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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Leadership Series Program - Creating Vision and Thinking Strategically

Start Date: 4/12/2018 8:00 AM EST
End Date: 4/12/2018 10:00 AM EST

Venue Name: Valo Park (Formerly Gannett/Tegna)

7950 Jones Branch Drive
Conference Center B/C
McLean, VA  United States  22102

Organization Name: HR Alliance DC

Amy Steinbicker
Phone: 703-433-9576

Join us for our first Leadership Series program of the year!  This event will be hosted at Valo Park (formerly Gannett/Tegna), 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102

The hallmark of great leadership is the ability to create a compelling vision to inspire and motivate others. Successful leaders think two moves ahead, are mindful of significant trends that will impact business outcomes, and adapt and adjust plans based on anticipated changes. Future orientation can be a challenge for HR leaders mired in tactical challenges yet it is essential to be considered a credible business leader.

This highly interactive and experiential session guides HR leaders though a process to create a vison for their department that can be used to set strategy that aligns HR focus with the direction of the entire organization. A sample of strategic thinking tools will be sued to build the strategies needed to support an HR vision.

Program Objectives:

  • Create the HR vision
  • Identify ways to gather trends and forecasts
  • Determine ways to translate the HR vision into a robust set of strategies
  • Create the beginning of an HR strategic plan

Speaker: Alice Waagen, PhD

Alice Waagen, PhD is president of Workforce Learning LLC, a management consulting company that provides business leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to build organizations that are productive and healthy. Dr. Waagen is passionate about helping her corporate clients and the missions that they serve.  She strives to make every engagement produce tangible value by helping business executives discover better, faster and more efficient ways to lead their workforces to business success.

Prior to founding Workforce Learning, Alice served in leadership positions for Amtrak in Washington DC and for Freddie Mac in McLean VA.  In both of those organizations, Alice created and implemented workplace development programs that served her internal clients from front-line supervision to the executive suite.

Dr. Waagen’s clients are Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations, trade associations and government agencies in the Washington, DC area. Her specialty does not lie in a particular industry, but in her expertise in knowing what behaviors and actions yield success for business leaders, managers and teams. Dr. Waagen’s common sense approach to solving managerial and leadership challenges can be found in her weekly column in the American Cities Business Journal ( )

Alice earned a PhD in education from the Pennsylvania State University.  She is certified in the DiSC Interpersonal Behavior Assessment and in MHS EQi Inventory. Giving back to the community is also important to Alice.  She serves on the Board of the Northern Virginia Employer Advisory Committee (NVEAC) and also is a videoconference instructor for the Smithsonian American Art Museum Artful Connections Program.

Cost: Includes registration and full breakfast.
Members $75
Organizational Substitutes $75 (Please email for the promo code)
Non-Members, Guests, Public $125

Professional Development:
This program will be submitted to HRCI for 1.5 Business recertification credits for aPHRTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM designations.  It will also be submitted to SHRM for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM and the SHRM-SCPSM certifications.