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Korn/Ferry Conference Highlights Leadership, Talent Management Issues Impacting Today's Evolving Global Organizations

September 29, 2010
- Renowned Global 500 Talent Leaders Drive Discussion, Debate at 'Leadership Transformation 2010' -

CHICAGO, Sept 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Korn/Ferry International is wrapping up Leadership Transformation 2010, a senior-level talent management conference held at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. With a strong focus on the key issues impacting businesses in this dynamic economic environment, the conference brought together thought leaders, executives and leading HR practitioners from across the globe to share strategies, best practices and the latest research and solutions driving change through talent.

Special guest keynote speakers Arvinder Dhesi and Annette Reid from the U.K.-headquartered insurance services provider Aviva plc shared a case study on a Korn/Ferry-designed system to help Aviva retain and develop its people, improve the ratio of internal promotions to internal hires and drive succession planning across all levels.

In addition, talent leaders from Global 500 companies including ATK, Cooper Standard Automotive, Covidien, Jabil Circuit, Johnson Financial, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, RSM McGladrey, Inc., Save the Children, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and more presented success stories and lessons learned, allowing attendees to take away new approaches and resources to drive talent transformation in their organizations.

"The only thing that is not going to change, is change. Therefore, leaders must be equipped to develop people and organizations who are agile, can handle a lot of ambiguity and lead in the midst of turbulence," said Ana Dutra, CEO of Korn/Ferry Leadership & Talent Consulting. "Our conference has gathered together some of the best minds in leadership development and talent management to discuss strategic issues, trends and research findings."

Leadership Transformation 2010 also featured keynote presentations from internationally renowned talent thought leaders including Bob Eichinger, Vice Chairman Korn/Ferry Institute and Co-Founder of Lominger; Kevin Cashman, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting; Ed Newman, President of The Newman Group of Korn/Ferry International Futurestep, Inc. and Mark Huselid, Professor of HR Strategy at Rutgers University.

Keynotes and topics included:

  • The Four Essential Skills of a Legacy Leader
  • Leadership from the Inside Out
  • Integrated Talent Management
  • The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact

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About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY),with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm delivers an array of solutions that help clients to attract, develop, retain and sustain their talent. Visit for more information on the Korn/Ferry International family of companies, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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