impact on Business
Danica Purg, Dean and President, IEDC-Bled School of Business, and Founding President, Slovenia UN Global Compact (Slovenia) (tbc)
[Link]

10:30 - 10:45

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks

10:45 - 12:45

SESSION 2

REGIONAL AND LOCAL ISSUES INFLUENCING EMERGING FUTURES:
AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST, ASIA AND INDIA, EUROPE, NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Galleria Walk Panels

Discussions will be led by Global Forum community members from these regions and countries.

12:45 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:30

SESSION 3

Plenary

SHAPING THE FUTURE THROUGH THE QUESTIONS WE ASK AND THE BEST WAYS OF ASKING THEM
*Marilee Adams, Founder and CEO, Inquiry Institute International, Adjunct Professor, American University, and author of Change Your Questions and Change Your Life, and most recently, Teaching that Changes Lives. (USA)
[Link]

*Steve Miranda, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (USA)
[Link]
Since success belongs to those people and organizations that learn faster than the rate of change, designing and living into new, desirable futures can only be successful for those that strategically and pervasively learn and operate from curiosity and questions—about everything

14:30 - 14:45

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks

14:45 - 15:30

SESSION 4

Plenary

“LOOKING AROUND THE CORNER”: THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY AND THE BROADER IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
*Brad Benson, Vice President and General Manager of Software Central, Intel Corporation (USA)
Key technology trends and how they fit into the broader system that we call society, and the need to better align the pace of change driven by technology advancements with the ability of social systems to adapt.
[Link]

 

Departure to MIT Lecture Hall

16:00 - 17:00

SESSION 5

Plenary

CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
 *Don Sadoway,
John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT (USA)
[Link]

17:15

Sub-groups depart for Outside-In meetings

17:30 - 18:30

SESSION 6

LOCAL OUTSIDE-IN MEETINGS WITH INNOVATIVE PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES

In Sub-groups at the Media Lab and in the Cambridge area

Content

19:00

Global Forum Reception and Dinner

 Catalyst Restaurant, 300 Technology Square, Cambridge MA 02139
[Link]

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Tuesday, 15. June, 2021
Room: MIT Media Lab, Main Campus, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E14/E15, 6th floor

DAY 2 THEME:
TRANSFORMATIONS WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE:
INDUSTRY, COMPANY, CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP

08:00 - 09:00

Session 7

Plenary

My Lessons Learned from Turnarounds and Transformations
*Tomas Carlsson,
President and CEO, NCC (Sweden)
[Link] | [Link]

09:00 - 10:00

Session 8

Plenary

Transforming from a Hierarchical to an Agile Organization: Eli Lilly and Company
*Stefan Bauer, Transformation and Strategy Leader for Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Germany)
[Link]
Hans. W. Steisslinger, Partner, Terra Institute (Germany) (tbc)
[Link]
Practical experiences from a profound transformational journey over six years, among them: models that were used for individual and organizational transformation; a five-year cultural transformation map;sharing outcomes, as for example. being the first pharma company that has a certified Common Goods Balance; and sharing of learnings of this transformational journey.

10:00 - 10:15

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks

10:15 - 12:15

Session 9

INDUSTRY AND COMPANY TRANSFORMATIONS

Galleria Walk –participants choose 4 of 7 topics; 25-30 minutes per discussion

The Future of Mobility, Climate Change and the Automotive Industry
*Wolfgang Braun, CEO and Owner, Meta M& A, formerly Executive Advisor, Daimler (Germany)
A look at the ecosystem of CO2 and the consequences for future mobility--and how the automotive industry is, and will, respond to the challenges.
[Link]

The Future of the Media Industry
Per Wingerup, Senior Vice Present, Learning and Development, CBS Corporation (USA) (tbc)
[Link]

Bertelsmann
*Hays Steilberg, Executive Vice President Corporate HR, Executives and Talent, Bertelsmann (Germany)
[Link] | [Link]

Nedbank
*Kershini Govender, Executive Head, Transformation and Strategy, Nedbank (South Africa)
[Link] | [Link]

UPS
*Sharon Marshall, Executive Development Program Manager, UPS (USA)
[Link] | [Link]

Vossloh Cogifer
*Nicolas Helary, Board Member, Director General and Chief Financial Officer, formerly Siemens (France)
[Link]
*Pierre-Henri Bougeant, Head, Transformation Office (France)
[Link] | [Link] | [Link]

12:15 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Session 10

LEADERSHIP AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT: PRESENT TRENDS AND EMERGING FUTURE ISSUES AND CONCERNS

Galleria Walk—participants take part in 3 of 5 discussion topics for 25-30 minutes per topic

*Bonnie Timms Hagemann, CEO, Executive Development Associates (USA)
[Link] | [Link]
Results of a survey of major global companies on leadership development needs and related issues

Future-Proofing Your Workforce: Five Global Trends that will Impact Your Talent Strategy
*Leagh Turner, President and COO, Ceridian, formerly SAP (Canada)
[Link] | [Link
*Karen Hanna, TKB Hanna and Associates (Canada)
[Link] | [Link]
Among the trends to be discussed: the strategic adoption of technology, the skills gap and the rise of the knowledge worker, designing to the desires of the multi-generational workforce, and managing compliance and regulatory complexity.

Leadership Wisdom in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machines
*Ken S. Rhee, Dean, School of Business and Leadership, Nazareth College (USA)
[Link] | [Link]
 In the twentieth century, science and technology dominated the conversation in the management and leadership arena. The leadership/management concepts such as scientific management and digital leadership are a direct extension of such emphasis. What about our current twenty-first century? Should these concepts continue to influence and impact how we lead and manage? Even though it sounds paradoxical, in the age of Artificial Intelligence, the dominant paradigm in leadership and management should be virtuous leadership and the demonstration of more wisdom.

Developing Leaders at Scale –Challenges and Opportunities
Fiona Stewart, Managing Consultant, LTA People (Australia) (tbc)
[Link] | [Link]
An exploration of the tensions of consistency, customisation and targeting complexity of mind appropriate to different levels of leadership across the enterprise.

Attracting and Retaining a Global Workforce in the Shadow of Google, Facebook and Apple
*Deanna Grams, Vice President of People Operations, Tunein, formerly with Disney Interactive (USA)
[Link] | [Link]

14:30 - 16:30

SESSION 11

LEADERSHIP, TALENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURES: PRESENT AND FUTURE

Galleria Walk-Participants take part in all 4 of 5 topics for 25-30 minutes per topic discussion

Views and Experiences with “Real Leaders”
*Gunnar George, Managing Director, Compassion Communication (Sweden)
[Link]
The role of vision and determination to shape and form the future.
Why have we started to talk about real leaders? How does it differ from just being a leader? And why is it so important for the future? This is a discussion on what it takes to be a real leader, who they are today, and where they come from.

Transforming the Accounting Profession — Measuring What Matters
*Gordon Beal, Vice President, Research, Guidance and Support, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
[Link] | [Link]
*Tammie Plouffe, Managing Partner, Innovative Pathways (Canada)
[Link] | [Link]
Like many professions, accounting is in the midst of an era of exponential change. In the future landscape, the challenge will be to understand how the torrent of digital information flows into organizations, how to assess and evaluate that data, especially in light of emerging thinking on sustainable business practices, and then leverage those insights to deliver value. The key to our transformation is fully harnessing the power of information in the new data-driven world and measuring what matters. Our dilemma has two components: Supporting our membership through a complex change process while helping others (those who turn to Accountants for services and support) re-align their thinking on the role of the Accountant.

The Future State of Organizational Cultures
*Paul K. Nieminen, Mosaic Workshops, formerly, Enterprise Practice Lead, Culture and Change Management, UPS (USA)
[Link]

Corporate Cultures in Global Companies: Past, Present and Future--Expired, Desired or Aspired?
*Susan Hetrick, Group Head of HR Development, Group Human Resources, Bank ABC (Arab Banking Corporation), formerly with the World Bank Group (Bahrain)
[Link] | [Link]

Accelerating Organizational Culture Change and Leadership with Action Learning Approaches: Past Present and Future
*Catherine Lemyre, Vice President, Culture and Talent, Intelerad Medical Systems, formerly Human Resource Director, Roche (Canada)
[Link] | [Link]
*Nathalie Sabourin, Sabourin Consult (Canada)
During an organizational culture changeover the past three yearswe have worked together in designing and implementing a Leadership Development Program for various leaders at Intelerad. ActionLearning approaches, including Codevelopment, were integrated in this program. We will present past and present successes in order to explore future paths and insights with participants.
[Link] | [Link]

Informal and Optional Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks

16:30 - 18:30

SESSION 12

Authors’ Session

Galleria Walk
Recent and forthcoming publications by Global Forum community members. Every 30 minutes participants select an “author station” for 4 discussion rounds. In alphabetical order by author(s)

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching and Life, 3rd edition
*Marilee Adams

Accelerating Sustainable Business and Leadership Transformations: A Guide to Business Driven Action Learning
(forthcoming)
*Yury Boshyk and *Michellana Jester

Three Key Success Factors for Transforming Your Business: Mindset, Infrastructure, Capability
Michael Hagemann, Vice President First Choice Change Management, Deutsche Post/DHL (Germany) (tbc)
(published in German as “Changemanagement fur Praktiker: Mindset-Infrastructure-Capability”, forthcoming in English 2020)

Leading with Vision: The Leader’s Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce
*Bonnie Timm Hagemann

Talent Trouble™: How Leaders Can Quickly Harness Trouble and Unleash Talent to Deliver Results
*Karen Hanna and *Tammie Plouffe

Toxic Corporate Cultures
(forthcoming)
*Susan Hetrick

The Nature of the Chinese State
(forthcoming)
Yasheng Huang (tbc)

Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream Jump Starting America
Simon Johnson and Jonathan Gruber (tbc)

Strategic Organizational Learning: Using System Dynamics for Innovation and Sustained Performance
*Victoria Marsick, co-author, with Martha A. Gephart

Rehumanizing Organizations: Cultural Evolution for Individuals, Corporations, and Society
(forthcoming)
*Paul Nieminen (USA)
[Link]

Executive Ownership: Creating Highly Effective Leadership
*Dan Norenberg, Executive Ownershift (Germany)
While mainstream leadership development continues to focus on leader development at an individual level, Norenberg believes that leadership performance and organizational results are best achieved by addressing leadership development as a team of leaders construct. 
[Link] | [Link]

How You Learn is How You Live: Using Nine Ways of Learning to Transform Your Life
*Kay Peterson, and co-author David Kolb (USA)
[Link] | [Link]

Reflection Journal for Action Learning Facilitators: A Guide
(forthcoming)
*Rose Pillay, Learning and Development Specialist, Learning and Development, IDC (Industrial Development Corporation), formerly, Eskom (South Africa)
The guide is intended to help facilitators on their journey as facilitators to become mindful of the deeper transformation that will occur if they are true to the process of reflection and questioning of Self.
[Link]

Co-Development: A Guide for Practitioners of Collaborative and Peer-to-Peer Coaching and Learning (forthcoming) 

(An updated English language guide of Nathalie’s co-authored 2017 book in French, “Collaborer et Agir-Mieux et Autrement: Guide pratique pour implanter des groups de Codeveloppement professionnel”) 

*Nathalie Sabourin with *Catherine Lemyre (Canada)

Lessons Learned from Helping to Write a Case Study for a Business School
*Stefan Bauer (Germany)

18:30

Departure

Departure to MIT Museum

 

Private viewing and reception followed by the
Global Forum/General Robert “Lex” Dilworth Awards

 

GLOBAL FORUM PRIVATE DINNER
MIT-Museum

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Wednesday, 16. June, 2021
Room: MIT Media Lab, Main Campus, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building E14/E15, 6th floor

DAY 3 THEME:
THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP, LEARNING AND INNOVATION

08:00 - 09:30

SESSION 13

Plenary

The Future of Leadership
*Joe Raelin
, Professor Emeritus, Boston College, Associate Editor of the journal, Action Learning: Research and Practice, author of several books, most recently “The Leaderful Fieldbook: Strategies and Activities for Deveoping Leadership in Everyone”.
[Link]

The Future of Learning
*Victoria Marsick, Professor of Adult Learning and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University and consultant (USA) co-author of several books, most recently “Strategic Organizational Learning: Using System Dynamics for Innovation and Sustained Performance”
[Link] | [Link]
Discussant: *Michellana Jester, Lecturer, Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Board Member, and Volunteer, Harvard Business School Community Action Partners (CAP) (USA)
[Link]

09:30 - 10:00

SESSION 14

Plenary

The Future of Innovation
*Drew Boyd
, Professor-Educator, Marketing and Innovation, University of Cincinnati; formerly with Johnson & Johnson, and author of So You want to be a Professor: How to Land Your Dream Job in Academia, and co-author of Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results (USA)
[Link] | [Link]

10:00 - 10:15

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks

10:15 - 12:15

SESSION 15

APPROACHES TO INNOVATION AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Galleria Walk Workshops

Innovation and Creativity on Demand
*Drew Boyd (USA)

Open Innovation and Other Startup Tools and Techniques for Business Transformation Initiatives
*Jim Myrick and *Anders Ericsson, Senior Partners, Serious Fun, formerly, Vice President, Seco Consultancy Services, and Vice President of Strategy and Innovation (Sweden and USA)
[Link]

MIT’s Israel Action Learning Lab: Lessons Learned and Future Developments
*Jake Cohen (USA)

A New Assesment Tool to Integrate Team Learning and Individual Learning Styles
*Kay Peterson, Founder, Institute for Experiential Learning (USA)

Learning is the key to team effectiveness. The new Team Learning Report, developed by David A. Kolb and Kay Peterson, assesses learning style preferences of members and creates a team learning style profile. This allows the team to build awareness of the specialized or deeply diverse perspectives of members and determine how they will leverage this information to share leadership and negotiate a shared purpose, as well as understand how the team works best, and how to develop individually and collectively. 

Learning Organizations in Action
*Thierry Bonetto, Founder and Senior advisor, Learning Futures, formerly Director of Learning and Development, and Global Head, Danone Academy (France)
[Link]

12:15 - 13:00

Buffet Lunch

13:00 - 15:00

SESSION 16

ACTION & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: VARIETIES AND PERSPECTIVES

Galleria Walk Workshops
Participants choose 4 of the 5 discussions for 25-30 minutes per topic

Agile Action Learning: The Need for Accelerated Learning in Highly Disruptive Environments
*Bernhard Hauser, Professor, Change Management and Action Learning, University for Applied Management (Germany)
In recent years new approaches have become popular like scrum for software development and agile leadership. Agile Action Learning (AGAL) is a way of connecting Critical Action Learning with frameworks like agility and startup development principles. In this contribution I will give a programmatic outlook based on our current work and dialogues with colleagues.
[Link]

Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL) and Blended Learning at UPS
*Sharon Marshall, UPS (USA), and *Yury Boshyk (Canada), *Chantal Fleuret (France), *Michellana Jester (USA), Sanjay Kabe (India) *Harold Weinstein (USA), Global Executive Learning; and *Mike Rosenberg, IESE (Spain and USA)

Co-Development and Action Learning
*Nathalie Sabourin, Sabourin Consult Group (Canada) and
*Catherine Lemyre, VP Culture and Talent, Intelerad Medical Systems, formerly HR Director, Roche, Canada (Canada)

Virtual Action Learning on a Global Scale
*Ruth Cook, Managing Director, Action Learning Associates (U.K.)
[Link]

Global Leaders Program in Asia and the Hope Makers Leadership Program with the UAE Government: A Developmental and Experiential Approach
Eric Stryson, Executive Director, Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) (Hong Kong) (tbc)
[Link]

15:00 - 15:15

Break

Coffee | Tea | Snacks

15:15 - 16:30

SESSION 17

Wisdom Panel: Transformational Influences in Life: Why I Am Who I Am and Why I Do What I Do

Plenary

 (*Global Forum community partners invited to attend)
*Marilee Adams,*Brad Benson,*Ruth Cook,*Victoria Marsick,*Joe Raelin

16:30 - 17:30

SESSION 18

Retrospectives and Panel Summary

Plenary

17:30

CLOSURE

18:15

OPTIONAL DINNER
BUS TRANSFER TO FENWAY PARK

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