The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 

Talent Management Executives Council III

Apply Here

As talent managers, our goal is for our companies to manage their talent assets as carefully as they manage their balance sheets. We set our own agendas, conduct surveys and do a variety of activities designed to maximize the sharing of best practices and exchange of ideas. We focus both on longer-term strategic issues as well as shorter-term more immediate issues of prime interest to our members. Members are the senior executive leading talent management strategy; they are positioned at Corporate HQ (home office) in a Center of Expertise. Core responsibilities include several of the following topics, all of which we discuss during meetings:

  • Succession planning
  • Executive Development for the “top 200”
  • Executive assessments
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • High potential development programs
  • Talent movement/mobility
  • Employee engagement
  • Talent acquisition
  • Strategic Workforce Planning
  • Talent metrics/analytics and ROI
  • Performance management and talent reviews
  • Competency and skills models

  • Adobe
  • American Water Works Company, Inc
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Cigna
  • Envista Holdings Corporation
  • Hubbell Inc.
  • Major League Baseball
  • Marriott International
  • Maxar Technologies
  • New Balance Athletic Shoes
  • NielsenIQ
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Papa John's International, Inc.
  • Pharmavite
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
  • TE Connectivity
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • The Boeing Company
  • Toll Brothers
  • Walgreens
  • West Monroe Partners
  • Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
  • Whole Foods Market Inc.
  • YRC Worldwide

Enduring relationships with trusted peers are the core of the Council experience. Enhanced by our global, enterprise-wide reach, these relationships span the world and extend the value of Council membership. Confidential peer dialogue provides you with a broader perspective and shared experiences, as well as access to specific knowledge and best practices.

  • Collective problem solving that puts your issue on the agenda
  • Benchmarking through regular surveys of Council members about relevant company practices
  • Multifunctional insights generated by the wealth of perspectives gathered from 125+ Councils (covering more than 50 functions) that work together across geographies
  • Virtual communities that extend learning opportunities through a variety of online forums and other resources

The Council offers a unique opportunity to have open, candid conversations with peers from numerous industries. I take home more gems from a single council meeting than I do from several conferences. More importantly, these gems have a person that I can call to explore the learning at a deeper level.

Council Member

Vice presidents and senior directors with global, strategic responsibility for talent management.

John Messman

John Messman

Program Director, Career Strategy Council, Talent Management Executives Council III, and Career Development Seminar
The Conference Board
Read Bio

Our Mission

All proceeds support The Conference Board's educational, scientific, and not-for-profit mission.

The Conference Board Councils

Find out what members value most about their council membership.

Find out what members value most about their council membership.








Support Our Work

Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights that help leaders address societal challenges.