Meeting the Evolving Needs
of the San Diego Business Community

Meeting the Evolving Needs 
of the San Diego Business Community


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Green Acre at Campus Pointe - 10300 Campus Pointe Dr. SAN DIEGO, CA
    • 68

    The Business Value of Talent and Succession Management

    Based on the book: The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management, in this session author Doris Sims will provide analogies that (© Copyright Doris Sims 2014) help explain the business need and return-on-investment potential of talent and succession management.   

    Topics include the easiest ways to measure the value of a talent and succession management program, and the similarity of the talent assessment process to other risk management and business processes.  Definitions and criteria for high potentials, successors, high performers, key talent, etc. will also be discussed.

    Session objectives:

    1. Participants will review Talent and Succession Management concepts and learn how to easily explain these strategies to business leaders using clear definitions, examples and analogies.

    2. Participants will learn about definitions and the difference between high potentials, high performers, successors and key experts in an organization.

    3. Participants will see and learn about metrics and ROI examples pertaining to talent management, and how to address the questions and concerns most frequently asked by business leaders about talent and succession management.

    Presenter Bio:

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    Doris M. Sims, SPHR is an international Talent Review and Succession Planning consultant, speaker and author.  

    Doris works with organizations of all types, shapes and sizes, and in various countries (in the USA, South America, Asia and Europe) to assist experienced HR professionals as they plan, execute, communicate and measure talent review and succession strategies and processes.  Doris enjoys training and coaching HR teams to facilitate Talent Review-Succession Planning meetings.   

    Doris is the author of The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management, and The Talent Review Meeting Facilitator’s Guide, and Creative Onboarding Programs.  Doris is also the co-author of Building Tomorrow’s Talent: A Practitioner’s Guide to Talent Management and Succession Planning.  These books together are all top sellers on Amazon on the topics of talent and succession management. Doris is an Approved Provider of the HR Certification Institute.

    Additionally, Doris works with business executives to create succession plans.  This process includes working with the incumbent leader to identify success competencies for the position and to identify potential successor candidates.  The process would then include identifying competency strengths and gaps for potential successors, and to create leadership transition and development action plans. 

    Doris has also contributed articles to other books and multiple periodicals, including The Talent Management Handbook, Training Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, and The Consultant’s Toolkit.   Doris has served as a frequent USA and international speaker since 1999, providing presentations and training sessions in Europe, South America and in Asia as well as in cities across the USA.  In 1996, Doris received the Outstanding Performers in Training Management award, in the category of “Establishing a New Training Function”, from Lakewood Publications.  Doris’ talent management work as a practitioner at Caremark was also featured in a Corporate Leadership Council best practices publication.

    This presentation is 1.5 HRCI credits.

    • Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Green Acre at Campus Pointe - 10300 Campus Pointe Dr. SAN DIEGO, CA
    • 108

    Rise of the Crowd: Democratizing Performance Management

    Yearly performance reviews and generic social platforms are no longer doing the job when it comes to getting today’s technologically savvy workforce to engage with their peers, their bosses or their work. By leveraging socially-powered, data-fueled performance systems, Sears Holdings is finding new keys to unlock, reinvent and democratize performance management. 

    Chris Mason will share new insights and data behind an innovative platform that enables continuous performance improvement through dynamic goal setting, daily social feedback, and quarterly conversations rooted in the latest neuroscience research — without traditional annual performance ratings.

    Chris Mason, Ph.D.

    Head of Strategic Talent Solutions

    Sears Holdings

    Chris Mason holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from DePaul University. His career has focused on the application of these principles to HR practice in Fortune 500 and 100 organizations where he has led teams in the areas of Talent Management, Organizational Effectiveness, and Learning & Development. He currently leads the Strategic Talent Solutions team at Sears Holdings responsible for enterprise talent and succession management, performance, culture and engagement, executive and leadership development, and organizational effectiveness consulting. His current passion is the reinvention of Talent Management with a focus on moving to much more dynamic, democratized, and personalized interactions enabled through new digital products and platforms. His scholarly research has focused on employee engagement and leadership potential and he periodically serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching graduate-level courses in his field.

    This presentation is 1.5 HRCI credits.

Past events

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Unconscious Bias: Impact on Talent and Business Performance
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Mentoring "Speed Date"
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Employee Culture - It's Right in Front of you, but HOW do you do it?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 The WHY of "Y": Insights into Millennial's in the Workplace
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 How to leverage your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy as a Resource
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Agents Aren’t Just for Hollywood
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Getting Paid to Grow the Bottom Line
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2015 SD HR Forum Annual California Employment Law Update
Thursday, December 04, 2014 December Social Event
Thursday, November 20, 2014 BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2015 –The HR Playbook, Presented by Michelle Dente, VP Member Service - Ace Parking Management, Inc.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Your Companies Wellness as a Competitive Advantage
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 From Turnaround to Transformation: The Benefits of a Strong Corporate Culture
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The Role of the HR Business Partner in Making Talent and Engagement a Core Value and Competitive Advantage
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Today’s Talent Acquisitions three legged stool: Sourcing, Recruiting and Selection, Presented by Lizz Pellet
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 'Next Practices' Leadership: Driving Growth & Innovation in a People-Led Economy
Thursday, June 05, 2014 San Diego HR Forum Summer Social Event
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Building a Sustainable Talent Strategy
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Behavioral Interviewing for HR professionals
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 A Seat at the Table
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Victims, Villains and Heroes: Managing the Emotions at Work
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2014 SD HR Forum Annual California Employment Law Update
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 December Wine Night!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Veteran Hiring Techniques: How to Implement Effective Veteran Hiring Strategies for HR Professionals
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Forging HR Practice Into a Rock Solid Strategic Partner
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Creating an Injury Prevention Program That Works - HR That Works Webinar
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Leadership Talent Review: The Illumina Story
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Creating Personal and Team Brands to Drive Company Goals
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Strategic HR Leadership for Small-Size Companies
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 The Journey to a Customer-Focused Culture
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Use On-The-Job Training to Drive Profit
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 COMPETENCY MODELS in Performance Management
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 SUCCESSION PLANNING For Long-Term Success
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Creating an HR Structure to Achieve Bottom-line Results

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