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    March Meeting: The ROI of an Effective Talent Strategy

    Date: March 28, 2018, 5:00pm
    Workforce Center of Will County - 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet
    Free for GWHRA members; $15 non-members
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    Business Meeting begins at 5:00pm.

    Presentation begins upon conclusion of business agenda. 

    Topic: The ROI of an Effective Talent Strategy

    Presenter: Sherry Duda

    If you are like most senior teams, you are investing in a human capital strategy to guide your growth.

    A strategic talent blueprint sequences talent plays to attract, retain, develop and deploy talent in key roles. You depend on talent processes like succession planning, change management, and talent development to accelerate your performance. Is your organization realizing a return? Unfortunately, many don’t benefit from the performance improvement and cost-savings opportunities that are possible.

    Trends show insufficient talent pipelines, unexpected talent departures that negatively impact mission-critical capabilities, and a wave of baby-boomer retirements on the way. The business case for a strategically managed talent function is compelling. The realization that talent shortfalls can constrain growth, impede successful mergers, and derail strategy has senior teams paying close attention to their talent plan.

    In this session, we'll discuss the top levers that Fortune 100 companies use to fuel their growth and the top six talent management pitfalls to avoid.

    When properly designed and executed, a talent strategy can be a source of competitive advantage.

    Presenter Bio: 

    A visionary leader, growth accelerator, and disruptive change expert, Sherry Duda partners with senior teams to execute accelerated growth strategies and transformation to improve organizational effectiveness. As CEO of Alex Reidy & Company, Sherry and her team help winning brands create a differentiated cultural asset. Sherry is an action-oriented executive with a track record of significantly improving profitability. She is accustomed to working in globally diverse environments and high profile situations that require hands-on experience, local partnership, and accelerated turnarounds.

    Blending a discerning perspective and twenty plus years of global business experience, Sherry has held executive level positions as VP of Global Talent & Organization Capability for multiple FORTUNE 100 companies where she was responsible for talent strategy, enabling global growth, and developing organization capability. Today, Sherry and her team advise clients in consumer goods and services; oil, gas, and specialty petrochemicals; metals and mining; healthcare; automotive; technology; and transportation industries.

    Sherry has led high profile culture transformations; multiple HR and OD transformations, brand and culture integrations; global M&A, including one of the largest Fortune 500 industrial mergers resulting in a combined market capitalization of over $110 billion; divestitures; joint ventures; and high stakes turnarounds. Clients describe Sherry as a trusted, insightful thought partner committed not only to their organizations’ but also their own professional and personal success.
    Sherry was elected as Chief Advisor and former Board President to the Organization Development Network, which is the largest international association of OD practitioners in the world. She is a member of the Board of Trustees member for the American Marketing Association, and was formerly a member of the Conference Board’s Executive Talent and Organization Development Executive Committee. Sherry is an international speaker and an executive coach trained through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She lives in Chicago with her husband Dan, and their daughter, Alex Reidy.