The Role of the Chief of Staff Working Group | Hosted by American Express | September 27, 2018 | New York, NY

Thursday | September 27, 2018

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LOCATION:  American Express Tower | 200 Vesey Street | New York, NY

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The role of a company senior executive today is becoming overwhelmingly busy as business challenges increase and rate of change accelerates.  Many organizations have created support roles to ensure that these executives spend their time on the most critical priorities for their company.  This working group will focus on one of those roles:  Chief of Staff. 

A few of the topics we will explore include:

  • What role does the chief of staff play?
  • What are the key responsibilities of this role?
  • What are the backgrounds and capabilities needed for a chief of staff?
  • How do companies select their chiefs of staff?
  • What does it take to be a good chief of staff? 
  • What challenges are unique to this role?
  • What are the key development/exposure opportunities in this role?
  • What is the career path or next role after chief of staff?

In preparation for the meeting, please spend some time reflecting on your own personal experiences in the above areas. During the meeting, we will spend time talking about some of these areas as well as others that are identified through the course of our conversations together.

If there are other specific issues you would like to discuss, please send them prior to the session to Beth Flynn-Ferry or Jo Hagin.  We look forward to seeing you in New York City.

This working session will run from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM with a continental breakfast and a working lunch.  The session is free of charge to CAHRS partner firms, but participation is limited to no more than 25 attendees.

Cornell Discussion Leader:
Beth Flynn-Ferry is the Executive Director of Cornells Center for Advanced HR Studies (CAHRS).

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