PLANET™ - People Leader Acceleration NETwork


Each session takes place at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021 (11:00AM to 12:00PM EST)


Online (Vitrual) 



Heather Coleman-Otuyelu
Program Manager


People Leader Acceleration NETwork 

Thank you for your interest in PLANET™  –  People Leader Acceleration NETwork (PLANET) is a virtual, high-impact, unplugged immersion experience for high performing line, operating, and functional leaders.  It represents the “best of the best” content that Ian Ziskin, President, EXec EXcel Group, has created for thousands of leaders.

What Makes This Program Different (and Better)?

Are you an operating executive who wants to create better people leaders on your team, or in HR and trying to help high-performing managers of people grow and differentiate themselves? PLANET is your secret weapon. This program helps companies increase organizational capability by cutting through the fluff and getting to the core differentiators that help them unleash the full potential of their people.  

PLANET starts with a reflection on personal leadership, supported by key concepts and frameworks, and is brought to life through action learning.  The program focuses on the following outcomes:

  • Understanding one’s personal leadership philosophy and brand, and the bold steps needed to successfully influence others. We leverage Hogan Leadership Assessments to help participants tune in to the capabilities that will facilitate or interfere with their performance day-to-day and under stress, and the environment they are likely to create.
  • Integrating business and people strategy for stronger organizational performance.
  • Leading more effective and faster change.
  • Mastering best practices for attracting talent, developing other leaders, increasing inclusion, and facilitating remote teams.
  • Gaining insights on the changing nature of work, workforce and workplace, and implications for new ways of leading.

Sessions are highly interactive and learnings are supported by:

  • Three one-on-one coaching sessions to help bring concepts to life by working through participants’ real-time challenges.
  • A senior leader panel discussion.  Previous panels have included leaders from Aerospace Corporation, ADP, Boeing, Cardinal Health, Daiichi-Sankyo, Disney, Dow DuPont, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lego, Macy’s, Mastercard, MetLife, Proctor & Gamble, Shell, Takeda, UPS, and Wolters-Kluwer, among others.
  • A case study focused on building a people strategy to enable the business strategy
  • Peer learning and cohort networking that continues past the end of the program.

PLANET™ Logistics 


Ian Ziskin, President of EXec EXcel Group, has experience as a board member, CHRO, advisor, coach, consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, and author. He has led organizations as large as 3,000 professionals, been a CHRO or senior leader at Northrop Grumman, Qwest Communication and TRW, coached dozens of CEOs and other senior leaders, run leadership development programs all over the world, and written or edited three books and dozens of articles, blogs, and book chapters on leadership and work.

Rebecca Feder has coached hundreds of executives and teams to understand how motivation and different management styles can positively impact performance to accelerate effectiveness.  Prior to launching her coaching and consulting practice, Princeton HR Insight (, Rebecca led HR for a $3.5B portfolio of global product businesses at Tyco International, and held senior talent management and HR business partner roles at Bristol Myers Squibb. She spent her early career gaining experience as a People Leader in supply chain management, business development, and management consulting.


The PLANET agenda can be found HERE.


All sessions will take place online.

Payment is due and payable upon registration. Participant cancellations earlier than 14 calendar days prior to the first session (October 1,2020)  will be refunded in full. Participant cancellations 13 days or less prior to the first session (October 2,2020) will not be eligible for a refund.