Josh Bersin Partners with UC Berkeley Executive Education to Host the Berkeley CHRO Summit

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One-of-a-kind conference designed for discussions on today’s HR challenges, informed by the latest research from top UC Berkeley faculty members

“Executives attending this event will have the opportunity to discuss research in areas such as harnessing data to measure culture, the science behind wellbeing, and adaptive practices to lead change,” said Bersin.

Global industry analyst Josh Bersin is partnering with UC Berkeley Executive Education to conduct a unique, two-day event for senior HR and talent leaders that brings the latest research from top Berkeley faculty members to address some of today’s most pressing HR and workforce-related challenges. The event will be held on campus at the Haas School of Business on October 10-11.

Designed around the theme People as Competitive Advantage and open to an exclusive community of senior HR executives, sessions will cover a range of workforce-related topics such as HR 3.0 and changing role of talent leaders, how organizational culture can accelerate a company’s strategic vision, and how “adaptive DNA” can foster and sustain continual improvement.

“Executives attending this event will have the opportunity to discuss research in areas such as harnessing data to measure culture, the science behind wellbeing, and adaptive practices to lead change,” said Bersin. “The agenda also includes time each day to collaborate on how this research can inform HR strategies, help address coming-soon disruptions, and introduce new ways of thinking.”

The Summit will be led by Bersin and Rich Lyons, former dean of the Haas School of Business, former CLO of Goldman Sachs, and recently named chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer for UC Berkeley. Both will deliver sessions and facilitate discussions. Other presenters include:

  • Emily Nishi, Chief People Officer, Lyft (Keynote Presenter)
  • Sameer Srivastava, Associate Professor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values
  • Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director, Greater Good Science Center
  • Homa Bahrami, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business

“What makes this event unique and exciting is the pulling together of top Haas faculty and industry experts to tackle some of the most complex HR issues, with discussions inspired by Berkeley's tradition of questioning the status quo to make us better,” added Rich Lyons.

For further program details and to apply, click here. For any questions regarding this workshop, please contact the Berkeley Executive Education team at executive(at)berkeley(dot)edu or call +1.510.642.1304.

About Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin is an analyst and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges, trends, and technologies impacting business workforces around the world. He is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world. He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. After expanding the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership, he sold it to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte. Most recently, Bersin launched the Josh Bersin Academy, the world's first global development academy for HR and talent professionals at all levels and across all industries. He also sits on the board of UC Berkeley Executive Education

Bersin is frequently featured in talent and business publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, FastCompany, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and a popular blogger with more than 780,000 followers on LinkedIn.

About Rich Lyons

Rich Lyons is a professor of finance at the Haas School of Business, where he served as dean from 2008 to 2018. As dean, Lyons led a sweeping culture initiative that drove the school’s historic strengths more deeply into admissions and other critical processes through a set of four defining leadership principles: question the status quo, confidence without attitude, students always, and beyond yourself. He oversaw the development of the Kevin and Connie Chou Hall academic building and collaborated with other Berkeley colleges and departments to launch a suite of dual degree programs combining business with STEM. In 2018, he was awarded with the Berkeley Citation, given to individuals whose contributions to UC Berkeley go beyond the call of duty and whose achievements exceed the standards of excellence in their fields.

Prior to becoming dean, Lyons served as the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he was responsible for leadership development among the firm's managing directors. Most recently, he has been appointed as the chief innovation and entrepreneurship officer at UC Berkeley and will assume the role beginning January 2020.

About UC Berkeley Executive Education

UC Berkeley Executive Education leverages the best resources of the world’s top public university and the surrounding business ecosystem to develop leaders who question the status quo, exhibit confidence without attitude, think beyond themselves, and see themselves as students always. Its legacy of producing change-making innovators across disciplines, coupled with relationships with the Bay Area’s most exciting companies, helps it equip leaders with the mindsets and skills to succeed in today’s complex business environments.

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