Center for Effective Organizations


THREE - The HR Emerging Executive, September 2013

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Los Angeles
September 24-26, 2013

With Ian Ziskin (CEO)
Guest Speakers to include John Boudreau (CEO) and CHRO Panel members Dina Barmasse (The Cheesecake Factory), Joe Bosch (DirecTV), Alan Kaye (Mattel), Steven Milovich (Disney), and George Rose (Sony)

THREE is designed to explore three critical and complementary aspects of HR Leadership:

  • the leadership philosophy and behaviors required for success
  • the changing role HR leaders must play to make people and organizations more effective
  • the future of HR and effective organizations

This program is unique in that it will examine the interplay between leadership and HR competencies for high potential leaders who are developing these capabilities during the formative stages of their careers, prior to assuming executive-level roles.

Participants focus on their emerging personal approach to leadership, identify strengths and areas for development, and put together a personal leadership profile. In addition, they are exposed to the latest thinking and insights on the emerging role and priorities of HR leaders, and identify tools and techniques to prepare for more senior HR roles over the course of their careers.


Participants will experience a highly interactive learning approach combining storytelling, mini-lectures and discussions, a case study "competition," peer coaching, team assignments, self-assessments, and one-on-one coaching. The program consists of pre-program work, a 3-day in-residence session, and post-program work.

One-on-One Coaching

Each person will have a follow-up telephone coaching session with Ian Ziskin within weeks following the in-residence learning session. This coaching session will be used for program participants to further explore content, feedback, development needs, and questions raised during the in-residence program, and to discuss potential personal development plan actions and next steps. Each coaching discussion will be customized to the individual participant's needs and interests.  

Target Audience

THREE is specifically targeted for high-performing, emerging HR leaders at the senior manager and/or director levels, as well as individuals who have significant business experience but are relatively new to HR. We intend to bring the best and brightest HR up-and-comers together for a powerful and practical learning experience.


Ian Ziskin serves as Program Leader of THREE. He is Executive in Residence, Center for Effective Organizations; President, EXec EXcel Group; and former CHRO of Northrop Grumman and Qwest Communications. He understands the challenges faced by today's HR professionals because he's been there himself. As a leader who has served in senior HR positions and developed countless HR executives, Ian brings a deep knowledge base about what it takes to achieve executive-level HR leadership in today's changing landscape.

THREE's program faculty also features John Boudreau, the highly experienced academic, author, and consultant who is Professor of Management and Research Director at CEO.

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