Global Business Mobile Talent
Chicago '14

… experience shared to help prevent mistakes made by leadership™
It's all about managing international business,
managing the 21st century workforce
... in the 21st century workplace.

Please click and participate in the survey on GOING GLOBAL (12 minutes).
It will help prepare you for the workshop and you will save 50% on registration. Most of all, participating in the survey and workshop conversations will prepare you for the world we will be living in:
Frontier markets, Emerging markets, Mature/Developed markets.

to be held at...
• 500 N Kingsbury Street, Chicago 60654

(No Host...self-funding)
Memo from
Edwin B Cohen
Conference Chairman & Moderator

Editor & CEO


Innovators & Communicators™
Editor & Publisher

Corporate Relations Network™

In a global, interconnected economy, jobs will flow to the nations with the best training and education. -- Larry Fink, Chairman & CEO, BlackRock

Well, what more can I say about the importance and the relevance of this meeting?

You are invited to participate in the 2014 CHICAGO GlobalBusinessNews Conference, an educational workshop being presented in close association with Ernst & Young LLP. You will learn new things and share ideas...collaborate across the table, build rapport and help solve common problems.

Today, you are blessed to have new opportunity for education, for expanding business growth, and a pathway for professional development. But questions need to be answered: How will talent (US and globally) be acquired, trained and developed, deployed and retained for global business and sustainability? Today's workshop will address this situation because it will impact the world we will live in 2014...and beyond. Today's faculty is distinguished and even better, all are proven presenters and they are volunteering their time and insight and knowledge for your benefit. Let's be sure to thank them.

For the world we will be living in, leadership needs to develop an enhanced Global Mindset and we will learn what it will take for organizations and companies to "win" in globalization and deal better with seemingly "light-speed" business and economic changes.

Dynamic, shifting global business opportunity is causing leadership strategy to change and this shift is resulting in capital re-allocations and further, this will impact workforce planning and with it, global talent mobility...ensuring to have the right people in the right job, right place, right time, right price. Please allow me to answer your every question; we will listen and learn. Contact me ... and thank you for participating.

• We care and value your time and resources.
• We will provide you with content designed for solutions.
• You take-away practical information, new contacts.
• We guarantee it offering 100% credit on paid registration/sponsorship.

June 13th Chicago GlobalBusinessNews
Continuing Professional Education Course

Coffee & Connections

Program Start:
Moderator’s Remarks on Corporate Relations Network
Introduction of the Delegates

9:10 - 10:30

Steven Jacobs, Executive Director, Human Capital
Ernst & Young LLP

Maureen Flood, Senior Manager, Human Capital
Ernst & Young LLP

Maureen Flood
is a high-energy, top performing, dedicated tax consultant with over 12 years of experience specializing in global mobility and human capital advisory services. Maureen has strong experience in all aspects of international assignment program management: policy development, program administration, tax planning, tax return compliance, payroll compliance, compensation reporting and withholding and employee orientation. She has solid experience in all aspects of global compensation and benefits program management: plan design, plan implementation, compliance (tax, legal, compensation reporting and tax withholding), plan optimization, corporate tax recharge and plan indexation.

Steven Jacobs is Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP. Steven has direct experience in leading HR transformation efforts around the world; and experience with organizational assessments and improvement for large and small companies. Steven came to Ernst & Young with over 19 years of corporate sector experience in international and domestic Human Resources specializing in Shared-services, Recruitment Strategy and Management, Employee/Executive Compensation and Benefits, Executive Resources, Talent Management, Retention, Employee Relations, Diversity, HR Technology, HR Communications and Web Development.

10:30, Coffee & Connections

11 - 11:40 ...Audience Discussion:

GOING GLOBAL; What Lessons Have You Learned ?
MANAGING EXPECTATIONS... corporate & RMC...RMC & DSP ...and communicating with the ultimate customer, the transferees

Moderator- Ed Cohen


Robert R. Worobow, Chief Human Resources Officer,
CHP International

Bob Worobow has over 30 years in the human resource function focusing on the achievement of financial and operational objectives as part of the senior management team. He has privately owned and public company affiliations, both domestic and international experiences and demonstrated ability in managing organizational change in mergers, acquisitions and start-up businesses to create new cultural work environments. His career path spans financial services, healthcare, business to business, manufacturing, distribution, IT technology and retail companies. Bob is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at CHP International. Prior to starting his own HR consulting business in 2006, Bob was the Corporate Vice President, Human Resources for Trustmark Insurance Company in Lake Forest and before that was the Corporate Vice President, Human Resources for Quill Corporation in Lincolnshire. He was with American Hospital Supply Corporation which was purchased by Baxter Healthcare and was instrumental in consolidating their very different benefit programs. Prior to American Hospital Supply Corporation, Bob was with CNA Financial Corporation. Bob’s professional affiliations include: former Board member Human Resource Management Association of Chicago, current Board member United Way of the North Shore, past president College of Lake County Foundation Board, former president of the Highland Park District 107 School Board and past president of the Conway Park Business Owners Association. Bob grew up on the south side of Chicago is married and has two children. He has a MBA in marketing from Northern Illinois University and BS in personnel management from Drake University.


Alisa Alaudini Nagle
Vice-President Global HR
Johnson Controls

Alisa Alaudini Nagle is the Vice President, Global Human Resources at Johnson Controls. Her education includes Central Michigan University and The Ohio State University-The Max M. Fisher College of Business. Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in over 150 countries. Our 130,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share, we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.

12:30 - Working Luncheon


David J. Harr, Sr. New Business Manager
Cigna Global Health Benefits

David J. Harr is the Sr. New Business Manager, Cigna Global Health Benefits. He has been a part of Cigna's group Expatriate Benefits business since 2006. Having been in the healthcare benefits field for more than 20 years working with employers and employees to solve their healthcare benefits challenges the international arena has provided many new opportunities for learning and growth.

1:30 - 2:15, Closing keynote:
Enhancing Assignment ROI


Expatriate assignments can be a costly yet necessary strategy that multi-national organizations use in order to achieve their global objectives.

Because expatriates are generally considered high performers, it is commonly assumed that they are also highly resilient. Yet some research suggests that expatriates can be at higher risk for developing mental health and stress related problems, which many organizations are not adequately prepared to address.

This presentation will discuss how Caterpillar Inc. has partnered with its global EAP vendor Chestnut Global Partners to develop a unique and innovative International Assistance Program (IAP) that is demonstrating a positive ROI in the form of reduced absenteeism and increased satisfaction of expatriates in the areas of emotional health, social relationships, and perceived organizational support.

Todd Donalson, Director of Training and Consultation Services
Chestnut Global Partners

Monica R. Ratcliff, LCSW, PHR
Caterpillar Employee Assistance Program Manager
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Professional in Human Resources.

Ms. Ratcliff has been a practicing social worker for over ten years. In addition to working in a variety of residential and outpatient clinical settings, she has vast experience working with corporate employee assistance and work-life programs. She has worked for Caterpillar for the past six years in the Corporate Medical Department as the Behavioral Health Coordinator and most recently Global Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Manager. In this role she is responsible for Caterpillar’s workplace behavioral health initiatives including the global EAP and work-life program as well as a formal psychiatric disability management program. In addition she has oversight of Caterpillar’s US Department of Transportation compliance program. Ms. Ratcliff holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University.

Todd Donalson is the Director of Training and Consultation Services for Chestnut Global Partners. With over 20 years of experience as a mental health counselor and consultant, Todd regularly provides employee and leader training services for both small business and Fortune 100 companies on a variety of mental health and workplace topics ranging from leadership in times of crisis and managing troubled employees to stress resiliency and substance abuse. Todd also regularly consults with organizations on team health concerns, and coordinates CGP’s crisis response services. He is actively involved in the professional development of staff and EAP affiliate counselors in under developed areas of the world where CGP provides services. Todd is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois, and obtained his masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.


REGISTRATION discounts available; go to page top

Cancellation policy:
All cancellations are subject to a $150 service fee (per attendee). If you cancel in writing up to 10 days before the workshop date, you will receive a refund of your payment minus the service fee. If you cancel less than 10 days before the workshop date, your payment will be credited toward a future GlobalBusinessNews event, minus the service fee. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel in writing prior to the event are not entitled to a credit or refund of any kind. No exceptions.
For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
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