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HR Planning & Development - High Potential Leadership Programs

*FREE* High Potential Leadership Programs : How are Organizations Leveraging the Investment?

When: Friday, April 24, 2015
8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Networking; 8:30-10:30 am Program
Where: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
1905 W. Field Court
Lake Forest, Illinois  60045
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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Human Resource Planning & Development Interest Group, serving Talent Development & Organizational Effectiveness

It's a significant task for managers to develop the company's next generation of leaders.  Organizations prosper, when they identify, develop, and retain talented leaders.  The undertaking can be challenging, when you consider the multitude of variables that need to be managed.  

Learn about High Potential Leadership programs that:

  • Focus on both broad trends in hi-potential development and on specific organizational approaches to hi-po development

  • Business case for organizations who have implemented these programs

  • Success criteria for these programs, plus track record of success after programs completed (e.g. advancement of program participants)

  • Selection criteria for participants in programs

  • Extent of publicity for these programs inside the organization

  • Lessons learned, process improvements & cautionary tales from conducting these programs

  • Program components, including assessment, coaching, team building & action learning projects 


Renata Viskanta, Senior Director, Organization and Talent Excellence, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Renata is a Human Resources leader with global corporate and Fortune 100 management consulting experience in building and transforming businesses, leading teams, and developing organizations and talent to deliver results.  She has expertise in: human resources, leadership and employee development, talent management, organization effectiveness and business performance improvement.  She has a proven ability to successfully lead and implement large-scale, complex business changes. 

Her role at Grainger includes a 50+ team members and a $10M budget.  This team is responsible for creating cost-effective learning, development and organizational consulting solutions and practices, which build capabilities and bench strength to accelerate profitable growth with the required talent. Within this role, Renata provides thought leadership and drives efforts related to:  human capital planning, change management, organization design, leadership and team effectiveness, learning & development, engagement, culture development and M&A.  She is a member of the Executive HR leadership team focused on supporting Grainger's growth strategy and developing the Company's talent, organization, key processes and culture for strategic advantage.


Tara Nofziger, Director of Talent Management, Baxter International

As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxter applies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. Baxter had 2014 sales of $16.7 billion and has approximately 65,500 employees.

Tara has a broad background in talent management and complex organizational change management. She is the global process owner of Baxter's high potential and succession management processes. Specifically over the last four years, Tara has focused on organizational transformation initiatives including major acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations. 

Tara holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a master's degree in Organization Development from Loyola University - Chicago. In addition to her time in healthcare at Baxter, Tara has worked in other industries for companies such as Rockwell Automation, Motorola and Republic Bancorp, Inc.

Todd Wilhelm, Director of Leadership Development, United Airlines

Todd brings over 15 years of leadership experience and expertise specializing in implementing strategic talent and performance programs both specific to business units and across the enterprise. Many of these initiatives have become foundational programs for broader organizational change. He also has extensive experience in integrating corporate performance management systems, developing company employee engagement survey strategies, and implementing talent assessment and succession planning programs. In his current role, Todd has oversight for designing and delivering high potential and leadership development programs across the enterprise. Additionally, he is responsible for creating and implementing a new leadership competency framework at United.

John Philbin, Managing Partner, Strategic Talent Solutions

His decision to start a firm in 2004 developed out of his work with CEO's and leadership teams while at a previous firm. John grew to believe that most work in leadership and talent management was disconnected from the levers that actually move a business forward and ensure its success. In the ten years since forming the firm, STS has grown to serve some of the world's most highly respected companies and partnered with them to drive business results.   John continues to advise CEO's and develop future business leaders. He and his team work regularly with boards to develop CEO succession plans, help management develop the right structures and process, and provide developmental services at both the executive and operational level. Understanding each client's strategy and business plan, and helping them ensure that they build the organization and talent base to deliver on their goals is at the heart of all of the firm's work.

Tom Gimbel, Founder and CEO, LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is a staffing and recruiting firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1998, LaSalle has served thousands of clients and candidates, placing job seekers in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. Gimbel is an expert on organizational development and securing a job, as well as how to hire successfully. He has been featured on CNBC, The Today Show, Fox and Friends, Fox Business Network, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Fortune Small Business and Crain's Chicago Business. Gimbel holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado and is on the Board of Directors of Ounce of Prevention. He is an active member in the Young Presidents' Organization, Economic Club of Chicago, and American Staffing Association and Entrepreneurs' Organization.

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Please note the Program End time is 10:30 AM.


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