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Keynotes

Patty McCord

Author & Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix


Wayne F. Cascio

Professor of Management, University of Colorado


Speakers

Justin Arneson

Research Scientist, CPP


Martin Boult

Senior Director, Professional Services and International Training & Psychologist CPP Asia Pacific


Sinead Collins

HR Director Cereal, Marketing & Finance, Kellogg Company


John Deehan

Principal Consultant, Sopra Steria


Sherrie Haynie

Director, US Professional Services, CPP


Alice King

Principal Consultant & Occupational Psychologist, OPP


Marion McGovern

Founder, M Squared Consulting


Lorraine Mills

Head of Consultancy & Business Psychologist, OPP


Rich Thompson

Senior Director, Research, CPP


Mary B. Young

Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board


Patty McCord, Author & Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

Patty McCord

Author & Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

Patty McCord served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for fourteen years and helped create the Netflix Culture Deck. Since it was first posted on the web, the Culture Deck has been viewed more than 15 million times, and Sheryl Sandberg has said that it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.”

Patty participated in IPOs at Netflix and, before that, Pure Atria Software. A veteran of Sun Microsystems, Borland, and Seagate Technologies, she has also worked with small start-ups. Her background includes staffing, diversity, communications, and international human resources positions.

Currently, Patty coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership. She also speaks to groups and teams around the world.

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Wayne F. Cascio, Professor of Management, University of Colorado

Wayne F. Cascio

Professor of Management, University of Colorado

Wayne holds the Robert H. Reynolds Distinguished Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva in 2004, won the Losey award for human resources research from the Society for Human Resource Management in 2010, and received the Distinguished Scientific Contributions award from the Society for I/O Psychology in 2013. In 2016, the World Federation of People Management Associations awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award.

He has published 31 books, more than 200 articles and book chapters, 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. He has served as Board Chair of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors. Currently he is an editor of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).

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Dr Justin Arneson, Research Scientist, CPP

Justin Arneson

Research Scientist, CPP

Justin works within CPP’s Research Division and is primarily responsible for planning, directing, and implementing the research and development efforts that support CPP’s suite of assessment products and services.

He has nearly 15 years of experience in applied psychological research and human capital consulting. Over the course of his career, he has designed, developed, and implemented human capital system components including pre-hire assessments, employee engagement initiatives, performance management systems, and leadership development programs. Throughout this work, he has utilized the CPI 260 assessment extensively, including for informing individual hiring and promotion decisions for mid- and executive-level leaders, and applying it to larger scale human capital selection and development projects.

Justin has published research in journals such as Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Science, authored several technical briefs and whitepapers, and has presented at multiple professional conferences. He was the principal architect of the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) 2013 update to its competency model defining the Training and Development profession. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2007 from the University of Minnesota.

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Martin Boult, Senior Director, Professional Services and International Training & Psychologist CPP Asia Pacific

Martin Boult

Senior Director, Professional Services and International Training & Psychologist CPP Asia Pacific

Martin has worked as a psychologist in the field of management and organizational development since 1998, with a focus in the areas of executive leadership development, strategic planning, the psychology of change, team performance and talent development. He works internationally with leading public and private sector organizations.

Martin is a member of CPP Asia Pacific’s Executive Leadership Team where he is responsible for managing consulting services and overseeing the certification programs for CPP’s range of psychometric instruments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation™ (FIRO®), CPI™ Personality Assessment, the Strong Interest Inventory® and is a certification trainer for the EQ-i 2.0® emotional intelligence assessment. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership and faculty facilitator on the Executive MBA programs of the China European International Business School and the Moscow School of Management. He is constantly seeking ways to improve the lives of his clients by integrating his experience of working across diverse cultures and drawing from his professional background in the fields of neuropsychology, leadership and employee development. He is currently researching evidence-based strategies to enhance workplace well-being.

Martin possesses a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) with Honours, a Doctorate of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology) and is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society.

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Sinead Collins, HR Director Cereal, Marketing & Finance, Kellogg Company

Sinead Collins

HR Director Cereal, Marketing & Finance, Kellogg Company

Sinead is an accomplished HR Professional with over 18 years’ experience in both the FMCG and ITC sectors. She completed her MBS (Master of Business Studies) in the Michael Smurfit Business School and holds an honors BComm degree from University College Galway.

Currently HR Director for European Cereal and Marketing at Kellogg, Sinead is responsible for creating innovative ways to engage and unlock the potential of all employees, establishing a culture that will drive agility, develop leaders and empower teams to deliver at their best. Sinead is also Chair of the Women of Kellogg’s diversity network at the Dublin campus and in 2018 was presented with a Gender Champions Award at Planet Woman in recognition of the progress, impact and achievements Kellogg is making in gender diversity.

Throughout her career Sinead has gained extensive experience leading organizational transformations, supporting the Pringles integration when she first joined Kellogg and prior to her current role she worked as European Change Director leading on the deployment of a Global Change Framework to support delivering organizational change initiatives in Europe.

Prior to joining Kellogg, she worked with both Eircom and Diageo where she moved through a number of generalist and specialist roles in Dublin, London and Amsterdam. Sinead has led both global and local teams through large scale restructures, continuous improvement initiatives and team/talent development programs, enabling and coaching senior teams to unlock growth.

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John Deehan, Principal Consultant, Sopra Steria

John Deehan

Principal Consultant, Sopra Steria

John is Consulting Manager in the UK division of Sopra Steria Group, a European leader of digital transformation which provides a comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings, including consulting, systems integration, software development, and business process services. He has over 30 years’ experience leading organisation change in automotive, financial services and construction, and digital industries. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black-Belt, a certified Executive Coach, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and holds a master’s degree in Systems Thinking.

John was responsible for designing and delivering a large-scale cultural change program in the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBSG) business services division of 24,000 staff, following the financial crash of 2008. This involved coaching and mentoring senior leaders to understand their role in leading lean cultural change, providing practical techniques and guidance for sustainable mindset and behavior transformation.

Since leaving RBSG, John has successfully applied systems thinking techniques in the construction industry to help leadership teams to re-write their business plans to ensure benefits are realised. Drawing on his experience of evaluating individuals and teams, together with the discipline of measurement systems analysis, John has led the design and deployment of behavioral assessment and evaluation in major program procurement for over $10B of civil engineering contracts. Working closely with clients, John has been able to significantly advance the efficacy and rigour of behavioral assessment when selecting partner organizations while reducing cost.

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Sherrie Haynie, Director, US Professional Services, CPP

Sherrie Haynie

Director, US Professional Services, CPP

Sherrie Haynie is the Director of US Professional Services for CPP, Inc. leading the company’s US Practitioner Development and Consulting Services efforts. Sherrie has expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, curriculum design and talent management. With a focus on organizational results, Sherrie has worked globally with executives and senior leadership teams to transform workgroups into high-performing teams while solving real-time business challenges.

Sherrie has over 25 years’ experience in leadership and consulting across all industries such as manufacturing, finance, and customer service. In her work, Sherrie has leveraged psychological assessments to assist with the identification of developmental opportunities, talent and organizational needs analysis. She has authored CPP products and practitioner content as well as having presented numerous conference sessions and consulting engagements on leadership development, organizational effectiveness and building cohesive teams.

As part of CPP’s global Professional Services leadership team, Sherrie collaborates with global partners and distributors to ensure standards of quality are met for Certification Program faculty members abroad.

Sherrie is a certified MBTI®, FIRO®, and CPI 260® Practitioner, MBTI Master Practitioner, and faculty member for CPP’s MBTI Certification and FIRO Certification training programs. Her qualifications also include Center for Creative Leadership® 360 Assessment Tools Certified Practitioner, Marshall Goldsmith Executive Coaching Certification as well as holding certifications with Linkage Organizational Development programs. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Kennesaw State University.

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Alice King, Principal Consultant & Occupational Psychologist, OPP

Alice King

Principal Consultant & Occupational Psychologist, OPP

Alice is passionate about coaching and has a wide variety of experience in the coaching space. She works as an executive coach drawing on her training and experience in applied psychology and coaching to support coachees in a variety of industries and levels. Alice is experienced in delivering coach training and has designed and delivered coaching skills training for leaders and managers. Alice has recently delivered an EMCC accredited coach development programme to train internal coaches to become performance coaches. Alice has an EMCC accredited PG Certificate in Executive coaching and a PG Diploma in Psychological coaching. She has also completed an EMCC accredited qualification in coaching supervision to develop her skills and experience in coaching and providing coaching supervision.

Alice has extensive experience in team facilitation, team development and team coaching. She has designed and delivered team events with a range of clients in the public and private sectors and has worked with senior leadership teams. Alice has run events with small and large teams in matrix organizations to support their development and strategic alignment. Alice’s approach to team development is to work with data as it emerges and to encourage the team to reflect and focus on their process throughout the development, seeing development as being an ongoing process for a team. She has delivered events using virtual technology and recently has been working with global clients to address the challenges of virtual team working.

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Marion McGovern, Founder, M Squared Consulting

Marion McGovern

Founder, M Squared Consulting

Marion is a proud member of the Gig Economy and founder and former CEO of M Squared Consulting Inc., a human capital consulting firm with offices throughout California. She has been a CPP Director since 1998 and was recently elected Chair of The Board, having also served as the Audit Chair for the past 6 years. She is also a Director at The Alliance for CEOs, and founder of Collabrus, an independent contractor compliance firm.

Marion is author of Thriving in the Gig Economy (2017) and A New Brand of Expertise (2002) and has appeared as an expert on workplace trends on numerous radio shows, podcasts, conferences and television programs. She is currently on the Board and Business Development Committee of The Front Porch, a California Continuing Care Retirement Community with 14 facilities in the United States ranging from elderly housing to assisted living and dementia care. She a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Gold and the National Association of Corporate Directors. McGovern has a BA from Boston University and an MBA from the Haas Business School at Berkeley.

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Lorraine Mills, Head of Consultancy & Business Psychologist, OPP

Lorraine Mills

Head of Consultancy & Business Psychologist, OPP

Lorraine has delivered coaching directly to leaders and high potentials within a range of clients over the last 15 years. She draws on her personal insights from the world of business, her qualifications and personal toolkit to support her coachees to stretch and unlock new solutions. She has coached a range of individuals from recent MBA graduates on high potential schemes, through teachers, film producers to board level individuals.

Lorraine is Head of Consultancy at OPP, she is a highly experienced consultant who has worked in the area of people development for more than 20 years. She has delivered large scale interventions with a focus on leadership development and increasing employee engagement. For example, bringing about transformation in an energy supplier to gain recognition in the Times Top 100 places to work. She has worked with a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector, both in the UK and abroad.

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Rich Thompson, Senior Director, Research, CPP

Rich Thompson

Senior Director, Research, CPP

Rich leads CPP’s research efforts worldwide and provides strategic input on cross-functional product development. He has extensive experience and a deep understanding of the company’s assessments, having played a key role in the development of the FIRO Business® assessment, the revision of the Strong Interest Inventory and the MBTI® assessment and the CPI 260® Coaching Report for Leaders. His work often spans the organizational and academic divide through collaborative research with Fortune 500 companies and international partners. He regularly presents at conferences of organizations such as the International Testing Commission, the Association of Test Publishers, and the European Association for Work and Organizational Psychology.

Rich has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in management from North Dakota State University, and a master’s degree and PhD in psychology from Texas Tech University, where he worked for the Texas Center for Productivity and Quality of Work Life, developing and analyzing organizational climate surveys as part of large-scale organizational redesigns. Rich also worked for five years in the Organizational Research and Training Laboratory of the Civil Aeromedical Research Institute (CAMI) of the FAA. There, his work focused on the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of organizational surveys, including a biennial agency-wide survey of all employees.

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Mary B. Young, Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board

Mary B. Young

Principal Researcher, Human Capital, The Conference Board

Mary leads The Conference Board’s program of research on digital transformation’s human capital impacts, big data and human capital analytics, data privacy, and strategic workforce planning. She is the author of more than 25 research publications from The Conference Board. Her research on human resource issues has been cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Time, Business Week, and National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.”

Mary received her doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management. She earned a M.Ed. in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University.

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