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Making Talent Management Strategic: Winning the War for Critical Talent

Workshop Agenda - DAY ONE - February 25, 2015

Time Topic Presenter
8:00 8:15 AM
Workshop Objectives and Ice Breaker
Randy Lewis
8:15 9:30
Strategic HR: A View From The Board Room

Topics include:

  • Defining executive concerns.
  • Analyzing feedback from leadership.
  • Reporting strategic executive issues.
  • Linking human capital management to strategic direction, workforce gaps, and competitive advantage.
Alan Lindsay
9:45 12:00
Analyzing Strategic Workforce Requirements

Topics include:

  • Defining strategic workforce analysis and planning.
  • Linking workforce requirements to strategic plans and planning.
  • Using workforce analytics.
  • Matching resource supply to resource requirements.
William J. Rothwell
12:00 1:00 PM
1:00 4:30
Developing Technical Succession Plans

Topics include:

  • Defining technical succession.
  • How technical succession differs from management succession.
  • Strategies for building pipelines vs. replacements.
  • Identifying long-term resources.
  • Gaining management support.
  • Major pitfalls and ways to avoid them.
William J. Rothwell
4:30 - 5:00
Q & A and Day One Wrap-up
5:30 - 7:30
Wine & Cheese Roundtable

A trademark of the PLS Talent Management Strategies Workshop is our evening Cracker Barrel roundtable exchange after day one from 5:30 – 7:30PM.

The session is designed to hear how other participants are addressing challenges with talent management and succession planning programs or what issues they would like to learn more about.

The program speakers will be in attendance to add their input, making this a robust exchange about what’s working in the trenches of talent management.

Please plan to join us for soft drinks, wine, cheese, and a host of appetizers and desserts.

A few weeks prior to the conference, you’ll be sent a short questionnaire to help us identify your interests or concerns. This will help us structure the round table topic areas.



Workshop Agenda - DAY TWO - February 26, 2015

Time Topic Presenter
8:00 – 12:00
Building An Effective (Yet Affordable) Knowledge Management System

Topics include:

  • Defining knowledge transfer vs. management.
  • Linking knowledge management to human capital strategy.
  • Defining implicit and explicit types of knowledge.
  • Using a systematic approach to capture, store and transfer knowledge.
  • Learning where to look for knowledge and what to do with it.
  • Reviewing a knowledge management case study.
Alan Lindsay
12:00 – 1:00 PM
1:00 – 2:45
The Role of Employee Engagement in Business Performance Improvement

Topics include:

  • Defining why employee engagement is important today.
  • Reviewing best practices in measuring employee engagement.
  • Analyzing survey results.
  • Using focus groups to engage employees and recommend solutions.
  • Leadership’s role in implementing solutions.
    When and how to measure improvement.
Randy Lewis
3:00 – 5:00
Talent Management Case Study

Topics include:

  • Taking the strategic long-term approach.
  • The value of linking to business strategy.
  • Establishing and maintaining executive involvement.
  • The contributions to acquisition/merger strategy.
  • Five key recommendations to long-term success.