Focus on Thought Leadership Meeting

Oxford
Focus on Thought Leadership – Leading Technological Transformation

October 10-11, 2019

SAID Business School
University of Oxford

ABOUT

To provide more opportunities for members of the ECLF community to connect in a meaningful way,  we are launching a new meeting format called “Focus on Thought Leadership”. 

Complementing our annual summit and our traditional Focus on Practice meetings, we are planning for 1-2 additional events per year which will last two half days, from noon to noon. They will provide the opportunity to meet and discuss issues relevant to your profession with leading scholars from renowned universities, think tanks, and research centers. There will be no additional costs for ECLF members.

The first of such meetings will take place from October 10-11 at Oxford University. In a series of  interactive sessions with top faculty members from SAID Business School, we will discuss technological trends, the resulting scenarios for business and society, and the implications for leadership and organization.

As space is limited, seats will be allocated on a first com first serve basis, giving priority to senior primary members.  

PROGRAM

Together with Oxford Saïd’s faculty we will explore contemporary areas related to technological transformation and the challenges they present for strategic leadership and organisation:

 

Chris Kutarna on Global Mega Trends
Now is humanity’s best moment - and its most fragile. Global health, wealth and education are booming. Scientific discovery is flourishing. But the same forces that make big gains possible for some of us deliver big losses to others—and tangle us together in ways that make everyone vulnerable.  We are living in a second Renaissance and we can flourish—if we heed the urgent lessons of history. During this first scene setting session we will explore how.

 

Trudi Lang on Scenarios Thinking
Often organisations have a single strategy approach to technology based on the analysis of forecasts, trends and the assumption that tomorrow will not be that radically different from today.   Scenarios thinking is a practical approach that enables executive teams to think in new ways and create credible stories of the future that challenge conventional wisdom and in that way identifies potential disruptors that could emerge.  This allows strategy to be stress tested and, if necessary, modified to withstand or harness disruption.

 

Marc Ventresca on Leadership and the Humanities
As we grapple with all the challenges that disruption brings, where can we look for ideas to inspire our leadership practice?  The humanities study human society and culture including ethics, creativity, communication, philosophy, politics and history,  all of which can provide inspiration and creative solutions for today’s challenges.  Our discussion will focus on how the humanities can inform leadership and what practical interventions can be applied.

 

Eleanor Murray on Making Change Happen (Executive Panel Discussion)
We will wrap up the FoTL meeting with a panel conversation between selected ECLF members and Eleanor, who specializes in how change is constructed in organizations and systems. What approaches work,  what else could be done in the light of fresh perspectives? How should leaders resilience-proof their business, to anticipate and respond to the spectrum of current and future disruption?

 

You can download the detailed schedule of the meeting here.

TRAVEL

This link will help you to travel to the City of Oxford.

LOGISTICS

Event Venue

Our Focus on Thought Leadership Meeting will take place at Saïd Business School at Oxford University. 

SAID Business School  website  |  map
Oxford University
Park End Street
Oxford OX1 1HP
United Kingdom

Click here to learn how to best get to Oxford University

 

Accommodation

Marriott Courtyard has just opened a brand new hotel in 8 minute walking distance to Oxford University. 

Courtyard Oxford City Center   |   website  |  map
15 Paradise Street
Oxford OX1 1LD
United Kingdom
+44 (1865) 306900
reservations@courtyardoxfordcitycentre.co.uk

Please make your reservation directly with the hotel.

We were able to reserve a dicounted block rooms for our group at a rate of GBP 158 including breakfast, which will be only available until September 1, 2019.

Please mention the code ECLF when booking your room. After this deadline, rooms are not guaranteed, and regular rates apply.

 

Dress Code

Business casual

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For all questions regarding logistics please contact office@eclf.org

CONTACT

For all questions related to the event please contact office@eclf.org.

REGISTER

Please register by September 15, 2019 by obtaining a "ticket" via eventbrite.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
 

 

Special Terms for this Meeting

  • Space for this meeting is limited
  • Registrations will be treated on a first come first serve basis
  • Priority will be given to primary members
  • All others will be waitlisted until the registration deadline expires (September 15)

 

Costs

The meeting is free of charge for ECLF members.

Provided space is available after the registration deadline, the folllowing terms apply:

  • Guests from member companies pay a 50% discounted fee of USD 600.
  • Guests from non-member companies pay a nominal fee of USD 1,200

If you are not a member and would like to receive an invitation, please contact office@eclf.org

ECLF Conference 2010

6th Annual ECLF Conference

The Value Chain of Learning

June 28-30, 2010

EDF Corporate Learning Center "Le Chatou"
Paris, France

ABOUT

The Corporate Learning space is home to a multibillion dollar industry that includes business schools, training firms, management consultancies, e-learning solution providers, coaches, and more. It is a colorful universe that is hard to navigate.

At the same time, our practice itself is in strategic transformation. Advanced approaches to corporate learning reach way beyond the old core business of training and education and skill. In many companies, the learning function has become a critical element in optimizing business processes, implementing strategic change, fostering innovation, or driving cultural integration.

This changing role of learning has a massive impact on the dynamics among the key players of the value chain of our practice. They ask for a critical evaluation of the current business models of external partners, and for new models of creative collaboration. At the same time, we need to develop our competence in dealing with an ever more complex internal and external stakeholder universe.


Conference Topic Overview

Based on these premises, we will explore some key questions such as:

  • How is the value chain of learning changing, and what are the driving forces of this change?
  • What are current structural weaknesses and deficiencies in the relationship among the key players of the value chain (internal and external stakeholders)
  • How can we develop novel relationships and collaborative practices that maximize value and help transform the corporate learning industry
  • What can ECLF contribute to such a project?

PROGRAM

As always, the three days are designed as a highly interactive and collaborative mix of top level expert input , case studies from our members, and peer-to-peer exchange. Some highlights:

 

  • A Board member of EDF Group will share with us his perspective on EDF Group University and its Role for the Future Development of the Corporation.
  • Rainer Strack Senior Partner with The Boston Consulting Group and the firm's global practice leader HR will discuss with us the Changing Role of Learning and Development in the Value Creation Process of Organizations.
  • A Practitioner Panel, of members that represent different business models for L&D will present and discuss their distinctive approaches to the value chain management challenge.
  • We will further enhance our discourse through 4-5 Topical Round Tables that allow for an in-depth investigation of specific cases and challenges from some of our member companies.
  • And, also as always, we will have our peer-to-peer Focus on Members Issues session

 

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EVENT CALENDAR

June 24-26, 2020

For details please click on the individual event.

PREVIOUS SUMMITS

Hosted by member companies, ECLF annual summits are the highlight of the year, bringing together ECLF members from more than a dozen of countries to engage in an intellectually and socially inspiring dialogue which is the hallmark of ECLF's culture.

Each conference is dedicated to exploring a strategic challenge of the practice.