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Preparing For Tomorrow: Building a Global Leadership Pipeline

  • 17 Aug 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. David's Episcopal Church 301 E. 8th St. - Austin, 78701


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Preparing For Tomorrow:
Building a Global Leadership Pipeline

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Program Description:

As our world “shrinks” and globalization increases, companies are changing operations and strategies. And developing future global leaders is an essential component for successfully carrying out those changes.

Because of the increasing demand for global leadership, there is currently a significant shortage of prepared leaders. Therefore, strong global leadership development (GLD) programs are urgently needed to address this gap.

In his doctoral dissertation, John Gillis Jr. describes the deficiencies of current GLD programs, and summarizes the disjointed research on this topic. In this presentation, he covers the key issues you should consider when designing a global leadership development program.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How personality traits and global leadership competencies are primarily idiosyncratic to job function, but not to company type
  • Which leadership competencies are the same for domestic and global leaders, and which competencies are more critical for global leaders
  • To create a list of competencies that is manageable, clearly defined and comprehensive
  • To develop learning and development methods that map to the global leadership competency to be developed 

Workplace Learning & Performance Competencies:

  • Talent Management
  • Managing Organizational Change

Click here for more about ASTD's WLP Competency Model.

About the Speaker:

Dr. John Gillis Jr.Dr. John Gillis, Jr., Partner at First Order Consulting, works collaboratively with clients in the areas of change management, strategic business value, and human capital.

Prior to First Order Consulting, Dr. Gillis was the Performance Consulting Practice Leader at Element K,  a Global Talent Management and Human Resource Outsourcing Consultant for Convergys, a Human Performance Management Consultant for Accenture, a Certified Management Consultant for IBM’s Strategic Change and Business Transformation groups, and in Leadership Products for Center for Creative Leadership.

He believes deeply in giving back to the community and is a board member of the Austin Leadership Forum. He has served as an examiner for the Ethics in Business Awards and the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award, and is a regular speaker, presenter, and moderator at organizations such as ASTD, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

Dr. Gillis is also the founder and President of CampLIFE!, a non-profit charity benefitting children and widows who have lost a family member serving our military in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars.

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