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Future-Proofing Your Organization With Talent-First Strategy

Wednesday, October 30 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Calgary

Organizations say they hire the best, and yet study after study shows that significant number
(maybe more than 70%) of employees are disengaged at work. Why? Might be that the
traditional way organizations are structured and operate is no longer right for the times. “Talent
first” isn’t just about hiring the right people, it’s about changing organizational structure and
leadership in ways that allow people to thrive while creating exceptional value for your

About the Speaker:
Jeff Griffiths is a Certified Management Consultant who specializes in strategic workforce and
organizational development and the impact they have on workplace performance. Since 1988,
he has been focused on driving operational excellence through developing competent

Jeff’s first career was in the Canadian military, and he learned an invaluable lesson there: if you look after the troops, they’ll look after you. With that in mind, he co-founded Griffiths Sheppard
Consulting Group in 2002 on a simple premise: that the people who make money for
companies aren’t in the boardroom; they’re “out there”, adding value for customers.

Griffiths Sheppard Consulting Group is all about finding practical solutions to skills gaps. With rapid and ongoing shifts to the world of work due to emerging and exponential technologies, the need to address re-skilling and upskilling the workforce on a continual basis has never been higher. Jeff is convinced that creating truly competency-based organizations is the key to competitiveness.

Lately, Jeff has been involved in active research on micro-credentials, digital badging, and
modular/stackable credentials, as well as their application to developing vertical talent streams
– all in an effort to help companies compete in a complex and rapidly changing world.

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