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23rd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference
June 04 - 05, 2019 (Brooklyn, NY)

25th Annual Leadership Development Conference - San Diego
June 06 - 07, 2019 (San Diego, CA)

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Peer Networks

Coaching & Leadership Development Council
This Council, dedicated to sharing, creating and implementing best practices and protocols that will drive business results, helps senior leaders develop within their organizations. Members value the confidential meetings and expert speakers.

Strategic Workforce Planning Council
This council takes on the challenge of implementing and maturing SWP to maximize its benefit. Meetings are confidential and the emphasis is on relevant insights that members can use to manage risks and leverage talent.

Change & Transformation Council
Our mission is to advance the practice of change management by creating new thought leadership and developing capabilities for extraordinary performance.

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Publications

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

The gap between the consumer and the business outlook widens.

(Economics Watch Reports, December 2018)

Disability in the Workplace in China

China has adopted a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to disability in the workplace – incentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training and retaining employees with disabilities.

(China Center Publications, December 2018)

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Webcasts

Human Capital Watch
December 19, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

Join our December Human Capital Watch webcast as our researchers highlight findings from a new study which examines success-driven leadership approaches in M&A transactions. CPE credit available

Global Leadership Forecast
January 08, 2019 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

Join this interactive webcast on the topic of Digital-Era Leadership, featuring Amanda Popiela from The Conference Board and Joe Dettmann from EY. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

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Blogs

Living Your Purpose: Driving and Measuring Business Adoption
Leading businesses are turning to purpose to articulate their mission, power growth, unite and motivate the organization, and become future-ready in a world of non-stop change. Companies can and should use purpose intentionally to figure out how to run their businesses. (Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Blog, December 2018)

Q&A with Daniel Sunderland: Deloitte Chief Auditor’s Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
This Q&A with Daniel Sunderland discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as Chief Auditor at Deloitte. He touches on topics like the influence of the external auditor in the job of the corporate director and the definition of tone at the top. (The Governance Center Blog, December 2018)

Mayo Clinic Communications: Investing in our Talent
As strategic consultants to senior leaders, communicators play a critical role in driving outcomes, which makes it important for communications teams to develop robust employee development plans that suit the needs of the organization. Mayo Clinic begins with identifying accountabilities, establishes required competencies at each level, and tracks career progression tailored to individual employees’ own goals. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, December 2018)

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