Leadership inSITE Award-Winning Faculty Line-up Announced

Leadership inSITE is a shared leadership development approach that builds leadership capability in four insights that are crucial for successful high potential leaders - Strategy, Innovation, Transformation, and Execution (SITE).

Registration is ongoing for the February 24 – 26 session of Leadership inSITE™ being held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona. This program is a unique cross-company, multi-industry experience for high potential leaders.

As we near the December 1 registration deadline, we are pleased to announce our award-winning faculty line-up:

jay conger

Jay Conger

Soren Kaplan

Soren Kaplan

Al Vicere

Al Vicere

Jay Conger

The Leader’s Role in Strategy Execution – Strategy process and alignment frameworks, as well as the leader’s role in how to translate new strategic directions into reality within your organization and function or business unit.

Conger is the recipient of the Business Week award “Best Professor to Teach Leadership to Executives,” and one of the top five management education teachers worldwide.

The Financial Times described him as one of the world’s top educators. The Center for Creative Leadership awarded Conger the Smith Richardson Fellow, and the H. Smith Richardson, Jr., Visiting Fellowship for his research on leadership.

Conger has taught at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, McGill University, and the University of Southern California. He received a BA from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the University of Virginia, and a DBA from Harvard Business School. As a management educator and consultant, he has worked with more than 300 companies in his 25-year career.

Soren Kaplan

Executing Innovation Process and Culture – Defining and building an organization that is highly innovative and creative, and the processes to reinforce and sustain innovation that drive growth.

Kaplan is the author of the bestselling, award winning book Leapfrogging. As the Founder of InnovationPoint (www.innovation-point.com), he works with organizations including Disney, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, Medtronic, Philips, PepsiCo, and numerous other global firms. Soren previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during the roaring 1990’s in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web collaboration platforms for online learning and communities of practice. He is an Adjunct Professor within the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands and sits on the advisory boards of several start-ups. He has been quoted, published, and interviewed by FastCompany, Forbes, CNBC, National Public Radio, the American Management Association, USA Today, Strategy & Leadership, and The International Handbook on Innovation, among many others. He holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Organizational Psychology and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and hypo-allergenic cat.

Al Vicere

Leading and Executing Transformational Change – From what to what?, tools, and lessons learned.

Vicere is Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership and Faculty Director for the Executive MBA Program at the Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University.  He holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Penn State where he served for over eleven years as the Smeal College’s Associate Dean for Executive Education, leading that unit to international prominence. He was the founding director of Penn State’s Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness (ISOE), and has earned a number of MBA teaching awards for his courses on strategic leadership.

Dr. Vicere has published more than eighty articles and professional papers in leading journals including Organizational Dynamics, Planning Review, Human Resource Planning, The Journal of Management Development, Employment Relations Today, Personnel, Personnel Journal, Management Review, Training and Development Journal, Executive Development, The Journal of Management Learning, and Adult Education Quarterly. His books include, Leadership by Design (Harvard Business School Press) and The Many Facets of Leadership (FT Prentice-Hall).

He has been profiled by the journal Business Horizons as a thought leader in executive and leadership development and his writings have been honored with two Literati Club Awards for Excellence.  He is a recipient of the Institute For Management Studies’ Distinguished Faculty Award and his article, “Leadership in the Networked Economy,” was awarded the Human Resource Planning Society’s 2003 Walker Prize as top article of the year.  Recently, he was profiled among the 10 top leadership development coaches in the book, The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching (John Wiley & Sons).

Active in a number of professional and academic organizations, Dr. Vicere is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jana Marie Foundation, an organization committed to suicide awareness and prevention.  He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Management Development (UK) and the Advisory Boards for The Institute of Executive Development and The O’Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Public Service.

Registration is now open for Next VP in February 2015. Deadline is December 1, 2014. Register Online or contact Program Manager Nancy Kennedy by email or by phone, 619.933.8480 with your registration inquiries.

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About Leadership inSITE™

Leadership inSITE builds leadership capability in four “insights” that are crucial for successful, high potential leaders: Strategy, Innovation, Transformation, and Execution (SITE).

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 EXec EXcel Group LLC, a human capital coaching and consulting firm founded by Ian Ziskin and LLM Consulting Group Inc., founded by 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.

Through this shared leadership development approach, we are accelerating Leadership in Strategy, Innovation, Transformation, and Execution.

February 2015 Program – “Next VP” (February 24 to 26 in Tempe, Arizona)

This program 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.

More Information

For more information, visit our Leadership inSITE page, where you can also download a PDF brochure for the February 2015 session.

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