Join the Enterprise Effectiveness Network

This Network, your organization — the time is now…here’s why.

For over 40 years, CEO’s team of world-renowned researchers and affiliates have helped businesses drive growth and build effective organizations. Now, CEO has launched the Enterprise Effectiveness Network, a transformative network that combines our team’s industry-leading knowledge, with the power of peer-to-peer collaboration.

Meet Our Researchers

The network is led by our research scientists, affiliates and practitioners to help EEN member companies’ drive performance through leading-edge research, practical tools, and experience.

Alec R. Levenson, Ph.D.

Alec R. Levenson, Ph.D.

CEO Senior Research Scientist

Jennifer J. Deal, Ph.D.

Jennifer J. Deal, Ph.D.

CEO Senior Research Scientist

Max Blumberg, Ph.D.

Max Blumberg, Ph.D.

Founder Blumberg Partnership

Sharna Wiblen, Ph.D.

Sharna Wiblen, Ph.D.

CEO Senior Affiliate Research Scientist

Dave Millner

Dave Millner

Founder and Consulting Partner HR Curator Ltd.


Led by USC Marshall CEO experts in building enterprise effectiveness, the network brings together senior HR Business partners, heads of COE’s, and their teams to tackle key issues that matter for the participating companies at a deeper level than is taking place today. Our mission is to improve the practice of management by building business and HR leaders’ capability in organizational diagnosis, work design, and strategy execution.

The Enterprise Effectiveness Network (EEN)
Three Objectives

We see many HR business partners and COE heads take a too-narrow, inward-focused approach that does not sufficiently address underlying business issues. Organizational challenges typically are divided up and addressed separately by HR business partners, OD and analytics groups, and the bigger picture issues are either ignored or improperly diagnosed.


Identify solutions
to your talent, organizational effectiveness, and strategy execution challenges that are more systemic, and have a deeper impact than your organization can find on its own.


Help your organization improve its capability to conduct more systematic diagnosis of organizational challenges and derive actionable solutions.


Offer guidance and insight from CEO leadership that guides you to a deeper understanding in order to apply to your organization.

Focus Areas

EEN provides a community of like-minded people to help you think through and solve challenges that you might otherwise struggle to address on your own. The topics covered are drawn from two different sources:

  • Input from the members based on their current big talent, organizational, and strategy execution challenges.
  • Thought leadership based on the EEN co-leaders collective experience working on systems issues in companies around the world.


“The Enterprise Effectiveness Network (EEN) is a valuable offering of PepsiCo’s partnership with the Center for Effective Organizations. EEN meetings strike a good balance between sharing the latest research on organization/workforce topics by academics and researchers and practical application from peer organization HR/OD practitioners. The subject areas are timely, and span topics such as future-proofing our workforce, designing the employee experience, and extracting value from data sources to focus on the most important people analytics.

The return to PepsiCo is extraordinary. Not only do we benefit from the latest organizational effectiveness research, we’re also able to look outside our organization at peer practices and trends, while supporting the development of our best HR talent.”

Tina Bigalke
Frito-Lay US Commercial

Christos Manolis
Senior HR Director
PepsiCo., Benelux, Dach, France


“EEN meetings bring credible research and practice of the most relevant topics to HR and OD leaders today. The research shared provides a good science-based background and useful insights about the subject while the network with HR/OD leaders from other companies creates a great atmosphere to learn from each other about how to practically apply some of the theory. It’s critical to get an external perspective on the most important topics in the HR field, and EEN has provided a great platform to do just that.”

Karyn Gottardi
HR Director, EMEA & Latin America
Avery Dennison

Andrew Sweat
Director, Human Resources – RBIS
Avery Dennison


“The Enterprise Effectiveness Network (EEN) provides a great opportunity for HR Leaders from various industries, to collaborate and learn from the latest research on a broad spectrum of trends affecting various aspects of human capital, organizational development and the future of work. Topics discussed range from data driven storytelling, to the impacts of technology on work, worker and workplace, to future-proofing your workforce.

For UPS, the EEN has created a valuable community in which we not only benefit from the latest research, but also learn and share best practices from other organizations struggling with many of the same issues.”

Irene Mahoney
Performance Consulting Director
UPS Global Talent Management, UK

Keith Stoltz
Performance Consulting Director
UPS Global Talent Management, US


2024 Virtual Sessions

Contact us for Access

Leveraging Generative AI in Communication: Opportunities and Pitfalls
Session leaders: Jennifer Deal, Sharna Wiblen and Max Blumberg
Thursday, April 18, 2024  8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST

Advancing Strategic Priorities through Talent Decisions
Session leader: Sharna Wiblen
Time for APAC timezones:
Wednesday, May 22, 2024  7pm PT / 10pm ET
Thursday, May 23, 2024 12pm (Sydney) /10am (Beijing) / 7:30am (Delhi)

Modernizing Performance Management
Session leaders: Dave Millner, Alec Levenson, Jennifer Deal and Sharna Wiblen
Thursday, May 30, 2024  8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST

In-Person London Session
Session leaders: Max Blumberg, Sharna Wiblen, Dave Millner and Alec Levenson
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 8am-5pm (London Time)

Click here for the agenda.

Please note: these sessions will NOT be recorded to provide the right environment for honest sharing of insights, challenges and best practices.


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