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MEGA SESSION It's Not Magic: You Too Can Create a Culture of Futures Thinkers
Westgate Pavilion 1-3
Monday 06/24/2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Transform your department or organization into “futures thinkers” equipped to handle a new operating environment. 

Disruption is the new normal. Global organizations have been experiencing aggressive growth targets and challenging labor markets, and media giant The Walt Disney Company is no exception. Walt Disney International’s former vice president of HR tells the story of how he led a multi-phased change management effort across the worldwide enterprise, building a culture of “futures thinkers.” He details the practical lessons learned as HR reframed strategy processes, identified talent and skills gaps, produced future-empowered innovations, and established a new leadership competency.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why strategic foresight is a critical methodology, skill set and mindset for the 21st century.
  • How creating a culture of futures thinking can pressure-test existing strategies, lead to the development of innovative products and services, drive the identification of gaps in talent and skills, and inspire other business segments to take action.
  • The importance of creating a global standardized training program implementing local and custom integrations when rolling out a change management effort.
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Richard Ramsey, Vice president, HR - Walt Disney International,
The Walt Disney Company
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Frank Spencer, Founder,
Kedge, LLC