• 12 Dec 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (Mansion), 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940


  • Walk-in rate $20
  • Walk-in rate: $55
  • Walk-in rate: $70
  • Walk-in rate $55

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The New Talent Leader

ASTD & ODN Joint Event

Prepare to Unlock the highest value possible through understanding one of the most critical resources - your workforce.

About the Session

This session focuses on the evolving role that leaders play in optimizing talent in organizations. In quantitative research conducted over the past five years with thousands of organizations, and on qualitative research with senior executives, the Metrus Institute has discovered that low “People Equity”undefinedthe return on talent investedundefinedis caused by gaps in three core factors, Alignment, Capabilities, and Engagement. This session explores the root causes of these gaps and provides insights, concrete examples, and specific recommendations about how, by measuring and managing the three core “People Equity” factors, a new breed of talent optimizer is scoring higher gains in cost containment, productivity, customer and employee retention, and financial results.

Participants will: 

  • Learn how emerging leaders are optimizing talent throughout the talent management life cycle from attracting to recapturing lost talent
  • Understand the “People Equity” framework as a basis for optimizing the value of human resources and targeting investments in them with greatest ROI potential
  • Understand the evolving role of the leader in not only managing but optimizing talent.
  • Improve the ability to identify early-on and nurture high-potential leaders.



Who Should Attend

We welcome all workplace learning and organizational development professionals, including senior learning leaders. This is an exceptional learning opportunity, so invite your manager, colleagues, and/or clients to also attend.


About the Presenter

Carl R. Persing, Ph.D. is a Research and Solutions Advisor at Metrus Group. For over a decade he has been involved in the creation and validation of assessments, and spent 7 years as an independent organizational consultant and director of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Marywood University. In addition to academics and consulting, he amassed over 20 years of industry leadership experience in automotive and heavy truck parts and repair, fabrication and manufacturing, and heavy highway construction. He values this experience for the perspectives it provides for designing organizational research and strategic interventions. His consulting experience and interests include measurement-focused strategic management, organizational transformation and development, leadership development and coaching, and the design and delivery of customized occupational stress, wellness, and safety solutions. He is actively involved in the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology as the chair of the Visibility committee, and has chaired the Student/Academia subcommittee, a committee to produce webinars for practitioner development, and has served as a committee member for the Professional Practice Committee and the HR/Business subcommittees. He received his Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Lehigh University, and his BA in Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.



5:30 - Networking and dinner
6:00 - Chapter Business
6:15 - Presentation
8:00 - Adjournment / Network

ASTD Competency Model: This session complements the Performance Improvement competency.



  • NNJ-ASTD Member - $45.00 (USD)
  • NNJ-ASTD Non-members - $60.00 (USD)
  • Non-members but member of Mid-NJ, NY Metro, or North Jersey-Rockland SHRM - $45.00 (USD)
  • Professionals in Transition/Students - $35.00 (USD)


Event Contact

For any questions about this event, please contact:
Bob Longo
(732) 991-1379


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