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Where Science and Practice Meet: The Cutting Edge of Leadership Development

Karen B. Paul 3M, Chair of 2021 Leading Edge Consortium

Despite Covid, budget cuts, incredibly busy schedules, switching from in-person to a virtual format and a variety of other obstacles, the SIOP Leading Edge Consortium (LEC) Planning Committee set out to create a conference portraying the leading edge of leadership development.

If you have registered (or have taken one of our amazing workshops), then you realize how much the following people did to bring you this incredible event.  A huge thank you to

  • Mike Benson, General Mills
  • Allan H. Church, Pepsico
  • Gordon (Gordy) Curphy, Curphy Leadership Solutions
  • David V. Day, Claremont McKenna College
  • Alexis Fink, Facebook
  • Samantha Guerre, 3M
  • Laura K. Mattimore, Procter & Gamble
  • David B. Peterson, 7 Paths Forward

2021 SIOP LEC Leading Edge: Leadership Development includes a fantastic array of thought leaders. Some of our corporate speakers include Michael Arena, vice president of Talent & Development at Amazon Web Services; Adam Bryant, managing director of Merryck & Company; Karishma Patel Buford, chief people officer for OppLoans; Allan H. Church, senior vice president, Global Talent Management, PepsiCo, Inc.; Gordon (Gordy) Curphy, managing partner, Curphy Leadership Solutions; Peter Fasolo, the CHRO of Johnson & Johnson; Bob Lockett, chief diversity and talent officer, ADP; Laura K. Mattimore, senior vice president, Human Resources, Global Talent, Procter & Gamble; Elliott Masie, president and CEO of the MASIE Center; and Melissa Dawn Simkins, CEO, Velvet Suite.

Those from academia include Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Harvard Business School; Jay A. Conger, Claremont McKenna College; Rob Cross, Babson College; David V. Day, Claremont McKenna College; Jennifer Deal, University of Southern California; Amy Edmondson, Harvard Business Schoo;, Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School; Adam Gordon, Aarhus University; Stefanie K. Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder; and Alec Levenson, University of Southern California. It would be hard to find this collection of heavy hitters in leadership development in any other forum.

We’d love for you to join us, so if you haven’t yet, please register; please do!  Go to


Leading Edge: Leadership Development

Virtual Conference Event: October 7–9, 2021 (Thur–Sat)

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