What Every HR Leader Should Know About Strategic Planning

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn what strategy is, how to build it, and the pitfalls to avoid.
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Repeated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

For HR leaders to gain the ear of senior executives, we must be able to speak and understand strategy. Wilkinson delivers the drivers model, a roadmap for building strategy that demonstrates the critical difference between mission versus vision, goals versus objectives, values versus guiding principles, and critical success factors versus strategies. He will also cover the 10 pitfalls to avoid in strategy. You will leave knowing how to confidently discuss strategy and its components with business unit leaders as well as how to apply a strategic planning framework to solving both business and HR issues.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Michael Wilkinson


Mr. Wilkinson is the Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, Inc. - a leadership training and strategy consulting firm specializing in group facilitation. He is considered a national leader in the facilitation industry.
• Author of The Secrets of Facilitation and The Secrets to Masterful Meetings.
• Board member of the International Institute for Facilitation.
• Founder of the FindaFacilitator database.
• One of the first five Certified Master Facilitators in North America.
• Named Facilitator of the Year in 2003 by the Southeast Association of Facilitators.

Active in both the private and public sectors, he has provided leadership training and strategy development assistance to such diverse organizations as The Coca-Cola Company, Unisys, Sears, EPA, CDC, KPMG Peat Marwick, and the American Cancer Society.

Mr. Wilkinson is a much sought after facilitator, trainer and speaker, both in the U.S. and around the globe. He has completed international assignments in Bangkok, Brisbane, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Milan, Singapore, Sydney and Wellington. Past participants have commented that his dynamic presentation style, combined with his unique insights, make for an intense, power-packed session.
Prior to Leadership Strategies, Mr. Wilkinson spent six years with ADP and eight years in the information technology practice of Ernst & Young's Manage¬ment Consulting Group. He is a High Honors graduate from Dartmouth and resides with his wife and two children in Atlanta.

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Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
Business Acumen
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