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Browse our list of upcoming Executive Events (for CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ members), as well as special events hosted by CEB's Talent Management businesses. Executive Retreats are exclusive sessions of 15-30 Chief Human Resources/Global heads of HR where we frame a common challenge, present best practice solutions, and facilitate discussions. The conversations are challenging and honest. No delegates, no staff, no vendors, no media, no pundits.

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CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ Executive Meeting Series
Organizing HR to Lead Enterprise Change

This event is reserved for Chief Human Resources Officers with an existing CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ membership.

The pace and diversity of major organizational changes today are greater than ever. HR has always played a critical role in ensuring the success of large-scale strategic changes. Increasing failure rates are leading many heads of HR to question their current role in supporting the success of these initiatives. Join our executive retreats to learn how leading heads of HR are organizing their functions not around change management, but rather to more effectively prepare for and lead ongoing organizational change.

Event Dates

Attendance Requirements
This meeting series contains three types of meetings, suitable for the following audiences:

  • Executive Retreat: Event restricted to CHRO/Global head of HR, limited to one attendee per organization, and no delegates will be allowed.
  • Executive Briefing: Each organization can invite either the CHRO and one direct report, or two direct reports to the CHRO. Limit of 2 attendees per organization per meeting location.

Executive Retreats for the CHRO/Head of HR

  • 23-24 February 2016 | Palo Alto, CA | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 3 March 2016 | Hong Kong | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • 8 March 2016 | London | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • 22 March 2016 | Singapore | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • 19 April 2016 | Kuala Lumpur | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Executive Briefings for the CHRO and Direct Reports

  • 9 February 2016 | Chicago | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
  • 24 February 2016 | New York | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
  • 1 March 2016 | Dallas | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
  • 2 March 2016 | Atlanta | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
  • 9 March 2016 | Sao Paulo1 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm 
  • 10 March 2016 | London | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
  • 15 March 2016 | Dubai | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • 6 April 2016 | Santiago2 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm 
  • 13 April 2016 | Dublin | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm 
  • 20 April 2016 | Lima, Peru 2 | 8:30 am –1:00 pm
  • 18 May 2016 | Madrid2 | 8:30 – 1:00 pm 
  • 25 May 2016 | Mexico City2 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • 30 June 2016 | Washington, DC3 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

1Meetings in Portuguese
2Meetings in Spanish
3Open to Public Sector and US Government Organizations

You Asked

Most change initiatives at my organization are late, over budget, or fail to hit their objectives. How can I design my HR function to help organizational change succeed?

Our Research Says

The pace and diversity of major organizational changes today are greater than ever. Two-thirds of organizations will experience at least one major organizational change in the next six months (e.g., M&A, restructuring, global expansion)—yet almost 60% of these initiatives will fail, resulting in millions of dollars of costs and missed opportunity.

Most heads of HR are trying to improve their function’s effectiveness at change management during the change itself. Our research shows how leading heads of HR are organizing their functions to more effectively prepare the organization before change and monitor and adjust after the change has occurred.

What This Means for You

  • Learn the key hallmarks of HR functions at the most change-ready organizations
  • Discover where HR should over- and under-invest resources to manage continuous change
  • Explore ways to reinvent relationships with line clients and other support functions to improve change success

CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ Executive Meeting Series
Open Source Change: Making Change Management Work

This event is reserved for Chief Human Resources Officers with an existing CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ membership.

Heads of HR are being asked to effectively implement changes faster than ever before. Successful organizational changes embed and sustain behavior change so that the entire workforce arrives at the desired outcome.

Most organizations rely on top down change strategies such as communication cascades and manager training. But top down strategies fail to achieve behavior change in today’s more networked, flatter, collaborative, and matrixed work environment. These approaches are slow, inconsistent, and ineffective—leading to a high failure rate. Rather than driving change from the top, the best organizations use bottom up and sideways change strategies that rapidly embed sustained behavior change to vastly improve the success rate of change initiatives.

Event Dates

Attendance Requirements
This meeting series contains two types of meetings, suitable for the following audiences:

  • Executive Retreat: Event restricted to CHRO/Global head of HR, limited to one attendee per organization, and no delegates will be allowed.
  • Executive Briefing: Each organization can invite either the CHRO and one direct report, or two direct reports to the CHRO. Limit of 2 attendees per organization per meeting location.
  • Staff Briefing: Open to HR Business Partners or other key HR leaders working directly with line leaders, with a limit of four attendees per organization per meeting location.

Executive Retreats for the CHRO/Head of HR

  • 9 August 2016 | Canberra | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 16 August 2016 | Perth | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 16 August 2016 | Wellington | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 20 September 2016 | Singapore | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • 22 September 2016 | Hong Kong | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • 6 October 2016 | Kuala Lumpur | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Executive Briefings for the CHRO and Direct Reports

  • 26 April 2016 | Chicago | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 11 May 2016 | New York | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 17 May 2016 | Denver | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 1 June 2016 | Toronto | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 8 June 2016 | Charlotte | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 14 June 2016 | London | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • 15 June 2016 | Atlanta | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 10 August 2016 | Sydney | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 11 August 2016 | Melbourne | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 31 August 2016 | Sao Paulo1 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 13 September 2016 | Johannesburg | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 14 September 2016 | Bogota2 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 21 September 2016 | Brussels | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

1Meetings in Portuguese
2Meetings in Spanish

You Asked

How can heads of HR create change strategies that rapidly embed sustained behavior change to vastly improve the success rate of change initiatives?

Our Research Says

Heads of HR are being asked to effectively implement changes faster than ever before. Successful organizational changes embed and sustain behavior change so that the entire workforce arrives at the desired outcome. Most organizations rely on top down change strategies such as communication cascades and manager training. But top down strategies fail to achieve behavior change in today’s more networked, flatter, collaborative, and matrixed work environment. These approaches are slow, inconsistent, and ineffective—leading to a high failure rate.

What This Means for You

  • Identify the skills that differentiate the most change-capable HR business partners.
  • Drive the right leadership and management behaviors to create a change capable workforce;
  • Align HR staff to where change implementation occurs, not just where decisions are made.
  • Differentiate HR resources based on change needs, rather than supporting all parts of the organization evenly. 

CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ Executive Meeting Series
The End of Agility?: Designing a HIPO Strategy That Moves at the Speed of the Business

This event is reserved for Chief Human Resources Officers with an existing CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ membership.

As organizations become flatter, and as the profile of the high performer evolves rapidly, organizations need to adopt a more flexible approach that builds future stars who will outperform in a wide variety of roles and contexts.

At the same time, retaining HIPOs is a critical challenge. Less than 50% fully intend to stay with their organizations past the next 12 months. To add to the challenge, HR leaders must also create compelling value propositions for a new generation of rising leaders. How can organizations develop HIPO strategies that are agile enough to address the rapidly changing needs of both the organization and its most promising employees?

Event Dates

Attendance Requirements
Each organization can invite either the CHRO and one direct report, or two direct reports to the CHRO. Limit of 2 attendees per organization per meeting location.

Executive Briefings for the CHRO and Direct Reports

  • 23 August 2016 | New York | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 20 September 2016 | Dallas | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 5 October 2016 | Zurich | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • 5 October 2016 | Monterrey2 | 8:30 am –1:00 pm
  • 20 October 2016 | Palo Alto, CA | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 8 November 2016 | Melbourne | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • 10 November 2016 | Chicago | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ Executive Meeting Series
The HR Executive Agenda: Insights from Across CEB on what HR Executives Need to Know

This event is reserved for Chief Human Resources Officers with an existing CEB Corporate Leadership Council™ membership.

HR Executive Agenda events provide a unique experience for building true peer networks and discussing insights and actions on the most pressing topics on (or that should be on) your agenda. Each event begins with an evening event, where attendees meet for a dinner experience unique to the Retreat location. The following morning, attendees reconvene for a day-long, highly-interactive session focusing on three core topics, with “best of” CLC insights kicking off each discussion and attendees leaning in with their own perspectives and experiences. Members are encouraged to use the forum to solicit feedback and advice from the peers around the table on their specific initiatives and plans.

Event Dates

Attendance Requirements
Reserved for the seniormost HR executive overseeing the function for the organization. Each Chief HR Officer event will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants. No delegates or substitutions are permitted.

  • 28 September 2016 | Chicago | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 10 November 2016 | Sydney | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • 16 November 2016 | New York | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 22 November 2016 | London | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

In 2016 and early 2017, HR Executive Agendas will center on:

  • Flipping Your Change Strategy to Drive Sustained Success
  • Redesigning your HIPO Program to Deliver Better Leaders Sooner
  • How the Best Companies Actually Become Diverse and Inclusive

Cross-Suite Executive Meeting
A Better Strategy for Executing Successful Change

This event is for CHROs/Global Heads of HR and Chief Stategy Officers.

Heads of Strategy and HR are both confronted with challenges stemming from leading change execution at their organizations. Nearly 70% of Chief Strategy Officers report that it’s difficult to get the organization to act on new growth initiatives, and Chief Human Resources Officers see that the breakdown is often at the workforce level. Join us to learn how heads of Strategy and Human Resources work in alignment to proactively understand and address capacity constraints and potential execution barriers in change strategy.

Event Dates

Attendance Requirements
Reserved exclusively for the Chief Human Resources Officer/Global Head of HR and Chief Strategy Officer. No substitutions or delegates permitted.

Cross-Suite Executive Meeting for the CHRO and Chief Strategy Officer.

  • 6 October 2016 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

You Asked

How can our organization create more capacity and capability for successful change execution by engaging managers and the workforce directly in our change strategy? And how can heads of Strategy and Human Resources work in alignment to make that happen?

Our Research Says

Heads of Strategy and HR are both confronted with challenges stemming from leading change execution at their organizations. Nearly 70% of Chief Strategy Officers report that it's difficult to get the organization to act on new growth initiatives, and Chief Human Resources Officers see that the breakdown is often at the workforce level. Attempting to build change buy-in or willingness is insufficient; the best organizations build alignment between the strategy and human resources functions to proactively understand and address capacity constraints and potential execution barriers.

What This Means for You

  • Create alignment between HR and Strategy leaders on change execution strategy.
  • Identify trade-off or prioritzation decisions to create the capacity to drive successful change.
  • Surface potential execution barriers through employee ownership of change implementation.
  • Engage the line and the workforce directly in change strategy decisions.

You Asked

How should organizations identify and prepare future leaders when leadership requirements for those roles are changing quickly and in unpredictable ways?

Our Research Says

As leadership requirements evolve faster and in more unpredictable ways, organizations are being on agiliy to improve the impact of their HIPO strategies. However, efforts to increase the supply of agile people are not paying off. Leading organizations are creating more agile HIPO strategies that can move at the pace of the business to align ability, aspiration, and engagement with evolving needs.

What This Means for You

  • Expand ownership of needs identification and assesment beyond HR.
  • Actively manage HIPOs' aspirations over time.
  • Take ownership of HIPOs' career progression to ensure efficient access to opporunities beyond promotions.

CEB's HR Conference
ReimagineHR

This event is for executives and their teams from across all HR and talent functions.

Join other global heads of HR and members of their direct leadership team to learn how to identify the most disruptive forces impacting HR and position your teams for success.

Other CEB events deep-dive into specific topics, but ReimagineHR is designed to bring together the HR leadership team and expose you to multiple critical insights and solutions to drive change. This is a multi-day event that includes panel discussions, presentations, formal networking, and breakout sessions tailored to your specific challenges.

  • 21-22 March 2016 | Sydney
  • 7-9 September 2016 | Miami
  • 26-27 October 2016 | London

CEB Workforce Surveys Executive Strategy Session
Building an Agile, Change-Capable Workforce

This event is recommended for Heads of HR and Heads of Employee Engagement (or equivalent roles).

Just about every organization has experienced significant, complex, and unprecedented change in the past three years. Nearly 3 in 4 organizations expect to see an increase in the number of changes and 62% say that the changes are unfamiliar – they are facing more situations that are new to them than they did three years ago. Join this educational session to learn how to increase your probability of change success, and shift focus to building the organization’s change capabilities and workforce agility.

  • 14 April 2016 | New York, NY | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • 26 April 2016 | Memphis, TN | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • 3 May 2016 | Seattle, WA | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • 17 May 2016 | Cleveland, OH | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • 20 May 2016  | St. Louis, MI | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

CEB HR Leadership Academy Taster Event
Developing Influential and Effective HR Business Partners

This event is for Heads of HRBPs, CHROs and Heads of HR

Join us for this exciting opportunity to experience the CEB HR Leadership Academy as a participant, learn about the competency framework of effective HR Business Partners, and understand how functionally focused learning promotes skill application to improve strategic capabilities across the HR community. CEB Research shows that only 18% of HR business partners are effective at managing strategic initiatives. As a result, CEB developed the HR Leadership Academy to improve strategic capabilities across the HR community. With a curriculum derived from interviews with global heads of functions, line leaders, best practices research, and over 7,000 previous attendees, CEB helps hundreds of organizations achieve their development goals and raise the profiles of individuals and entire functions worldwide.

  • 5 April 2016 | Chicago | 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • 2 June 2016 | London | 8:00 am – 12:30 pm