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A2ASTD November Chapter Meeting: The Talent Imperative: Grow It or Die Trying

  • 08 Nov 2012
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College / Morris Lawrence Building


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Join us for our November Chapter Meeting!

The Talent Imperative: Grow It or Die Trying

During this interactive presentation/discussion session, our own Sharon Cloke from Con-Way will share Con-way’s Talent Management Mission: To ensure business strategy is supported by the right people, with the right skills, at the right cost, doing the right thing for our employees and customers.

Seems simple enough, but behind this ‘To Do List’ are policies, processes, programs and practices that require vision, commitment and discipline to ensure the mission is fully realized. In this session, Core OD Consulting will share Con-way’s journey to becoming a talent-powered organization.

In case-study format, the step-by-step approach taken by this global transportation company will be revealed and discussed including: how they gained visibility to talent within and across 5 business units; the importance of determining a common definition of performance and potential; identification of knowledge and experience gaps (as related to strategic needs); and the framework for focused development of future leaders.

This session is pre-approved for HCRI creditLearning Objective: As a result of this session, attendees will:

  • Understand how to define and link together organizational strategy, capabilities and talent needs.
  • Understand how to execute sound processes that evaluate and discover diverse sources of talent and deploy it in ways that engage and align people around the business strategy.
  • Learn how to build distinctive capabilities and competencies needed to grow and to compete.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012


Dinner & Networking:                 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Chapter Business:                      5:30 – 5:45 pm
Round Table discussion:              5:45 – 6:45 pm
Group Reflection/Closing:            6:45 – 7:00 pm


Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

About Con-Way, Inc.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW) is a $5.3 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich. Con-way is an industry leader in the transportation and logistics industry and delivers industry-leading services through its primary operating companies of Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload, and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. www.con-way.com.

About the Presenter
Sharon Cloke is a veteran with years of experience in organizational and training design, development and delivery. Her areas of expertise cover topics of critical importance in business today:

  • Culture design, development and management
  • Employee engagement and recognition
  • Leadership development
  • Executive coaching
  • Talent management
  • Succession planning
  • ...and more!

For more than three decades, Sharon worked in the corporate world in executive management positions. During her career at a Fortune 500 transportation and supply chain company she has helped initiate, develop and deliver numerous highly successful organizational development programs and processes. In addition, she served as a development resource specializing in executive coaching. Her experience, skills and passion are an invaluable asset to any business or organization where aligning strategy and performance are critical for success.

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