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Current LEC Speakers

Nate Allen- Nate is an officer in the U.S. Army and is currently on staff at the Pentagon where he has primary responsibility for the implementation of Enterprise 2.0 collaborative capabilities for the senior leadership of the Army. Prior to joining the Army staff, Nate was on faculty at National Defense University’s iCollege where he served as course director for two courses: Organizational Culture and Changing World of the CIO.... Read More

Presentation: Enterprise 2.0: Collaboration and Innovation in Organizational Context



Janet Barnes-Farrell- Janet is Professor of Psychology, Director of the doctoral program in industrial-organizational psychology and Director of the Industrial Psychology Applications Center at the University of Connecticut. She serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals (Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Management, and Journal of Managerial Psychology)...Read More 

Presentation: Challenges and Opportunities of Changing Technology for our Aging Workforce



Michael Bazigos- As Strategy and Change Executive at IBM's corporate headquarters in Armonk, NY, Dr. Bazigos holds global responsibility for internal and external initiatives related to workforce and leader effectiveness in an enterprise with 400,000 employees doing business in 170 countries, including 40,000 leaders. Current focus areas include leadership assessment, competency and development strategy...Read More 

Presentation:  Social Business at IBM


Wayne Cascio- Wayne F. Cascio holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1992-1993), Chair of the SHRM Foundation (2007), the HR Division of the Academy of Management (1984), and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors (2003-2006). He has authored or edited 24 books on human resource management...Read More 

Presentation: The Virtual Global Workforce: Leveraging Its Impact


Kris Fenlason Kris joined 3M in May, 2011 as Manager – Talent Assessment.  He serves in the Talent Solutions group within 3M’s Human Resource function, and is located at 3M Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kris began his career in 1990 and worked primarily as an external consultant for the next 20 years. His portfolio focused on employee and customer surveys, emerging survey methodologies and 360 feedback....Read More  

Presentation: Supporting Employee Engagement at 3M: Social Media and Virtual Methods



Kevin Ford- J. Kevin Ford is a professor of psychology at Michigan State University. His major research interests involve improving training effectiveness through efforts to advance our understanding of training needs assessment, design, evaluation and transfer. Dr. Ford also concentrates on how to build continuous learning and improvement orientations within organizations....Read More

Presentation: Building a Great Workforce: Using Emerging Training Technologies More Effectively


Andrea Goldberg- Dr. Goldberg is a thought leader  with consulting and research experience in Human Resources, Marketing and Communications. She is the President and Founder of Digital Culture Consulting, a practice specializing in strategy and insights on areas ranging from the use of social media for organizational effectiveness and customer support, to the development and implementation of social media guidelines....Read More

Presentation: The Transformational Organization: How the Social Media Revolution is Changing Work


Tim Golden- Timothy Golden is an Associate Professor of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). His research examines the implications of the rapidly expanding availability and use of technology within business organizations. Prior to his current role, he held several positions in the Aerospace, IT, and Medical industries, including program management, systems engineering, and space flight engineering working with NASA’s space shuttle program....Read More 

Presentation: Telecommuting: How Do We Navigate the Path to Effectiveness?



Sandra Hartog- Sandra is the President and founder of Sandra Hartog & Associates, a boutique management consulting firm specializing in talent management, focusing on selection, training, executive development and coaching, and competency modeling. She is also the CEO and founder of Fenestra, Inc. which houses SH&A’s innovative virtual assessment and development center platform. Sandra has more than 25 years of experience as a consultant to Fortune 500...Read More


Presentation: Key Talent Management Interventions Through the Use of Technology


Courtney Shelton-Hunt- Courtney Hunt, PhD is the Principal of Renaissance Strategic Solutions (RSS), a consultancy that helps organizations increase their effectiveness through the design and implementation of innovative and leading-edge strategies and programs. Specializing in social media, communication, and human capital management, RSS works with organizations of all sizes in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors....Read More

Presentation: In the Digital Era, is “Virtual Workforce” Redundant?


Sarah Johnson- Sarah is Practice Leader at CLC Genesee, where she manages CLC Genesee’s consulting team and survey delivery operations. In addition to more than seven years of experience as an external consultant advising leading global companies on employee engagement and employee survey programs, Sarah has nearly 20 years experience managing global survey programs at major corporations including Eastman Kodak, IBM...Read More 

Presentation: We meet again, though we have never met: Managing global teams virtually



Jacob McNulty- Jacob McNulty is the founder and President of Orbital RPM, a consulting firm founded in 2005 that helps organizations optimize their investment in social business software by providing services in collaboration, innovation, marketing and leadership. Mr. McNulty is a recognized expert in using progressive methodologies such as Social Network Analysis, systems dynamics and Value Network Analysis... Read More

Presentation:  Collaboration in a Virtual Workforce: Strategies for the Knowledge Economy


Nathan Mondragon- Nathan Mondragon is an IO Psychologist with extensive Talent Management and Technology experience. The majority of his career has involved blending enterprise software with I/O content to deliver talent acquisition, performance management and talent development or succession solutions. He is a recognized expert in the blending of the recruitment and selection areas of staffing into a seamless integrated function.... Read More

Presentation: Unified Talent Management: What is it and how do I get some?


Nancy Tippins- Dr. Nancy T. Tippins is a Sr. Vice President and Managing Principal of the Selection Practice Group of Valtera Corporation where she is responsible for the firm's development and execution of strategies related to job analysis, competency development, employee selection, assessment, and leadership development. Nancy oversees the teams that develop legally and professionally compliant tools...Read More

Presentation:  Best Practices in Developing and Implementing Technology-Enhanced Assessments


Brian Welle- Brian Welle has been a member of Google's People Analytics team since August, 2006. During that time he has conducted research and designed programs that strengthened Google’s HR initiatives. He currently leads a team of Analysts that has three main goals: (1) guide Google's talent management, learning programs, career development and diversity practices through the strategic use of data; (2) launch surveys that take the pulse of the organization...Read More

Presentation: Connecting across distance: The impact of communication technology on HR practice




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