Building Tomorrow's Workforce with Today's Talent


This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Workday.

Worker training and professional development has changed significantly over the past decade. How companies choose to provide a value proposition for workers includes not only brand promise, base pay and benefits, but also the likelihood of advancement and an achievable career path - the nature of which might not follow a traditional ladder-like structure at all.

In this session, we will hear from some industry experts who have looked at the issue of employee development and re-skilling of the workforce. We'll learn what some of the business drivers and targeted outcomes are for re-skilling, and see how factors like emerging technology and the current economics of the labor market can influence a company's approach to training and re-skilling its workforce.

Educational Objectives:
Webinar participants will learn:
• Why employee re-skilling is important for your business;
• The impact of technology and the current economic landscape on the workforce;
• Strategies for effectively training and re-skilling your workforce for success.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Executives, business leaders, CHROs, VPs of HR, and HR managers.


Dr. Kathi Enderes
  • Vice President, Talent and Workforce Research Leader
  • Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dr. Kathi Enderes leads talent and workforce research for Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP, enabling organizations to transform work and the worker experience for increased organizational performance. With over 20 years global human capital experience from management consulting with IBM, PwC and EY and as a talent management leader in large complex organizations, she specializes talent strategies, talent development and management, performance management, and change management. Kathi is passionate about helping organizations transition to the future of work. She holds a doctoral degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Brian Kropp
  • Group Vice President
  • Gartner

As HR practice leader, Dr. Brian Kropp works with chief human resource officers, heads of compensation and heads of benefits to develop strategic plans to attract, manage and retain their top talent. Specifically, Brian spends much of his time working with CEB members on leadership, employee engagement and labor market trends. Brian is committed to helping organizations maximize employee performance while creating a culture that rewards employees for their effort.

Brian knows what keeps senior HR executives up at night and how progressive leaders have solved their biggest challenges. His wealth of knowledge regarding workforce trends has been featured by notable publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and Human Resource Executive.

Previously, Brian worked for a variety of research institutions and taught courses in economics, policy analysis and quantitative methods at the University of North Carolina. His work has been published in several books, academic journals and other periodicals. Brian holds a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the University of North Carolina and an M.A. and B.S. in Economics from Clemson University.

Dr. Shonna Waters
  • Regional Vice President of Behavioral Science
  • BetterUp

Dr. Shonna Waters is the Regional Vice President of Behavioral Science at BetterUp, where she conducts research to advance the science of behavior change and consults with organizations to apply it in support of business goals. Prior to joining BetterUp, she was the vice president of research at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She has spent her professional career helping organizations use analytics to improve performance and the employee experience. Dr. Waters spent over fifteen years as an external and internal consultant applying analytics to a wide range of human capital challenges. While at the National Security Agency (NSA), she led the transformation of NSA’s promotion, performance management, and awards and recognition systems; the design and validation of NSA’s analyst hiring assessments; and a variety of other evaluation and organizational performance projects. Dr. Waters holds a PhD in industrial-organizational (I-O) psychology and statistics and a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University. She is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is a professor in Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies and was previously an adjunct professor at the George Washington University and the University of Minnesota.

Harry West
  • VP, HCM Transformation Services
  • Appirio, Inc.

Harry West is the vice president of services product management at Appirio, a professional services firm based in San Francisco. Harry focuses on defining and delivering new offerings that allow Appirio to blend traditional consulting as well as crowdsourcing to create breakthrough results for clients seeking a better way of enabling world-class worker and customer experiences.

Harry has over 20 years’ experience as a Human Capital Management (HCM) technology professional. He previously ran the Workday consulting practice at Appirio and was a managing consultant in the HCM strategy practice at Appirio and at Knowledge Infusion, advising firms around the world on how to get the most out of their workforce through better people, processes and technology. Harry was also a leader in the product management organization at SAP for over 15 years, where he led the introduction of new solutions for managing people and talent for users of the SAP Business Suite. 

Continuing Education

1.0 HRCI, 1.0 SHRM, 1.0 General COA
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of human capital management issues.
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