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In the new global business context, with the uncertainties and opportunities it brings, companies are once again seeking a strong strategic position for growth. While some business improvement approaches are targeting leaner execution and process optimization, often called exploitation, others are seeking new opportunities for growth or exploration.

Both exploration and exploitation are needed and should be in balance. However, we have found that the traditional company cultures and the HR hiring profiles were designed for employees to exploit the current business and not for employees to help explore new opportunity.

To sieze new opportunities, HR leaders are looking to new skills, competencies and mindsets, and adapting their hiring, training and professional development. Where CEO's can make a big  difference is bringing all company stakeholders – management, employees, customers, ecosystem partners – into a new rhythm and cocreative conversation. CEOs and CHRO's together can have the biggest potential impact – by changing their own organizational context and environment (culture) and developing all the talents and capabilities we need for our new agile age.

Presenters will introduce you a new holistic framework for leading your company and teams to an adaptive, agile, entrepreneurial style. The framework is a model for "business opportunity and solution discovery" called the NextGen Business Competencies radar. The radar can be a management guide and reference model and also a tool for HR leaders to assess and measure the innovation competencies and skills in their firms, to help focus on areas where maturity is needed.


Kupe Kupersmith

As the founder of KupeTalks and the Atlanta Engagement Director, Market Rate Consulting, Kupe’s main objective is to help you connect, collaborate, and be ready for the future. For the past 20 years Kupe has been helping organizations achieve business value with an improv advantage. Kupe is an author, keynote speaker, coach and a trained improve actor. Kupe serves as a mentor for business professionals and he has excellent success in building and maintaining relationships at all levels of the organization. You will find more about Kupe on http://www.kupetalks.com/

Curtis Michelson

Founder and principal of the Orlando-based consulting studio Minds Alert  Minds Alert facilitates strategic conversations with clients in publishing, media and academia to envision new products, services and business models aligned with emerging trends. As a global speaker and trainer, Curtis covers topics related to strategic innovation approaches, new business competencies, agile transformation, business modeling and enterprise design. As an Agile Coach & Certified facilitator through Agile Transformation he helps teams engage in critical organizational conversations that are challenged or blocked.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 14.00 p.m. to 16.00 p.m.


15th floor of the RadissonBlu Plaza Hotel, Bratislavska cesta 8, Ljubljana


13.30 – 14.00 Registration

14.00 – 15.15 Kupe Kupersmith & Curtis Michelson

15.15 – Q&A 

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Members of AmCham Slovenia have a 15 % discount with the key "AmCham".