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Silicon Valley - April 30'15
 

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GlobalBusinessGlobalWorkforceGlobalBenefitsGloballyMobileTalent™
 




...presented by GlobalBusinessNews in association with
WOODRUFF SAWYER & COMPANY
and in alliance with




REGISTRATION
$188 (single)
...but take 2@$295 ($147.50/seat)
CoBrand with your Private Table for 6@$786 ($131/seat)







LEADERS CONFERENCE
 
to be held at...
Hotel Sainte Claire, 302 South Market Street, San Jose, California 95113


• CONFERENCE TIME
Lite Breakfast 8am- 4:30 informal discussion with leaders



April 29th WELCOME RECEPTION from 6:30pm
(NO HOST format)
rsvp required



 
 
Memo from
Edwin B Cohen -Conference Developer
CEO, Editor & Publisher - GlobalBusinessNews
editorglobalbusinessnews@gmail.com


WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?
WHY ANOTHER MEETING?
GlobalBusinessNews conference for the San Francisco Bay region have been ongoing since last century but this one will be about acquiring diverse talent and developing leaders for the 21st century workplaces. We've learned this process requires ongoing training and longer-term planning utilizing integrated talent mobility to achieve having the best people in the correct position, right place, right time, and at the right price. The process will involve moving families. We know that to prevent assignment disruption or failure companies will need to select correctly and also take much better care of the mobile families...in order to get to a measurable return.


LESSONS LEARNED FROM HR GOING GLOBAL ?
I invite you to prepare well by participating in ... 15-minute research survey about companies going global...lessons learned. We will discuss findings and also reveal info from GlobalBusinessNews conferences presented recently in Paris, Zurich, Bellevue.


LEADERS CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
Gain competitive advantage and seize emerging growth opportunities...

Strategically source talent, train it, deploy it for global talent development and retain it as a Human Capital Asset for enhancing corporate sustainability and profits.







AGENDA


from 8h- Check-in desk opens
cosponsor displays open
LITE BREAKFAST and CONNECTIONS




8h45, Program Start -

Opening Remarks


Medha Rishi, GPHR
Vice President & Senior Account Executive, International Benefits
Woodruff-Sawyer & Company




Introductions of the delegates

Ed Cohen, Conference Developer, Moderator
Editor- GlobalBusinessNews.net
Editor- LEADERS magazine
Broadcast Host- GlobalRadioTalkShow.com







ABOUT
Medha leads the International Benefits team at Woodruff-Sawyer is accountable for the execution and delivery of all projects. She has engaged in a broad range of global projects which include design of benefits strategies, program benchmarking and competitive analysis, development of global governance policies, management of multinational pooling, and renewal analysis and negotiation. She is also an experienced consultant in cross-border strategies and global mobility benefits. Prior to joining Woodruff-Sawyer, Medha was a consultant with the Global Benefits business of Aon Hewitt based in San Francisco. She also worked at Mercer’s Health & Welfare practice where she gained exposure to international consulting. Medha sits on the board of Global Benefits Association, on the advisory board of the United Nations Association (Northern CA chapter), and serves on the International Committee at the Commonwealth Club of California. Medha received dual bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego. She is a certified Global Professional in Human Resource Management (GPHR).

Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the nation, and is an active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network. For over 95 years, Woodruff-Sawyer has been partnering with clients to implement and manage cost-effective and innovative insurance, employee benefits and risk management solutions, both nationally and abroad. Headquartered in San Francisco, Woodruff-Sawyer has offices throughout California, and in Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii and Washington. For more information, call 800.675.4467 or visit www.wsandco.com.









9:30 - 10, Opening Keynote
The Crucial 1st-100 Days Performance
when in a new 'Talent Development' role;
on an Assignment, as a Project leader, or, as the new CEO...

HOW TO AVOID RISK and DANGER of FAILURE by
MANAGING the MINEFIELDS...
POLITICAL, CULTURAL, and OPERATIONAL



Scott Hamilton, President & CEO
Executive Next Practices Institute

Managing Director, NextWORKS™



Leaders, including executives and senior managers and subject experts sent on a specific assignment, and the success of their plans, are determined in the first 100 days.

In fact, it can be argued that leaders are always in their first 100 days- a continuous need to be effective and drive results.

And yet, the continuing early exits and failed assignments of the leaders of major organizations – at all levels- make it clear that effective planning both prior to assuming a position and effective, value-based action after onboarding make all the difference in longer term success. This session will address:

• How global and local companies are leveraging personalized strategic plans for "next practice" management of the first 100 days.

• Top 10 critical mistakes that lead to an early exit or disruption - and how to avoid them.

• Building commitment and leveraging influence to support your talent development plans- in 60 days or less.

• 3 new coaching tools for supporting people new to their role.

• How to maintain a rolling 100 day plan for maximum effectiveness... to get to a measurable ROI on the assignment.



ABOUT
Scott Hamilton is a globally noted business leader in the area of executive and organizational performance from entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune Global 500. Hamilton is the co-founder and Managing Director of NextWORKS™, a team of top industry thought leaders that assist companies turn strategy into unified, positive action. NextWORKS offers unique, “next practice” methods and programs to help executive teams and their organizations (for profit and nonprofit) build the internal organizational capability needed to innovate, execute and sustain extraordinary results.





10h - 10h30,

Global Legal Employment and Entity Set-Up
– Compliance, Trends and Best-Practices


Eric Lodge
RADIUS


Silicon Valley based Eric Lodge is responsible for overseeing account management and ensuring seamless and cost effective service delivery for Radius’ client portfolio in the West Region (including Silicon Valley, Southern California, Texas and Denver). A member of the founding team, Eric has built an impressive client and provider network and has assisted Radius clients on five continents. With his strong analytical skills, data management expertise and global company experience, Eric has helped myriad companies address the various requirements, needs and issues that arise when they manage overseas operations. Eric previously worked as a Financial Manager for the Core Networking and Data Networking groups at Ciena Corporation, a Maryland-based global supplier of telecommunications equipment. Prior to Ciena, Eric was a Senior Financial Analyst at Northrop Grumman support a variety of groups within Northrop’s Corporate Finance organization (including Program Finance, Division Budgeting & Planning, and Pricing). Currently Eric sits on the Board of Directors of the Washington Savings Bank, where he also previously served as an internal auditor; a position complementing his corporate finance experience. Eric is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a dual BS degree in Finance and Economics.






10h30 - COFFEE BREAK
sponsor tables open






11h - 11h30, expert thought-leader plus audience discussion

Expat Trends and Best-Practices


Reena Sood
Regional Sales Manager
Met Life


As Regional Sales Manager, Reena Sood is responsible for providing expatriate solutions to clients in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Northern Nevada.

In her 10 years of tenure with MetLife, Reena has held roles of increasing responsibility in Sales and Account Management. Most recently, Reena was a National Accounts Account Executive where she was responsible for the overall relationship (including all MetLife products and services) with MetLife’s largest customers. She served as the lead account representative coordinating resources across MetLife's lines of business, customizing products and services to meet unique customer needs, and supporting customers in the development of their benefit strategies. Prior to that, Reena held positions within the National Account group that included responsibility partnering with Account Executives to manage the overall customer relationship with respect to all MetLife services.

Prior to her National Account roles, Reena was selected to be a part of an elite group of associates to rotate throughout MetLife’s Institutional Organization, where she spent three years in the Group Institutional Sales Organization. Her assignments were in Mid-Market Sales, Business Planning and Strategy, and National Accounts Sales. During her tenure in the program, she supported top-selling account executives to build relationships externally and executed deliverables on needs of account executives, brokers, consultants, or clients.

Reena received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She resides in San Francisco, California where she enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, everything outdoors and cheering on her favorite sports teams.





11h35 - 12h05, expert thought-leader plus audience discussion

Global Wellness Trends and Best-Practices


Marilynne Madigan, Managing Partner:
Morneau Shepell Canada






Matthew McEvoy
Director, Global Business Development
Morneau Shepell





12h05- 13h
LUNCHEON

RoundTable discussions on 'hot' topics


Table topics will include...

Cost control techniques
Communicating with the stakeholders: tips to succeed
Expat housing: temp, rental, purchase
Assignment Coaching/Performance Management
Dual Career issues and solutions





13h - 14h,
Global Benefits and Employee Workforce
– Challenges, Trends, Solutions




Medha Rishi, GPHR
Vice President & Senior Account Executive, International Benefits
Woodruff-Sawyer & Company





Susie Chatt, MBA, MA International HR
International Benefits Account Manager
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co
Formerly McAfee and Marvell Technology Group





Ellen Nearman,
Global HR, Benefits and Mobility Lead
Gensler








14h - 14h30, expert thought-leader plus audience discussion

Global Expatriate and Mobile Workforce Set-Up

Frank Bodengraven
Senior Manager
Associates for International Research







14h35 - 15h05, expert thought-leader with audience discussion
Unique benefit solutions...
Tackling the small and emerging multinational issues abroad



Global Benefits Group






15h10 - Closing keynote session ... corporate practitioners and key experts

HR & Talent Mobility Going Global:
Lessons Learned ... Challenges ... Solutions


Moderator:
Ed Cohen, Publisher & Editor
...GlobalBusinessNews.net
...LEADERS magazine
Broadcast Host- GlobalRadioTalkShow.com



Subject Experts


Cheri Higgins
HR/Global Mobility @ Twitter
"Diversity...Integration"


Rebecca Counihan
Manager, Global Mobility Programs,
Intuitive Surgical Inc
"High Value Transferees"


Jill Mikolajczak, Managing Director,
GTN Pacific / Global Tax Network
"Expatriate, Foreign National Program Development"


Elena Mosko, Founder/CEO
Globiana
"Spouse Relocation Benefits"


Terilyn Monroe,
Chief Diversity Officer & Director, Engagement
Intuit




William Taylor, Esq.
Head of Global Mobility
Adobe







16h30 - informal discussions with leaders
sponsor tables open














 
 
CONTACT
For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Email: editorglobalbusinessnews@gmail.com
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
   
   
Conference Sponsors:
 
globiana
WOODRUFF SAWYER & CO
gtn
GLOBAL BENEFITS GROUP
enpi
AIRINC
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