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    February Monthly Meeting: Enhancing Strategic Impact thru Neuroscience

    Date: February 23, 2016, 11:30am – 1:30pm
    Holiday Inn, Valley View- Roanoke

    Registration 11:15 a.m. | Networking: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Lunch: Noon
    Program Immediately Following Lunch
    $20 / Members and $25 / Non-Members
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    TOPIC:  “ Enhancing Your Strategic Impact through Neuroscience”

    Presented by: Mr. Kim Ruyle, PhD, Inventive Talent Consulting,

    This presentation will offer an interesting look at how the study of neuroscience and strategic planning work together to facilitate strategic planning initiatives.  Do you find yourself participating in strategic planning for your business? Facilitating strategic planning sessions?  If so, Congratulations – you're a strategic business partner!  

    But how effective is your contribution or your team’s contribution? How do you assure alignment between stakeholders?  Avoid groupthink?  Promote groundbreaking innovation?  Encourage courageous contribution from all participants?  How do you create an environment of threat-free urgency?  

    This 1.5 hour interactive session introduces research findings and explains principles of brain science that address the challenges of strategic planning in a team environment.



    Kim Ruyle is President of Inventive Talent Consulting, a Miami-based firm that provides strategic talent management and organizational development consulting for leading global organizations. He is an Independent Master Associate in Korn Ferry’s Global Associate Network. Kim has 30 years of experience in human resources, organizational development, and general management. Previously, he spent six years with Korn Ferry Leadership and Talent consulting serving as Vice President of Research & Development. At Korn Ferry, Kim led the development of numerous robust talent management tools, assessments, and thought leadership. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Kim was director of learning and development for Siemens Logistics and Automation Systems, where he was responsible for strategic HR practices including succession planning, performance management, and employee development. Previously, Kim managed learning and development processes and technology for Deere & Company, founded and ran a software company, and taught at four universities. Kim has presented at more than 90 national and international conferences, published dozens of articles and book chapters, served on numerous expert panels and editorial boards, and authored or co-authored five books on leadership and talent management. Kim has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute. He previously served on SHRM’s Special Expertise Panels for Organizational Development and for HR Disciplines and ATD’s Executive Committee for Technical & Skills Training Professional Practice Area. Kim has also been certified a Master Human Capital Strategist by the Human Capital Institute and received an Executive Certificate in Applied NeuroLeadership through the NeuroLeadership Institute and Pepperdine University. Kim earned PhD and MS degrees from Oregon State University, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, an MEd from East Texas State University, and a BS degree from Winona State University. His fields of study are business, vocational-technical education, industrial engineering, instructional design, adult education, and instructional technology. Kim’s book, Lessons from a CEO’s Journal: Leading Talent and Innovation, was published in 2014. His latest book, Brains, Teams, and Innovation, will be published in 2016.


    SHRM/HRCI Recertification Credits

    Pre-Approved 1.5 Strategic Business Credits for SPHR & SHRM-SCP





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