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*FREE* This is a Thoughtful Approach to Disruptive Innovation for Talent Management. HR is experiencing and driving disruption in the areas of Talent Management. With top organizations like Deloitte, GE, Adobe, Microsoft, and Accenture driving changes to their own HR processes with these disruptions of thought and practice, it is easy to get caught up in the next HR "shiny object."

When: Friday, October 16, 2015
8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration & Networking; 8:30 -10:30 AM Program
Where: United Airlines/ Willis Tower
233 S. Wacker Drive
10th floor
Chicago, Illinois  60606
Contact: Lyndy Nierman

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Talent & Organization Effectiveness Interest Group 

 "Stop Chasing the Shiny Object. A Thoughtful Approach to Disruptive Innovation for Talent Management"

HR is experiencing and driving disruption in the areas of Talent Management.  With top organizations like Deloitte, GE, Adobe, Microsoft, and Accenture driving changes to their own HR processes with these disruptions of thought and practice, it is easy to get caught up in the next HR "shiny object."  We all want to be the best strategic partner with our business in thought, alignment and execution of talent management initiatives. While we do want to drive disruptive innovation, we should also take a thoughtful approach.

The objective of this session is to build your competency in disruptive innovative thinking and implementation for HR talent management processes.  We will hear from HR leaders and their business leader partners about their own experiences in driving forward needed changes and updates to the more traditional and existing ways of supporting the business by implementing a thoughtful approach to disruptive innovation.  These leaders will share how they:

- Strategized and initiated risk taking actions for proposing change

- Assessed needs and potential impact to integrated processes and outcomes

- Built critical business buy-in with the business leadership

- Prepared leaders to drive and support the change management plan

- Maintained focus and engagement throughout the implementation


Kevin Oakes, CEO,  Institute for Corporate Productivity

Kevin is the CEO and founder of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), the world’s largest vendor-free network of corporations focused on improving workforce productivity.  
Prior to founding i4cp, Kevin was the founder of SumTotal Systems, one of the world’s largest talent management suites, when he merged Click2learn with Docent.  Prior to the formation of SumTotal, Kevin was the Chairman & CEO of Click2learn, and was also the founder of Oakes Interactive, an award-winning, technology-based training company. 
Kevin’s most recent book, The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management, was published by ASTD in 2011.  

Amy Heirman, Managing Director of Talent Management, United Airlines

Amy Heirman is the Managing Director of Talent Management.  In that role she is responsible for succession management, performance management, executive development, HR analytics, and leadership development.  She has been with United Airlines for seven years.
Amy has spent the past 20 years in the Talent Management/Leadership Development world.  Previous to United Airlines, she worked at Discover Financial Services and Ameritech Corporation.  Amy is qualified in many different talent assessments and is a certified executive coach.  She is currently based at United’s headquarters in Chicago.

Lynda Coffman, Vice President of Ground Services, United Airlines

Lynda is United’s vice president of ground services and president of United Ground Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Airlines, Inc.  United Ground Express is a new company that will provide airport ground handling services – including customer service, station operations, and ramp and cargo services – at select airports around United’s domestic system. Lynda has a solid understanding of airline business operations  from her experience working in various areas of the airline. She has a total of 21 years with United and in addition to her current role, has worked in Airport Operations, Food Services, Marketing, Safety, and Aircraft Maintenance.  She also has 5 years of management consulting experience.  Lynda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  

Cheryl Johnson, SVP Talent, Echo logistics

Cheryl has served as Sr. Vice President of Talent at Echo Global Logistics since March 2014.
Cheryl holds more than 16 years of progressive HR industry experience, which includes several executive-level appointments. Her experience in designing talent strategies for a number of high growth organizations runs across various industries including consumer products, retail, and industrial products. She brings strong leadership in all people areas related to attracting, engaging, developing, and retaining talent while ensuring that the cultural fabric of the organization evolves and scales in the most effective manner.
Cheryl previously led talent management for retail chain ULTA Beauty. Prior to her time with ULTA, Cheryl served as Divisional Vice President of Strategic Talent Management for Sears Holding Company and also spent time as Vice President of Human Resources for Fossil Inc.
Cheryl holds a BA in Psychology with a focus in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Toledo. A mom to three children under the age of 7, Cheryl works out daily and is a voracious reader. She is also a strategic product advisor to Highground, an employee-engagement technology company.

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This program is approved for 1.5 credit hours toward PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as 1.5 professional development credits (PDC's) toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.