Upcoming and Past Presentations

February 2017

Gary W. Craig and J. Robert “Bob” Carleton will present Beating the Odds: Building a Deal-Maker’s Credibility by Ensuring a Quickly Successful Deal with Legs for the Longer-Term at the Alliance for Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors (AM&AA) Winter Conference in Las Vegas at the Bellagio on February 2, 2017.

July 2016

Gary Craig recently joined the Alliance for Mergers and Acquisitions Advisors (AM&AA) when he presented at their Summer Conference in Chicago July 2016. As a member of a panel with Chelsea Wood, Mark Walztoni and Brian Steffens, CM&AA, moderator, presenting “Odds are your deal will fail: Tips to prevent ‘culture clash’ and organizational misalignment from destroying deal value.” Gary is now a member of the International Committee, the Summer Conference Committee for 2017 and a member of the task force working to launch a chapter of AM&AA in the Denver-Rocky Mountain region.

2012

April 2012

Vector Group Principals will participate in the International Society for Performance Improvement’s Signature Event This year is the “Anniversary Barrel” which celebrates ISPI’s 50th anniversary! This year, ISPI will end the conference with this fun and highly energetic tradition featuring roundtables hosted by experts in the field. Presenters deliver three, 20-minute presentations on topics of their choice. Bob Carleton will present Organizational Performance: Getting Beyond an Individual Focus and Gary Craig will present Conducting an Operational Analysis: Getting It Done!

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2011

October 2011

at the monthly meeting of the of the International Society for Performance Improvement-Front Range Chapter on October 19, 2011 in Denver, CO. Copies of Bob’s new book Implementation and Management of Performance Improvement Plans published by HRD Press will be available for purchase.

April 2011

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Bob Carleton and Gary Craig will co-present an educational session on Collective Incompetence: The Real Truth About Organizations at THE Performance Improvement Conference in Orlando, FL on April 12, 2011 at 11:45am. Bob will facilitate a “Cracker Barrel” session on Organizational Performance: Getting Beyond an Individual Focus and Gary will facilitate a similar session on Energy Investment Model: Assessing Attitude and Commitment. Rather than the usual 60 minute educational session, the Cracker Barrels consist of three 20-minute rounds with a different audience for each round.

March 2011

Bob Carleton presented Alignment: The Critical Component in Successful Change to the American Society for Training and Development-Rocky Mountain Chapter on March 23, 2011.

September 2010

Bob Carleton was invited to speak at the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association on September 22, 2010. He presented Alignment: The Critical Component in Successful Change.

 

April 2010

Gary Craig was invited to serve as Chair for the “One Society” Taskforce of the International Society for Performance Improvement. This taskforce is charged with building a business model supporting Chapter/Society integration to achieve “one society.” The purpose of One Society is to generate value for the Society and its affiliated chapters by providing financial, material and service resources by 2015 so that the Society is able to increase membership, conference attendance, and number of Certified Performance Technologists.

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Gary Craig, Managing Partner of Vector Group, LLC, will attend THE Performance Improvement Conference at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California. This is the annual spring conference of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

 

 

 

Bob Carleton and Vector Group, LLC, announces the release of his new book, Implementation and Management of Performance Improvement Plans: Emphasizing Group and Organizational Interventions, published by HRD Press this month.

 

Bob Carleton will present Alignment: The Critical Component is Successful Change for the American Society for Training and Development Rocky Mountain Chapter in Denver, CO on March 23, 2011.

March 2010

Gary Craig presented Leadership: From Neanderthal to Dilbert-Not Much Change in 50,000 Years for the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)-Northern Rockies Chapter on March 16, 2010 in Ft. Collins, Colorado.

November 2009

Bob Carleton and Gary Craig are traveling to Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria to further refine and develop a strategic alliance with MacTay Consulting. Vector Group will explore opportunities in Africa and possibly sourcing a Vector-Africa office.

September 2009

J. Robert “Bob” Carleton was invited to speak at the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Fall Conference in St. Louis on September 24, 2009. His Symposia Session was on Value Chain Analysis: A Shorter But Sufficient Systemic Organizational Analysis. ISPI describes these symposia sessions as “guided by leading experts who present key concepts to the audience. Session leaders facilitate further exploration of the symposia topics as well as discussion about practical applications. This popular element of the fall conference offers high-level, in-depth discussions that
promise to deliver information, ideas, and solutions.” Bob also presented Cultural Due Diligence in a “bagel barrel” session on 9/24.

Bob Carleton presented Alignment: The Critical Component in Successful Change for the Turnaround Management Association-Rocky Mountain Chapter in Denver, CO September 22, 2010.

2009

Bob Carleton presented a full-day workshop on Beyond Individual Performance: Performance Improvement at the Enterprise Level for the International Society for Performance Improvement-Austin Chapter on November 6, 2009 in Austin, Texas at the Goodwill Community Center.

Bob Carleton was an invited guest speaker at the 41st Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria. CIPMN is the equivalent of SHRM in Nigeria. The conference was held October 21 – 23, 2009 at the Abuja International Conference Centre in Abuja, Nigeria.

Bob Carleton, ISPI Fall Conference, September 24 – 25, 2009. Facilitated “bagel barrels” on the topic of Cultural Due Diligence and presented a symposium on his new thinking on Value Chain Analysis – A Shorter But Sufficient Systemic Organizational Analysis.

Bob Carleton, Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management, Post-Merger Integration: Mastering M&A Intangibles, July 14-17, 2009 • Carnegie Mellon University • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2008

Bob Carleton, A Focus on Performance Management and Employee Development to Improve Business Results – A Case Study.  Invited address, ISPI Fall Conference on Organizational Change, Albuquerque, September 26, 2008

2007

 Bob Carleton,Organizational Alignment – A 9-Step Method for Maximizing Organizational Performance.  Invited address, ISPI Fall Conference on Organizational Change, Phoenix, Sept. 29, 2007.

 

Bob Carleton, Dramatic Change on a Shoestring – Radical approaches to rapid organizational transformation.   Invited research address, International Society for Performance Improvement, International Conference, San Francisco, May 1, 2007

2006

 

Bob Carleton, Chaos and Emergence as Tools in Organizational Transformation,  Invited Research Address, ISPI Europe, Middle East and Africa annual conference,  Prague, October 13, 2006

 

Bob Carleton, When Worlds Collide: The Need for Cultural Assessment and Integration.  Invited address, Human Resource Professionals Association of Ontario Annual Conference, Toronto, Feb. 1, 2006

2005

 

Bob Carleton,Organizational Alignment in Practice: Matching daily behavior of individuals and groups to organizational needs.  ISPI conference on Management of Organizational Performance, Las Vegas, NV, Sept. 23. 2005.

Bob Carleton,Thinking At The Enterprise Level, ISPI Europe, Middle East and Africa annual conference, Invited Research Presentation, Berlin, Germany,  September 16, 2005.

Bob Carleton, Mergers and Acquisitions: The Vital Role of Intercultural Integration, two-day invited workshop, Lagos, Nigeria, September 8, 2005 

Bob Carleton, Systemic Analysis and Intervention: Managing Process and Practice to Achieve Organizational Effectiveness, ISPI, Conference Masters Series, Vancouver, B.C., April 14, 2005

2004

Bob Carleton,Total System Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions, International Society for Performance Improvement, international conference, Tampa, FL, April 22, 2004

Bob Carleton, When Worlds Collide:  The case for cultural assessment and integration in mergers and acquisitions.  International Association of Science and Technology for Development, MIT, Boston, November 2004