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ATD-PHL Chapter Member Only Event: Unleashing and Using the Power of Data

  • September 24, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, 200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


  • Free for members (limited number of seats)

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Exclusive ATD-PHL Members Only Event!

Presented by Caliper Data & Qlik 

"Unleashing and Using the Power of Data"

Please join us for our first Members Only event this year. This feature chapter event will provide you with the tools necessary to become a savvy talent development leader by understanding how to collect data, explain it in a meaningful way to other business leaders, and leverage this knowledge to make data driven decisions.

We will spend the morning networking, then move into two different sessions, and break for lunch. You'll have the option to grab lunch and take it with you to-go, or stay, and enjoy your lunch with a facilitated discussion about what we learned in the morning, and how you plan to apply it.

This promises to be an informative and engaging day with *limited space available. We hope you'll be able to join us and save your seat by registering today.

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Session 1:  The Need for Data Literacy and L&D's Role

Presenter: Glen Cermak 

Data is everywhere. Hopefully you are already using data to help drive your L&D strategy. But what happens when you go to show your value to executives, or show gaps in skills or knowledge to managers? 76% of key business decision makers aren't confident in their ability read, work with, analyze, and argue with data. That's a problem. Companies are realizing the need for data literacy – for all of their employees – and it will fall to L&D professionals to implement a successful program. 

In this session we will discuss the urgent need for data literacy that impacts all business functions in all industries. With only 17% of today's workers believing they are data literate, a comprehensive strategy for implementing data literacy is crucial. We will identify the needs within our businesses that would be improved with a better understanding of data – by executives, managers, and front line workers. We will then explore how to develop and implement a data literacy program, how to find resources for such a program, and example success stories. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • What data literacy is and why it is critical to your business
  • How having a data literate workforce can improve your business, including within your own L&D team
  • Best practices for your L&D team to develop and implement a company-wide data literacy program
  • Where to find valuable resources to help with growing data literacy within your company.

Session 2: Leveraging Data for Talent Development Success

Presenters: David Solot, Ph.D. & Stephen Mueller, Ph.D. 

Description: Building upon the knowledge in the morning session, you will learn how to use data to make sound, data-driven business decisions to help become a valued business leader in any organization. Regardless of what your current level of experience is with collecting and analyzing data, you will learn practical ways you can get started and hear how different organizations have used it successfully.

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About our speakers: 

Glen Cermak, Global Director of Corporate Learning and Development

Glenn Cermak is the Global Director of Corporate Learning & Development at Qlik, a leader in the data analytics and business intelligence software market.  Prior to joining Qlik, he led L&D initiatives in several industries, including public education, healthcare, retail, restaurant/service, and banking.  Glenn’s education background includes a Master’s in Educational Leadership, another in Instructional Technology, an MBA, and a graduate program in Business Analytics at the Wharton School. 

David Solot, Ph.D., Director of Application Design

David Solot, Ph.D. is the Director of Application Design for Caliper’s award-winning Caliper Analytics product suite. A part of the Caliper family for more than 15 years, he has previously served as the leader of the Account Consulting group and as a subject-matter expert, delivering on-site client engagements and workshops. His areas of expertise include predictive and people analytics, personality analysis, talent management, organizational development, employee selection, and psychometrics.

Before joining Caliper, Dr. Solot served as the Manager of Information Systems and Operations with the largest electrical service contractor in the southeastern United States, where he developed an information systems and operations strategy to coordinate functioning across 30 locations in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Florida. Prior to that position, he was a therapist with the University of North Carolina’s Psychology Clinic, where he specialized in using psychological testing measures to evaluate adults and children for treatment.

Dr. Solot holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Walden University, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers College, Rutgers University. He is an Ambassador for Walden University and a member of the Rutgers University Big Data Board of Advisors.

Stephen Mueller, Ph.D., Vice President of Talent Metrics

Stephen Mueller serves as Caliper’s Vice President of Talent Metrics. In his role, he leads a team of human capital management (HCM) professionals that are responsible for integrating individual and organizational metrics into insightful data that can be leveraged by clients throughout the employee life cycle. Relying on software as a service (SaaS) applications, he proactively consults with clients to ensure high-quality, reliable data are collected and readily available for clients.

Prior to joining Caliper, Stephen has worked in external/internal consulting, account management, and business development. Throughout his career, he has consulted with domestic and multinational Fortune 500 organizations across the human capital management (HCM) domain. Leveraging experience across employment sectors, client partnerships, individual/organizational metrics, and technology, he has designed, integrated, and deployed highly customized enterprise-wide human capital management solutions.

Stephen earned a doctorate (PhD.) in Industrial Organizational psychology, with an emphasis in quantitative analysis, from the University of Houston and a master’s degree in business (MBA) from the University of St. Thomas. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).       

Please note, there is a limited number of seats available* and you must be a member to attend.

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