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Nearly every company recognizes that developing their future leaders is critical.

Over the next five years, approximately 72 million Millennials will be in the workforce. As the Baby Boom generation retires – taking their accrued experience and institutional knowledge with them – the need for cultivating new leaders becomes even more urgent.

A recent AMA/I4CP study indicates that only a third of organizations rate their leadership development efforts as effective, putting sustained business success at risk.

If organizations recognize that this is such a critical issue, why are so few of them making progress in addressing it?

Ideally, leadership development should be aligned with business strategy, and it should ensure a robust pipeline of people ready to step up to leadership positions. The importance of this alignment and readiness is highlighted by the often urgent, ongoing quest for effective methodologies.

What You Will Learn

AMA is convening this forum to allow senior talent management executives to share their thoughts and experiences in building and managing leadership pipelines. Join us for a frank and lively discussion addressing key issues:
  • Steps being taken to prepare Millennials for leadership positions
  • What assessments to use for identifying talent for development opportunities 
  • The core competencies needed for leaders to be successful 
  • How to reinvent the concept of career development to be about the next experience rather than the next promotion

A well-defined and robust leadership pipeline delivers important benefits to every organization. This program allows you to discover how others are facing the challenges and taking advantage of the opportunities of developing their next generation of leaders.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.


Complimentary AMA Report for Attendees

All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of our research report, What Does Engagement Have to Do with Getting the Job Done? a new AMA study of over 1,700 participants. 

Employee engagement is viewed as a key driver of employee productivity. But how do organizations bolster engagement? The study found that the key elements are career development opportunities, coaching/mentoring, specialized training and open communication.

This study, based on responses from a cross-section of managers, supervisors and other employees, indicates that more highly engaged organizations tend to share certain characteristics:

  • They use a variety of tools to drive engagement; most widely used are those tools related to expanding learning and chances to grow within the organization. These organizations provide career development opportunities, coaching and mentoring, special workshops and training, and even special training to middle managers.    
  • They are involved in a process of continuous improvement, becoming more effective at fostering engagement over time. The status quo is not sufficient. Engagement levels are closely related to employee productivity. If the vast majority of participants are correct, then engagement does help organizations “get the job done.” Senior management teams seeking to boost production per employee need to adopt the strategies and tools associated with higher employee engagement levels.

About the Presenters

Erika Harden is Director, Learning & Performance, with Woodward, Inc., a $2.3 billion Aerospace & Energy Corporation headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. Erika has 15+ years experience as a human resource professional spanning all aspects of HR Management in a variety of settings, including consulting firms, corporations, government and academics.

Nicholas Igneri is VP of Education at American Management Association and is instrumental in the design, implementation, and management of AMA's learning programs. Previously, Igneri held leadership positions at Docent, now SumTotal, as Director of Professional Services, and VitesseLearning as VP of Learning Solutions.

Anthony Lewis is Senior Manager of Organizational Effectiveness & Talent Management at Yamaha Corporation of America. In addition, he is President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

Brian Patterson is the Senior Training Consultant & Instructional Designer for Commercial Education with Roche Diagnostics. He has 25 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing high quality training in both governmental and corporate organizations, ranging from the Department of Defense to Eli Lilly and Company to Roche Diagnostics.

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AMA is one of the most widely recognized leaders in business training, having provided corporate training solutions for over 95 years. From leadership, communication and managerial training to sales, customer service and analytical skills, AMA has developed a vast array of content and training solutions to help individuals and organizations achieve business results . Each year, AMA delivers thousands of seminars and courses across the United States. With courses offered in a  classroom near you or live online, AMA is a flexible, convenient resource for all of your organization's talent development needs. AMA also offers customized solutions based on your specific talent development requirements.

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