20 Conversations @Harvard Exchanging Ideas. Expanding Mindsets. Experiencing Breakthrough.LOCATIONClassroom accommodations arelocated in the prestigious HarvardFaculty Club. The Faculty Club is aliving example of New Englandcharm and grace, and is ameeting ground for highest-ranking scholars, dignitaries fromgovernment offices, professionalorganizations, and foundations.Sleeping accommodations arelocated in the Inn at Harvard.This sophisticated boutique hotelis a unique blend of old-worldbeauty and modern-dayconveniences. It is located in theheart of Cambridge with easyaccess to eateries, museums, andlocal attractions. Sick of boring lectures and powerpoints? Want a new type of learning platform? Tired of attending the same old leadership courses? Some of the most impactful learning come from powerful conversations, not classrooms. This program distills the best of learning experiences in executive education, and eliminates boring classroom time and ineffective lectures. 20 Conversations is uniquely developed for CEOs and C-level executives who have done it all – the MBA, the advanced management program, the leadership course, the immersion experience – and still want more.DAILY ACTIVITIES During this program, be prepared to have rich conversations with world class faculty and practitioners on relevant world issues and organizationalFind yourself immersed in a world challenges. Conversations which will inspire new ideas, deliver keenof higher learning and intellectual insight, and reinvent thought patterns to revolutionize the way you thinkexchange. Each day begins with and lead. Look forward to twenty 90-minute conversations with undividedquiet time for participants to attention from faculty, quality inputs from equally experienced participants,study and reflect on carefully and professional facilitation to ensure the most efficient learningprepared business dossiers. The downtime.rest of the day is dedicated tofacilitated conversations and 20 Conversations is a transformational learning platform for senior leadersinteractive discussions with with no meaningless powerpoints, exercises, lectures, nor games. Onlyleading faculty from Harvard, who powerful conversations, excellent thought leadership, invaluablewill work to challenge your cross-learnings, and real points of view fitting for C-level executives. Thisexisting frameworks and provide intensive one-week program is taught by leading faculty from Harvardnew insights. Strategic downtimeis worked into the day to provide University, and designed to deliver a high-impact experience for seniorparticipants with ‘white space’ to leaders wanting to yield superior results for themselves and theirexperiment with new learnings, organizations.followed by peer coaching to testthe rigor of new ideas.
PROGRAM STRATEGY CONTENT Strategy: Innovation Efficiency • Shooting for the ‘Right’ Strategy • Who Moved My Strategy? GROWTH CULTURE EXECUTION • The Strategy and Planning Divide • Upside-Down Strategy Productivity Effectiveness Execution: SYSTEMS • The Delicate Dance of Execution • The Art of Delegating at High Levels • ‘Out-a-Sight’ Line of Sight • Just In Time for a Crisis Systems:KEY TAKEAWAYS PARTICIPANT • Thinking in Systems PROFILEIn this program, you will: • Finding the Cracks in Your This seminar is specially designed System• Interact closely with and draw for C-level executives looking to • Beating the System for High breakthrough ideas from some achieve breakthrough leadership Performance of the world’s leading faculty and chief executives by making a few paradigm • Building a Lean Mean changes to their thinking and Management Machine• Tackle real-life organizational approach. problems with like-minded Growth: professionals While participants have extensive • Hunger Pangs to Growing Pains• Enhance and challenge existing experience in leading organizations • It’s Not Size That Counts mental models and frameworks and possess a keen level of self on leadership awareness and mastery, they want • The Obese Company fresh perspectives and rigorous • David or Goliath?• Translate thought leadership thinking which will enlighten and into real-world applications enhance their understanding of Culture:• Address topical and global the organizational challenges they • Cultural Intelligence concerns at an organizational are facing. • Layers of Cultural Complexity level • Making Organizational Cultures• Learn to think critically about Triumph Over National Cultures enterprise-wide and PROGRAM socioeconomic issues OUTLINE • The Death of Culture• Build on existing leadership The program is designed around skills around strategy, 14 years of Linkage research execution, systems, growth, which shows that most CEO and culture conversations revolve around five main areas of work - Strategy, Execution, Systems, Growth, and Culture.
ABOUT LINKAGELinkage, Inc. is a global organizational development company with a specific focus andexpertise in leadership development. Founded in 1988, we provide private and public sectorclients around the globe with integrated solutions that include strategic leadershipconsulting services, customized leadership development and training, human resourcesconsulting, tailored assessment services, training, coaching solutions and benchmarkresearch. Linkage’s mission is to connect high performing leaders and organizations tothe futures they want to create.Linkage also offers a full range of public workshops, conferences, institutes, learningsummits, and distance learning programs on leading-edge topics in leadership andmanagement development, human resources, and organizational development. More than200,000 leaders and managers have attended a Linkage program since its founding.Linkage’s annual Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) has been rated threetimes as the Number One top leadership development program by a large consulting groupby Leadership Excellence, a leading Organization Development and best practice magazinestarted by Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Ken Shelton and Charles Garfield. Linkage hasalso been named one of the Top 20 Leadership Training companies in 2010 by TrainingIndustry, Inc.Linkage is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts with operations in Atlanta,Minneapolis, New York and San Francisco. Worldwide, Linkage has offices in Athens,Auckland, Brussels, Bucharest, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuwait City, London, Mexico City,and Sydney.In Asia, Linkage Asia was established in 2004. Its consultancy team is headquartered inSingapore and serves a regional clientele. Consultancy interventions include organizationchange, performance management, talent review and assessment, leadership development,succession management, mentoring and coaching interventions. Asia offices includeBangalore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, and Singapore.Linkage_Asia Pte. Ltd.38 Amoy StreetSingapore 069864Phone: +65.6223.2189Fax: +65.6223.6432Contact person: Colleen GaoEmail: email@example.comURL: www.linkageasia.comLinkage, Inc.200 Wheeler RoadBurlington, MA 01803, U.S.A.Phone: +1.781.402.5506Contact person: Scott C. GavrielEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgURL: www.linkageinc.com