14 December, 2011 | (01 hr)

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Leadership development is a major concern for companies around the world, as demonstrated in the 2011 edition of The Conference Board CEO Challenge®. According to the Hay Group’s 2011 Best Companies for Leadership study, best companies consider targeted leadership training and development programs essential for leadership and often invest in stretch assignments and international opportunities to build leadership capabilities. During this webcast, representatives from Unilever and Cargill offer their approaches to leadership development and define the competencies expected of their leaders.

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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D. Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead
The Conference Board

A member of The Conference Board’s Executive Committee, Dr. Ray is part of the governing team of one of the world’s most respected business membership organizations devoted to the creation and dissemination of research and insights. Sh... Full Bio


David Learmond

David Learmond
Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board

David Learmond is a senior advisor and senior fellow in human capital at The Conference Board. In these roles, he supports the human capital practice, which includes Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts, and other human capital programs. He has ...Full Bio

Geoff McDonald

Geoff McDonald
Global Vice President, HR Marketing, Communications, Sustainability & Water

Geoff has had a great 21 years with Unilever. The first 8 years were spent working in various HR Roles in South Africa, where he then transferred to London and worked across Africa, Middle East and Turkey for 5 years and found it absolutely fascinating.

Thereafter Geoff held the position ...Full Bio

Klaus D. Mittorp

Klaus D. Mittorp
Senior Vice President
Hay Group

Klaus is a seasoned international professional with firsthand experience at senior level across most of the spectrum of people-related issues. His background covers both operational and strategic aspects, particularly in business-driven change situations, diverse, international contexts and matri...Full Bio

Maija Van Langendonck

Maija Van Langendonck
Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion

Maija Van Langendonck is one of the Global leads in the Cargill Diversity and Inclusion Team. In this role, Maija advises and supports the businesses in the development and execution of their Diversity and Inclusion Strategy as well as using best practices and thought leadership to translate Dive...Full Bio

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