Development Program

Day 1


8:30amIntroductions and Session Objectives

M&A Essentials: Creating the Foundation to Drive Deal Value

  • Critical Business and Human Capital Success Factors
  • M&A HR Playbook: Core Competencies to Support Transaction Readiness

Setting the Context: Pre-deal Strategy and Planning

  • DEAL SIMULATION: Understanding the Drivers Behind a Deal; Building a Business Context Document


Strategic Due Diligence — Identifying Critical Executive and Employee Issues; Retaining Key Talent

  • DEAL SIMULATION: Analyzing People Risks and Opportunities During Diligence

Communications and Managing the Employee Experience

  • DEAL SIMULATION: Developing a Communication and Change Management Strategy That Accelerates the Path to Value

5:30pmWrap-up of Day One: Key Takeaways

Day 2


8:30amAchieving Results Through Culture: Aligning Organizational Strategy, Structure, Processes, and People

  • DEAL SIMULATION: Determining Cultural Attributes and Drivers of Change

Integration: People Practices That Matter

  • Workforce Planning/Design
  • Talent Management
  • Rewards
  • Human Capital Organization and Operations


A Systematic Approach to Integration Planning and Execution

Getting the Right Support: The Role of the Project Management Office (PMO)

  • DEAL SIMULATION: Building an Integration Plan to Speed the Transition

4:00pmTaking It Forward: Applying Session Learnings to Drive Deal Value