2013 A GMAC Roundtable

May 2-3, 2013


2013 A GMAC Roundtable

A GMAC Roundtable

We hope you enjoyed A GMAC Roundtable!

This exclusive, invitation only, event was designed for a select group of Admissions Directors at GMAC member schools only. During the event, attendees had a rich discussion including initiatives and insights in which GMAC could help them do the business of business school better.

Are you ready for the 2020 workplace? This roundtable led attendees through a session by Rick Von Feldt, the leader of Kolaborative, a firm focusing on creating culture and capability for organizations who realize the dramatic changes happening between today and the year 2020. Collectively, the group explored the topic of the 2020 workplace through interactive dialogue and workshops, as well as highlights from GMAC research and product development.

Please contact us at programs@gmac.com with any questions.

Travel & Accommodation


GMAC will cover your expenses related to attendance, including coach airfare, reasonable ground transportation and parking expenses, hotel, and the event registration fee according to the travel guidelines.

All travel, with the exception of driving, must be booked through the Council's travel agency, Key Travel Blue. Please fill out the travel form, and submit it by phone, email, or fax to the travel agency no later than April 12.

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The Council will arrange and cover up to two hotel nights for international attendees and one hotel night for North American attendees associated with attendance at the event. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to make hotel reservations.

Keynote Description

Are You Ready for the 2020 Workplace?

Changes taking place in the world between 2011 and 2020 will end a thirty year period in which we will be left with the largest workplace change of any decade in the last 100 years.

4 fundamental shifts are creating an urgent need to reconsider the nature of how work gets done inside companies and organizations.

Disruption fueled by a shift from the Industrial Revolution to the Internet Revolution demands we do things differently. Technology is being reinvented at breakneck speed. Social Networks redefine our old style of hierarchical leadership.  Globalization and the changing face of the world will create a desperate talent contest. And on top of that, the largest generational shift in history will leave the Millennials to steward a culture that is profoundly different than our work environments of today.

Rick Von Feldt, Workplace Futurist, will guide you through the shifts, and help you decide if we and our organizations are ready.

Keynote Bio

Rick Von Feldt

As a workplace futurist, Rick leads Kolaborative, a firm focusing on creating culture and capability for organizations who realize the dramatic changes happening between today and the year 2020. He is passionate about the dramatic changes happening in the next seven years, as the intersection of four shifts (technology, global, social and generational) creates the most dramatic change in company culture seen since 1910. He helped in research for the recent Business Week best seller book, "The 2020 Workplace".  Rick has taught social learning boot camps at IESE University in New York City, and is often asked to teach Fortune 50 leadership courses on modern of leading in the 2020 Workplace.

As a coach, he works internationally with rising star business leaders who are doing more, better, faster. This includes leaders ranging in location from Silicon Valley to emerging markets including China and India.

Rick is a former Vice President of Learning and Organization Development at Hewlett- Packard. He also held leadership roles at Dell, and was a senior facilitator in the Gillette global leadership development program. Rick lived and worked in Asia for seven years while working for Dell and HP.

For the last three years, Rick has been a coach and lecturer in the Mastery of Communication program at the Stanford Graduate Program.

List of Invited Schools

List of Invited Schools

  • China Europe International Business School
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Fudan University
  • Harvard University
  • HEC Paris
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • IE
  • IESE
  • IMD
  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Indian School of Business
  • London Business School
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • SP Jain Institute of Management and Research
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University
  • Yonsei University