Training and Development Leadership Panel
Matt Hirst - Sr. Director, OD, Talent Management, Learning with Gamestop
Senior talent leader and organizational psychologist with a consistent record of growing organizational capability and results through mid- to senior-level leadership roles in organizational development, operations management, human resource development and administration, corporate education, internal communications and branding, and associate relations.
Angie Sanders, CPLP – Sr. Manager at Southwest Airlines University
Training and Development Manager with an expertise and passion for motivating training teams to excellence. Extensive experience in development, delivery and management of training curricula. Ability to identify and champion change to resolve issues impeding organizational progress and performance.
With over 15 years of Human Resource experience in warehousing, distribution, commercial real estate, higher education and non-profits, I have a passion for assisting small organizations with their HR needs.
Wendi Walker-Schmidt – Director, Engagement Solutions-Learning with Inspirus
Wendi Walker-Schmidt serves as Director of Engagement Solutions-Learning for Inspirus in Ft. Worth, TX. For over twenty years she has been responsible for all stages of the learning and development cycle including design, delivery, and evaluation.
As a key leader, she develops strategic learning and development programs, while and managing day-to-day training activities for client organizations. Wendi conceptualizes creative learning and execution solutions and leads projects through to successful completion.
Danyelle Williams-Ackall, SPHR – Instructor, TCU Neely School of Business
My real focus is on adult education whether on the job or in the classroom. I firmly believe most employment issues can be resolved with training and education of the management team AND the workforce. As an experienced trainer and educator I strive to not only educate, but to instill enthusiasm and energy into the subject matter I am teaching.
Dr. Will Powers - Professor Emeritus
Dr. Powers spent the last 17 of his 45 years in academia at TCU where he served in various capacities, including Chair of the Dept. of Communication Studies and Associate Dean of the College of Communication. He has published over 200 books & articles.
Dr. Powers is currently President and Founder of Concept Keys, Inc. His Key Learning Application System has provided many Trainers and Teachers with a tool to minimize the misunderstandings and maximize the productive outcomes of their trainees and students by leveraging the power of micro learning.
6:00pm-7:00pm Networking and One-on-One with Panel Experts
7:00pm - 8:00pm Panel (This will be a Q&A style panel)
Light appetizers will be served
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