Global consulting firm Partners In Leadership showcases two talks in corporate innovation and strategic planning at industry’s international premier event May 19-22.

TEMECULA, Calif., May 17, 2019 – Partners In Leadership LLC, the firm that guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs® and solving Accountability Gaps, announces it is exhibiting and speaking at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2019 International Conference & Exposition in Washington DC, being held May 19-22. This marks the 17th year the organization has taken its accountability and leadership training and its culture process consulting to the event. This year brings two groundbreaking talks that highlight strategic planning, organizational innovation, and keeping up with the speed of change.

Tamar Elkeles, XCOM CHRO, and Marcus Nicolls, Partners In Leadership Senior Partner and Author, present “Workforce and Learning Trends Every CEO Should Know” on Tuesday, May 21st from 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM in Room 201, Convention Center. They discuss the rapidly changing talent landscape and the competition, disruption, technology, and resource constraints that are transforming work and the talent agenda. Attendees discover how to create a talent development strategy that can adapt and evolve with the ever-changing workplace. This is a critical session for leaders to understand their responsibilities and opportunities for adapting and embracing change so they can effectively execute a viable talent strategy.

Elkeles is an experienced Chief Learning Officer (CLO), human resources executive, and thought leader in the talent, learning, and development field. The former CLO of Qualcomm and Chief Talent Executive for Atlantic Bridge, Tamar has authored three books, including The Chief Talent Officer. Nicolls contributes to the strategic direction of Partners In Leadership and guides the development of the company’s curriculum. He is co-author of the leadership book, Fix It: Getting Accountability Right.

Craig Hickman, Futurist and SVP of New Product Development for Partners In Leadership, facilitates the session “Crowdsource Your Company Intelligence” on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM in Room 158, Convention Center. During the session, Hickman discusses how companies create flexible learning environments and systems to close the talent gap, keep up with the speed of change, and focus the organization on the right priorities. The session provides the tools leaders need to bring focus and wisdom to their organization utilizing a crowdsource learning model that rapidly generates personalized micro-content—that people can actually apply at the exact moment they need it.

Hickman is an industry thought leader with vast observational and experiential background. He has authored 17 leadership books, among them such international bestsellers as The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability; Results Revolution: Achieving What Matters Most For Your Team, Your Company, Your Life; The Strategy Game; Fix It: Getting Accountability Right; and The Insiders.

Partners In Leadership’s booth can be found on the Exhibit Floor at booth 2101:

More information on Partners In Leadership at the ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition can be found on their online showroom:

About XCOM

XCOM is leading the leading edge. Founded in 2018 by top luminaries in wireless communications, XCOM is an innovative technology start-up that is inventing transformative wireless technologies. Years of exceptional industry experience combined with a proven track record of success enables XCOM to lead the invention of wireless technologies that are propelling the next mobile revolution. #keepinventing

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About Partners In Leadership

Partners In Leadership guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs®, and solving Accountability Gaps. With our network of experts around the world and #1 award-winning content, our firm helps clients achieve their mission by dramatically boosting employee engagement, inspiring innovation, improving cross-collaboration, developing accountable leaders, blending strategy with culture, and more. Partners In Leadership continues the legacy of pioneering Accountability Training, and innovating cultural transformation.

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