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Workshop Presenters

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We have assembled three of the most experienced Talent Management and Succession Planning practitioners and presenters in the country. Our team of experts were selected because of their experience in developing scalable solutions for business of all sizes and budgets. These presenters are skilled at conducting hands-on learning events.

This is not another conference where you are talked at. Each session in the workshop is designed for full-on audience participation. You will learn, practice, and discuss – and ask your questions all day long.

Our Presenters feature William J. Rothwell, PhD. one of the country’s leading best practice experts in Succession Planning and Talent Management Systems; Alan C. Lindsay, the founder of PLS Consulting with over 25 years in the development of Talent Management System design; and Randy Lewis, a highly experienced executive coach and organizational effectiveness expert.

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, CPLP Fellow – Penn State University
Bill Rothwell

No one is any more knowledgeable today about succession planning and talent management than Bill Rothwell. Bill is a widely published author in human resources strategy, talent management, competency design and succession planning. He is a Professor of Human Resource Development in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems on the University Park Campus of the Pennsylvania State University.

As a consultant, Bill has worked with over 40 multinational corporations. As an academic, he heads up the #1-ranked graduate program in HRD in the United States. Bill is one of the most published authors on topics of talent management, succession planning and human capital management systems, having authored, coauthored, edited, or co edited more than 300 books, book chapters and articles. Bill is a frequent speaker or keynoter at conferences and seminars around the world.



Alan Lindsay, President / CEO – PLS Consulting, Inc.
Alan Lindsay

Alan is founder, President and CEO of PLS Consulting headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Since 1985 he has been a leading practitioner in the design and development of systems for Human Capital Management.

Alan’s expertise stems from a concentration on organizational performance improvement by linking succession planning, talent management, workforce planning and strategies, and knowledge management and transfer systems into integrated solutions. Alan has worked with clients throughout North America and in Australia. He has conducted workshops and presentations at national and regional conferences for ASTD and SHRM. Alan is a executive coach to executives and management personnel.



Randy Lewis, Director, Organizational Effectiveness - PLS Consulting, Inc.
Randy Lewis

Randy Lewis is the Director of Organizational Effectiveness for PLS Consulting. He is a highly experienced consultant in the areas of talent management, employee and leadership development, and employee engagement. His clients include utilities, technology, manufacturing, and public sector organizations. Randy has a keen eye for linking functional and leadership competencies to strategic business objectives and developing a critical return on organizational development investments.