Workforce Optimization: Bringing Out the Best in People with Margaret Graziano

  • 15 Aug 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
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Workforce Optimization: 

Bringing Out the Best in People


Margaret Graziano

Aligned + Optimized = Engaged


Aligned and optimized employees are engaged employees, and this alignment and engagement occurs when your workforce is enrolled into the company's mission, vision, and values.

...but the big questions are always "How do I maximize the return on my people investment?"

We've all heard that people are our competitive advantage in the workplace. What we don't know is how to maximize and measure that competitive advantage. It begins with taking a holistic view of your talent program, assessing what strategies you’re using that are working, where the gaps are, and what you need to do differently.

In today’s workforce, baby boomers are preparing to go off the demographic cliff and they need work re-defined in a manner that allows them to make money, contribute, and experience life outside of the office. New generations are being ushered in. The “Echo Boom” Millennials want to know the benefits and advantages of working for your company. They’ll need to see a pathway, experience milestones and be acknowledged for success to keep them engaged.

If you want optimized and aligned employees, it's crucial that you define and communicate performance metrics. You actually escalate ramp-up time and decrease learning curves when people know what "right" looks like, and when they have a clear understanding of what successful performance is in their job and with your company. By tailoring your training towards these ends, your employees will be better equipped to sell, serve, innovate, develop products, or do whatever they do better and faster.

    In this session, led by KeenAlignment’s Chief Talent Strategist, Margaret Graziano, you learn how to develop holistic workforce solutions that unleash the human potential within your organization.

    Objectives: In this session, You Will...

    • Ensure each and every role serves a purpose aligned with your business strategy
    • Hire in alignment with the core values of your organization
    • Value and appreciate employees for their unique contribution
    • Determine your workforce strengths and gaps
    • Create training solutions that bridge the gap in service delivery, product development, people readiness, core competencies and values-based behaviors
    • Onboard, utilize and develop the right people for your workforce, so that you realize a return, sooner than later, on your staffing investment

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    You're invited. Join us! Bring a friend!


    About the Presenters:

    Margaret Graziano

    CEO, KeenAlignmentis a leading talent management expert, keynote speaker, and author of The Wealth of Talent with over 20 years of real-world, hands-on experience in hiring strategy and talent development. She brings neuroscience to hiring, learning and development, and employee engagement. A pioneer in her field, she has developed a talent strategy system that gives business leaders the actionable steps they need to align their corporate strategy with their people strategy and thereby maximize employee effectiveness and engagement and develop high-performing teams who consistently elevate the customer experience.

    A Certified Co-Active Executive Coach, Certified Employee Retention Specialist and Trainer, and an Organizational Development and Talent Architect, Magi has been a guest speaker at conferences and seminars where she’s captivated audiences with her presentations on Conscious Hiring, Leadership Effectiveness, and Workforce Optimization.

    Talent Strategy Architect - partner with executives of growing organizations to facilitate, deliver and roll out talent transformation programs.

    Executive Coach - Certified Co-Active Coach a resource for the emergence and embodiment of authentic leadership among executives within growing enterprises, facilitating leadership team workshops and strategy sessions, training leaders on optimizing the talent in themselves and in the people in their workforce.

    Learning and Development - solution architect and program management for holistic corporate educational training. Program delivery of talent transformation, training technology, curriculum development and launch of learning modules for high potential, emerging managers and outward facing employees.     


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    Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

    The Price Includes Your Meal

    • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $28
      Guest / Non Member Rate: $35
    • Student Rate: $25
      (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

    Typical Monthly Meeting


    • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
    • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
    • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
    • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

    Professional opportunities are usually 

    mentioned during the meeting


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