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2019 Merger Integration Conference - New York
May 09 - 10, 2019 (New York, NY)

25th Annual Leadership Development Conference - San Diego
June 06 - 07, 2019 (San Diego, CA)

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Peer Networks

Labor & Employment Law Council
Lawyers advising corporate clients on labor and employment issues practice in a rapidly-changing environment, where human resources managers face an intensifying stream of new challenges.

Chief Data Officers Council
CDOs discuss their top issues as they lead their organizations' data strategy and align it with the enterprise business strategy in an ever-changing environment of increasing privacy pressures, cyber threats, and the adoption of cloud technology.

Leadership Council on Advancing Women
As women continue to take on increased leadership responsibilities, there is a growing desire to focus on women’s leadership topics and explore relevant issues that will reinforce the development of current business and future women leaders.

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Publications

17 Truths about Talent Acquisition

In an era of tight labor markets, diversity and retention remain major challenges for the talent function. Digital technology enhances acquisition but even the best analytics and tools must be managed. Savvy recruiters are looking for talent in new places and in new ways, streamlining process, aligning tools, and targeting opportunity hires.

(Conference KeyNotes, November 2018)

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Webcasts

Global Leadership Forecast
November 13, 2018 10:00 AM ET [10:00] (New York), 03:00 PM UTC [15:00]

Join this interactive webcast on the topic of Building A Coaching Culture & Mentoring For Impact, featuring Amy Lui Abel from The Conference Board and Stephanie Neal from DDI. HRCI, SHRM, CPE, and CCE credit available

Governance Watch
November 13, 2018 12:00 PM ET [12:00] (New York), 05:00 PM UTC [17:00]

What does the future hold for corporate governance? What changes will we see in disclosures? Join a panel of seasoned experts who will share their predictions for 2019. CPE and CLE credits available.

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Blogs

Is AI Coming for Your Job?
As artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged in the last three decades, the effect on unemployment has not matched the public's fears. Nonetheless, to avoid obsolescence companies and their employees need to make sure they're able to execute on the opportunities presented by AI and other technologies. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, November 2018)

It’s Time for the Arts to Rally Around Standardized Outcomes
The majority of companies do not measure standardized outcomes related to arts, despite the fact that doing so would help them show the effect of arts support on company objectives. The Impact Genome Project®, an initiative of Mission Measurement, provides a framework for standardized outcomes in the arts sector that companies should be utilizing to understand their contributions’ effectiveness. (Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Blog, November 2018)

Innovation Practitioner Insights: Alex Goryachev of Cisco on Seven Common Mistakes Companies Make Trying to Build a Culture of Innovation
Alex Goryachev, Cisco System’s Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs, shares the most common mistakes he has seen at companies working to build a culture of innovation. The key concept tying together Goryachev’s observations: the need to focus on the people innovating, not the “innovations” themselves. Goryachev will be speaking at The Conference Board Innovation Master Class this December in Palo Alto. (Innovation & Productivity Blog, November 2018)

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