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"Influence in Horizontal Organizations" Philadelphia Country Club Members - $32.00 Guests - $35.00

When: Weds., October 28, 2015
7:30 am until 10:00 am
Where: Philadelphia Country Club
1601 Spring Mill Road
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania  19035
United States
Contact: Maureen Waddington

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Human Capital Management

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Philadelphia Country Club, 7:30-10 am



Horizontal Leadership:

How to Be Effective in a Cross-Functional World


With Cassie Solomon, The New Group Consulting, Inc.



Most of us will spend more and more time in the “horizontal” organization as our careers advance – the cross-functional groups that cut across firms to bring together different functional and professional perspectives.


Chances are, your time there will feel unproductive, frustrating and stagnant.

And the skills that you have been rewarded for up until now will not help you here.


What can you do to become more productive and successful in the horizontal organization? 


Cassie Solomon, a regular faculty member in Wharton’s executive education programs and the co-author of Leading Successful Change:  8 Keys to Making Change Work published by Wharton Digital Press in 2013, will lead a discussion on:


·         The characteristics of the horizontal organization

·         The new skills that you will need to thrive in this environment

·         How to lead and participate in successful cross-functional teams

·         How to improve the quality of cross-functional team meetings

·         How to sponsor change and help others recognize what sponsorship really involves

Cassie will share her experiences and stories gathered from over 20 years of experience in coaching senior leaders.


Cassie Solomon teaches, writes and consults in the areas of organizational change, leadership effectiveness, role negotiation and executive coaching.   She has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an undergraduate degree in Organizational Behavior from Yale University.   She is the president of The New Group Consulting, an organizational change management firm with deep, specific expertise in RACI solutions and the many ways they can be a powerful tool to transform a company’s organizational design and culture.


Through her website,, Cassie facilitates cross-functional teams for global companies and has worked all over the world.  

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