Keynote: Earning Your Seat at the Table
Learning and Talent Development professionals have often complained that they don’t have a “seat at the table”—that they are not included in critical decision-making and strategy-setting discussions. In many companies, it is a fair complaint. Too often we are treated as simply a “set of hands” who are given directives to execute, rather than being viewed and engaged as strategic business partners and contributors.
But how do we change that? Whining has not proven to be an effective strategy. As Terrence Donahue of Emerson likes to say: “the title valued business partner is earned, not self-proclaimed.” In this presentation, Dr. Roy Pollock will discuss how we can earn a seat at the table by focusing on what business leaders want and value from talent development. Meaningful measurement, analysis, and reporting are essential.