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Make Talent Your Business: How Managers Develop People While Getting Results
with Dr. Wendy Axelrod

Date: March 22, 2017
Session Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location Information:
Springfield Country Club
400 West Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA 19064
(610) 690-7600
Session Description
This workshop gets to the heart of what it takes to develop your people so they can take on more complex and bigger assignments, while requiring less supervision. You will no longer need to choose between driving for performance OR developing employees— you can do both simultaneously. Learn about the research based practices of exceptional managers (from dozens of companies including Corning, Marriott, Siemens, Intel ) who integrate development into their everyday workflow rather than making it a side bar. Managers who use these practices go beyond the usual managerial coaching and performance management. They say that it not more work on top of driving for results, it is just a different way to manage. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn about the magic of applying three specific approaches using case studies, small group discussion, and tools. Leave the workshop with a plan to immediately implement this manager-driven, performance-centered development with one or more of your people

Wendy Axelrod, PhD is Managing Partner of Talent Savvy Manager, LLC, a human capital consultancy focused on talent development. Wendy is a recognized expert in manager-driven, performance-centered people development. Over the past 30 years, both as a corporate executive and external consultant, she has helped organizations drive substantial development of people, resulting in greater performance and satisfaction of workforce, managers and companies. She has worked directly with thousands of managers and leaders both in workshops and as an executive coach in companies which include: Aetna, Vanguard, DuPont, Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Novo Nordisk, Shire, Duke Energy, TJX Canada, Occidental and Sunoco.  As the co-author of the practical Make Talent Your Business: How Exceptional Managers Develop People While Getting Results, her research has identified 5 practices which distinguish these developmental managers. She speaks regularly at corporate and public conferences such as the Conference Board, HR People and Strategy, ASTD and Her works have appeared in SmartBriefs on Leadership, Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, AMA, ASTD Management Development Handbook and the Journal of HR People and Strategy. Passionate about development and professional growth, Wendy is the volunteer creator and moving force behind the renowned Philadelphia area Mentoring Program for HR Professionals, now in its 13th year. 
Time Allocation - Topics

15% Your role in driving employee development

  •  Unwinding myths about what employees really need to develop
  • The benefits accrued by managers who develop their people everyday
  • The three approaches used by  managers who are exceptional at developing their people while getting results

25% Start with the work itself to promote development everyday

  • Shaping work assignments to make development happen as part of employee assignments
  • Creating the most effective stretch assignments for each individual
  • Seizing developmental moments to sharpen and reinforce learning
25% Use  psychology to help employees take their skills to new levels
  • Cultivating relationships that increase employees receptivity to feedback and willingness to take risks to learn new behaviors
  • Helping employees  build self awareness to breakthrough their blind spots and to turn setbacks into experience

20% Shape your environment to drive development

  • Creating abundant opportunities for development  in the daily workplace for everyone, not just high performers
  • Using resources from outside your department for employee development

15% Take action to put your developmental behaviors into place

  •  Building your own skills to help grow theirs
  • Identifying specific near term opportunities to work with employee(s)
Guide to Participant Selection
1 indicates primary target audience.
2 indicates a good fit if the level of material is appropriate.
3 indicates (in the opinion of the institute and the faculty) very limited applicability.
Senior Executive
(Pres, Exec & Sr VP)
(VP & Gen'l Mgr)
Senior Managers
(Div & Reg. Mgrs)
Middle Managers
& Superintendents

Introductory    Intermediate    Advanced
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