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Building for the Future: Successful Succession Planning

  • 13 Mar 2020
  • 11:15 AM - 2:15 PM (CDT)
  • Holiday Inn–Round Rock, 2370 Chisolm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681


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March 13, 2020

Building for the Future: Successful Succession Planning

Holiday Inn–Round Rock, 2370 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681

Registration, Networking, Lunch:  11:15 AM – 12 PM

Luncheon presentation 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Deeper Dive 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Succession today means far more than finding that one person to step in and take over. A deeper talent pipeline is needed to find, develop, and supply talent for the top levels and other key roles in the organization. That’s why organizations now need seven leaders—the current senior leader, plus six others at various stages in career development. To achieve such robust succession management, every organization needs to consider: Who are your seven leaders, and what should you do to prepare them?

Learning Objectives:

1) What is succession management, and why the obsession?

2) Developing the leadership pipeline.

3) How HR can support talent sharing to create success in succession planning.

Deeper Dive

Will You Work For Me? Understanding Multi-Generational Workforces

With a workforce today spanning 5 generations, the “how” of employee engagement seems more complex than ever. Employers who aren’t addressing how to properly engage their employees, are more at risk for high turnover rates and higher costs of doing business. If we understand the differences, then we can address the how.

Learning Objectives:

1)      Understanding Generational Differences and the Potential Issues within the workplace

2)      Culture, Communication, and Development Needs of Each Generation

3)      How to create effective strategies for employee engagement that drive a competitive advantage for your bottom line.

About the Presenter:

Mariela Smith is an experienced Human Resources and Total Rewards Consultant. She joined Gallagher in February of 2012. Prior to joining Gallagher Mariela spent nine years working in the Texas Medical Center designing and implementing population health strategies for a local health system and their business partners. Mariela’s ingenuity and passion for client excellence enable her to maximize performance of the workplace across diverse organizations.

Mariela’s primary role is to develop and execute effective benefits strategies that are designed to reduce costs, attract, retain, and develop top talent and improve employee engagement, using quantitative and qualitative data to drive initiatives. Her experience and strong sense of client focus give her the tools to find the best engagement strategies for each unique employee population.

Mariela graduated from Texas A&M University, with a bachelor’s degree in Health Education, and received a master’s degree in Health Administration from Capella University. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education and a certified Everything DiSC Workplace facilitator. 

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Cancellations must be received before the close of business on the Monday prior to the event due to final headcount needed by the venue. Please note, refunds cannot be issued after the Monday prior to the event as we pay the venue based on the number of attendees reserved. 

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