2017 Learning and Leadership Development Conference

Coaching the Workforce through a Business Evolution

September 18-20, 2017 | Chicago, IL

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The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world's Top 10 providers of executive education by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Financial Times, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR, India; and Shanghai, China.

Dale Carnegie helps people from all walks of life become fearless. Whether starting out or stepping up, learning to lead or heading a team, we sharpen their inner voice so they can use it with confidence to get the most out of life and work.

For over 100 years, we’ve helped communities all over the world prosper by improving the personal and financial well-being of the people who live there, and the companies that do business there. Today, we continue to cross borders and generations, showing people how to tap into the best parts of themselves to create positive change.

Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with clients to create world-class leadership development solutions for managers at all levels. Our team leverages the management insight, thought leadership, and expertise of Harvard Business School faculty and authors from Harvard Business Review to create tailored leadership development solutions. With more than 20 years of practical experience, our innovative, technology-enabled solutions drive meaningful and lasting business results. Our solutions include the award winning Leadership Direct, our virtual classroom program; Harvard ManageMentor, our on-line learning and performance support platform; Breakthrough Leadership, our blended leadership development solution for midlevel managers, New Leader, our blended cohort-based program for developing new managers; and LeadingEdge, the premier source for on-demand digital content. Corporate Learning is a market group within Harvard Business Publishing. Based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, and India, Harvard Business Publishing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University and is an affiliate of Harvard Business School. www.harvardbusiness.org

IESE Business School is consistently ranked among the world’s leading business schools, delivering top-ranked management development programs at locations around the world. Our global reach goes well beyond the school’s campuses in Barcelona, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Munich and New York City.

For the past 60 years, we have offered a full range of executive education programs that provide stimulating, multi-cultural learning environments to help business leaders develop a global mindset and make a positive impact on society.

Learn more about our programs and get the tools and frameworks to stay competitive in today’s changing and uncertain global environment. 


www.iese.edu/globalgateway | usaprograms@iese.edu

Integrity Solutions helps organizations align attitudes and beliefs around a customer-focused strategy so they can increase sales productivity, strengthen customer relationships, increase employee engagement, improve communication and listening skills, and retain the best talent. For more than 40 years, our values- and ethics-based approach to sales and service has been the competitive advantage for leading organizations around the world. Unlike traditional training, our solutions incorporate structured follow-up that builds accountability and creates sustained behavior change. Along with integrated coaching that engages managers and principles-based content that’s easily applied with all experience levels, our unique learning process improves attitudes and achievement drive, not just skills. Visit us online to learn more: www.integritysolutions.com

Client by client, International Coach Federation (ICF) coaches help their clients improve lives, relationships and business performance. They make a real and measurable difference in people’s lives, which is why we’re passionate about making sure our coaches and the institutions that train them are well equipped to do their jobs. As the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession, ICF is committed to setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

ICF offers the only globally recognized, independent credentialing program for coach practitioners. Achieving credentials through ICF signifies a coach’s commitment to integrity, understanding and mastery of coaching skills, and dedication to clients. ICF also accredits programs that deliver coach-specific training. ICF-accredited training programs must complete a rigorous review process and demonstrate their alignment with ICF’s definition of coaching, Code of Ethics and Core Competencies.

Learn more at coachfederation.org.

A leading developer of innovative scientific assessments and technology solutions, Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) helps to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities around the world.  MHS serves clients in many settings including talent, education, clinical and public safety. Founded in 1983, MHS has grown to become an international company with products sold in more than 75 countries and translated into over 50 languages. With offices in North America and partners around the world, MHS is dedicated to strong product growth, an optimal user experience, and creating digitally and globally driven products.

Right Management® is the global career and talent development expert within ManpowerGroup®. We help organizations become more agile, attractive and innovative by creating a culture of career management and learning that nurtures future talent, motivates and engages people, and provides individuals with opportunities to increase their value throughout their careers. We improve time to value through our expertise in organizational effectiveness, career management and individual development.

SAP SuccessFactors provides the leading cloud-based human capital management (HCM) suite, which helps HR drive business execution with solutions that are complete, beautiful and flexible enough to start anywhere – optimizing your workforce today and preparing them for tomorrow. SAP SuccessFactors solutions are supported by a global partner ecosystem and the experience and commitment of SAP. With over 45 million subscription seats globally, we strive to delight our customers by delivering innovative solutions, content and analytics, process expertise and best practices insights from serving our broad and diverse customer base. Today, with more than 6,000 customers, we serve organizations of all sizes across more than 60 industries in more than 177 countries using our application suite in 42 languages.

Enterprise Learning works with organizations to create and deliver learning strategies that translate into real, measurable business results and that are aimed at developing employees’ abilities in the most fundamental and critical areas of business relationship management. We define “relationship management” as any of the behaviors or competencies required for effective negotiation, communication, coaching, managing change, and influence.

At Wharton Executive Education, we partner with you as a catalyst for organizational change. We bring you direct access to: Wharton’s world-renowned faculty, a Program Design Team of more than 20 professionals, expertise in more than 15 major industries, an extensive global network of educational and industry partners, and game-changing business ideas with immediate impact. For more information: www.execed.wharton.upenn.edu



American Management Association (AMA) is a global leader in professional development; helping millions of people bring about positive change in their performance for over 90 years. AMA’s learn-by-doing instructor-led methods, extensive content and flexible learning formats are proven effective -- and constantly evolve to meet individual and organization changing needs.

The world’s foremost organizations rely on AMA’s years of experience, expert guidance, vast award-winning learning resources and global capabilities. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars and onsite group training, with both live and digital learning capabilities. 



BlessingWhite has more than 40 years of experience providing leadership and employee engagement solutions to organizations. We believe that the ultimate goal of leadership is to create an environment where individuals can contribute to organizational goals and achieve personal satisfaction.  When they do this, they are fully engaged and having “more great days at work.”  Our core areas-of-focus include leadership, engagement, career, and coaching and our content is informed by our 40+ years of experience, proprietary research, and extensive work with hundreds of organizations and thousands of leaders.  It is also informed by our partnerships with industry thought leaders and partners including Future Workplace.  Through research and hands-on consulting experience, we have developed proven engagement and leadership content focused on helping individuals enhance their leadership skills.

BlessingWhite provides consulting, processes, tools and training to:

·         Engage employees at all levels to commit, deliver and thrive

·         Support all leaders with development opportunities including leaders of self, frontline leaders, leaders of leaders and executives

·         Develop individuals who can lead through change and inspire innovation

·         Create high-performance cultures that drive bottom-line results and reinforce organizational mission and values

·         Align employee talents with organizational strategy

In October 2012, BlessingWhite became a division of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) a global performance improvement solutions.



Capsim is a global leader in business simulation technology. Our training programs focus on business acumen, strategic thinking and decision making, team dynamics, collaboration, financial skills, and leadership development. Through the use of a dynamic, hands on business simulation we work with you to create an engaging and business relevant experience for your organization.

CEB Talent Assessment provides solutions for senior HR executives and business unit leaders who need objective and validated business intelligence to make decisions about identifying, developing and placing leaders into roles. By incorporating contextual leadership challenges at the role, team and organizational levels, CEB Leader Edge helps increase the predictive power of leader assessments by up to 3x over traditional approaches being used today. Learn more at cebglobal.com/leader-edge.

Degreed is an award-winning learning platform built for the way today’s workers really build skills and grow their careers. We make it easy for you to integrate, curate and personalize all your learning and development. So everyone in your organization can discover it, share it and track it. However and wherever they learn. Visit get.degreed.com/business.



About Harvard Business School Executive Education:

Harvard Business School Executive Education, a division of Harvard Business School, is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston, Massachusetts. In fiscal year 2017, HBS faculty developed and delivered more than 60 Executive Education programs for leading organizations worldwide. Over 10,000 business executives attended programs held on campus in Boston as well as classrooms in Mumbai and Shanghai. With global research centers in nine key regions, HBS faculty continue to develop groundbreaking research, forge powerful alliances with global organizations, and fulfill the mission of educating leaders who make a difference by shaping the practices of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship around the world. Learn more at www.exed.hbs.edu.

A leader in the learning and development industry, SkillPath provides clients worldwide with strategic and innovative training solutions. Our onsite training, customized content and virtual training programs are actively used by the Fortune 500, Government agencies, and small and medium sized organizations in all industries and sectors. Together, we help our clients achieve optimal success through individual and organizational improvement. SkillPath was launched in 1989 in Mission, Kansas, and is proud to have helped the careers of more than 10 million professionals worldwide.

Approaching leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors, The Leadership Challenge® framework grew out of rigorous research by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, who set out to understand those times when leaders performed at their personal best. They conducted hundreds of interviews and reviewed hundreds of cases studies and survey questionnaires. What emerged were five fundamental practices common to extraordinary leadership achievements. Now known worldwide as the most practical model of leadership development, The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® continues to prove its effectiveness in cultivating and liberating the leadership potential in anyone via the LPI®: Leadership Practices Inventory®—at any level, in any organization—who accepts the challenge to lead.




Bluepoint Leadership delivers some of the finest leadership development and coach training in the world. We work with organizations of all shapes and sizes, at all levels, to build better leaders—leaders who will have an impact today and build a talent pipeline for tomorrow. Bluepoint-trained leaders have a distinct competitive advantage. They are highly-skilled coaches, communicators and innovators who see every conversation, every team meeting and every presentation as an opportunity to create extraordinary alignment, engagement and commitment. 

We believe that leadership development should be a career-long endeavor. People at all organizational levels can significantly enhance their leadership effectiveness through the study of advanced leadership concepts, direct feedback, intense learning experiences, accountability-based leadership coaching, and personal reflection. Using a blended learning approach, we educate, train and coach leaders to use their natural talents to dramatically accelerate their personal and professional development.

Our programs include a wide range of onsite and online leadership development workshops, a range of express programs (90 minutes) that can be led by internal leaders, and a fully customized, instructional and graphic design service which allows you to build a program to meet your specific needs.

For more details and complimentary resources visit www.bluepointleadership.com  

At Chicago Booth Executive Education, we provide Custom and Open Enrollment learning solutions around the globe for today's modern leader.  We offer programs from Chicago to London to Hong Kong, and focus on helping executives emerge as future leaders.

We offer over 50 programs - across marketing, finance, leadership, strategy, and comprehensive management, and our custom programs are individually tailored to meet corporate challenges.


We empower bold thinkers and inquisitive minds to dig deeper and discover. We bring together a global community with diverse backgrounds and perspectives bonded by a shared sense of curiosity. Visit chicagobooth.edu/executiveeducation to learn more.

CoachSource is the world’s most experienced leadership coaching company. Since 2007, CoachSource has provided and managed a worldwide team of coaches to develop business leaders, using programs tailored to fit both the leaders and the organizations objectives. With over 1000 screened leadership coaches in over 100+ countries, it’s our job to make hiring and managing coaches easy, while providing all the tools to track results with confidence. Extending to every major business market around the world, our coaches are steeped in local culture, familiar with the local business environment and responsive to the changing needs of our global clients.

eMentorConnect® works closely with its clients to deliver the profound benefits of mentoring for their organization.  We harness the positive impact created by converging relationships and experience sharing, to drive ‘human-scale’ talent development. We embrace our clients with deep expertise and responsiveness, and then apply customized and proven knowledge transfer techniques.

At the heart of eMentorConnect® is KnoX®, a cloud-based solution that makes knowledge transfer simple, meaningful, and scalable.  KnoX® is fully customizable, offering client branding, client technology integration, and the ability to import existing training assets. KnoX® is mobile device-friendly, browser neutral, and features live chat support for every user.

FourSight is an innovation company, dedicated to the science of good thinking. Our research-based tools, curriculum and consulting help organizations succeed at the people side of innovation. FourSight's Thinking Profile gives individuals the confidence to contribute. FourSight's Innovation Curriculum gives teams the tools they need to collaborate. FourSight's Database of nearly 100,000 people gives HR, OD and training leaders the insights they need to build and sustain cultures of innovation. Our mission is to democratize creativity. Our work helps unleash the creative potential in all of us.

Global Performance Group works with leaders, sales, and procurement professionals, who need to have more provocative, engaging dialogues with each other, customers, suppliers and partners.

We transform organizations, enabling their people to make better business decisions faster for direct and measurable bottom line results.

Unlike other companies in our space, this transformational approach includes three components:

  • Use of real client content, situations, examples, and roles play;
  • Direct and honest feedback and coaching;
  • Extensive practice to not only learn new skills, but more importantly apply them effectively back on the job. 

As a result, people have the courage and skills to engage in productive internal and external dialogues resulting in higher levels of innovation, engagement and growth.

The international authority in personality assessment and consulting, Hogan Assessments has more than three decades of experience dramatically reducing turnover and increasing productivity by helping you hire the right people, develop key talent, and evaluate leadership potential.

Grounded in a more than a century of science and backed by the largest and most complete pool of research in the industry, the Hogan assessments predict job performance by assessing normal personality, derailment characteristics, core values, and cognitive reasoning ability.

Hogan’s portfolio of employee selection, development and leadership tools allow you to better manage your most valuable assets – your people.



At IMPACT Group, we work with leading companies around the world to coach employees and their families through every career transition. As a WBE-certified global leader in career coaching, we specializes in relocation support, outplacement assistance and leadership development services. We unlock career potential and empower your talent with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to succeed. IMPACT Group partners with you and your employees, creating more engaged, loyal and productive contributors to your organization. Learn how to make an IMPACT at: www.impactgrouphr.com, @impactgrouphr or in/impactgrouphr.

KU is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company. With nearly 400 locations in more than 30 countries, more than 1 million students each year, and more than 24,000 employees worldwide, Kaplan, Inc., is a leading global provider of education, training, and compliance solutions. For over 75 years, Kaplan has been serving as a reliable partner and a valuable business-savvy workforce solutions development resource to many Fortune 500 Companies and industry leaders in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.

McLean & Company is a research and advisory firm providing practical solutions to Human Resources challenges through executable tools and advice that have a clear and measurable impact on your business.

We provide our members with best practice research, advisory, and comprehensive diagnostic programs, including new hire, exit, and employee engagement surveys.We bring real-world experience to solve HR challenges faced by our network of 30,000+ organizations.Learn more at www.mcleanco.com



Mursion is the virtual reality environment where professionals practice and master the complex interpersonal skills necessary to be effective in high-stress professions. Used by a wide range of innovative organizations in healthcare, education, hospitality, finance, and other corporate sectors, Mursion delivers customized interactive simulations that recreate the most demanding interpersonal challenges that professionals confront on the job every day.

O’Reilly Media arms professionals and their organizations with the right technology and business knowledge and insights they need to navigate today's huge economic and technological shifts. O'Reilly's unique network of experts and innovators share their expertise online and live through our comprehensive Safari learning platform and full series of must-attend conferences on leading-edge topics.

RW3 CultureWizard is an intercultural training consultancy that provides a complete range of mobile, online, and instructor-led training solutions to develop global business skills within its client organizations. Founded in 2001, RW3 CultureWizard has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Park City, the Research Triangle, and London, with a network of researchers, writers, and interculturalists around the world. RW3 CultureWizard specializes in assessments, courses, and resources for effective cross-cultural interactions, global and virtual team collaboration, global leadership development, international assignee support, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Work smarter with anyone, everywhere.

For more information about RW3 CultureWizard and its services, visit http://rw-3.com/

Select International develops leadership assessment solutions that help companies identify, select, develop, and provide feedback to top talent. From entry-level manager hiring to succession planning for top leadership talent, we have the ability to configure our solutions to meet a need that is constantly changing. Learn more at www.selectinternational.com.

Skyline Group is the leading provider of scalable leadership solutions with a foundation built upon decades of executive coaching with some of the most recognized companies in the world. We are revolutionizing the leadership development industry with our C4X coaching platform. C4X is the only coaching solution that gives you the ability to develop all of your leaders consistently and systematically from onboarding to executive development. C4X combines a flexible technology platform (integrated assessment, content, metrics, and coach management system) with the personalized impact and connection of 1:1 coaching.

For over 30 years, Soundview has been at the leading edge of professional development.  We take concepts from top business resources and condense them into informative leadership and management training materials.

Your employees will have access to top quality business content in an extensive array of formats. Our library is anchored by thousands of business book summaries, reviews, author interviews, and concise and informative training videos.  We also provide full online courses, insightful newsletters, and live webinars with the top minds in business.

Simply put, Soundview’s Corporate Library brings the most innovative and informative business content right to your employees’ fingertips.

Stewart Leadership is a leadership, team, and change management consulting, coaching, and training company. We have been building leaders for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, government agencies, and start-ups for over 35 years. Stewart Leadership partners with each client to design and deliver solutions that achieve business and people results in the following areas:

  • Leadership Programs: Designing and delivering tailored and blended development programs for managers and high potential leaders
  • Leadership Executive Coaching: Delivering 3, 6, or 12 month engagements to build current and emerging senior talent
  • Talent Management: Developing succession plans and bench strength for key positions
  • Executive Development: Enhancing senior leadership through tailored consulting and coaching
  • Team Performance: Aligning executive teams to build trust and achieve results
  • Award Winning LEAD NOW! Books, Videos & Assessments: Providing a complete leadership development process for results-driven leaders
  • Change Management: Creating and improving change-ready leaders and organizations through consulting and workshops Organizational Alignment & Design: Aligning talent, strategy, and structure to achieve organizational goals

UTC Partners believes that winning companies are rarely satisfied and that effective leaders are their most strategic asset. Through executive coaching, leadership workshops, and organizational consulting, UTC Partners helps clients break down barriers to execution and provide leaders with the tools they need for sustainable, long-term growth. Our clients grow through their experiences as we help them to lead through adversity and capitalize on their constantly changing environments. With UTC Partners, learn to recognize, signal, and lead for the future, all while winning your current quarter. www.utcpartners.com



Our curiosity, the desire to understand, is inseparable from what it means to be human. But, in the hype of big data analytics, we’ve forgotten that data does not equal knowledge.

Visier was founded to focus on what matters: answering the right business questions, even the ones a person might not know to ask. Questions that shape business strategy, provide the impetus for taking action, and drive better business results.

Visier is dedicated to transforming business analytics, to providing leaders with clear answers to critical business questions — out-of-the-box, without the hassle and cost of data management, statements of work, and long and risky development projects.

Visier lets companies say goodbye to data quality problems, to complexity, to costly tools, to endless service fees, and to guesswork. A people strategy platform designed by domain experts for leaders, Visier lets leaders say hello to clarity, to confidence, to meaningful answers — and to better business performance. Say hello to Visier. Outsmart, outperform.

For more information, visit http://www.visier.com.