Talent management professionals are called on to provide consultation, tools, processes, resources and training to transform and sustain organizational culture While ensuring alignment with mission, vision values and strategy. A tall order.
Join Kurt Yerak, President of Key Leadership Group who will help us to:
Kurt Yerak, has been developing leaders, facilitating team effectiveness sessions and consulting on organization culture for companies of various sizes in a wide range of industries over the last twenty-five years.
Before opening his own practice in 2013, Kurt worked full time in a leadership capacity at three Fortune 500 companies: Director of Organization/Leadership Development, Cardinal Health/CareFusion (BD), Vice President of HR/Leadership Development/Culture, Key Bank and Director of HR, Guardian Insurance
Kurt holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in organization development from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Our panel of Talent Development professionals will be facilitated by Michelle Reid-Powell, President and CEO of CARA Group, a professional services firm committed to creating solutions to enable and empower the workforce of the future. Prior to CARA, Michelle held strategic leadership roles in learning and change management at companies including McDonald’s, marchFIRST, and Arthur Anderson. Her work has been acknowledged by Brandon Hall, The Masie Center, and Workforce Chicago. She is a recipient of the McDonald’s Ray Kroc President’s award and the Bryant Keil Leadership award.
Michelle holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Northern Illinois University, and is currently finishing her Master’s thesis in Professional Studies from Northwestern. Additionally, she has been thoroughly trained in social media by her two teenagers. She is an aspiring writer, plays guitar in a rock band, and is learning to tap dance.
In this session our panelists will share successes and lessons learned as they navigated through one of the most uncertain times of this generation. They will also share their insights for strategies moving forward as we continue to provide talent development expertise in the new world of work.
We also have a special raffle prize for one of our participants planned -- an ATD Power Membership!
Bill Finn, Content Strategist for FISERV, is a leader in digital transformation with an expert focus on content strategy. With more than 20 years of experience of guiding corporations to activate content and technology and achieve their goals, Bill joined Fiserv a year ago as Director of Content Development in the department of Learning and Client Performance. There, he leads a team of 41 managers, technical writers and instructional designers in re-designing the vision and delivery of the client help, learning and support experience for the 777 bank solutions software products Fiserv offers to clients.
Although his parents were highly doubtful about his advanced degree from the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Bill believes his former career creating onstage experiences is the key today for his role in developing teams that build great digital experiences.
Denise Banks is the Milwaukee Center of Independence’s, MCFI, VP of Human Resources leads the Agency’s Workforce strategy which includes organizational culture, talent management, compensation & benefits, development, and employee communication. She is responsible for ensuring design and high-quality delivery of all collective bargaining and HR programs and services.
Her HR leadership has contributed to CFI receiving the Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award, NAAAHR Diversity Champion Award and MMAC Focus on the Future Award. She is also a Chicago Defender’s Women of Excellence honoree. A certified senior professional in human resources, Banks obtained a B.S. in business management from Indiana University, specializing in organizations and organizational change with a minor in speech communications.
Prior to her service at MCFI, a social services agency, Banks has over 25 years of HR leadership experience in a range of environments such as global medical products, financial and professional services, consumer products and manufacturing facilities.
When time permits, you can find her pounding the pavement in pursuit of another marathon or serving the community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated.
April Byl, Talent Development Director – American Family Insurance American Family is dedicated to developing and delivering learning solutions that allow employees, agencies, and leaders the opportunity to build capabilities and behaviors that create and sustain our customer-driven culture.
Focusing on developing relevant skills for today and tomorrow for our future growth her teams specifically consult design and deliver learning solutions primarily for our sales force.
Due to the COVID situation, this event will occur virtually. More details about the virtual event logistics, including login information, will be sent to registrants as we get closer to the event.
This event supports several elements of the ATD Capability Model, including: Consulting and Business Partnering, Communications, Change Management and more.
Facilitated By: Amy Krenzke & Melissa Braun
The purpose of our Instructional Design PDN is to bring together learning experience designers and talent development professionals. In an open group we discuss topics of interest, current industry trends, collaborate on best practices, and connect with other colleagues in similar roles. Our goal is to help members of this network improve professionally and bring greater value to the organizations they serve.
December's topic will focus on Global ID/Learning & the role Diversity & Inclusion plays in your work. We will discuss how to incorporate more diverse & inclusive concepts into your learning, using more diverse imagery in eLearning, and best practices from your peers. Come with your ideas, stakeholder sticky points and best practices to share with the group. We'll chat about situations we've all encountered and how we've worked through them to produce the best learning for the learner!
You do not need to be a member of the chapter to participate in our PDN. Closer to the event date, please keep an eye on our Instructional Design PDN page or our Facebook Group for more information about location.
If you have any questions about the ID PDN please reach out to Amy Krenzke, ID PDN Leader at firstname.lastname@example.org