Building a High Performing 21st Century Workforce

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 31, 2011 Comments Off on Building a High Performing 21st Century Workforce

Online webinar
Thursday, August 25, 2011, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Much attention is being focused on the dramatic changes in workforce demographics in the US & around the world. Experts are particularly noting such things as: the aging of the current workforce; the shortage of workers to replace them; & the fact that new job entrants are a much more diverse group—in every way. To succeed, 21st Century organizations in the US must be able to attract, retain & motivate a workforce unlike any in our history. Some experts are skeptical about the ability of US organizations to effectively manage such a changing workforce—& are choosing to focus on the anticipated problems in building high performing 21st Century organizations. This webinar takes a different approach. Its purpose is to initiate a discussion focused on identifying factors most important in engaging & motivating all people: Factors that help integrate diverse individuals into a world class workforce. Additionally, we will discuss several emerging factors which hold great potential for motivating people including: neuroscience; social networking; the use of discretionary time; & more. Please join us in identifying & discussing factors which may hold promise in building the kinds of organizations that unleash human potential.

Walter McFarland (MA’91) is President of Windmill Human Performance, LLC, & a former Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton where he led the Human Capital & Learning businesses. Walter has led consulting engagements focused on: transforming the Internal Revenue Service; creating the Department of Homeland Security; & better integrating the US Intelligence Community—to name a few. Walter holds a BA in Psychology & MPA in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University; an MA in Government from Georgetown University; an Ed.S in Human & Organizational Learning from the George Washington University; & an MSC in Organizational Change from HEC Management School, Paris, with Oxford University, England.

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