The WoHRk Bootcamp in Chicago November 14

The WoHRk Bootcamp is coming to Chicago on November 14. You are invited to join The WoHRk Project co-founders, EXec EXcel Group’s Ian Ziskin and professor, author and HR expert John Boudreau, for this challenging, fast-paced look at the changing world of work and HR. The daylong program is designed to stimulate your thinking and ideas to ensure your readiness for and relevance to the changing nature of work over the next 10 years . . . and beyond.

November 14, 2018: Chicago, Illinois
Hosted by Allegis Partners,
8 am to 5 pm


  • Examine trends and forces of change that are completely reshaping business, work, and HR
  • Explore new emerging capabilities and roles required for future success
  • Utilize practical and simple tools that HR leaders and consultants can use to assess future-readiness, identify individual and organizational strengths and development needs, and prioritize key actions to close gaps
  • Participate in disrupting conventional wisdom and outdated assumptions about HR via the brand new WoHRK Project InventionLab
  • Complete an HR Transformation Action Map to get you started on pragmatic steps to drive change in business and HR organizations
  • Address real-world challenges through peer coaching, team assignments, and insights from John and Ian

Ian Ziskin

Who Should Attend

Anyone is welcome to attend, though we expect participants will primarily be mid-career HR leaders through CHROs, as well as consultants and other senior executives. Join us as an individual participant or bring a team of colleagues or clients.

About The WoHRk Project

The WoHRk Project is brand new and builds on more than five years of advising, coaching, researching, teaching, and writing on the future of work and HR by John and Ian. In addition, The WoHRk Project honors the great contributions of 100 volunteer HR leaders who have been part of prior phases of this work under the CHREATE Project banner during the past few years.

John Boudreau

Learn More & Register

Spaces are filling up fast and we don’t want you to miss out.

November 14, 2018: Chicago, Illinois
Hosted by Allegis Partners,
8 am to 5 pm

If you have questions, contact Kiley Merrill, Program Manager, WoHRk Project, at or by phone at 661.709.0405.

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HR Leadership Development from the Convenience of Your Own Home or Office

  • Introducing Transformania™ (Virtual) – Reimagining HR Leadership Program

Starting in October 2018, EXec EXcel Group president Ian Ziskin will be leading a virtual version of “Transformania™ – Reimagining HR Leadership,” a time-tested HR leadership development program for highly-regarded HR leaders with 10-20 (or more) years of experience. Previously, the program had been available only in-person. By delivering Transformania™ virtually, the program is available at half the cost of the in-person version, and without all the time away from the office or home for participants.

About the Program

Transformania™ (Virtual) is a highly engaging and interactive leadership development program, not a webinar series. It is a content-rich, high quality, proven learning experience that’s delivered digitally through six monthly two-hour modules, running October 2018 through March 2019.

Ian will lead the entire program, but it will also include guest faculty, including a CHRO panel and several other practitioners and thought leaders.

Module topics include:

  • The Changing Role of HR Leaders…and Who are You?
  • Human Capital Strategy and Leading Change
  • Business Partner/Advisor Storytelling and Lessons Learned
  • Developing Talent to Drive Performance
  • The Future of Work and HR…Are You Ready?
  • CHRO Panel: A Discussion with HR Leaders Who Have Lived It

The program content is based on Ian’s 36+ years of experience as a CHRO, business executive, advisor, coach, consultant, teacher, speaker, and author. The program draws heavily from several books he has written or co-edited, including Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project (2018) and THREE: The Human Resources Emerging Executive (2015), as well as from dozens of his articles, blogs, and book chapters.

Register by September 14, 2018 for the October 2018 – March 2019 Transformania™ (Virtual) program.
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Program Details

  • The cost for Transformania™ (Virtual) is $850 per participant, with a 10% discount offered for groups of 10 or more participants per session from the same company. Participants will also be asked to purchase THREE: The Human Resources Emerging Executiveas a resource for the program.
  • The first 50 registrants for the October 2018 – March 2019 program receive a free copy of THREE.
  • Transformania™ (Virtual) is SHRM Certified for continuing education credits.
  • Live session dates for the inaugural 2018-2019 Transformania™ (Virtual) program are (2018) October 23, November 13, December 11, and (2019) January 8, February 12, and March 12 from 11:00am-1:00pm Eastern Time.
  • All sessions will be recorded and available to participants who are unable to join the live sessions.

Learn More & Register

Please email our program manager, Martina Stone, at for more information or to register for Transformania ™ (Virtual) as soon as possible (but no later than September 14, 2018).

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Ian Ziskin Featured on Talent Talk Radio

Exec Excel Group president Ian Ziskin joined host Chris Dyer on Talent Talk Radio to share his insights on the evolving world of Human Resources and leadership.

In the 15-minute segment, Ian discusses:

  • Lessons learned from his 36-year career in HR as a business executive, including the launch eight years ago of Exec Excel Group, his coaching and consultancy company.
  • How his career in HR has given him the opportunity to work with leaders at all levels and help them and their organizations be as effective as possible—something he wanted to do (and has been able to do) more of with Exec Excel Group.
  • How his desire to learn and challenge himself lead him to start his own business from scratch, which required him to engage in business development and view business through the eyes of an entrepreneur for the first time.
  • His book THREE (The Human Resources Emerging Executive) and its exploration of leadership philosophy, HR’s evolving role in today’s organizations, and the future of work for emerging HR leaders.

Listen to the Interview

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