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First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Light breakfast included

Hosted by the Human Capital  Committee
In today's global economy, multinational companies face significant challenges in recruiting, developing and retaining talented employees.   Compounding this challenge is the critical need for employees to operate across cultures in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected landscape.
The Institute of International Education, one of the world's leading non-profits in higher education and training, is at the forefront of developing programs that foster talent worldwide.   Mr. Jonah Kokodyniak, Deputy Vice President for Strategic Development, will present on how the evolving education landscape is impacting talent development and how companies can best harness the sector to meet their talent development goals.   Some of the topics covered will include:
Corporate Investments in Higher Education. Corporations and governments spend billions of dollars each year to develop talent and this discussion will look at innovative models for how business can work with the higher education sector. Among other examples, the government of Brazil is working with over 100 leading companies to provide 100,000 students with opportunities to study overseas, while companies like Exxon Mobil, Cargill and GE among others have built innovative initiatives to build the next generation of leaders in the sciences, business, agriculture and engineering globally.
We will especially look at the myriad factors that determine the success and impact of scholarship programs.
Student Mobility and a Focus on STEM Fields. Today, more than 4 million students study at universities outside of their home country. Of these, more than 750,000 are studying at universities in the U.S. – with the highest number coming from China and over 60% pursuing degrees in the STEM fields, business or management. China itself is now host to more than 292,000 foreign students, and it is estimated that by 2020, more than 50% of the world's PhDs in the STEM fields will live in India and China. New universities and educational hubs emerge nearly every day, with many in development across Asia.
Key questions for the discussion will include:
-When have talent development programs been transformational? When have they failed? What are the lessons learned from their achievements and challenges?
-How can companies best align their talent needs with student mobility trends, national scholarship programs and the development of new universities? 
-How can the private sector, governments and universities work together to meet changing domestic, regional, and global needs?


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