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22nd ANNUAL GLOBAL FORUM

ON LEADERSHIP, LEARNING, AND STRATEGIC CHANGE

'A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE'

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The theme of this year’s Global Forum in Warsaw (June 12-14),
 

“Societies and Organizations, Leadership and Learning in Transition”,

directly addresses what many of us see and experience on a daily basis. There is a great deal of unpredictability in the air as we try and grasp why these changes are taking place and where they will lead us. Complicating matters is that the pace and rate of these transitions are accelerating as never before. 

We see generational and major demographic changes in our families, companies, countries, societies and in new political administrations and regimes around the world. The expressions of localism, populism, and economic nationalism seem not only more widespread but also more strident in tone, leading to a rise of uncertainty and even fear about our security, prosperity, and well-being.

Even the pace of rapid technology-based innovations, solutions and products seem overwhelming and yet inspiring at the same time. As a result, there are calls for new leadership competencies based on what appear to be different values and behaviours than those we have seen since the founding of the Global Forum twenty-one years ago. Not surprisingly, therefore, a recent special report in The Economist (January 14-20, 2017) argued that one of the most important ways out of this situation is “Lifelong Learning” [link], both for individuals, organizations and societies.

This Global Forum will be examining and sharing experiences about events and trends which are presently influencing and shaping societal, organizational, and company transitions--and how these are placing new demands on present and emerging leaders. We will be exploring several themes:
  • Societies, Industries and Companies in Transition and Change
  • Leadership and Leaders in Transition
  • Learning in Transition: Learning Faster than the Rate of Change
We are also pleased to report already confirmed participation and presentations from many companies, incubators, start-ups, organizations, and thought leaders, among them:
Action Lab, Combiner.com (Sweden), Daimler, Danone, Eli Lilly, Engie (France), Flex (Flextronics), General Electric Digital, Husqvarna Group, IBM, Intel, the International Executive Development Center (IEDC)-Bled (Slovenia), L'Oreal, MiL Institute, MIT, Novo Nordisk, SABIC (Saudi Arabia), Siemens, Smart Cargo Solutions, (Poland), Toyota, UPS, Volkswagen, and the Warsaw School of Economics.

To secure a personal invitation contact:  Dr. Ira L. Cohen, President Universal Ideas  at uichina@uichina.com


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21stANNUAL GLOBAL FORUMON
ON BUSINESS DRIVEN ACTION LEARNING, LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The 21st Global Forum on Business Driven Action Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development will be convening its 2016 annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden for three very full days from 13-15 June (Monday morning -Wednesday evening).

The 2016 Global Forum theme is LEADING, LEARNING AND INNOVATING IN THE CONNECTED SOCIETY. The perspectives and discussions will be international and business focused with contributions from leading global companies and specialists on critical issues and challenges facing us today as well as emerging future opportunities.

In addition, we shall also be highlighting the initiatives and business culture of one of the world’s most innovative, prosperous and networked regions. Often described as the 'test market' for new products and services, the Nordic countries consistently rank in the top tier of achievement in the world of science, technology, sustainability, quality of life and learning. Stockholm itself is home to 22,000 tech companies six of which are considered to be “unicorns”—rare and doing over a billion dollars in business. With an international mindset, and more global companies per capita than any other region in the world, the business culture is exceptionally dynamic.

The official website is http://www.globalforum-actionlearning.com/. Attendance of the forum is by-invitation-only. As a close associate of the Global Forum organizers, we are entitled to invite you to attend the Forum. If you or your colleague would like to participate, please let us know.

To learn more about this sharing experience for practitioners of human resource development, please contact Mr. Ira Cohen at uichina@uichina.com or call 010 85262528 Ext.16.

 

 
 

17th Global Forum
on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning

The 17th Global Forum on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning will take place in Yokohama Japan from 17-20 June, 2012. The Global Forum is an annual event organized by the Global Executive Learning Network.

The majority of participants are from fortune 500 MNCs worldwide who has responsibility for the professional development of their senior managers, executives and high potentials. Also in attendance are a selected group of facilitators who has significant experience in the field of action learning, managing action learning programs worldwide. Overall the 100 people who attend the forum substantially share current Business Driven Action Learning experiences and practices.

The official website is http://www.globalforum-actionlearning.com/. Attendance of the forum is by-invitation-only. As a close associate of the Global Forum organizers, we are entitled to invite you to attend the Forum. If you or your colleague would like to participate, please let us know.

To learn more about this sharing experience for practitioners of human resource development, please contact Ms. Gemma Qin at gemma@uichina.com or call 010 85262528 Ext. 24.

 

 

16th Global Forum
on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning

'The 16th Global Forum on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning will take place in Singapore from 20-23 June, 2011. The Global Forum is an annual event organized by the Global Executive Learning Network.

The majority of participants are from fortune 500 MNCs worldwide who has responsibility for the professional development of their senior managers, executives and high potentials. Also in attendance are a selected group of facilitators who has significant experience in the field of action learning, managing action learning programs worldwide. Overall the 100 people who attend the forum substantially share current Business Driven Action Learning experiences and practices.

The official website is http://www.globalforum-actionlearning.com/. Attendance of the forum is by-invitation-only. As a close associate of the Global Forum organizers, we are entitled to invite you to attend the 2011 Forum. If you or your colleague would like to participate, please let us know.

Please contact us at actionlearning@uichina.com or call (8610) 8526 2528/29/13 Ext. 24
Universal Ideas Management Training Co., Ltd. www.uichina.com

 
 

Meet the foremost thought leader of 'Business Driven Action Learning' and discover how you can integrate your business development with the development of your next generation of leaders.

Business Driven Action Learning' (BDAL) is considered to be the most productive approach to business and leadership development by the world's leading benchmark companies. The application of action learning has a demonstrated track record influencing the success of multinationals, their global subsidiaries, small and medium sized organizations both in the private and public sector

Meet Dr. Yury Boshyk, originator of the approach called ‘Business Driven Action Learning. For the past 25 years, Yury has been a strategic advisor to a number of CEO's of major companies around the world including: J & J, GE, SAB Miller, among others. He is the Chairman of the Global Executive Learning Network, an international group of professionals who assist organizations with management and executive education, action learning and business development.

Executive Overview
2:00pm – 4:00pm Wednesday, December 1, 2010
59th Floor, JW Marriott Hotel, Shanghai
(limited to 8 people)
Fees: Complimentary


For registration of senior company leaders or for further information contact Gemma Qin or Ira Cohen at 010-85262528 ext. 24 or email actionlearning@uichina.com . (Minimal fees may be applied).

 

Are You Doing the Best You Can with
Your Business and People Development?


Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL) integrates a focus on business results and the development of people, tying work to learning and learning to work through the process of teams working on business issues critical to their future.

Leading companies, among them: ABB, Bank of America, BASF, BHPBilliton, Boeing, Coca-Cola, DHL, General Electric, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, L’Oreal, Rio Tinto, SABMiller, Siemens, UBS and others have used BDAL as a way to explore and generate sustainable growth, new business opportunities, and develop their people at the same time.

The BDAL experience engages the collective knowledge and experience of the enterprise and includes outside stakeholders like suppliers, customers, thought leaders and best practice company experiences outside of their industry. The BDAL experience also enhances the further development of its senior leaders/participants and ‘tests’ their skills and competences through the process. BDAL also helps to develop leaders by offering the opportunity to raise their business acumen and strategic thinking, teamwork, individual learning and self awareness to new levels of sophistication and understanding.

Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric acknowledged that many of the most innovative ideas and business recommendations were generated through the BDAL approach. Warren Bennis, a thought leader in leadership, has stated that Action Learning is going to be even more important in the future. BusinessWeek has acknowledged Action Learning to be a leading talent management and leadership growth process.

Today, Action Learning is considered to be one of the most important approaches to business and leadership development by leading companies in the world and it has been and can be used by small and medium sized companies and organizations as well -- be they in the private or public sector.


 

Dr Yury Boshyk

Adviser, educator, author, co‐founder and Chairman of the Global Executive Learning Network a worldwide association of professionals involved for over twenty years in assisting leading multinationals and organizations in the design and implementation of executive and management programs, especially involving business driven action learning. The Network also researches and publishes on present and future global trends that affect companies and countries.


Since 1996, Yury helps organize an annual Global Forum on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning, a worldwide by-invitation-only “community of practice”. He lectures widely and is often invited to speak at company and organizational events and programs throughout the world.

Formerly, Professor of Strategy and the International Environment of Business at IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Lausanne, Switzerland (1989-1996); professor of Geopolitics and Strategy, and Director of Executive Learning, at the Theseus International Management Institute in the Sophia Antipolis Science and Technology Park, France (1996-1999). He is, and has been, affiliated with several research and teaching institutions among them: the Gordon Institute of Business Science, (adjunct Visiting Professor) and the DaVinci Institute for Technology and Management (as a Fellow) in Johannesburg, South Africa, the University of Western Ontario (Ivey) Business School, and The Huber Institute at Columbia University in New York. He was also a visiting professor at the Department of History, Harvard University Summer School (1983 -1985)

He has written research reports, books and articles that deal with subjects on contemporary global issues, executive education as well as historical works on twentieth century topics.

Among his more recent articles are:

  • “Developing Global Executives: Today and Tomorrow” (2009) Pfeiffer Annual on Leadership Development

  • “Using Action Learning in Executive Education” (with James Bolt) in The Future of Executive Development;

  • “Beyond Knowledge Management: How Companies Mobilise Experience” in The Financial Times, London;

  • “Emerging Economies, Emerging Hopes” in the World Competitiveness Report published by the World Economic Forum and IMD

Among his books are Business Driven Action Learning: Global Best Practices (2000), and, Action Learning Worldwide: Experiences of Leadership and Organizational Development (2002).Latest in 2010: Action Learning: History and Evolution, and volume 2, Action Learning and Its Applications, with the late Robert (Lex) Dilworth.

His partners include:
ABB, ABN Amro Bank, BASF, Baxter Healthcare, BHP Billiton, the Boeing Corporation, Deutsche Post/DHL, Eli Lilly and Company, Ferrero Rocher, Fiat, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Irish Institute for Public Administration, Intel, Investor (Sweden), Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, NovoNordisk, Pirelli, Rio Tinto, SABMiller, Standard Bank (South Africa), Tata Group (India), TeliaSonera, and Volvo Car Corporation.

Yury Boshyk completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford, his Master's degree at the London School of Economics, and his B.A. at the University of Toronto. He was born in 1950 in Toronto and is a Canadian citizen living in Ottawa.

 



The 2010, 15th Global Forum on Executive Development and Business Driven Action Learning
will take place in Nice and the Sophia‐Antipolis Science and Technology Park, France from 21‐24 June. The Global Forum is an annual event exclusively organized by the Global Executive Learning Network.

The majority of participants are from fortune 500 MNCs who have responsibility for the professional development of their senior mangers, executives, and high potentials. Also in attendance are a selected group of facilitators who have significant experience in the field of action learning, managing action learning programs worldwide. Overall, the 100 people who attend the forum substantially share current Business Driven Acton Leaning experiences and practices.

Attendance of the forum is by-invitation-only. Universal Ideas is willing to partner with you to attend the 15th Global Forum. Please contact us for more details.





Business Driven Action Learning Workshop
企业行动学习基础培训

Wednesday, August 26, 2009
2009年8月26日,星期三

Facilitator/Trainer: Ira L. Cohen
Executive Vice President, Universal Ideas Consultants
培训师:高艾礼
万佳管理培训公司执行副总裁

Universal Ideas is organizing a Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL) Workshop. This will be a learning session on how Business Driven Action Learning works. During this session, we will cover the following:

万佳公司组织的【企业行动学习基础】培训研讨课旨在帮助您了解“行动学习”如何在企业发展中发挥最佳作用。课程将包括以下内容:

  • Basic theories behind BDAL
  • Solving business challenges internally with BDAL
  • Professional development of high potentials through BDAL
  • Case studies of In-China & Global BDAL projects
  • How to incorporate BDAL as part of your corporate development strategies
  • How to bring in the principles of BDAL to meet your corporate objectives in the China market
  • “行动学习”基础理论
  • 应用“行动学习”内部解决企业难题
  • 应用“行动学习”发展企业高潜质人才
  • 国内外“企业行动学习”实例分析
  • 如何利用“行动学习”推动企业战略发展
  • 如何利用“行动学习”理论帮助企业实现中国市场的目标

The BDAL methodologies have yet to be fully explored and implemented in China. UI has been involved over the past eight years in assisting major corporations with their China activities that were a crucial part of their global BDAL programs. UI has the confidence and experience to guide you and help you gain a better understanding of this most proven methodology for successful results for major corporations worldwide.

“行动学习法”在中国还有待发挥其巨大的价值。万佳从2001年至今一直致力于帮助世界500强公司,为这些公司“全球行动学习项目”在中国的重要部分提供高质量的服务。万佳在“行动学习”领域的成功经验将帮助您更好地了解“企业行动学习”,为您揭秘这一方法得到全球各大公司青睐的原因。



XIV Global Forum


on Business Driven Action Learning and Executive Development
San Francisco, USA 22-25 June, 2009

The 2009 Global Forum on Business Driven Action Learning and Executive Development will be hosted by Intel in the Silicon Valley area, USA from 22-25 June 2009.

The Global Forum is an annual event exclusively organized by the Global Executive Learning Network. It is a "community of practice", involving participants from major companies and organizations from around the world, who, in a collegial spirit, discuss issues of concern and best practices in executive development and organizational learning.

Attend to better understand Action Learning – the most successful learning method.
Attend to meet Senior HR professionals who are practicing Action Learning in their organizations.
Attend to learn world-class companies’ successful experiences in applying Action Learning in their executive development programs.

Universal Ideas is willing to partner with you to attend the XIV Global Forum. Please contact us for more details.

 

Breakfast Meeting

St. Regis Hotel, Beijing (By special invitation only)
Thursday, May 21st

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Business Driven Action Learning
Your solution to a business challenge and development of high potential management

Personal Invitation from: Ira L. Cohen
Executive Vice President Universal Ideas Consultants

Discover the most effective system that internally solves an organizational challenge and develops your next generation leadership, a process that guarantees results-oriented decision-making. If you are already familiar with ‘Action Learning’, you will probably support its reputation as the most proven methodology for successful results for major corporations worldwide.

Why is Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL) so widely accepted as the most proven approach to resolving business challenges?

Business Issues – Real Examples

  • Double the business in 2nd tier cities by 2010
  • Overcoming regulatory barriers
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing management in China
  • Identify alliance partners & acquisitions
  • If a local competitor broke all the rules, how would you compete?
  • Develop a national strategy for the a specific division of your company
  • How can we better leverage our technology capability to create value for customers
  • Identify sourcing opportunities in outlying regions
  • How to engage employees to generate referrals, business opportunities across the various business units of your organization

The above serves as only a few examples where major corporates such as GE, J&J, DHL, IBM, DuPont, Siemens among others, rely on ‘Action Learning’ to lead in bringing solutions to company problems. The BDAL methodologies have yet to be fully explored and implemented in China. UI has been involved over the past eight years in assisting major corporations with their China activities that were a crucial part of their global BDAL programs. UI has the confidence and experience to guide you through this process to meet your business challenges in China. As a partner with your organization, we can successfully integrate action learning into your company’s China strategy.

Rarely does BDAL get initiated and implemented from the bottom up. It requires a champion or a sponsor to understand the merits of such an intervention.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009
8:00 ~ 9:30 am
St. Regis Hotel, Beijing
21 Jianguomenwai Dajie · Beijing, China
010 6460 6688
Full Breaksast (Complimentary)
 

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