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Mary Mannion Plunkett

Mary Mannion Plunkett is the Vice President of Global Talent Management and Development for Carlson responsible for talent and performance management, resourcing, leadership development and organizational capability. 
Prior to joining Carlson, Mary enjoyed working abroad in senior executive roles:  Global Director People and Organisation Development for Heineken International, Senior Vice President Talent Management for Lehman Brothers Europe and Middle East and Vice President Executive Development for London based British Petroleum.

She has more than 18 years experience in the field of leadership and organisation development including roles with The Boeing Company, Ernst & Young LLP and McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company.  Mary also served as an adjunct professor in the Organisational Behaviour department at Seattle Pacific University.

Mary graduated from St Louis University with a Ph.D. in industrial-organisational psychology.  She has published numerous articles and co-authored Real Time Leadership Development (2009, Wiley-Blackwell).  She recently relocated to the United States from The Netherlands with her husband and two sons.

Presentation: Experience-Based First Line Manager Development

Abstract: This presentation will describe the design, implementation, impact and learnings of a global first-line manager development framework.  In contrast to more traditional first line manager training programs, this systemic intervention leverages the first line manager’s daily experiences, challenges, peer coaching, feedback and networking through “Continuous Learning Groups.”

Presentation: Learning Coaching Skills from the School of Hard Knocks

Abstract: This session will describe an experiential approach to strengthening executives’ coaching capabilities. Executives are paired with a disadvantaged youth, and the approach includes both classroom training and 1:1 coaching sessions. The session will also highlight outcomes, as well as advice for practitioners seeking to implement a similar intervention.

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