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Executive Talent - Executive Development

As Poland's economy continues to grow, more firms are reporting difficulties in recruiting and retaining top management. Anecdotal evidence suggests that more and more Polish executives are finding senior positions abroad, with regional or even global responsibilities.

As Poland's economy continues to grow, more firms are reporting difficulties in recruiting and retaining top management. Anecdotal evidence suggests that more and more Polish executives are finding senior positions abroad, with regional or even global responsibilities. Is Poland training enough top managers? Are companies investing enough in their executives? What type of executive development is most effective in delivering the leadership talents that tomorrow's business will need?

This meeting of the BPCC's HR policy group brings together experts from business and executive education to look at the market for senior managers in Poland. Polish executives are said to manage in an authoritarian style, and prone to micro-management. Does this generalisation paint a true picture? What challenges face Polish executives managing international, multi-disciplinary and multi-generational teams? Can these challenges be overcome through appropriate management training? These issues will be open to discussion among policy group members from the HR field.

The meeting will also see the launch of the new BPCC-IBD Scholarships programme for a new Executive MBA course offered by IBD Business School in Warsaw, co-designed with the UK’s Ashridge Business School, from April 2016.

Agenda

9:30 - 10:00 Registration, morning coffee

10:00 - 10:10 Introduction and welcome - BPCC

10:10 - 10:30 Leadership – trends and challenges – Natalia Pisarek, head of the Human Capital Consulting team, Deloitte Consulting SA

10:30 - 10:50 Supply and demand - Adam Piekarski, managing partner, Arthur Hunt Executive Search & HR Consulting

10:50 - 11:10 Developing executive talent through executive MBA education - Prof Jan Nowak, MBA Programme Director, IBD Business School

11:10 - 12:00 Panel disussion
Can the cultural differences in leadership style between Poland and Western Europe/North America be overcome? What is the role for executive training in bridging the talent gap? What will be the main challenges facing business leaders in the near future?
Participants - Natalia Pisarek, Prof Jan Nowak, Adam Piekarski; moderator, Michael Dembinski, chief advisor, BPCC

12:00 - 12:30 Networking over coffee, chance for one-to-one discussions with our expert speakers

The event will be held in English or in Polish, depending on demand.

Policy Groups
2015-10-06, 09:30 am (this event is in the past)

Venue British Embassy, ul. Kawalerii 12, Warsaw
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Event coverage

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