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HR and Business Collaboration for Leadership Development: Why It is Important and Ways to Make It Happen

Date: April 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m. ET / 19:00 BST
Presenter: Andrea Derler, Ph.D., Leadership and Succession Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Andrea MacArthur, Vice President, Learning & Development, Erie Insurance
Location: Online Webinar
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Well-functioning collaborative relationships between HR, L&D and business leaders are one of the most important drivers of an organization’s business and leadership outcomes. Leading companies for which strong ties between HR and business functions prevail tend to experience strategically better aligned leadership development initiatives, higher levels of business leader engagement and a strong sense of shared responsibility in growing leaders in the company.

While the potential benefits may seem obvious, we also found that HR and business leaders often do not work together as a team1. In fact, they even disagree on some important questions around leadership development — a scenario that can lead to ill-aligned and siloed leadership programs, a blind search for the value, and, in worst cases, cost-cutting measures of programs altogether.

In this webinar, our special guest from Erie Insurance, Andrea MacArthur, Vice President, Learning & Development will join Andrea Derler, Ph.D. to discuss:

  • Why collaboration between HR and business leaders matters
  • Where HR and business leaders often agree and disagree
  • What solid working relationships between HR and business leaders can look like
  • What specific action steps HR and business leaders can take to join forces

Participants will learn about our newest research findings and hear firsthand how Erie Insurance’s talent team established and maintains close and productive working relationships with leaders across the business.

1. Based on our sample of more than 2,000 global HR and Business leaders