Global Innovation:  Creating the “New” Across Borders, Cultures, Time Zones and Teams

SHRM 2012 Annual Conference
Attend this session and learn why innovation is important globally and what your role is in fostering it within your companies and organizations.
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As companies globalize – either through international corporate investment, mergers and acquisitions, direct export sales and distribution and marketing networks, or supply-chain relationships – the pressure is unrelenting to always have new products, fresh approaches, and ever creative responses that work well around the globe or can be adapted appropriately for local circumstances.  After participating in this session, you will understand the value of global innovation, which countries excel at it and why, what conditions need to exist for global innovation to thrive, and how do global managers – including HR practitioners  – show leadership in preparing everyone in their organizations to juggle culture, time zones and team dynamics to foster effective innovation. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Howard Wallack, SHRM-SCP

Wallack, MA, MSc, SHRM-SCP

Howard A. Wallack, MA, MSc, SHRM-SCP, GPHR is Deputy Chief HR & Administrative Officer at Jhpiego in Baltimore, MD, a non-profit affiliate of The Johns Hopkins University. Operating in 40 countries with 3,900 employees, Jhpiego works to save lives, improve health, and transform the futures of women, children, and their families in lower-resourced countries through access to – and better delivery – of health care. Howard supports Jhpiego’s recruitment, employee relations, and staff training, with primary responsibility for Jhpiego's Leadership Development Program (JLDP). Previously, Howard worked at SHRM, Goodwill Industries International, the US Peace Corps, and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Global Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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