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Preconference Workshops

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

In these three intensive, information-packed workshops, you'll tackle some of the most intriguing topics of the year and get a comprehensive overview of some of the key issues you'll need to be thinking about for your organization. 

All three preconference workshops take place on Sunday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  By arriving early, you get a head start on your learning, increase your recertification credits, and get the best and brightest in business education! 

Advanced registration and additional fees are required for preconference workshops, and you must be a registered attendee of the Talent Management conference to register. 

Stacking the Deck: Using Hidden Networks to Identify and Develop High Potentials and Succession Planning
Recertification Credit: 4 General
Competencies: HR Technical Expertise & Practice
Intended Audience: Senior-Level

Workplace Application:
You will learn how to dramatically improve succession and talent management initiatives.

In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, you will learn how to use the science of networks to validate succession plans, find hidden high performers and high potentials, and set up new hires for success. We will learn about the types of networks that typically form in organizations and the three critical roles that naturally emerge in every network. We will learn how to use these three roles, and our new network knowledge, to support organization and employee development. You will leave with an increased ability to set succession and talent management initiatives up for success by drawing on your network knowledge.

Presenter:
Maya Townsend, founder/lead consultant, Partnering Resources, Cambridge, Mass.

Preparing for Tomorrow's Talent Gap: Five Strategies to Start Today
Recertification Credit: 4 General
Competencies: HR Technical Expertise & Practice
Intended Audience: Midlevel

Workplace Application:
This workshop will help you develop a realistic strategy around the emerging talent gap within your organization.

The gap in organization's talent is coming if it isn't already here. Baby Boomers are retiring at the staggering rate of 6,000 a day and with them, a great wealth of knowledge and talent. What are you doing to prepare for the transfer of that knowledge and the acquisition of new talent? Only 40% of organizations have conducted strategic workforce planning assessments to determine their needs for the next five years. This workshop focuses on fundamental strategies to get the most out of your aging workforce and develop skills to prepare your new workforce. Through the use of skill scans, applied skill shortage analysis, succession planning, cross training strategies and recruitment and mentoring programs, this workshop will beef up your effort to attract and retain the best talent.

Presenter:
Deborah Mackin, president/founder, New Directions Consulting, North Bennington, Vt.

The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention
Recertification Credit: 4 General
Competencies: HR Technical Expertise & Practice
Intended Audience: Midlevel

Workplace Application:
Learn to apply stay interviews in your organizations to deepen engagement and ensure you keep your top talent from walking out the door.

Retention and engagement of key talent is a top concern of CHROs and CEOs. Stay interviews are one extremely effective way to keep your top talent engaged. They are more powerful tools than exit interviews and employee surveys because they provide current information for employees you want to keep and they put managers versus HR in the solution seat. This program includes stay interview training tools and the stay interview game to learn the strengths and pitfalls of fictional managers who conducted stay interviews with varying degrees of success.

Presenter: Richard Finnegan, author, CEO, C-Suite Analytics, Longwood, Fla.