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Transforming Talent Development for the Future

  • 07/18/2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Session


  • Free!
  • Partner Chapters

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Traditional talent development solutions and initiatives, by design, are not sufficient to meet the demands of the future.  With current challenges of leadership effectiveness, employee retention, the coming talent shortages, along with technology advances, we need a new playbook and user-friendly tools to get the job done.  This presentation will help attendees understand how they can use tools and technology to create a systemic talent development approach that supports individual development as well as offers enterprise-wide data and analytics to make better people decisions and investments.

  • Attendees gain understanding of how it is possible to democratize, personalize and digitize learning.
  • The value of providing keen self-awareness and personalized development for all employees to improve performance, engagement and retention.
  • How technology can be deployed to prepare workforce for future demands and for organizations to have accurate information on talent inventory for succession, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and talent development.

          Nancy Parsons

          President, CDR Companies, LLC

          Nancy Parson photoNancy Parsons is one of today’s foremost experts in combining the science of assessments with the art of developing people. As CEO & President of CDR Companies, LLC, she sheds new light on personality strengths, inherent risks, and motivation -- changing performance, careers, and lives. Nancy is author of the Amazon best-seller, Women Are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It, and was the 2019 MEECO International Thought Leader of Distinction in Executive Coaching.

          She and her team developed CDR-U Coach, the first of its kind, digital avatar coaching technology, providing individualized feedback and development for all employees. CDR-U Coach was recently awarded the international 2021 Gold Star Winner of the “Best New Product” by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and recognized for the 2022 Houston Business Journal Innovation Award.

          In 1998, Nancy co-developed the breakthrough CDR 3-D Assessment Suite® used by global organizations for executive coaching, talent development and various HR applications. Some of her clients have included:  Lyft, Humana, BC/BS, The Pentagon, US Army, Nomura Global Investments, CP Chem, Liquid Power, (Madrid), CR Bard, Frontier Communications, AbbVie, and more.

          Learn more about Nancy and CDR Companies, LLC

          SPEAKER BIOS

          Megan Torrance

          Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, connecting learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning design, racial equity, and xAPI & learning analytics.

          Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, & Data & Analytics for Instructional Designers. She also facilitates with eCornell's Women's Executive Leadership certificate, and courses in virtual teaming, team leadership and communication.

          Margie Meacham

          While many others are starting to talk about AI in training and education, Margie Meacham has been pioneering practical applications, evangelizing best practices, and building award-winning bots for her clients for years. She is one of the few learning professionals in the world with direct, hands-on experience in the strategic design and implementation of AI solutions and is a top TTA consultant with a strong track record of excellence. 

          In 2023, Margie launched her online course, AI for Talent Development Professionals, which has been helping instructional designers, trainers, and teachers all over the world find an extra day a week to work on what truly matters.

          Margie is also the SME for two new on-demand courses for ATD, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality for Learning Professionals and Cognitive Science in Learning. Her new course for LinkedIn Learning: Creating Personalized Learning Plans Using AI, will be released early in 2024.

          Margie’s blog has been recognized by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 blogs on neuroscience and AI. She also writes for ATD’s Science of Learning Blog and TD magazine, eLearning Learning, Enterprise Viewpoint, and more. She is recognized as a member of the 100 Most Talent Learning Professionals and a frequent keynote speaker at professional conference events.

          You can learn more about Margie on her website, connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her on X (formerly Twitter).

          Kory Kogon

          Kory Kogon is FranklinCovey’s Vice President, Content Development, and a Senior Leadership Consultant. She is a co-author of the #4 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, in addition to Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager, and Presentation Advantage. Kory has been featured on and in its Productivity Playbook online series, on Fast,, and in Investor’s Business Daily. She has also appeared on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda Kotb.

          Kory has over 25 years of business expertise from frontline positions to serving as an executive team member for a global franchise organization. This provides her a unique perspective on the application of FranklinCovey’s world-renowned content within organizations. Kory not only understands the strategy and principles necessary to build great leaders, systems, and winning cultures, but she understands how FranklinCovey’s blended learning offerings deliver practical solutions that enable the behavior changes required for transformational results in organizations with both formal and informal leaders.

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