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Investing in People With Data-Driven Solutions

Presenter: Wayne F. Cascio
Content Created by: Wayne F. Cascio, John Boudreau and Alexis Fink

**Your registration fee includes a copy of Investing in People (3rd ed., 2019).

In this program, senior-level HR professionals will learn to assess the financial impacts of strategically-focused HR initiatives in areas such as staffing, training, employee health and wellness, attitudes and engagement, and work-life programs. Participants will explore strategies for communicating data-driven findings to executives and senior-level peers and encourage people investments that lead to better organizational outcomes.

Schedule and Outline of Topics to Be Covered:
Saturday, June 22nd:

8:30-9:45: Intro, workshop overview; Making HR Measurement Strategic
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Analytical Foundations of HR Measurement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:45: Talent Management as a Source of Competitive Advantage
12:45-2:00: Lunch
2:00-3:15: The Hidden Cost of Absenteeism
3:15-3:30: Break
3:30-5:00: The High Cost of Employee Separations

Sunday, June 23rd:

8:30 - 9:45: Employee Health, Wellness, and Welfare
9:45-10:00: Break
10:00 -11:15: Employee Attitudes and Engagement
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: Financial Effects of Work-Life Programs
12:30-1:30: Lunch

Monday, June 24th:

10:00-11:15: The Payoff from Staffing Programs
11:15-11:30: Break
11:30-12:30: The Payoff from Training and Development Programs; Summary and Conclusions
12:30-1:30 Lunch

About the Content Authors:

Wayne F. Cascio, Ph.D., is a distinguished university professor and the Robert H. Reynolds chair in global leadership at the University of Colorado-Denver.

He has served in leadership positions in industry organizations, including as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, chair of the SHRM Foundation Board of Directors, chair of the HR Division of the Academy of Management and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors.

Dr. Cascio is a senior editor of the Journal of World Business. He has authored or edited 27 books on human resource management. He is a two-time winner of the best-paper award from the Academy of Management Executive for his research on downsizing and responsible restructuring.

In 1999, he received the Distinguished Career Award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva in 2004, and in 2008, he was named by the Journal of Management as one of the most influential scholars in management in the past 25 years.

The Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award was presented to him by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2010, and, in 2013, he received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

From 2011-2013, he served as chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is developing international standards for the human resources profession. Dr. Cascio has consulted with organizations on six continents and is an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association and the Australian HR Institute.

Dr. Cascio earned his bachelor of art’s degree from Holy Cross College, a master’s of arts degree from Emory University and a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Rochester.

Alexis A. Fink, PhD., has spent 2 decades leading Talent Analytics, Talent Management and large-scale organizational change teams at leading global organizations, currently the Vice President of People Analytics and Workforce Strategy at Facebook and previously at Intel and Microsoft. In her practice, she had addressed leadership assessment and succession planning, sophisticated internal research projects, management development, culture and employee value proposition, employee surveys, acquisition integration, process improvement, and major IT implementations.

Across multiple organizations and domain spaces, Alexis has brought a powerful focus on driving efficiency, effectiveness and impact, working integratively with other disciplines to achieve business results. An effective and experienced global organizational leader herself, she has been able to practice what she preaches, building high performance organizations that incorporate professionals from widely diverse backgrounds.

Alexis earned her BA in Psychology at DePauw University, and her MS and PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University. She has served as chair of technical conferences and professional consortia, and is Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition to being a leading practitioner, she has approximately 100 publications and professional presentations, and currently serves as practice editor for Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

DR. JOHN BOUDREAU is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. Professor Boudreau’s field studies include the future of the global Human Resources profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development.

Dr. Boudreau has published more than 50 books and articles, and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week.

Professor Boudreau serves as Research Director for USC’s Center for Effective Organizations and is a Professor, Management & Organization at Marshall School of Business.

Questions? E-mail us at shrmeducation@shrm.org

Transfers and Cancellation


Transfers are permitted one time only within the calendar year. Transfer requests must be submitted in writing via e-mail or fax, no later than 10 business days before the program start date. You may transfer into another program that will be held before December 31, 2019. If you are unable to attend the program to which you transfer, you may send a replacement. If you are unable to send a replacement, you forfeit your registration fee. All transfers must be made in writing using our online form or can be faxed to +1.703.535.6490.


All cancellations must be in writing using our online form or can be faxed to +1.703.535.6490. Should the program be cancelled, SHRM is not responsible for any penalty incurred by purchasing a nonrefundable airline ticket or related travel/personal costs. Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund minus a $250 administrative fee up to 10 business days before the program. If you find that you are unable to attend and it is less than 10 business days before the program start date, you may send a replacement to attend in your place. If you are unable to send a replacement, you forfeit your registration fee.

Delivery Options & Fees

3-Day Seminar

Jun 22 - 24, 2019
Las Vegas, NV, USA info
Investing in People With Data-Driven Solutions

Jun 22 - 24, 2019

The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109 

Member: $2495.00

Nonmember: $2765.00


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