2018 HR Think Tank: Rethinking Leadership Potential
Why You Should Attend!
The nature and pace of work has changed, and mounting business pressures have made it risky to rely on a small set of high potential players to push organizations forward. Not only are many of these “hi-po” leaders facing unsustainable levels of stress and burnout, but organizations are ignoring their largest source of potential, which is spread out and hidden among your broader workforce not identified as hi-pos. Research also shows that while 65% of companies have high-potential leadership programs, 68% say they are not very effective. Perhaps the solution isn’t more leaders, but more leadership.
This interactive session will challenge everything you thought you knew about leadership potential and start a discussion on a better approach. Join us as we explore:
- Why leadership potential isn’t what it used to be
- Why high-potential programs aren’t working
- How to surface, activate, and accelerate leadership potential
We’ll exchange stories and insights at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2018 HR Think Tank: Rethinking Leadership Potential, in partnership with the DDI team. Join Human Capital Leaders from across the nation to discuss better ways to unleash your organization’s leadership potential.
The "2018 HR Think Tank: Rethinking Leadership Potential" in New York
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We work side by side with people who are relentless about identifying and developing leaders who perform and will leave an enduring legacy. Because better leaders lead to a better future, we've been obsessed with the science and practice of leadership for nearly five decades. We help clients uniquely define and achieve great leadership at every level of their organization, from aspiring leaders to the C-suite. Our promise remains: Together, we can co-create a solution that's aligned with your business context and aimed squarely at your business goals using our leadership expertise in Strategy, Selection, Development, and Succession Management.
This event will feature insights from top executives, including:
Warner Media View Bio »
Michelle is the Senior Vice President of Talent Management and the Head of Corporate Human Resources at Time Warner Inc. These roles include responsibility for executive development, talent management and succession planning, change management as well as strategic human resource business partnership.
Formerly, Michelle was a Managing Director, Head of Global Leadership and Talent Development, and Head of the Business University for the Americas at UBS. She created a full range of leadership, management, and talent development strategies and initiatives for UBS globally from 2004-2011. Offerings ranged from graduate hire programs through to executive leadership and external client education. Many of these programs were recognized with external awards.
Prior roles in organizations include Charles Schwab & Co., Smith Barney Shearson (which became Travelers and ultimately Citi) and JP Morgan. Michelle brings a strong background in human resource business partner consulting, building corporate learning centers, talent management and large- scale change efforts. Michelle is an extremely creative professional who enjoys leading teams and working to accomplish business results.
Michelle is currently on the Board of FRED and has served on; the Board of ASTD, was Co- Founder of the Wall Street CLO Club and President and Executive Committee member of the Conference Board Learning Council 2007-2011. Michelle is a frequent speaker at conferences including the Conference Board, The NeuroLeadership Institute, Fortune magazine, and Internationally.
Previous distinctions include being featured on the cover of the Chief Learning Officer Magazine. Michelle also serves as an advisor to Fiver, a non-profit organization dedicated to the long- term development of underserved children in the NYC area.
Michelle resides in Connecticut with her husband, three children and a Maltese dog. She enjoys cake decorating, art collage and traveling.
DDI View Bio »
Based in DDI’s New York City office, Jazmine leads a team of consultants and works with multinational organizations to drive business performance with their leadership selection, development, and succession management strategies. An industrial-organizational psychologist with special expertise in leadership and business impact analytics, Jazmine has provided expert advice to numerous Fortune 100 and 500 organizations in the form of leadership strategy consulting and executive coaching.
Jazmine previously managed DDI’s Center for Analytics and Behavioral Research (CABER) and has presented on leadership and talent trends at international industry conferences and events. She has managed and published global research studies including DDI’s Global Leadership Forecast, Global Selection Forecast, Women Work: The Benefits of Closing the Gender Gap, and Women as Mentors: Does She or Doesn’t She? A Global Study of Businesswomen and Mentoring.
Sanofi North America View Bio »
Benoit Massal is Vice President, Head of North America Talent Management at Sanofi. Most recently Benoit was Head of HR for Sanofi in Canada.
A French citizen trained as an Aerospace engineer in France, Benoit started his career in the Automotive industry where he took positions of growing responsibility, including management of design teams, within the Engineering and Design division of Renault-Nissan.
He joined the Pharmaceutical industry (sanofi-synthelabo) in 2003, played a key role in the integration of sanofi-synthelabo and Aventis businesses. He went on to serve as Chief of Staff for the Head of Intercontinental Operations, and in 2006 Chief of Staff for the President & CEO of sanofi-aventis US Pharmaceutical Operations.
He joined the US HR team in 2008 and took on the role of Sr Director of HR Strategy & Org Effectiveness. He took on the responsibility for the NA Talent & Workforce Planning Center of Expertise late 2011 and was assigned the role of Head of HR for Canada in 2014. He has been in his current role since July 2016.
Benoit and his wife, Kosha, and their children Emma and Julien, reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.
New York Life View Bio »
Michael Molinaro is Chief Learning Officer of New York Life, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845; the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States and one of the largest life insurers in the world. Michael joined the firm in 2009.
As Chief Learning Officer Michael looks after Learning, Leadership Development, OD, and Organizational Effectiveness practices across the company.
Prior to joining New York Life Michael spent 12 years in London, England where he was Head of Learning for Deutsche Bank in the UK from 1998-2005 and was UK Head of Learning for UBS Investment Bank from 2005 until 2009.
Before holding these roles, Michael was North American Head of Learning and Development for Reuters. He has also held senior learning and organization development roles at AIG, Citibank-Smith Barney, Shearson Lehman Brothers, and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Michael has also acted as an independent consultant and coach to Fortune 100 companies in the US and Europe. He is the editor of the widely used text “How to Design Self-Directed & Distance Learning”. He has written and contributed to several papers on the topics of executive coaching, leadership development, and organizational culture. His latest paper ; “Being on One’s Way; The Path to Leadership” will be published in May, 2018 by the International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry.
In addition, he is a founder of what is now the largest Little League Baseball program in Western Europe. Michael lives in New York City and Barnegat Light, New Jersey.
Tapestry View Bio »
Diana Ng is a Sr. Director in Global People & Organizational Development at Tapestry, Inc. Tapestry is a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation, and inclusivity. We believe true luxury is a freedom of expression that ignites confidence and authenticity. Our brands, including Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman, are approachable and inviting and create joy every day for people around the world. Defined by quality, craftsmanship, and creativity, the brands that make up our house give global audiences the opportunity for exploration and self-expression.
In her progressively expanding role since starting with Coach in May 2012, Diana supports the Tapestry groups and brands in all aspects of organizational development, while also driving key global initiatives such as: HR transformation, leadership and management development programs, design and delivery of custom learning and development solutions, change management and employee engagement. In 2016, Diana completed an assignment in Shanghai to support Coach’s Greater China business and help build OD capability in the Asia region.
Diana joined Coach from Colgate-Palmolive, where she focused on building internal capability in leading and managing organizational change and further establishing an internal global Change Management practice. Previously, she held roles in organizational development at Ernst & Young, where she served as an internal consultant for key leadership, people development, diversity and inclusiveness programs for the Northeast Region of the US Firm; and in change management consulting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies to plan and implement strategic change initiatives, communications and operational improvements. She started her career in executive education focused on change management and technology innovation; facilitating programs for senior leaders from Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Western Europe, Latin America and Japan.
Diana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in the City of New York. She has a certificate in Coaching from NYU with a focus on helping individuals navigate professional development and deal with change and transition. She is certified to deliver the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Situational Leadership II. Diana is conversationally fluent in Cantonese and continues to develop her Mandarin language skills.
8:00am - 8:30am Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 8:40am Opening Remarks & Participant Introductions
8:40am - 9:00am Thought Leadership Spotlight
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Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
Consulting Practice Leader, New York Metro Operations
9:00am - 9:40am Panel Discussion: “Rethinking Leadership Potential”
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Session topics include, but are not limited to:
- When it comes to potential, high-potential programs have been the go-to answer for the past decade. In fact, research shows that 65% of organizations have high potential programs, but 68% don’t think they’re working well. What is you/your organization’s view and approach on potential? What’s working, what’s not?
- Because the future has become increasingly difficult to predict and potential is less about a single role (e.g. next CEO) and more about their capacity to quickly accelerate towards a range of different possibilities, I’ve heard the question of ‘potential for what’ surface. In the past, this has rightly focused on potential to be a leader but going forward that might be too narrow. How do we start to expand our view of potential?
- In terms of unleashing potential throughout your organization, there are two populations that are commonly discussed in terms of untapped potential – millennials and diversity. What are you doing (or preparing to do) to maximize these people in your organization?
- What challenges are you facing (or what have you learned) about shifting the focus away from just talent identification to talent development and driving bench strength/readiness?
- How have you tackled measuring the impact or results of identifying and developing potential?
- How do you see the role HR and business leaders differ in terms of unleashing potential?
Jazmine Boatman, Ph.D.
Consulting Practice Leader, New York Metro Operations
SVP of Talent Management and Corporate Human Resources
Head of North America Talent Management
Sanofi North America
Vice President and Chief Learning Officer
New York Life
Sr Director, Global People & Organizational Development
9:40am - 9:50am Coffee Break
9:50am - 10:50am Interactive Roundtable Discussions
10:50am - 11:00am Key Takeaways & Closing Remarks
This meeting convenes Senior Human Capital Executives. Participation is reserved for Members of Argyle Executive Forum that meet the following criteria:
- VP level or higher human capital executives, as well as select direct reports, from companies with at least $1b in annual revenue.
- Heads of HR (or equivalent), as well as select direct reports, from companies with at least $500mm in annual revenue.
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