Activate Talent and Unleash Potential
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Most organizations think they do a pretty good job of creating and cultivating the workforce needed to get the job done. But current research into persistent skills gaps and employee disengagement prove otherwise.
So what’s the missing piece? Deliberate and effective talent activation. Put simply it means taking the talented people you already have on staff (or are in the process of recruiting) and purposefully turning their potential into performance. It’s a calculated strategy with observable results.
Join our panel of learning leaders as they discuss how the right talent initiatives can activate your talent, trigger improved performance and energize your business growth trajectory. We’ll dive into strategies, reveal some surprising data from the latest talent activation research study and share successful approaches for:
- Empowering employees to both flourish in their roles and boost the bottom line
- Engaging talent from acquisition through to executive training
- Extending employee development beyond providing knowledge to building stronger teams and the unique skillsets your business needs to compete and prosper
Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief for Human Capital Media, publisher of Chief Learning Officer, Talent Economy and Workforce magazines. In that role, he directs content for the magazines as well as the company’s online and in-person events including the CLO Symposium and CLO Breakfast Clubs.
Prokopeak has a proven track record of editorial achievement over nearly two decades in journalism and publishing. Under his direction, Human Capital Media has won more than two dozen awards for editorial excellence.
Prior to joining Human Capital Media, he held a number of roles with leading publishing companies such as Houghton Mifflin Co. and the Great Books Foundation. He began his career in journalism as a reporter for Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine in Flagstaff (Arizona) and worked his way up to editor in chief, eventually taking on general manager responsibilities for the magazine and its sister publication, Flagstaff Live, both owned by Pulitzer Newspapers Inc. In that role, he directed the editorial, design, advertising and events departments. A former high school teacher and U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Prokopeak brings in-depth experience in publishing as well as continuing education to Human Capital Media.
Monica Guillory is Director HR and Workplace Inclusion for RRD, a $7 billion global, integrated communications provider enabling organizations to create, manage, deliver and optimize their multichannel business communications. Her responsibilities include leading Diversity & Inclusion for RRD as well as the Human Resources function for its Logistics platform. Her expertise includes leadership development, diversity & inclusion workplace strategies, culture transformation and motivating teams for sustainable results.
Monica is a recipient of a Leadership Excellence Award by the National Diversity Council in 2015 and Community Service Pillar Award by the Valley View School District. Monica serves as Vice President of the Board for the IL Diversity Council, Board Member of Empowering Women Network (EWN), Director on the Workforce Investment Board of Will County, and an inaugural Board member for Emerging Life Solutions, Inc (ELS) a non-profit agency working to house and educate homeless youth. She founded an award-winning Corporate Women’s Mentoring Program. She frequently is invited to speak on topics such as inclusive leadership, workplace culture, engaging employees and building and leveraging social capital.
Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Houston and is a senior certified Human Resources professional.
Joe Mozden, Jr.
Joe Mozden Jr. is vice president of DeVry University’s workforce solutions team, DeVryWORKS. This team leverages an innovative portfolio of programs and services for talent development, skills gap training and talent acquisition to bring employer education partnerships to the next level.
Mozden consults with organizations on custom talent solutions for their real business challenges, and on competitive strategies for gaining an edge with a diverse, upskilled, engaged workforce.
He leads the national team focused on supporting our partnerships with problem-solving approaches and powerful tools that benefit employees, DeVry students, and employer partners alike.