Gateway Cities - Talent Management: Leveraging Your Organization's Greatest Asset
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Gateway Cities - Talent Management: Leveraging Your Organization's Greatest Asset

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Where: AALRR
12800 Center Court Dr
Suite #300
Cerritos, California  90703
United States
Presenter: Mark Allen, Ph.D.
Contact: Brenda Trujillo

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Talent Management: Leveraging Your Organization's Greatest Asset 


Most executives would state that their people are the company’s greatest asset. But do they behave every day as if that were true? Organizations that truly have a Talent Mindset do, and in this session we will discuss exactly what it means to have a Talent Mindset and how that can result in competitive advantage.

Talent management has been defined as “an integrated set of processes, programs, and cultural norms in an organization designed and implemented to attract, develop, deploy, and retain talent to achieve strategic objectives and meet future business needs” (Silzer & Dowell, 2010). It has been depicted by the Human Capital Institute with this diagram: 


Among the topics we will explore in this thought-provoking keynote session are:

  • How to have a talent mindset that permeates the organization
  • How to think about talent acquisition as a strategic priority instead of a tactical, seat-filling function
  • How to ensure that you get a return on investment for all learning and development programs
  • What really is the job of the manager and who should be the managers in your company
  • How to hold people accountable for talent results
  • How to best leverage the knowledge in your organization
  • How to unleash the creativity in your people and truly become an innovative organization


Program Agenda 

7:30am - 8:00am - Networking and Registration
8:00am - 9:00am - Program  



Mark Allen, Ph.D., Pepperdine University


Mark Allen is an educator, speaker, consultant, and author who specializes in talent management. He is the author of Aha Moments in Talent Management (published by ASTD Press in 2014), among other books. He is a professor at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management where he also serves as Academic Director of the new Master of Science in Human Resources program.

As an internationally-recognized authority, he is a popular speaker and has presented his research in numerous countries including China, France, Italy, Mexico, and Turkey, and throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to his expertise in talent management and learning & development, his other research interests include the assessment of training and development programs, the evaluation of teaching and learning in postsecondary and adult education, and creativity and innovation. Mark consults with both new and mature corporate universities and serves on several boards.




This program has been approved for 1.0 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). 




This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification cedit hour through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.



Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Rudd & Romo (AALRR)
12800 Center Court Dr, Suite #300
Cerritos, CA 90703  


Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $30
Guest/Nonmember $40 $45
PIHRA Member In-Transition $20 $25
PIHRA Student Member $20 $25

Online registration closes on Monday, October 31, 2016. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.  


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There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellation. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to an event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.   


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