THE WoHRk BOOTCAMP: Reimagining the Future of Work + HR . . . Are You Ready?

Ian Ziskin

The WoHRk Bootcamp is coming to Landsdowne, Virgina (September 10) and Kansas City, Missouri (October 10). 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 ten years . . . and beyond.

John Boudreau


  • 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  • Participate in disrupting conventional wisdom and outdated assumptions about HR via the brand new WoHRK Project InventionLab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

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.

Learn More & Register

Spaces are filling up fast and we don’t want you to miss out. To ensure that your leaders have a space confirmed, we suggest reserving your spots no later than Monday August 20, 2018 for the September 10 session in Virginia, and no later than Friday, September 7, 2018 for the October 10 session in Kansas City. 

Register for September 10 Session (Landsdowne VA)

Register for October 10 Session (Kansas City MO)

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

Ian Ziskin Featured on HR Studio Podcast

EXec EXcel Group president Ian Ziskin was recently interviewed for the July 31, 2018 HR Studio Podcast, How To Advance Your HR Career And Your HR Function. He spoke with host Linda Hlavac on topics related to the future of HR, leadership competencies, and the future of work.

Launched in March 2016, HR Studio Podcast consists of bi-weekly shows designed to accelerate the development of new, aspiring and established HR leaders by offering content that educates, informs and build skills. Guests are drawn from HR, HR Consulting, and academia and include senior HR executives, thought-leaders, authors, speakers and trend-spotters from the field of HR and beyond.

Podcast Highlights

Here’s a quick look at some of the topics covered on this podcast:

About 80 people participated in the recent 2018 EXcelerating HR™ Conference, hosted by EXec EXcel Group. This included CHROs, VPs of HR, up-and-coming HR professionals, consultants, and academics. Large-scale transformational change was a key theme, and there was much discussion on digital disruption in the workplace and its implications for transformation and innovation, for careers, and how organizations are redefining the notion of career through digital platforms and products and services that did not exist five years ago.

The “Future of Work” topic generated the most discussion, raising questions such as:

  • What is going to be the most different 10 years from now?
  • What do I need to do personally as an HR leader to be ready for and relevant to the world that is evolving?
  • Am I going to be able to step up to what is going to be expected of me?

Ian also discussed his work with The CHREATE Project, which involves the contributions of more than 100 volunteers to explore the forces of change in the external environment that have profound implications for the nature of work. Earlier this year the  FREE eBook “Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project,” published through SHRM, resulted from the contributions of expertise, time, and passion from CHREATE Project volunteers.

Ian also discusses:

  • The anxiety around whether human beings will be replaced by machines, robots, and computers. Recent data shows that while the evolution of technology and machine collaboration, automation, and artificial intelligence may create more jobs, it may also create up to 70% unemployment in certain professions. Therefore, there is a massive transformation of the workforce whose skills need to transition to ‘play’ effectively in the world of automation.
  • The reconfiguration of work and the need for becoming more virtual and flexible and shifting from the traditional ‘employee’ employment model to the world of freelancing, gigs, and short-term projects.
  • How HR needs to develop an External Perspective. Most HR people are internally focused. They know their own organizations, cultures, and people. A clearer, external perspective is demanded. HR professionals should know what is happening in their own industries but also understand other industries and geographies.

Learn More

Listen to the podcast now or watch the interview video below.

DATE CHANGE: Register for October 2018 Session of Leadership inSITE

The April 2018 session of Leadership inSITE has sold out and we are reserving spaces for the next session, October 9 to 11, 2018. We expect the fall program to be well attended as well. To ensure that your leaders have space confirmed, we suggest reserving your spots ASAP for the next session.

Build Leadership Capabilities Crucial for Your Successful, High Potential Leaders

The next session of Leadership inSITE™ takes place October 9 to 11, 2018 in Tempe AZ. Registration is first-come first-served until sold out, so reserve your spot now!
Leadership inSITE October 2018

WHEN: October 9 to 11, 2018
WHERE: Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, AZ

This unique program builds leadership capability in four “insights” that are crucial for successful, high potential leaders: Strategy, Innovation, Transformation, and Execution (S-I-T-E).

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Leadership inSITE is ideal for leaders who currently have senior, general management, or functional leadership roles but are not yet Vice Presidents. In most organizations, these leaders typically hold the title of Director or Senior Director, but may also be called Vice President in certain industries, may have 15-20 or more years of work experience, and/or may report to a Vice President or Senior Vice President of a major business unit or corporate level organization.

Participant Feedback

Leadership inSITE programs continue to receive extremely positive participant feedback:

  • “The program was highly valuable. Presenters were high caliber and content and tools were useful.”
  • “Program was great, super useful, and storytelling was so effective.”
  • “Challenged myself to shift to more strategic leader.”
  • “A great investment in individuals who are in need to start thinking more broadly. Great tools and insights were offered. Also, wonderful to hear perspectives from other industries.”
  • “Incredible amount of sharing done at perfect pace for assimilation. Organization is excellent to the minute details. Well done!”
  • “I felt that the learning’s around memory and presenting with stories/analogies to be a very beneficial takeaway.”
  • “The diversity of the examples clearly act as an eye opener for my reality.”
  • “The best development course taken in 15 years. Tied important concepts in one session.”

About the Program

Leadership inSITE is the product of a highly collaborative process involving input from a cross-company, multi-industry group of leadership development practitioners from numerous companies in partnership with Business inSITE Group, a human capital coaching and consulting firm founded by Ian Ziskin and Lacey Leone McLaughlin. Leadership inSITE has been co-designed with company input to ensure the entire experience is practical, real-world, user-friendly, and distinctly cost-effective.

Leadership inSITE™ features world-renowned external faculty such as Jay Conger, Soren Kaplan, and Al Vicere. The program offers practical real-time discussion of real-life business issues with participating company executives, and is designed as an ongoing learning process, not just an “event,” with pre- and post-program development and networking opportunities.

jay conger

Jay Conger

Soren Kaplan

Soren Kaplan

Al Vicere

Al Vicere

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