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Workshop 8  (This session is sold out.)

Creating Strong Links: Connecting Strategy, Talent Management, and Organizational Outcomes 

Presenters:      William A. Schiemann, Metrus Group
Wayne A. Cascio, University of Colorado-Denver
Steve Ginsburgh, Universal Weather and Aviation
Coordinator:    Mindy Bergman, Texas A&M University
Traditional HR processes have often been conducted in separate silos such as selection, training, or turnover. However, I-O practitioners should be creating a strategic approach to talent management that spans the employee lifecycle. This workshop will take a look at how organizational strategy can drive talent management priorities and the selection of indicators of organizational, functional, and individual performance. This session is intended to increase strategic thinking regarding the applications of I-O capabilities across the talent management lifecycle. The session will focus on how to optimize human capital to drive business and employee success. Real-world examples will be used to demonstrate these issues. The session will focus on how one growth company has successfully leveraged talent management as a competitive advantage by applying many of these concepts in their organization.
This workshop is designed to help participants:

1. Describe different strategy typologies and how they influence important employee, customer, and financial metrics
2. Use strategy maps to capture the value proposition of an organization or function (e.g., HR)  
3. Use balanced scorecards and HR metrics to accelerate strategy execution and to inform strategic decisions about talent
4. Create models to optimize human capital investments and drive important employee and business outcomes
5. Utilize logic models to connect human capital to organizational success. 

Target Audience: Internal and external practitioners/consultants who support or desire to support senior executives. There is no experience requirement for this workshop.
William A. Schiemann is founder and CEO of Metrus Group, an organizational research and advisory firm specializing in strategic performance measurement and organizational change. Dr. Schiemann and his colleagues have consulted extensively with major corporations on the development and implementation of business strategies, organizational diagnostics, people and HR measurement, talent acquisition and retention, productivity and quality improvement, and creating high performance cultures and successful merger strategies. Dr. Schiemann and his firm are known for their pioneering work in the creation of performance gauges and scorecards, and for their innovative People Equity model. Dr. Schiemann is author of Reinventing Talent Management: How to Maximize Performance in the New Marketplace (2009) and co-author of Bullseye! Hitting Your Strategic Targets Through High-Impact Measurement (1999). He has written dozens of articles for business publications and is a frequent global speaker for both public and private forums. He currently serves as chairman of the SHRM Foundation and has recently been elected a SIOP fellow. Dr. Schiemann received a PhD in organizational psychology from the University of Illinois, and an MBA from the Stuart School at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Wayne F. Cascioholds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He is past chair of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation and of the HR Division of the Academy of Management (AOM), a former member of the AOM Board of Governors, and past president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has authored more than 140 journal articles and book chapters, and 23 books, including Investing in People (with John Boudreau, 2nd ed., in press), Managing Human Resources: Productivity, Quality of Work Life, Profits (8th ed., 2010), Applied Psychology in Human Resource Management (7th ed., 2011, with Herman Aguinis), and Responsible Restructuring: Creative and Profitable Alternatives to Layoffs (2002). He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, and the National Academy of Human Resources. He received a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Rochester, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Steve Ginsburgh is senior vice president of HR and Workforce Development at Universal Weather and Aviation, which has been selected as a Best Place to Work in Houston for the past 5 years. In 2008-09 his departments' projects were nominated for five separate HR Houston Impact Awards. Mr. Ginsburgh’s career has generated HR results in several industries including: aviation, consulting, energy, beverage, chemical, and utility. He has led projects globally in the US, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. He joined Universal Weather and Aviation in 2006. Mr. Ginsburgh’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in LIR from the University of Illinois. He achieved his SPHR certification in 1995, contributed to four publications on leadership and presented at ASTD, SHRM, and SIOP conferences. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam era and on President Reagan’s Grace Commission Study. He is presently on the Executive Board of Literacy Advance of Houston.