Global Leadership 4.0: Exploring the intersection of leadership, language and culture

Join Ashridge and EF for a unique HR networking event in Zurich, with sessions from global thought-leaders and specialist faculty, as well as senior HR & business executives such as the former CHRO of the World Economic Forum, the global talent heads of Red Bull, EY, UBS, the International Red Cross and many others.

Focusing on ‘Shared Global Leadership 4.0' and investigations into new Ashridge-EF insights on 21st century leadership through experiential, highly interactive workshops, keynote speeches, a moderated panel and plenty of time for networking with peers from the world of learning and HR.

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16th May

09:00 Welcome and Introductions

09:30 Developing Culturally Fluent Leaders | Gert Jan Hofstede, Professor at Wageningen University & Research

10:30 Bridging Language and Global Leadership | Dr. Christopher McCormick, EVP Academic Affairs, EF

11:30 How to give your organization and leaders ‘Wings’ | Adam Yearsley, Global Head of Talent Management, Red Bull & Adjunct Faculty at Hult Ashridge Executive Education

12:30 Disruptive Technology and HR | Riaz Shah, Faculty, Hult Ashridge Executive Education

14:15 Leadership 4.0 | Dr. Paolo Gallo, Associate Professor, Hult Ashridge Executive Education, Author and former CHRO, World Economic Forum

15:45 Learning Stories Panel Discussion

16:45 WQ and What it Means to Global Businesses | Johan Bjurman Bergman, Director of World Quotient, EF

17:15 Wrap-up and Reflect

19:00 Leave Hotel for Networking Dinner and Drinks

17th May

09:00 Integrity Under Pressure - Putting it into action | Trudi West, Leadership Faculty and Max Neal, Biometrics Lead, Hult Ashridge Executive Education

13:15 Wrap-up and Reflect

13:30 Lunch and Departures

Why attend?

  • Learn from thought-provoking ideas & latest research into ‘Shared Global Leadership 4.0’
  • Gain insights from Ashridge and EF expert faculty, and from inspiring multinational organizations
  • Understand how to bridge language and global leadership
  • Take advantage of networking with senior HR & business executives from across Europe

Event details

Date: 16th-17th May 2019

Venue: EF Education First, Neue Börse, Zurich

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