Senior Leadership Program | Presented by Cornell University Faculty - Bold HR: Leading Through Influence*

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition

*This program requires preregistration. Additional fees apply.

Program Overview

Target Audience:  the program is intended to provide critical learning for HR Leaders who currently or aspire to support senior leaders and their leadership teams. Ideally, the participants are at a level where the leadership team has responsibilities for running an organization, business unit (e.g., division, product line, region), or larger business function (e.g., sales, supply chain, finance).  The key differentiator is that the participants sit on and support a leadership team.  HR specialists who frequently interact with and support line leaders may also be a fit for the program. 


Chris and Brad to Professors from the Cornell Center for Advanced HR Studies (CAHRS).

Program Objectives

The goal of the program is to help HR leaders develop knowledge and practice applying skills related to the emotional intelligence side of HR leadership.  In particular, we focus on helping leaders to develop acumen on the topics of courage, providing coaching to senior leaders on talent issues that impact senior leadership team capabilities, understanding senior leadership team dynamics  and supporting high performance teams, and managing and influencing organizational politics. Whereas other programs focus on enhancing HR functional knowledge or HR strategy, this program is intended to help HR leaders build out their capabilities tied to the coaching and advisory part of the role as HR leaders in a leadership team. 

Program Agenda

Saturday, June 27th:

8:30- Noon: Introduction and overview of the Program

Review of the Role of HR Leaders and Underlying Competencies

Importance of Courage
• What is courage?
• Courage and purpose
• Cases on courage

Relationships and Influence as an HR Leader

1:00-5:00: Role of HR leader as Talent Architect

Spotting high potential talent
• Talent assessment
• Talent conversations and planning

Developing high potential talent
• Developing talent through experiences
• Responding to derailment


Sunday, June 28th:

8:30 - 1:30: Senior Leadership and Agile Teams

Senior leadership teams
• How are they different than other teams
• Common problems
• Starting up and coaching senior leadership teams

Agile teams
• Structuring and supporting agile teams
• Case exercise on agile teams


Monday, June 29th:

10:00-1:30: Role of HR Leader in Managing Organizational Politics

Organizational politics
• What are politics
• Dynamics behind politics
• Case exercise on managing politics


Date(s) & Time(s): 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
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Senior Leadership Education
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