Executive Education sponsored by Birchtree Global, LLC

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Birchtree Global is committed to peer reviewed research and life-long learning. Birchtree Global is speaking at or sponsoring the following programs:

Global Business Risks and Challenges

Date: March 7, 2017, Richmond, VA

Speaker: Dr. Janet L. Walsh will be the keynote speaker for the 11th Annual Virginia Commonwealth University 2017 RISC Trends Conference in Richmond, VA.

Topic:  There are three major categories of workforce risks-Risks from not having the right workforce information; Risks from not having the right people; and Safety risks from not taking care of people resources. How do global businesses recognize risks, evaluate risks, and respond to risks? Dr. Janet L. Walsh answers these questions and provides examples of what companies do to reduce risk and improve their competitive position in the global market.

4.0 GPHR and 4.0 SPHR recertification credits

Audience: Global HR and business professionals, insurance professionals

To register: https://business.vcu.edu/departments-and-centers/risk-and-insurance-studies-center/risc-conference/


Can Employees Really ‘Go Local’?

Date: March 9, 2017, New York, NY

Speakers: Sean Luitjens, Strategy and Product Executive Director, AIRINC, and Lisa Johnson, Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services, Crown World Mobility

Topic: Can employees really ‘go local’ when they transfer to another country? More companies are trying it. Localization, local-to-local, Local Plus mobility approaches aren’t new in our industry but they are gaining popularity as a result of a few key shifts. Join global mobility experts Lisa Johnson from Crown World Mobility and Sean Luitjens from AIRINC as they discuss how organizations have successfully implemented localization programs, a few of the continuing challenges and connect with other HR professionals.GPHR and 1.0 SHRM recertification credits.

Audience: Global HR and business professionals

To register: https://www.forum-expat-management.com/users/18306-cathy-heyne/posts/14873-fem-new-york-chapter-meeting-03-09-17?inf_contact_key=656369909f1147262a062ad8481cf71baad5e195ecd49193f4c396edfd0baee6


HR Considerations in Cuba Market Entry

Date: March 10, 2017, Webinar

Speaker: Dr. Janet L. Walsh

Topic: Dr. Janet L. Walsh will present a summary of her doctoral research on Cuba market entry, specifically focused on implications for HR leaders. This program describes in detail how the HR leader will play a critically important role in Cuba market entry. Lessons learned from successful companies show HR leaders play a pivotal role in shaping the skills and experience companies need to be successful in this country. This talk has broad implications for HR leaders in developing nimble, responsive and connected organizations.

1.5 GPHR and 1.5 SPHR-SPC recertification credits

Audience: Global HR and business leaders

To register: https://attendee.gototraining.com/rt/699959378525364482


Uncertainty and Global Growth in 2017 – How do They Go Together?

Date: March 30, 2017, Denver, CO

Speaker: Dr. Bart van Ark, EVP and senior economist and senior strategist The Conference Board

Topic: While the world has entered a period of greater political uncertainty, the impact on economic and business growth has been mixed so far. In the short term, uncertainties are being enjoyed by financial markets and even amongst non-financial businesses there is a positive sense of change due to new directions in fiscal policy and regulation. For the medium term, however, there are no signs yet that policy changes will alter the trend. While business needs to stay focused on strengthening qualitative growth factors, such as skills, technology and innovation, possible disruptive forces from trade policies create substantial downside risks around the medium-term growth outlook. Some key learnings from this presentation are: -Help business leaders understand the growth projections and underlying drivers for countries and regions around the world. -Assess the key risk and opportunities around the world, in particular from the new U.S. administration, Brexit, and the relationships with Russia and China. -Obtain an informed view about the differences between trends, shocks and disruptions, and how businesses leaders can respond to each of those. -How to prepare your company for digital transformation in age of rising labor and skill shortages.

1 GPHR and 1 SHRM SPC recertification credits.

Audience: Senior Executives, VP and above

For more information contact: walsh@birchtreeglobal.com



Birchtree Global and McAleer Gray sponsors the Denver International Executive Resource Group in Denver, CO. The IERG (www.iergonline.org) sponsors webinars for members and invited guests. For 2017 the webinars include the following subjects:

Global business leaders interested in attending a program please contact walsh@birchtreeglobal.com for additional information.

Intended audience: Senior global executives


– Advisory Board Opportunities in Europe

– Landing US Board Seats

– 21st Century Leadership: 20th Century Leaders Would Fail


– CyberSecurity ; Beyond anti-virus

– Aligning business strategy with search engine optimization, (SEO), for improved online presence and return on investment

– Big Data


– Good Times, Bad Times, Investments in a Volatile Election Year


– Finding Authentic High Potential Talent in the Crowd


– Re-crafting Global Strategy in a Volatile World