Speaker: Wendy Ruona, Ph.D UGA Associate Professor
Dr. Wendy Ruona, is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development (HRD) at The University of Georgia. Her work during the past 20 years has been devoted to developing
(1) aligned organizational systems that are poised to achieve strategy, foster optimal organizational effectiveness, and be amazing places for employees to work and
(2) the leaders needed to enable that. The key areas that she’s worked in include: strategic planning, alignment, and implementation in organizations, the system that support performance, talent management, organization development and change, and building the HRD profession.
Dr. Ruona has published over 50 articles, chapters, and papers and receives numerous awards recognizing her scholarship and services. In February 2016, Dr. Ruona will become President of the Academy of Human Resource Development (www.ahrd.org.).
Topic: HR Strategic Development
For over 15 years leading experts have rallied for HR to be a strategic partner in organizations. And yet that strategic “seat at the table” continues to elude many. This session will interrogate the ideas of what constitutes strategic HR and attempt to move beyond the generalities often discussed to instead offer a specific way that HR can contribute to implementing organizational strategy. In this session, we’ll learn that strategic HR develops a clear path between the organizational strategy and its realization by proactively and constructively aligning, managing, and developing talent to achieve organizational strategy and sustainable success.