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Succession Strategies: Building Your Leadership Bench


by SIOP Administrative Office

Registration Now Open for SIOP’s 10th Annual Leading Edge Consortium!

Despite significant time spent on high-potential development and succession management processes, only 28% of current leaders were pre-identified in a succession plan and only 25% of organizations report they have the leadership bench they need, making succession management a foremost concern of today’s boards.*

The 10th Annual SIOP Leading Edge Consortium, Succession Strategies: Building Your Leadership Bench, to be held October 17-18, 2014 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare, is devoted to topics that are core to effective succession management, such as how to:

  • Strategically align succession management with the organization’s goals and future direction, making it a business imperative
  • Effectively manage succession globally
  • Identify and develop high potentials
  • Build talent pools that are strong, broad, and diverse

Registration is now open for this year’s consortium. Read a tentative speaker list and agenda here and then register today!

The global environment is shifting faster than ever before. Business objectives change frequently. Knowledge work is increasing, and organizations are more matrixed and interconnected. With these new realities, leadership requirements are changing as well. For example, 31% of leaders are in newly created roles, and all must be prepared to manage increasingly wide and frequently changing responsibilities.

Make plans to join your colleagues in Chicago for a 1 ½-day event to learn about the latest insights and strategies for managing today’s high-potential and succession challenges. It is an opportunity not just to hear presentations but to exchange ideas and best practices with respected peers in an environment designed to foster learning and networking.

The consortium includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, breaks, and a reception on Thursday evening. Registration fee is $495 on or before August 29, 2014. After the early registration deadline the cost is $575.

This year’s LEC Planning Committee includes:
  • Elaine Pulakos, PDRI, a CEB Company – Chair (right)
  • Alexis Fink, Intel Corporation
  • Alberto Galue, Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Arlene Green, PepsiCo
  • Eric Braverman, Merck
  • Paul Yost, Seattle Pacific University
  • William Shepherd, The Wendy’s Company

 Dine-Around (Networking Dinner)

The 2014 Leading Edge Consortium will feature a progressive dining tour as this year's networking dinner. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres served at the first restaurant, the main course at a second restaurant, and dessert at a third restaurant. The tour offers a unique, fun, and exciting way for guests to experience different restaurants, interact with colleagues, and tour Chicago. The tour creates continuous interaction between guests. By visiting three different restaurants, guests are able to sit, interact, and become more acquainted with different people at each restaurant.

Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare

A refreshing alternative to traditional O’Hare hotels, the LEC hotel is just minutes from the airport and a short distance from the Windy City. This style-setting, luxury hotel showcases contemporary art and cutting-edge design in every detail. Browse the lobby gallery featuring local artists, or take in a show at The Montrose Room, the ideal venue for Chicago’s talented comedians and musicians. Fine dining includes the brand-new Fresco 21- A Mediterranean Kitchen.

Continuing Education (CE) Details
Attendees of the 2014 SIOP Leading Edge Consortium will be eligible for continuing education credit for psychology purposes (for licensure, certifications, professional development, liability insurance, etc.). The number of credits available will be reported once the program timing is finalized (late summer). SIOP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIOP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

In addition, SIOP may submit this program to the HR Certification Institute for preapproval for PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification credits. Once the program is finalized, the determination will be made if the program is likely to be approved for such credit or not. SIOP holds HR Certification Institute Approved Provider status.

Find all of the information you need about this year’s Leading Edge Consortium on the consortium homepage here. Check back for speaker and agenda updates in the near future!

* Corporate Leadership Council. (2013). Succession Strategies for the New Work Environment (Catalog No. CLC6561113SYN). Washington, DC: Corporate Executive Board.