Organization Development Network of Western New York

Effective Leadership Pipeline Development Strategies and Solutions – The Global Development Center Case Study at Ingram Micro ODN of WNY February 2015 Meeting

Posted in Facilitation, Meeting Notes, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on January 15, 2015

Effective Leadership Pipeline & Development Strategies and Solutions:

The Global Development Center Case Study at Ingram Micro

Presenter: Erin Johnson is Director of Development

  • When: Thursday, February 12th, 2015 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
  • Where: Canisius Center for Professional Development 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226
Meeting Overview:

For many organizations, the rate of change can be overwhelming as they try to respond to fluctuating and sometimes unstable market forces. More than ever, companies around the globe need leaders who are ready to rise to the challenge but research indicated that only a quarter of organizations are equipped to move managers into the executive ranks.

This session will present an innovative Development Center process instituted at Ingram Micro, beginning in 2011, which has continued to drive key development strategies to support succession planning and high-potential development need with a significant return on investment and extensive executive leadership involvement along the way.

During this overview you’ll learn how Ingram Micro:
  • Implemented a methodology to accelerate manager development and prepare them for the executive ranks.
  • Gain commitment from the CEO and top leaders to implement the Development Center in all regions around the world.
  • Establish top executives as Development Center ‘staff’, reinforcing their key role in personally being responsible for building long-term bench strength.
  • Improved senior executive selection and assessment skills for placing employees into executive roles.
  • Tested for specific development gaps on key leadership competencies and implemented personalized interventions.
  • And moved from deep to broad, enterprise-wide succession planning and leadership development

Erin Johnson is Director of Development for Ingram Micro, a Fortune 100 company and the world’s largest technology solutions provider. Erin joined Ingram Micro in 2006 as Human Resource Business Partner and served as the leader of human resources for Ingram Micro’s US sales, marketing, and logistics organizations through 2012, providing strategic HR leadership and workforce planning for go-to-market strategies, succession planning, talent acquisition, organizational development, and compliance. While in this role, Erin developed and led the company’s first global General Manager Development program focused on developing current executives to take on more advanced, global leadership roles. In 2013, Erin was named Director of Learning & Development for Ingram Micro’s North America region and is responsible for the company’s talent development strategies, executive succession planning, and Ingram Micro’s sales and leadership performance programs.


Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right.


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