Redefining Leadership: Mars on Investing in the Well-Being and Happiness of People

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: Future Workplace Webinars
By: Summer Davies, Global Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Mars, Inc. and Jeanne Meister, Executive Vice President, Executive Networks, and Founder, Future Workplace Academy

Whether your employees are in Tokyo or Topeka, you want to be able to provide a great leadership development experience. Yet what does that really look like in a world of work where disruption has changed what we do, how we do it, where we do it from, and what skills are needed to do it right?

Join Jeanne Meister, founding partner & author at Future Workplace, and Summer Davies, Global Senior Manager, Leadership Development at Mars, Incorporated, for a hands-on exploration of the shifting needs in leadership development. You’ll hear what Mars, a family-owned global pet care, confectionery, and food business, with 11,000 managers worldwide and 2,000 first-time managers each year, is doing to prepare its next generation of leaders.

You’ll come away from this dynamic discussion with a better understanding of:

  • How to create localized experiences that advance your global culture and L&D goals
  • How science—when used correctly—is revolutionizing L&D outcomes
  • The evidence-based benefits of 1:1 coaching for new managers

You’ll also hear how the company’s decision to integrate evidence-based leadership coaching into its newly-launched Great Line Managers’ Experience Program (GLMe) has significantly benefited its worldwide managers.


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Summer Davies
Summer Davies

Global Senior Manager, Leadership Development, Mars, Inc.

Summer is a driven and enthusiastic leader, passionate about leadership and organizational performance. Summer believes that work should bring purpose and fulfillment to all people; and that organizations are responsible for creating an environment where engagement thrives. Summer started her career in the Equine industry where she learned that tenacity and grit blended with grace, creates elegant solutions both in the barn and in business. Summer joined Mars in 2007 running one of the 1,000+ Banfield Pet Hospitals. In 2010 she changed roles, finding her true home in the world of leadership development. In her current role, Summer has global responsibility for leadership development through the Leadership College of Mars University. Summer is specifically focused on the development of first time people leaders.

Jeanne Meister
Jeanne Meister

Executive Vice President, Executive Networks, and Founder, Future Workplace Academy

Jeanne C. Meister is a founding partner of Future Workplace, an HR executive network and research firm. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award, presented by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) to one executive each year honoring that individual's body of work. Jeanne is the co-author of the bestselling book The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today and co-author of the upcoming book The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees. Jeanne is also a contributor to Forbes. She lives in New York City and regularly speaks on how to prepare for the future of working and learning.


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