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Best Practices for Developing Global Leaders: Lessons Learned

Recording Date: October 12, 2011
Price: Free

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Corporations want and need leaders who can help them compete successfully in today’s global environment, but knowing this and doing something about it are two different things.

During this Webcast, you’ll hear from speakers who are leadership and management development executives from B. Braun Medical and Boston Scientific Corporation; and who have executed global leadership initiatives in their organizations.

They’ll answer these questions:

  • What was the rationale for developing a global leadership program?
  • What were the solutions?
  • What resources and actions were required to implement this initiative?
  • How was consistency across borders achieved? What was the impact on their organization?
  • How did they evaluate their global leadership program?
  • What best practices were developed?

In addition, hear the latest findings of American Management Association's second annual study on the imperative of global leadership development.

What You Will Learn

  • Distinguish between popular leadership and development practices and the most effective practices
  • Explore the best practices for implementing and evaluating your own global leadership initiatives
  • Apply real-world advice from colleagues experienced in developing global leadership programs

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Sandra L. Edwards, Senior Vice President, AMA Enterprise, has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development, performance consulting, organizational change, and human capital management. In her current role at American Management Association, Edwards provides leadership and strategy for AMA’s corporate and government learning solutions division, responsible for the sales, customization and delivery of onsite training programs. She is coauthor of the book The High Performance Sales Organization, a contributor to the book The Alligator Trap, and author of several articles on workplace issues.

Shelly Santa-Anna is the Director of Training & Organizational Development at B. Braun Medical Inc. based in Bethlehem, PA. She has been involved in leadership development for over 15 years. In her current role, she is responsible for developing leaders across the organization, running assessment centers and developing executive programs. Prior to that, Santa-Anna was the Director of Talent Development for InterContinental Hotels Group.

Ted Walbridge is Vice President, Leadership Development with Boston Scientific Corporation. He has over 24 years of HR experience. Walbridge has supported many of the corporate functions, including Finance, IS, HR, Legal, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Corporate R&D, International Headquarters, Government Affairs, and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining BSC, he held HR leadership positions at other organizations, including MFS Investment Management and FleetBoston Financial. 


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