DisruptHR Buffalo 1.0 Speakers Announced!


DisruptHR Buffalo (New York, USA) will be held on October 5, 2016 at d!g in the Innovation Center, and we’re excited to announce an awesome lineup of speakers for their first DisruptHR event!

DisruptHR Buffalo 1.0 Speakers

NICHOLAS LARCH / @Larch_N – Human Resources Manager & Corporate Counsel at ShopAtHome.com will share that even though we’re already talking about getting rid of managers, we don’t have to be leaderless at work – “Leaderless, And Not: Holacracy In Human Resources”

RITA MARKLE – Chief Learning Officer at Performance Management Partners will discuss how to determine if a poor hire has made, how to admit if that is true, and cut your losses – “To Coach, Or To Can?”

TWYLA HARDY – from Clarus Linen Systems will share personality traits that you (or your colleagues) may have in common with some of the famous Kardashians/Jenners – “What’s Your Kardashian/Jenner Personality Type?”

ERICA SWIATEK – Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer, Founder at Innovate Faster will discuss how companies can utilize play to improve talent through enhanced learning, innovation through exploration, increase problem solving, and enhance community – “Why You Should Hire Players”

JEFFREY JOLTON / @JAJolt – Director, Workforce Analytics at PwC will share how can we create and sustain consistency and follow up on employee survey action plans when managers have so much competing for their attention – “Survey Action Plans: Nudging Away From “Magical Solutions” To Continuous Action”

AMY PEARL / @Amy_A_Pearl – President & Chief Optimizer at RV Rhodes will share why engagement models are flawed, why employee surveys don’t work, and what’s on the horizon to create a workplace people love – “Engagement Is Dead”

KYLE BADGER – Human Resources Generalist at Rich Products Corporation will explain why the entire concept of Millennials is stereotypical, unscientific, and does a disservice to the group it’s representing – “The Myth Of The Millennials”

ANTHONY BILLONI / @ABCre8 – Director of Tobacco Free WNY will share how he empowered his team and now uses his time designing and leading innovative ways to execute the organization’s strategy  – “Empower Or Die!”

ROGER FIRESTEIN / @FiresteinRoger – Senior Faculty at International Center for Studies in Creativity — SUNY Buffalo State will share how to be DELIBERATELY creative so that you can create fresh ideas on demand, instead of waiting for inspiration to happen – “Never Run Out Of New Ideas”

PAM NICASTRO / @PamNicastro – Human Resources Executive will talk about – “Mysterious Talent Shortage: What Are We Missing?”

ERIN JOHNSON / @ErinKJohnson – Vice President of Human Resources at Synacor will talk about the HR mindset, and what we can all do to re-engineer our profession, our approach to solving business problems, and identify a new way of operating – “HR Underdog”

JEFF WACH / @JeffWach – President of EGW Associates, Inc will encourage everyone to – “HIRE BETTER: Add KPIs To Your KSAs”

Congratulations to DisruptHR Buffalo organizers Holly Nowak / @HollyMNow (President of HMN Resources LLC), Ginine Capozzi / @KnowledgeForce1 (Owner of KnowledgeForce Consulting), and Maggie Shea / @MaggieStaffBuff (Managing Partner at StaffBuffalo LLC) on selecting such a great group of speakers!

Thanks To DisruptHR Buffalo 1.0 Sponsors

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