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Drs. Rob Silzer & Allan Church,
High Potential Leadership Talent
   NYU Wasserman Center
 1/14 6:00PM
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14 Jan

High Potential Leadership Talent
Drs. Rob Silzer & Allan Church
1/14/15 - 6:00 PM

Talent is now considered a strategic asset and competitive advantage in business organizations. A major business challenge is to identify and develop high potential talent for current and future business strategies.

Drs. Rob Silzer & Allan Church will review the state of the field, identify key components of leadership potential and discuss an integrated model – The Leadership Potential Blueprint. They will present recent organizational research on leadership potential. They are leading edge thinkers in identifying and developing leadership potential.

Dr. Rob Silzer is Managing Director of HR Assessment and Development, and a member of the Doctoral Faculty in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York. He has consulted with business executives and managers in over 150 organizations, focusing on executive leadership assessment, selection, coaching and development, high potential talent, talent management, and other strategy driven HR programs. After receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Rob served as Senior Director of Human Resources for Fieldcrest-Cannon and President of Personnel Decisions Inc.- New York before founding his own consulting firm. He has published many professional articles and books, including Strategy-Driven Talent Management (with Ben Dowell, Jossey Bass, 2010). He has served as President of Metro New York Applied Psychology Association and cofounder of the Minnesota Industrial Organizational Psychology Association. Rob is a Fellow of APA, APS, SIOP, and APA Div. 13-Consulting Psychology.

Dr. Allan Church is the Vice President of Organization Development and Executive Assessment & Development. He is responsible for leading the talent development and capability building agenda for PepsiCo’s Global Groups (i.e., Global Beverages, Snacks, and Nutrition), Marketing, Strategy, Operations, Information Systems, and the Corporate functions. In addition, he is responsible at the enterprise level for building executive talent assessment and development capabilities to strengthen the company’s c-suite leadership pipeline. Allan joined PepsiCo in December 2000. Previously he spent nine years as an external OD consultant working for W. Warner Burke Associates and several years at IBM in the Communications Measurement and Research, and Corporate Personnel Research departments. On the side, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and as Chair of the Mayflower Group. Currently he is a Visiting Faculty Scholar at Benedictine University, a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference Board’s Council of Talent Management, and SIOP’s Publications Officer. An active writer, he has authored several books, more than 30 book chapters, and over 125 practitioner and scholarly articles. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He is a Fellow of SIOP, APA, and APS.

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2014-2015 Meeting Dates

Save the following dates for this year's METRO meetings!

Oct. 14, 2014
Seymour Adler
Feb. 12, 2015
Jose Cortina
George Mason University, and current SIOP President
Nov. 11, 2014
Robert T. Hogan
Hogan Assessment Systems
Mar. 26, 2015
Bill Schiemann
Metrus Group, Inc.
Dec. 11, 2014
Sylvia Roch
SUNY Albany
May 14, 2015
Terri Christensen, PhD
Cleveland Clinic
Jan. 14, 2015
Rob Silzer, Baruch College, CUNY
Allan Church, PepsiCo
Jun. 10, 2015
Charles Scherbaum
Baruch College, CUNY

Presenter Slides

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Feb. 2014 - Patrick Hyland
Developing Deeper Insights through Employee Lifecycle Research

Jan. 2014 - Gail Greenstein
Using Innovative Career Tools in a Complex Organization

Dec. 2013 - Peter Coleman
Conflict Intelligence: Essential Leadership Competencies for
Navigating our Complex Dynamic World

Nov. 2013 - Wayne Cascio
Risk Management in HR and Assessment

Oct. 2013 - Gordon Curphy
Why is the Leadership Development Industry Failing (and How to Fix It)?