Human Capital Institute Announces Details of 2013 Learning and Leadership Development Conference

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Annual Event to Focus on the Journey to Creating Transformative Leadership and a Culture of Continuous Learning

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global institution for strategic talent management, today shared details of its upcoming 2013 Learning and Leadership Development Conference. Held from Monday, November 18, through Wednesday, November 20, 2013, in Boston, the conference will focus on three principles critical to organizational success: creating transformative leaders, building a continuous culture of learning and the tools and skills leadership needs to stay relevant.

According to a report from Bersin by Deloitte, 54 percent of business leaders cite gaps in their leadership pipelines as one of their three most critical obstacles to growth. In addition, executive confidence in middle managers continues to decline each year, from 66 percent in 2010 to 49 percent in 2012. While many think this is due to a weaker selection in the current and potential talent pool, the more likely reason is the criteria used to select leaders and the leadership development process itself. Moreover, global leadership, delivered via leaders placed into new cultures where there is a shift in values and beliefs, is failing as well. Although organizations now look locally to find and hire regional leaders, the challenge of maintaining organizational values and culture still remains.

HCI’s Learning and Leadership Development Conference is designed to address the challenges of traditional leadership development programs and training to give attendees the insight needed to create a deeper, more transformative experience that produces a new type of leadership. As the business environment continues to evolve rapidly, leaders need to acquire a new set of skills and competencies, including social and mobile expertise, internal process improvement and the ability to embrace new decision-making methodologies such as big data.

The conference includes an extensive agenda of educational workshops, informative sessions and insightful keynotes from some of today’s most accomplished leadership experts and learning executives. Through these sessions, attendees will learn how they can create cultures of continuous learning characterized by integration with other talent management programs, mobile-enabled learning programs, skills-based training and a new organizational learning blueprint that leverages learning. Attendees will also find out how to develop leadership training to account for the new skills required of today’s leaders.

“As business needs and organizational requirements continue to change, the learning and development functions must be able to keep up and ensure talented individuals receive the proper training to become effective leaders,” said Carl Rhodes, HCI chief executive officer. “Our annual Learning and Leadership Development Conference is designed to provide those responsible for carrying out their company’s learning and development programs with the insight to foster the transformative leadership skills needed in today’s business environment.”

The 2013 HCI Learning & Leadership Development Conference is made possible by the contributions of many underwriters, including:

Diamond Sponsors: American Public University, AMA Enterprise, Center for Creative Leadership, DDI, Hay Group, Knightsbridge, Linkage, Multi-Health Systems (MHS) , Oracle, Pivot and Wiley

Platinum Sponsors: AchieveGlobal, Harvard Business Publishing, International Coach Federation, Right Management, Rosetta Stone Business, SumTotal and Vistage

Gold Sponsors: Ashford University, Axialent, Babson Executive Education, BLR®—Business & Legal Resources, Bluepoint Leadership Development ,Capella University, Caveo Learning, Coaching Ourselves, Cornerstone OnDemand, EBSCO Publishing, EdAssist, Edcor, Fierce, Inc., The Group for Organizational Effectiveness (gOE), LRN, MCG Partners, Mutual Force, The NeuroLeadership Group, The PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania, RoundPegg, TalentLens, The Conference Board, The Marcus Buckingham Company, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and WOMEN Unlimited.

Additional information about HCI’s 2013 Learning and Leadership Development Conference, including registration details, can be found at:

About Human Capital Institute (HCI)
HCI is the global association for strategic talent management and new economy leadership, and a clearinghouse for best practices and new ideas. Our network of expert practitioners, Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, global consultants and business schools contribute a stream of constantly evolving information, the best of which is organized, analyzed and shared with members through HCI communities, research, education and events. For more information, please visit

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