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“Solutions for Leaders That Will Drive Performance” Webinar was held March 16, 2011.  Participants  concerned about effectively tackling changing workplace demographics and the aging workforce learned how to lead initiatives that would leverage a changing workforce to directly improve organizational performance.

Participants learned more efficient ways of achieving these goals based on the latest research from Dr. David DeLong, co-author of The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management: Powerful Tools for Leveraging a Changing Workforce.   Participants took away practical techniques and tools they could apply immediately to prioritize talent-related risks, accelerate leadership development, and maximize the transfer of critical knowledge to improve performance.

HRCI Credit

HRCI This program was approved for 1 hour of general HRCI credit. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. The qualified participants will automatically receive their credit documentation from CPI Headquarters the week after the webinar.

Keynote Speaker

David DelongDr. David DeLong, President, David Delong & Associates David DeLong & Associates, a consulting firm that helps organizations build future workforce capabilities and increase the retention of critical knowledge.

David is the author of the widely-praised book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce. His consulting, speaking and research focuses on helping executives implement solutions to the challenges created by an aging and changing workforce. He has conducted over 600 interviews with leaders and other talent management experts and is continually developing new strategies to address the changing dynamics of workforce and leadership development. David has given keynote talks in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and South America to organizations including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Pratt & Whitney, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Precision Metalforming Association, and the Conference Board of Canada.

David is a research fellow at MIT’s AgeLab, and he has been an adjunct professor at Babson College, teaching an MBA course on “Leading and Managing Change.” He is also a judge in the AARP “Best Employers” competition. David’s most recent research is available on his website: www.SmartWorkforceStrategies.com

Guest Speaker

Lorraine WebbLorraine S. Webb, VP of Organizational Development, Philadelphia Gas Works

Ms. Webb was appointed Vice President of Organizational Development in May 2005 at Philadelphia Gas Works. She is responsible for Staffing, Performance Management, Succession Planning, EEO, Affirmative Action, Training and Development and the Leadership Development program. Ms. Webb previously held the position of Director of Strategic Planning and prior to that Director of Human Resources for PGW. Before joining PGW, Ms. Webb held various positions in the field of human resources. Previous positions included Manager of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Officer for Ciba Geigy (now Novartis), as well as Senior Career Transition Counselor for the Ayers Group of New York. Ms. Webb holds a B.A. degree from State University of New York-Binghamton. She also holds a Certificate in Employee Relations Law from Institute for Applied Management and Law is Certified in DDI-Targeted Selection and the HR Scorecard Seminar – Balance Scorecard Institute and is trained as a Six Sigma – Yellow Belt. She is a member of SHRM and /NAAAHR. Ms. Webb sits on the board Corporate Solutions, Community College of Philadelphia. Under her direction the HR/OD Department won the 2009 HR Department of the Year Award and has been identified as one of the Best Places to Work for Minorities and Women in Engineering by Diversity Magazine in 2009 and 2010. Ms. Webb is a recent honoree for Philadelphia Leadership Awards by Women’s E-News. She is a frequent speaker at various conferences such as SHRM on Succession Planning, Talent Management Initiatives, and The Need for HR Competencies.

Elaine VarelasElaine Varelas, Managing Partner, Keystone Partners

Elaine Varelas, Keystone Partners’ Managing Partner, has over 20 years experience in career consulting and coaching development, and has worked with numerous executive management teams to improve organizational effectiveness.

She has expertise in successfully resolving complex career management issues, including aging workforce strategies, succession planning, workforce planning, redeployment and multi-site restructurings. Elaine’s experience spans a broad range of industries and businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, start-up ventures and not-for-profit organizations.

Elaine also serves as Chairman of Career Partners International (CPI).

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