Strategic Partnership with Impact: Strategy Analysis for Organization and Human Resources
New York - October 27-29, 2008
"Where will talent and organization investments make the biggest difference to our strategic success?"
Research shows that most organizations lack a deep and logical understanding of how decisions about human capital, talent, and organization design and effectiveness connect to business and strategic success. Without tools to analyze and understand these connections, decisions are based on fads, fashions, or politics.
In this highly interactive seminar, you will develop that deep, logical understanding through a proven approach that analyzes business strategy and discover specific, actionable implications for your talent and organization that provide clear strategic results. Instructors John Boudreau and Pete Ramstad will introduce you to a proven framework and unique "decision science" for talent that are featured in their book Beyond HR (Harvard Business School Publishing).
- Utilize the framework to analyze your own organizational strategy at all levels
- Uncover hidden pivot-points where your HR and talent management will make their biggest strategic contribution
- Identify "lenses" that reveal where talent and organization decisions most affect strategic and business success
- Apply a proprietary array of rigorous and practical tools to your organization that have been successfully used by companies such as Allstate, Corning, Deluxe, Microsoft, Northrup Grumman, PepsiCo, and Toro
- Leverage other organizations' discoveries and best practices through discussion and break-out work with other seminar participants
This seminar provides a unique focus that integrates business strategy, HR strategy, and talent and organization implications. It is based on leading research in strategy, economics, organizational behavior, and psychology. Key tools and processes were developed by Boudreau and Ramstad from ten years of research, application, and work with leading organizations.
Who should attend?
This 2 day executive seminar is for any leaders wishing to help their organization find unique strategy opportunities in talent and guide their organization and deployment. This includes leaders in human resources, HR strategy, organization effectiveness, and talent management. The event is particularly valuable for HR generalists, business partners, strategists, and functional leaders, as well as leaders outside the HR function or those with non-HR backgrounds who have recently taken HR leadership positions.
HR and Business Partner Team-building
This event offers a unique team development opportunity for members of the same organization. HR leaders and the business leaders they support can work together to create a deeper shared approach to strategic partnership.
John W. Boudreau, Ph.D., is Professor of Management and Organization and Research Director of the Center for Effective Organizations. He is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on the bridge between superior human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. Dr. Boudreau consults with companies that seek to maximize their employees' effectiveness by quantifying the strategic bottom-line impact of superior people and human capital strategies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capital One, Citigroup, Corning, Dell, GE, Hartford Insurance Group, Mattel, Microsoft, Shell International, the United States Navy, and Williams-Sonoma. He is an invited instructor in executive programs at IMD, Wharton, General Electric, UCLA, and Cornell University. His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week.
Peter M. Ramstad is a Vice President with The Toro Company, a leading manufacturer of outdoor maintenance equipment and precision irrigation systems. His role is unique in that he has responsibilities for Toro's HR function globally, as well as its business and strategic development activities, including mergers, acquisitions and technology joint ventures, the strategic planning process, and the Center for Advanced Turf Technology (CATT), which is Toro's primary research function. As a result, he can speak from experience to the unique issues of connecting the HR professionals to the strategy of the organization. He has been published in many professional and academic journals, and co-authored the book Beyond HR, which was published by Harvard Business School Publishing.
Strategic Partnership with Impact is a required course for CEO's Certificate Program in Human Capital and Effective Organizations (HCEO) [link to certificate program page].
- Prior to or on the registration deadline: $200 cancellation fee
- From 10/7/08 to 10/17/08: 50% of registration fee
- After 10/17/08 or no-show: non-refundable registration fee
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Center for Effective Organizations
- University of Southern California
- 3415 S. Figueroa Street
- Davidson Conference Center 200
- Los Angeles, CA 90089–0871
- usc marshall school of business