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February 2014

  • See what HR trends are predicted for 2014 as well as the results of an industry survey on the training plans for major organizations.
  • Read about the hard truth about performance management and how to become a great leader.  
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a 2014 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

October 2013

  • Read about the top 7 trends in HR technology and maximizing productivity and efficiency with social technology.
  • Learn about the foundational role of trust in management.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Women in Business), a 2013-2014 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

July 2013

  • Review the 4th Annual Global Leadership Survey and read an overview which includes the essentials tools of talent management.
  • Learn what top 10 talent management activities are not a productive use of your time 
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Executive Development Institute), a calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

April 2013

  • Read articles of bolstering onboarding programs and measuring mentoring programs.
  • Learn from two pieces of highlighted research - the SHRM Research Spotlight on an employee satisfaction survey and a book focused on the three keys for retaining valuable employees.
  • Find out what the top ten cities are for employee engagement.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Negotiation Skills for Effective Managers), a 2013 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

February 2013

  • Review the 2013 State of Talent Management Report to learn about today's talent managers' attitudes, mindsets, and motives.
  • Gain career advice for CHROs from the former CHRO of Pfizer.
  • Learn about 10 tips for retaining valued employees  in today's fluctuating job market.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a 2013 calendar of open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

November 2012

  • Read about the challenges HR leaders will face in the upcoming decade and the current trends that will shape the workplace of the future.
  • See two profiles - one on Kenan-Flagler's very own Dr. Balasubramanian - named one of the 50 best B-school professors and the other on the CHRO of Hilton Worldwide.
  • Read IEDP's blog post on a recent UNC white paper involving the hows and why of calculating the ROI of L&D programs.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Negotiation Skills for Effective Managers), a calendar of 2012-13 open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

September 2012

  • Learn how to avoid common talent assessment mistakes and how to transform leaders' behaviors towards leading more intentionally.
  • Read about an organization's experience embracing integrated talent management.
  • Listen to and/or read our interviews with three leading Talent Practitioners on how companies can build talent faster and better than the competition.
  • Plus more articles, blog entries, white papers, a program spotlight (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a calendar of 2012 open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

June 2012

  • Learn about developing mindfulness and its benefits to leaders.
  • Review PwC's 2012/13 US Human Capital Effectiveness Report for a view of the state of the workforce based on the US operations of 300+ organizations.
  • Check out the results of UNC Kenan-Flagler's 2012 Leadership Survey on Women in the Workplace.
  • See the annual Financial Times rankings of executive education
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Talent Management Institute), a calendar of 2012 open enrollment executive development programs, and links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

March 2012

  • Review ASTD's article on innovation-driven leadership and how leaders can overcome the obstacles faced when driving innovation within their organizations
  • See why competition should be valued as a driving force for innovation.
  • articles and blog posts featuring strategies that can be instrumental in both your personal and your organization's development.
  • Read the featured white paper on building trust in an organization.
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Strategic Innovation for the New Business Environment), a calendar of 2012 Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

January 2012

  • Read an interview with Food Lion's VP of Diversity and Inclusion on why managing diversity is a business priority for the corporation.
  • Learn about employee engagement and its impact on job performance..
  • See SHRM's forecast of 2012 trends in Compensation, Incentives, Benefits, Technology, Staffing Management, Education, Training & Development and Relocations.
  • Check out another 2012 forecast - on the economic outlook.
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a calendar of 2012 Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

October 2011

  • Learn about the top 5 mistakes leaders make.
  • Compare two points of view (company versus the job seeker) on the role of social media in the job search.
  • Read the featured white paper on how to develop real skills for virtual work teams.
  • Plus more articles and blog posts, a program highlight (Leadership Effectiveness Workshop), a calendar of upcoming  Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

July 2011

  • Learn the 4 recommended steps for managing complex situations and reducing the negative impact of errors in the workplace.
  • Review the latest Jobs Outlook Survey Report from SHRM.
  • Read about active listening and assertive speaking techniques that improve leaders' communication habits.
  • See what companies are doing today to successfully measure and improve employee engagement in a recently published UNC Executive Development white paper.
  • Plus more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers), a calendar of 2011 Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

April 2011

  • Read the article on competition in the workplace and how it increases the value of employees.
  • Learn about a webinar on succession planning for HR and talent management professionals.
  • Listen to a podcast about rethinking generational gaps in the workplace and read a white paper on coaching managers on problem employee behaviors.
  • Plus many more articles, blog posts, a program spotlight (Executive Development Institute), a calendar of Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

February 2011

  • Read an article about the value of conflict and conflict resolution within the organization.
  • Listen to a podcast about succession planning and read a white paper on how your organization can maintain the valuable insight and experience of  baby boomers as the first wave of this generation begins to retire.
  • Plus many more articles and blog posts, a program spotlight (Business and Human Resources), a calendar of Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your ongoing professional growth.

November 2010

  • Listen to an interview on leading change and read a white paper on identifying and developing talent to fill key leadership positions within your organization.
  • Read an article on the importance of putting the customer first.
  • See which functions represent the biggest talent management challenges (hint:  developing talent tops the list). 
  • Plus many more articles, blog posts, a calendar of Open Enrollment executive development programs, and additional links that will contribute to your professional growth.