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14th Annual Succession Management Conference
November 08 - 09, 2018 (New York, NY)

14th Annual Organization Design Conference
November 08 - 09, 2018 (New York, NY)

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Peer Networks

Health Leadership Council
A peer network of Chief Medical Officers and Health Executives who decide an agenda of pressing issues and discuss these issues from their various perspectives with invited speakers, share strategies and best practices that extend beyond the Council forum

Strategy Executives Council
The Council is designed for the senior most executive responsible for strategic planning organization wide. It provides a private forum for exchange of relevant ideas and issues. Members value the confidentiality and high level focus of the discussions.

Chief Human Resources Officers Council
Executives engage in strategic discussions on challenges currently facing chief human resources officers. Members value the expert speakers, benchmarking opportunities, and ability to problem solve and share strategies unique to senior HR professionals.

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Global Labor Market Outlook 2018: Finding Ways to Counteract Worker Shortages

The global economy has entered 2018 with strong economic growth, and the US is not alone in experiencing a tightened labor market, leading to several labor market challenges for businesses in advanced economies.

(Key Business Issues, March 2018)

Reviving Professional Development: A New Approach for Millennials

This Giving Thoughts article explores an emerging model to help companies revive professional development, focused on purpose-driven, service-based leadership learning that also supports corporate social impact.

(Research Report, March 2018)

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Window On Trade Policy Measures
March 28, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

As the US Administration threatens to further unlevel the playing field for global trade, what does this mean for the global economy, global commerce and business growth? How will governments respond, and what should businesses do to mitigate the possible negative impacts and leverage the opportunities it may provide? CPE Credit Available.

Using Analytics to Meet Your Company's Strategic Goals
March 29, 2018 03:00 PM ET [15:00] (New York), 07:00 PM UTC [19:00]

How can data and analytics be used to help your business achieve its strategic goals? Join top practitioners from Nielsen and VF Corporation as they discuss how they've used analytics to help their companies retain high-performing, at-risk employees and enable successful transformation at their organization. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available.

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Companies See Gun Reform as a CSR Issue: Why Now?
This weekend, Americans will join students in the March For Our Lives to demand that safety and the lives of our young people become a priority. Marchers will call for an end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Ever since the horrific murder of students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) School in Parkland, Florida, not only are individuals responding to the MSD students’ call for action, but companies as well. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, March 2018)

How Will Blockchain Technology Change Organizational Governance?
Many of the corporate board monitoring costs can be drastically reduced, if not eliminated, by using blockchain to establish trust between directors and shareholders. (On Governance, March 2018)

GDPR Will Expose Brands That Don’t Care About Their Customers
On its surface, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has touched off a technical fire drill for American companies operating in Europe. These new data privacy rules, set to take effect in May, have companies scrambling to inventory their data and develop systems and policies that comply. But as challenging as GDPR may be for those working on compliance, the regulations should force a much-deeper appraisal of what values companies apply to their interactions with customers. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, March 2018)

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