Center for Effective Organizations


THREE - The HR Emerging Executive, September 2014

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Los Angeles
September 9-11, 2014

With Ian Ziskin (CEO)
Guest Speakers to include John Boudreau (CEO) and a CHRO Panel

Panel Members:

  • Karren Fink, Chief Human Resources Officer,
  • Alan Kaye, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Mattel, Inc.
  • George Rose, EVP, Worldwide People and Organization, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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.

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.

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