MEGA SESSION: Strategic Leadership Development Takes Flight: The American Airlines Story

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
You will learn fundamental guiding principles and practical methods for implementing a successful and business relevant leadership development program.
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Track: Personal & Leadership Development

The effectiveness of leaders, their alignment with the business strategy, and their ability to grow and develop internal talent are critical in today’s competitive landscape especially in the tumultuous airline industry. Yet often leadership development programs fail to have the impact on the business that HR envisions. Through this session, you will learn American Airlines strategic approach to leadership development and their key components of success engaging key leaders to reinforce the development experience; delivering relevant and personalized content; creating a sustainable experience; and the deliberate alignment with business objectives and other talent management efforts.

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - 7:00am to 8:15am

William Mitchell

William Mitchell started with American Airlines in 1995. Currently serving as Managing Director of Leadership Planning and Performance, he is responsible for leading the team that oversees leadership and talent management at American. Specifically, he oversees college recruiting, organizational development, talent management, leadership development, performance management, and succession planning. He began at American in 1995. William received his bachelors degree in business administration from Abilene Christian University and masters degree in public administration/political science from Texas A&M University. He is married to Karen Mitchell, Esq. and has four children. He is a community action team leader for his church, homeowners’ association board member, school volunteer, and Habitat for Humanity volunteer.
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