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10th Annual Leading Edge Consortium: Succession Strategies: Building Your Leadership Bench: Registration Now Open for SIOP’s 10th Annual Leading Edge Consortium! Stephany Below SIOP Communications Manager Despite significant time spent on high- potential development and succession management processes, only 28% of cur- rent leaders were pre-identified in a suc- cession plan and only 25% of organizations report they have the leadership bench they need, making succession management a foremost concern of today’s boards.* change frequently. Knowledge work is in- creasing, and organizations are more ma- trixed and interconnected. With these new realities, leadership requirements are changing as well. For example, 31% of lead- ers are in newly created roles, and all must be prepared to manage increasingly wide and frequently changing responsibilities. The 10th Annual SIOP Leading Edge Con- sortium, Succession Strategies: Building Your Leadership Bench, to be held Octo- ber 17-18, 2014 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare, is devoted to topics that are core to effective succession manage- ment, such as how to: Make plans to join your colleagues in Chi- cago for a 1 ½-day event to learn about the latest insights and strategies for man- aging today’s high-potential and succes- sion challenges. It is an opportunity not just to hear presentations but to exchange ideas and best practices with respected peers in an environment designed to fos- ter learning and networking. Strategically align succession man- agement with the organization’s goals and future direction, making it a business imperative Effectively manage succession globally Identify and develop high potentials Build talent pools that are strong, broad, and diverse The consortium includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, breaks, and a reception Thursday evening. Registration fee is $495 on or before August 29, 2014. Cost is $575 after the early registration deadline. This year’s LEC Planning Registration is now open for this year’s Committee includes: consortium. Read a tentative speaker list and agenda here and then register today! Elaine Pulakos, PDRI, a CEB Company–Chair The global environment is shifting faster Alexis Fink, Intel than ever before. Business objectives Corporation 204 July 2014 Volume 52 Issue 1