SAP’s Social Sabbatical Featured as Best Practice in Global Leadership Development at ATD 2015 Conference

Laura Asiala, Vice President, Public Affairs, PYXERA Global to be featured as a panelist, alongside SAP and Ken Blanchard Company
May 18, 2015 12:00 PM ET

WASHINGTON D.C., May 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  How companies cultivate global leaders through global pro bono programs will be the focus of “Change Your Leaders from the Inside Out: SAP’s Social Sabbatical”, a panel discussion at one of the world’s premiere talent development events, ATD 2015 Conference

Opportunities for professionals to exercise their expertise for a social enterprise, NGO, or government agency are often referred to as global pro bono.  It is increasingly a vital part of developing global leadership development.

This panel talk will feature SAP’s Social Sabbatical as a leading example of effective global leadership development, with an emphasis on on how global pro bono can develop authentic leaders. This unique program is a joint partnership between SAP, PYXERA Global, who manages and facilitates the Social Sabbatical, and Ken Blanchard Company, who coaches participants.  

Laura Asiala, Vice President, Public Affairs, PYXERA Global will be a panelist on the discussion May 19 in Florida. Susan Camberis, Vice President, Learning and Organizational Development at Executive Coaching Connections is facilitating the discussion. Other panelists include:  

  • Rainer Stern, Global Vice President, Sales Acceleration and Leadership Programs; Global GCO University Customer Strategy and Global Sales Operations, SAP
  • Madeleine Homan-Blanchard, CoFounder, Blanchard Online Learning & Coaching Services


About PYXERA Global
2015 marks PYXERA Global’s 25th anniversary.  Join us in a year-round celebration of 25 years of impact. Click here to join our community and learn how you can get involved. PYXERA Global leverages the unique strengths of corporations, governments, social sector organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to enhance the abilities of people and communities to solve complex problems and attain mutually beneficial goals.  The PYXERA Global team is passionate and dedicated to navigating challenges and pinpointing purposeful global engagement opportunities for its clients and partners. Initiatives include a wide range of services from local content development to global pro bono programs and integrated community development efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.