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  • Amazon, JPL, Golden State Foods, Right Management and Other Leaders to Speak on Innovation & INtrapreneurship at Executive Next Practices

    EVENT IS FREE TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

    IRVINE, Calif., August 15, 2017 – Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), Orange County Chapter, today announced the speaker lineup for its Innovation & Intrapreneurship event, featuring industry leaders from Amazon, Golden State Foods, Right Management and more. The event is being held on Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017, from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the UC Irvine Center for Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave., Suite 250, Irvine, Calif. Focused on “Innovation & Intrapreneurship: Continuous Reinvention for Growth,” this highly interaction session will examine the emerging trends and methods that promote personal innovation, intrapreneurship, and organization adaptability for middle-to-large market companies. Sharing insights are industry-leading speakers, including:
    • Darci Kleindl, leader of North American Partner Business, Amazon
    • Herb Callahan, senior director of Human Resources, Golden State Foods
    • Mary Haskins, regional vice president, Right Management
    • Lisa Perrine, CEO, Cibola Systems Corporation
    • Tim Silvera, CEO, Optimum Comp Advantage
    • Adam Temple, chairman and founder, Bixly
    • Nick Wortley, CEO, Bixly
    • Chris Dyer, CEO, People G2
    “Innovation is the key to future success. Attendees will gain insights from our speakers on three key areas that impact innovation and drive intrapreneurship: structure and financial; culture and talent; and technology,” said Scott Hamilton, president & CEO, Executive Next Practices. Schedule of events: Thurs., Sept. 21st — 7:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 7:30–8:30 a.m. — Check-in and Networking 8:30–11:00 a.m. — Speakers   Cost is $55 for general admission with advance RSVP and $85 at the door. Free to ENP members. Click here to register.  ABOUT The Executive Next Practices Institute The Executive Next Practices Institute is an established organization (more than 190 forums since 2008) comprised of C-level and key functional leaders (CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, HR) who meet to review emerging trends and “first look” innovations in business and leadership strategies. Our highly interactive & collaborative sessions are held in a non-solicitation environment to encourage leaders to engage, create and build powerful business relationships.   # # # #   PR Contact:   Teri Sawyer, T&Co. 714-801-1687 TeriSawyer@me.com  
  • Allergan, Edwards Lifesciences, Comerica and Earth Friendly Products Executives to Speak on Sustainability at Executive Next Practices

    EVENT IS FREE TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

    IRVINE, Calif., July 20, 2017 – Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), Orange County Chapter, today announced the speaker lineup for its “Next Practices in Sustainabilty for ROI”. Presented by ENP, UCI Applied Innovation and Sustain OC, this program being held on Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the UC Irvine Center for Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave., Suite 250, Irvine, Calif. Featured speakers from industry leaders Allergan, Edward Lifesciences, Comerica and Earth Friendly Products, will share how to build sustainability into 2017-2018 plans. Speakers include:
    • Allergan: Sulaiman Hamidi, director, Sustainability & Product Stewardship;
    • Edwards Lifesciences LLC: Diane W. Biagianti, vice president, chief responsibility officer;
    • Comerica Inc.: Kristin Bloser, vice president, senior sustainability officer, and
    • Earth Friendly Products: Naderehan Afsharmanesh, vice president, sustainability.
    “Getting creative with the way we obtain, use and dispose of materials will be key for a successful and sustainable global economy. This panel will examine sustainability strategies from multiple industry sectors and how to apply them at work,” said Scott Hamilton, president & CEO, Executive Next Practices. The Business and Sustainable Development Commission report indicates that achieving a sustainable global economy could create at least $12 trillion in business value by 2030 and generate up to 380 million jobs. Schedule of events: Fri., August 4th  — 7:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 7:30–8:30 a.m. — Check-in and Networking 8:30–11:00 a.m. — Speakers Cost is $55 for general admission. Free to ENP members. Click here to register. ABOUT The Executive Next Practices Institute The Executive Next Practices Institute is an established organization (more than 190 forums since 2008) comprised of C-level and key functional leaders (CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, HR) who meet to review emerging trends and “first look” innovations in business and leadership strategies. Our highly interactive & collaborative sessions are held in a non-solicitation environment to encourage leaders to engage, create and build powerful business relationships.  

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      PR Contact: Teri Sawyer, T&Co. 714-801-1687 TeriSawyer@me.com
  • Executive Next Practice Institute Partners with CapStack West

    New sources of capital as well as identifying and acquiring innovative companies to build value as well as expert advisors for middle to large market leaders IRVINE, Calif. June 12, 2017 – The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP Forums- www.enpinstitute.com ) announced today their strategic partnership with CapStack West.  ENP is an established research and collaboration forum comprised of FORTUNE 5000 C -Suite executives. The organization meets nationally and internationally to review “first look” innovations in business and leadership strategies to help their members move “beyond the status quo”. The organization is based at the University of California Irvine, Center for Applied Innovation. CapStack West (www.capstackwest.com), the private social business capital community, built to simplify and automate the process of capital deployment, protects the ENPI members privacy while they are looking for capital or acquisitions. With access to over 20,000 capital providers, 174,000 C-level leaders, the community delivers great access for ENPI members.  In addition to the social functionality of CapStack West, ENPI members receive a significant discount off the one hundred dollar monthly subscription along with the ability to post in the CSW (CapStack West) news feed to update the capital market with highlights.      “We realize every company needs capital whether it’s debt or equity, throughout their life cycle. And we know that the business capital market is desperate, especially since funding options tend to be siloed into specific equity or debt models. CapStack West, socializes all types of capital, accelerating capital deployment. We consider them truly a next practice.”   Scott Hamilton, CEO of ENPI The CSW platform is private; capital requestors are only seen by the matched capital providers. Providers stay private as well, walled off from the constant barrage of calls and emails from requestors.  Both have direct access to posting content to bolster their offerings.  CapStack West does not charge success fees and members can put their membership on hold once funds are secured. They can reopen their profile, change the type of capital and amount, and raise again and again, throughout their corporate lifecycle. “Building strong partnerships with associations like ENPI, supports our growth while returning a much-needed service to their middle market companies. We are excited by the potential both organizations will receive through our close relationship.”  Ken Hubbard, CEO-CapStack West     ABOUT EXECUTIVE NEXT PRACTICES INSTITUTE The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI) is an established mastermind organization comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. ABOUT CAPSTACK WEST CapStack West is a private social community built specifically to accelerate the deployment of capital.  CapStack West delivers a true social community experience for companies looking for equity or debt as well as capital providers deploying all types of funds.  CapStack West is a subscription platform not charging percentage-based, success fees. The platform includes deal management, group and private video/audio/text chat, calendaring, content posting, experts, services and target advertising. For more please contact: Scott Hamilton, CEO, ENPI www.enpinstitute.com 888.857.9722 or info@enpinstitute.com
  • Disney’s Richard Ramsey and Others to Speak at 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum at UCI Center for Applied Innovation

    EVENT IS FREE TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

     IRVINE, Calif., March 23, 2017 – The Executive Next Practices Institute today announced Disney’s Richard Ramsey and others will speak at its 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum being held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 am at the UC Irvine Center for Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave., Suite 250, Irvine, Calif. “Designed specifically for Middle Market Company C-suite executives, the 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum is focused on providing tools, resources, innovations and solutions to help executives evolve and execute their international expansion plans and leverage technology efficiencies and human capital strategies,” said Scott Hamilton, president & CEO, Executive Next Practices. This interactive, energetic forum convenes world-class CEOs and leaders who will cover key topics. Speakers include:
    • Richard Ramsey, VP Human Resources, Disney
              Topic: Global Big Picture: Global Workforce & Global Innovation
    • John F. Smith, President & Managing Director, CXC Global Americas
              Topic: Immigration Business Impact
    • Maurizio Quarta, Italy, Senior Management Worldwide (SMW)
    Topic: How global alliances can help you expand globally
    • Charles Wilson, UK, SMW
    Topic: Building the global to local continent workforce In addition, representatives from countries including Germany, China, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, The Netherlands and Turkey will be available to answer important questions and connect with participants. Cost is $65 for general admission with advance reservations. $95 at the door. Free to ENP members. REGISTRATION:
    2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum
      ABOUT The Executive Next Practices Institute The Executive Next Practices Institute is an established organization (more than 190 forums since 2008) comprised of C-level and key functional leaders (CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, HR) who meet to review emerging trends and “first look” innovations in business and leadership strategies. Our highly interactive & collaborative sessions are held in a non-solicitation environment to encourage leaders to engage, create and build powerful business relationships.   PR Contacts:  Teri Sawyer, T&Co. 714-801-1687 TeriSawyer@me.com   Sandra Eckardt, T&Co. 949-400-2258 Sandra@EckardtStrategies.com   Speaker Bios:  Richard Ramsey, VP Human Resources, Walt Disney International Richard Ramsey is a Vice President of Human Resources at Walt Disney International.   A 36-year Disney veteran, he currently is responsible for leading a Global Futures Team engaged in Strategic Foresight work across 45 countries, as well as Innovation and Collaboration initiatives.  He first joined the Company within the Operations Division at Disneyland and has since contributed to the success of the business operation through a variety of human resources positions within the Parks and Resorts, Feature Animation, Studio Distribution and International businesses.   John F. Smith, Managing Director, CXC Global Americas John F. Smith has over 20 years supporting corporations and human capital management staffing organizations with managed service provider services, global contractor payroll management and risk compliance relating to their global contingent workforces.  John has performed contract negotiation with Fortune 500 companies on behalf of independent recruiters and staffing organizations to allow them to work within the parameters of a centralized managed services program. John joined CXC Global in 2010 developing the Americas operations.     Maurizio Quarta, Board Advisor, Special Situation, Milan, Italy, Senior Management Worldwide (SMW)  Maurizio Quarta is the Managing Partner at Temporary Management & Capital Advisors, a temporary/interim management provider operating also in turnaround and special situations management. He is also a founder of Senior Management Worldwide, one of the largest Group of independent firms operating with 13 Partners in over 40 countries all over the world. Maurizio also serves as a Board Advisor with Special Situation in Milan and is  Chairman of Italian Chapter of the IIM – Institute of Interim Management (UK) and Board member of AISL (Italian Association for Labour Studies) and Proxit.   Charles Wilson, Head of Commercial Interim and TMT at Penna Plc, London, UK,  Senior Management Worldwide (SMW) Charles is head of Commercial Interim and TMT at Penna Plc in London.  Charles manages the commercial interim team as well as leading the telecoms, media and technology practice.  He has worked in executive level recruitment for over 14 years partnering with organizations through times of change. Through his network, he provides executive and senior level interims up to and including C-Suite and in areas of transformation and change. Charles’ assignments have been internationally and UK based with blue-chip global organizations as well as SME’s and Private Equity backed business.
  • ENP Institute Featured in UCI Center for Applied Innovation Magazine

    Cove Resident, multiple industry sector representative and community partner, the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), now in their 9th year, is a nationwide organization comprised of middle to large market enterprise leaders (Board, CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, HR, key executives). They meet regularly in cross-sector, cross functional collaborative forums to explore emerging trends and share transformative strategies to keep them ahead of today’s fast-changing marketplace. ENPI serves as an innovation educator, liaison, key advisory source, and facilitator between the corporate community and entrepreneur centers like the Cove to promote startup and industry collaboration in addition to encourage job growth. They fulfill their objective through forums and workshops on emerging trends, innovation methods, capital sources and opportunity exchange. ENPI also provides broader exposure to the corporate community about Cove resources, initiatives, advisory councils, sponsorship and potential engagement opportunities with industry.  “There is now an elevated hunger of mid-to-large companies to establish relationships with centers like the Cove to look for not only IP, but to also scale technology, engage in collaborative projects with UCI, and also explore ideas with the community to potentially develop and incubate. Our sessions are highly interactive, tapping the collective intelligence of mid-to-large cap executives in attendance. After a short presentation, attendees explore the strategic implications of emerging trends for their business,” said Scott Hamilton, President, and CEO of ENPI. Hamilton is a former senior executive with companies such as Nestle, DirecTV, Aramark, and Honeywell and advises established and emerging businesses.  His Nextworks Strategy (www.nextworksstrategy.com) practice group is also based in Irvine. From their vantage point, ENPI has identified the following key areas of need in common between startups and corporations: •    Corporations as Customers of startups •    Corporations as a Marketing Channel for startups •    Corporations as Strategic Partners with startups (Technology testing and scaling, licensing, capital, mentoring, project support) •    Corporations with a need for Internal Incubation and/or developing Intrapreneurial structure/cultures ENPI has also gathered insights on the current state of startup and corporate collaboration based on a survey from IMAGINATIK 2016. 1. Interactions between startups and corporations are happening at an earlier stage:  While most startup and corporate interactions used to begin at the negotiation table, these groups increasingly recognize the benefits of earlier interactions. Corporations said that 67% now prefer working with startups at earlier stages, mainly “to explore new technologies and business models.”  2. Interactions with startups becoming “Mission Critical”: At an overwhelming 82%, corporations now view interactions with startups as “somewhat important” to “very important,” and 23% indicated that these interactions were “mission critical.”  3. Corporate innovation models are still in the early stage:  While 86% of large organizations view innovation as crucial to their future, most of their current attempts to work with startups to further that objective are early stage, underfunded, and scattershot—such that 25% of corporations surveyed were unsure of the exact amount of resources allocated to their innovation efforts. To further develop the entrepreneur ecosystem and encourage interaction among the community, ENPI has moved a number of their forums to the Cove. Hamilton maintains an office here and is available along with his team of experts to further expand this industry & community alliance. To learn more, visit: www.enpinstitute.com/events.
  • Executive Next Practices Institute to Co-Host Women’s Leadership Summit with Lean In

    Distinguished Female Business Leaders to Discuss How Women are Inspiring, Innovating and Creating Exceptional Workplaces

    IRVINE, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2016)The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will be co-hosting “The Leadership Summit: Inspiration, Innovation and Breakthroughs for 2017,” on December 2 at the Taco Bell World HQ in Irvine, Calif. Co-hosted with Lean In—a nonprofit organization and online community dedicated to helping women achieve their ambitions—this unique session, intended for both men and women alike, is designed for and will be attended by board members, CEOs, CFOs, top HR professionals, CIOs and key executives. Esteemed female C-suite leaders from diverse industry sectors will discuss the “next practices” for how women are inspiring, influencing and innovating to create exceptional workplaces, and will focus on ways that leaders are opening new avenues for growth for all employees in their organizations. Key topics will include the changing demographics for women on boards and executive leadership, the role of EQ, women’s edge with millennials and the new and expanded paths to the C-suite or board of directors. Keynote speakers will include Victoria Brodsky, CEO of Plush; Lauren Ellermeyer, co-founder of Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.; Scharrell Jackson, CFO/CAO of Squar Milner; Kristen Lipton, regional director of GALLUP; Sally Meyers, EVP of Plaza Bank; Danielle Hultenius Moore, a partner at FisherPhillips; Jerri Rosen, CEO of Working Wardrobes and Catherine Turkel, SVP of OticPharma, Inc. The event will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m., with doors opening for strategic networking at 7:30 a.m. To register for this event, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship- building. The group follows a “next practices” development method, which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, visit www.enpinstitute.com or contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com.
  • ENP Forums Hosts “Global Leadership 2020- CEOs Share Emerging Trends and Next Practice Strategies” NYC Oct 26, 2016

    IRVINE,Calif.(October10,2016)—The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), Vistage World wide and the Global Chamber will host “Emerging Trends and Next Practice Strategies for Global Leadership 2020”, on October 26th with knowledge partner and site host the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business(601 Lexington Ave. Floor 26, New York,NY). This innovative and interactive event is intended for C-suite leaders, business owners, senior level HR and talent professionals alike. Esteemed leaders from global industries will offer insights on: expanding your business globally, emerging productivity and ROI trends, next practices in attracting/retaining top talent for global organizations, and key financial, digital, customer & innovation strategies for 2017 – 2020. Keynote speakers will include Mark Laufer, CEO of Laufer Group International; David Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing; Robert Horsley, Executive Director of Fragomen Worldwide; Hampton Dowling, Chief Operating Officer of HCB Group LLC; Kathy McAfee, President of Brand Innovation, LLC; Mary Wadsworth Darby, Senior Director of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Americas; Michael Cadden, and Cathy Heyne, Managing Directors of Living Abroad LLC; Sean Gallager, CEO and Customer Experience Expert; Jane Latz, Author, Communicate Up the Corporate Ladder and Scott Hamilton, President of the Executive Next Practices Institute. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. EST. The session, with lunch included, will begin at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at 5p.m. A hosted wine reception will follow, from 5:30-7:30p.m. at AKA Central Park(42 W. 58th St). To register, visit https://www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com, or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute(ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of several thousand middle market C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. The organization follows a “nextpractices” development method, which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722, https://www.enpinstitute.com.
  • Executive NextPractices Institute & Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business to Host Global Workforce 2020 Forum – Next Practices for Multicultural/Generational Business

    IRVINE, Calif. (March 14, 2016) —The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) will host “Emerging Trends and Next Practice Strategies for Multicultural/Generational Organizations China, India, U.S., Europe,” on April 7 with knowledge partner and site host the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (601 Lexington Ave. Floor 26, New York, NY).  This innovative event is intended for C-suite leaders, business owners, senior level HR and talent professionals alike. Esteemed leaders from global industries will offer insights on: emerging productivity and ROI trends within multigenerational/cultural organizations, new brain-based leadership applications, next practices in attracting/retaining top talent for global organizations, and improved collaboration & innovation in cross cultural workplaces. Keynote speakers will include Phil Dixon, Founder and CEO of The Academy of Brain-based Leadership; Bob Zierk, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at DMH Global; Robert Horsley, Executive Director of Fragomen Worldwide; Hampton Dowling, Chief Operating Officer of HCB Group LLC; Sanjeev Joshipura, Founder and President of SJ Consulting; Mary Wadsworth Darby, Senior Director of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Americas; Michael Cadden, and Cathy Heyne, Managing Directors of Living Abroad LLC; and Robert Cormier, Group Director,Paramount Transportation Systems. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. EST. The session, with lunch included, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. A reception will follow, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at AKA Central Park (42W.58th St ). To register, visit https://www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com, or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of several thousand middle market C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method, which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. For more information visit, www.enpinstitute.com.
  • Executive Next Practices Institute to Host Global Leadership Forum: “Emerging Trends and Next Practice Strategies for Multicultural/Generational Organizations”

    IRVINE, Calif. (March 11, 2016)The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) will host “Emerging Trends and Next Practice Strategies for Multicultural/Generational Organizations – China, India, U.S., Europe,” on April 7 at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (601 Lexington Ave. Floor 26, New York, NY). This innovative event is intended for C-suite leaders, business owners, senior level HR and talent professionals alike. Esteemed leaders from global industries will offer insights on: emerging trends in multigenerational workforces, using brain-based leadership techniques, finding top talent for multicultural organizations, building common brand identities, achieving ROI in diverse workforces, and collaborating in cross-cultural workplaces. Keynote speakers will include Phil Dixon, Founder and CEO of The Academy of Brain-based Leadership; Bob Zierk, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at DMH Global; Robert Horsley, Executive Director of Fragomen Worldwide; Hampton Dowling, Chief Operating Officer of HCB Group LLC; Sanjeev Joshipura, Founder and President of SJ Consulting; Mary Wadsworth Darby, Senior Director of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Americas; Michael Cadden, and Cathy Heyne, Managing Directors of Living Abroad LLC; and Robert Cormier, Group Director, Paramount Transportation Systems. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. EST. The session, with lunch included, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. A reception will follow, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at AKA Central Park (42 W. 58th St). To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com, or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of several thousand middle market C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method, which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. For more information visit, www.enpinstitute.com.  
  • Executive Next Practices Institute To Host Interactive Forum “The New Employer-Employee Dynamic: Regulatory Changes that will Impact Everyone in 2016”

    IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2016) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation forum for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host “The New Employer-Employee Dynamic: Regulatory Changes That Will Impact Everyone in 2016” on January 29 at the Taco Bell World HQ (1 Glen Bell Way) in Irvine. This unique session is intended for C-suite leaders, business owners, governmental representatives, top advisors and financial experts alike. Esteemed C-suite leaders from diverse industry sectors will give strategic perspectives on topics including 2016’s emerging employer liability issues, national and local regulatory trends, and how to better integrate 2016 employment regulations into your business strategy. Keynote speakers will include John Polson, managing partner of Fisher and Phillips; Debbie Nix, vice president of human resources and risk management for Covenant Care, LLC; Sergio Bechara, CEO of Millennium Corporate Solutions, Inc.; Lisa Pierson, president of Kimco Staffing Services, Inc.; and C. Scott Tompkins, Esq., general counsel for VHA, Inc. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m., with check-in and strategic connections from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and following the program. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of several thousand middle market C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method, which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. For more information visit, www.enpinstitute.com.
  • Executive Next Practices Institute To Host Special Year-End Forum And Awards Presentation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications 949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

    Executive Next Practices Institute To Host Special Year-End Forum And Awards Presentation

    Distinguished CEOs to Share New Innovation Methods at Forum for C-Suite and Key Executives

    IRVINE, Calif. (Nov. 13, 2015) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will present its special year-end forum “CEO Authors on Innovation and Next Practices Awards” for C-Suite and key executive leaders on December 4 at the Taco Bell World HQ (1 Glen Bell Way) in Irvine. Esteemed business leaders from various industry sectors will collaborate in the unique forum led by top CEO authors to discuss a variety of topics including: how to build a culture of innovation within your company, and faster ways to adapt to market changes. In addition to hearing key thought leaders share new innovation methods, Next Practice Awards will be presented to individuals, teams and companies, who are disrupting and transforming their industries. Keynote speakers will include David Giannetto, senior vice president of services at Astea International, the leader in service management and mobile workforce technology, and author of “Big Social Mobile: How Digital Initiatives Can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results;” Leon Shapiro, CEO of Vistage and director at The Advisory Board Company and eTouches Inc.; David Nordfors, CEO and co-founder of i4j (Innovation for Jobs Ecosystem) and author of the upcoming book “Disrupting Unemployment: Innovating Meaningful Jobs For All in a Thriving People-Centered Economy;” and Danna Korn, co-founder and CEO of Sonic Boom Wellness. The event will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015 at the Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method, which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • ACG-Orange County to Host “Next Practices in Growth – Moving Beyond the Status Quo”

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       MEDIA CONTACT: Sharon Noot 714-527-7735, sharon@nootinc.com

    ACG-Orange County to Host “Next Practices in Growth – Moving Beyond the Status Quo”

    November 12 event features some of Orange County’s highest performing companies, moderated by Executive Next Practices Institute CEO Scott Hamilton, industry expert on next-step growth strategies

    TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 4, 2015 – The Association for Corporate Growth Orange County Chapter (ACG-OC), in alliance with Executive Next Practices,today announced aC-Level corporate growth panel discussion to be held on Thursday, November 12 at 5:30pm at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach.Innovative and forward-thinking OC-based executives from Home Franchise Concepts and Budget Blinds, Mavenlink, Lineage Logistics and St. Joseph Hoag Health will be participating in this provocativediscussion. The assembled panel will dissect best practices that enable ambitious companies to seemingly make their own rules while successfully targeting key markets.The discussion will aim to demystify how some firms are able to continuously improve and innovate internal processes to prepare for an unpredictable business future. ACG-OC President Tom Hopper, representative for Aon Risk Solutions,believes this event is critical for companies enjoying success now, but are at risk of resting on their laurels. “Complacency becomes your mortal enemy,” said Hopper. “Successful companies need to continue to reengineer and innovate. Refreshing the way you work with your people now is essential to reach the next echelon of growth for companies that want to elevate their game.” “More than 80% of all start-ups fail, yet the risk of failure for trying new initiatives within an existing business can be much lower given that all the ‘eggs are not in one basket,’” said Scott Hamilton, CEO of Executive Next Practices Institute and moderator for the panel.  “CEOs are concerned with being ‘Uberized’ in today’s light speed economy- simply staying with the status quo will lead to market irrelevance. Your next competitor is not even likely to come from your existing industry space  – think Red Digital cameras, for example.” The ACG-OC corporate growth event, sponsored by Robert Half and Stradling,costs $50 to pre-registered members as well asto ENP members and $75 for non-members. For registration information, please register on-line at www.acgoc.org (credit card required). About ACG Orange County Founded in 1954, the Association for Corporate Growth (http://www.acgoc.org) is a global organization with 56 chapters involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. ACG’s 14,000 members include professionals from private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies, as well as from law, accounting, investment banking and other firms that provide advisory services. Learn more at www.acg.org.

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  • Executive Next Practices Institute To Host Unique Healthcare Forums

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications 949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

    Executive Next Practices Institute To Host Unique Healthcare Forums Top experts to share comprehensive forecast on wide range of healthcare trends and topics

    IRVINE (September 2, 2015) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will present its 5th annual “Next Practices in Healthcare” forums on September 17 at the Ford Design Center (3 Glen Bell Way) in Irvine and September 18 at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (Adams Street Los Angeles). More than 150 C-level executives are expected to attend this event. Attendees including board members, CEO’s, HR executives andtop healthcare advisors, will collaborate in thisunique forum and will provide a compelling 360-degree view of topics including healthcare trends and impacts in medicine, technologyand patient care. This is a must-attend for any person or business interested in the 2016 forecast, emerging technology and healthcare-related opportunities. Keynote speakers include Mike Turpin, executive vice president of USI (a Washington D.C.-based healthcare thought leader); Susan Samueli, founder of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Susan Heller, medical director of UCI’s executive health management program; Joe Wilkins, chairman at St. Joseph Hoag Health (located in OC); Denny Weinberg, CEO of Hixme; and Gene Rapisardi, president and general manager of CIGNA Healthcare, Southern California and Nevada.   The event will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Ford Design Center inIrvine and Friday September 18, 2015 at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children in Los Angeles. Both sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method, which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.
  • ENP & Financial Management Network, Inc. Host Financial Planning Forum

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    ENP & Financial Management Network, Inc. Host Financial Planning Forum Top Financial Experts Share “Next Practices in Comprehensive Personal Financial Planning”

    IRVINE (July 4, 2015) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Financial Management Network, Inc. to present “Next Practices in Comprehensive Personal Financial Planning – A Blueprint to Better Financial Decisions” on July 31 at the Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine. C-suite leaders from more than 120 companies representing 30 industry sectors will collaborate in the unique forum led by top advisors and financial experts. This is a must-attend for any person or business looking to learn better practices in financial planning. Keynote speakers include Bruce Emken, CFA, CIMA, vice president of alternative investment solutions at Goldman Sachs Asset Management; Richard Rang, CFP, EA Registered, representative of FMN Capital Corporation; Allen Cannon, ChFC, CLU, executive benefits consultant at Tippett Moorhead; Neal Rubin, vice president and senior benefits consultant at CBIZ; Jonathan D. Batista, CAP, vice president and charitable planning consultant of Fidelity Charitable; Mark Powell, California attorney certified as a specialist in estate planning; and Jason Rosiak, vice president and senior managing director at Pacific Asset Management – Pacific Life Insurance Company. The event will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Taco Bell Headquarters, located at 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • ENP & Qualcomm Host CEO Authors Summit

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications 949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

    ENP & Qualcomm Host CEO Authors Summit Top Thought Leaders Share Innovation, Next Practices and Market Centricity Strategies

    San DiegO (April 23, 2015) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Qualcomm and Indie Books International to present “Innovation, Next Practices and Market Centricity Strategies” on April 23 at the Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego. C-suite leaders from more than 150 companies representing 30 industry sectors will collaborate in the unique forum lead by top CEO authors. This is a must attend for any business that is looking to build a culture of innovation, tap collective intelligence and move beyond the status quo. Keynote speakers include Dr. Morton Shaevitz, author of “Refire Don’t Retire;” Susan Howington, author of “How Smart People Sabotage Their Job Search;” Chris Brown, author of “The Customer Culture Imperative;” William Wooditch, author of “On Facing Fear” ;Sharon Lechter, author of “Think and Grow Rich for Women” and Dr. Larry Taylor, author of “The New Breed of Independent Corporate Directors.” The event will be held on at the Qualcomm Headquarters– 5775 Morehouse Drive in San Diego. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.  Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established C-suite organization comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About Indie Books International: Based in Oceanside, California, Indie Book International (www.indiebooksintl.com) is a publisher of business books.  Founded by two best-selling business book authors, Henry DeVries and Mark LeBlanc, the company helps consultants, coaches and business leaders with the preparation, publication and promotion of books that help them grow their business and make a difference in the world. Unlike traditional publishers, Indie Books International partners with its authors on all phases of creating, producing and promoting printed books and e-books. For more information contact Henry DeVries at 619-540-3031 or henry@indiebooksintl.com.  
  • Five Ways to Fuel Your (Massive) Growth in 2015

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    Five Ways to Fuel Your (Massive) Growth in 2015

    Executive Next Practices Institute and Vistage Host a Special Joint Event for C-level Executives

    IRVINE, Calif. (March 28, 2015) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Vistage to present, “Five Ways to Fuel Your (Massive) Growth in 2015: CEO Growth Secrets Leveraging Technology, Marketing, Sales, Hiring & Culture for Competitive Advantage” on April 10 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine. C-suite leaders from more than 155 companies representing 30 industry sectors will collaborate in the exclusive forum. Keynote Vistage speakers include Gary Lillian, partner of Reinventures LLC; Dan Barnett, CEO of Make or Break Execution; Scott Capistrano, president of Status Not Quo Inc. and Jeffrey Hansler, president of Oxford Company. From the widespread use of smart technology, to the hub of social networks steering consumerism and workforce productivity alike, this highly interactive session is a must-attend for any business looking to leverage its technology, marketing, sales, hiring and culture. Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc.— a public-relations and social-media marketing agency that combines the reach and capabilities of a big agency with the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm—has been a key partner with ENP for several years and is a key sponsor at this event. The event will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Taco Bell World Headquarters– 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, Calif. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited, and doors will open at 7:30 a.m. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI) is an established mastermind organization comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  
  • Cerius Executives Joins ENP Forums as a Sponsor

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    CERIUS EXECUTIVES JOINS ENP FORUMS AS A SPONSOR Cerius Brings Large Market Leaders and Interim Executive Expertise to ENP Forums

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRVINE, Calif. (March 6, 2015) — Cerius Executives, a national organization comprised of more than 2,500 key executives, is pleased to announce that they have joined Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP Forums) — an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies as a key sponsor for 2015 Cerius will invite their large pool of executives to all the ENP Forums and host special leadership summits with ENP in 2015. ENP has released their full schedule for 2015, which includes forums on strategy, leadership, finance, healthcare, marketing, board performance and international talent. For more information, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. “We look forward to sharing our business management expertise with the well-respected and attended ENP Forums,” commented Pamela Wasley, CEO at Cerius Executives. “Executive suite members will benefit from hearing how they can quickly achieve specific business goals by using on-demand, executive-level management expertise.” “We are delighted to have an organization with the complimentary vision, scope and reach of Cerius as a partner to the Executive Next Practices Forums,” says Scott Hamilton, President and CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute. To contact the ENP Institute visit info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About Cerius Executives As one of the largest North American providers of contract executives for part-time, temporary, interim and consulting assignments, Cerius has a pool of over 2,500 executives from Boards, Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, IT, Engineering and Human Resources. These executives are available to step into companies on short notice to fill a sudden gap in leadership, to run a key initiative, or to provide specialized skills and knowledge for a temporary period of time. Cerius serves clients of all sizes from virtually every industry. Cerius is headquartered in Irvine, California. www.ceriusexecutives.com, (888) 565-5289.
  • ENP & QUALCOMM Host CEO Authors Summit – Top Thought Leaders Share Innovation, Next Practices and Market Centricity Strategies

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications 949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

    ENP & Qualcomm Host CEO Authors Summit Top Thought Leaders Share Innovation, Next Practices and Market Centricity Strategies

    San Diego (April 23, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Qualcomm to present “Innovation, Next Practices and Market Centricity Strategies” on April 23 at the Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego. C-suite leaders from more than 150 companies representing 30 industry sectors will collaborate in the unique forum lead by top CEO authors. This is a must attend for any business that is looking to build a culture of innovation, tap collective intelligence and move beyond the status quo. Keynote speakers include Dr. Morton Shaevitz, author of “Refire Don’t Retire;” Susan Howington, author of “How Smart People Sabotage Their Job Search;” Chris Brown, author of “The Customer Culture Imperative;” William Wooditch, author of “On Facing Fear” ;Sharon Lechter, author of “Think and Grow Rich for Women” and Dr. Larry Taylor, author of “The New Breed of Independent Corporate Directors.” The event will be held on at the Qualcomm Headquarters– 5775 Morehouse Drive in San Diego. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.  Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established C-suite organization comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • ENP & OCTANe Host: Adaptive Strategy, Great Teams, Execution Excellence – A Special Joint Event Between OCTANe and Executive Next Practices

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

    949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

    ENP & OCTANe Host: Adaptive Strategy, Great Teams, Execution Excellence

    A Special Joint Event Between OCTANe and Executive Next Practices

    IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2015) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with OCTANe to present, “Adaptive Strategy, Great Teams, Execution Excellence” on Feb. 6 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine. C-suite leaders from more than 150 companies representing 25 industry sectors will collaborate in the unique forum lead by top thought leaders. This is a must-attend for any business that is looking to examine the critical elements to 2015 success in the marketplace. Keynote speakers include James Corbett, president & CEO, Alphatec; David Meltzer, CEO, Sports 1 Marketing; and Dean Reginald Gilyard, dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University. The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters – 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, Calif. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established leadership organization comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Highly engaging sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • ENP & Qualcomm Host CEO Authors on Innovation Dec 4, 2014

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    MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

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    ENP & Qualcomm Host CEO Authors on Innovation

    Top Thought Leaders Share “Next Practices”

      San DiegO (Dec. 4, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Qualcomm to present “Moving Beyond Organizational Silos in 2015” on Dec. 4 at the Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego. C-suite leaders from more than 120 companies representing 30 industry sectors will collaborate in the unique forum lead by top CEO authors. This is a must attend for any business that is looking to build a culture of innovation and move beyond the status quo. Keynote speakers include Mary Walshok, dean of UC San Diego Extension, author of “Invention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy;” Feyzi Fatehi, CEO, Corent Technologies, author of “The 10x Innovation Revolution – Inspiring a Culture of Disruption and Entrepreneurship within Any Organization;” Chuck House, executive director, InnovaScapes Institute, author of “The HP Phenomenon: Innovation and Business Transformation;” Robert Noble, CEO, Noble Environmental Technologies Corp., author of “The ECOR Revolution;” Ed Jenks, author of “CEO Point Blank – Straight Talk for CEOs, Business Owners and Entrepreneurs” and Dawn Kohler, former CEO, ICON, author of “The Invitation: A Weekend with Emma.” The session will be moderated by Scott Hamilton, CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute & Henry DeVries, CEO, Indie Books International, author of “How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett.” The event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 at the Qualcomm Headquarters– 6455 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego, Building Q. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.  Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established mastermind organization comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. 

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  • American-Chinese CEO Society Forms Alliance with Executive Next Practices Forums

                                                                                                      MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

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                             American-Chinese CEO Society Forms Alliance with Executive Next Practices Forums

                                           ACCS Brings Key Chinese Leaders to Executive Next Practices Forums

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Newport beach, Calif. (October 14, 2014) — The American-Chinese CEO Society (ACCS), an international organization serving several thousand established and emerging Chinese businesses (www.american-chineseceo.org), is pleased to announce its international alliance, event and member partnership with the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP Forums). ENP Forums is the premier innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies. ACCS will invite all of their members to ENP Forums and host special international business summits with ENP in 2014-2015. ENP has released their full schedule for this year, which includes highly interactive sessions on strategy, international business, leadership, finance and global talent. For more information, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. “The ENP organization is unique in that they bring the top leaders of large domestic and international companies into carefully crafted events that are collaborative, content that is highly relevant and environments that accelerate relationship building. They truly speak to the needs of all C-suite decision makers,” says Robert Sun, president of ACCS. “We are delighted to have an organization with the complimentary vision, scope and reach of ACCS as an alliance, member and event partner to the Executive Next Practices Forums,” says Scott Hamilton, president and CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute. To contact the ENP Institute visit info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established research and collaboration organization comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • ENP & Squar Milner Host: 2015 Emerging Trends in M & A, Investment and Regulatory Activity

          MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

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    ENP & Squar Milner Host: 2015 Emerging Trends in M & A, Investment and Regulatory Activity Top CFOs, CEOs & Investors Share 2015 Financial Forecast and Strategies   IRVINE, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Squar Milner to host “2015 Emerging Trends in M&A, Investment and Regulatory Activity  ” on Nov. 7 at Brandman University in Irvine. Top C-level executives and investors of mid to large market companies will discuss the following 2015 financial forecast and strategies:
    • M & A activity
    • Investment trends and opportunities- a “next practice” approach
    • Counter intuitive investing
    • Regulatory compliance- finding the “silver lining”
    • Financial leverage 2015- what are the new techniques?
    Key note speakers include Bryan Hackworth, CFO Universal Electronics,  Brian Parisi, senior vice president, Live Nation; D.J. Carney, chief financial officer, Ener-Core, Inc.; Anderee Berengian, managing director, ReVen Partners; Arnold McClellan, partner-in-charge, M & A  Squar Milner; Scharrell Jackson, CAO/CFO, Squar Milner and Craig Weaver, partner-in-charge, Squar Milner. The event will be held on, Nov. 7, 2014 at Brandman University — 16355 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine Calif. The session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 10:00 a.m.  Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established research and collaboration forum comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • ENP & (Medical) Device Alliance Host: Healthcare 2014 Summit- From Uncertainty to Strategic Implementation Excellence

                                           MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

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    ENP & (Medical) Device Alliance Host: Healthcare 2014 Summit- From Uncertainty to Strategic Implementation Excellence

    Top Employers & Providers Look at Emerging Trends and Share Transformative Strategies

      IRVINE, Calif. (August 21, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with (Medical) Device Alliance to present “Healthcare 2014- From Uncertainty to Strategic Implementation Excellence” on Sept. 19 at the unique Ford Design Center in Irvine. Employers, providers and individuals are beginning to unravel the complexities of healthcare and capitalize on new opportunities and technologies. This C-suite collaboration includes senior level leaders, top HR and healthcare providers firms in an examination of how to strategically manage healthcare in 2015 and beyond. Key note speakers include Teresa Deal, director, Health & Safety, Oakley Inc.; Carole Morris, vice president, Vision Solutions Inc.; Cheryl Williams-Khoury, president and founder, Affordable Benefit Administrators, Inc.; Michael Turpin, executive vice president, USI Insurance Services; Mohamed Alkady, president, Hart Solution, Inc. and Manuel Mendoza, ERISA attorney, USI Insurance Services. The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at the Ford Design Center– 3 Glen Bell Way, Irvine Calif. The session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 10:00 a.m. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • VISTAGE INTERNATIONAL JOINS ENP FORUMS AS A PLATINUM SPONSOR

    MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                             949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

    VISTAGE INTERNATIONAL JOINS ENP FORUMS AS A PLATINUM SPONSOR

    Vistage Brings Large Market Leaders and Local Chairs to Executive Next Practices Forums

      IRVINE, Calif. (August 15, 2014) Vistage International, an organization serving more than 18,000 CEOs and key executives through peer advisory groups, is pleased to announce that they have joined Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP Forums) — an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies— as a Platinum Sponsor for 2014-2015. Vistage will invite its members and Chairs to all the ENP Forums and host special leadership summits with ENP in 2014-2015. ENP has released their full schedule for this year, which includes forums on healthcare, strategy, leadership, finance, and international talent. For more information, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. “The ENP organization is unique in that they bring the top leaders of large companies into carefully crafted events that are collaborative, highly relevant and insightful. They truly speak to the needs of C-suite decision makers,” says Jason Bateman, executive director, Pacific region, of Vistage International. “We are delighted to have an organization with the complimentary vision, scope and reach of Vistage as a partner to the Executive Next Practices Forums,” says Scott Hamilton, President and CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute. To contact the ENP Institute visit info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About Vistage International: Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory board meetings. More than 18,000 members in 15 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders.  

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  • Executive Next Practices Institute Presents: CEO Authors Symposium: Critical Strategy, Leadership, Finance, Marketing & Talent Insights

    MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                              949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

    Executive Next Practices Institute Presents:

    CEO Authors Symposium: Critical Strategy, Leadership, Finance, Marketing & Talent Insights

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRVINE, Calif. (July 18, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI) — an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies— will host “CEO Authors Symposium: Critical Strategy, Leadership, Finance, Marketing and Optional Insights” on July 18 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine. The highly interactive session will run from 8-10:00 a.m. The session will be moderated by top CEO authors. Speakers include Jeff Stibel, chairman and CEO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., Web.com and author, Breakpoint: Why the Web Will Implode; Chris Brown, CEO, MarketCulture Strategies and author, The Customer Culture Imperative; Phil Blair, CEO, Manpower San Diego and author, Job Won!; David Rohlander, chairman, The CEOs Forum and author, The CEO Code; Greg Short, CEO, EEDAR and author, The Billion-Dollar Paperclip;Henry DeVries, CEO, Indie Books International and author, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett. Contributing panelists will discuss the following topics:
    • Key insights on new strategic approaches for your business from CEO thought leaders
    • Nine reasons why leaders are writing books
    • Positioning yourself and your organization as industry experts
    • New strategic approaches in business
    Corporate executives, business owners, board members, potential directors and board advisors are encouraged to attend and gain insights and new strategic approaches from our CEO panel. Attendees will have a chance to collaborate with business leaders from across the region- over 145 small to large cap companies will be represented. The session will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters–1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA 92618. Doors open at 7:15 a.m., and the session will begin at 8:00 and conclude at 10:00 a.m. followed by an informal strategic connections session. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • Updating Your Executive & Team Leadership Brand for Value, Effectiveness and Improved Market Visibility

                                                       MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                                                                               949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

    Updating Your Executive & Team Leadership Brand for Value, Effectiveness and Improved Market Visibility

    Top C-Level Executives Will Lead Panel Discussion on a new approach to executive development at Upcoming ENP Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE El Segundo, Calif. (May 16, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Employers Group to present “Improving Your Executive & Team Leadership Brand for Value, Effectiveness and Improved Market Visibility” on May 16 at the Employers Group Headquarters Executive Conference Center in El Segundo. The interactive session will include the draft development of a  100 day plan of action and VITAL™ assessment for leaders and will feature case studies from CEOs and senior executives. The faculty includes Scott Hamilton, CEO, ENPI; Victor Bullara, certified master coach, World Class HR; and Jayson Duncan, CEO, Miller Farm Media. Contributing panelists will discuss the following key topics:
    • How to Identify Leadership “Differentiators” for Improved Team, Customer & Market Effectiveness: Avoid Becoming a “Commodity”
    • How to Avoid Cultural & Political Minefields
    • The Importance of Updating Personal Brands for Improved Market Value, Visibility &Team Effectiveness
    • 5 Key Elements to Defining Yourself (Team) as an Authority & Expert
    • Next Practices on Leverage & Managing Multi-Media
    • How to Use Multi-Rater Feedback to Enhance Brand Equity
    This special program is designed for senior level leaders, top HR and professional service firms to learn practical skills in leveraging personal and team market value. It will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2014 at the Employers Group Headquarters– 400 Continental Blvd Suite 300 El Segundo, CA 90245. The session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:00 a.m.  Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for registration, check-in and refreshments. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • Executive Next Practices Institute Presents: Next Practices & Emerging Trends in Digital Media, Communications and Publicity

     MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                              949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

     Executive Next Practices Institute Presents:

    Next Practices & Emerging Trends in Digital Media, Communications and Publicity

    top area media leaders to present

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Orange county, Calif. (May 30, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI) — an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies— has teamed up with Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc.— a public-relations and social-media marketing agency that combines the reach and capabilities of a big agency with the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm— for “Next Practices & Emerging Trends in Digital Media, Communications and Publicity” on May 30 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine. The highly interactive session will run from 8-10:00 a.m. Beyond Fifteen Communications has been a key partner with ENP for several years and has hand-picked an esteemed panel of media thought leaders and keynote speaker. Eric Spitz, co-owner and president, Freedom Communications (Orange County Register, Los Angeles Register, Long Beach Register and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside) will be the event’s keynote speaker. The expert panel will include Dean Del Sesto, founder/CEO, Breviti and author, Shift Your Thinking, Change Your Life; Joe Burke, VP of marketing and development, Goodwill of Orange County; and Mediha Dimartino, media and marketing reporter, Orange County Business Journal. Contributing panelists will discuss the following topics:
    • Mobile Device Evolution
    • Wearable Technology
    • The Internet of Things
    • Collaborative Economy
    • Branded Content
    • The Power of Mobile + Social + Video
    • Workforce Communications
    Corporate executives, business owners, board members, potential directors and board advisors are encouraged to attend and learn about emerging trends in digital media, communications and publicity to raise capital, improve strategic thinking, and access new resources. The session will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2014 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters– 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA 92618. Doors open at 7:00 a.m., and the session will begin at 8:00 and conclude at 10:00 a.m. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com.   About Beyond Fifteen Communications: Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc., launched in Irvine, California, in 2009, is a progressive, full-service public-relations and social-media agency dedicated to providing powerful, goal-driven communications solutions that exceed clients’ expectations and deliver far more than 15 minutes of fame. Beyond Fifteen combines the talent, capability and reach of a big agency with the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm. By eliminating the bureaucracy and inefficiency associated with a mega-agency, Beyond Fifteen is able to remain laser-focused on achieving measurable results. For more information, visit www.beyondfifteen.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • Executive Next Practices Institute CEO To Present At The 2014 Global Leadership Excellence & Awards Forum

                                                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                                                                               949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

    Executive Next Practices Institute CEO To Present At The 2014 Global Leadership Excellence & Awards Forum

    President & CEO Will Keynote on 100 Day Leadership Performance

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Vail, Colo. (April 2, 2014) — Scott Hamilton, president & CEO of the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP)— an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies— will be presenting on “The Crucial First 100 Days of a Leader in a New Role, Assignment or Project: Managing the Political, Cultural and Operational Minefields,” at the 2014 Global Leadership Excellence Forum on April 9-11 at the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa in Colorado. He will be joined by fellow leadership experts Marshall Goldsmith, Jack Zenger, Beverly Kaye, and Robert Cancalosi from GE among others. The Global Leadership conference, hosted by HR.com, is changing the way leadership is approached by creating a customized program that allows thought leaders to design and develop to organizational requirements. The global event platform will enable thought leaders to share all the educational sessions and speakers with staff, community or members in a model that is cost effective, localized and relevant to the business. The two-and-a-half-day program will provide the tools and resources needed to create top leaders throughout an entire organization. On Wednesday, April 9, Hamilton will discuss the following key topics:
    • Developing a leadership strategic template for the first 100 days—for everyone in a new role or assignment.
    • The top ten critical mistakes that lead to an early exit—and how to avoid them.
    • Building commitment and leveraging influence among your executive team to support your plans—in 60 days or less.
    • Five new coaching tools for use in supporting the new executive or others new to their role.
    • How to launch & maintain a rolling 100 day plan for maximum executive and team effectiveness.
    The session is designed to “bring it all together” and support leadership development strategies to thought leaders and will be held on Friday April 9, 2014 at Vail Cascade Resort and Spa–1300 Westhaven Drive Vail, Colo. The session will begin at 8:45 am and conclude at 5:15 p.m. To register, visit http://www.hr.com/en/live_upcoming_events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • Executive Next Practices Institute Hosts Expert Panel on Transforming Corporate Risk into Opportunity & Executive Branding

                                                      MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                                                                               949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

    Executive Next Practices Institute Hosts Expert Panel on Transforming Corporate Risk into Opportunity & Executive Branding

    Top C-Level Executives Will Lead Panel Discussion on Next Practices at Upcoming ENP Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

    Irvine, Calif. (March 3, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Fisher & Phillips LLP to present  “High Performance, High Compliance: Transforming Regulatory Risks Into Increased Company Valuation A New Approach ” on April 4  at The Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine. The session will run from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by a bonus session “Updating Your Executive Brand for Improved Visibility and Market Value”. The interactive session will include a board panel featuring John Polson, partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP, national labor and employment law firm; Donna Ellis-Ziemer, human resource director, Pendragon North America Automotive, Inc.; Debra Squyres, director of human capital services, TriNet; Scott Tompkins, counsel & director office of business and legal affairs, Concentrus, Inc. along with area CEOs who will share case examples. Contributing panelists will discuss the following key topics:
    • Five Key Regulatory Risks To Confront Now
    • The “No Surprises” Strategy: How to Avoid Being Blindsided By Claims
    • Flipping Risk – How to Turn Exposure into an Asset
    • Boardroom to Loading Dock: Alignment to Compliance and Effectiveness
    The session will be held on Friday April 4, 2014 at The Taco Bell World Headquarters– 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the session will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 10 a.m. , bonus session 10:30am to 11:30am. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Ernst & Young hosts New York “Next Practices” Forum on Global Business, Talent and Market Challenges 2014

                                                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                                                                               949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

    Ernst & Young hosts

     New York “Next Practices” Forum on Global Business, Talent and

    Market Challenges 2014  

    Top C-Level Executives Will Lead Panel Discussion on Next Practices at Upcoming ENP Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    New York (Feb. 18, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Ernst & Young and Global Business News to present  “New York Next Practices Forum On Global Business, Talent and Market Challenges 2014” on March 7  at the Ernst & Young National Headquarters in New York. The session will run from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The interactive session will include a board panel featuring thought leader representatives. Panelists include Tom Vines, Vice President of HR, IBM Corporation; Ken Schwenke, CEO, Directors Institute; Nancy Board, Senior Healthcare Director, Global Corporate Challenge; Scott Hamilton, President and CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute and NextWorks™; Oleg Smirnoff, Principal, Smirnoff Associates; and W. Cecyl Hobbs, SVP, marketing and business development, Activate Networks, Inc. Contributing panelists will discuss the following key topics:
    • 2014 Global Market & Talent Forecast: Who is Hiring and New Customer Growth Sectors
    • International Business – What You Should Know About Partnering
    • Thought Leader Panel Share Global Business Implementation Strategies
    • Emerging trends in Board and C-suite structures, relations and opportunities
    The session will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Ernst & Young National Headquarters — 5 Times Square, New York City. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., and the session will begin at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m.  A pre-conference welcome reception will take place at Beekman Towers Hotel, 3 Mitchell Place, on March 6, 6pm-9pm. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • The National Press Club Hosts Global Leadership Challenges: Innovation Strategies and Regulatory Perspectives

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications 949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com  

    The National Press Club Hosts

    Global Leadership Challenges: Innovation Strategies and Regulatory Perspectives

    Top C-Level Executives Will Lead Panel Discussion on Next Practices at Upcoming ENP Event

     

    Washington (Feb. 18, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with The National Press Club and Global Business News to present  “Global Leadership Challenges: Innovation Strategies and Regulatory Perspectives” on March 5  at The National Press Club in Washington. The session will run from noon to 5:30 pm followed by a reception. A welcome reception will take place March 4 at the AKA White House, 6pm-9pm. The interactive session will include a board panel featuring Peter Susser, Global Practice Leader, Littler Mendelson;, Thomas Day, CSO, U.S. Postal Service; Scott Hamilton, Founder and CEO Executive Next Practices Institute and NextWorks™; Charles Brooks, Vice President, Client Executive Department of Homeland Security for Xerox; Alexis Bonnell, Director of Engagement and Communications, USAID; J. Keith Dunbar, Director, Talent Management, LEIDOS; Kathleen I. Abrey, Accenture Federal Services; Scott Thompson, Partner, U.S. Aerospace & Defense Practice and Assurance;  David Anderson, Senior Manager, CIGNA.  Contributing panelists will discuss the following key topics:
    • 2014 Global Market & Talent Forecast – regulatory impacts and integration
    • Innovation and next practices in talent management, compliance and collaboration
    • Thought Leader Panel Share Global Business Implementation Strategies
    • C-Suite forecast on talent challenges & solutions for private and public companies
    The session will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the National Press Club– 529 14th Street, NW 13th floor Washington D.C. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the session will begin at noon and conclude at 5:30 p.m with a reception to follow. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • Global Strategy: Markets, Talent & Implementation Challenges 2014

                                                         MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                                                                               949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

    Global Strategy: Markets, Talent & Implementation Challenges 2014

    Top C-Level Executives Will Lead Panel Discussion on Next Practices at Upcoming ENP Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Hollywood (Jan. 8, 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to collaborate on new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with the Global Business-Mobile Talent organization to deliver “Global Strategy: Markets, Talent & Implementation Challenges 2014” on January 29  at the National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood. The session will run from 8:30am- 11:30 a.m. The interactive session will include a board panel featuring thought leader representatives from more than 35 top global companies. Panelists include Eric Fullilove, Chief Financial Officer, World Vision International; Tommie Joe, President, DEX; Andrea Tyndale, Talent executive, Disney; Peggy Smith, CEO & President, Worldwide ERC; and Lew Jaffe, CEO MoviMe.com, among others. Contributing panelists will discuss the following key topics:
    • 2014 Global Market &  Talent Forecast: Who’s Hiring and New Customer Growth Sectors
    • Doing Business Internationally: Talent and Skill Gap Challenges
    • Global Business Implementation Strategies
    • Emerging Trends In Virtual Market and Workforce Management
    The session will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the National Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences– 5220 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, Calif. Doors open at 7:00 a.m., and the session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. An executive-hosted wine reception will be held prior to the event on January 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. for registered attendees at the AKA Luxury Hotel in Beverly Hills. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • Boardroom Excellence: From Board Membership to Next Practices Alignment

                                                      MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                                                                               949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

    Boardroom Excellence: From Board Membership to Next Practices Alignment

    Top C-Level Executives Will Lead Panel Discussion on Next Practices at Upcoming ENP Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

    Las Vegas (Jan., 2014) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with National Association of Corporate Directors(NACD)  for “Boardroom Excellence: From Membership to Next Practices Alignment” on January 16  at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The session will run from 8:00to 10:00 a.m. The interactive session will include a board panel featuring:
    • Rose McKinney James, managing principal of Energy Works LLC.
    • Richard Goeglein, chairman of the board of Pinnacle Entertainment.
    • Larry Cabaldon, practice leader, ENP; CEO, Boardroom Performance.
    • Larry Taylor, Ph.D., chairman of the board The Creighton Group, Inc.
    • James Wolf, managing partner, Meridian Compensation Partners.
    • Scott Hamilton, CEO, Executive Next Practice Institute (ENP Forums).
    Corporate executives, business owners, board members, potential directors and board advisors will be given the building blocks to board membership along with the latest trends in board alignment and operating next practices. Topics to be discussed include corporate board structure, advisory boards, director compensation, corporate governance education, the vetting process and assessing board performance. The interactive session is ideal for those currently serving on boards or those aspiring to secure board membership. The session will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas– 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas. Doors open at 7:00 a.m., and the session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 10 a.m. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • So Cal Executives Examine Next Practices Led by 4 Top CEOs

                                                       MEDIA CONTACT: Rosie Cosio, Beyond Fifteen Communications

                                                                                                                                               949-733-8679, rosie@beyondfifteen.com

     

    So Cal CEOs Reflect on 2013 and Look Ahead to 2014 Trends

    Four Top OC Executives Will Lead C-Suite Collaboration on Next Practices at Upcoming ENP Event

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    IRVINE, Calif. (December XX, 2013) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc., a public-relations and social-media marketing agency that combines the reach and capabilities of a big agency with the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm, for “Mission Critical Next Practices –  2013 Review & 2014 Outlook” on December 18  at the Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine. The session will run from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The event will provide a summary of the most compelling trends of 2013, also exploring next practices anticipated for 2014. C-suite leaders will discuss mission critical next practices to help set the course for the New Year. This interactive session will feature these CEOs guiding  top tier leaders of over 45 area companies:
    • Frank Talarico, Jr., President and CEO, Goodwill of Orange County, will speak on non-profits, philanthropy and employment forecasts.
    • Paul Summers, CEO, AllDigital Inc., will discuss the future of digital media content and delivery.
    • Jeff Pintar, Founder and CEO, Pintar Investment Company, LLC will give insight on housing market trends in 2013 and the forecast for what’s next for 2014.
    • Tom Pollack, CEO, ExplorOcean, will speak on trends in community and local governmental support for re-development projects in Orange County.
    Corporate executives, business owners, board members, potential directors and board advisors are encouraged to attend to gain new insight on what’s ahead for 2014. The session will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters– 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, Calif. Doors open at 7 a.m., and the session will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 10 a.m. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com.   About Beyond Fifteen Communications: Based in Irvine, Calif., Beyond Fifteen Communications Inc. is a progressive, full-service public relations and social media agency dedicated to providing powerful, goal-driven communications solutions that exceed clients’ expectations and deliver far more than 15 minutes of fame. Beyond Fifteen combines the talent, capability and reach of a big agency with the personal service and dedication of a boutique firm. By eliminating the bureaucracy and inefficiency associated with a mega-agency, Beyond Fifteen is able to remain laser-focused on achieving measurable results. For more information, visit www.beyondfifteen.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.  

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  • Executive Next Practices Forum Welcomes Financial Services Resource Group EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT

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     Executive Next Practices Forum Welcomes Financial Services Resource Group EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Irvine, Calif. (November 15, 2013) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovation and collaboration think tank designed for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, is pleased to announce that they have joined forces with the Financial Services Resources Group. In existence since 2009, “FSRG” will merge their outstanding membership comprised of over 60 companies representing banks, law firms, accounting firms and other key advisors within the financial services sector on November 1, 2013. “We are delighted to join the well-established ENP organization”, says Ray Adler, President of FSRG. “Our members will now be afforded and expansive contact and relationship network with hundreds of C-suite executives from mid-to-large cap companies across the region.” “FSRG is a terrific addition to our expansive organization of top tier leaders.  We expect fully expect that the key companies and leaders involved with FSRG will bring significant “next practices” content and new relationships to the ENP Forums.” according to Scott Hamilton, President and CEO of the Executive Next Practices Institute. ENP Forums are characterized by highly interactive sessions that include top tier panels of Board members, C-Level executives and subject matter thought leaders.  The organization hosts top CEOs and CFOs for their annual Next Practices Summit at Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters on December 18, 2013.  Details and registration information are found at www.enpinstitute.com/events.   About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank organization comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approaches to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • CEO & CFO “Next Practices” Perspectives – Financial, Growth, Profitability Options

     

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2013) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovative think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has partnered with Squar Milner to present “CEO & CFO ‘Next Practices’ Perspectives – Financial, Growth, Profitability Options” on November 7 at the Experian Headquarters, located in Costa Mesa, Calif. The session will run from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. This interactive session will be led by Squar Milner’s CFO & CAO Scharrell Jackson; and Partner-in-Charge, Tax Craig Weaver; as well as Lisa A Locklear, SVP & CFO INGRAM MICRO; Ann Fong, CFO, Incipio; Michelle Duong, managing  partner, AM Solutions; Guy Marsala, CEO, turnaround expert; and Kelly Anderson, CFO, T3 Motion, Fisker Automotive. Together, the Squar Milner team and ENP will collaborate with the C-level and top-tier executive audience to discuss the critical steps you must consider now for a more robust 2014 – personally and organizationally – along with hiring strategies for getting the right executive team in place. Attendees will walk away with insight on “next practice” financial strategies and investments and regulatory forecasts. Corporate executives, business owners, board members, potential directors and board advisors are encouraged to attend and learn to leverage the power of boards to raise capital, improve strategic thinking, and access new resources. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events.For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • ENP and The Financial Times of London- New York Directors Conference

    For immediate release: In the News – Executive Next Practices Institute Announcement- Oct 11, 2012 ENP and The Financial Times of London- New York Directors Conference Oct 16, 17 2013 image001       The Executive Next Practices Institute is pleased to be a part of the Financial Times-ODX directors-only conference covering the most challenging boardroom issues in a candid, off-the-record environment.  The attendance is limited to sitting board directors of publicly traded companies. This format of smaller, more intimate groups makes for candid, meaningful discussion that is always off-the-record. Join us in New York City for this 2 day conference that gathers some of the biggest names in the industry. Network with other peers who are also eager to learn about next practices in the boardroom. The event stems from the Outstanding Directors Awards Program, which was conceived in 1998. Since then, over 100 independent directors have been honored. This is a series of partnered events with the Financial Times of London. For a full description of the agenda follow this link: https://www.etouches.com/ehome/odx2013/agenda/?& Who are we? The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is a unique organization comprised of mid to large market C-level, top functional leaders and trusted advisors (Board members, CEO, CFO, HR, CMO, COO, CIO). This ongoing collaboration, conducted in a non-traditional format, is focused on the latest “next practice” leadership and business strategies. Conducted in major corporate and academic “safe havens”, the sessions are non-solicitation and formatted to deliver fresh, innovative and relevant approaches to a leaders and their executive teams. All registrations are subject to review and qualification.   www.enpinstitute.com  888.857.9722  info@enpinstitute.com
  • CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT

    Executive Next Practices Forum, Device Alliance and Brandman University School of Extended Education Present Healthcare 2014- From Ambiguity to Opportunity

     Event Date: September 18, 2013 IRVINE, Calif. (August XX, 2013) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), an innovative think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, has teamed up with Device Alliance and Brandman University’s School of Extended Education for “Healthcare 2014 – From Ambiguity to Opportunity,” on September 18 at Brandman University in Irvine. The session will run from 5:30-8:00 p.m. This highly interactive session will feature an esteemed panel including R. Brian Ball, national vice president, USI; Sabrina Pagano, PhD, global practice leader, NSI; Kenneth McFarland, president and CEO Mission Hospital, Laguna Beach; and Larry Stofko, executive vice president, Innovation Lab. The panelists will guide ENP and Device Alliance members through next practices for patient experience, communications, medical device technology and IT, and more. Corporate executives, business owners, healthcare administrators, senior internal executives and industry employers are encouraged to attend the event and uncover new innovation and value creation opportunities, driven by the current regulatory and economic environment. The session will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Brandman University – 16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, CA. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The session will begin at 5:30 and conclude at 8:00 p.m. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events. For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com. About the Executive Next Practices Institute: The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722. About Brandman University’s School of Extended Education: Brandman University’s School of Extended Education responds quickly to offer relevant and valuable courses that prepare individuals and organizations with workforce and professional development education that addresses today’s fast-changing industries and evolving needs. Focusing on leadership, business, technology, health and wellness, education and general education, the School of Extended Education provides degree programs, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, leadership modules and programming leading to certification and academic credit. Its programs are created by the joint effort of Brandman faculty and instructors, working professionals and industry experts through a series of collaborative advisory boards while drawing from the rich history and prestigious reputation of Chapman University. This approach provides sustainable educational solutions that adjust to the needs of the real world. The School of Extended Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Brandman’s online graduate business programs, including its MBA, were recently ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Brandman has also been recognized as one of the top 10 providers of SHRM HR training. Visit www.brandman.edu/exed/ or call 1.800.632.0094 for more information.
  • “Re-Wiring” Organizations for Innovation, Disruption and Growth

    IRVINE, Calif. (June 3, 2013) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), an innovation think tank for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will present “Re-Wiring the Organization for Innovation, Disruption and Growth: An Oakley Case Study- NeuroLeadership in Action” on June 18 at the Oakley International HQ, located in Foothill Ranch, California. The session will run from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.   This unique mastermind format will be led and moderated by Oakley executives Jennifer McCusker, the Director of Global Talent and Retail HR , Chris Veit VP, Manufacturing Darrin Mills,  VP & GM, Apex by Sunglass Hut  and Caroline Kenyon, Chief Human Resources Officer. In today’s light speed markets, creating collaboration and an “aligned and innovative mindset” within organizations is mission critical. The Oakley leadership team will share how the company is “re-wiring” its approach to change, team development, customer intimacy and market dominance. In addition, executive attendees will learn how to remove the leadership barriers to innovation, simplify and accelerate new product development and how to develop trust, commitment and communications, across generations via the use of neuroleadership techniques. Attendees will walk away with fresh insights on how to promote creative thinking, customer alignment and extraordinary employee engagement to originate new products and potentially disrupt their target markets. To register, visit www.enpinstitute.com/events.For more information, contact the ENP Institute at info@enpinstitute.com. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established think tank comprised of  Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO, Board Directors) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Talent Machine 2020 & Gallup World Poll: A Succession Plan that Works

    Executive Next Practices Forum Presents

    Talent Machine 2020 & Gallup World Poll: A Succession Plan that Works

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Event Date: April 4, 2013 IRVINE, Calif. (March 8, 2013) — The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host “Talent Machine 2020 & Gallup World Poll: A Succession Plan that Works” on April 4 at Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine, Calif. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. This session will be guided by Larry Emond, managing director of Gallup Worldwide, and Charlotte Jensen, client development managing consultant at Gallup. This highly popular session in ENP’s next practices collaboration series will include an update of the latest Gallup World Poll finding on global economics, migration patterns, politics and many other relevant factors that impact businesses. The second part of the session will be a new examination of succession planning and will teach attendees how to create a true “talent engine.” Only 14 percent of senior executives surveyed by AMA were well-prepared for a “sudden loss of a key member of their executive team.” This interactive discussion among top leaders also will review “big picture” impacts on hiring and operations strategy for 2013 and beyond, identify opportunities to create breakthrough experiences for high-potential managers and leaders, develop a succession plan that works to uncover a company’s leadership strengths and expose its weaknesses and teach executives to overcome biases in order to hire and promote successfully. Visit https://www.enpinstitute.com/events/ to register. Registration is $65 before April 1 and increases to $95 thereafter. “Talent Machine 2020 & Gallup World Poll: A Succession Plan that Works” will be held on Thursday, April 4 at Taco Bell World Headquarters – 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, Calif. and will run from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact ENP President Scott Hamilton at scott@enpinstitute.com or visit www.enpinstitute.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Learn What Trust is Costing Your Company

    Employers Group CEO Offers Tips on Building Trust in the Workplace at Executive Next Practices Institute Event

     

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2013) — The Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group designed for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host “What Does TRUST Cost Your Company?” as part of its 2013 Breakthrough Strategies Series. Employers Group CEO Mark Wilbur will lead the presentation, which will be held on February 8 at Experian HQ in Costa Mesa and on February 13 at the Employers Group Executive Center in El Segundo. Workplace issues such as redundancy, corporate bureaucracy, fraud and turnover are prominent in today’s business headlines, and many can be avoided by building trust within organizations. At the event, Southern California executives will learn how to develop trust in the workplace, and why trust should be a key factor in their 2013 leadership strategy. “A lack of trust can have negative impacts on an organization both internally and externally,” says Wilbur. “Slowed productivity, reduced profitability, and a deteriorating reputation are some of the issues leaders can avert by building a culture of trust within their companies.” Attendees of “What Does TRUST Cost Your Company?” will learn the value of trust as it relates to leadership within organizations and how it can dramatically lower costs, impact results, and increase profits.  They will also learn how to develop the building blocks of trust with key stakeholders and identifying the next steps necessary to continue building trust. “Now is the time for a different kind of executive collaboration,” says Scott Hamilton, president of the Executive Next Practices Institute. “This is a crucial time for executives to discuss how to manage market and consumer alignment, talent and job development, innovation and opportunity capture. We’re thrilled to welcome Employers Group to our February event to offer their insights on workplace trust.” Visit www.enpinstitute.com/events  to register. Registration is $65 before February 1, and increases to $95 thereafter. The door rate will be $125. “What Does TRUST Cost Your Company?” will be held on February 8 Experian Corporate HQ — 475 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, Calif., and on February 13 at the Employers Group Executive Center – 400 Continental Blvd., El Segundo, Calif. For  For more information, contact ENP at info@enpinstitute.com  or visit www.enpinstitute.com. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of regional Fortune 5000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict non-solicitation policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of more effective and relevant approaches to today’s business problems. For more information on the ENP, contact the Executive Next Practices Institute, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • A Reset of Strategy and Opportunity Capture for 2013 “Next Practices” Guidance for the C-Suite

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

    Event Date: November 29, 2012

     

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (October 22, 2012) — The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host “A Reset of Strategy and Opportunity Capture for 2013” on November 29 at the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences (Linnwood Dunn Theatre) in Hollywood, Calif. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m.   This session will be guided by CEOs , best selling authors and area talent leaders including;  Henry DeVries, co-author of Closing Americas Job Gap with foreword by Ken Blanchard;Chris Brown, CEO Market Culture; Laura Goodrich, global innovation expert and author of “Seeing Red Cars”; Kim Congdon, Managing Director, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences; Kendice Briggs, SVP HR Playboy Enterprises; Mark Steiman, Chief Administrative Officer, Kinecta; Guy Marsala, former president EZ Lube; and Turan Kahraman, CEO Askew Industries, many others. Speakers will share practical strategies and new perspectives on markets, job creation and growth opportunities. Attendees will be given insight and guidance to the latest innovations and forecasts in leadership, business-government relations and markets.   Visit www.enpinstitute.com/events  to register. Registration is $65 before November 15, and increases to $95 thereafter ($175 door rate). “A Reset of Strategy and Opportunity Capture for 2013” will be held on Thursday, November 29 at the Academy’s Linnwood Dunn Theatre– 1313 Vine St. Hollywood, Calif. and will run from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact ENP at info@enpinstitute.com  or visit www.enpinstitute.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact the Executive Next Practices Institute, info@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • October 2, 2012: Moving Beyond Economic and Political Obstacles to Growth – Held at the National Press Club

    Special International Business Forum: Moving Beyond Economic and Political Obstacles to Growth

    Financial Stability, Global Talent Management and Personal Security in an Uncertain World

    National Press Club

    This session held with our alliance partner GlobalHRNews (www.globalhrnews.com) October 2, 2012. 12:00-5:00 p.m. ENP Annual members- no charge Non-members and guest rate: $123 prior to August 23 $250 after August 23 No door admissions, all registrations are subject to qualification (see our membership guidelines)
  • November 29, 2012: Reset for 2013 – Momentum and Opportunity in a New Year

    Reset for 2013- Momentum and Opportunity in a New Year

    What the US Election Did Not Change

    The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences

    Find out how organizations can capitalize on market and talent openings as others flounder. Industry leaders from 5 major sectors will lead this highly interactive session.
    • November 29, 2012. 7:30-10:00 a.m.
    • ENP Annual members: No charge
    • Non-members and guest rate:
      • $65 prior to November 1
      • $95 after November 1
      • $145 Door rate
      All registrations subject to qualification (see member guidelines). Register today as our meetings fill quickly.  
  • July 26: New Strategic Tax and Financial Approaches for a Global Economy

     

    Executive Next Practices Forum Presents:

     New Strategic Tax and Financial Approaches for a

    Global Economy

    CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            

    Event Date: July 26, 2012

     

    IRVINE, Calif. (June 15, 2012) — The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies will host “New Strategic Tax and Financial Approaches for a Global Economy,” on July 26 at the Experian Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, Calif. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m.   This session of the ENP will be guided by Craig Weaver, CPA Partner-Tax Services; and Scharrell Talley Jackson, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Weaver and Jackson will discuss the challenges of income tax reporting, as well as how to manage tax provider, federal and state tax provider costs. C-level attendees will leave the event with a next practices strategy for finance in 2013.   Visit www.enpinstitute.com/events/ to register. Registration is $65 before July 20, and increases to $95 thereafter. “New Strategic Tax and Financial Approaches for a Global Economy” will be held on Thursday, July 26 at the Experian Corporate Headquarters—475 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA—and will run from 7:30-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact ENP President Scott Hamilton at scott@enpinstitute.com or visit www.enpinstitute.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • June 12 – Executive Next Practices Institute presents at International Talent and Innovation Conference

    June 12- Executive Next Practices Institute presents at International Talent and Innovation Conference.  Next Practice methodogy to create innovation and engage the collective IQ of the workforce will be the subject of a keynote and day-long session held at Manpower Corporate HQ in New York City June 12th.  Please see the attached press release for details, contact us for preferred rates for ENP members  (info@enpinstitute.com 888.857.9722).
  • July 26 – Experian Corporate HQ- Financial Leadership & Forecast Forum

    The Executive Next Practices Forum announces their next public “general” session for top business leaders- “New Tax and Financial Strategies for a Global Economy”. This session is specifically designed for all members of the executive suite. Given the turmoil in global and local markets, an upcoming election(s), deficits, regulatory changes and new tax compliance rules, this session is a “must have” for both financial and non-financial executives. Join your C-level peers in this unique informative and collaborative format held at Experian Corporate HQ, Costa Mesa, Ca. Download a detailed pdf for distribution to your team
  • Recently Published: Executive Next Practices Institute

    The Executive Next Practices Institute was just featured in a new book entitled: POTENTIAL: Workplace violence Prevention and Your Organizational Success by Bill Whitmore, Chairman & CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services. This outstanding book on the risks of workplace violence and step you can take now features a “next practice” development approach articulated by Scott Hamilton, President of the ENP Institute. We strongly recommend any leader read and act on the solutions suggested in this very timely book.
  • June 14 – Breaking the Fear Barrier

    OCL Nextworks (Formerly OC Leaders Forum)-  A unique executive working session featuring major thought leaders and experiential formats
    Thursday June 14th, 2012  
    8:00am -10:00am 
    Webster University 
    32 Discovery, Suite 250
    Irvine, California 92618  
      About the speaker: Tom Rieger is an Alliance Partner of the Executive Next practices and President and CEO of National Business Innovations,LLC. He has pioneered the study and science of organizational barriers, and is an expert in applying behavioral economic principles to help understand why large complex systems self-destruct. His recent book, Breaking the Fear Barrier, was recently named by 800-CEO-Read as one of the five best management books in 2011 and also named one of the 30 best business books of 2011 by Soundview. Tom has over 25 years experience in organizational and consumer behavior including 17 years with Gallup, Inc. This session is complimentary to the Executive Next Practices network. RSVP by June 5-Corless Carroll: corlesscarroll71@webster.edu
  • Aligning Actions to Increase Business Performance

    Six Steps to Prepare Your Team for the Next Generation of Business

      By: Scott Hamilton, President, Executive Next Practices Institute Businesses are hiding in their bunkers while economic havoc rages across the globe. Rollercoaster stock markets, financial debacles, political gridlock and global tensions have created a “shock and awe” factor, leaving many corporate leaders immobile while they “wait it out.” But riding the economic squall is no strategy at all. It’s a surefire recipe for collapse. (Remember what Netflix did to Blockbuster and how Amazon annihilated Borders?)   Now is the time for action. This volatile business climate is actually the perfect setting against which you can capture market share, improve shareholder value, and increase revenue. Align your team and establish an action plan to deliver what this new era mandates: “next practices” and improved performance.   The New Leadership Team: Aligned Action, Not Analysis Paralysis We’re poised at the tipping point of a new generation of business. Companies’ survival will depend upon their ability to align their teams, with every member of the staff acutely aware of their roles in the big picture. It’s time to work “on” business, not “in” business.  Gathering the team for a strategic planning session garners alignment from the entire executive level and can be the basis for creating unique strategies and plans to share with the entire company. A finely executed collaboration unearths insights, tactics, and techniques to rally the troops around the highest-worth activities.  After working with hundreds of executives, we’ve developed Six Actions to Alignment as the key to successful executive team collaborations.   Six Actions to Alignment  
    1. Select Strong Team Players – Selection is critical; collective intelligence is vital. Evaluate each player for potential contributions and ensure they are capable of pulling their weight, not just pontificating. Contribution inconsistency is detrimental to the team. As a leader, be prepared give the team what they need to be successful: vision, autonomy, data, technology, training, and coaching.
    Tip: There’s no room for those who don’t ultimately buy in or share the vision. Encourage challenges to the status quo; but at the end of the day, invest in those who will contribute to a common purpose. Bring in new talent where necessary. Replace those who are not pulling more than their weight.  Make the decision quickly–supported by key metrics, not opinion, for objective and irrefutable proof.  
    1. Create a Collaborative Culture of Aligned Thinking – Planning efforts should establish a context and common frame of reference for the entire organization. Everyone should have a reason to commit to the corporate plan and each should have a personal stake in the outcome. Remember, no one person or sub-group can drive a company to the level of success required to overcome the negative forces beating outside the door. The executive team’s higher vision is a map that employees must consult time and again to check their position and stay the course.
    Tip: Tap the collective IQ and energy of your entire organization by having a system of measurable two-way review, input, and recognition. Consistently deliver the higher vision and receive constant buy-in.  
    1. Chart the Course – Planning sessions must articulate measurable business outcomes and clear accountabilities for success. What are the business impacts? Are the measurements embraceable? In other words, are they understandable and do they relate to everyone’s roles, both as a team and as individual contributors? Measurement is the navigational tool that leads to sustainable outcomes.
    Tip: Post and discuss a “scoreboard” that charts progress–daily, weekly, monthly. Feedback is a real-time guide to reinforce success.  
    1. Prepare Your Team for Orchestrated Action: According to a recent Harvard Business Review study, 90% of organizations neglect or never implement their plans. Execution must be the primary strength of company culture. Don’t rely on individuals from singularly focused silos to carry out plans. This leads to myopic actions rather than smooth, coordinated, and accelerated results. Instead, orchestrate a system to launch cross-functional action teams throughout the company. True execution comes from the ability to assemble and focus diverse people and perspectives into single-minded actions.
    Tip: Outside coaching may be necessary for successful launch, execution and follow-through. No pair of eyes is more potent in seeing through human dynamics, nuances, and idiosyncrasies than that of an external advisor.  
    1. Play Out the Possibilities: It’s not in stone, just in play. Possibilities are designed to open creative channels and foster new opportunities. List “what ifs” and specific outcomes (possibilities) expected from customers, the industry, and from within the organization. Next, craft aligned initiatives that direct the organization to meet these challenges and opportunities head-on. Make sure the initiatives realistically reflect internal capabilities and constraints, as well as which market forces to leverage.
    Tip: Having defined contingency plan(s) in hand for best- and worst-case scenarios can mitigate the paralysis that often foreshadows a potentially disastrous event. Confront the down side head on. Role-play responses with the team before the worst happens, and subsequent actions will be far more precise and effective.  
    1. Look, Listen, and Adapt: Regularly assemble the leadership team to monitor overall progress. Check measurements, solicit qualitative feedback from customers and the workforce, and lay bare the positive and negative impressions. Then consider the implications of the various actions: Are the strategies put in place leading to the ideal vision for your business? If not, what shifts are necessary?
    Tip: Engage in a higher-level “gut check.” Do the results feel right? Are momentum and motivation levels still high? Are you listening?  Have you reality-checked the big-picture messages against both internal results and changes in the marketplace/customers?     Strategize and Collaborate to Align Your Workforce   Development of “next practice” initiatives and strategies through peer-to-peer relationships is a potent weapon for weathering today’s storm. Connecting with other business leaders at the executive level is an excellent way to uncover new solutions that you may not discover otherwise. Collaboration is key when aligning a workforce. Find out what works and what doesn’t from people who have been there before and whom you can trust.   Focus the executive team on well thought-out and agreed-upon courses of action, and you can rally a workforce that is disoriented, distracted or frozen in place, driving your business to grow and prosper.   About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method that discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute PresidentScott Hamilton at scott@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722

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  • Executive Next Practices Forum to Host Two Unique Sessions for So Cal C-Suite Executives in September

    Top Thought Leader Panelists Share New Practices in Business – from IT to Productivity

     

    LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY (September 10, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host two upcoming sessions for Los Angeles- and Orange County-area attendees. Orange County-area members can participate in the “ENP Technology Summit” on September 22; andLos Angeles executives are welcome to a session on syncing and mobilizing teams for critical shifts in strategy – “Targeted ‘FastBreak’ Execution.” “Both of these topics are top-of-mind for today’s business leaders,” says Scott Hamilton, Executive Next Practices Institute President and Co-founder of Allign. “Whether you’re looking to create teams with a stronger synergy or improve how technology supports your business, this month’s sessions will provideSouthern CaliforniaC-level executives an opportunity to collaborate on new, more effective approaches for their organizations.” ENP Technology Summit in Orange County, September 22 The Orange County session, which will be held on September 22 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Irvine, Calif., will feature local technology executives Ashwin Rangan, CIO, Edwards Life Sciences; Joel Manfredo, CTO, County of Orange; and Charles Araujo, President & CEO of IT Transformation Firm, CastlePointe. The three presenters will discuss a business-IT relationship model and what executives must be doing now to leverage greater value from their technology investments. The ENP Technology Summit is designed for C-suite business executives and IT executives to attend together to explore how IT is changing the entire organizational landscape. The ENP Technology Summit will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 a.m. at the Microsoft Technology Center – 3 ParkPlaza, 16th Floor, Irvine, Calif. To register, visit www.regonline.com/oc-september2011. Targeted “FastBreak Execution” in Los Angeles, September 28 Thought leaders Robert Chartoff, CEO Chartoff Productions (Producer of Rocky Films, Raging Bull, others); Linda LoRe, CEO, Fredericks of Hollywood; and Paul David Walker, CEO, Genius Stone Partners will host the September 28 session at the Pepperdine/Graziadio School of Business and Management in Los Angeles, where executives will come together to discuss best practices to sync and mobilize their teams. “Targeted ‘FastBreak Execution,” will help business leaders across industries with ways to create a positive synergy within teams during critical shifts in strategy. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine/Graziado School of Business and Management – 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, Calif.To register, visit www.regonline.com/la-september2011  . Both events include a complimentary continental breakfast. Early registration is encouraged as all ENP sessions fill quickly and no at door registrations are accepted. ENP gives its members a unique experience by delivering a highly-collaborative session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and relevant business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities. Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (CEO, CIO, HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach is aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship-building and powerful connections amongst business leaders. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@enpinstitute.com  or call 888.857.9722

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  • The New Age of Executive Branding

    Branding Gurus Share Insight on Establishing a Holistic Executive Brand to Enhance Your Company, Inside and Out

      Newport Beach, Calif. (August 6, 2011) – In an increasingly complex market and growing global economy, executives are forced to re-examine their strategies, skills and strengths and apply them to the new age of business. The Executive Next Practices Forum – a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategy – recognizes that building a comprehensive executive brand is essential for its members, and executives must draw attention to their strengths to remain successful in the current economy. Scott Hamilton, President of the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) and Co-founder of Allign, says transparency is vital in today’s marketplace. “In a time where information is available at our fingertips, both customers and employees will feel more confident if they have a clear vision of who the leader is and where they are headed,” saysHamilton. “Executives who develop holistic individual brands will show their customers they are forward-thinking and accessible, and internally it will prove these leaders are maximizing their strengths to contribute to the company’s bottom line – gaining a synergy that wouldn’t be achieved otherwise.” Perception is Reality What has made executive branding so important today is the public’s growing awareness that perception is reality. Author of What’s Your BQ?, and ENP Advisory Board member , Sandra Sellani (www.EBQ100.com), uses Tiger Woods as an example: He built a career based on how he was perceived – and almost lost his career for the same reason. The public will never know the real Tiger Woods, as there are only perceptions by which to judge him. “Executives are the subject of perception – from peers, supervisors, subordinates.   People will make decisions about that executive based on those perceptions whether the perceptions are right or wrong. Personal branding bridges the gap between perception and reality,” says Sellani. “By taking charge of your executive brand you create the perception.”   Three Steps to Build Your Executive Brand
    • Assess Where You Are Now. Google yourself – how are you being perceived now? Ask co-workers, friends and mentors what they believe your strengths to be – you might hear something you otherwise may not have believed to be a key quality that will help you re-focus your personal brand and perception.
    • Ask Yourself This: “What do I want to be famous for?” It may not sound like a business-related question, but the answer will reveal an individual’s values and skill set. When people ask questions like, “What are my career goals?” or “What can I do to be successful?” the answers tend to focus on earnings, benefits or promotions. If executives lead with asking what they want to be known for, they’ll establish a brand that attracts organizations and people that value the same thing.
    • Make a Plan. Establish an action plan that integrates your executive brand – how you want to be perceived – to strategic actions both inside and outside your organization. Find out what resources and new technologies you can utilize to enhance your executive brand and establish a plan of action moving forward that will maintain your new branding and provide consistency in your work.
    Strong Individuals Equate to Strong Teams Executives with an established brand will not only see personal benefits, but will also begin to notice their teams and company functioning more efficiently. “When everyone brings their own skills to the table, there’s a sense of self-awareness and transparency – the team becomes more cohesive and resourceful, because they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” says Hamilton. “Employees are a crucial manifestation of the corporate brand,” says Sellani. When individuals have a solid brand in place, it will help in reinforcing company culture and the perception the company wants to have. Take Google for example – the company has reinforced its role as a leader by taking in innovators and driven “braniancs” – people who keep the company fresh and dynamic. The employees who join Google continue to attract similar people, perpetuating the culture and the brand. Since the company is now well-established with a solid image, they can pick and choose amongst top candidates because what they have is sought after – the best people, creating the best products – strong corporate brands attract strong individual brands and the culture becomes self-perpetuating. Establishing an executive brand is essential in today’s marketplace – by taking the steps above, executives will make themselves more accessible to target consumers, colleagues and employees. Executives who are aware of their own strengths and make the best of use of them will lead companies to success and show true worth in the business world.   About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders ( CEO,CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Executive Next Practices Forum Examines a New Approach to Building a Learning Organization with Top SoCal Executives

    A Group of Executive Level Panelists Discuss the Importance of Developing a Learning and Adapting Workforce

     

    LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY (July 15, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host two upcoming sessions for Los Angeles- and Orange County-area attendees. “Learning – Innovation – Growth Link” will be held on August 3 inLos Angeles at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, and on August 4 at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business,Irvine campus. Both events will begin at 7:30 a.m. “Staying competitive in today’s marketplace is growing increasingly complex with the integration of new technologies, expanding legislation and the escalating velocity of change,” says Scott Hamilton, Executive Next Practices Institute president and co-founder of Allign. “Today, more than ever, executives need to develop true learning teams. In this session, CEOs and talent development directors from major local companies will be on hand to share their next practices in leading dynamic workforces in a turbulent marketplace.” The ENP will host key leaders from  Kinecta, Experian, Time Warner, Bank of America and others to share their insights about using new training techniques. Dr. Mark Allen, a practitioner faculty of the Pepperdine Organization Theory and Management, and editor and co-author of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities and The Corporate University Handbook will serve as the session’s keynote thought leader and moderator. Southern Californiabusiness leaders who attend the “Learning – Innovation – Growth Link” presentation will analyze their current strategy and learn the risks of neglecting to implement targeted learning initiatives. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the strategy-learning link through specific case studies from companies such as Farmers Insurance, Kinecta and Mimi’s Café. ENP gives its members a unique experience by implementing a highly-collaborative session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and relevant business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities. Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach is aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship-building and powerful connections amongst business leaders. “The Learning – Strategy – Growth Link” will be held in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business – 6100 Center Drive West, Culver City, Calif.To register, visit www.regonline.com/la-august2011. The Orange County session will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine Graziado School of Business in Irvine – 18111 Von Karman Avenue # 209. To register, visit www.regonline.com/oc-august2011. Register for $65 on or before July 30 for either event. The registration fee increases to $95 thereafter. To request an invitation or more information, please contact Scott Hamilton at 888.857.9722 or scott@allignteam.com. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@allignteam.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Southern California’s Premier Connection Group for the C-Suite Welcomes Top Gallup Executive to Discuss Leadership & Engagement Strategy

    Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup Worldwide, Speaks to SoCal’s Top Executives at

    Executive Next Practices Forum Event on May 5

     

    IRVINE, Calif. (April 15, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique  “mastermind like”  group for C-level executives to review leadership and business strategy, will host Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup and Executive Publisher of Gallup Press to speak at its next session on the theme of leadership and engagement. The event, “Leadership & Engagement: Key Drivers for Growth and Results,” will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Taco Bell World Headquarters inIrvine,Calif. “Based on the latest data from Gallup, Emond will uncover new strategies in engagement and encourage Southern California C-level executives to collaborate on completely new approaches to engage a five-generation workforce,” says Scott Hamilton, President of the Executive Next Practices Institute, and co-founder of Allign. “We look forward to Emond’s moderation of this upcoming event. Our events are unique in their highly collaborative format, and provide a chance for ENP members to look beyond technology and social resources– to build ideas off one another and look at their business in a new way. Our C-level peer-to-peer group can find new approaches for complex business problems—faster.” “Leadership & Engagement: Key Drivers for Growth and Results,” will introduce the Leadership-Engagement-Profitability Equation, and provide a format for senior level leaders to develop new solutions to today’s business challenges. Emond will use the latest Gallup data on behavioral economics to show the ENP membership how to support and connect with employees. The ENP gives its members a unique experience by implementing a highly-interactive session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and tactical business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities. Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach and aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship building and powerful connections amongst business leaders. “Leadership & Engagement: Key Drivers for Growth and Results,” will be held Thursday, May 5 with special guest speaker Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup Worldwide. The session begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Taco Bell worldwide headquarters in the Irvine Spectrum – 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA92618. Registration on or before April 30 is $65, and increases to $95 thereafter. To register for the May 5 event, visit www.regonline.com/ocmay2011. To request an invitation to the event, or with questions, call 888.857.9722 or email scott@allignteam.com.  The highly popular “Strategic Regulatory Compliance” session will be repeated on May 12 at PepperdineUniversity(HughesCenternear LAX) Register at www.regonline.com/lamay2011.   About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@allignteam.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Southern California’s Top Executives Reveal New Government Regulation and Compliance Strategies at Executive Next Practices Forum

    Mimi’s Café, Fisher & Phillips, LLP and Employers Group Executives Come Together to Share Insight with Orange County Executives on New Legislative Policies and Strategies 

    IRVINE, Calif. (March 9, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a mastermind group for C-level executives to review leadership and business strategy, welcomedTim Pulido, president of Mimi’s Café; John Polson, senior partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP; and Mark Wilbur, CEO of Employers Group to moderate its March 3 event on government regulation and strategic compliance. The event, “How to Leverage Regulatory Compliance for Competitive Advantage,” drew a standing room only group of  topSouthern California business leaders. “The regulatory environment is only going to become more intense and difficult in the future, making it extremely important that companies take action now,” says Pulido. “It’s essential for business leaders to develop a culture of compliance, and to become active and have a strong voice of advocacy to influence future regulation and legislation.” Thursday’s event encouraged business leaders to uncover solutions for navigating complex business legislation in 2011. Moderated by Pulido, Polson and Wilbur, the session reviewed legislation that has already passed and advised C-level attendees to collaborate on strategies that successfully and cost-effectively manage the risk of non-compliance. Participants left with a better understanding of state and federal government regulation and tactics to engage their contemporaries. A key theme established during the event was the importance of communication from the C-level to its workforce. “Just a couple of years ago, union organization was rare inSouthern California. That trend has dramatically changed, and our region is now the second most robust area of the country forming unions,” says Polson, who encouraged attendees to be proactive when it comes to new business legislation. “Keeping an open line of communication and maintaining employee satisfaction is essential to prevent union organization and government infringement on your company.” The ENP gives its members a unique experience by implementing a highly-interactive session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and tactical business practices. Rather than a “fly-by” networking experience, the ENP provides an environment for C-level executives to work together and build strong relationships. As an exclusive mastermind group, the ENP follows a “next practices” development method, unique from other  organizations or associations. This approach is more effective and aligned with the goals of its members. Attendance is restricted to qualified senior internal executives and their key advisors (HR, CFO, CMO, COO). The next ENP session will be held on Thursday, May 5 with special guest speaker Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup Worldwide. The session, “Leading From Strength and Leveraging Engagement for Extraordinary Growth and Profitability ,” begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Taco Bell worldwide headquarters in the Irvine Spectrum – 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA92618. Registration on or before April 10 is $65, and increases to $95 thereafter. To register for the May 5 event, visit www.regonline.com/ocmay2011. With questions, call 888.857.9722 or e-mail scott@allignteam.com. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@allignteam.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Global Business Summit: Emerging Practices and Forecast for Talent, Logistics and Strategic Execution

    Event Date: May 22, 2012

      IRVINE, Calif. (May 11, 2011) — The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies will host “Global Business Summit: Emerging Practices and Forecast for Talent, Logistics and Strategic Execution,” on May 22 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine, Calif. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m.   This session of the ENP will be guided by Peggy Smith, president and CEO Worldwide ERC; and James G. Powers, president of UniGroup Worldwide Logistics. Smith and Powers will present emerging trends in global logistics, mobility and expansion for Orange County’s top executives. C-level attendees will walk away with a better understanding of major trends in talent, services and product logistics; new efficiencies and next practices technology; and solutions for overcoming challenges in talent development and acquisition.   Visit www.enpinstitute.com/events/ to register. Registration is $65 before May 20, and increases to $95 thereafter. “Global Business Summit: Emerging Practices and Forecast for Talent, Logistics and Strategic Execution” will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at the Taco Bell World Headquarters—1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA 92618—and will run from 7:30-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact ENP President Scott Hamilton at scott@enpinstitute.com or visit www.enpinstitute.com.   About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • May 23rd – USC Alumni Club of South OC – Lunch and Learn

    Lunch and Learn Series: Aligning Your Organization for Success

    When: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Where: USC Orange County Center 2300 Michelson Drive Irvine, CA 92612 In today’s ultra-competitive economy, efficiency, innovation and team building play key roles in  aligning your organization for success. Join fellow South OC Trojans and friends for an insightful presentation by Tom Rieger, a former senior practice expert with Gallup Inc. and author of Breaking the Fear Barrier: How Fear Destroys Companies from the Inside Out, and What to Do About It, which BarnesandNoble.com calls “a book that climbs out of the corporate thinking box to ask new questions and present fresh solutions.” Rieger will be introduced by Scott Hamilton, president of Executive Next Practices Forum, who has devoted more than twenty years to the successful improvement of executive and workplace performance in mid-market to Fortune 500 companies. Register here Downloadable flyer  
  • May 24 – Stand Out! Creating a Brand for Technology Organizations and Their Leaders

    Date: May 24, 2012 Time: 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM Speakers:
    • Scott Hamilton – President & CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute, Co-Founder ALLIGN™
    • Joel Manfredo – Chief Technology Officer of the County of Orange
    • Ashwin Rangan – Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Edwards Lifesciences
    Details and registration
  • May 15 – UCI features ENP Keynote on INtreprenuership

    What:    Free Spring Breakfast – Executive to Executive (E2E) Mentor Program When:   Tuesday Morning, May 15th from 7:30 to 9:30 am Where:  The Paul Merage School of Business in the Executive Commons – Driving Directions Details and Registration    
  • Conscious Leader Learning and Networking Forum

    Practice Leader Paul David Walker keynotes the Conscious Leader Learning and Networking Forum on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 6-8:30 pm at the Westlake Village Inn in Westlake, CA. Click here for more information  
  • Upcoming ENP Events

    Save the date for these upcoming ENP events:
    • Wednesday, April 13 – ENP Advisory Board Meeting
    • Tuesday, May 22 – Global Business Summit
    Details will be available soon.
  • ENP Presents: Global Behavioral Economics

    The ENP will host “Global Behavioral Economics” on February 29 in El Segundo, Calif. and March 1 in Irvine, Calif. Managing Partner and Chief Marketing Officer of Gallup, Larry Emond, will guide the session, looking into the current state of mind of the world, America and Southern California. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Coming Jobs War by Gallup Chairman, Jim Clifton. The collaboration session will address the following topics:
    • How to prepare yourself and your organization for the coming “job wars”
    • How the 2012 political, cultural and societal trends will impact your organization
    • How to create a workplace that provides well-being and satisfaction to all employees.
      Click here to learn more about the session.
  • Scott Hamilton Contributes to IndustryWeek

    Scott Hamilton, president of the Executive Next Practices Institute, contributed to IndustryWeek in September, offering his top six tips for aligning employees for action amid a volatile business climate. Click here to read the full article.
  • ENP Featured in Chief Learning Officer

    Executive Next Practices Forum President Scott Hamilton was featured in Chief Learning Officer‘s article, “The Right Learning Culture Helps a Company Compete.” In the article, Scott discusses the importance of developing a learning culture so teams are on the same page and have the same vision for the future. Read the full article here.
  • Upcoming Events

    Kinecta Executive Training Center 2100 Park Place El Segundo, CA 90425 Parking and Continental Breakfast Provided “Global Behavioral Economics – World to LA and OC” Join us for a unique Gallup look into the current state of mind of the World, America, and Southern California presented to the Executive Next Practices Forum. ENP Exclusive – all attendees will receive a complimentary copy of “The Coming Jobs War” by Gallup Chairman, Jim Clifton. Our collaboration session will address the following subjects.
    • Examine how to prepare yourself and your organization for the coming “jobs war”.
    • The 2012 political, cultural and societal trends that are likely to impact your organization.
    • How to create a workplace that provides well-being and satisfaction to all employees.
      Non-ENP Members(Click the button below and register today for the early rate of $65.00, Our sessions fill quickly)   ENP Annual Members – (Click the button below, login and confirm you are attending the event. There is no cost to ENP Annual Members)
  • December Events

    December6

    Executive Next Practices Forum IRVINE “Breaking the FEAR Barrier” Special Presentation by GALLU Pauthor Tom Rieger with opening comments by Scott Hamilton of Allign. Guest C-level executives from Bank of America, Allergan, Taco Bell and many others will be on hand to contribute their case examples. Working from his just published book, Tom Rieger and guest C-Level executives will examine how poor decision making, territorial thinking and outdated allegiance to past practices are crippling creativity, employee engagement, growth and organizational synergy. This highly interactive session will examine new strategies and approaches to decision making, cross functional collaboration and innovation from collective IQ. ENP sessions feature direct collaboration with top So Cal leaders to formulate relevant solutions for current and future business issues of highest priority. Details and register: www.regonline.com/oc-december

    December7

    Executive Next Practices Forum Los Angeles Heldat Pepperdine University, Hughes Center Campus LA “Breaking the FEAR Barrier” Special Presentation by GALLU Pauthor Tom Rieger with opening comments by Scott Hamilton of Allign. Contributing guest speakers from Bank of America, Kinecta, Time Warner Cable and others will share case examples. Working from his just published book, Tom Rieger and guest C-Level executives will examine how poor decision making, territorial thinking and outdated allegiance to past practices are crippling creativity, employee engagement, growth and organizational synergy. This highly interactive session will examine new strategies and approaches to decision making, cross functional collaboration, and innovation from tapping the collective IQ. ENP sessions feature direct collaboration with top So Cal leaders to formulate relevant solutions for current and future business issues of highest priority. Details and register: www.regonline.com/la-december

    Dec 21

    Professional Coaches and Mentors Association Irvine Bonus Session: “Next Practices Coaching” Scott Hamilton keynote Anew generation of leaders is emerging while “boomer” experience and expertise has never been higher. How to leverage the 2 for both individual and organizational success? In this highly collaborative and case driven working session, participants will identify the top 5 levers and methods being used to develop teams for extraordinary performance. Details and register: www.pcmacoaches.com
  • Executive Next Practices Forum to Host Two Unique Sessions for SoCal C-Suite Executives in September

    Top Thought Leader Panelists Share New Practices in Business – from IT to Productivity LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY (September 10, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host two upcoming sessions for Los Angeles- and Orange County-area attendees. Orange County-area members can participate in the “ENP Technology Summit” on September 22; and Los Angeles executives are welcome to a session on syncing and mobilizing teams for critical shifts in strategy – “Targeted ‘FastBreak’ Execution.” “Both of these topics are top-of-mind for today’s business leaders,” says Scott Hamilton, Executive Next Practices Institute President and Co-founder of Allign. “Whether you’re looking to create teams with a stronger synergy or improve how technology supports your business, this month’s sessions will provide Southern California C-level executives an opportunity to collaborate on new, more effective approaches for their organizations.” ENP Technology Summit in Orange County, September 22 The Orange County session, which will be held on September 22 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Irvine, Calif., will feature local technology executives Ashwin Rangan, CIO, Edwards Life Sciences; Joel Manfredo, CTO, County of Orange; and Charles Araujo, President & CEO of IT Transformation Firm, CastlePointe. The three presenters will discuss a business-IT relationship model and what executives must be doing now to leverage greater value from their technology investments. The ENP Technology Summit is designed for C-suite business executives and IT executives to attend together to explore how IT is changing the entire organizational landscape. The ENP Technology Summit will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 a.m. at the Microsoft Technology Center – 3 Park Plaza, 16th Floor, Irvine, Calif. To register, visit www.regonline.com/oc-september2011. Targeted “FastBreak Execution” in Los Angeles, September 28 Thought leaders Robert Chartoff, CEO Chartoff Productions (Producer of Rocky Films, Raging Bull, others); Linda LoRe, CEO, Fredericks of Hollywood; and Paul David Walker, CEO, Genius Stone Partners will host the September 28 session at the Pepperdine/Graziadio School of Business and Management in Los Angeles, where executives will come together to discuss best practices to sync and mobilize their teams. “Targeted ‘FastBreak Execution,” will help business leaders across industries with ways to create a positive synergy within teams during critical shifts in strategy. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine/Graziado School of Business and Management – 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, Calif. To register, visit www.regonline.com/la-september2011. Both events include a complimentary continental breakfast. Early registration is encouraged as all ENP sessions fill quickly and no at door registrations are accepted. ENP gives its members a unique experience by delivering a highly-collaborative session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and relevant business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities. Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (CEO, CIO, HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach is aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship-building and powerful connections amongst business leaders. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@enpinstitute.com  or call 888.857.9722

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  • The New Age of Executive Branding

    Branding Gurus Share Insight on Establishing a Holistic Executive Brand to Enhance Your Company, Inside and Out Newport Beach, Calif. August 6, 2011) – In an increasingly complex market and growing global economy, executives are forced to re-examine their strategies, skills and strengths and apply them to the new age of business. The Executive Next Practices Forum – a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategy – recognizes that building a comprehensive executive brand is essential for its members, and executives must draw attention to their strengths to remain successful in the current economy. Scott Hamilton, President of the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENP) and Co-founder of Allign, says transparency is vital in today’s marketplace. “In a time where information is available at our fingertips, both customers and employees will feel more confident if they have a clear vision of who the leader is and where they are headed,” saysHamilton. “Executives who develop holistic individual brands will show their customers they are forward-thinking and accessible, and internally it will prove these leaders are maximizing their strengths to contribute to the company’s bottom line – gaining a synergy that wouldn’t be achieved otherwise.” Perception is Reality What has made executive branding so important today is the public’s growing awareness that perception is reality. Author of What’s Your BQ?, and ENP Advisory Board member , Sandra Sellani (www.EBQ100.com), uses Tiger Woods as an example: He built a career based on how he was perceived – and almost lost his career for the same reason. The public will never know the real Tiger Woods, as there are only perceptions by which to judge him. “Executives are the subject of perception – from peers, supervisors, subordinates. People will make decisions about that executive based on those perceptions whether the perceptions are right or wrong. Personal branding bridges the gap between perception and reality,” says Sellani. “By taking charge of your executive brand you create the perception.” Three Steps to Build Your Executive Brand Assess Where You Are Now. Google yourself – how are you being perceived now? Ask co-workers, friends and mentors what they believe your strengths to be – you might hear something you otherwise may not have believed to be a key quality that will help you re-focus your personal brand and perception. Ask Yourself This: “What do I want to be famous for?” It may not sound like a business-related question, but the answer will reveal an individual’s values and skill set. When people ask questions like, “What are my career goals?” or “What can I do to be successful?” the answers tend to focus on earnings, benefits or promotions. If executives lead with asking what they want to be known for, they’ll establish a brand that attracts organizations and people that value the same thing. Make a Plan. Establish an action plan that integrates your executive brand – how you want to be perceived – to strategic actions both inside and outside your organization. Find out what resources and new technologies you can utilize to enhance your executive brand and establish a plan of action moving forward that will maintain your new branding and provide consistency in your work. Strong Individuals Equate to Strong Teams Executives with an established brand will not only see personal benefits, but will also begin to notice their teams and company functioning more efficiently. “When everyone brings their own skills to the table, there’s a sense of self-awareness and transparency – the team becomes more cohesive and resourceful, because they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses,” says Hamilton. “Employees are a crucial manifestation of the corporate brand,” says Sellani. When individuals have a solid brand in place, it will help in reinforcing company culture and the perception the company wants to have. Take Google for example – the company has reinforced its role as a leader by taking in innovators and driven “braniancs” – people who keep the company fresh and dynamic. The employees who join Google continue to attract similar people, perpetuating the culture and the brand. Since the company is now well-established with a solid image, they can pick and choose amongst top candidates because what they have is sought after – the best people, creating the best products – strong corporate brands attract strong individual brands and the culture becomes self-perpetuating. Establishing an executive brand is essential in today’s marketplace – by taking the steps above, executives will make themselves more accessible to target consumers, colleagues and employees. Executives who are aware of their own strengths and make the best of use of them will lead companies to success and show true worth in the business world. About the Executive Next Practices Forum:The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders ( CEO,CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott.hamilton@enpinstitute.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Executive Next Practices Forum Examines a New Approach to Building a Learning Organization with Top SoCal Executives

    A Group of Executive Level Panelists Discuss the Importance of Developing a Learning and Adapting Workforce LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY (July 15, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host two upcoming sessions for Los Angeles- and Orange County-area attendees. “Learning – Innovation – Growth Link” will be held on August 3 in Los Angeles at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, and on August 4 at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, Irvine campus. Both events will begin at 7:30 a.m. “Staying competitive in today’s marketplace is growing increasingly complex with the integration of new technologies, expanding legislation and the escalating velocity of change,” says Scott Hamilton, Executive Next Practices Institute president and co-founder of Allign. “Today, more than ever, executives need to develop true learning teams. In this session, CEOs and talent development directors from major local companies will be on hand to share their next practices in leading dynamic workforces in a turbulent marketplace.” The ENP will host key leaders from Kinecta, Experian, Time Warner, Bank of America and others to share their insights about using new training techniques. Dr. Mark Allen, a practitioner faculty of the Pepperdine Organization Theory and Management, and editor and co-author of The Next Generation of Corporate Universities and The Corporate University Handbook will serve as the session’s keynote thought leader and moderator. Southern California business leaders who attend the “Learning – Innovation – Growth Link” presentation will analyze their current strategy and learn the risks of neglecting to implement targeted learning initiatives. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the strategy-learning link through specific case studies from companies such as Farmers Insurance, Kinecta and Mimi’s Café. ENP gives its members a unique experience by implementing a highly-collaborative session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and relevant business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities. Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach is aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship-building and powerful connections amongst business leaders. “The Learning – Strategy – Growth Link” will be held in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business – 6100 Center Drive West, Culver City, Calif. To register, visit www.regonline.com/la-august2011. The Orange County session will be held on Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine Graziado School of Business in Irvine – 18111 Von Karman Avenue # 209. To register, visit www.regonline.com/oc-august2011. Register for $65 on or before July 30 for either event. The registration fee increases to $95 thereafter. To request an invitation or more information, please contact Scott Hamilton at 888.857.9722 or scott@allignteam.com. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@allignteam.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup Worldwide, Discusses Leadership & Engagement Strategy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Olesen, Beyond Fifteen Communications 949-733-8679, stephanie@beyondfifteen.com SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER CONNECTION GROUP FOR THE C-SUITE WELCOMES TOP GALLUP EXECUTIVE TO DISCUSS LEADERSHIP & ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup Worldwide, Speaks to SoCal’s Top Executives at Executive Next Practices Forum Event on May 5 IRVINE, Calif. (April 15, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique “mastermind like” group for C-level executives to review leadership and business strategy, will host Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup and Executive Publisher of Gallup Press to speak at its next session on the theme of leadership and engagement. The event, “Leadership & Engagement: Key Drivers for Growth and Results,” will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Taco Bell World Headquarters in Irvine, Calif. “Based on the latest data from Gallup, Emond will uncover new strategies in engagement and encourage Southern California C-level executives to collaborate on completely new approaches to engage a five-generation workforce,” says Scott Hamilton, President of the Executive Next Practices Institute, and co-founder of Allign. “We look forward to Emond’s moderation of this upcoming event. Our events are unique in their highly collaborative format, and provide a chance for ENP members to look beyond technology and social resources– to build ideas off one another and look at their business in a new way. Our C-level peer-to-peer group can find new approaches for complex business problems—faster.” “Leadership & Engagement: Key Drivers for Growth and Results,” will introduce the Leadership-Engagement-Profitability Equation, and provide a format for senior level leaders to develop new solutions to today’s business challenges. Emond will use the latest Gallup data on behavioral economics to show the ENP membership how to support and connect with employees. The ENP gives its members a unique experience by implementing a highly-interactive session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and tactical business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities. Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach and aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship building and powerful connections amongst business leaders. “Leadership & Engagement: Key Drivers for Growth and Results,” will be held Thursday, May 5 with special guest speaker Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup Worldwide. The session begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Taco Bell worldwide headquarters in the Irvine Spectrum – 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA 92618. Registration on or before April 30 is $65, and increases to $95 thereafter. To register for the May 5 event, visit www.regonline.com/ocmay2011. To request an invitation to the event, or with questions, call 888.857.9722 or email scott@allignteam.com. The highly popular “Strategic Regulatory Compliance” session will be repeated on May 12 at Pepperdine University (Hughes Center near LAX) Register at www.regonline.com/lamay2011. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@allignteam.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • The CFO As Strategic Catalyst

    Today CEOs must execute with speed and accuracy. There is very little margin for error.Teams with clear missions, a sense of urgency, the stillness of a master, and explosive targeted actions are the ones that will win in the 21st century. A strong partnership between the CFO and the CEO are critical to this success. Targeted Fast Break Execution Companies must target and execute strategic opportunities before the competition, while being sure not to waste limited capital. False starts, not acting soon enough, or chasing windmills can create serious damage to a corporation. During a recession, many companies will take market share by taking advantage of weak competitors. But these actions must be well-targeted and fast to achieve strategic advantage. How Does The CFO Help or Hinder Saying “no” is easy for a CFO, and saying “yes” after uncomfortable conversations with your CEO can cause sweat to come out of hidden places in your body. For example, acquiring competitors with a good strategic positioning and a weak capital structure and/or using capital to create new capabilities while competitors are cutting back is risky, yet could lead to a dominant position in the future. Over-leveraging to do these and similar things can destroy a company when deals do not work out as planned. What is the balance, and what are the priorities for the CFO in the volatile 21st Century? A recent study by Deloitte & Touche USA found that, “While most CFOs are still striving to master their roles as steward, operator and strategist, one of the most significant challenges to becoming a catalyst is often getting other executives to agree that this is a role finance should be playing. It’s not something you can simply ask for, but rather something you grow into as other leaders recognize the value of finance’s contribution and increasingly turn to you for assistance and support with execution.” CFO Roles Steward: The steward protects and preserves the assets of the company by effectively managing risk and keeping the books accurate. • Operator: The operator conducts basic financial operations efficiently and effectively. • Strategist: The strategist influences the company’s overall direction. • Catalyst: The catalyst instills a financial mindset to execution and risk-taking throughout the company. When the CFO talks does the Executive team, and/or the board, lean closer in, or do they check their smart phones for email? Alfred H. Drewes, the CFO and senior vice president for Pepsi Bottling Group, says one of the things that “we talk a lot about here is creating financial literacy in the company.” Indeed, he continues, “that sounds like a lofty term, but what it really means is making sure that when the sales guy goes into a store, he has the tools to understand what the right price points are, what the right package mix is.” How To Be Seen as A Strategic Catalyst Having been a leadership consultant and business advisor to CEOs for the past 25 years,I have found the following to be key to becoming a Strategic Catalyst. • Know the business operating dynamics as well as the COO • Study the market opportunities of the business and find ways to finance entry • Always present creative financial solutions with several options • Continuously recruit motivated investment partners to bring to the table • Have strong long term relationships with the financial community outside the company • Do not set yourself up as the budget police, be part of the team • Never say no, always present the opportunities, risks, and suggested mitigations
    What Got You There Will Not Keep You There Most CFOs reached the top of an organization by being excellent with numbers, a great Controller, and being counted on by the CEO. But what gets you to the position of CFO, will not keep you there. Instead of providing accurate numbers, now you are expected to: • Work with and between the CEO and the Board of Directors • Have excellent pattern recognition that points to potential problems and opportunities • Help empower business strategies with financial partners from outside the company • Use your reputation in the financial community to create interest in investing • Help the CEO sell strategies to the Board, Management Team and the employees The bottom-line is, you have to move from “Steward” to “Strategic Catalyst” by integrating yourself into the team both professionally and interpersonally. For example: during one of my engagements, a bottoms up budgeting process was about 20% short of the goal the CEO and the CFO thought would increase the stock price. The CFO presented three graphs that showed the relationship between the targets they suggested and reduced value of the teams stock options, and the increased value should they commit to 20% more. These charts were so compelling that the management team committed to the higher goals instantly, as did the BOD later, even though it meant a lot more work. You will know you are succeeding when the team brings you into new business development meetings early, instead of waiting until they are done with their plans, and then trying to convince you and the CEO to invest the money. The CEO does not have time to teach you, and you cannot expect the Board to be teaching these skills. I strongly recommend you join a peer group of CFOs with strong a facilitator so you can learn from your peers, and experts on how to be a Strategic Catalyst. It will be an excellent investment in time and money. -Paul David Walker, Faculty Executive Next Practices.
  • Speaking Events

    Visit our newest page – Scott Hamilton Speaking Engagements – to learn about more forthcoming events from the ENP President. Have an idea for an upcoming event? Leave a comment, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn to share.
  • March 3 Event Recap – “How to Leverage Regulatory Compliance for Competitive Advantage"

    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S TOP EXECUTIVES REVEAL NEW GOVERNMENT REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE STRATEGIES AT EXECUTIVE NEXT PRACTICES FORUM Mimi’s Café, Fisher & Phillips, LLP and Employers Group Executives Come Together to Share Insight with Orange County Executives on New Legislative Policies and Strategies IRVINE, Calif. (March 9, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a mastermind group for C-level executives to review leadership and business strategy, welcomed Tim Pulido, president of Mimi’s Café; John Polson, senior partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP; and Mark Wilbur, CEO of Employers Group to moderate its March 3 event on government regulation and strategic compliance. The event, “How to Leverage Regulatory Compliance for Competitive Advantage,” drew a standing room only group of top Southern California business leaders. “The regulatory environment is only going to become more intense and difficult in the future, making it extremely important that companies take action now,” says Pulido. “It’s essential for business leaders to develop a culture of compliance, and to become active and have a strong voice of advocacy to influence future regulation and legislation.” Thursday’s event encouraged business leaders to uncover solutions for navigating complex business legislation in 2011. Moderated by Pulido, Polson and Wilbur, the session reviewed legislation that has already passed and advised C-level attendees to collaborate on strategies that successfully and cost-effectively manage the risk of non-compliance. Participants left with a better understanding of state and federal government regulation and tactics to engage their contemporaries. A key theme established during the event was the importance of communication from the C-level to its workforce. “Just a couple of years ago, union organization was rare in Southern California. That trend has dramatically changed, and our region is now the second most robust area of the country forming unions,” says Polson, who encouraged attendees to be proactive when it comes to new business legislation. “Keeping an open line of communication and maintaining employee satisfaction is essential to prevent union organization and government infringement on your company.” The ENP gives its members a unique experience by implementing a highly-interactive session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and tactical business practices. Rather than a “fly-by” networking experience, the ENP provides an environment for C-level executives to work together and build strong relationships. As an exclusive mastermind group, the ENP follows a “next practices” development method, unique from other organizations or associations. This approach is more effective and aligned with the goals of its members. Attendance is restricted to qualified senior internal executives and their key advisors (HR, CFO, CMO, COO). The next ENP session will be held on Thursday, May 5 with special guest speaker Larry Emond, CMO of Gallup Worldwide. The session, “Leading From Strength and Leveraging Engagement for Extraordinary Growth and Profitability ,” begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Taco Bell worldwide headquarters in the Irvine Spectrum – 1 Glen Bell Way, Irvine, CA 92618. Registration on or before April 10 is $65, and increases to $95 thereafter. To register for the May 5 event, visit www.regonline.com/ocmay2011. With questions, call 888.857.9722 or e-mail scott@allignteam.com. About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton, scott@allignteam.com or call 888.857.9722.

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  • 10 Reasons CEO’s Fail

    The First 100 Days of a CEO are crucial, but some will fail.  Here are the top ten reasons why:
    1. Tried to do too much
    2. Did too little
    3. Operated in a vacuum
    4. My way or the highway
    5. Politically/culturally tone deaf
    6. Too detailed, needed vision
    7. Good vision, poor execution
    8. More transparency
    9. Podium mentality
    10. Wrong skills/competencies for the job
    If you’re wondering how to avoid landing in the top ten, sign up for our Executive Next Practices Forum on Date (Link).