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Knowledgeable about how businesses operate; continually scans the environment for changing conditions and to understand competitors; applies best practices and proven management techniques to drive revenues and results.

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Highlights

The Future of Work: Frontline Challenges in an Era of Digital Transformation

August 2018

Based on the insights of more than 250 C-suite and senior level executives who attended The Future of Work: The Strategic HR Joint Council Meeting in May 2018, this report outlines the future of work and the evolutionary impact digital transformation is having, and will have, on business organizations from the perspective of HR executives.

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Global Leadership Forecast

November 13, 2018

Join this interactive webcast on the topic of Building A Coaching Culture & Mentoring For Impact, featuring Amy Lui Abel from The Conference Board and Stephanie Neal from DDI. HRCI, SHRM, CPE, and CCE credit available

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Nonprofit Board Experience Develops Employees for Leadership

(Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, October 2018)

Eighty percent of people who serve on nonprofit boards describe themselves as better leaders, the result of developing skills like board governance, networking, strategic planning, and communication. By supporting meaningful leadership and community engagement, companies that promote nonprofit board service help to grow employees’ value to the company.

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Products & Services

Publications

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Webcasts

  • Window On Political Risks Analysis: Outlook for 2019

    October 24, 2018

    Many global organizations are facing large financial exposures to political risks due increasing geopolitical concerns. Join our expert panel to learn what are the biggest sources of political risk for businesses and how should businesses mitigate or cope with these risks, and plan for a response. CPE credit available

  • Global Leadership Forecast

    November 13, 2018

    Join this interactive webcast on the topic of Building A Coaching Culture & Mentoring For Impact, featuring Amy Lui Abel from The Conference Board and Stephanie Neal from DDI. HRCI, SHRM, CPE, and CCE credit available

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Blogs

  • Nonprofit Board Experience Develops Employees for Leadership

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, October 2018)

    Eighty percent of people who serve on nonprofit boards describe themselves as better leaders, the result of developing skills like board governance, networking, strategic planning, and communication. By supporting meaningful leadership and community engagement, companies that promote nonprofit board service help to grow employees’ value to the company.
  • eBay Revitalizing Main Street by Helping Small Businesses Thrive Locally and Sell Globally

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, October 2018)

    Retail is increasingly online, but nearly 75 percent of small businesses don’t have any e-commerce presence and less than 2 percent export, making it difficult for them to thrive in local—sometimes depressed—markets. Retail Revival, a new initiative from eBay, helps small businesses in Akron, OH, Lansing, MI, and Wolverhampton, UK, take their products to the global market. Retail Revival is a community program that draws on the strengths of the company—an example other companies could follow.
  • Arts & Business Partnerships Continue to Strengthen Both Sectors, Research Finds

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, October 2018)

    Nearly a quarter of companies expect to increase their funding for the arts in the next 12 months, and only seven percent expect to decrease arts funding. Companies can use the arts to improve the economy and quality of life in communities and to foster creativity in their workforce. Partnerships with arts organizations provide interesting opportunities for companies to engage employees, promote diversity, and drive innovation.

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