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What’s the Latest? Leadership Perspectives on Recent Successes, Challenges, and Emerging Areas of Focus in Talent Management

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • SunTrust Plaza Gardens Offices, Rooms: Cedars 1 & 2, 303 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


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I-O practitioners are often under great pressure to implement the latest trending Talent Management practices. However, often times, these trends are inconsistent with I-O research, legal guidelines, and historical best practices. This workshop will feature a panel of I-O leaders who will provide an overview of the Talent Management successes and challenges faced at their organization, as well as current priorities. The panelists will discuss the strategies their organizations are using to attract, retain, and develop top talent. In addition, the panelists will review the changing needs and expectations of I-O leaders and the barriers in corporate advancement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current Talent Management priorities, including the implications for I-O training and research.
  • Identify the strategies to create and measure the impact of high-quality, large-scale Talent Management programs.
  • Discuss the challenges faced in regard to attracting, retaining, and developing top talent.
  • Evaluate the changing needs and expectations of Talent Management leaders.
  • Discuss the impact of I-O training on one’s ability to be an effective leader and team member in a corporate Talent Management role.

Intended Audience:

This session is intended for a general audience at a post-graduate level; no specific content knowledge is required.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

This workshop is approved by SIOP and APA to grant 3 CE credit hours (no partial credit is allowed). In order to obtain the CE credits, attendees must:

  • Sign in prior to the workshop and sign out afterwards.
  • Be present for the full 3-hour workshop period.
  • Allow 15 minutes to get from parking or MARTA to meeting room.
  • SIOP will email CE certificates 3-4 weeks after workshop. 

Note: These are SIOP/APA policies and no exceptions are allowed.


Kim Fleming, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Human Capital Strategy and Organization Enablement for SunTrust Banks, a 24,000 employee, $28B Market Cap regional bank headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. She has broad leadership experience across the human capital spectrum—skilled in human capital strategy formulation, succession planning, talent management, performance management, organizational design and effectiveness. In her current role, her team is responsible for leading human capital strategy development, strategic workforce consulting, organizational design and change management, and teammate relations. Under her leadership, the HR organization deployed an HR agile team, which leverages design thinking methodologies to achieve teammate and user centric results. Prior to this role, Dr. Fleming held multiple roles with SunTrust, including Head of Talent Management and Leadership Development, in which she was responsible for working directly with Executive Leadership to build and execute effective talent management and succession strategies. In this role, she also led executive and leadership development, performance management and career strategies for the firm. Before joining SunTrust, Dr. Fleming led Corporate Organization and Leadership Development for Express Scripts Inc. a pharmacy benefit management organization. Her experience also includes organization and leadership development at Ameren, a mid-western based utility based in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Fleming holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Organization Psychology from Saint Louis University. She has served on the Executive Committee for the Conference Board’s Talent Management Council, and serves locally in her community through multiple service organizations.

Joe Garcia, PhD, is the Sr. Director of Talent Management at The Home Depot. In this capacity, he is responsible for Organizational Effectiveness (selection, engagement, analytics), Talent Planning, Performance Management and Organizational Development. Dr. Garcia has over 26 years of business experience in retail, medical equipment, life science, and management consulting. Dr. Garcia has extensive international experience. He has consulted with multinationals in Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean and has led major selection and organization development projects in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil. He is fluent in Spanish and English. Dr. Garcia is a frequent presenter at national conferences speaking about his work in the areas of selection and talent development. Dr. Garcia holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Miami. He conducted his doctoral studies at the University of Miami and the Fielding Institute, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in human and organizational development.

Malcolm Gabriel, MA MBA, is the former Director of Global Talent Management at Novelis, a $10B leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum, comprising 10,000 employees across 10 countries. In this role, he is responsible for leading talent management (e.g., potential assessments, reviews, succession planning, assessment and development centers) and organization development (e.g., culture and engagement; as well as supporting diversity & inclusion) globally. Mr. Gabriel’s breadth of experience in talent and human resources spans 22 years across multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, automotive, telecommunications, food processing, and financial services. Having spent the bulk of his career inside the business in HR leadership roles, he has been instrumental in leading change and transformation efforts in organizations. Now in a global talent specialization role, Mr. Gabriel’s strategic focus is in realizing the business value of talent management and organizational effectiveness systems through robust change management for bottom line impact. Malcolm holds a Master’s in Industrial & Organization Psychology from the University of South Africa and a Master’s in Business Administration from Athabasca University in Canada. Malcolm lived and worked in South Africa, Canada and the U.S.

Brooke Orr, MA, is the Global Director of Talent Strategy at The Coca-Cola Company. In her current role, she has global governance and responsibility for succession planning, talent reviews and segmentation, and the global assessment strategy. In her previous role at Coca-Cola, she led talent practice disruption and innovation, redesigning the global approach to performance management, talent segmentation, high potential assessment and development, refreshed interview approach, and more. Prior to Coca-Cola, Brooke worked in talent management consulting, across firms including Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte and KPMG, where she supported clients across industries and countries. Brooke holds a B.A. in psychology and advertising from Syracuse University and a M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from George Mason University.

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