Seminar: THREE: The HR Emerging Executive

THREE logo
Portland, OR (hosted by Cambia)
September 7-8, 2016

with Ian Ziskin (CEO)Guest Speakers to include John Boudreau (CEO) and a CHRO Conversation

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 2-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.

Complimentary Copy of Books for Seminar Attendees

Participants of this seminar will receive complimentary copies of,

THREE: The Human Resources Emerging Executive



THREE: The Human Resources Emerging Executive by Ian Ziskin



Lead the Work book cover


Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment
by John W. Boudreau, Ravin Jesuthasan, and David Creelman.

If you are with a sponsor company and do not have your discount code, log into your page by clicking on your organization’s name on the CEO Sponsor Companies page (under Sponsor CEO tab) to get the code. If you do not have your password, please contact us.

Registration Pricing


  • $3,750.00 per person
  • $3,187.50 per person for three or more from the same company


  • $3,150.00 per person
  • $2,677.50 per person for three or more from the same company

To pay by check or invoice

Click on the registration link above. Once on the registration page, click the “Show other payment options” link below the green “Register” button. Select “Pay Offline,” fill-in the form and choose “Send Invoice.”

Registration Deadline

August 15, 2016

Team Discount

Teams of 3 or more people from the same company who register at the same time receive a 15% discount. You must register all participants at the same time. Just choose this option when registering at the link above.


Cambia Health Solutions
1621 SW 1st Avenue (the Woolworth Building)
Portland, OR 97201

Hotel Info

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel (Overlooks the Willamette River and a 5-minute walk to the Cambia meeting location)
1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 226-7600
Map of Hotel Location

Room Rate:  $189; To Receive the special group rate, mention:  University of Southern California, The HR Emerging Executive Room Block. Deadline to reserve at this rate is Friday, August 19.

Valet Parking only:  $37 per day (no self-parking)

On-line reservation link:
NOTE:  reservations via the link can only be made for the room block dates (Tuesday, September 6 – Thursday, September 8);  For dates outside the room block, please call the hotel directly


  • On or before 8/15/16 the cancellation fee is $200.00.
  • From 8/16/16 to 8/29/16, 50% of the fee will be refunded.
  • Registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations received after 8/29/16 and for no-shows.


  • 3 CEUs
  • Course #: CEO-009
  • Faculty: Ian Ziskin and John Boudreau

Additional Questions?

Event FAQ
Email Annette Yakushi, or call (615) 383-3321