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Seymour Adler and Brian Ruggeberg - Building Integrated and Sustainable Leadership Development Programs

  • NYU Wasserman Center 13 East 13th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Please join us on Wednesday, March 13th for our next event! Seymour Adler and Brian Ruggeberg will be speaking about leadership development programs.

We hope to see you there!
The METRO Board

Event Title: Building Integrated and Sustainable Leadership Development Programs

Event Description:

This session will focus on the critical conceptual and design factors to building or enhancing integrated and successful high-potential programs in organizations. The presenters, Seymour Adler and Brian Ruggeberg, from Aon’s Leadership Talent Advisory practice, will discuss recent research on leadership development programs and draw on their extensive experience obtained from multiple organizational settings, designing and implementing high potential programs.

Presenter Bios:

Seymour Adler, PhD is a Partner in the Leadership Talent Advisory practice at Aon where he partners with leading U.S. and global organizations in both the private and public sectors in the development and implementation of leadership development, talent assessment, succession, and talent management programs.  Seymour was a founder and principal of Assessment Solutions Incorporated, a firm he helped take public in 1997, which was acquired by Aon in 2001. In addition to a 40-year career as a practitioner, Seymour has taught in graduate programs at Purdue University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University, New York University, and currently is an adjunct professor at Hofstra University’s doctoral program in Applied Organizational Psychology.   A graduate of the Doctoral Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at New York University, Seymour is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association, has served as President of Metro, and has contributed extensively to both the scientific and practitioner literatures in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.  At the upcoming SIOP Conference next month, Seymour will be receiving SIOP’s Distinguished Professional Contributions Award.

Brian J. Ruggeberg is a Partner in Aon’s Talent practice and has served as the Talent Enablement leader for the overall Talent practice, the co-leader of the National Staffing and Development group, and Northeast regional practice leader for the overall Human Capital practice of Aon Consulting. 

Dr. Ruggeberg has over 25 years of consulting experience and has been involved in the development and implementation of various assessment and selection, leadership assessment and development, performance management, succession management, and training programs.  He has experience in several different industry sectors including healthcare, pharmaceutical, government, technology, telecom, finance, insurance, manufacturing, hospitality/restaurant, education, and utilities.  Key clients include Microsoft, Darden, Penske, American Express, Chick-fil-A, Procter & Gamble, Visiting Nurse Association,  Texas Mutual, Verizon, Hawaiian

Telcom, Twitter, Lovesac, Beiersdorf, Walgreens, Gemdale USA, The Port Authority or NY&NJ, The Government of Bermuda, Ahold, Stop&Shop Supermarkets, Dow Jones/News Corporation, SC Fuels, Health Concepts, General Atomics, Omidyar Network, Southern California Edison, LAAD, and JDRF. In addition, Dr. Ruggeberg has served as an executive coach and assessment professional for a multitude of other organizations.

Prior to joining Aon in 1996, Dr. Ruggeberg served as an independent consultant and worked with organizations such as Bell Atlantic; BellSouth; Canon Virginia, Inc.; Norfolk Southern Corp.; and the Office of Personnel Management. 

His areas of expertise include:  job analysis and competency modeling; design and validation of assessment and selection programs; design, conduct, and evaluation of training programs; design and implementation of performance management/appraisal systems; survey design and conduct; leadership assessment and development, succession management, and executive coaching.  Dr. Ruggeberg has coached leaders at all organizational levels from front-line supervisors to CEOs and corporate boards.

Dr. Ruggeberg graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell College and an M.S. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.  Dr. Ruggeberg is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial-Organization Psychology (SIOP), and was the 2002-2003 President of the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology (METRO). He is also a founding member of the I/O Corporate Advisory Board for Hofstra University and the Corporate Advisory Board for Farmingdale State College SUNY, has contributed to various book chapters and journal articles, and has conducted more than 60 presentations at professional conferences.