ESMT Annual Forum 2012

ESMT Annual Forum

Leading Across Generations

June 13-15, 2012, in Berlin

Leading Across Generations was the topic of the high-caliber conference jointly organized by ESMT European School of Management and Technology and the International Leadership Association. Both organizations brought together a unique mix of corporate, academic, and public policy leaders at the occasion of the ESMT Annual Forum.

Today's diverse workforce requires new leadership perspectives in order to take advantage of emerging opportunities for business innovation and growth. A unique synergy between older and younger workers can be unleashed by leading effectively across generations. Both the business and the public sectors need to mobilize this potential in their workforce to develop creative and profitable solutions for new markets in a world in transition.

Leading Across Generations took place June 13-15, 2012, at ESMT's campus in the center of Berlin. Coming from three continents, the cutting-edge presentations in this truly international program were on inter-generational communication, skills transfer, organizational change, commitment and motivation, learning and changing workplace structures. Presenting institutions included Accenture, Axel Springer, Harvard University, Stanford University, McKinsey & Company, Moscow State University, PepsiCo Russia, and more.

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ESMT Responsible Leadership Award 2012

ESMT Responsible Leadership Award 2012

ESMT Responsible Leadership Award honors Mario Monti

The 2012 ESMT Responsible Leadership Award was awarded to Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy. German Federal Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble, was the laudator for the Responsible Leadership Award ceremony.

The awards ceremony took place on June 13, 2012 as a part of the 5th ESMT Annual Forum.

About Mario Monti

ESMT Responsible Leadership Award ceremony: Prof. Mario Monti, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Prof. Jörg Rocholl

ESMT Responsible Leadership Award ceremony: Prof. Mario Monti, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Prof. Jörg Rocholl

Before becoming Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy in November 2011, Mario Monti was President of the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan. After studying at Bocconi University and at Yale, he taught economics at the University of Turin and then at Bocconi University. He holds a doctorate in economics and was a member of the European Commission for almost ten years, first as Commissioner for Internal Market, Financial Services and Financial Integration Customs, and Taxation (1995-1999), and then for Competition (1999-2004). Mario Monti also served on the first ESMT Academic Board.

Program, June 13

Program, June 13

2:30p.m. Opening Remarks
Michael Diekmann, Chairman of the Board of Management, Allianz

2:45p.m. Keynote: Diversity: Key for Sustainable Enterprises
Thomas Sattelberger, Former Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources, Deutsche Telekom

3:15p.m. Opening Panel: The Executive Perspective on Leading Organizations with Multigenerational Workforce

Janet Hively Co-founder, Shift | Michael W. Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging | Lothar Lanz, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Axel Springer | Bettina Orlopp, Principal, McKinsey & Company | Thomas Sattelberger, Former Member of the Board of Management for Human Resources, Deutsche Telekom | Moderators: Jeffrey Beeson, Member of the Board of Directors, ILA | Jörg Rocholl, President, and Dean of Faculty, Full Professor, Ernst & Young Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT

4:15p.m. Break

4:30p.m. Panel: Instilling Sustainability Practices in Multigenerational Leaders

Bruno Berthon Global Managing Director for Accenture Sustainability Services Group, Accenture | Ludovica Lardera Head of Corporate Sustainability, UniCredit | Jan Muehlfeit Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation | Hayagreeva Rao Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Stanford University | Moderator: CB Bhattacharya Full Professor, E.ON Chair in Corporate Responsibility, and Dean of International Relations, ESMT

5:45p.m. Award Ceremony: ESMT Responsible Leadership Award
Honoree: Mario Monti Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, Italy
Laudatory Speaker: German Federal Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schäuble

6:30p.m. Reception

Program, June 14

Program, June 14

8:30a.m. Keynote: Leading People in a Status-Anxious World
Matthew S. Bothner Full Professor and Deutsche Telekom Chair in Leadership and HR Development, ESMT

9:45a.m. Coffee Break

10:15a.m. Concurrent Sessions

Mentoring & Coaching: Successful Mentoring: CEO Insights
Wulf Bernotat Mentor, Bernotat & Cie., and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, E.ON | Kai-Uwe Ricke Mentor, Bernotat & Cie., and former Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Telekom | Carla Kriwet Mentor, Bernotat & Cie., and former Member of the Board Marketing & Sales, Drägerwerk | Alexander Landia Founding Partner & Managing Director, Bernotat & Cie., and former Chairman of the Board, OAO SUEK. | Isabel Witte Founding Partner, Bernotat & Cie.
     
Retention & Motivation: Handling Difficult Questions about Leading Across Generations
Ulf Schäfer Program Director, ESMT Customized Solutions, Germany
     
Retention & Motivation: Younger and Older Employees: Exploring Differences in Motivation and Organizational Commitment
Carol Sawyer Distinguished Professor, University of La Verne, USA | Sabrine El Baroudi Researcher & Consultant, University of Toronto, Canada
     
Workplace Structures: The Intergenerational Organization: Five Generations Creating a New Leadership Reality
Anita Fitzgerald Henck Dean, School of Education, Azusa Pacific University, USA | Andrew Henck Coordinator, Corporate Learning and Leadership Development Initiatives, be.group, USA

11:30a.m. Lunch

12:45p.m. Keynote: Aging Populations: The Critical Success Factor for the 21st Century
Michael W. Hodin Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging

2:00p.m.    Coffee Break

2:30p.m.    Concurrent Sessions
     
Mentoring & Coaching: The Next Generation of Board Members
Sabine Dembkowski Founder and Director, The Coaching Centre, Germany
     
Lifelong Learning: Workplace Transitions: Leadership Development for a Maturing Workforce
Jeffrey Beeson Founder, Entheos – Leadership Consulting, Germany | Janet Hively Co-founder, Shift, USA
     
Retention & Motivation: Motivational Changes in East and West: Comparative Data from Russia and Germany Across the Ages
Franziska Frank Program Director, ESMT Customized Solutions, Germany | Anna Gryaznova Associate Dean for Academic Programs and International Affairs, Graduate School of Business Administration, Moscow State University, Russia
     
Retention & Motivation: Making It Real: Translating Values into Leadership to Energize Young and Senior Leaders
Carol Kauffman Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA

Retention & Motivation: Generational Harmony – How to Get Clues on Values and Behaviors Like a Cultural Detective
Rita Booker Solymosi Booker International e.K., Germany

3:45p.m. Coffee Break

4:15p.m. Panel: GSG 9 - Leading Across Generations in a High-Performance Public Sector Organization
Colonel Olaf Lindner Commander, GSG 9 | General (Retired) Ulrich K. Wegener Founder and first Commander, GSG 9 | Moderator: Andreas Bernhardt Program Director, ESMT Customized Solutions

Program, June 15

Program, June 15

8:30a.m.  Concurrent Sessions

Mentoring & Coaching: The Leader as Mentor. The Leader as Coach. Crossing the Generational Chasm
Ines O'Donovan Director, Alamundo, the International Research Institute for Mentoring, Coaching & Leadership, and PhD Researcher, Lancaster University Management School, UK

Lifelong Learning: Promoting Active Aging in the Workplace by Tapping the Collective Wisdom of 50+ Adults
Patricia Munro Founding Member, World Cafe Europe, Germany

Lifelong Learning: Exploring Challenges of Leadership Development Across Generations Using Facilitated Action Learning
Jean-Anne Stewart Corporate MBA qualification programs, Henley Business School, UK | Lynn Thurloway Program Director for the MA in Health and Social Care, Henley Business School, UK
     
Workplace Structure: Employees First, Customers Second
Horst Plieske Head of HCL Central Europe

9:45a.m.    Coffee Break

10:15a.m.    Concurrent Sessions
     
Mentoring & Coaching: Coaching Leaders Across Generations: Dealing with Tricky Leadership Coaching Cases
Andreas Bernhardt Program Director, ESMT Customized Solutions, Germany | Carol Kauffman Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA | Anna Urnova Vice President Human Resources, PepsiCo, Russia

Retention & Motivation: Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Teams and Peer Leaders
Ans De Vos Antwerp Management School, Belgium | John Baker Assistant Professor Leadership Studies Program, Western Kentucky University, USA
     
Retention & Motivation: Multigenerational Participation in Change Initiatives: Two Research Findings
Evgenia Lysova Researcher, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Svetlana Khapova Associate Professor of Career Studies, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Fabian Morgan-French Wise Counsel & The University of Auckland, New Zealand
     
Workplace Structure: Workforce Generations and Tobacco Business: Leadership and Talent Dynamics in a Controversial Industry
Jozsef Blasko former senior HR executive, British American Tobacco, UK

11:30a.m. Coffee Break

11:45a.m. Keynote: Leading Across Generations - Are You Leveraging the Talent of ALL Your Employees?
Charles O'Reilly Frank E. Buck Professor of Management and Hank McKinnell-Pfizer Inc. Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research, Stanford University

1:00p.m. Farewell