Niagara: CANCELLED 03.26.20 Pass the Baton, Please: How to Identify, Engage and Develop High-Potential Leaders for the Future

Date and Time

Starts:03/26/2020 5:30 PM

Ends:03/26/2020 8:30 PM

Event Type: Meeting - Dinner

1.5 Hours Hour(s)

Hilton Garden Inn Niagara-on-the-Lake 500 York Rd Niagara On The Lake , ON


HRPA Members:
$35 + Taxes
$50 + Taxes
Students: $25 + Taxes


Additional Information

Registration: 5:30pm
Dinner: 6:00pm
Presentation: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Event Sponsor

Registration Opens February 19, 2020

Learn how to leverage today's in-house talent to ensure the right person is in the proper role for tomorrow's success. Executives today increasingly rank the development of leaders and succession planning as today's top talent priority. In repeated surveys of senior management, a recurring theme is fear of the lack of qualified internal people to fill more senior ranks, especially as more and more Boomers retire. The focus on succession is more critical as Boards of directors are frequently asking to review succession and talent management plans.

The importance of hiring from within is amplified by research that demonstrates when promoting from within the success rate is four times greater than when a person comes from external resources.

Succession planning is most successful when organizations approach the identification of high potential future leaders in a more fact-based and objective manner. To accomplish this, companies, need to integrate their development and succession planning systems, Too often organizations have built their talent management and organizational development in independent silos There needs to be a confluence of all talent activities focused on a common purpose; the success of the company through people.

A second critical ingredient to successful succession planning is creating senior leaders who are talent champions. For a person to be a talent champion, they have to own the responsibility of developing future leaders. Having this understanding shifts the responsibly away from the hiring manager and onto the employee.

The purpose of this workshop is to present a series of practical recommendations for organizations to develop internal employees as future leaders. The focus on this session is on the thought that: people are the critical strategic element for organizational success and prosperity. The session will address:

  1. The issues associated with predicting employee potential
  2. The importance of linking employee fit and company culture
  3. The impact of engaging executives in the employee development process
  4. The importance of breaking down silos within the organization in general and HR in particular
  5. Balancing the understanding of aptitude and attitude

Speaker bio(s)
Speaker David Cohen

David Cohen, Principle Consultant / Owner

Dr. David S Cohen, Ed. D. has a vision: organizations that thrive by living their values in good time and VUCA times. David’s first career spanned 15 years in elementary and high school education, where he built a reputation for establishing school communities based on purpose and social responsibility. Thirty years ago, David transitioned to corporate consulting. Today David, helps leaders understand what is and is not necessary to build an active organization based on an employee experience they wish to create and sustain. He works with leaders to establish the conditions in which they can maintain their authentic corporate cultures, value creation and highly engaged workforce for the firm to flourish. However, he does not always follow what is popular in his chosen field; earning him a reputation as a contrarian consultant.

David has had the privilege of partnering with many leading companies. Among them are Air Canada, Michelin Tires, Scotiabank, Shoppers Drug Mart, the Calgary Police Force, HEICO, Starbucks, Corpus Christi Polymers LLC, Massachusetts General Hospital, Estee Lauder (Singapore), to name a few.

In February '09, Dr. Cohen received from the World HRD Congress an award for HR Leadership. David holds a doctorate from Boston University in humanistic and behavioural studies with post-graduate studies at the Harvard School of Education.