General Mills, Flextronics Among Companies Presenting at i4cp's 2011 Annual Conference

Stephen M.R. Covey, Dr. John Sullivan, Marshall Goldsmith, John Cone and Bill Price among expert speakers

Seattle, WA (September 23, 2010) - The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the world's largest and fastest-growing network focused on the practices of high-performance organizations, announced today the agenda and speakers for its i4cp Annual Conference 2011: Next Practices of High-Performance Organizations, to take place at the InterContinental Montelucia in Scottsdale, AZ from March 15-18, 2011.

"i4cp has experienced over 60% member growth in 2010 and we're expecting record attendance at 2011's conference," said Kevin Oakes, i4cp's CEO. "Each year, i4cp's conference is consistently ranked as a top benefit by our member organizations for its vendor and consultant-free networking atmosphere, as well as for the senior-level, strategically focused sessions. It's truly one of the most unique events each year in the human capital industry."

i4cp's line-up of presenters - leading industry experts as well as executives from the world's top companies - will explore, discuss and reveal what defines high-performance organizations and the next practices that lead to business success. Each workshop, presentation and panel will contribute to a greater understanding of the five human capital domains of high-performance organizations that i4cp research has uncovered, and provide practical examples of what's working in world-class companies.

i4cp's 2011 Annual Conference speakers and topics include:

  • The Speed of Trust
    Stephen M.R. Covey, Global Practice Leader, Global Speed of Trust Practice
    Renowned thought leader Stephen M.R. Covey challenges the age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver.
  • i4cp Member Strategy Presentation
    Kevin Wilde, VP of Organization Effectiveness and CLO, General Mills
    Kevin Wilde is responsible for world-wide people and organization growth at General Mills, including talent management, executive development and the Leadership Institute. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine selected Kevin as CLO of the year.
  • Impactful Things HR Should Be Doing, But Often Doesn't
    Dr. John Sullivan, Author, Advisor and Professor
    Dr. John Sullivan is known worldwide as a provocateur and strategist in human resources and talent management.
  • Applying the Lessons of "Best Service"
    Bill Price, President, Driva Solutions
    Author of the bestselling book The Best Service is No Service, Bill will present the 7 Principles that the world's leading organizations have applied.
  • Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lost It
    Marshall Goldsmith, Author of "MOJO"
    A recognized executive coach and author, Marshall will present practical tools and tips for finding more happiness and meaning at work and home.
  • Institutionalizing the Flextronics Culture
    Paul Humphries, EVP of Worldwide HR, Flextronics International
    Paul will discuss how the Flextronics culture was reinvented and institutionalized over the last four years, a period in which business grew from $15 to $30 billion.
  • John Coné: A History of Failure
    John Coné, Principal, 11th Hour Group
    In his 30+ year career working with organizations to move the needle on employee performance, John has participated in, and even lead, some colossal wastes of time and resources. In this unique presentation, John will share some of those failures.

In addition to its keynote speakers, attendees will participate in roundtable discussions, interactive interviews and member panels, including a session on the future of HR moderated by Laurie Ruettimann.

Additional speakers, member panelists and more will be announced soon.

For a full schedule of results and more information, visit

About i4cp, inc.

i4cp is the fastest growing and largest corporate network focused on the practices of high-performance organizations. Through a combination of peer networking, human capital research, tools and technology, we enable high performance by:

  • Revealing what high-performance organizations are doing differently
  • Identifying best and next practices for all levels of management
  • Providing the resources to show how workforce improvements have bottom-line impact

With more than 40 years of experience and the industry's largest team of human capital analysts, i4cp is the definitive destination for organizations seeking innovative ways to improve workforce productivity. For more information, visit

Erik Samdahl
Erik is the head of marketing at i4cp, and has nearly 20 years in the market research and human capital research industry.